Funmigurumi Monkeyroo No. 6: Peanuts

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Remember that I told you guys that before long I would wind up making the monkeys with colors all over? Well, I couldn't help myself with this one! I love the old-fashioned patchwork style toys, so whenever the pattern idea I have in mind allows it, I love to make them in that style. Peanuts is somewhat of a combination of that and sock monkey. This toy is also a stash buster, you can use up colorful scraps and make a fun toy to make a child happy! Peanuts is a chubby and stubby monkeyroo, not as "tall" as the others we have made.

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Blue (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Shocking Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee or Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty 'N Pink
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red (scraps)
Sizes C or B and size H crochet hooks
Scissors
Meaturing tape
Pins
Blunt needle
Fiberfill

Body (Make 2)- With Pretty 'N Pink, 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 5- Rep row 2. Fasten off Pretty 'N Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 6- Join Spring Green. Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 7 to 10- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with. (30 sc)
Row 11- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 12 to 15- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Fasten off Pumpkin, leaving long tail to sew with.

Row 16 (First Side)- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in eachof first 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. Leave the rest unworked. (15 sc)
Rows 17 to 25- Make 1 sc in each sc across those 15 sts. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 16 (Second Side)- Join Blue. Work 1 sc in each of next 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Rows 17 to 25- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Fasten off,leaving long tail to sew with.
Using tails you left, sew slits closed. Place front and back together, Wrong Sides facing and making sure the Back and the Front match, sew sides and bottom, leaving top open. Fasten off.


Arms-
Arm #1- With Pretty 'N Pink, ch 2. Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in 2nd ch fron hook, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Fasten off Pretty 'N Pink. Weave in tail. Rnd 4- Join Spring Green, make 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 5 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Spring Green. Weave in tail.
Rnd 10- Join Pumpkin. Work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 11 to 23- Work 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Set aside.
Arm #2- With Spring Green, ch 2. Rnds 1 to 6- rep first 6 rnds as for Arm #1. Fasten off Srping Green. Weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Pumpkin. 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 8 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tail. Rnd 11- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 12 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tail.
Rnd 16- Join Blue. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 17 to 18- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Blue. Weave int ail. Rnd 19- Join Pretty 'N Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 20 to 23- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pretty 'N Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.

Legs-
Leg #1- With Shocking Pink, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- Work 2 sc in each sc around. Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnd 4- 1 sc inb each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Shocking Pink, weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Spring Green. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around.
Fasten off Spring Green, weave int ail.
Rnd 10- Join Pretty 'N Pink. Make 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 11 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pretty 'N Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.
(Don't try to match up the length of the legs and the arms, remember that monkeys have longer arms than legs.)
Leg #2- With Blue, ch 2.
Rnds 1 to 7- Work as for first 7 rnds of Leg #1. Fasten off Blue. Weave in tail.
Rnd 8- Join Shocking Pink. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Shocking Pink. Weave in tail.
Rnd 10- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pumpkin. Weave in tail. Rnd 12- Join Pretty 'N Pink. Make 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 13 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off pretty 'N Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff legs with Fiberfill and sew in place, following photos. Fasten off.
Tail- With pumpkin, ch 53.
Make 4 dc in 4th ch fron hook, 5 dc in next ch, *5 dc in next ch, rep from * across. Measure back of Peanuts, center tail on the Pumpkin stripe and pin in place. Sew securely (kids like to pull these types of toys by their tail.)
Ears-
Ear #1- Front: With Blue, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- Work 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Fasten off Blue. Weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Back of Ear # 1- With Bright Yellow, repeat first 5 rows as for Front of Ear. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Sew both Front and Back of ear together, using tail to sew with, and leaving bottom open to attach to Peanuts.
Ear #2- Front: With Shocking Pink, repeat rnds 1 to 3 as for Ear #1. Fasten off Shocking Pink.
Rnds 4 to 5- Join Blue and rep rnds 4 to 5 as for Ear #1. Fasten off. Weave int ail.
Back of Ear # 2- With Blue, rep all the rows as for Back of Ear #1. Sew as you did other ear.
Attach open part of Ear #1 to side of Peanuts and sew using tail, fasten off. Weave in tail.
Attach open part of Ear #2 to side of Peanuts as seen in photos and sew in place. Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Stuff arms with Fiberfill and attach to sides of Peanuts as seen in photos. Fasten off.
Muzzle and "Mouth"- With Cerry Red, ch 12.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across till last ch, 2 sc in last ch. Turn and work 1 sc in each foundation loop till last one, 2 sc in last foundation loop. Sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Cherry Red. Weave in tail.
Rnd 3- Join Pumpkin. 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, frep from * around. 1 sc in last sc.
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. 2 sc in each of last 2 sc.
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. 1 sc in last sc.
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, *1 sc in each of next 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep from * around.
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. Ch 1, turn.

Row 10- 1 sc in each of first 18 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off.
Thread a blunt needle with Pumpkin. With fingers, "pinch" the 2 above the red and, while, holding in place, secure the fold on the wrong side by sitching across. Fasten off. Repeat with the 2 rows below the red. You just formed Peanuts' "lips. Now, make a few stitches on each corner of the mouth. Fasten off.
Measure Front. Stuff Muzzle, pin in place and sew. Fasten off.
Eyes- With Black or Coffee, ch 2.

Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Leave long tail to sew with. Pin eyes in place above Muzzle as you see in photos. Thread blunt needle with tail and sew in place. Fasten off.

"Bangs"- With Pretty'N Pink, ch 16.

1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Without closing the top of the monkeyroo, sew this strip to the Front, (centered) using top loops of strip. Fasten off. Measure and cut about 12 seven inch-long pieces of Pretty'N Pink, fond in half, ends matching, and taking a size C or B crochet hook, insert hook in strip, pull center of folded yarn through and then, helping yourself with the hook, pass ends through that loop. Pull. Bang secured. Repeat across as you wish.

Stuff Peanuts' body, sew top. Fasten off.

Done!
























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"No sparrow falls without His care,
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And marks each bitter tear that flows.
And He will never, never, never
Forsake the soul that trusts Him ever." . . .
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this pattern! I did a baby blanket for a friend of mine and was able to use the scraps to make a matching "Peanuts"...they loved it!!!

    http://fabulouslyflawedcrochetcreations.blogspot.com/2011/01/holiday-project-catch-up.html

    I'm sure this won't be the first one of your monkeys I do!

    Angela
    fabulouslyflawedcrochetcreations.blogspot.com

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  2. I am so glad that they loved it, Angela! You don't know how many people have told me similar things. I delight in making kids happy (and Amigurumi-loving grownups too.) Take care!

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