Funmigurumi Monkeyroo 7: (Baby Rattle) Carambola

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Carambolas are a delicious tropical fruit, and I'm sure that if monkeys would have access to them, they would love'em, hence the name for this little cutie.
This is a wonderful, fun toy that you can make in almost no time at all with hardly any yarn!

Materials:Red Heart worsted weight yarn Gold (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Cherry Red (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Shocking Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Pretty 'N Pink (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight Black (scraps)
3 Cat balls (they are balls that have a bell inside and can be found at the pet aisle)
Scissors
Blunt needle
Crochet size H
Measuring tape
Fiberfill
Monkeyroo Side #1 (Make 2)- With Gold Ch 9.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 12- Rep row 2.
Fasten off, weave in tail,
Monkeyroo Side # 2 (Make 2)- With Pumpkin, ch 9.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3 to 6- Rep row 2.
Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in yarn.
Row 7- Join Spring Green. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8 to 12- Work 1 sc in each sc across.
Fasten off, weave in tail.
With one piece of Side #1 and Side #2, Right Side facing, sew center part and fasten off. Repeat for Back of Toy. Join Shocking Pink.
Color Edge- Row 1- Sc all around, adding 1 extra sc to each corner.
Row 2- Rep row 1. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with tail and sew all around, except bottom.
Set aside.
Ears (make 4)- 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.
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with in at least two of the pieces.
Weave in tail in the other two. Thread blunt needle with tail you just left hanging from one of the ear sides and sew it to an ear side that you left without tail, leaving the bottom open to attach it to the toy. Repeat with the other ear.
Once you have both ears ready. count 6 rows (from top Shocking Pink down,) and attach open end of ear to 6th row, pin, and sew. Fasten off. Repeat on the other side. Making sure that both ears are at the same level.
Ball Handle-
Ball #1- With Cherry Red, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 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, *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Insert cat ball in the forming circle and continue crocheting with cat ball inside.
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. 1 sc in last sc of rnd.
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Ball #2- With Spring Green, repeat all the rounds as for Ball #1, inserting cat ball also right after rnd 3.
Sew Ball #1 to bottom of Ball #2. Fasten off.
Muzzle- With Pretty 'N Pink, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 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 sc around.
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around.
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread a blunt needle with Black and embroider mouth as seen in photos.
Embroider two dots for nostrils. Fasten off. Stuff with Fiberfill.
Measure Front of toy, center muzzle, pin down and sew. Fasten off.
Eyes- With Black, Ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pin eyes to sides of muzzle and sew in place. Fasten off.







Stuff toy with Fiberfill and insert last cat toy into it, burying it into the stuffing so that it will not protude. Close bottom. Fasten off.




Sew Ball Handle" to bottom, centering it. Fasten off.


Done!

Hope the precious wee little baby you give this to will really enjoy it!