Oodles of Smoodles—Cashew the Monkey

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This is a fun and clever toy for a really small child (9 to 24 months.) It is super easy to make and totally washable and hypoallergenic. It is large enough for baby to hug and light enough to be dragged along and take anywhere baby wants to go. Hope you amke one for a child you love and please, remember needy children! Enjoy!

Size- 12" tall x 5 1/2" wide
Skill- Easy

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Daffodil (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Hot Red (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Delft Blue (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Turqua (about ½ skein)
Crochet hook size H
Fiberfill
Scissors
Blunt needle



Body-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 15.
Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3 to 21- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 22- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 23- Join Pumpkin. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 24- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 25 to 43- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 44- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 45- Join Delft Blue. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 46 to 65- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 66- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Fasten off Delft Blue, leaving long tail to sew with.
Row 67- Join Daffodil. Make 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 68 to 87- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 88- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Fasten off Daffodil, leaving long tail to sew with.
Weave in all beginning tails.
Row 89- Join Hot Red. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rnds 90 to 109- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 110- 1 sc in each sc across. (14 sc) Fasten off Hot Red, leaving long tail to sew with.

Using tails and blunt needle begin to sew edges into a tube, stuffing with Fiberfill as you go. Once you have a stuffed tube, join the two ends to form a circle. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Let’s make the features of our little Oodle before we twist the Body.



Ears (Make 2)-
With Turqua and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Row 2- 2 sc in each of first 5 sc, (leave last sc unworked,) ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
Row 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- 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 sc till end of row. (17 sc)
Row 5- 1 sc in each sc across. (17 sc) Fasten off Turqua, leaving long tail to sew with.

Arms (Make 2)-
With Turqua and h hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnds 3 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)



Legs (Make 2)-
With Turqua and h hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in second 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 each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc. (14 sc) Fasten off Turqua, leaving long tail to sew with.

Rnds 4 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (14 sc) Fasten off Turqua, leaving long tail to sew with.

Thread a blunt needle with a long strand of Spring Green yarn. Twist Oodle’s Body into a figure 8. With stitches, as invisible as possible, sew the figure 8 in place so that it will not come undone, securing it both in Front and in Back. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Stuff Arms lightly with Fiberfill and pin in place as seen in photos and using tails, sew to the toy. Stuff Legs and pin in place as shown and sew in place. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Pin Ears in place as seen in photos and sew to sides of “Head,” fasten off, weave in tails.

Eyes (Make 2)-
With Black and F hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 5 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (5 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with and to embroider Eyebrows.

Pin Eyes in place and threading blunt needle with tails, sew in place, embroider Eyebrows as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail so that no Black will be seen.

Muzzle-
With Raspberry (or Medium Pink or Rose of your choice), ch 10.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. Working on foundation loops, make 2 sc in first loop, 1 sc in each loop till last loop, 2 sc in last loop, sl st to join rnd. (18 sc) Fasten off Raspberry, weave in ends.
Rnd 2- Join Lt. Blue. Make 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc  in next sc, sl st to join rnd. (22 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in each sc around. (22 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Stuff Muzzle very lightly and pin in place. Sew using tail you left. Fasten off, weave in remaining end.



Tail-
With F and Turqua, ch, 42.
Row 1- Work 3 hdc in fourth ch from hook, work 4 hdc in next ch and in each ch across.

Sew tail to Back as seen in photos, fasten off, weave in ends.

Done!


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