Nom Nom Nomsters

These monsters greet each other by eating each other! The Big guy mostly likes to greet the Medium guy, and the Medium guy mostly likes to greet the little Baby guy. Sometimes the Big guy likes to greet three Baby guys at once! Hello! Hello! Hello!

Trouble occurs when Medium tries to greet Big. That’s a mouthful and generally considered to be quite rude in Nomster culture. Poor Baby Nomster hasn’t learned how to get his chomp on yet. He is happy to be greeted by Medium or Big, for now. After a long morning of saying hello to each other, the Nomsters will prepare for a nap. Big, Medium and Baby like to cozy up and go for a snooze in a hollow stump. When they wake, they will start greeting and eating each other all over again. From ME MAKE MONSTER! A Mish mash of Monstercraft.

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Materials & tools

  • YARN
    1¾ oz [50g] and 170 yds [155m]) in each of colors:  Blue (A), Green (B), Light Pink (C), Yellow (D) and  Black (E)
  • One set of four size US 1 (2.25mm) double-pointed
  • Tapestry needle
  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill
  • GAUGE
  • 36 sts and 56 rows = 4″ (10cm) in St st
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
  • Big Nomster : 2″ (5cm) tall,
  • Medium Nomster: 1½” (4cm) tall
  • Baby Nomster: 1¼” (3cm) tall

Method:

Standard Knitting Abbreviations
[ ] repeat instructions within brackets as
many times as directed
BO bind off
CO cast on
dpn(s) double-pointed needle(s)
k knit
kfb knit through the front and back loop
k2tog knit two together
rem remain(ing)
rnd(s) round(s)
st(s) stitch(es)
St st Stockinette stitch

Baby Nomster Body
CO 6 sts onto 3 needles and join to work in a rnd.
Rnd 1: [Kfb] 6 times—12 sts. Place marker.
Rnd 2: [Kfb, k1] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: [Kfb, k2] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnds 5?14: Knit 10 rnds.
Rnd 15: [K2tog, k2] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 16: Knit.
Rnd 17: [K2tog, k1] 6 times—12 sts.
Stuff before continuing.
Rnd 18: [K2tog] 6 times—6 sts.
Break yarn and draw tightly through sts using a
tapestry needle.

Medium Nomster Body
CO 6 sts onto 3 needles and join to work in a rnd.
Rnd 1: [Kfb] 6 times—12 sts. Place marker.
Rnd 2: [Kfb, k1] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: [Kfb, k2] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: [kfb, k3] 6 times—30 sts.
Rnds 7?12: Knit 6 rnds.
Rnd 13: K10, BO 10 sts, k9. At the end of this rnd,
there should be 20 sts total on your needles—2
groups of 10 sts.
Rnd 14: K10, CO 10 sts using backward loop cast-on,
k10—30 sts.
Rnds 15?18: Knit 4 rnds.
Rnd 19: [K2tog, k3] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnd 20: Knit.
Rnd 21: [K2tog, k2] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 22: Knit.
Rnd 23: [K2tog, k1] 6 times—12 sts.
Rnd 24: [K2tog] 6 times—6 sts.
Break yarn and draw tightly through sts using a
tapestry needle.

Big Nomster Body
CO 6 sts onto 3 needles and join to work in a rnd.
Rnd 1: [Kfb] 6 times—12 sts. Place marker.
Rnd 2: [Kfb, k1] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: [Kfb, k2] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: [Kfb, k3] 6 times—30 sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: [Kfb, k4] 6 times—36 sts.
Rnds 9?15: Knit 7 rnds.
Rnd 16: K12, BO 12, k11. At the end of this rnd,
there should be 24 sts total on your needles—2
groups of 12 sts.
Rnd 17: K12, CO 12 sts using backward loop cast-on,
k12—36 sts.
Rnds 18?22: Knit 5 rnds.
Rnd 23: [K2tog, k4] 6 times—30 sts.
Rnd 24: Knit.
Rnd 25: [K2tog, k3] 6 times—24 sts.
Rnd 26: [K2tog, k2] 6 times—18 sts.
Rnd 27: Knit
Rnd 28: [K2tog, k1] 6 times—12 sts.
Rnd 29: [K2tog] 6 times—6 sts.
Break yarn and draw tightly through sts using a
tapestry needle.
Arms and Legs (same for Medium and Big Nomsters)
Turn body upside down and pick up and knit 3 sts
from body. Arms should be placed just under and
toward the edges of the mouth, and legs should be
placed at the bottom of the body and under the arms.
Slide sts down to the right side of the needle, and pull
the working yarn around the back from the left side to
knit the fi rst rnd as an I-cord.
Rnd 1: [Kfb] 3 times—6 sts.
Distribute the sts onto 3 needles to work in a rnd.
Knit 2 rnds.
If there is enough room, insert a small amount of
stuffi ng into the appendage.
Break yarn and draw tightly through sts.
Ears (same for all sizes)
With the body right side up, pick up and knit 3 sts
from the top of the head, set just to the outside of the
closed-off sts at top.
Knit 2 rows of I-cord.
Break yarn and draw tightly through sts.
Teeth (same for all sizes)
Pick up and knit 3 sts with Yellow. For Medium and
Big Nomsters, pick up sts right on the edge of the
mouth. For Baby Nomster, turn the body upside down,
and pick up sts in the middle of the body.
Knit 2 rows of I-cord.
Break yarn and draw tightly through sts.

Eyes (same for all sizes)
With Black yarn and tapestry needle, wrap 1 knitted
st with 4–6 horizontal sts of Black yarn.
Mouth (Baby Nomster only)
For Baby Nomster’s mouth, use Black yarn and
tapestry needle to embroider one long st just above
the tooth.
Weave in loose ends.

 

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