Monsters Inc Mike Inspired Easter Egg Cosy

About this pattern:


Inspired by the Monsters Inc character, Mike, this pattern details how to create an adorable egg cosy. Whether for an Easter egg hunt, a gift or a cute way to hide a chocolate stash, it won’t fail to bring a smile to any Disney Pixar fan.
The pattern is designed to accommodate a Kinder Surprise as a familiar reference for size and shape, but can be used to hide whatever you can fit! After Easter, it could easily be stuffed and stitched for a permanent toy.

Materials:

  • DK Yarn (Green, white, black, blue)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch markers and pins
  • Yarn needle
  • Felt (Scraps of black and white)

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sc = Single crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
Sc2tog = single crochet decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern

Measurements:

The completed piece measures approx. 8 cm and is designed to fit a large egg (chocolate or otherwise).

Pattern Notes:

Stitches are written in standard US terms. The main body and head piece are written as rows worked in the round with a slip stitch to join – this is to create the level join between the two pieces so they sit neatly on top of each other. The rest of the pieces are worked in continuous rounds to create a more rounded look (a stitch marker may be useful to keep track). To limit confusion, joins will be listed in the text where required.

Let’s Get Started!

MAIN BODY

Using green yarn, working in rows in the round.
NB. Slip stitch to join and chain 1 at the end of each round.

Lower Body
Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5 : sc in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 7 : sc in each stitch around. (30)
Rnd 8 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (36)
Rnd 9 – 10 : sc in each stitch around. (36)
Rnd 11 : *sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 12 : sc in each stitch around. Slip st to join, fasten off. (30)

Upper Body
Rnd 1 : Stitch 4sc into a magic ring. (4)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (8)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 4 times. (12)
Rnd 4 : sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 5 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6 : sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 7 – 8 : sc in each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 9 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 4 times. (28)
Rnd 10 : sc in each stitch around. (28)
Rnd 11 : *sc in next 13 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 2 times. (30)
Rnd 12 – 14 : sc in each stitch around. Slip st to join, chain 1. (30)
Fasten off on last Rnd.

Weave in the ends for both body pieces as they will not be required for assembly later.

ARMS (Make 2)
Using green yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Stitch 5sc into a magic ring. (5)
Rnd 2-9 : sc in each stitch around. (5)

Fasten off leaving a tail for joining.

EARS/Horns (Make 2)
Using white yarn, working in continuous rounds:

Rnd 1 : Stitch 4sc into a magic ring. (4)
Rnd 2 : sc in each stitch around (4)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat twice. (6)
Rnd 4 : sc in each stitch around. (6)

Fasten off leaving a tail for joining.

EYE
Using black yarn, working in rows in the round:
NB : Slip stitch to join and chain one at the end of each row to prevent the colours jumping between rounds.

Rnd 1 : Stitch 4sc into a magic ring. (4)
Switch to blue yarn
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (8)
Switch to white yarn
Rnd 3 : 2sc in each stitch around. (16)
Slip st to join at the end of Rnd 3 and fasten off.

To give him a suitably cheeky grin, I used scraps of black and white felt and cut them to shape for the mouth.

ASSEMBLY

Now that all the pieces have been created, the overall egg cosy can be constructed.

Align the upper and lower body pieces with the upper piece directly on top. Ensure the seams are matching. This will be the back of the cosy.

Attach the eye to the front, centre of the upper body using a yarn needle (or even a glue gun if you have). Using pins, fix the horns to the head. Take a little time as the positioning can really change the look. Once you are happy, attach. In the pictures they are attached between Rnd 3 and 4.

Attach the arms to the upper body, on either side roughly in line with the horns. Attach the felt mouth pieces to the lower body right along the upper edge (again, remembering to keep the seam at the very back).

All that’s left is to fill him up!

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. You can find more egg cosy patterns and more on our site http://www.ninjacatcrafts.home.blog.

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©2019 Ninja Cat Crafts. This pattern is the property of Ninja Cat Crafts. The written pattern and images are for personal use only and not for sale or redistribution. Items made based on this pattern may be sol, but with clear credit to Ninja Cat Crafts,

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