Monkey

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Monkeys are always fun, and they’re even more fun when there’s more than one. Made with worsted weight yarn, the finished monkeys measure approximately 8 inches tall.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

18mm safety eyes (for big monkeys)

12mm safety eyes (for baby monkeys)

Head:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (55 stitches)

Rows 11-17: Sc in each stitch around. (55 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Insert eyes between rows 14 and 15 with 8 stitches between them.

Snout:

With beige yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Position and sew between and below eyes. Sew a nose on with brown yarn.

Ears:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position onto sides of head and sew on.

Body:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Rows 11-15: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff tight with poly-fil. Sew head onto body. Stop and stuff more poly-fil in before you close it up to reinforce the neck.

Arms:

With beige yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Switch to brown yarn. Stuff hand tight with poly-fil.

Rows 8-17: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto sides of body.

Legs:

With beige yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Switch to brown yarn. Stuff foot tight with poly-fil.

Rows 9-17: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil. Make two. Position and sew onto bottom of body.

Tail:

With brown yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-30: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Don’t stuff. Position and sew onto back of body.

 

 

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do. The purchased pattern also comes with the pattern to make a baby monkey.

 

These monkeys are part of an ebook, that you can also purchase on my Ravelry.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

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