Funmigurumi Monkeyroo Baby Rattle—3: "Jiggles"

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I did not name my first rattle, but decided to name this one to make it a little more fun.
This is a very easy baby toy to make. I made it as colorful as possible (for a monkey), although by the time I finish making a whole bunch of them, I will probably get "jungle wild" with color (it always happens!) So, here's "Jiggles," hope you like him!

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Ranch Red
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow or White (scraps)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size F
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape
Pins
Fiberfill
2 Cat balls with a bell inside

Body (Make 2)- With Cherry Red and H hook, Ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second 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- 2 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of last 4 sc.
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in one of the two pieces.
Belly Patch- With Cerry Red and H hook, Ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 4- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Sew to center of front of Body. Fasten off.
Head- With Cherry Red and H hook, ch 2. Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc) Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Rnd 3- 1 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (16 sc) Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (16 sc) Rnd 7- Insert cat toy ball into crocheted head. Make 1 sc in first sc, sc2tog over nest 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in last sc. (13 sc) Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, [sc2tog over next 2 sc] rep to end of round. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (13 sc) Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc [sc2tog over next 2 sc] rep to end of row. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Tail- With Ranch Red and H hook, ch 20. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in same ch, 4 sc in next ch and in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin Belly Patch to Front center of Body and sew using leftover tail. Fasten off. (Making a Belly Patch will give the rattle a little bit more of a roly-poly shape.) Thread blunt needle with tail leftover in one of Body pieces and sew both Front and Back of body together, leaving a good sized opening at the top to fill in.
Sew Tail to the very center of Back of Body. Fasten off. Set body aside for now.
Muzzle- With Ranch Red and H hook, ch 2. Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Ch 2, turn. Row 2- Work 4 hdc in same spot at ch 2, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in next sc, ch 2, 4 hdc in same stitch, sl st in nest sc. Fasten off, leaving tail to sew with.
Pin to center of face and sew in place. Fasten off.
Eyes and Mouth- With Black and F hook, make Eyes as follows: Ch 2. Row 1- Make 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Pin right above muzzle, to the side, and sew in place. Fasten off. Mouth- Thread blunt needle with Black again, and inserting it through the open neck of the toy, embroider Mouth as seen in photos. Fasten off. To give more expression to Eyes, make a single dot on each one with Bright Yellow or White. Ears (Make 2)- With Cherry Red and H hook, ch 2. Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew with. Sew two pieces each to each other, leaving bottom open. Sew each resulting ear to the side of the head where you left the opening, making sure you do it at the same level.
The reason I prefer to do it this way is because those ears are going to get grabbed and we don't want them to be flimsy.
Arms and Legs are in the form of "handles" for baby to grab.
Arms and Legs- Arms: Row 1- Join Ranch Red to bottom of front of body and with H hook, Ch 14 (I actually went through the two thicknesses in the already sewn body) skip 7 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 2- 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. Row 3- 1sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Repeat on opposite side with other Arm.
Legs: Skip 1 sc below the end of "Arm" and join Cherry Red to next sc, and with H hook, ch 12. Row 1- Skip 3 more sc, 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn. Row 2- 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. Row 3- Rep row 2. Fasten off.
Repeat on opposite side for second Leg. Fasten off.

Insert second toy ball into body and stuff all around it. (You can substitute the second ball for a squaker, if you wish.) Thread blunt needle with Ranch Red and close top of Body. Fasten off and weave in tails. Sew head to top of Body using leftover tail. Fasten off. Weave in end.

You're done!


Pattern has been corrected thanks to MadCrocheter. Thank you so much for your help!


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Funmigurumi Monkeyroo 2: LeeLoo

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LeeLoo is my second Monkeyroo, the first one, you might remember, was a baby rattle. The name LeeLoo was my sister's idea, and the pattern is my Funmigurumi take of a sock monkey. As with all my other Funmigurumi, this "sockie" is colorful in its own sock monkey way.
She's not hard to make at all. Hope you enjoy making her!

Funmigurumi Monkeyroo —2: LeeLoo

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Claret
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Light Blue
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Delft Blue
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Shocking Pink
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Lavender
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Wedgewoods (Variegated)
Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Scissors
Measuring tape

Body (Make 2)- With Claret, ch 31.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn (30 sc made.) Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 3 to 5- Rep row 2. Fasten off, Claret, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 6- Join Light Blue. Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 7 to 10- 1 sc in each sc across.
Fasten off Light Blue, leaving long tail to sew with. Row 11- Join Wedgewoods. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 12 to 15- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Wedgewoods, leaving long tail to sew with. Row 16- Join Shocking Pink. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 17 to 20- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Shocking pink, leaving long tail to sew with. Row 21- Join Lavender. Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Row 22- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Lavender, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 23- Join Wedgewoods. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 24 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Wedgewoods, leaving long tail to sew with. Row 31- Join Delft Blue. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rows 32 to 35- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Delft Bllue, leaving long tail to sew with.
Place both sides of body, together, right sides facing, and using leftover tails and blunt needle sew sides and bottom together. Fasten off. Leave top open for stuffing.
Legs- Note: Stuff legs as you go! With Claret, Ch 2. Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd (6 sc made.) Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc made). Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (16 sc made). Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (24 sc made). Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Claret. Rnd 7- Join Light Blue. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Light Blue. Rnd 10- Join Wedgewoods. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 11 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Wedgewoods. Rnd 16- Join Claret. Work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 17 to 32- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Arms- Note: Stuff arms as you go! With Claret, Ch 2. Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd (6 sc made.) Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc made). Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (16 sc made). Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off claret. Rnd 6- Join Light Blue. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 7 to 8- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Light Blue. Rnd 9-Join Wedgewoods. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 10 to 22- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Wedgewoods. Rnd 23- Join Claret, 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 24 to 25- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 26- 1 sc in each of first 9 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till last 2 sc, sc2tog over last 2 sc. Fasten off Claret. Rnd 27- Join Wedgewoods. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 28- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in eachof next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd (16 sc left in arm). Rnd 29- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Wedgewoods. Rnd 30- Join Shocking Pink. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 31 to 36- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 37- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 38- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Rnd 39- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 40- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Shocking Pink, leaving long tail to sew with.
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Note- If you have super active kids who might pull at LeeLoo's arms, secure a bit more before you close the toy, by driving the needle into one arm and extending the needle towards the other arm inside the toy, then making small stitches on the sides of the body to secure. Then, when the kids pull at the arms or drag LeeLoo, her arms won't fall off.
Ears (Make 2 of each)- Front of Ears-With Shocking Pink, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second chain from hook, sl st to join rnd (6 sc made.) Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc made.) Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (16 sc made.) Fasten off, Shocking Pink, weave in tail. Rnd 4- Join Wedgewoods. Work 1 sc in of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (24 sc.) Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Wedgewoods, leaving long tail to sew with. Back of Ears- With Wedgewoods, repeat first 5 rounds of Front of Ears. Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first sc around, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
LeeLoo’s face:
Muzzle- With Shocking Pink, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc made.) Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around, (12 sc made). Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around, (16 sc made). Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around, (24 sc made). Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around, (28 sc). Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (32 sc.) Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (38 sc.)
Rnd 9- 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, (42 sc). Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. Fasten off. This will be the bottom of LeeLoo’s face. Set aside for now.
Top of Muzzle: (Make 2) With Shocking Pink, Ch 2. Row 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook. (DO NOT JOIN ROUND!!!) Ch 1, turn. Row 2- Work 2 sc in each sc across till last sc, 1 sc in last sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Sew as follows: Insert eash piece’s bottom part behind the upper part of muzzle. Pin in place. Sew. Fasten off.
Eyes- With Black, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long end to sew with. Pin each eye in place at center of tops of muzzle. Sew in place. Embroider eyelashes as seen in photos.
Mouth and Nose- With Black, embroider nose and bouth as seen in photos.
Stuff muzzle. Measure to center and pin in place. Sew in place using Shocking Pink.
Tip: Push fiberfill stuffing downwards and make a row of tiny, invisible stitches two rows below the eyes to keep the stuffing in place. Otherwise, the filling will go up and the muzzle will look like a beak.
Tail- (Note: Stuff lightly as you go.) With Claret, ch 2. Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd (6 sc made). Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around, (12 sc made). Rnds 3 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Claret. Rnd 7- Join Light Blue. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Light Blue. Rnd 10- Join Wedgewoods. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 11 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Wedgewoods. Rnd 15- Join Lavender. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnd 16- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Lavender. Rnd 17- Join Shocking Pink. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 18 to 30- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Shocking pink. Rnd 31- Join Wedgewoods. Work 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 32 to 45- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Wedgewoods. Rnd 46- Join Claret. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 47 to 49- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Claret. Rnd 50- Join Shocking Pink. Make 1 sc in each sc around. Rnds 51 to 52- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Shocking Pink, leaving long piece of yarn to sew with.
Tip for sewing: Wedgewoods, as many variegated yarns is a slightly “thinner” worsted weight, and once the tial is stuffed, it will tend to “pull” at the crocheted fabric, bringing it down. To avoid this, make a “support disk” as follows: With Shocking Pink, ch 2. Rnd 1- Work 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long strand to sew with. Insert support disk inside toy and sew all around the tail from the inside, and with invisible, tiny stitches, sew above and below the tail to reduce “pulling”. Fasten off.
Ears- Front of Ear: (Make 2)- With Shocking pink, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second 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 Shorking Pink. Rnd 4- Join Wedgewoods. Make 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc around. Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off.
Back of Ear: (Make 2)- With Wedgewoods, rep first 5 rnds as for Front of Ear. Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 7 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Sew ears together by palcing 1 front and 1 back together (wrong sides facing) and sewing all around, except the bottom. Insert opening at the bottom into upper side of toy as seen in photos, and sew in place. Fasten off.
Stuff legs and sew in place. Fasten off. Sew arms in place. Fasten off. Stuff body and sew top. Fasten off.
You’re done!


If you are interested in my first Monekyroo, here's where you will find the pattern:

http://funmigurumiandkidsstuff.blogspot.com/2010/03/monkeyroo-baby-rattle.html



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