Amigurumi

Sock monkey

I found this crocheted monkey in the kidsโ€™ room yesterday. I already forgot about it, I should have done this years ago… but sometimes you find hidden treasures when you tidy up the rooms.๐Ÿ˜Š

Iโ€™m not quite sure where I got the idea or the pattern from, but I thought I could rework it and make a new monkey today. I found the yarn I used as the main colour, itโ€™s a twisted yarn from black, grey, and white threads.

Using a 3 mm crochet hook, my new monkey became a bit smaller, cca 12 cm high, and not perfectly the same, but they can be still friends.๐Ÿ˜Š

The pattern how I made it:

First make the arms. Work in rounds, but due to the colour changes instead of working in spirals, I closed the rows with a slip stitch and chained one to begin the next row.

Arms (make two):

R1 (white): 6 sc to magic ring (6 sts)

R2 (white): 5 sc, sc inc (7 sts) , finish off white yarn, and attach the red colour with an slst.

R3 (red): 7 sc (7 sts), finish off red yarn, and attach the grey colour with an slst.

R4 (grey): 6 sc, sc inc (8 sts)

R5 – R7 (grey): 8 sc (8 sts), when finished, stuff slightly, fold it to half, and close the arm with 4 sc stitches.

Now crochet the whole together, starting with the legs.

Legs:

R1 (white): 6 sc to magic ring (6 sts)

R2 (white): (sc, sc inc) x 3 (9 sts), finish off white yarn, and attach the red colour with an slst.

R3 (red): 9 sc (9 sts), finish off red yarn, and attach the grey colour with an slst.

R4 (grey): 8 sc, sc inc (10 sts)

R5 – R10 (grey): 10 sc

When finished with the first leg, cut the yarn and repeat the above 10 rows to make the second leg. When the second is done, do not cut the yarn, but make an slst to the first leg made, chain one and continue with the following rows:

R11 – R16 (grey): 20 sc (20 sts)

R17 (grey): 4 sc, sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec, 4sc (18 sc)

R18 (grey): 4 sc, sc dec, 6 sc, sc dec, 4sc (16 sc)

Attach the arms in the next row:

R19 (grey): 2 sc, 4 sc together with the first arm (place the arm in front of the work and crochet through 4 loops), 4 sc, 4 sc together with the second arm the same way, 2 sc (16 sts)

R20 (grey): 16 sc (16 sts)

R21 (grey): (3 sc, sc inc) x 4 (20 sts)

R22 – R25 (grey): 20 sc (20 sts)

Make the ears in the next row:

R26 (grey): 5 sc, make first ear: front post dc to the stitch 2 rows below, then 5 more dcโ€™s to the leg of the first dc made, slst to the stitch another 2 rows below, turn, and make 6 slst stitches along the dcโ€™s to return to the starting point), 10 sc, make 2nd ear (same way as the first ear), 5 sc

R27 (grey): 4 sc, sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec, 4 sc (18 sts), finish off grey yarn, and attach the red colour with an slst.

R28 (red): 18 sc (18 sts), finish off red yarn, and attach the white colour with an slst.

R29 (white): 18 sc (18 sts)

R30 (white): (sc, sc dec) x 6 (12 sts)

R31 (white): (sc dec) x 6 (6 sts), fasten off.

Face:

With white colour, chain 4, and crochet arond the chain from 2nd stitch from hook as follows:

R1: 2 sc, sc inc to last chain stitch, on the other side 2 sc, sc inc (8 sts)

R2: sc inc, 1 sc, 3 sc inc, 1 sc, 2 sc inc (14 sts)

R3: 14 sc (14 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Add a small amount of stuffing, and sew it on the head (between rows 21 – 24). With red yarn, sew the mouth and with black the eyes.

Make a red pompom and sew it on the top.

And what I was missing from my first monkey was its tail…๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š This new one has now:

Tail:

R1 (white): 6 sc to magic ring (6 sts)

R2 (white): 6 sc (6 sts) , finish off white yarn, and attach the red colour with an slst.

R3 (red): 6 sc (6 sts), finish off red yarn, and attach the grey colour with an slst.

R4 – R11 (grey): 6 sc (6 sts), when finished, fold it to half, and close the tail with 3 sc stitches.

Sew the tail to the body, between rows 11 and 12.

And now the new monkey is ready! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Cheers, Judit

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