Mini Amigurumi Monkey with Scarf

Hi all! Lots of great and busy things going on in life right now.  I’m still around, still dancing, still loving and still out here being fat at y’all (though perhaps less verbosely than usual!)

At any rate, here’s a sweet pattern that I’ve done up twice now for baby showers of late.  It is a modification of this pattern by Betsi Brunson, which is nearly entirely a simple halving of the original pattern to make a “mini” version.  However, as there are modifications to a few areas I thought I would post it in the case that anyone finds it useful!  Happy crocheting and knitting!

NOTES: This is worked in the round. Each instruction line refers to a new “round” in the pattern. Numbers in (parentheses) after each instruction are the total number of stitches in that round.

Mini Monkey with Scarf

Materials:

  • Yarn (Red Heart used here):
  • A: Dark Tan (for Body)
  • B: Light Tan (for Body accents)
  • C: Pink (for Scarf)
  • D: Black (for Facial Features)
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm (H)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker to mark the rounds
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle to hide yarn ends & sew pieces together

Head

Color A (Dark Tan)

R1:  Magic Ring with 4 sc (4)
R2: Inc around (8)
R3: (inc in next sc, sc in next sc) 4 times (12)
R4: (inc in next sc, sc in next 2 scs) 4 times (16)
R5: (inc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 4 times (20)
R6: sc around (20)
R7: (dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 3 scs) 4 times (16)
R8:  (dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 2 scs) 4 times (12)
R9: (dec over next 2 scs, sc in next sc) 4 times (8)

Sl st in next sc and finish off, leave a long tail for sewing. If aiming for a baby-friendly toy, use French Knots to make eyes with color D (Black). Stuff firmly.

Body

Color B (Light Tan)

R1:  Magic Ring with 4 sc (4)
R2: Inc around (8)
R3: (inc in next sc, sc in next sc) 4 times (12)
R4: (inc in next sc, sc in next 2 scs) 4 times (16)
R5-7: sc around (16)
R8:  (dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 6 scs) 2 times (14)
R9: sc around (14)
R10:  (dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 5 scs) 2 times (12)
R11: sc around (12)
R12:  (dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 4 scs) 2 times (10)
R13: sc around (10)
R14:  (dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 3 scs) 2 times (8)
R15: sc around (8)

Sl st in next sc and finish off. Stuff firmly and sew head to body.

Arms (Make 2)

Start with color B (light tan), switch to color A (dark tan)

R1:  Magic Ring with 4 sc (4)
R2: Inc around (8)
R3-4: sc around (8)

Switch to color A (dark tan)

R5-9: sc around (8)
R10: dec over next 2 scs, sc in next 6 scs (6)
R11-12: sc around (6)

Sl st in next sc and finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly or not at all. Sew to body.

Legs (Make 2)

Start with color B (light tan), switch to color A (dark tan).  Legs are shorter than the arms.

R1:  Magic Ring with 4 sc (4)
R2: Inc around (8)
R3-4: sc around (8)

Switch to color A (dark tan)

R5-9: sc around (8)

Sl st in next sc and finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff lightly or not at all. Sew to body.

Tail

Color A (Dark Tan)

NOTE: This is NOT worked in the round.  This is worked as a chain.

Row1: Chain 18 (18), TURN
Row2: sc 17

Finish off, leaving a long tail (on the tail!) for sewing.  Sew to body.  Tail has tendency to curl a bit in a corkscrew.

Ears (Make 2 in Color A, and 2 in Color B)

NOTE: This STARTS as worked in the round but becomes a back-and-forth item by the end.

R1:  Magic Ring with 3 sc (3)
R2: inc around (6), ch 1
Row3: Working BACK the way you just came (do NOT continue in a circle), sc 6 (6)

Finish off.  You should have a piece that resembles a half-circle now.

To make the border and finish each ear: Take 1 ear piece of each color (one dark tan, one light tan). Hold together and sc across the curved portion of the ear pieces in color A (dark tan), sewing the pieces together.  The ears do not require stuffing.  Sew to head (aim for the side if you’re looking for a more “monkey” look, higher up toward the crown of the head if you like the “bear/mouse” look).

Muzzle and Belly (Make 2 in Color B)

R1:  Magic Ring with 6 sc (6)
R2: (inc in next sc, sc in next sc) 2 times (8)
R3: (3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 2 times (12)

Finish off. Leave long tail to sew pieces to body. You should end up with two oval-shaped pieces. Use Color D (Black) to sew nose holes and mouth on one piece.  Sew belly piece to body. Sew decorated muzzle to face.

Scarf

Color C (Pink)

NOTE: This scarf as shown was knitted in Rows.  For a simple crochet scarf feel free to check the one provided with my mini snowman pattern.

Cast on 10
R1-6: Knit
R7 (and all odd rows following): Purl
R8 (and all even rows following): Knit
Alternate knit and purl rows (making a nice stockinette pattern) until the scarf is long enough for your liking. 40 repetitions were used here.
Finish with 5 rows knit
Cast off

Wrap scarf jauntily around your wee monkey’s neck. If you would like to add a banana to the monkey’s hand, take a look at Betsi Brunson’s full pattern on Ravelry as the small size of the banana pattern provided works quite nicely.

Monkey stands just over 5 inches tal when completed.  Hope you enjoy this monkey!

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6 thoughts on “Mini Amigurumi Monkey with Scarf

    • Dj that’s what I was hoping so I’m glad it appears that it will be good for small hands 😀 The one’s I’ve made so far are so wee and chubby that I love them and can’t wait to make more!

    • Virginia that sounds like a lovely idea! 🙂 And I thought to put the hand to the head as if she’s scratching her head but saluting works too! 🙂

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