Monkey

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This pattern is written in American crochet notation and uses 8 ply wool and a 4 mm hook. The monkey is 22 cm tall. The banana should probably be yellow but use whatever colours you like for the monkey. I chose brown, pink, red and purple. You will also need black wool for the face and some googly eyes.

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Head

With brown wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 4: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 5: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 6: sc in the first four stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (36 stitches)

With red wool

Rounds 7 – 8: sc in each stitch (36 stitches)

With brown wool

Rounds 9 – 10: sc in each stitch (36 stitches)

Round 11: sc in the first four stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 12: sc in the first three stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (24 stitches)

With pink wool

Round 13: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

stuff

Round 14: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

 

Body

With brown wool

Round 15: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 16: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 17: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 18: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

With purple wool

Round 19: sc in the first four stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 20: sc in the first five stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (42 stitches)

With brown wool

Round 21: sc in the first six stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (48 stitches)

Rounds 22 – 24: sc in each stitch (48 stitches)

With pink wool

Rounds 25 – 26: sc in each stitch (48 stitches)

With brown wool

Round 27: sc in each stitch (48 stitches)

Round 28: sc in the first six stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (42 stitches)

Round 29: sc in the first five stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 30: sc in the first four stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (30 stitches)

With red wool

Round 31: sc in the first three stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 32: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

Stuff

With brown wool

Round 33: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Round 34: decrease until the hole closes.

Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Arms (make two)

With brown wool

First we must make three fingers, which we will end up crocheting together.

Round 1: 4 sc in a magic ring (4 stitches)

Round 2 : sc in each stitch (4 stitches)

Fasten off when you finish the first two fingers and put them aside. Don’t fasten off on the third finger because we will now attach the fingers to form the hand.

Round 3: decrease two stitches together on one finger, then decrease two stitches together on a different finger, then (decrease two stitches together) x 2 on the last finger. Coming around the other side of the hand now, decrease two stitches together on the middle finger and then decrease two stitches together on the first finger (6 stitches)

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Rounds 4 – 6: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With pink wool

Rounds 7 – 8: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With brown wool

Rounds 9 – 14: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With purple wool

Rounds 15 – 16: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the arm lightly (I used a pen to get the stuffing in)

 

Legs (make two)

With brown wool

As with the arms, first we must make three toes, which we will end up crocheting together.

Round 1: 4 sc in a magic ring (4 stitches)

Round 2: sc in each stitch (4 stitches)

Fasten off when you finish the first two toes and put them aside. Don’t fasten off on the third toe because we will now attach the toes to form the foot.

Round 3: two sc on one toe, then two sc on a different toe, then 4 sc on the last toe. Coming around the other side of the foot now, two sc on the middle toe and then two sc on the first toe (12 stitches)

Round 4: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 5: decrease around (6 stitches)

Rounds 6 – 8: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With purple wool

Rounds 9 – 10: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With brown wool

Rounds 11 – 16: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With red wool

Rounds 17 – 18: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff.

 

Tail

With purple wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With brown wool

Rounds 3 – 8: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With pink wool

Rounds 9 – 10: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Stuff

With brown wool

Rounds 11 – 16: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With red wool

Rounds 17 – 18: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

With brown wool

Rounds 19 – 24: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Stuff

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Ears (make two)

With brown wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: turn, sc in the first stitch, increase in the next four stitches, sc in the last stitch, turn (10 stitches)

With pink wool

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (15 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Banana

With yellow wool

Round 1: 4 sc in a magic ring (4 stitches)

Rounds 2 – 3: sc in each stitch (4 stitches)

Round 4: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (6 stitches)

Round 5: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Round 6: (decrease two stitches together) x 2, increase in the next two stitches (6 stitches) (This will create the kink in the banana)

Round 7: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Round 8: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (4 stitches)

Round 9: sc in each stitch (4 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Assembly

Sew the arms and legs to the body. The purple of the arms should be attached to the purple ring on the body. The red of the legs should be attached to the red ring on the body. Sew on the tail and ears and the googly eyes. Embroider the nose and mouth. Sew the banana to one of the hands.

Enjoy 🙂

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