I went to another first birthday party today. (All the little knitter girls are turning 1!) This one was for Bella and her party invite and stuff were all monkey themed, so I decided she needed a crocheted monkey.

bella's monkey

The pattern is just called Crocheted Monkey and is from a Japanese crochet site (Ravelry link).

I couldn’t get the arms and legs stuffed in a way that didn’t make them too stiff so I added pipe cleaners to both to make them bendable and beans to the legs (since they were bigger they squished too much with just the pipe cleaners). She can kind of hang from a tree, so I think it worked pretty well!

bella's monkey

The skirt was my idea and I love how tutu-like it turned out to be.

I hope Bella loves her!


2 thoughts on “monkey!

  1. Susan Adams November 6, 2010 / 10:31 pm

    That monkey is super adorable! I just love it!

    This is the first time I checked out your blog — nice job. Haven’t checked out your knitting section yet, but had to leave a comment about this monkey.

    • abigailvr November 6, 2010 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks, Susan, on both counts! I hope the girl I gave it to loves it. Her mom did, so that’s helps. 🙂

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