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Brody: Monster toy

Brody

When Brody was a young monster, he won a trip to space camp. That magical week transformed him, and all he could dream of was the day he’d become a real astronaut. But when Brody hit adolescence, his horns came in, and along with them came the realization that an astronaut’s helmet would never fit on his head. He was devastated. Fast forward 30 years, and Brody is a file clerk at NASA headquarters. He doesn’t love his job, but it does pay the bills. He tries to keep in good spirits, but sometimes it’s difficult. If you happen to be at headquarters on a shuttle launch day, don’t be surprised if you see Brody, pushing his file cart and starring out the window, a tear sliding down his sad green face.

Instructions





You Will Need:
  • 1 skein Worsted Weight Yarn in brown (CC)
  • 1 skein Worsted weight Yarn in green (MC)
  • Double Pointed Knitting Needles US size 6
  • Felt scraps in black, white, and green

  • Toy Stuffing
  • Yarn Needle
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Thread in black, white, and green


  • How to make a food plushie. Brody Knitting Pattern - Step 1
    Finished size: 9” tall 
    Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows over 4” in stockinette st 
    Step 1

    Body, knit from the top down:
    Using MC, CO16, pm, join to knit in the round.
    Round 1: (K1, kfb, k4, kfb, k1) twice. 20 sts
    Round 2: (K1, kfb, k6, kfb, k1) twice. 24 sts
    Round 3: (K1, kfb, k8, kfb, k1) twice. 28 sts
    Round 4: (K1, kfb, k10, kfb, k1) twice. 32 sts
    Round 5: (K1, kfb, k12, kfb, k1) twice. 36 sts
    Round 6: (K1, kfb, k14, kfb, k1) twice. 40 sts
    Round 7: Knit.
    Round 8: (K1, kfb, k16, kfb, k1) twice. 44 sts
    Round 9: Knit.
    Round 10: (K1, kfb, k18, kfb, k1) twice. 48 sts
    Rounds 11-20: Knit.
    Round 21: (K1, ssk, k18, k2tog, k1) twice. 44 sts
    Rounds 22-24: Knit.
    Round 25: (K1, ssk, k16, k2tog, k1) twice. 40 sts
    Rounds 26-48: Knit.
    Stuff body, pressing flat to push stuffing into edges. Begin dividing for legs: Knit the first 10 sts on one double pointed needle. Move the next 20 sts to a piece of scrap yarn. Knit the last 10 sts on a second double pointed needle. Continue knitting in the round. 20 sts.
  • How to make a food plushie. Brody Knitting Pattern - Step 2
    Step 2
    Rounds 1-7: Knit.
    Round 8: (K2tog, k2) 5 times. 15 sts
    Round 9: (K2tog, k1) 5 times. 10 sts Stuff leg.
    Round 10: K2tog 5 times. 5 sts
    Break yarn, pull tail through remaining sts. Knot, pull knot to inside of foot.
    Pick up sts from scrap yarn, dividing between two needles. Reattach MC at edge, pm, begin knitting in the round. Follow rounds 1-10, same as for first foot.
    Arms (knit 2): Using MC, CO6, pm, join to knit in the round. Round 1: Kfb 6 times. 12 sts
    Rounds 2-4: Knit.
    Round 5: Kfb, k11. 13 sts
    Rounds 6-7: Knit.
    Round 8: Kfb, k12. 14 sts
    Rounds 9-10: Knit.
    Round 11: Kfb, k13. 15 sts
    Rounds 12-16: Knit. Stuff arm.
    Round 17: (K2tog, k1) 5 times. 10 sts
    Round 18: K2tog 5 times. 5 sts
    Break yarn, pull tail through remaining sts, knot, pull knot to inside of arm.
    Horns Lower horn (knit 2): Using CC, CO2, begin knitting straight on double pointed needles.
    Row 1: Kfb twice. 4 sts
    Row 2: Pfb, p2, pfb. 6 sts
    Row 3: Kfb, k4, kfb. 8 sts
    Row 4: Pfb, p6, pfb. 10 sts Divide sts between three needles, pm, begin knitting in the round.
    Rounds 5-10: Knit. Bind off.
    Upper horn (knit 2): Using CC, CO2, begin knitting straight on double pointed needles.
    Row 1: Kfb twice. 4 sts
    Row 2: Pfb, p2, pfb. 6 sts
    Row 3: Kfb, k4, kfb. 8 sts
    Row 4: Pfb, p6, pfb. 10 sts Divide sts between three needles, pm, begin knitting in the round.
    Rounds 5-8: Knit.
    Round 9: K2tog, k6, k2tog. 8 sts
    Rounds 10-12: Knit.
    Round 13: K2tog, k4, k2tog. 6 sts
    Rounds 14-16: Knit.
    Round 17: K2tog, k2, k2tog. 4 sts Break yarn, pull tail through remaining sts, knot, pull knot to inside of horn.
    Assembly Arms:
    Pin arms to side of body. Use MC to sew into place.
  • How to make a food plushie. Brody Knitting Pattern - Step 3
    Step 3
    Horns: Stuff upper horns. Connect lower horn to upper, so that the diagonal edges form a right angle. Sew together using CC.
  • How to make a food plushie. Brody Knitting Pattern - Step 4
    Step 4
    Stuff lower horn. Pin horns to side of head. Sew into place.
  • How to make a food plushie. Brody Knitting Pattern - Step 5
    Step 5
    Cut felt pieces using template (see attachment to download and print). Place eyes on head. Sew into place, using corresponding color of thread.
  • How to make a food plushie. Brody Knitting Pattern - Step 6
    Step 6
    Use a full thickness of black embroidery floss to outline eyes and to create frown.
  • How to make a food plushie. Brody Knitting Pattern - Step 7
    Step 7
    Place teeth at edges of frown. Use white thread to sew into place.

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