Loom Knit Baby Monster Pants, so stinkin’ fun! Check out this monster pants pattern for your cute little monster. Perfect size for when they are sitting up & starting to rock and crawl. Pattern by Jeanne Knuth fits 9-12 months. -Kristen Mangus
Loom Knit Baby Monster Pants
Designed by: Jeanne Knuth
After seeing Monster Pants on the Baby Gaga Facebook page; my niece asked me to make loom knit baby Monster Pants for her almost 10 month old daughter on the loom.
31 peg round loom was used in the sample. (a Knifty Knitter type or use a small long loom with clips)
Worsted weight yarn (#4): Red Heart:: purple, turquoise, red and hot pink
Caron Simply Soft Party: Royal Blue Sparkle & White Sparkle
Yarn, needle, knitting tool, scissors, crochet hook H, stitch markers or extra yarn to mark pegs
10 stitches across & 13 rows = 4″ x 4”
“ = inches
EW = e-wrap knit
P = purl
Pattern is made to fit a 9 month old baby with specified loom. Use larger loom with more pegs for larger size. Make a swatch and check gauge for changing size or loom gauge.
All stitches are e-wrap knit with 2 strands of yarn. The inseam of the pants is joined using single crochet.
For all color changes: Add new color yarn with a secure knot, e-wrap the new color twice around the loom; yarn over the previous color then yarn over the next color
Belt in the pants (make first):
Make an i-cord in hot pink, done with 2 pegs, 35” long.
Cast On: e-wrap cast on 31 pegs in the round.
Rows 1 – 14: EW; with purple yarn
Next place the i-cord around the inner circle (behind the pegs and just under the bottom of the loom) and bring it through the knitted stitches on opposite end of anchor peg, in the middle, 1.25” apart.
Place stitches from row 1 back on loom like you would a hat brim & knit over. (Making sure to trap the i-cord inside the hem/brim as you go). (figure 1)
Rows 15-31: EW
Row 32: Change color to turquoise. EW new color twice around loom then yarn over purple, then yarn over turquoise.
Row 33-34: EW & knit over 2 rows of turquoise. Mark pegs 8 & 24 from anchor peg with a different color of yarn at the base (figure 2)
Row 35: Change color to red; double EW red around pegs 24-8, then yarn over with turquoise and cut when starting with a new color.
Row 36 – 42: EW pegs 24-8 to make Mouth
Row 35 – on the other side: change color to purple; place purple yarn on peg 9 EW to peg 23; knit over
Row 36 – 42: EW purple yarn on pegs 9 -23
Notes before you begin:
Divide loom in half to do the 2 legs
Pegs 1-15 are one leg & 17-31 are the other, mark the pegs with the extra yarn. Move yarn from peg 16 onto peg 15 this peg will no longer be worked.
Each leg will be worked separately.
Legs are knit as flat panel.
Row 1: Change to turquoise; EW loom 2x on each leg separately skipping peg 16 and yarn over red yarn; next yarn over the turquoise
Rows 2-3: Knit turquoise complete this for each leg & cut the yarn
(Pants should measure 9” now. The holes on the side will be sewn later).
Rows: 4 – 9: Start purple tying to turquoise. EW Knit pegs 1-15 then switch to pegs 17-31
(EW until each leg is 9” inseam and 17” from top of pant.)
Row 9: Cut purple tie knot with turquoise, EW twice, yarn over purple, and then yarn over turquoise
Rows 10-11: EW knit with turquoise
Row 11: Cut turquoise & tie knot with pink; EW pink two times then yarn over turquoise
Row 12 – 15: EW knit with pink, cut pink 6″ & tie knot with turquoise
Row 16: EW 2 rows of turquoise then yarn over pink
Rows 17–18: EW knit 2 rows of turquoise then cut turquoise and tie knot with purple and then yarn over turquoise
Row 19 – 22: Cut yarn & tie on purple. EW knit 2 rows of purple & yarn over
Row 23 – 24: EW knit with turquoise. Then cut turquoise, knit over pink
Rows: 25 -27: EW knit with pink. Then cut & tie on turquoise. EW 2 rows of purple & knit over turquoise
Rows 28 – 30: EW knit with turquoise yarn. Then cut & tie on purple EW 2 rows of purple & knit over the turquoise.
(pant measures 9” now from crotch)
Rows 1 – 4: EW 1; P 1; repeat across. Do the same on the other leg.
Use the stretchy or loose bind off.
Use the same loom, with 2 strands of yarn with Red Heart whites and Caron Simply
Soft Sparkly White.
Rows 1-5: EW knit 4 pegs.
Move yarn from 3 to 4, knit over, move 2 to 3 knit over, move 3 to 2 knit over, move 1 to 2 knit over, cut & pull thread from anchor peg, leaving a 6” tail. Sew on pants.
Blue iris of eye:
Use Shiny Royal Blue Caron Simply Soft & Red Heart Royal Blue
Rows 1-4: EW 3 pegs. Bind off as you did for the white eye. Sew on top of white eye ball.
Use 2 strands of Red Heart Hot Pink.
Rows 1-4: EW knit 3 pegs. Bind off as you did for the eye. Sew on back of pant below eyes.
Single crochet a ½” around inside of the leg on both side of pants. (To make the pant leg wider you could crochet more rows; if needed)
Sew leg flat panels together with purple yarn.
Stitch together the 1” that’s open at each side between the red mouth back and purple front. Sew a couple stitches to the i-cord at the inside back of the pant so it doesn’t come out. Triple tie like colors on the inside of pant and snip.
You can turn the purple cuff up or extend.
YOU ARE DONE! Enjoy your lil MONSTER!
Following is simpler instructions more experienced loom knitters
14 rows purple make brim
17 rows purple
2 rows turquoise (after double wrap color change with each change below.)
6 rows red in back, 6 rows purple in front
2 rows turquoise
6 rows purple
2 rows turquoise
4 rows pink
2 rows turquoise
4 rows purple
2 rows turquoise
4 rows purple E/P
2 rows pink
Stretchy bind off
About Jeanne Knuth
Jeanne Knuth is a loom knitter and has enjoyed knitting for family & friends.
She is now a Stay at Home “Gaga” after a working half her life as a Nurse 🙂
Editor’s notes: We hope you enjoy making the Loom Knit Baby Monster Pants. Please note that Kristen has not tested the pattern. (A special thank you to our editor Carol Lilydot!!)