Marco the Alien

Author

Becky Miller

Introduction

Perfect for any little boy or girl, this little guy can fit in your pocket!

Materials List

Materials
3 colors of size 10 crochet thread
MC-head, antenna, hands
CC1-suit
CC2-shoes
Size 7 (1.65 mm) crochet hook
Stuffing
Scissors
Sewing Needle
Seed Beads (optional)

Puffy Paint (optional)

Finished Size

About the size of you thumb

Gauge

No Gauge

Notes

*All of pattern is worked right side out. Use any colors you like. Or, make it in ww yarn, with a size F hook. It’s your alien! Gauge is not important. DO NOT JOIN AT THE END OF A ROUND!!!*

Key:
sc: single crochet
inc: increase
dec: decrease
ch: chain

st: stitch

When done with alien:
Give him to the little astronaut in your life as he is.
Crochet a chain long enough to go around your neck. Thread it through the neck of your alien. ALIEN NECKLACE!
Take a key ring, then chain 10. Attach to the alien. ALIEN KEYCHAIN!
Attach a pin to his back. ALIEN PIN!
Make a flying saucer purse to keep him in. (I’m hoping to get the pattern out for this soon!)

Make him lots of friends, then write a story about them.

The Pattern

Head and Body

1.) Ch 2, 5 sc into 2nd ch from hook~5 sc
2.) 2 sc in each sc around~10 sc
3.) *1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st* around~15 sc
4.) *1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in the next* around~20 sc
5-9.) Sc in each sc around~20 sc
10.) *sc in 1st 2 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts* around~15 sc

11.) *sc in the 1st st, sc dec over the next 2 sts* around~10 sc

STUFF!!!

12.) *sc dec* around~5 sc
13.) *2 sc in one st* around~10 sc
Switch to CC1 here
14.) *sc in 1st st, 2 in the next st* around~15 sc
15.) *sc in the first 2 st, 2 in the next st* around~20 sc
16-23.) sc in each st around~20 sc
24.) *sc in the first 2 sts, sc dec over the next 2 sts* around~15 sc

25.) *sc in the 1st st, sc dec over the next 2 sts* around~10 sc

STUFF!!!

26.) *sc dec* around~5 sc

Sl st in the next st, FO. Weave in the ends.

Antenna (Make 2)

1.) With MC, ch 5.

2.) Sl st into the 2nd ch from hook, and in next 2 ch. 4 dc in last st, working to the underside. Sl st in the next st. FO, leaving a 3” tail.

Arms (Make 2)

1.) With MC, ch 2, 4 sc into 2nd ch from hook~4 sc
2.) *sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next~6 sc
3.) sc in each sc around~6 sc
Switch to CC1 here
4.) *sc in 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st* around~8 sc
5-7.) sc in each sc around~8 sc

FO, leaving a 4” tail.

Legs (Make 2)

1.) With CC2, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook~6 sc

2.) Sc in each sc around~6 sc
3.) Sc 2 more rounds~6 sc
Change to CC1 here
4.) sc, sc dec, sc, sc dec~4 sc

5-8) sc around~4 sc. FO, leaving a 5” tail.

Assembly
· Press arms flat, and sew to body.
· Sew legs to bottom of body.
· Sew antenna to head.

· Embroider eyes, nose and mouth.

*I just used black crochet thread to embroider with. You could use seed beads for eyes, or puffy paint to do all of the facial features.*

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