Come and meet the Hairy Hugster gang.
Spingle, Stu, Bob, Mo and Flo are all quick and easy to knit using basic stitches and shaping.
All 5 felt mini monsters live together in a happy muddle. Whatever happens they know a hug and a cuddle will make everything feel ok!
These cute little monster designs are knitted in pure, hand wash wool and then transformed by an exciting ride in your washing machine into soft strong felted toys. (Please do be aware that these are felted and so need to be knitted in a hand wash only wool yarn)
My clear and detailed pattern shows you how to make all 5 characters in 7 pages of fully illustrated instructions which guide you step by step, through knitting, sewing up, felting and creating the hair and faces of all the hairy hugsters.
I guide you every step of the way so you can easily create your own felted monster companions.
Felted size 12cm cm / 5” tall
Basic skills needed for this design. k=knit p=purl kfb - make a stitch by knitting into the front and then into the back of one stitch. k2tog - Knit the next 2 stitches together st st = k 1 row, p 1 row. Makes 2 rows
- Illustrated knitting pattern , *Suitable for beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Each hugster takes 50m/50g - 1 ball of rico creative filz , , *Alternatively - Lana Grossa Feltro, Twilleys Freedom Wool, Cascade 220- held double , , *If using a substitute yarn your project may felt to a different size. , , *You will also need approx 35 g (a handful) of toy stuffing. , *2 buttons , *1m embroidery thread
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk