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Crochet Stripe Funky Monkey

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Patons® Classic Wool Yarn,1 skein each: Water Chestnut (MC), Aran (A), Currant (B,) Leaf Green (C)
  • Stuffing
  • Large-eyed yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Crochet hook G-6, or size to obtain gauge
  • Small amount of black yarn

GAUGE: 17 sc and 18 rows = 4"

STRIPE PATTERN:
Rnd 1-4: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join A with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 5: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join C with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 6-9: With C, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join A with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 10: As Rnd 5. Join B with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 11-15: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join A with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 16: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join MC with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 16 completes Stripe Pattern.

DIRECTIONS: When joining new color, work to last two loops on hook of last st. Draw new color through two loops; proceed in a new color. Stuff body and head as they are worked.

LEG: Make 2. **With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 9 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3x. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 12 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3x. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 15 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3x. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 18 sc.**

Rnd 6: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3x. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 21 sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join B with sl st to 1st sc.
Work 16 rnds of STRIPE PATTERN.

With MC, cont even until work from beg measures 8". Fasten off. Stuff leg. Do not fasten off 2nd leg.

BODY: Join 2nd leg to 1st leg by working sl st into last sc of 1st leg.
Rnd 1: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around 1st leg, then 1 sc in each sc around 2nd leg. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 42 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Rep last rnd until work from joining rnd measures 8", joining A at end of last rnd. With A, rep last rnd 6 times.

SHAPE HEAD:
Rnd 1: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 36 sc rem.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog over next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 30 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog over next 2 sts. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 24 sc.

Cont as established, dec 6 sts evenly around each rnd until 6 sc rem (while stuffing head). Fasten off, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw tightly. Fasten securely.

ARMS & TAIL: Make 3: **With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3 times. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 9 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3x. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 12 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3x. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 15 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc) 3x. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 18 sc.** 18 sc.

Rnd 6: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join B with sl st to 1st sc.
Work 16 rnds of STRIPE PATTERN.

With MC, cont even until work from beg measures 8". Fasten off. Stuff arms; stuff tail.

MUZZLE: With B, ch 7.
Rnd 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working into opposite side of ch, work 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 14 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of 1st 6 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. 3 sc in last sc.
Join with sl st to 1st sc. 18 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of 1st 7 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in last sc.
Join with sl st to 1st sc. 22 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of 1st 8 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Join with sl st to 1st sc. 26 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of 1st 9 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 12 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. Join A with sl st to 1st sc. 30 sc.

Rnd 6: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Rep last Rnd 3x more. Fasten off.

EARS: Make 4. With MC, ch 6.
Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Turn. 5 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in 1st sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Rep last 2 rows once more. 9 sc.

Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Rep last row twice more.

Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over 1st sc. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn. Rep last row once more. 5 sc. Fasten off. WS facing each other, place 2 ears tog. Join MC with sl st at lower edge and work 1 rnd of sc through all thicknesses around outer edge. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Stuff muzzle lightly and sew to front of monkey head. Attach Ears to either side of Head. Sew arms and tailto body. Embroider eyes and nostrils with black yarn.

HAT RIBBING: (worked sideways). With B, ch 8.
Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. 7 sc. Turn.

Row 2: Working in back loop only of each sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Join A. Turn. With A, rep last row twice more, joining B at end of last row. With B, rep last row twice more, joining A at end of last row. Rep last 4 rows until work (when slightly stretched) measures 11½", ending with 2 rows of A. Fasten off, leaving a long end. Sew center back seam.

HAT CROWN:
Rnd 1: With WS of ribbing facing, join C with sl st at seam. Ch 1 and work 44 sc evenly around edge of ribbing.
Join with sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 44 dc.

Rnd 3 & 4: As Rnd 2.

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in next dc. *(Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – dc2tog made. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Rep from * to last 2 dc. Dc2tog over last 2 dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 33 dc rem.

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Dc2tog over last 2 sts.
Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 22 dc rem.

Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *(Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3x. Yoh & draw through all loops on hook – dc3tog made. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 8 dc rem. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end onto tapestry needle and draw tightly through rem sts. Fold ribbing to RS.

POMPOM: Wind B around 2 fingers 40 times. Remove from fingers; tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of hat.

Finished size 18" tall.

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