Morris the monkey

Morris the monkey

Just to prove that old adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, I give you Morris, the crochet sock monkey.

Crochet sock monkey.  Pattern by Craft Passion

Crochet sock monkey. Pattern by Craft Passion

You’ll find the pattern here on the Craft Passion site

For those puzzled with the reference to ‘sock monkey’ this fella is the shape of a monkey you would normally make out of a single sock, like this one, also from the Craft Passion site.

Sock monkey tutorial from Craft Passion

Sock monkey tutorial from Craft Passion

It is the perfect beginners crochet pattern although probably not one I shall be repeating due to its monotony!
At 18 inches tall, I think he is larger than I envisaged. Too large for favourite toy for a newborn. My friend’s baby is due in the first week of November. I wonder if I could possibly find it in myself to crochet a smaller version to go with him?

Or I might just make a real sock monkey!

Back on the hook tonight. After 3 busy nights of no crochet my fingers are beginning to twitch.

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I’m going to have to learn to crochet…! I’ve been in awe of all your crochet work, but this fab monkey means I have to have a go!

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  2. He is so handsome, your choice to colours is perfect. Lucky baby.

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  3. Oh he is fabulous and I love the expression on his face πŸ™‚

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  4. If you don’t fancy making a smaller one, I think this would still be a great gift for a newborn as it would make brilliant nursery dΓ©cor until he or she is old enough to play with it.

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  5. He looks lovely… but I get what you mean about the monotony. The bodies of the two minions I made proved to be much bigger than I’d expected. Crocheting nearly 50 straight round (per minion) about drove me mad.
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  6. I love the way you ‘pose’ him, he’s got style!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love your sock monkey! I’m expecting and have been trying to decide if I want to make more than baby afghans. I think I might have to make a little stuffed animal also!

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  8. It’s brilliant! I just know I don’t have the patience for this so hats off to you.)

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  9. This little guy is so cute!

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  10. Oh wow, he’s awesome! He looks so professional. I think if I crocheted one he would look a little scruffy πŸ˜‰ your crochet is so neat and tidy and your finishing is fab πŸ™‚
    xx

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  11. I love him, sorry can’t stay to say any more I am scolling back up to link to the pattern! Oh before I whizz off, thanks for sharing.

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