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Materials:
- Yarn, (acrylic or cotton) of your choice. The yarn colour is at your discretion.
I used green colour cotton yarn, 425 m/100 g. The height of my alien is 11 cm. 
- A crochet hook, I have 1,25 mm crochet hook
- Hollow fibre for stuffing
- A piece of wire approx.  10cm long (at your wish)
- For eyes: a small amount of white yarn, 2 half-beads, I used 6mm diam half-beads
- Transparent glue
- A sewing needle, matching sewing threads
- Black colour embroidery yarn/thread
Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase (2 sc in 1 st)
2 inc, 3 inc – 2, 3 increases in sequence
dec – decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
2 dec, 3 dec – 2, 3 decrease in sequence
(...) x N times – repeat instructions in brackets N times

Legs (make 2)
5 ch
1) starting from 2nd ch from hook: 3 sc, 5 hdc in last loop, continue along the other side of the chain: 2 sc, inc (12)
2) inc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, (2 hdc in 1 loop)х 3 times, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 2 inc (18)


3) Work 18 sc into the back loops only
4) 18 sc
5) 3 sc, (dec, 1 sc)х 4 times, 3 sc (14)
6) 3 sc, 4 dec, 3 sc (10)


7-9) 10 sc
Add some hollow fiber.
10) left leg: 9 sc, 1 sl st. Fasten off, cut off. Mark the 9th loop.
10) right leg: 10 sc, do not cut the thread.


Body
Stuff as you go.
11) work into loops of the right leg: 3 sc, 2 ch, work into loops of the left leg, start from the loop with a marker on: 10 sc, continue along the chain: 2 sc, work into loops of the right leg: 7 sc (22)
12) 3 inc, along the other side of the chain: 2 sc, continue: 3 inc, 6 sc, 4 inc, 6 sc (34)


13) (1 sc, inc)х 3 times, 2 sc, (1 sc, inc)х 3 times, 8 sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 7 sc (42)
14-17) 42 sc
18) 3 sc, 3 dec, 2 sc, 3 dec, 25 sc (36)
19) 6 sc, dec, 28 sc (35)
20) (3 sc, dec)х 2 times, 9 sc, (dec, 6 sc)х2 times (31)
21) 31 sc


22) (5 sc, dec)х 2 times, 15 sc, dec (28)
23) 16 sc, 8 sl st, 4 sc (28) The slip stiches should be on the centre front. If the beginning of the round has shifted, adjust the marker.
24) 16 sc, (dec, 1 sc)х 3 times, 3 sc (25)
25) 18 sc, dec, 5 sc (24)


Make double decreases to shape the shoulders. Keep an eye on the symmetry! The marker goes along the side. 
26) 22 sc, dec (23)
27) (dec, 3 sc)х 2 times, 2 dec, 3 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec (17)
28) dec, 5 sc, 2 dec, 4 sc, dec (13)
29) dec, 3 sc, 2 dec, 4 sc (10)
30) 10 sc, do not cut the thread!


Head
31) 10 inc (20)
32) (1 sc, inc)х 10 times (30)
33) (3 inc, 12 sc)х 2 times (36)
34) 2 sc, 3 inc, 15 sc, 3 inc, 13 sc (42)
35) 4 sc, 3 inc, 18 sc, 3 inc, 14 sc (48)


36-39) 48 sc
40) (dec, 6 sc)х 6 times (42)
41-42) 42 sc
43) (dec, 5 sc)х 6 times (36)
44) 36 sc
45) (2 sc, dec, 2 sc)х 6 times (30)
46) 30 sc


47) (dec, 3 sc)х 6 times (24)
48) 24 sc
49) (dec, 2 sc)х 6 times (18)
50) (dec, 1 sc)х 6 times (12)
51) dec х 5 times, 1 sl st, 8 ch, starting from 2nd ch from hook: 3 hdc in 1 loop, 6 sl st – this is an antenna. 
Cut off. Bind off. Hide the end of the yarn inside.


Arms (make 2)
4 ch
1) starting from 2nd ch from hook: 2 sc, 3 sc in the last loop, continue along the other side of the chain: 1 sc, inc (8)
2-8) 8 sc
9) 3 sl st, 2 sc, 3 hdc in 1 loop, 2 sc (10)
10) 3 sl st, 2 sc, 3 sc together (it's an elbow), 2 sc (8)
11-13) 8 sc
14) (1 sc, inc)х 4 times (12)
Prepare the wire and insert it into the arms (optional). Add some hollow fiber (optional).
15) 3 sc, 3 ch, starting from 2nd ch from hook: 2 sc - it's a thumb, continue: 6 sc. 


Fold the part in two, work 5 sc by hooking through both edges of the part: (leave 2 loops at the beginning and end of the curve unworked).


Turn work.
16) (3 ch, starting from 2nd ch from hook: 2 sl st, further along the main loops:  1 sl st) х 4 times - these are fingers
Fasten off, cut off.


Attach and sew on the arms.


Eyes
Work with white colour yarn.
4 ch
1) starting from 2nd ch from hook: 3 sc, ch, turn (3)
2) inc, 1 sc, inc, ch, turn (5)
3) inc, 3 sc, inc, ch, turn (7)
4) inc, 5 sc, inc, ch, turn (9)
5) 9 sc, ch, turn (9)
6) dec, 5 sc, dec, ch, turn (7)
7) dec, 3 sc, dec (5)


Do not turn! Work sc around the eye, fasten off. Cut off, bind off leaving a long end for sewing.


Sew on the eyes. Embroider around the centre and edge with black colour yarn/thread. See photo for guidance. Glue the 2 half-beads on.

 
Embroider a smile. The Little Martian is complete! 


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  • jay-horn 4 days ago
    I love this pattern he’s so cute, but am having problems joining the legs together as I get a hole in the middle after completing row 12. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again
    • crochetfantasy 4 days ago
      Thank you for your comment! 12 Rnd. it's important: along the OTHER side of the chain
      • jay-horn 2 days ago
        Thanks for your reply. I understand it’s on the inside part of the chain but do you start your 3sc inc in the 2sc you chained? It’s not very clear in the photo.
        • crochetfantasy 2 days ago
          No. 13 rnd starts on the right leg: 3 inc. Then along the other side of the chain: 2 sc. Then 3 increases on the left leg. Further in the description.
  • leigh-ann-rowe 5 days ago
    Thank you for this stunning pattern, it is OUT OF THIS WORLD 😘😘
  • barbara-lange 7 days ago
    Thank you

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