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Free Monkey Crochet Pattern for Backpack or Locker!

August 15th, 2008 · 17 Comments

You can find a free pattern for a crochet air mattress for your monkey in my archives!  You can find a backpack pattern for your monkey in my archives, too!  Is your monkey dressing up for Halloween?!  Here’s a ghost costume pattern for him or her!

Edited to Add:  I have tested this pattern and did not find any errors, but I did make a change to the instructions for the Head.  I think the monkey looks better with the less skinny neck of the revised instructions.  See the revisions here!

Here is a pattern I worked up.  I wanted to make something small that my daughter could keep as a buddy in her school locker.  Just a little reminder of home if she’s having a bad day, or something to make her smile, even on good days!  It would be great to keep in a backpack also.  It might be neat to make the little guy in your school colors, although I didn’t for my daughter.  She picked the colors she wanted.  I also made a little scarf for the monkey.  I just made a chain of the length she wanted the scarf to be and then single crocheted in the 2nd chain from the hook to the end and added some fringe!

I don’t know if this monkey is true Amigurumi.  Do you know if there is an “official” definition of Amigurumi?  I’ve seen it defined several different ways on the Internet.

If you have any questions, you can contact me in the comments or email me: gayle at planetmfiles dot com

Crochet Monkey

Size: Approximately 6 1/2 inches tall

Materials:

  • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn.  I used white (color A) and black (color B)
  • Stitch marker (I use a small piece of a contrasting color of yarn)
  • Crochet Hook – Size G
  • Fiberfill Stuffing
  • Small amount of white and black felt for eyes
  • Glue for gluing on felt eyes

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, sc dec = single crochet decrease, st = stitch

Notes: Rounds are worked in continuous spirals, do not join.  Do not turn at the end of each round.

Arms – Make 2

  1. With color A, chain 2.
  2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. Work 1 sc in each sc around – 6 sc.
  4. Work 1 sc in each sc around.  Join color B on last sc – 6 sc.
  5. With color B work 1 sc in each sc around for twelve rounds - 6 sc for each round.
  6. At end of last round work a slip stitch and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body during assembly.

Legs – Make 2

  1. With color A, chain 2.
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. Work 1 sc in each sc around - 8 sc.
  4. Work 1 sc in each sc around.  Join color B on last sc - 8 sc.
  5. With color B work 1 sc in each sc around for five rounds - 8 sc for each round.
  6. At end of last round work a slip stitch and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body during assembly.
  7. Stuff.
Body
  1. With color B, chain 2.
  2. 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. 2 sc in each sc around – 16 sc.
  4. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc* around – 24 sc.
  5. 1 sc in each sc around for two rounds - 24 sc each round.
  6. *sc dec, 1 sc in next sc* around – 16 sc.
  7. 1 sc in each sc around for two rounds - 16 sc each round.
  8. sc dec around – 8 sc.
  9. At end of last round work a slip stitch and finish off leaving a long tail.
  10. Stuff.
Head (I have revised the pattern for the head to look better.  See revisions here.)
  1. With color B, chain 2.
  2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
  4. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc* around - 18 sc
  5. sc around for three rounds – 18 sc each round.
  6. *sc dec, sc* around – 12 sc
  7. sc dec around – 6 sc
  8. *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc* around - 8 sc
  9. At end of last round work a slip stitch and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body during assembly.
  10. I stuff head later, after sewing on snout.
Mouth/Snout
  1. With color A, chain 2.
  2. 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Mark first st for beginning of round and move marker up for each round.
  3. 2 sc in each sc around – 8 sc.
  4. At end of last round work a slip stitch and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto head.
Ears - Make 2
  1. With color B, chain 2.
  2. 5 sc, 1 slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook.
  3. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto head.

Assembly

With small piece of yarn sew straight stitch on snout for mouth.  Sew snout onto head placing a small amount of stuffing in snout before closing.  Stuff head.  Sew ears onto head. Sew legs onto body.  Sew arms onto body.  Glue eyes onto head (I use low temp. glue gun).  With a blunt needle put all yarn ends into body.

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

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© 2008 to the end of time – Planet M Files

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hello to Everyone Clicking over for My Crochet Pattern! // Aug 20, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    [...] Central!  (Thank you to Rachel for getting my pattern posted so quickly!)  I hope you enjoy my monkey locker/backpack pattern.  As you can see, this blog is very new.  I will be posting more crochet patterns soon!  Hope [...]

  • 2 Gail // Sep 1, 2008 at 10:35 am

    thanks, so much, for this ; my son adores monkeys, there’ll be a few different colour versions in his stocking this christmas ;o)
    best
    Gail

  • 3 Gayle // Sep 1, 2008 at 11:12 am

    I’m so glad to hear that you like my pattern! Putting them in your son’s stocking is a great idea!

  • 4 Crochet Monkey Two! // Sep 3, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    [...] made another crochet monkey for my daughter and I tested my pattern out.  I didn’t find any errors, but I did change [...]

  • 5 Crochet Ghost Costume for Your Monkey! // Oct 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

    [...] you made your own crochet monkey yet?  Or maybe you made this one with the more substantial neck!  Yes?  Well, he or she needs [...]

  • 6 Crochet Children’s Gift Idea…Tis the Season! // Nov 17, 2008 at 11:40 am

    [...] and while you’re crocheting for that special child, make them a monkey or two in their favorite [...]

  • 7 MonkeysMama // Dec 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I have just found your pattern for the backpack/locker monkey. He is so adorable and just what I have been looking for. My daughter’s nickname is MonkeyToes, and this will be a good gift to go in her Christmas stocking. I will make them in different colors for different days and different moods. Thank you for your wonderful talent. I will be bookmarking you. Have a very Merry holiday.

  • 8 Gayle // Dec 2, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Hi MonkeysMama!

    Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a nice comment! I hope your holiday is wonderful!

  • 9 Audrey // Feb 22, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I just finished my first monkey & he is adorable. I used pale pink & dark brown for the colors. My granddaughter loves monkeys & I was searching the web for one to crochet. Many thanks for a really cute pattern. I’m sure when her sisters see it (2 of them) Grandma will be making more. Only thing I noticed this monkey has no tail. Did I miss it? I will probably try to make one of my own, with or without stuffing. Audrey

  • 10 Gayle // Feb 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Audrey!

    Thank you for visiting my site and for the nice comment. I’m so glad you liked my pattern! I’ll bet it looks really cute in the pale pink and dark
    brown! I didn’t put a tail on mine. I’m not sure why I didn’t!

  • 11 Free Crochet Air Mattress // Aug 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    [...] and air mattress don’t seem like they go together!  But, if the air mattress is for your crochet monkey or your crochet monkey two, it’s a perfect [...]

  • 12 Monkey's Momma // Aug 23, 2009 at 6:37 am

    I wish I knew how to crochet because you KNOW I need a crocheted Monkey!!! How cute!
    .-= Monkey’s Momma´s last blog ..Angels Among Us =-.

  • 13 Free Fall Crochet Patterns // Sep 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

    [...] Crochet Monkey for Locker or Backpack [...]

  • 14 Free Pilgrim Hat Crochet Pattern // Nov 6, 2009 at 11:14 am

    [...] you made my crochet monkey, or monkey two?  This hat looks really cute on [...]

  • 15 Another "Gail" // Dec 10, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Hi…. I love the little monkey! I’m very anxious to try making one from your pattern. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Gail Hutchinson

  • 16 Michelle Wood // Jan 16, 2011 at 3:40 am

    I just crocheted your monkey and it is gorgeous. Just perfect. My daughter loves singing the rhyme “Five little monkeys jumping on the bed” so I am planning on making another four. Thanks a million for the pattern.

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