Celebrating the year of the fire Monkey
2016 in the Chinese calendar marks the year of the fire monkey. And I thought it would be fun to create a free monkey crochet pattern to celebrate this year!
As I started playing around with pattern ideas. I hit a road block😵 I was struggling to visualise my monkey’s face…
When my friend, Wita posted an awesome pic on her Instagram account. I fell in love with her little monkeys! Which became a huge inspiration for this monkey crochet pattern!
It also happens that I’ll be missing Wita’s baby shower next week😃 which sparked another idea! The free monkey crochet pattern is in honour of all the little monkeys born in the next lunar year. This will run from 8 Feb 2016 – 27 Jan 2017!
Double celebrations! Yay🎉🎉🎉 So excited I could pop! (pun intended😉)
Do you know anyone who’s having a baby this year? Why not crochet them a little monkey?
I had so much fun creating Boomer the Monkey and he’s my first amigurumi project for 2016! I used some thrifted vintage cotton yarn which was just amazing to work with.
And no toy ever leaves the studio without being tested 👇
I won’t lie I’m a little sad to see him go but I know he’s going to a great home where he’ll be loved forever!
Notes on my Free Monkey Crochet Pattern:
To work this pattern you should be comfortable changing colour. And familiar with the basics of 3D construction and Amigurumi.
The pattern’s written using abbreviated American English Crochet Terminology.
Gauge / Tension is not important for this pattern. Remember you can change the size of your hook and thickness of your yarn to make a bigger or smaller monkey
Make Boomer The Monkey
Download this free monkey crochet pattern here