Amigurumi Crochet Monkey Pattern

The Monkey, master climber, vine swinger and always ready for fun and mischief. The crocheted monkey belongs to a especially cuddly kind and is very popular with the young and old, as plushy toy, keychain or just to lazily lay around.

Crochet your own Amigurumi Monkey with this crochet pattern. This crochet monkey is done completely with basic crochet stitches and worked in spiral rounds and perfect for every crochet and Amigurumi beginner.

The here depicted Amigurumi Monkey was crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn and a 2.5 mm crochet hook. The monkey has sitting a height of 6.5 cm (2,55 inch). Because of its small size the monkey is also perfectly suitable to function as a keychain. If you want a bigger monkey use a bigger yarn and/or crochet hook.

Amigurumi Monkey Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Monkey Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet Stitch (SC)
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Weave In / Sew On

Needed Materials and Tools

  • Yarn Colors: Brown yarn for the monkey fur, skin-colored yarn for the hands, feets, ears and face.
  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • blunt Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill and Scissor
  • This pattern was crocheted using the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn in the following colors: marone/maroon (# 157), soft apricot/apricot (# 263)

IMPORTANT: This crochet pattern is crocheted in spiral rounds, means, you keep crocheting without joining rounds unless said otherwise. Always work a marker of any kind in the first stitch of each new round, to know when a round begins and/or ends.

Crochet the Monkey Head and Body

The head and body of the crochet monkey are done in one piece, that is why you should take care to fill the head after Round 11 with polyfill otherwise it will be more difficult to do so properly. In Round 18 you have to crochet only into the back loop, the back loop is the loop in the rear of the two loops on top of a stitch. The head and body are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches only.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the brown yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into each stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 4. Round: 1 SC. 2 SC into next stitch. [ 2 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] 5 times. 1 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 5. – 9. Round: 5 rounds, each round 24 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 10. Round: [ 2 SC, SC 3rd and 4th stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 11. Round: [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. If you use safety eyes instead of wiggly eyes it is now the moment to attach them to the head of the dragon. Use the pictures as guidance to position the eyes correctly. Afterwards fill the head with polyfill. (12 stitches)
  • 12. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 13. Round: Crochet 18 SC. (18 Maschen)
  • 14. Round: [ 5 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (21 stitches)
  • 15. – 16 Round: 2 rounds, each round 21 SC. (21 stitches)
  • 17. Round: [ 5 SC, SC 6th and 7th stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • 18. Round: Crochet only into the back loop. The back loop is the loop on top of a stich that lays in the rear, away from you. [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. Fill the body with polyfill. (12 stitches)
  • 19. Round: [ SC 1st and 2nd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • Cut yarn, close the opening and weave in the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Monkey Legs (2 pieces)

The monkey legs are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Only fill the “feets” with polyfill since the legs are quite small and will keep their form. Crochet 2 monkey legs.

Crochet Monkey Legs

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the skin colored yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into each stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Crochet 12 SC only into back loop. (12 stitches)
  • 4. – 5. Round: Color change to brown. 2 rounds, each round 12 SC. Afterwards fill the leg with polyfill. (12 stitches)
  • 6. Round: [ SC 1st and 2nd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • 7. – 9. Round: 3 rounds, each round 6 SC. (6 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Monkey Arms (2 pieces)

The monkey arms are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. You do not need to fill the arms with polyfill since they are quite small and will keep their form and shape. Crochet 2 monkey arms.

Crochet Monkey Arms

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the skin colored yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (9 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Crochet 9 SC only into back loop. (9 stitches)
  • 4. Round: Color change to brown. Crochet 9 SC. (9 stitches)
  • 5. Round: [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (6 stitches)
  • 6. – 9. Round: 4 rounds, each round 6 SC. (6 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Monkey Ears (2 pieces)

The monkey ears are also crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Do not fill the ears but press them together so that they get their desired ear shape. Crochet a total of 2 ears.

Crochet Monkey Ears

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the skin colored yarn.
  • 1. Round: 4 SC into Magic Ring. (4 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (8 stitches)
  • 3. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 4. Round: [ 1 SC, SC 2nd and 3rd stitch together. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (8 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Monkey Face

The monkey face is created with a simple circle, crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Crochet Monkey Face

  • You start making a Magic Ring using the skin colored yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC into Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: [ 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: [ 1 SC, 2 SC into next stitch. ] Repeat from [ to ] till end of round. (18 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Monkey Tail

The monkey tail is crocheted out of a chain with single crochet stitches. Feel free to crochet the tail longer or shorter, whatever you think looks best for you.

Crochet Monkey Tail

  • Do a slip knot on your crochet hook with the brown yarn.
  • 1. Row: Crochet 21 chain stitches. (21 stitches)
  • 2. Row: Crochet 20 SC, 1st SC is crocheted into the 2nd stitch from the crochet hook. (20 stitches)
  • Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Finishing the Crochet Monkey

After finish crocheting all the pieces, you should have an assembly kit in front of you that looks like this:

Amigurumi Monkey Assemble Kit

Body: If not done yet, close the bottom of the body. To do this take your blunt tapestry needle holding the thread laying at the opening. Stitch with the needle through the front loop of all 6 stitches and pull tight. Push the needle through the now closed opening and let it escape through the side of the body or the head. Pull the thread tight again, cut the thread close to the body or head and knead the piece. The thread should dissapear inside and the bottom is cleanly closed.

Legs: Begin sewing the first leg one stitch row over the row with the visible edge (created by the round crocheted only into the back loops). Both legs are the same, so it does not matter which leg you sew on first. Still, sew on the first leg as the right leg. Sew on the second leg around 7 stitches to the right from the first leg. Both legs should be on the same level as the bottom of the body, that the monkey is able to sit properly.

Use the pictures as guidance to position the legs correctly.

Arms: Sew on the arms 3 to 4 stitch rows over the legs. Take care not to sew the arms onto the neck area (the smallest part between head and body). Take again the pictures as guidance to position the arms correctly.

Face: Since the sewed on arms and legs give the monkey a front and back it is easy to position the face correclty. Positon the face in the middle of the front of the head and sew it on.

Ears: Sew on the ears left and right from the face.

Tail: Sew or stitch on the tail in the middle of the backside of the monkey body just over the stitch edge.

Sew On Monkey Tail

Face Details: Finally stitch the eyes and the mouth with black yarn onto the face and the eyebrows just over the skin colored face area. For the nose just poke the blunt tapestry needle through the middle of the face to widen the stitch.

Stitched Amigurumi Monkey Face

And finished is your own crocheted Amigurumi Monkey!

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