Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monster Zombie Finger Candy Holder

Happy Halloween!
Here is a Monster Finger
Filled with a Treat.
You can slip it on your finger
To surprise the friends you meet.

This is just a quick little finger that can fit over a Halloween treat such as:
Tootsie Rolls, Smarties, individually-wrapped Twizzler, etc..
Maybe a pencil or even a Dollar Bill could be rolled up and inserted,
for some lucky Trick or Treater.
When the candy is removed, it can be worn as a silly finger.
The pattern gradually increases so the size should fit a little finger or a bigger one,
because monsters and zombies usually come in different sizes.
The nail is worked in place (on free loops) so it will always be in the correct spot.

Yarn:  Medium Weight category 4 / Acrylic or Cotton (3 colors)
I used:
   Finger: About 8 yards Red Heart Super Saver Tea Leaf #7860
   Nail: About 1.5 yards Caron Simply Soft Wine Country #9757
   Knuckle: About 10” Caron Simply Soft Chocolate #9750

5mm / H Hook
Yarn needle

Gauge:  Round 1 of the Finger (after joining and closing the MR) =
About 14/16 or just under one inch (2.5cm).
            End of Round 7 of the Finger = About 2” (5cm) long.

Finished Sizeabout 3.5” (8.9cm) tall

BLO = Back Loop(s) Only
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Inc = Increase with 2 single crochets into one stitch
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single Crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)

Regarding copyright:  This is a free pattern for your personal use.  You are welcome to sell any items that you make.  Please do not sell the pattern or reproduce the text without permission.

US Terminology

à         Vary or alter the colors to your choosing.
à         Joins are made with a slip-stitch in the first stitch of the round.
Hint: Give the slip-stitch a tug to tighten, and the joins will not be as noticeable.
à         At the end of each round, be sure to skip the slip-stitch join and the chain 1.
à         Beginning stitches for rounds will always begin in the same stitch as the last joined-stitch of the previous round.
à         Work over the yarn-ends when possible, to eliminate weaving in later.


Rnd 1:  With Green yarn:  6 Sc in a Magic Ring.  Join.  (6)
            Be sure to tighten the beginning yarn-end, to close the hole.

Rnd 2: 
Ch 1, Sc around.  Join. (6)

Rnd 3: 
Ch 1, Sc 6, Inc.  Join. (7)

Rnd 4: 
Ch 1, Sc around.  Join. (7)

Rnd 5: 
Ch 1, Sc 2, Sc the next 4 sts in BLO, Inc in the last st.  Join. (8)

Rnd 6:
Ch 1, Sc around.  Join. (8)

Rnd 7:
 Ch 1, Sc 7, Inc.  Join. (9)

Rnds 8 - 11:  Ch 1, Sc around.  Join. (four rounds - 9)

Rnd 12:  Ch 1, Sc 8, Inc.  Join. (10) 

Rnd 13:  Ch 1, Sc around.  Join. (10)
  Ch 1 (to secure), then FO and weave in.

Nail:     With finger-tip pointing away from you:

Row 1:  Join Purple in the first free loop between Rnds 4 and 5 with a Sc.
             Sc across the last 3 free loops.  Turn.  (4)

Row 2: Ch 1, Sc across.  Turn.  (4)

Row 3:  Ch 1, Sc in the first st, 2-Dc in each of the next 2 sts, and Sc in the last.  (6) 
 FO with about 8” (20cm) to sew.

Using the 8” yarn-end:
Sew the top and sides of the Nail down on the front part (of the tip of the Finger), being careful not to catch the back part.

Knuckle Lines:  With Brown:
Sew 3 lines between Rounds 7 and 10 of the Finger.
Weave in the ends.
Now, Try it on or fill it with treat.

GPC 2016 P Perkins