Monday, August 26, 2013

Hook Monster - Photo Tutorial

Thank you everyone for all of your interest in my Hook Monster pattern! I've had a few requests for a video tutorial for it. This is something that I'd love to do, but I just don't have the time and resources to do it. 

That said, I have been able to whip together a few photos. 

1. Chain the required number of stitches

2. Turn work so that the chain is to the left of your hook (opposite if you're working left handed). Insert hook into the loop at the top
(In this picture I have already worked 2sc so it's easier to see where I'm pointing the hook)

3. Yarn over and draw through. Work as usual SC. 

4. Continue in this fashion until you get to the end of the chain

5. Work a second stitch in the last loop. Turn work so that again it is to the left of your hook and work in the other loop down the chain. 
I have worked the first stitch on the second side here. 

7. Continue working SCs up this side of the chain until reaching the other end. 
I have used 8ply acrylic with a 5.5mm yarn. You'll see the holes in the middle. When making your hook monster, you should be using a much smaller hook so the holes won't be as pronounced. 

8. Slip stitch into the first stitch then just work SCs in all stitches around until hook monster case is desired length. 

This is just for the set up. If you have any other questions, please don't be afraid to ask and I will always do my best to help out.