Halloween is creeping up on us and there are so many fun monster-themed things to make! I wanted to get in on the fun and design a few monstrously cute little plushies this year, so I made a Frankenstein plushie! Frank here, despite his scars and green skin, is a really nice guy. He gets a bad rep for being Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, but all he really wants is a family. So today, let’s make him part of ours 🙂
Crochet Frankenstein Plushie
- 3.50mm crochet hook
- DK/light worsted weight yarn in black, green, dark gray and a little bit of light gray
- Polyfil stuffing – I get this GIANT box of it!
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- Safety eyes – I love this set with loads of options
- Black embroidery thread
This Frankenstein plushie will mostly be made in one piece, starting from the bottom. You can also get a PDF copy of this pattern here.
Arms (make 2):
1. With green yarn, create a magic loop and SC 4 into the loop. Pull the loop closed and place a marker to mark the beginning of the round (4).
2. Work 2 SC into each space to increase (4).
3. SC 1 for one round.
4. Switch to the dark gray and SC for 13 rounds. Bind off.
Add stuffing to both arms, but do not add too much near the tops otherwise the arms will be stiff at the shoulders.
Legs (make 2):
1. With black yarn, create a magic loop and SC 5 into the loop. Pull the loop closed and place a marker to mark the beginning of the round (5).
2. Work 2 SC into each space to increase (10).
3-16. Work in SC for 14 rounds, then bind off the first leg. Repeat for the second leg, but do not bind off.
Start to add some stuffing to both legs.
17. On the second leg, chain 4, then attach to the first leg with a SC. SC all the way around Leg 1 (10 SC), SC 4 along the chain, SC 5 around Leg 2. Mark this as the new start of the rounds.
18. SC around for 5 rounds to make the pants (28).
Switch to the dark gray for the shirt.
1-14. SC around for 14 rounds (28). Add stuffing to the body.
15. Place the arms on either side of the body (use stitch markers to help hold them in place, and SC 4 from the arm, skip the corresponding 4 stitches on the body, SC along the body to the other arm, SC 4 from the body, and SC around to the end of the round. You can sew the undersides of the arms now later.
16. SC2together all the way around to decrease for the shoulders (14).
Now, switch to the green yarn for the head.
1-2. SC around for 2 rounds in green.
3. *SC 1, increase in the next space*, and repeat from * to * all the way around (21).
4-12. SC around for 8 more rounds. Here, you can decide on the placement of the safety eyes and attach them. Make sure they are on the same row so that they’re even and secure the back firmly.
13. Switch to the black yarn and SC for 1 round. Finish adding the stuffing to the Frankenstein plushie.
14. *SC 1, SC2tog* all the way around the head (14).
15. SC2tog all the way around (7).
16. SC 1 round evenly (7) and trim the yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the end of that yarn through a tapestry needle and bring that yarn under the front loops of the remaining 7 stitches. Pull to close the top of the head. Finally, secure the yarn, weave in any loose ends and trim the excess.
Bolts (make 2):
To make the bolts for Frankenstein’s head, create a magic loop with light gray yarn and work 4 SC into it. Pull the loop closed and SC around for one round. Bind off, making sure to leave long tails to sew the bolts onto the head.
Align the bolts on either side of the head, in line with the eyes, and use the tails to sew each bolt on. Weave the excess into the head and trim the yarn.
Frankenstein is a monster that was stitched together, so now add on some stitches. Use the black embroidery thread and a tapestry needle to add a few simple stitches and a mouth to finish off your Frankenstein Plushie!
And you are done! How cool did he turn out?? I love the way the black stitches of the hair naturally make the little points of Frankie’s hair. I did want to give him two different eye colors, but I didn’t want to have a mismatched pair left over so if you have extras or spares, that would be a cool way to add more of monster-y feel to your plushie. You can also get a PDF copy of this pattern in the Etsy shop if you want to print it out and have a nice polished copy to keep.
I hope you guys liked this! Let me know which monster I should do next. I’ve already done a black cat plushie and I’m working a witch right now. If you want to see when they go up in the shop and whenever I have new, free patterns available, be sure to use the box down below to sign up for the newsletter.
See you all soon 🙂