Crochet Monster Knee Patch

Crochet Monster Knee Patch

Monster Patch – a fun way to patch a hole in a child’s pants. As I have a preschool age son who makes a new hole in his pants every couple of weeks, I thought that this idea is brilliant.

I was inspired by ArtBar blog.  But as I like to crochet, I decided to crochet a swatch for the hole instead of using piece of fabric.

So, first you need to trim the hole so that there are no frayed edges.

Crochet Monster Knee Patch
Crochet SC swatch about twice the width and about 2 inches longer than the hole. I was using crochet cotton thread size 3 in blue and crochet hook 1/2.75 mm.

Crochet Monster Knee Patch
 


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Abbreviations:
Ch(s) – chain(s)
SC – single crochet
Sl St(s) – slip stitch(s)
St (s)– stitch(es)
I was using crochet cotton thread size 3 and crochet hook 1/2.75 mm.
Chain a multiple of 3. (The length of your chain will depend on the length of the hole; in my sample – Ch 24).Row 1. SC into second Ch from hook, SC into each Ch across, Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2. SC into each St across, turn.

Row 3. Sl St into 1st St of previous Row, *Sl St into next St; make tooth – Ch 4, Sl St into 2nd Ch from hook, HDC into next Ch, DC into next Ch – this complete first tooth; skip next St of previous Row, Sl St into next St*. Repeat from * to * to the end of this Row. Sl St into last St. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Crochet Monster Knee Patch
Crochet Monster Knee Patch

Place swatch behind the hole and place teeth on top of the swatch along the top of the hole (refer to the photos), pin them and then hand sew them around the mouth using backstitch technique. I went around twice.

Make two little eyes. Start with an adjustable ring. Ch 1, 8 SC into ring. Draw the loop closed. Join with Sl St in top of first SC. With black thread and sewing needle make a couple of stitches in the center of the eye for the eye pupil. Make second eye. Sew eyes on the pants.

Crochet Monster Knee Patch

Now introduce your child to his little Monster!
Crochet Monster Knee Patch
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1 Comment

  1. Amy
    05/08/2015 / 3:45 am

    Brilliant! I have two little boys who can’t keep knees in their pants for love or money. My daughter has some holes that could use patching as well … maybe I can adapt this into some sort of princess-y design for her, too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

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