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. 


  1. Could you please put just one more picture? Or explain where we should make the next stitch, in 1 or 2?

    1. Never mind, I've read somewhere else that you have to go through both of them.

  2. This isn't much more helpful than the original "pattern"... I appreciate your attempt, but you really should consider writing out a CLEAR easy to understand pattern and tutorial.. otherwise this is kind pointless. It's too confusing and the pictures are NOT helpful in the slightest...

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Thanks for your feedback. I've tried my best to be really clear. As I understand what I'm doing, it's hard for me to anticipate what others need help with.

      What about this do you find confusing? If you can tell me which parts you are having problems with, I will do my best to provide clearer, more helpful instructions.

    3. Dude, this is a free pattern that the author is taking the time to illustrate for us internet masses. You may find it pointless, but others may find it helpful. And did I mention this is FREE? You really can't complain about something someone did out of the goodness of their heart to try to be helpful. You can find another pattern that is explained to a level in which you understand.

  3. This actually helped me thanks.

  4. I agree, this did help and the pictures are great. thank you for all your help.

  5. I need help in knowing how to close the bag. Do I just sew the sides together when it gets the size I need it to be? Making the opening is not clear for me either, could you show any pictures about how to do that? I really do want to make this and I'm pretty sure with a few more pictures it will be easy for me. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.