Funmigurumi Monkeyroo No. 10: Twigger

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Twigger is a special little monkeyroo in the sense that he is also a scrap-buster!
Full of color and aglow with an enthusiastic personality, he would be the beloved friend
of any Ami lover, young or all-grown up!

Materials:
Red Heart worsted weight yarn scraps in the following colors:
Turqua
Bright Yellow
Shocking Pink
Spring Green
Blue
Pumpkin
Coffee
Black
Crochert hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle
Fibertfill
Measuring tape
Pins

Body
First Side (Make 2)-
With Shocking Pink, Ch 16.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn (15 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Rows 3 to 10- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1 turn. (15 sc)
Row 11- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Shocking Pink, leaving long tail to sew with. (15 sc)
Row 12- Join Bright Yellow. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Rows 13 to 20- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Row 21- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with. (15 sc)
Row 22- Join Turqua. Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Row 23- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Rows 24 to 30- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (15 sc)
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Turqua, leaving long tail to sew with.
Place both pieces, right side facing each other and wrong sides facing you, and using tails left over, sew both sides together across one of the two edges,leaving the other one open.

Second Side (Make 2)-
With Spring Green, ch 32.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (31 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
Rows 3 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with. (31 sc)
Row 6- Join Blue. Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
Rows 7 to 9- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
Row 10- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Blue, leaving long tail to sew with. (31 sc)
Row 11- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
Rows 12 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
Row 15- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. (31 sc)
Match the two pieces, right sides facing each other, wrong sides facing outward. Sew the two identical pieces together across their left edge. Fasten off.
Turn the pieces to the wrong side and sew down the middle edge both at the front and back, thus forming the body with vertical lines on one side and horizontal lines on the opposite side. Sew both as well. Fasten off. Leave top open for now.

First Leg-
With Turqua, 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 first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, Turqua. Weave in tail.
Rnd 8- Join Bright Yellow, 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 9 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow. (24 sc)
Rnd 12- Join Shocking pink. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 13 to 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Turqua, leaving long tail to sew with.

Second Leg-
With Blue, 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 first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.(18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc) Fasten off Blue. Weave in tail.
Rnd 5- Join Pumpkin, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 6 to 8- 1 sc in each sc around.Fasten off Pumpkin. (24 sc)
Rnd 9- Join Spring Green. Make 1 sc i n each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 10 to 15- Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

First Arm-
With Turqua, ch 2.
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 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Fasten off Turqua.
Rnd 5- Join Shocking Pink, work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 6 to 10- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Shocking Pink.
Rnds 11 to 20- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Second Arm- With Pumpkin, ch 2.
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 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around.
Rnds 5 to 8- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pumpkin.
Rnd 9- Join Blue. Make 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 10 to 14- 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 15- Join Spring Green. Work 1 sc in each sc around.
Rnds 16 to 20- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Tail- With Pumpkin, ch 53.
Row 1- 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, 5 dc in next ch, *5 dc in next ch. Rep from * across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Ears- Front Side (make 2): With Shocking Pink, Ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook and sl st to join rnd.
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 sc around. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Measure back, center tail and pin down and sew. Fasten off.
Stuff legs and sew in place, matching the pattern to corresponding side of body. Fasten off. Stuff arms and sew in place, matching design to
side of body. Fasten off.

Muzzle- With Bright Yellow, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook and sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first 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 of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnds 6 to 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Mouth-

Inside of Mouth- With Petal Pink, ch 6.
Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (5 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Lips-

With Shocking Pink, ch 2.
Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn.
Row 2- Insert hook in little loop formed at the side of the sc, pull up loop, yo and pull yarn through all loops. Turn.
Row 3- Insert hook in two loops formed on the side of stitches made, pull up loop, yo and pull yarn through all loops. Turn.
Rows 4 to 14- Rep row 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Pin inside of mouth to center of muzzle, thread blunt needle and sew in place. Fasten off. Place the cord for the "lips" all around inside of mouth and sew in place.
Fasten off.
Measure "face" and center muzzle. Pin in place, leaving a hole to stuff it through. Thread needle and sew in place. Fasten off.

Eyes- (Make 2)
With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (6 sc) Fasten off.
Pin eyes in place above muzzle as seen in photos and sew in place. Fasten off.

Ears-
Ear #1-
Front-
With Turqua, 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.
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Back-
With Turqua, 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.
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Weave in tail.

Ear #2-
Front-
With Spring Green, 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.
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Back-
With Spring Green, 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.
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. Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Note- If you are thinking, one ear side is bigger than the other one, I answer, yes! When you sew them,
the ear will curl slightly and will have a more "natural" look.

Place ear rounds together with wrong sides facing inward and right sides facing outward and sew all around, except bottom of ear.
Leave that open to insert into toy, to give more strength to the ear.
Sew eyes in place using leftover tails. Thread needle with a bit of Black and embroider 2 dots for nostrils in top center of muzzle, between eyes. Fasten off.
Make a Black dot in center of each eye. Fasten off. Still with Black, embroider eyebrows on top of eyes. Fasten off.
Stuff body. Sew top of body using leftover tails. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Attach ears as seen in photos, pin down and sew in place.
Fasten off. Weave in tials.
Done!

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Funmigurumi Monkeyroo No. 9: Pomelo (Baby Rattle)

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A baby can get bored as the day is long, and that means he or she can get fussy and cranky, and your day can turn into a nightmare!
Why not give baby something fun to rattle around and giggle at? Pomelo is the right answser! This is an easy sock monkey-style rattle you can make with scraps of yarn!
It is fun and can be put together pretty quickly if you have the materials on hand.

Materials:

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Shocking Pink
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty'N Pink
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Petal Pink
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Tea Green
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Hot Red
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black
1 sheet of plastic canvas (white)
1 Cat toy with a bell inside (you can get them at the pet aisle of your local store)
Fiberfill
Scissors
Measuring tape
Blunt needle
Sewing needle
Strong quilting thread
Pins
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size C (only for Bangs)






Head-With Shocking Pink, 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 first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep aropund (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc) Fasten off Socking Pink. Weave in tail.


Rnd 5- Join Pretty'N Pink, Work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc) Fasten off Pretty'N Pink, weave in tail.
Rnd 8- Join Petal Pink, make 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. (34 sc)
Rnd 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (34 sc)
Rnd 10- 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. (40 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (40 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep from * around. (32 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,
1 sc in each of next 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (29 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 4 sc.
(26 sc) Fasten off, Petal Pink. Weave in tail.
Rnd 15- Join Spring Green. Work 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, *1 sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep from * around. 1 sc in last sc of round. (21 sc)



For now, we will stop working on the actual head, because it is easier to attach the features while the head is open and has not been stuffed yet.
Mouth- With Black, Ch 7.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 sc)Fasten off, weave in tail.
Round 2- Join Hot Red. Work 3 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, (you will now work on foundation loops of sc row)1 sc in each of next 4 loops, 3 sc in last loop, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leavinglong tail to sew with. Center mouth right under last Pretty 'N Pink round and sew in place. Fasten off.


Nose- With Black, thread blunt needle and embroider the nostrils of the nose as seen in photos. Fasten off.
Eyes- (Make 2)With Coffee, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Pin eyes down above nostrils and theading a blunt needle with leftover tails, sew in place. Fasten off.
Bangs- Measure and Cut 5 4-1/2" lengths of Shocking Pink yarn.
Fold yarn and using hook C, pull middle of folded yarn piece through sc in 1st round at top of Pomelo's head, pass ends of the yarn through loop just formed and pull to tighten. Repeat until you have attached all the "hair" of the bangs. Trim to fall just above eyes.
Ears (Make 4)- With Pretty 'N Pink, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off.

Place two pieces of ear together, wrong sides facing each other and right sides facing you and sew all around, except for bottom. Attach the bottom opening to Pomelo's ears to Pretty' N Pink portion of head. Pin and sew in place. Fasten off.

Finish Head as follows:

Rnd 16- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, [1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc] rep 3 times, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (16 sc)

Rnd 17- Insert cat ball and stuffing. 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, [1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc,] rep around. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (13 sc)
Rnd 18- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, rep around. (11 sc) Set aside for now.
Handle-
Cut a piece of sturdy plastic canvas 2-3/8" wide by 4-1/2" high.
Cut a good amount of strong thread, fold in half and thread a sewing needle with it. Bend the plastic canvas into a tube and sew the side, top and bottom of it to secure it.











Handle Cover-
With Spring Green, ch 18
Row 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (17 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 6- Rep row 2.
Row 7- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off Spring Green.
Row 8- Join Tea Leaf. Work 1 sc in each sc across.
Rows 9 to 13- 1 sc in each sc across.
Row 14- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Fold this cover around the tube you just made.
Insert a bell into the tube if you want, (I did. The cat ball pack brought some that had spikes on them. I took a pair of flat plyers and pulled
them open, got the bell out and dropped into the tube. You can also drop 3 or 4 dried beans into the tube.) That way there will be more rattling and more fun for baby.


Thread the blunt needle with Tea Leaf yarn and by making long stitches, close the bottom of the tube. Fasten off, weave in tail. Repeat with the top of the tube. Fasten off. Weave in tail.
Insert the top of the tube into the bottom of Pomelo's head. Fasten off Spring Green while leaving a long tail to sew with. Thread blunt needle with that tail and sew all around tube. Fasten off.
Weave in tail.
Done! Baby has a new toy.











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