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Monkey Amigurumi Pattern

Monkey Amigurumi Pattern

January 1, 2016 /
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Happy New Year!!! Daikichi, the big fortune good luck monkey amigurumi pattern is sending all the best wishes to Craft Passion’s readers on behalf of Craft Passion and AmiguruMEI. May 2016 be a blessed year for us to craft, made and create!!!!

According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the year of Monkey. Mei Li of AmiguruMEI has specially designed an amigurumi pattern of Monkey to celebrate the New Year with us.

I am glad Mei Li is back with this great pattern to share while she is pregnant with twin boys. If you have been following her on Facebook, you will notice that she has been busy with the preparation to welcome her babies. Her babies will arrive in about a week time, I would like to wish her a smooth delivery and all the best in her new parenthood life.

Monkey Amigurumi Pattern

Daikichi

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Daikichi (which means extremely good luck or big fortune in Japanese) is a 5″ baby monkey amigurumi who is loved by all because of his sweet, innocent features. Little do people know that he is really a mischievous little thing, who enjoys pulling pranks and gobbling up any food he comes across. As they always say, boys will be boys. Hopefully, he will grow out of his naughtiness by his next birthday

Monkey Amigurumi

Though I already have a  Kimira Sock Monkey Amigurumi pattern developed from the famous Marcho Sock Monkey, when Mei Li sent me the idea of creating another monkey crochet pattern to celebrate the New Year of 2016, I instantly agreed with her proposal. I am sure she will come out with a fantastic monkey design. Look… Daikichi is simply the cutest monkey amigurumi I have ever seen.

Hope you enjoy making this monkey amigurumi doll and again, wish you all the best in 2016 🙂

Happy crafting!!!

Crochet Monkey Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet Monkey Amigurumi Pattern

Yield: 5" Stuffed Monkey
Active Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $3 - $10

Free monkey amigurumi pattern with tutorial photos to refer to, a design of AmiguruMEI. Daikichi is a cute innocent-looking baby monkey that everyone adores.

Daikichi (which means extremely good luck or big fortune in Japanese) is a baby monkey who is loved by all because of his sweet, innocent features. Little do people know that he is really a mischievous little thing, who enjoys pulling pranks and gobbling up any food he comes across. As they always say, boys will be boys. Hopefully, he will grow out of his naughtiness by his next birthday 🙂

Contributed by: Lee Mei Li of AmiguruMEI

Materials

  • Acrylic yarn in caramel cream, latte, light pink and red
  • Dark brown embroidery floss
  • White and dark brown felt
  • 2 x 8mm black brads
  • Floral wire

Tools

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Scissors
  • Pins

Instructions

Abbreviations

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: sc2 in a stitch
inv dec: invisible decrease

MONKEY AMIGURUMI CROCHET PATTERN

Body

With latte yarn
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [inc, sc 1] around. {18}
Round 4: [inc, sc 2] around. {24}
Rounds 5-13 (9 rounds altogether): sc around. {24}
Round 14: [inv dec, sc 2] around. {18}.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Head

With caramel cream yarn:
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [inc, sc 1] around. {18}
Round 4: [inc, sc 2] around. {24}
Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}
Round 6: [inc, sc 4] around. {36}
Round 7: [inc, sc 5] around. {42}
Round 8: [inc, sc 6] around. {48}
Round 9: [inc, sc 7] around. {54}
Round 10: [inc, sc 8] around. {60}
Round 11: sc around. {60}
Change yarn color to latte.
Rounds 12-19 (8 rounds altogether): sc around. {60}
Round 20: [inv dec, sc 8] around. {54}
Round 21: [inv dec, sc 7] around. {48}
Round 22: [inv dec, sc 6] around. {42}
Round 23: [inv dec, sc 5] around. {36}
Round 24: [inv dec, sc 4] around. {30}
Round 25: [inv dec, sc 3] around. {24}
Round 26: [inv dec, sc 2] around. {18}

Turn the caramel cream part of the head towards you. This means the opening should be to the back of the doll, instead of at the bottom.

Fill with stuffing and shape the head as you go along. The front of the head should have a flattened appearance.

Round 27: [inv dec, sc 1] around. {12}
Round 28: [inv dec] around. {6}
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Nose

Using dark brown embroidery floss and a darning needle, you will be making a French knot for the nose.

Thread the floss up from the bottom of the head through to the center of the face. It should exit at a stitch on Round 2 of the head.

Hold the floss taut and loop it six times around the needle.

Pull the needle through to make a small French knot.

Bring the floss two stitches away, and gently pull it through to the bottom of the head.

Trim excess floss.

Eye indentations

With a new strand of caramel cream yarn, thread it through a darning needle and bring it up to a spot below Round 6 of the head.

Make a horizontal backstitch and bring the yarn back down to the bottom of the body.

Gently tug to create an indentation. Repeat on the other side. Each indentation should be about 5 stitches away from the nose.

Bring yarn to the bottom of the head, knot it, and trim excess.

Cheeks

Make 2 with light pink yarn:
Row 1: ch 6.
Row 2: sc 4, 3 sc in last st. Rotate work.
Row 3: sc 8, 2 sc in last st.
Clean fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears

Make 2 with latte yarn:
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: [inc, sc 1] around. {18}
Round 4: [inc, sc 2] around. {24}
Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}
Rounds 6-10 (5 rounds altogether): sc around. {30}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Flatten the pieces and give it a scooped appearance.

Arms

Make 2 starting with caramel cream yarn:
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: sc around. {12}
Round 4: : [inv dec] around. {6}
Change yarn color to latte.
Rounds 5-12 (8 rounds altogether): sc around. {6}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs

Make 2 with latte yarn:
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Round 2: [inc] around. {12}
Round 3: sc around. {12}
Round 4: [inv dec] around. {6}
Rounds 5-7 (3 rounds altogether): sc around. {12}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail

With latte yarn:
Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}
Rounds 2-18 (17 rounds altogether): sc around. {6}
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Fold floral wire in half (so you won’t have to work with sharp ends) and insert the piece into the tail. Trim to size.

Bow

Part A: Make one larger piece with red yarn:
Row 1: ch 6.
Rows 2-13 (12 rounds altogether) : sc 5. Ch 1 and turn.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Part B: Make another smaller piece with red yarn:
Row 1: ch 12.
Rows 2-3 (2 rounds altogether) : sc 11. Ch 1 and turn.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Attaching Part A + Part B:

Scrunch up the center of the larger piece.

Wrap the smaller piece over the center of the larger piece and sew in place.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE MONKEY AMIGURUMI

  1. Cut two pieces of white felt into small crescents to match the size of the black brads.
    Glue the brads and white felt in place as the eyes. Follow the eye indentations you made earlier to find the right positions.
    Sew the cheeks in place.
    Cut two pieces of dark brown felt into small tubes. Glue on as eyebrows.
    Give Daikichi a sweet and innocent expression.Dai1 300
  2. Sew the ears low on the head for a cuter look.Dai2 300
  3. Sew on the body, arms, legs, and finally the tail.
    Position and pin the body parts in place before sewing.Dai3 300
  4. Position the red bow underneath Daikichi’s chin, on his body, and sew in place.Dai4 300
  5. Add floral wire to the tail to make it bendable.Dai5 300
  6. Finish off by sewing on the tail.Dai6 300

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