Funmigurumi Monkeyroo 4: Bananas

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Bananas is my fourth monkeyroo (counting two baby rattles and LeeLoo) and I must admit, she's been the most fun to make! I wanted to give her the playful, colorful, fun look that characterizes the Funmigurumi which are my trademark. Also, she had to have her own "personality." Here she is! What do you think?
If you love Bananas and would like to make her, here's the pattern:
Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Carrot
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pale Yellow (could be Bright Yellow) (scraps)
Red heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Blunt needle
Fiberfill
Scissors
Measuring tape
Crochet hook size H

Body- Back: With Carrot, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (30 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 3 to 30- Rep row 2. Fasten off Carrot, leaving long tail to sew with.
Front- With Carrot, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc 3rd ch from hook and in in each ch across, ch 1, turn (30 sc).
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. Rows 2 to 5- Rep row 2.
Side 1- Row 6- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, ch 1, turn. Rows 7 to 30- Rep row 6. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Side 2- Row 6- 1 sc in each of last 5 sc, ch 1, turn. Rows 7 to 30- Rep row 6. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Join Pumpkin, leaving a long starting tail (later, your will be using it for sewing.)
Front Middle Section of Body:Row 1- Insert hook in sc right after first side strip made with Carrot yarn and work 1 sc, make 1 sc in each of next 19 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 to 20- 1 sc in each sc across this section. Ch 1, turn.
"Face Shape" Left Side- Row 1- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across this section, ch 1, turn. (7 sc made.)
Rows 3 to 5- Rep row 2. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew iwth.
"Face Shape" Right Side- Skip 6 middle sc. Row 1- Join Pumpkin again. 1 sc in each of last 7 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each of 7 sc. Ch 1, turn. Rows 3 to 5- Rep row 2. Fastenoff, leaving long tail to sew with.
"Face Shape" Middle Section- Join Carrot. Rows 1 to 5- Work 1 sc in each of center sc for 5 rows. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread a blunt needle and sew sections to each other, assembling the Front of the Body. Fasten off.
Place both front and back of Body right sides facing, and Carrot square made facing upwards,and sew both sides together. Fasten off. Sew Bottom closed. Fasten off.
Turn toy's Body from wrong side out and set aside.
Bangs- With Carrot, ch 9. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off,leaving long tail to sew with. Measure and cut 16 pieces of 7 1/4inches of Carrot yarn. Attach 1 to each Front loop of the row of sc made for the Bangs, and attach 1 to each foundation loop at the bottom of the row as follows:
Bend yarn in half, pairing ends to same length, insert hook in desired spot and using the middle of the yarn as a loop, pull that loop through the desired stitch, then place the ends over your index finger and using the hook, pull them both through the loop you just formed. Pull to tighten ("hair" attached.)Continue this way until you have attached all the pieces suggested. Using tail left over, sew this "hair" piece to the front of Bananas face over the Carrot-colored square at edge of top, but leave top open for stuffing. Fastgen off.
Legs (Make 2)- With Pumpkin, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around (12sc). Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (16 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pumpkin.(24 sc) Rnd 6- Join Carrot. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 7 to 25- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Arms (Make 2)- With Pumpkin, work first 3 rounds as for Legs.
Rnds 4 to 25- 1 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)Fasten off Pumpkin.
Rnd 26- Join Carrot. Work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 27- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 28- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (15 sc)
Rnd 29- 1 sc in each sc around. (15 sc)
Rnd 30- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (14 sc)
Rnds 31 to 32- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc)Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Gently stuff legs with Fiberfill, sew to bottom of Body using tail you left over. Fasten off.
Tail- With Carrot, ch 58. 3 dc in 4th ch from hook. 4 dc in next ch. *4 dc in next ch. Rep from * across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Measure back, center tial and pin in place. Sew. Fasten off.
Flower for "Bangs"- With Pale Yellow and allowing a long tail at start, ch 5. Sl st to join rnd.
Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in ring, *ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in ring, rep from * around. Sl st to beginning ch 3 to join round. Fasten off, leaving long tail.
Ears (Make 2) Back- With Carrot, ch2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Front of Ears (Make 2)- With Pumpkin, repeat first 4 rows as for Back of Eears. Using leftover tail and with Right Sides facing, sew 1 Back and 1 Front of ear together (yes, the Back is larger than the Front so that it will "fold" creating a "rim" for the ear), leave opening at the bottom of ear to join to body. Fasten off.
Muzzle- This is a needle sculpted muzzle to give Bananas a more "monkeyish" look. It is fun to make and very effective (don't be intimidated by the term "needle sculpted" it is quite easy to make! This is Craftybegonia!)
With pumpkin, ch 2. Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of nest 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Rnd 7- [1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep twice, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] repeat twice, 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 10- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leavbing long tail to sew with.
Mouth ("Lips")- With Pumpkin, thead a blunt needle. With your fingers, "pinch" a wrinkle across the lower middle of muzzle, forming a "lip." Still holding the "pinched" wrinkle, taking the needle, secure it by sewing the stitches firmly in place on the inside of Banana's Face. Repeat with the upper "lip." Use photos to guide yourself. To make sure the "lips" will stay in place, make a couple of stitches on each edge of the Mouth. Fasten off.
Measure Face and center Muzzle in place,pin down, leaving an opening through which you will stuff it lightly. Sew in place. Fasten off.
Measure Front of Body, sew Ears in place. Fasten off. Stuff Arms and measuring for same height, pin and sew in place at both sides of Body. Fasten off.
"Tie" Bangs witht he tails left on the ends of the Flower, and secure to Face so that little hairdo will not come undone.
Eyes (Make 2)- With Black, ch 2. Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Place eyes above Muzzle as seen in pictures, pin down. Thread a blunt needle with tail and sew in place. Embroider eyelashes. Fasten off.
Stuff Body and sew top. Fasten off.

Done!




















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2 comments:

  1. This is such a cute toy! bananas! lol!

    I wish I knew to crochet...

    Vanja @ Emma's Lunch

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  2. Thank you Emma! Don't get that left out feeling! You can always learn to crochet and join us!

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