Monkeys!

Monkeys!

There are so many summer birthdays! At least it seems that way this year. But I’ve been having fun staying out of the heat of summer some to create for them. I’ve wanted to make a cute monkey pattern for a while. When I had two one-year-old birthdays, my little monkey of a nephew and his cousin that hangs onto her mama like a monkey, I knew I was going to try. Monkeys are tricky I’ve learned. It’s very hard to make the faces cute! But I was pretty happy with the end result. Hope you enjoy!

The free crochet pattern is below if you’d like to try your hand at a monkey!

Pattern

Monkey

I used a size G crochet hook and Lionbrand Fisherman’s Wool Nature Brown yarn, and for the face some wool/acryllic yarn from a sweater I unraveled into yarn. I think any yarn about the same gauge as the Fisherman’s Wool would work fine.

Head
Row 1: 6 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc, repeat around (18 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (24 total)
Row 5: sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (30 total)
Row 6-12: sc even
Row 13: sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (24 total)
Row 14: sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (18 total)
Row 15: sc, sc2tog, repeat around (12 total)
Sl st to round off. Stuff with stuffing, finish off

Face
Row 1: 6sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: sc, 3sc, 3sc, sc, 3sc, 3sc (14 total)
Row 3: sc, sc, sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, 2sc, sc, sc (18 total)
Row 4: *sc2tog, sc* repeat around (12 total)
sl st to round off
(The background for the eyes is stitched on.)

Ear (2)
Row 1: 5 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (10 total)
Row 3: sc even
Row 4: sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc (8 total)
sl st to round off

Body
Row 1: 6sc in a loop, tighten loop
Row 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc, repeat around (18 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (24 total)
Row 5-9: sc even
Row 10: sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc the rest of the row even (22 total)
Row 11: sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc (18 total)
Row 12-13: sc even
Row 14: *sc, sc, sc2tog* repeat 4 times, sc, sc (14 total)
Row 15: *sc, sc2tog* repeat 4 times, sc, sc (10 total)
Row 16: sc2tog (do not repeat..), sl to round off
Finish off, stuff with beans in the bottom and stuff the rest with stuffing

Arms (2)
Row 1: 6 sc in a loop, tighten
Row 2-11: sc even, Sl st to round off
Finish off

Legs (2)
Row 1: 8 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Rows 2-3 : sc even
Row 4 (partial row): sc, sc, sc, sc, ch 1, turn
Row 5 (partial row): sc, sc, sc, sc, ch 1, turn
Row 6: skip 1, sc, sc, skip 1, sc in side of row 5, (rest of row is worked on the unworked portion of row 3) sc, sc, sc, sc, sc side of row 5
Row 7-13: sc even (8 total) sl st to round off
Finish off

Tail
Row 1: 5 sc in a loop, tighten loop
Rows 2-16: sc even, sl st to round off
Finish off and sew all parts together

Embroider background for eyes, and face details.

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