Pillar Monster Feet

Make any pillar or post look like a monster with this fun monster foot yarn bomb. This park now has a monster of its own, with two feet, one on each basketball hoop! This monster is in Colorado Springs, though they have family all over. These particular monster feet were made with blue and yellow Red Heart yarn and a size L hook.

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These monster feet can also go at the bottom of pillars on homes and can have as many toes as you’d like. 3-4 is standard, though prehensile feet could have opposable thumbs, and freakish monsters could have countless toes! The monster foot at this house has a flag holder growing out of its foot!

Follow these basic instructions to make one of your own!

Monster Feet Pattern

Materials

Yarn: Two colors of any yarn will do. Blue and yellow medium weight acrylic is pictured.

Hook: size L (7.5 mm) [*Note: Use a smaller size hook to make monster feet more proportional for smaller pillars and posts.)

Yarn Needle

Stuffing

Abbreviation: hdc = half double crochet

Gauge: 3 hdc = 1 inch wide, 2hdc rows = 1 inch

Pillar Cozy/Foot Part (Color A)

Determine the circumference/length around the object being covered. Multiply that number times 3 to find how many chain stitches to make.

Row 1: hdc in 3rd stitch from hook and in every chain space to the end. Chain 2, turn.

Rows 2-10: Count the chain 2 spaces as the first hdc. Hdc to the end. Chain 2, turn. On the last row, do not chain 2. Cut and weave in end.

*Note: Make the pillar cozy as tall or short as you’d like. You may want more or less than 10 rows.

Toes:

(Color B)

Chain 2

Round 1: 4 hdc in 2nd chain from hook. (4)

Round 2: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 3 stitch. (5)

Round 3: 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next 4 stitches. Cut and weave in end. (6)

(Switch to color A)

Round 4: 2 hdc in each stitch around (12).

Round 5-10: hdc in each stitch around. Cut and weave in end.

Stuff toes with stuffing; sew onto bottom edge of the pillar cozy/foot part. Sew on 3 or 4 toes. Leave a space between two toes  if one is a prehensile toe. Sew the cozy to the base of a pillar or post of your choice.

Sunflower Tag

Spotted on the corner of Tutt and Stetson Hills in Colorado Springs, these “giant” sunflowers don’t seem so giant! I guess giant is relative. There are three sunflowers on this pillar. They get smaller depending on perspective/distance. They seem large when walking by them. To drivers they are hardly noticeable!  The groundhog said it would be an early Spring. I don’t think he meant February 3! Perhaps these can help bring in the sun.

Crocheted using Red Heart yarn and a size L hook.

Christmas Yarn Bomb – Pillar Cozies

While my sister was out of town I decided to yarn bomb her house. She was going to be out of town quite a bit during the holiday season and I didn’t want her neighbors to feel slighted that she didn’t do her part to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood!

I initially put buttons on them to secure them to the pillars but they were spaced to far apart. I ended up tying sections together between the buttons on one and sewing the other one closed.

The red and white one was supposed to look like a candy cane but I’m afraid I didn’t make it slanted enough.

I used the largest knitting needles I had, which are about size 16 (12 mm).

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