Monday, May 31, 2010

Old School Monkey Amigurumi


Materials:

One color of 4 ply yarn (main color)
One color of 4 yarn (accent color)
Small length of black yarn for details


Crochet Hook:
3.00mm


Extras:
*Stitch marker
*Poly-fill
*Yarn needle
*One pair of 12mm safety eyes
*Optional safety nose


Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch chain
sc single crochet
st stich
sts stitchs
dec decrease a stitch (*insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop* twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.)
*repeat directions inside * as many times as indicated


The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of your rounds.

Naked Monkey =O!

Eye Backs (make2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Leave a length of yarn to sew eye backs to the head. Push safety eyes through the middle of the slip ring and pull tight to secure. Place the safety eye on the head between rows 8 and 9 and 10 stitches apart. Secure the eyes tightly with backs. Sew the eye backs to head with the length of yarn. Weave in ends.


Muzzle
Using the accent color ch 6
R1 2 sc in end sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in end sc, now working on opposite side of chain, 1 st in last 4 sts. Place st marker (12)
R2 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 4 sts (16)
R3 1 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sts,1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 6 sts (20)
Rs4-5 sc in each sc around (20)
Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing muzzle to the head. Attach the safety nose if you choose to use one. If you wish, embroider the mouth and nostrils on after you attach the muzzle. Stuff the muzzle as you sew it to the body. Weave in loose ends.


Back of Ear (make 2)
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
Leave a long tail of yarn for sewing front of ear to the back of the ear and the ear to the head.


Front of Ear (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Weave in loose ends. Sew the front of the ear to the back of the ear with the length of yarn attached to the back of the ear, then use the remaining length to sew the ear to the head even with the eye backs and three stitches back from them.


Head/Body
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
R3 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
R5 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
Rs6-12 sc in each sc around
R13 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
R14 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R15 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Rs16-18 sc in each sc around
Place eyes between rows 8 and 9 and 10 stitches apart. Secure eyes with safety backs.
R19 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R20 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Rs21-27 sc in each sc around
R28 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
R29 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (42)
Rs30-36 sc in each sc around
R37 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (36)
R38 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
R39 sc in each sc around (30)
R40 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R41 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Rs42-43 sc in each sc around
R44 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (8)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of
the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in
ends to finish off.


Arms (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6
additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rs2-6 sc in each sc around When you reach the
last stitch of round 6 switch to main color.
Rs7-19 sc in each sc around
Leave a length of yarn to sew the arms to the body. Stuff the arms. You may choose to sew the arms onto the body, or use safety eye to create joints so that the arms move. If you choose to make joints, place the safety eye inside the arm and push the back through the fabric 3 rows down from the top of arm. Center the joint as evenly as possible. Lay the monkey flat, where the fabric folds on the sides is where you will place the arms. Push the post through the body 2 rows down from the head. Secure the eye inside the body with washer. Sew up the top of arm with remaining length of yarn and weave in ends. Or simply sew the arms to the body.


Optional Arm Joints
For jointed arms without using a pair of safety eyes, try using a length of yarn. With a long needle sew the tops of both arms closed. Then sew the arms together through the body. This will form a kind of axis that with arms will rotate on. Sew back and forth four times to form a strong axis and then weave in ends to finish off.


Legs (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6
additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* twice (14)
Rs3-6 sc in each sc around (14)
When you reach the last stitch of round 6, change to main color.
Rs7-19 sc in each sc around
Leave a length of yarn for sewing legs to the body. Stuff the legs and sew closed across the top. Sew the legs to the body around row 40 with 3 stitches between them. Weave in loose ends.


Tail
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Continue to sc in each sc around until tail is 5 inches long, or desired length of tail is reached. Leave a length of yarn to sew tail to body. Do not stuff. Sew the tail to the body and weave in loose ends.

Monkey Wearing Sweater
The pattern is exactly the same for Eye Patches, Muzzle, Back
of the Ear, Front of the Ear, Legs, and Tail. Follow the pattern bellow for changes to Head/Body and Arms to create a monkey wearing a sweater. For a different look to the legs, instead of sewing them closed and then sewing them to the body, stuff them firmly and then sew them directly onto the body.


Arms (make 2)
With accent color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
Rs2-6 sc in each sc around When you reach the last stitch of round 6 switch to sweater color.
Rs7-19 sc in each sc around
Attach the arms as you would in the naked monkey pattern.


Head/Body
With main color create a slip ring. Sc in ring to join. Sc 6 additional times in ring. (6)
R1 2 sc in each sc around. (12)
R2 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc* around (18)
R3 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R4 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
R5 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
Rs6-12 sc in each sc around (36)
R13 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
R14 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R15 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
Place eyes between rows 8 and 9 and 10 stitches apart. Secure eyes with safety backs. Stitch around eye patch to secure it to the head and weave in loose ends.
R16 sc in each sc around (18)On the last stitch, change to sweater color.
Rs17-18 sc in each sc around (18)
R19 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24)
R20 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (30)
Rs21-27 sc in each sc around
R28 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (36)
R29 *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (42)
Rs30-35 sc in each sc around (42) On the last stitch, change to main body color.
R36 sc in each sc around (42)
R37 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 5 sts* around (36)
Place jointed arms now.
R38 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 4 sts* around (30)
Stuff the body firmly and continue to stuff it as hole closes.
R39 sc in each sc around (30)
R40 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (24)
R41 *1 dec, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (18)
R42 sc in each sc around
R43 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (12)
R44 *1 dec, 1 sc in next sc* around (8)
Leave a long length of yarn and weave through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close up hole and weave in ends to finish off.

5 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These guys are so cute! Thanks so much for the pattern, I'll be linking.

emma said...

Hi!

I really would like to make a monkey, but I cant figure out the pattern
"R1 2 sc in end sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in end sc, now working on opposite side of chain, 1 st in last 4 sts. Place st marker (12)".
How can I find the sc of the chain? And were do I find the second end sc? And how do you make a st in sts? do you mean sc?

emma said...

Hi!

I really would like to make a monkey, but I cant figure out the pattern
"R1 2 sc in end sc, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in end sc, now working on opposite side of chain, 1 st in last 4 sts. Place st marker (12)".
How can I find the sc of the chain? And were do I find the second end sc? And how do you make a st in sts? do you mean sc?

Regina said...

What a wonderful monkey! How I wish I had found this pattern before I made the one I did. I've now tucked this away in a safe place for the next monkey I want to make. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Regina

Margie said...

To EMMA:
To find the sc, single crochet, it's the V that the yarn makes as you make your single crochets. And a st should stand for slip stitch, or at least I would assume so. Good Luck!