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Crochet Amigurumi Monkey

So quite recently I found a passion for crocheting. I think I caught the ‘crocheting bug’ from my Mom as she is constantly making baby blankets, hats or anything that she can think of. I started off by making simple blankets to get into it but I got quite bored of the same old square pattern coming out. I then decided that I would look to see how difficult it is to make amigurumi. I started off by copying patterns off Pinterest to get into the hang of making different shapes.

I then decided that I wanted to combine most of the things I have learned to created something different. There were a number of different combinations I used to create this monkey, I used ears that were from a giraffe, legs that were from a bear, face hat was from a dog and body that was from a frog. I posted a picture of this a while back and I had a few people comment saying that I was ‘talented’ or that the monkey was ‘incredible’. I decided to share the pattern so anybody is able to have a go at making them.

Click here to get the PDF of this pattern!

Materials

Wool of two colours. (I’ve used dark brown and light brown)

Black wool of Mouth and detailing

Crochet hook. (I’ve used a 4mm)

Stuffing

Safety eyes

Scissors

Sewing needle

Abbreviations

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

inc = increase – two sc in one st

des = decrease – two stitches together

BLO – Back Loops Only

Head 

Using dark brown wool.

Round 1 : Magic circle with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: inc in each st. (12)

Round 3: sc then inc in the next st. (18)

Round 4: sc in the next 2 then inc. (24)

Round 5: sc in the next 3 then inc. (30)

Round 6: sc in the next 4 then inc. (36)

Round 7: sc in the next 5 then inc. (42)

Round 8: sc in the next 6 then inc. (48)

Round 9 -18: sc in each st. (48)

Round 19: sc in the next 6 then dec. (42)

Round 20: sc in the next 5 then dec. (36)

Round 21: sc in the next 4 then dec. (30)

Round 22: sc in the next 3 then dec. (24)

Round 23: sc in the next 2 then dec. (18)

Stuff the head and fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Body 

Using dark brown wool.

Round 1: Magic circle with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: in in each st. (12)

Round 3: sc then inc in the next st. (18)

Round 4: sc in the next 2 then inc. (24)

Round 5: sc in the next 3 then inc. (30)

Round 6: sc in the next 4 then inc. (36)

Round 7: sc in the next 5 then inc. (42)

Round 8-12: sc in each st. (42)

Round 13: sc in the next 5 then dec. (36)

Round 14-16: sc in each st. (36)

Round 17: sc in the next 4 then dec. (30)

Round 18-19: sc in each st. (30)

Round 20: sc in the next 3 then dec. (24)

Round 21: sc in each st. (24)

Round 22: sc in the next 2 then dec. (18)

Stuff the body, fasten off and weave in the end.

Upper Muzzle

Using light brown wool.

Round 1: Magic circle with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: in in each st. (12)

Round 3: sc then inc in the next st. (18)

Round 4: sc in the next 2 then inc. (24)

Round 5: sc in the next 3 then inc. (30)

Round 6: sc in the next 4 then inc. (36)

Fast off and leave a tail for sewing.

Lower Muzzle

Using light brown wool.

Round 1: ch 10 then 3 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next 7, 4sc in the last ch, turn and continue working on the opposite side of the chain: sc in the next 8 st then join with sl st. (22)

Round 2: 3 sc in first stitch then sc in the next 10, 3 sc in the next st then 10 sc in the next 10 st. (26)

Round 3: 3 sc in first st then sc in the next 12, 3 sc in the next st then 11 sc. (30)

Round 4-5: sc in each st. (30)

Stuff a little, fast off and leave tail for sewing.

Belly

Using light brown.

Round 1: magic ring with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: inc in each st. (12)

Round 3: sc then inc in the next st. (18)

Round 4: sc in the next 2 then inc. (24)

Round 5: sc in the next 3 then inc. (30)

Round 6: sc in the next 4 then inc. (36)

Ears

Inner Ears (two needed)

Using light brown wool.

Round 1: magic ring with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: inc in each st. (12)

Round 3: sc then inc in the next st. (18)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Outer Ears (two needed)

Using dark brown wool.

Round 1: magic ring with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: inc in each st. (12)

Round 3: sc then inc in the next st. (18)

Put both pieces together (inner and outer) and continue crocheting with dark brown wool.

Round 4: Crochet through both layers. Sc then in in the next st. (24)

Arms (two needed)

Using dark brown wool.

Round 1: magic ring with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: inc in each st. (12)

Round 3-19: sc in each st. (12)

Stuff mainly at the bottom of the arms.

Round 20: Fold and crochet 6 sc through both layers to close the opening.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Tail

Using dark brown wool.

Round 1: magic ring with 6 sc.

Round 2-18: sc in each st. (6)

Fast off and leave tail for sewing.

Legs (two needed)

Using light brown wool.

Round 1: magic ring with 6 sc. (6)

Round 2: inc in each st. (12)

Round 3: sc then inc in the next st. (18)

Round 4: sc in the next 2 then inc. (24)

Round 5: sc in the next 3 then inc. (30)

Fasten off and weave in the ends, then switch to dark brown wool.

Round 6: sc in BLO (30)

Round 7: sc in each st. (30)

Round 8: sc then dec in the next st (3 times) then sc in the next 24 st. (27)

Round 9: dec in the next three st then sc in the next 21 st. (24)

Round 10: dec in the next three st then sc in the next 18. (21)

Round 11: dec in the next three st then sc in the next 15. (18)

Round 12: dec in the next three st then sc in the next 12. (15)

Round 13-15: sc in each st. (15)

Stuff the legs.

Round 16: Fold and crochet sc through both layers to close the opening.

Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

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