Cro-Shayley makes Baby Halloween Monster Pants

What’s your little one going to dress up as for Halloween? If you haven’t decided, maybe this pattern will help seal the deal. ;) My son is crawling all over the place, pulling himself up and occasionally taking a few steps. I thought how cute it would be to crochet him some pants and stitch a monster face on his bottom using Red Heart Reflective yarn. Yall know I love this yarn and infant pants with designs on the bottom are super cute so I just had to try this! Watch what happens when you take a flash photo. ;)

Royal Crochet OnesieI first began with the legs section of Red Heart’s Royal Crochet Onesie free pattern. Since my son is almost 12 months old, I followed the size in parenthesis for 6-12 months. This pattern is worked from legs upwards and the two legs are worked separately and then joined. I used Black Red Heart Super Saver yarn and did not change colors as the pattern calls so I removed this from the pattern adjustment below.

LEGS (make 2)
With Red Heart Super Saver Black, ch 22 (27, 32)
Row 1 (right side): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first hdc) and in each ch across, turn—21 (26, 31) hdc.
Rows 2–4: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), hdc in each st across, turn.
Row 5 (increase row): Ch 2, *hdc in next 3 (4, 5) sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * to end of row, turn—26 (31, 36) hdc.
Rows 6–8: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.
Row 9 (increase row): Ch 2, *hdc in next 4 (5, 6) sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * to end of row, turn—31 (36, 41) hdc.
Rows 10–12: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.
Row 13 (increase row): Ch 2, *hdc in next 5 (6, 7) sts, 2 hdc in next st; repeat from * to end of row, turn—36 (41, 46) hdc.
Work rows of hdc until piece measures about 5½ (6½, 8)” (14 (16.5, 20.5) cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row. Fasten off first leg. Do not fasten off 2nd leg.
Monster pants
Now that both legs are complete, join the 2 legs.

Round 1: Ch. 2, hdc in each st. across 2nd leg the hdc in each st across 1st leg. Join with sl st in top of ch. 2.
monster legs joined

monster pants
Waist
Round 2:
Ch. 2, hdc in next st, hdc decrease, hdc in each st. around. Join with sl st in top of ch. 2.
Round 3-4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: Ch. 2, hdc in next st and in each st around. Join with sl st in top of ch. 2
Round 6-7: Repeart Round 5.
Round 8-desired length: Repeat Rounds 2-7 until you have reached the desired waist length. (I tried the pants on my son several times to help decide.)
Seam legs
Turn wrong side. With leg sides held together seam legs with a sl st starting at bottom of leg working up. Turn right side.
monster pants

Lovable Monster HatsI used Red Heart’s Lovable Monster Hats pattern to create the monster for the bottom.

Monster’s Eyes (make 2)
With Red Heart Reflective yarn – Aran, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Fasten off. Embroider pupil with Super Saver black.

Monster’s Nose
With Red Heart Reflective yarn – Neon Orange, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off.

Monster’s Mouth
With Red Heart Reflective yarn – Purple, ch 13.
Row 1: Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, fasten off.
Monster’s Tooth

With Red Heart Reflective yarn – Neon Green, ch 3.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 and 3: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. Fasten off.
monster face

Place the monster face pieces onto bottom, sew into place and weave in your ends. And there you have it, Baby Halloween Monster Pants.
Baby Halloween Monster Pants

Here is my son wearing his new Halloween Monster Pants.
Halloween Monster Pants