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Monkey Amigurumi


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Use this intermediate crochet pattern to create a monkey amigurumi for young or old. This crochet monkey looks adorable hanging around.

Crochet Monkey



  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic): 8 oz (A), 2 oz (B), small amount (C), small amount (D).

Shown in:
#9750 Chocolate (A);
#9703 Bone (B);
#9730 Autumn Red (C);
#9727 Black (D).

  • One crochet hook size US G-6 (4.25 mm).
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn Needle


Approximately 21"/53.5 cm long from head to toe, 23"/58.5 cm from tail to head.


Gauge is not critical for this project.


Chain (ch), Half double crochet (hdc), Single crochet (sc), Slip stitch (slip st).


SPECIAL TERM: sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together – [Insert hook in next st and draw up a lp] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.


1. Work stitches tightly so that the stuffing will not show through.
2. Firmly stuff the pieces of the monkey as you crochet.
3 . Work in continuous rounds. Do not join nor turn at end of rounds. Place marker to indicate beg of round. Move marker up as each round is completed.


HEAD & BODY—With B, ch 2.
Rnd 1:
Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook—6 sts.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around—12 sts.

Rnds 3–5 (inc): Sc in each st around, working 2 sc in 6 sts evenly spaced around—30 sts.

Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3—36 sts.

Rnds 8 and 9: Rep Rnds 6 and 7—42 sts.

Rnds 10–13: Rep Rnds 5–8; change to A in last sc of Rnd 13—54 sts. Fasten off B.

Rnd 14–27: With A, sc in each st around.

Rnd 28: *Sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around—48 sts.

Rnds 29 and 30 (dec): Sc in each st around, working sc2tog 6 times evenly spaced around—36 sts.

Rnds 31–33: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 34–43: Rep Rnds 5 and 6 five times—66 sts.

Rnd 44–69: Sc in each st around.

Rnds 70­–78: Rep Rnd 29 nine times—12 sts.

Rnd 79 and 80: (Sc2tog) around—3 sts. Fasten off.


MUZZLE—With B, ch 8.
Rnd 1:
Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 5 ch, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 5 ch—16 sc.

Rnd 2: (2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 5 sc) twice—22 sts.

Rnd 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) twice—30 sts.

Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around—40 sts.

Rnds 6–8: Sc in each st around.  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


EARS (make 2)—With B, ch 2. Rnds 1–4: Work Rnds 1–4 of Head—24 sts. Fasten off B. Fold ear in half.

Row 5: Working through both thicknesses along outer curve, join A with sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * along outer curve.  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


ARMS AND LEGS (make 4)—With B, ch 2. Rnds 1–4: Work Rnds 1–4 of Body—24 sts.

Rnds 5–13: Sc in each st around; change to A in last sc of Rnd 13. Fasten off B.

Rnds 14–58: With A, sc in each st around.

Rnd 59: Ch 1, flatten top of piece; working through both thicknesses; sc across to close. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


TAIL—With B, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook—5 sts.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around—10 sts.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around—15 sts.

Rnds 4–13: Sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 8 sts; change to A in last st of Rnd 13. Fasten off B.

Rnds 14–32: With A, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 8 sts.

Rnds 33–70: Sc in each st around. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


EYE (make 2)—With D, ch 2. Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


FINISHING—With C, embroider mouth on muzzle. With D, embroider nostrils on muzzle. Sew eyes on face. Cut four 4"/10 cm lengths of C and attach to head between sts of Round 1 (for hair). Sew muzzle to front of head. Sew ears to sides of head. Sew legs to bottom of body and arms to sides of body. Sew tail to lower back of body. Weave in all ends.


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This monkey is so cute! I love crocheting stuffed animals and this looks like a fun one to try! For everyone that's asked/will ask about making it smaller, you don't need to alter the pattern. Just use a lighter weight yarn or even thread and a smaller hook! You could even go the opposite direction and use chunky yarn or two strands of 4 ply held together and a large hook to make him really HUGE! It'd also be fun to add velco or snaps to his hands and or feet to help hang him.

Awesome tip! Thanks so much, Debboggy! -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

Has someone made this monket in a smaller version ? If so, I'd love to see the modifications. He's cute... but 30" is Huge ! Thanks !

I made this monkey and as stated before he is HUGE! and adorable. I gave him a red bow tie. My grand-daughter loved him. Now to make number two for the next grand-daughter (she wants hers) in a different color.

I made this monkey for a dear friend who collects monkeys! He is HUGE! She loves him, and he has a place of honor at her home amongst her monkey collection. I would like to say that we are never too old for toys! We are both 48, and I loved making it, and she loves having it. : )

I have made about 15 and I love every one. I hated to give them up. but I made them smaller.

could you share the pattern for the smaller version thanks

I am really having problems with row 3-5. Please simplify.

Judy, Thanks for telling us how tall it is. The lack of dimensions in a lot of the patterns is a big problem.

can someone please tell me how to knit this? How to convert a crochet pattern to a knit pattern? I can't crochet to save my life.

absolutely love it :)

I just finished crocheting this monkey, it is so cute. I made it for a friend and now I don't want to give it away :( When I stand it up, of course I have to hold it, it measures 30 inches tall. Thank you so much for the pattern. I love it.


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