Stripes the Monkey

This is Stripes, he’s a fun buddy with long arms and legs and a very good climber!

(Mönster på svenska finns här)

If you want to use the same colors I have you will need yellow, orange, red, green, blue and brown/light brown yarn and also a little bit of white and black yarn. The monkey in the picture is 40 cm tall from head to feet (about 16 inches). I have used yarn that gives 170 m/50 g (186 yds/1,8 oz) and a 2,5 mm hook. 50g (1,8 oz) of each color is enough.
Use thicker yarn if you want the monkey to be bigger.

I have sewn small pieces of velcro to the hands of my monkey, that way he can hang and climb!

I also used poly pellets with the toy stuffing to make him a bit heavier and better at sitting. That’s optional of course. If you stuff a crocheted animal with poly pellets you need to make sure they don’t fall out. I sewed a pouch out of a piece of pantyhose and put it right at the bottom of the monkeys body after I stuffed it with toy stuffing.

You can buy poly pellets for cheap online from Ebay for example. You can also use rice but then you will not be able to machine wash the toy.

Pattern for Stripes the Monkey

Pattern in american english.

Head:
ROW 1: 
With blue yarn. 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 3: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (18 st)
ROW 4: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (24 st)
ROW 5: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (30 st)
ROW 6: 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (36 st)
ROW 7: Change to green yarn. 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (42 st)
ROW 8: 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (48 st)
ROW 9-11: 1 sc in every sc. (48 st)
ROW 12-16: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (48 st)
ROW 17-19: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (48 st)
ROW 20: 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (42 st)
ROW 21:
 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (36 st)
ROW 22: Change to red yarn. 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (30 st)
ROW 23: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (24 st) End with a sl st.

Body:
ROW 1: With red yarn. 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 3: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (18 st)
ROW 4: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (24 st)
ROW 5: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (30 st)
ROW 6: 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (36 st)
ROW 7: 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (42 st)
ROW 8: 1 sc in every sc. (42 st)
ROW 9-13: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (42 st)
ROW 14-18: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (42 st)
ROW 19: Change to green yarn. Increase with 3 sc somewhere on the row. (45 st)
ROW 20: 1 sc in every sc. (45 st)
ROW 21: Increase with 3 sc somewhere on the row. (48 st)
ROW 22: 1 sc in every sc. (48 st)
ROW 23: Increase with 3 sc somewhere on the row. (51 st)
ROW 24: Change to blue yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (51 st)
ROW 25: Increase with 3 sc somewhere on the row. (54 st)
ROW 26: 1 sc in every sc. (54 st)
ROW 27: Increase with 3 sc somewhere on the row. (57 st)
ROW 28: Increase with 3 sc somewhere on the row. (60 st)
ROW 29-33: Change to green yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (60 st)
ROW 34: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in the next 8 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (54 st)
ROW 35: 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (48 st)
ROW 36: 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (42 st)
ROW 37: 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (36 st)
ROW 38: 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (30 st) Stuff the body.
ROW 39: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (24 st)
ROW 40: 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (18 st)
ROW 41: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc together. Repeat. (12 st)
ROW 42: 2 sc together. Repeat. (6 st) End with a sl st and sew the opening closed.

Mouth
ROW 1: With brown yarn. 6 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 3: 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (18 st)
ROW 4: 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc. Repeat. (24 st)
ROW 5-7: 1 sc in every sc. (24 st) End the last row with a sl st.

Ear (make 2):
Repeat row 1-4 for the mouth.
ROW 5-8: 1 sc in every sc. (24 st) End the last row with a sl st.

Eye (make 2):
8 sc in a magic ring, sl st to the first sc.

Arm (make 2):
Stuff the arm loosely as you go.
ROW 1: With brown yarn. 7 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. (14 st)
ROW 3-8: 1 sc in every sc. (14 st)
ROW 9: 2 sc together, 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc together, 1 sc in the next sc, 2 sc together, 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc together, 1 sc in the next sc. (10 st)
ROW 10: 1 sc in every sc. (10 st)
ROW 11-15: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (10 st)
ROW 16-20: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (10 st)
ROW 21-25: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (10 st)
ROW 26-30: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (10 st)
ROW 31-35: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (10 st)
ROW 36-40: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (10 st)
ROW 41-43: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (10 st) End the last row with a sl st.
Sew a few stitches over the hand with brown yarn to make three ”fingers”, this will ensure that the hand keeps flat.

Foot (make 2):
ROW 1: 
With brown yarn. 8 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2: 2 sc in every sc. (16 st)
ROW 3-9: 1 sc in every sc. (16 st)
ROW 10: 2 sc together, repeat. 8 st. End with a sl st.
Stuff the foot loosely, sew the opening closed. Sew a few stitches over the foot with brown yarn to make three ”toes”, this will ensure that the foot keeps flat.

Leg (make 2):
Ch 12 with green yarn.
ROW 1: 1 sc in the first ch (which will make the row into a ring), 1 sc in the next ch 11. (12 st)
Keep crocheting in a spiral.
ROW 2-5: 1 sc in every sc. (12 st)
Sew the leg to the foot as shown in the picture (the chain downwards). Keep crocheting in a spiral. Stuff the leg loosely as you go.
ROW 6-10: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 11-15: Change to green yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 16-20: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 21-25: Change to green yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 26-30: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 31-35: Change to green yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (12 st)
ROW 36-42: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (12 st) End the last row with a sl st.

Tail:
Stuff the tail loosely as you go.
ROW 1: With yellow yarn. 8 sc in a magic ring.
ROW 2-5: 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 6-10: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 11-15: Change to red yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 16-20: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 21-25: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 26-30: Change to green yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 31-35: Change to blue yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 36-40: Change to green yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 41-45: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 46-50: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 51-55: Change to red yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 56-60: Change to orange yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st)
ROW 61-67: Change to yellow yarn. 1 sc in every sc. (8 st) End the last row with a sl st.

Assembly

Stuff the mouth and sew to the head. Sew mouth and nostrils with black thread. Sew the eyes to the head (above the mouth) and sew pupils with black thread. Stuff the ears a little bit, flatten them and sew to the sides of the head.


Sew the openings at the top of the arms closed, sew them to the body as shown in the picture.

Leave the top of the legs without stuffing sew the openings closed. Pin them to the body as shown in the picture below. Sew them to the body. Do the same thing with the tail: leave out the stuffing at the top, sew the opening closed and sew to the bottom of the body.

Abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain

The pattern is created by Erika Elfsberg. Do not sell or reprint this pattern on another site. You may sell finished items made from this pattern, but please clearly credit the design to Erika Elfsberg / provide a link to crochetfromaland.wordpress.com.

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