Thursday, May 23, 2013

Monkey Video Tutorial

Here are the modifications to make the smaller monkey as pictured. This is the modified version of the 2 foot monkey named Darcy...

Copyright 2013 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 
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I made a 2 foot monkey and named him Darcy. He is made with Boucle yarn plus worsted weight yarn held together. I knew I needed a video tutorial to go along with his pattern but when I first attempted it I realized it would be really hard to make a video with him being so big so I decided to follow Darcy's pattern and use one strand of worsted weight yarn and a smaller hook and make the tutorial that way. So what you get now is a 2 in 1 pattern! Or is it a 3 in one pattern? I decided to also re-make Darcy with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn so you can still get your 2 foot monkey even if you don't use Boucle yarn! Pictured below is Darcy grey monkey standing (made with Boucle) and Brandon sitting with a lighter colored head. Pictured above and below (pink and blue) are the 15 inch monkeys made with one strand of yarn. So depending on what you use you can get a few different versions and sizes of one monkey, pretty cool right?!

Instead of re-writing the entire pattern I will give you the modifications you need to make the smaller monkey and also the pattern to get the lighter colored cap on the head like Brandon pictured on the left above. You will need to print off Darcy's pattern and use the modifications here on this page. Look for the printer friendly button at the bottom of the pattern. Then you can use those to follow along with the video tutorial here (Once you click on the printer friendly button you can choose to print without images which will save you on ink).


To make the smaller monkey which comes out to about 15 inches tall use worsted weight yarn and a 3.5mm hook.


To make Darcy with the fuzzy coat use Boucle yarn and worsted weight yarn held together and a 5.00 mm hook.


To make the a monkey like Brandon which comes out to just under 2 feet tall use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together and a 5.00mm hook.

Head for smaller monkey:

follow rows 1-25 same as Darcy's pattern

26) 1sc then 2tog (12)
27) repeat row 26
f/o and hide yarn tail in head


Muzzle for smaller monkey:

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
sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. You can leave the muzzle un-stuffed. Put the mouth in before sewing onto the face. See video if you need help on how to do this part.

The Eyes are up to you. I decided not to add eye patches like many of the crocheted monkeys out there but if you would like eye patches on either the smaller or larger monkey then make two patches by following the same pattern to make the ears just don't fold over the edges. If you use safety eyes then attach those to the patches before sewing the patches to the face.
  
If you like the placement of the eyes as seen on both sizes of monkey and without patches then install those in between the 15th and 16th row with about 12 to 14 stitches between them. If you use safety eyes then remember to put those in before stuffing or closing up the head. 

If you would like the light cap on the head as pictured below for either size of monkey then follow the head pattern as follows:

using  lighter color follow Rows 1-9 in Darcy's pattern
10) 1sc in each st, switching to darker color on last st of this row

11) sl st first st then 1sc in next 53 st (54)
now you can follow the rest of the written  pattern

And that's it, that is the only modifications made. The video tutorial is a stitch by stitch guide for those of you just beginning in crochet or amigurumi.

To use the video tutorial I have it in this order as follows:

1) Introduction
2) Body
3) Head
4) Feet and Legs
5) Hands, Arms then Thumbs
6) Colored bands around legs, arms and tail
7) Sew Head to Body
8) Sew Arms On
9) Sew Legs On
10) Make Bigger Muzzle then Smaller Muzzle
11) Make and Sew on Ears
12) Tail
13) Last thoughts and tips!



Thanks for viewing and I hope you get a monkey made, this world needs more monkeys!


Keep me posted and Happy Crocheting!!




7 comments:

  1. hi sharon this are my to monkeys I made!!!! i change some things to give them a diferent look, but i think they turn out adorable. Thank you so much for the patter it was very fun to make this. I do have one request, do you think you can create a pettern for a cute dress for the monkey girl, and maybe some overalls and a cap for the boy?

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    1. you'd have to post a picture on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. I can't link you up here in comments but scroll up and look to the right of this page for the facebook sign.. it's a big blue f and just click on that to be brought to facebook

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  3. your friendly button does not seem to work the print button..how do I get this so I can print if off to make one being we have to share a computer with my son...thank you

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    1. I just tried it and the print friendly works fine here. I wonder if maybe a different browser would make a difference? I know chrome had issues with the print button in the past. Unless you tried it and think the main pattern is missing? The main pattern is in a different post and you have to go to that particular post to print off the main pattern.. I'll be offline now until tomorrow but leave a another message if you continue to have problems and I'll do my best to figure it out

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  4. Hi there, Im looking here but I dont see the smaller body pattern...? I would really like to make a bunny and I really like this body lol...Do you have a pattern for a bunny? If not Id use this body and change the ears and face =)

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    1. Oh, the body is the same as the big one. Everything is the same except for what I wrote here and of course you will use one strand of yarn and a smaller hook.. so follow the pattern exactly as written for the large one for the head from rows 1-25 and then you'll follow what is written above. And the only other thing that is different is the muzzle and that pattern is written above as well

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