Thursday, June 11, 2015

Minecraft Creeper Pattern

When I signed up to sit my Potions OWL (in the Harry Potter challenge), I was told to add a little something extra on to make it a 3-month project.

I decided to add a Minecraft creeper, and bonus:  I get to share my pattern with all of you!  Check this bad boy out:

Yes, that is literally his size next to my car.

This creeper stands at 21" tall, and is made to scale with my Minecraft people plushies, and the one enderman plushie:

The enderman is 44" tall, and his pattern is coming in a future post.

Minecraft Creeper

Supplies
  • 600 yards of green/green varigated (I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn: Sagey Tweed)
  • 20 yards of black yarn
  • 2.5 lbs. approx. of fiberfill
  • 4.0mm (G) hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
Instructions

A creeper has six body parts: four (4) feet, one (1) body, and one (1) head.  Each body part will be worked as two (2) panels.  They will then be seamed together using single crochet.

(I am going to apologize in advance for not having pictures available at this time.)

Feet (Panel 1)  Make four (4).

With green yarn, chain 13.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc across in each st. (12 sc)

Rows 2-18: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Row 19:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across (12).  (This is a faux seam.)

Rows 20-30: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Row 31: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (12)

Rows 32-48: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Cut yarn and knot off.


Feet (Panel 2)  Make four (4).

With green yarn, chain 13.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc across in each st. (12 sc)

Row 2-18: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Row 19:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across in first 11 sc.  

Note:  You will change color to black on stitch 12.  With green, begin the final sc by inserting hook into BLO, yarn over, pull loop through.  Take black yarn and yarn over, pull through to complete stitch 12.  The tails of your yarn should be on the side of the panel without ridged faux seams.

Cut green yarn, leaving a 1-1.5" tail.  Continue with black yarn.

Rows 20-30: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Row 31: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (12)

Rows 32-36: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Note: You will change color to green on the last stitch of Row 36.  With black, begin the final sc by inserting hook as normal.  Yarn over, pull loop through.  Take green yarn and yarn over, pull through to complete stitch 12.  The tails of your yarn should be on the same side of the panel as the other tails (the side without ridged faux seams).

Cut black yarn, leaving a 1-1.5" tail.  Continue with green yarn.

Rows 37-48: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Do not cut yarn.  Tie your color change tails together on the wrong side.

Time to seam!  Pull final loop larger and remove hook in order to practice lining up the panels.  Take one foot panel of each (Panel 1 and Panel 2) and fit them around each other to make a box.  If you're having trouble envisioning what I mean do the following:

Lay your Panel 2 horizontally, wrong side up (your tails and knots will show).

Lay your Panel 1 vertically, right side up on top of Panel 2.   (Yes, they will be a plus sign.)

The two smaller, square center portions of each panel should be on top of each other.  This is the top and bottom of the foot.  The longer portions of the panels are the sides of the foot.

Fold Panel 2's sides up and pin them to Panel 1, if desired.  Fold Panel 1's sides down and pin them to Panel 2, if desired.  Now you should have a box shape.

Place your hook back into your final loop, and crochet through both panels with single crochet.  This very long seam will close up the entire foot.

Note:  You may choose to sc an extra stitch at the corners to make them more defined.  I've done it both ways, and have no preference.

Be careful not to seam the last seam closed before stuffing the foot.  

Stuff the foot firmly (remember, the creeper has to stand on it), and finish sc'ing the last seam.  When stuffing, make sure to poke stuffing into each corner to give it a boxy shape.  Cut yarn and weave in end securely with yarn needle.


Body (Panel 1) Make one (1).

With green, chain 25.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc across in each st. (24)

Rows 2-36: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (24)

Row 37:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (24)

Rows 38-48: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across (24).

Row 49:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (24)

Rows 50-84:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (24)

Cut yarn and knot off.


Body (Panel 2) Make one (1).

With green, chain 13.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc across in each st. (12)

Rows 2-36:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Row 37:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (12)

Rows 38-60:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12)

Row 61:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (12)

Rows 62-96: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (12).

Do not cut yarn.  

Time to seam again. Pull final loop larger and remove hook in order to practice lining up the panels.  Take each and fit them around each other to make a box, as described above at the end of the foot section.


Crochet through both panels with single crochet.  This very long seam will close up the entire chest.

Note:  You may choose to sc an extra stitch at the corners to make them more defined.  I've done it both ways, and have no preference.

Remember not to seam the last seam closed before stuffing the chest.  

Stuff the chest firmly (it needs to be able to support the head), and finish sc'ing the last seam.  Cut yarn and weave in end securely with yarn needle.


Head (Panel 1) Make one (1).

With green, chain 25.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc across in each st. (24)

Rows 2-24:  Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (24)

Row 25:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (24)

Rows 26-48:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (24)

Row 49:  Ch 1 turn.  Sc in BLO across (24)

Rows 50-72:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (24)

Cut yarn and knot off.


Head (Panel 2)  Make one (1).

With green, chain 25.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc across in each st. (24)

Rows 2-24:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (24)

Row 25:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (24)

Rows 26-48: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (24)

Row 49:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in BLO across. (24)

Rows 50-54: Ch 1, turn.  Sc across. (24)

Now begins the face detail with black.  You will use the color change method above to change colors.  I will describe how it is done the first few times, but when CC (color change) is noted, it is always going to be the same process of finishing the final SC with the new color.

Rows 55-60:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in first 2 st.  CC at the end of the 3rd st.

Note:  You will change color to black on stitch 3.  With green, begin the 3rd sc by inserting hook into stitch, yarn over, pull loop through.  Take black yarn and yarn over, pull through to complete stitch 3.  The tails of your yarn should be on the side of the panel without ridged faux seams.

Rows 55-60 (continued):  Continue with black for the next 5 st.  CC to green at the end of the 6th st. Continue with green for the next 5 st, CC to black at the end of the 6th st.
Continue with black for the next 5 st, CC to green at the end of the 6th st.
Continue with green for the next 3 st.  (24)

You have just done the creeper's eyes.

Rows 61-63:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in first 8 st; CC at the end of the 9th st.
Continue with black for the next 5 st; CC to green at the end of the 6th st.
Continue with green for the next 9 st.  (24)

Rows 64-69:  Ch 1, turn. Sc in first 5 st; CC at the end of the 6th st.
Continue with black for the next 11 st; CC to green at the end of the 12th st.
Continue with green for the next 6 st. (24)

Rows 70-72:  Ch 1, turn.  Sc in first 5 st; CC at the end of the 6th st.
Continue with black for the next 2 st; CC to green at the end of the 3rd st.
Continue with green for the next 5 st; CC to black at the end of the 6th st.
Continue with black for the next 2 st; CC to green at the end of the 3rd st.
Continue with green for the next 6 st. (24)

Note:  Make sure to tie off any loose yarn ends so that the face will not unravel.

Time to seam!  Pull final loop larger and remove hook in order to line up the panels.  Take both panels and fit them around each other to make a box.

Place your hook back into your final loop, and crochet through both panels with single crochet.

Stuff the head, remembering to pack the corners well for a well-defined box shape, and finish sc'ing the last seam.  Cut yarn and weave in end securely with yarn needle.


Attaching the Limbs

Back Feet:  Arrange two feet side-by-side and sew the top front seam to the bottom rear seam of the chest.  His little black "toes" will be facing forward, almost beneath the chest.  Knot yarn and weave in ends securely.

Note:  I usually cut a 24" piece of green yarn and sew all the way across both feet, since they are side-by-side.

Front Feet:  Take the other two feet and sew the top rear seam to the bottom front seam of the chest.  Knot yarn and weave in ends securely.

If all of your black "toes" are not facing the same direction, then refer to picture below.




Head:  Stitch head to chest with yarn needle and green yarn.  I usually stitch the head to the body all the way around, so that the head won't wobble.  (This only works because the creeper has no arms to attach at the shoulder.)  Weave in all ends securely.

Ta da!

Creeper's gonna creep.

And since it must be said somewhere, I'll say it here: Microsoft is suing people selling Minecraft things online.  Don't get me in trouble.  This is a free pattern.  Utilize it properly and be responsible with it.

Thanks, fellow crafters!  'Til next time, craft on!

1 comment:

  1. Thank You! Will be making this for my son's birthday!

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