Monday, April 09, 2012

Crocheted Sock Monkey Free Pattern by Lisa Bunting Thoms of Q.D. Patooties

If you like to crocheted animals then you'll be pleased to know that Lisa Bunting Thoms of  Q.D. Patooties has another wonderful crochet pattern to share.  This =one is for an adorable monkey.

Crocheted Sock Monkey Pattern


Here's the instructions and what Lisa had to say about her Crocheted Sock Monkey Pattern:  Well, I've had a couple of people, some of whom mentioned they have smaller computer screens, complain that they cannot read the entire Sock Monkey pattern because the photos overlap the words. So I decided, in my infinite wisdom, to just do a post of the pattern verbage without the pictures for those of you who are picture impaired. Sorry about that guys! I really have my screen resolution adjusted so it's the same as a majority of people who visit my website. If any other patterns or tutorials do not show up as you think they should, please let me know and I'll be happy to try to help.

Crocheted Sock Monkey Pattern by Lisa Thoms
Materials Needed:

Patons "Classic Wool" Merino, 100% Wool, 3 1/2 oz. (100g) in Natural Marl (variegated white/brown), Winter White, and Bright Red
Size F/5 (3.75mm) Crochet Hook
Sewing Needle
Polyfil

Symbols:
sl st = slip stitch; ; st = stitch; ch = chain; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; tc = treble crochet

Head:
Round 1: Using your Winter White Yarn, Ch 4 connecting the first stitch to the last with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 2 and then 15 hdc in the center of the ring. Join the first hdc to the last to form a circle.
Round 2: Ch 3. In each stitch, do 2 dc joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 3 + 4: Ch 3. In each stitch, do 1 dc joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Round 5. Switch to the Natural Marl yarn I used or a yarn color of your choice. After joining the yarns, ch 3. Do 2 dc in the first stitch and then 1 dc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat the pattern joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 6 + 7. Ch 3. In each stitch, do 1 dc in each stitch joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 8 + 9. Ch 3. In the next 3 stitches do 1 dc then skip a stitch. Repeat the pattern joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.

Head Muzzle and Mouth:
Ch 9 in Bright Red. In the 7th st, do 1 hdc followed by a dc in the next 5 stitches and finally a hdc in the last stitch. Change yarns from Bright Red to Winter White. After joining the yarns, go around the red crocheted section with a SC in each stitch until you have outlined the whole mouth in Winter White. Ch 1 and repeat going around the mouth 2 1/2 more times stopping halfway through the third round.

Ears:
Using your Winter White yarn, ch 7. In the 5th st, do a hdc followed by a dc in the 4th st, a tc in the 3rd st, a dc in the 2nd st stitch and a hdc in the 1st st. It will have the appearance of a half circle.

Body:
Round 1: Using your Natural Marl yarn, Ch 4 connecting the first stitch to the last with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 2 and then 12 hdc in the center of the ring. Join the first hdc to the last to form a circle.
Round 2 +3: Ch 3. Do 2 dc in the first stitch followed by 1 dc in the next stitch repeating the pattern until you've reached the end of the round joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 4 + 5: Ch 3. In each stitch, do 1 dc joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 6. Ch 3. In the next 3 stitches do 1 dc then skip a stitch. Repeat the pattern joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 7. Ch 3. In each stitch, do 1 dc in each stitch joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 8 + 9. Ch 3. In the next 3 stitches do 1 dc then skip a stitch. Repeat the pattern joining the first st to the last st with a sl st.

Arms and Legs:
Round 1: Using your Winter White yarn, Ch 4 connecting the first stitch to the last with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 2 and then 10 hdc in the center of the ring. Join the first hdc to the last to form a circle.
Rounds 2 + 3: Ch 3. In each stitch do 1 dc joining the 1st st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 4 - 10: Changing the yarn to the Natural Marl, ch 3 and the repeat the same pattern in Rounds 2 + 3.

Tail:
Round 1: Using your Winter White yarn, Ch 4 connecting the first stitch to the last with a sl st to form a ring. Ch 2 and then 10 hdc in the center of the ring. Join the first hdc to the last to form a circle.
Rounds 2 - 4: Ch 3. In each stitch do 1 dc joining the 1st st to the last st with a sl st.
Rounds 5 - 12: Changing the yarn to the Natural Marl, ch 3 and the repeat the same pattern in Rounds 2 + 3.

Assembly:
Using the long tail of yarn from the knotted off last stitch, sew the openings of the arms, legs and tail closed. I did not stuff mine or put any weight in them. If you prefer with your monkey, do so before you sew it shut.
Next, stuff your head with Polyfil and then sew on your ears. Sew your muzzle on and leave an opening to stuff it. After it is stuffed, sew it closed.

Stuff your body next. I wanted to add a little bit of weight to my monkey so I used a new knee high filled with a mixture of steel shot and plastic pellets, tied it off, and placed it in my monkey's body instead of Polyfil .
Now, sew your head to your body and then sew on your arms, legs and tail. Your crocheted sock monkey is almost complete. It's now up to you to give him a personality by adding a some button eyes, a red pom pom to the top of his hat, little red bows around his arms and legs, and maybe a little jingle bell collar around his neck.

Please have fun making monkeys for your own personal enjoyment but respect my creativity and give me credit if you mention this pattern on your Blog or website. And if you do make a monkey for yourself or a gift, please send me a picture and I'll post it on my Blog giving you a link and a little write up describing your "creation!"

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Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.

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