Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sock Monkey Free Crochet Pattern

orange crochet sock monkey
Amigurumi sock monkey with huge ears.  Look at that adorable face! Why not make yourself or someone special one with this free pattern and tutorial...



Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 

Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site


st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch
f/o = finish off

What I used to make The Sock Monkey:

3 colors of worsted weight yarn medium #4
9mm black safety eyes
3.75mm hook
yarn needle
plastic mesh

Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. * I use the jogless stripe method to switch colors which helps to eliminate some of the jump in the color changes. The sl st is counted as a regular st unless noted otherwise.

I have coded the colors I used for reference

Orange = Col-A
Beige = Col-B
Red = Col-C

* the head and body are worked in one piece


HEAD: starting with Col-B

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)                
8) 1sc in next 6st then 2sc in next st (48)
9) 1sc in each st, switch to Col-A on last st of the row
10) sl st into the first st, 1sc in next 47st (48)
11-19) 1sc in each st for 9 rows
20) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (36)
21) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (27)


* put safety eyes in between the 13th and 14th row. Make sure to place the eyes on the opposite side of the color change on the head. So when looking at the doll's face you will not see the slight jump of the color change above the eyes. You can also add in eyebrows now. Also, remember to knot off all color changes.

22) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat until you have 3st left in the row, put 1sc in those last 3st (21)

* stuff head

23) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog, repeat until you have 1st left in the row, put 1sc in that last st (16)

24) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (12)
25) 2sc in each st (24)
26) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (28)
27-39) 1sc in each st for 13 rows
40) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (21)
41) 1sn then 2tog (14)
42+) 2tog until you close the gap

* f/o and sew up any remaining gap with a yarn needle. Hide yarn tail in body
pictured below is a monkey I did in white and grey colors using the same pattern here. This is how the monkey should look so far
Orange = Col-A
Beige = Col-B
Red = Col-C


Arms: starting with Col-B


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in each st
6) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
7) 1sc then 2tog (12)
8) 1sc in each
9) 1sc in each, switch to Col-A on last st
10)  sl st first st, 1sc in next 11st (12)
11) 1sc in each st, switch to Col-C on last st
12)  sl st first st, 1sc in next 11st (12)
13) 1sc in each, switch to Col-A on last st
14)  sl st first st, 1sc in next 11st (12)
15) 1sc in each st

* stop. Roll down the arm and knot off color changes. Stuff hand. No need to over-stuff, you can shape the hand a bit if it's not over-stuffed.

16) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
17) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (8)
18-20) 1sc in each st for 3 rows

f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff bottom of arm and lightly stuff top of arm. Sew to body just under head as pictured



Orange = Col-A
Beige = Col-B
Red = Col-C

  
Legs: starting with Col-B


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5-6) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
7) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
8) 1sc then 2tog (12)
9) 1sc in each
10) 1sc in each st, switch to Col-C on last st
11)  sl st first st, 1sc in next 11st (12)
12) 1sc in each, switch to Col-A on last st
13)  sl st first st, 1sc in next 11st (12)
14-15) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

* stop, fold down leg and knot off color changes. Stuff foot. I stuffed the foot lightly and shaped it to be a bit flat, refer to pictures

16) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
17-21) 1sc in each st for 5 rows


f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. stuff leg. I stuffed the leg more at the bottom and then stuffed the top of the leg lightly, just enough to keep the round shape. Place the open end to the body, it's always a good idea to pin the limbs in place to get a good idea how they will look before sewing them in place.

 


Orange = Col-A
Beige = Col-B
Red = Col-C


TAIL: starting with Col-A 

* switching colors in the round when the round is made up of 6st can be frustrating if you are not used to crochet. You can certainly skip the color changes and make the tail one color. I will provide the pattern for the color changes I made but the choice of color is up to you :)


1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2-4) 1sc in each st for 3 rows, switch to Col-B on last st of row 4
5) sl st first st, 1sc in next 5st 
6) 1sc in each st, switch to Col-A on last st
7) sl st first st, 1sc in next 5st (6)
8) 1sc in each st, switch to Col-B on last st
9) sl st first st, 1sc in next 5st (6) 
10)1sc in each st, switch to Col-C on last st
11) sl st first st, 1sc in next 5st (6)
12) 1sc in each st, switch to Col-A on last st
13-24) 1sc in each st for 12 rows


 f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to back of body and hide yarn tail inside the tail itself. 


Orange = Col-A
Beige = Col-B
Red = Col-C


MUZZLE:  starting with Col-C

1) ch 9
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (8)
* continue around other side of chain, you will be crocheting into the outer loop of the next 8st stitches 
3) ch1, 1sc next 8st (17) 
*make sure to mark off your last st
4) 2sc next st, 1sc next 8st, 2sc next st, 1sc next 7st (19)
5) 2sc in first st, 1sc next 9st, 2sc next st, 1sc next 8st, switch to Col-B next st (21)
6) sl st first st, 1sc next 20st
7) 1sc first st, 2sc next 2st, 1sc next 8st, 2sc next 2st, 1sc next 8st (25)
8-9) 1sc in each st for 2 rows

sl st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing


embroider a mouth on any shape and size you want. It is easier to pin the muzzle onto the face and put in the majority of the holding stitches then stuff the muzzle before sewing it closed. Pictured below is a monkey I made with the colors reversed.. your eyes are not playing tricks on you! It's the same pattern so I borrowed a picture from it :)



EARS:  with Col-B make 4

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in each st
f/o and leave a long tail for sewing
Use 2 pieces to make one ear. To keep the ears from folding in on themselves cut a piece from plastic to go inside the 2 yarn pieces. You can use part of a mesh sheet like I did or cut a piece from any empty plastic container. A yogurt lid for example.
I stretched out the ear to give it more of an egg shape as pictured. I also cut the mesh piece in the same shape. Sandwich the plastic in between the 2 ear pieces and sew around the edges. Pin the ears in place on the head before you sew them on to be sure you are happy with the placement.

* again, I borrowed a picture from the other monkey pattern. That's why the ears are orange in the top photo



And that is it! I hope you enjoy this pattern and get a monkey of your own made. If you have any questions use the comment section below. For the free pattern of the monkey with the zipper click here

This pattern was courtesy of Sharon Ojala of Amigurumi To Go. Free for all to enjoy! You may sell finished products. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help fund amigurumi making supplies for future free patterns. So far over 80 free patterns & video tutorials and many more to come. Happy Crafting everyone!