Monday, March 10, 2014

Crochet Along Amigurumi Sock Monkey


Five Mischievous Monkeys!

This is the sock monkey I designed for the wheelchair pattern. It fits perfectly in the chair. Once the wheelchair pattern is ready then the monkeys will get injuries, haha one will have a broken leg of course since this whole idea came from my daughter and her recent trip to the hospital. You can read more about that right hereWhen
the wheelchair pattern is ready I will link it up  here. Also available now is the IV Drip pattern


Continue down this page for the monkey pattern. Please read over the special notes before beginning the pattern


Copyright 2014 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

Supplies List:
3.75mm
2 or 3 different colors of worsted weight medium #4 (Red Heart)
yarn needle
polyester stuffing
6 pipe cleaners * optional
fabric tac * optional
felt, buttons or safety eyes

How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. For example 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row. 

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
f/o = finish off

 
Special notes: This monkey is designed to fit in a wheelchair, a pattern soon to be released so to keep the monkey at the size needed use the hook size and yarn weight that is given in the supplies list. This pattern includes instructions for adding in the red band and also for no red band. 

 Click here for the full video tutorial ~ the video was filmed in the following order:
How to start with either a magic circle or adjustable loop
Make and stuff the head and body *includes where to install the eyes
Make and assemble the legs, arms and tail
Make the ears and muzzle
How to sew on the arms, legs, tail, muzzle and ears

Head and Body worked in one piece:
starting with lighter color, top of the head
*please note rows 5 and 6 gives the option of adding the red band or no red band. Also be sure to install safety eyes if you are using them before closing up the head, anywhere between the 7th and 10th row. The top edge of the muzzle will be sewn in just below the 10th row. You could also use buttons or felt for the eyes which can be put on after the doll is fully assembled. To see how to attach the buttons after the doll has been stuffed and closed  view this video
1) magic circle or adjustable loop 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) Red Band switch colors in first st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 22 st (24)
5) No Red Band then 1sc in each st
6) * If You Did Not Add The Red Band then switch colors to body color in first st, sl st next st then 1sc in next 22st (24)
6) * If you did add the red band 1sc in first st, switch to body color next st, sl st next st then 1sc in next 21st (24)
7-8) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
9) 1sc in next 7st, 2sc in next 3st, 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next 3st, 1sc in next 7st (30)
10-12) 1sc in each st for 3 rows *put in safety eyes
13) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
14) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
15) 1sc then 2tog (12)
*stuff head, stuff lots and make sure to fill out the cheeks
16) 1sc then 2tog (8)
17) 1sc in each st *stuff more as needed
18) 2sc in each st (16)
19)1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (20)
20)1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (24)
21-24) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
*if you feel the neck is floppy then bend a couple of pipe cleaners in half and then in half again and push that inside the neck. Add a dab of fabric glue to the part that sits inside the neck to keep it from sliding up or down.
25) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
26-28) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
29) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
30) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
31) 1sc then 2tog (12)
*stuff body, stuff lots and fill out the belly. Also make sure to stuff around the pipe cleaner and make sure the pipe cleaner stays in the middle of the stuffing.
32) 1sc then 2tog (8)
*stuff more as needed
f/o leave a tail for sewing. Weave in and out of the remaining st and pull tight to close the gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail inside body



Muzzle: starting with red
1) ch 9
2) starting with 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch (8) now continue onto the other side of the chain and put 1sc in each of the outer loops (16)
3) switch colors in first st then 1sc in same st, 1sc in next 6st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st (20)
4) 2sc in first st then 1sc in each st after that (21)
5) *you will use only 4 stitches of this row. 1sc in the next 3st then sl st next st and f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Place the muzzle over the face and sew it flat. Sew the top edge of the muzzle just under the 10th row. When sewing around do not pull the stitches so tight that you alter the shape of the muzzle. View the video for the best sewing results.



Ears:
with lighter color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) pull circle up tight, ch1 and turn, 2sc in each st
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold the ear in half, good side together and sew the flat, open edge closed. Bring both yarn tails through to the inside of the ear and pin the ear to the head. View the video for the best sewing results



*For the limbs and tail you can add in a red band which means more color changes for each part. This can be difficult for the beginner so I've included instructions for each option with or without the red band.
Arms Option One, no red band: starting with lighter color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
5) switch colors in first st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 6st
6-13) 1sc in each st for 8 rows

*stuff hand, do not stuff arm. Put in a pipe cleaner if you want the arm to be poseable. Fold one in half, make a loop for the end that will sit inside the hand and bend over the other ends so there are no sharp points. Make the length just a bit shorter than the arm.

14) squish the top of the arm together and sc through both sides at the same time. 1sc across the top 4 times. f/o and leave a long tail for sewing. View the video for the best sewing results


Legs Option One, no red band:
starting with lighter color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
5) 2tog then 1sc in next 7st (8)
6) switch colors in first st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 6st (8)
7-14) 1sc in each st for 8 rows

*stuff foot, do not stuff leg. Put in a pipe cleaner if you want the leg to be poseable. Fold one in half, make a loop for the end that will sit inside the foot and bend over the other ends so there are no sharp points. Make the length just a bit shorter than the leg.

15-17) squish the top of the leg together and sc through both sides at the same time. 1sc across the top 4 times for 3 rows. f/o and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the flat parts together along one edge the sew the entire flat part to the bottom of the body. View the video for the best sewing results



Tail Option One, no red band: starting with lighter color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2-4) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
5) switch colors in first st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 4st (6)
6-17) 1sc in each st for 12 rows

*do not stuff tail. Put in a pipe cleaner if you want the tail to be poseable. Fold one in half, make a small loop for the end that will sit inside the lighter end of the tail and bend over the other ends so there are no sharp points. Make the length just a bit shorter than the tail.

18-19) squish the top of the tail together and sc through both sides at the same time. 1sc across the top 3 times for 2 rows. f/o and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the flat part to the back of the monkey. View the video for the best sewing results.

Arms Option Two with red band:
starting with lighter color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
5) switch to red in first st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 6st (8)
6) 1sc in first st then switch to body color in next st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 5st (8)
7-13) 1sc in each st for 7 rows

*stuff hand, do not stuff arm. Put in a pipe cleaner if you want the arm to be poseable. Fold one in half, make a loop for the end that will sit inside the hand and bend over the other ends so there are no sharp points. Make the length just a bit shorter than the arm.

14) squish the top of the arm together and sc through both sides at the same time. 1sc across the top 4 times. f/o and leave a long tail for sewing

Legs Option Two, with red band: starting with lighter color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
5) 2tog then 1sc in next 7st (8)
6) switch to red color in first st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 6st (8)
7) 1sc in first st then switch to body color in next st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 5st (8)
8-14) 1sc in each st for 7 rows

*stuff foot, do not stuff leg. Put in a pipe cleaner if you want the leg to be poseable. Fold one in half, make a loop for the end that will sit inside the foot and bend over the other ends so there are no sharp points. Make the length just a bit shorter than the leg.

15-17) squish the top of the leg together and sc through both sides at the same time. 1sc across the top 4 times for 3 rows. f/o and leave a long tail for sewing


Tail Option Two with red band:
starting with lighter color
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2-4) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
5) switch to red in first st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 4st (6)
6) 1sc in first st then switch to body color in next st, sl st next st, 1sc in next 3st (6)
7-17) 1sc in each st for 11 rows

*do not stuff tail. Put in a pipe cleaner if you want the tail to be poseable. Fold one in half, make a small loop for the end that will sit inside the lighter end of the tail and bend over the other ends so there are no sharp points. Make the length just a bit shorter than the tail.

18-19) squish the top of the tail together and crochet through both sides at the same time. 1sc across the top 3 times for 2 rows. f/o and leave a long tail for sewing



And there you have it, your own sock monkey! Please check back soon for updates in the pattern.. next is the wheelchair!

Happy Crocheting!!


7 comments:

  1. I Love your work! Currently making a cat bus, but this monkey & wheelchair will be next on my list....it is going to make a perfect gift to brighten someone's day! Thanks so much for sharing your designs, I know there is a lot that goes into them. Have a wonderful day! :)

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  2. You are amazing! You always come up with the pattern I need just in time. My son-in-law feels a bit left out with me crocheting dolls. for daughter and granddaughters According to my daughter he has always always wanted a sock monkey. You are the best. Wow how neat it has been to have found your sites! Thank you so much!.

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  3. this is so cute...you did a wonderful job...have been looking for a little monkey for my grandson and also my dog..if he see a sock monkey he thinks it is his..and wants it right now..thank you for being so generous to post and give the pattern...

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  4. I kind of skimmed through your pattern and i didnt see an exact measurement. I have a sock monkey all ready that I didnt make and I am wondering if I can use that and just make your wheel chair. Also on your wheel chair can I use cardboard instead of the plastic. Please answer asap. Thank you very much

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    1. Hi Emily, the sock monkey I designed for the chair is about 6 inches tall. And no, you can not use cardboard. You need the holes of the plastic mesh to go through on some parts of the chair.
      Thanks for asking

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  5. You are such an amazing crocheter! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I found your other monkey on youtube a week ago and crocheted him just to see if I can crochet amigurumi (I've been crocheting for less than a year, so still kind of new) and it turned out so cute! Now I'm crocheting my second sock monkey; this is the cutest thing I have ever crocheted! Thank you so very much for your videos and patterns :)

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    1. How awesome! I'm so glad you are enjoying the patterns and find the videos helpful, that means a lot to me. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

      Keep crocheting and having fun :)
      Sharon

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