I’ve headed straight for the hands and arms this week. The idea was to avoid getting stressed out over the feet design, because I thought that’s what would happen. This week’s hands and arms actually helped me figure out what I am going to do with the feet, so I’m pretty happy about the decision. These worked up pretty quick. I’m loving how they turned out.
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We are changing yarn this week. You are using your second color (the 110 yds. bit) for today’s work.
Some notes: DO NOT ch 1 or tn or sl st unless the pattern tells you to. Crochet stitch abbreviations can be found at the end of the post.
Hands and arms (make 2)
- Working in the round… ch 6, tn
- Round 1: sc 2nd st from the hook, sc next 4 sts, working in the backside of the chain (picture Q), (sc, ch 4, tn, sc 2nd st from the hook, sc next 2 sts on ch, sl st) next 2 st spaces (picture R), sc next st space, (sc, ch 4, tn, sc 2nd st from the hook, sc next 2 sts on ch, sl st) next 2 st spaces – 10 sc, 4 fingers, 4 sl st
- Round 2: sc next 5 sts, sc next 2 sc sts folding fingers over (picture S) so they are out of the way, sc next st, sc next 2 sc sts folding fingers over – 10 sc
- Round 3: (mark 1st st) sc each st around (picture T) – 10 sc
- Rounds 4-12: repeat last round (9 times) – 10 sc
- Round 13: (2 sc next st, sc next st), repeat 4 times – 15 sc
- Round 14: sc each st around – 15 sc
- Rounds 15-17: repeat last round (3 times) – 15 sc
- Round 18: 2 sc each st around – 30 sc
- Round 19: sc each st around – 30 sc
- Round 20: [(sl st, ch 3, sl st) next st, sc next st], repeat 14 times – 15 sc, 15 picots
- sl st 1st st, F.O. leaving a long enough tail to sew the arm onto the monster (don’t do that yet… next week)
Thank you for crocheting along with me this week. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment below. I’ll be sure to answer you as soon as I can.
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- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- tn – turn
- st(s) – stitch(s)
- [BL] – back loop
- [FL] – front loop