Amigurumi - Mango the acrobat monkey - crochet – tutorial
This tutorial explains how to make a crocheted monkey amigurumi. This monkey can be hung on the frame of the crib or the bed since snap buttons are sewn in its hands and its feet. This toy will please babies and toddlers, and is a perfect birth or birthday gift.
Mango like to dress up as a pirate with its skull shawl (the explanations of the skull shawl are not included in the pattern; they are base on the explanations of the skull shawl that can be found on the internet in several blogs).
The tutorial is of intermediate level. Knowledge of the magic ring, chain stitch, single crochet stitch, double crochet, double treble, increase and decrease is necessary to make the toy.
The character presented here was made with a beige 4 mm yarn (for the snout, the feet and the hands) and with a red-brownish fluffy yarn of 5 mm for the body. It is about 34 cm in height (sitting) and 17 cm wide.
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- tutorial for crochet amigurumi
- pictures included
- intermediate level
- completion time is about 18 hours
Materials you need at home:
- fluffy yarn (5 mm) 1 ½ ball of red-brownish color
- wool or cotton (4 mm) 1 ball of beige color
- cotton from embroidery of black color
- a pair of 12 mm safety eyes
- synthetic stuffing
- 3.75 mm and 4.5 mm crochet hooks
- two pairs of transparent snap fasteners
- flexible steel wire (about 8 in)
- tapestry needle
I am serial crocheter and an enthusiastic amigurumi designer; my home is full of yarns and amigurumis… I learned to knit and crochet with my grandma when I was a little girl. I discovered the amigurumi world a couple of years ago: looking for hand-made and home-made personalized gifts for the babies of my friends. I bought a lot of books and tons of yarns, and crocheted different tribes of amigurumis. Later on, when I became myself mother, I began to create my own amigurumis. I am always amazed to see a ball of yarn turn into a soft stuffed animal brought to life by children’s imagination. My biggest sources of inspiration are my two daughters. They like so much to imagine new stories with their stuffed animals and often challenge me to create new ones.