Pennywise (1990s) – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern for a mini Pennywise

Last fall I was working on a bunch of mini monsters. I got quite a few typed, but not all.

Do you remember the 1990 TV miniseries, IT? My whole family had read the book, we were so excited for this movie. Tim Curry personified Pennywise for me. Don’t get me wrong, the new Pennywise is great. I’m really excited about the 2nd half of that move, but this one has stuck with me for years.

Here you go. If you have any issues, please let me know. If you make him, please use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find it on social media.

Pennywise 1990s
© DrunkenAuntWendyDesigns

Materials

I love this yarn – Sungold
I love this yarn – Antique White
I love this yarn – Red
I love this yarn – Neon Orange
I love this yarn – Med Blue
Black embroidery floss
Red oval safety nose
9 mm safety eyes Spray Painted White
Size E crochet hook
Large eye blunt needle
Polyfiberfill

Abbreviations

SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
Ch- Chain
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch
DEC – SC two stitches together
BLO – Back loops only
FLO – Front Loops only

Gauge – Gauge is not important for this project, but if you are making it from the kit, you should use the right size needle to ensure you don’t run out of yarn.

Notes:
Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.
The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

Crochet section is worked in partly in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

Crochet pattern for a mini Pennywise

BODY

In Sungold, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (SC, INC, SC) 6 times [24].
Round 5: (3 SC, INC) 6 times [30].
Rounds 6-9: 4 rows SC [30 per row].
Round 10: (13 SC, DEC) 2 times [28]. Round 11: (5 SC, DEC) 4 times [24].
Start stuffing
Round 12: (4 SC, DEC) 4 times [20].
Round 13: (8 SC, DEC) 2 times [18].
Round 14: SC row [18].
Fasten off.
HEAD

In Antique White, Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [6].
Round 2: INC in each stitch [12].
Round 3: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 4: (5 SC, INC) 3 times [21].
Round 5: (6 SC, INC) 3 times [24].
Round 6: SC 15 stitches in BLOs, SC remaining 9 stitches [24].
Rounds 7-8: 2 rows SC [24 stitches each row].
Stop here and insert safety eyes and nose.
Using Embroidery Floss embroider black lines down from the eyes.
Embroider Mouth using Floss.. Make a straight stitch and then two perpendicular stitches. Then Start stuffing.
Round 9: (6 SC, DEC) 3 times [21].
Round 10: (5 SC, DEC) 3 times [18].
Round 11: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 12: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Attach to Body.

POMPOMS
Make 2 in Orange Neon
Ch 2:
Round 1: SC 4 in 2nd Chain from hook [4]
Round 2: INC in each Stitch [8].
Fasten off. Sew to front of body under ruffle.

COLLAR (In Blue)
Ch 15
Row 1: SC in 2nd Chain from hook, SC in remaining stitches [14].
Row 2: (INC, SC) 7 times [21].
Fasten off. Attach under the head.

HAIR
In Red, Ch 16
Row 1: Starting in 2nd chain from hook, Using Loop stitches, INC in each stitch. [30].
Fasten off and sew to the unused stitches from Round 6 in the head.

Don’t forget the other ones.

Mini Monster
These pots don’t need to be watered.