The scent of her blood fills the air, and in no time, the demons are swirling around her. Frightened, she shouts “Son Oh-gong!” As the demons draw closer, a figure flies towards her and lands by her side. Son Oh-gong is here… 😉
How’s your crochet progress? This is the last post of my 3-part series. But stay tuned for a bonus post next week on how to make the geum gang go (gold headband) for your monkey.
Let’s wrap up with the most tricky part of the pattern – his head. It could take you slightly more than 3h to complete.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 3mm crochet hook (Note the change in hook size)
- 8-ply yarn in red
- 8-ply yarn in beige
- Black and white needle felt wool strips
- Needle felting tools
- Black embroidery thread and sewing needle
- Black and white felts (alternative to needle felting)
- Craft glue (alternative to needle felting)
- Polyester stuffing
- Scissors and yarn needle
*Please see reference guide before starting your project.
Using beige yarn,
Row 1: Ch 11
Row 2: 10sc from 2nd ch
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. 2inc, 6sc, 2inc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. inc, 12sc, inc
Row 5-6: Ch 1, turn. 16sc
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. inc, 14sc, inc
Row 8-12: Ch 1, turn. 18sc
Row 13: Ch 1, turn. sc, 2hdc, 3dc, 2hdc, sc
Row 14: Ch 1, turn. dec, hdc, 3dc, hdc, dec
FO, and weave in the ends.
Rejoin the yarn from the other side of the face plate and work in the direction towards the other curve.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn. sc, 2hdc, 3dc, 2hdc, sc
Row 15: Ch 1, turn. dec, hdc, 3dc, hdc, dec
Crochet counter-clockwise i.e. 13sc down, 10sc across, 13sc up, 7sc around the curve, 5 sl st in the area between the two curves, and 7 sc around the other curve.
FO, and weave in the ends.
Using red yarn,
Start from the 6th stitch along the bottom.
Rnd 1: 5sc, inc, 10sc, (inc, sc) * 5 times, 3sc, (sc, inc) * 5 times, 10sc, inc, 5sc
Rnd 2: 17sc, (inc, 2sc) * 4 times, 2dec, sc, 2dec, (2sc, inc) * 4 times, 17sc
Rnd 3: 33sc, dec, sc, dec, 33sc
Rnd 4: 32sc, dec, sc, dec, 32sc
Rnd 5-9: sc around
Rnd 10: (5sc, dec) around, 4sc
Rnd 11-13: sc around
Rnd 14: (7sc, dec) around, 4sc
Rnd 15: (11sc, dec) around
Rnd 16: (6sc, dec) around
Rnd 17: (5sc, dec) around
Rnd 18: (4sc, dec) around
Rnd 19: (3sc, dec) around
Rnd 20: (2sc, dec) around
Rnd 21: (sc, dec) around
Rnd 22: dec around
FO, and weave in ends.
Using the embroidery thread, sew the eyebrows, eyelashes and mouth lines. Those marked out in pink ink. See diagram below.
- 4st apart for the eyelashes and eyebrows. Take small stitches when making the eyebrow curves. Don’t pull the thread too snuggly, else you will end up with a pair of super straight/ squarish eyebrows.
- You should sew the eyebrows first to use it as a gauge for the eye placement. I would recommend sewing the eyelashes after you have placed the eyes so that the thread sits nicely on the eyes and not beneath it.
There are two ways to go about the eyes and nose.
- Needle felt the features, as per what I did.
- Cut and paste the wool/acrylic felt pieces onto the head. This is a faster method. I would have opted for this over needle felting if I had my craft glue with me.
Sew all the parts together and voila! You have your very own Son Yook-gong. He can be your lunch buddy from now on.
Don’t forget to keep a lookout for the bonus post next week! Till then ^_^
Listening to: Let Me Out by NU`EST W