Inspired from Sharon Ojala’s Little Bigfoot Monkey, this little gal is twice as tall when using worsted weight yarn (approx. 12” or 30cm tall) and the same height when using cotton thread #10 (approx. 5” or 12.7cm tall). Use your favourite yarn and matching hook size to create your perfect monkey. Make both monkeys for a fun ape family!
This CAL will run from July 19th to August 6th (3 weeks) with new parts posting on Sundays and Thursdays, but feel free to join in at anytime and go at your own pace. I’ll be with you every step of the way if you need anything at all.
At the end of this CAL, we'll have a peer voting Competition, where anyone who sends me pictures of their Grape Ape Monkey will have a chance to win a FREE patterns! More details on this to come soon...
Have you completed this step? Jump to Amigurumi Grape Ape Monkey CAL - Part 2 (link activates on July 23rd, 2015) where we will crochet the arms, legs and tail, or see all the parts linked below...
Gauge is not important for this pattern. Use any yarn weight you like. The only important thing is to use a hook size that produces tight stitches.
- Cotton Thread #10 makes a 5" (12cm) tall monkey.
- Worsted Weight Yarn makes a 12" (30cm) tall monkey.
Pattern Notes & Tips:
Incorporating them as you crochet helps save time and is much easier than trying to find the perfect spot to sew them on later. Complete written instructions and photo tutorials are also included to show you just how to attach them as you crochet, and tips are included for placement if you prefer the sewing option.
- You should know how to do increases/decreases and how to work into a magic circle. You should also be familiar with working in front loops or back loops.
- Side facing you as you crochet the limbs, body and head equals the inside/WS of each piece with the exception of the ears.
- The ODD rows of the ears equal the RS.
- Crochet in continuous rnds unless directed to do otherwise.
- When crocheting the respective pieces onto the body or head, always insert the hook into the body or head stitch(es) first, respectively.
- Use an invisible decrease for the sc2tog stitches. Do this by only inserting your hook into the BLs of the 2 sts. Then, work a sc as you would normally. See this video tutorial here
- Main colour (MC) used for the demo monkey is purple. Alternative colour (AC) used for the demo monkey is pink. Use whatever colours you prefer.
- Stuff your monkey more than you think you’ll need because the fiberfill will condense over time.
- If you are a beginner, you may find it easier to stuff your monkey pieces little by little as you work them. Otherwise, you may prefer to stuff pieces as you near the end of crocheting them instead.
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- Gather all the materials you'll need.
- Ask for help if you need it. I am always happy to help!
Part 1: Supplies & Pattern Notes (YOU'RE HERE)
- Part 2: Monkey's Arms, Legs & Tail (Thursday, July 23rd, 2015)
- Part 3: Monkey's Body (Sunday, July 26th, 2015)
- Part 4: Monkey's Muzzle (Thursday, July 30th, 2015)
- Part 5: Monkey's Eyes & Ears (Sunday, August 2nd, 2015)
- Part 6: Monkey's Head (Thursday, August 6th, 2015)
- Grape Ape Monkey CAL Photo Competition (Sunday, August 9th-28th, 2015)
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Thanks so much for visiting today! See you again on Thursday for Part 2 of this CAL...