Mini Sock Monkey
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Mini Sock Monkey

Attach a pin to the back of your mini monkey to make him a fun applique for back-packs, hats or anywhere he can hitch a ride.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • PatonsĀ® Classic Wool (3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m)
  • 1 ball of #77251 (Light Grey Marl) as Main Color (MC)
  • 1 ball of #00202 (Aran) as A
  • 1 ball of #00230 (Bright Red) as B
  • Small amount of black embroidery floss for eyes and nostrils.
  • Set of four size 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stuffing.
 

Project Instructions


Note: Stuff Legs and Body as you work.

Legs: (make 2): **With pair of double-pointed needles and A, cast on 4 sts.

1st rnd: Inc 1 st in each st. 8 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit.

3rd rnd: (K1. Inc 1 st in next st) 4 times. 12 sts.

5th rnd: (K2. Inc 1 st in next st) 4 times. 16 sts.

Knit 2 rnds even. Break A. With MC, knit in rnds for 2" (5 cm).** Leave sts on a length of yarn.

Join Legs for Body: Next rnd: With MC, K8 of 1st Leg. K16 from 2nd Leg. Knit rem 8 sts of first Leg. Join in rnd. 32 sts. Place marker on first st.

Knit in rnds until Body from joining rnd measures 3½" (9 cm). Break MC.

With A, knit 6 rnds.

Shape head: 1st rnd: (K6. K2tog) 4 times. 28 sts.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit.

3rd rnd: (K5. K2tog) 4 times. 24 sts.

Cont in same manner, dec 6 sts every alt rnd to 12 sts.

Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten securely.

 

Arms (make 2) and Tail (make 1): Work from ** to ** as given for Legs. Cast off.

 

Ears (make 2): With pair of needles and MC, cast on 3 sts.

1st row: (RS). Knit.

2nd row: (K1. M1) twice. K1. 5 sts.

3rd row: K1. M1. K3. M1. K1. 7 sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Next row: (K1. K2tog) twice. K1.

Next row: K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. Cast off rem 3 sts.

 

Muzzle: With pair of double-pointed needles and B, cast on 4 sts.

1st row: Knit. With RS facing, turn work upside down. With 2nd needle, pick up and knit 4 sts along cast on edge. Divide sts as follows: 2 sts on 2nd and 3rd needles, 4 sts on first needle. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st.

1st rnd: 1st needle: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1.
2nd needle: K1. M1. Knit to end of needle. 3rd needle: Knit to last st. M1. K1. 2nd rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds once more. 16 sts.

With A, rep last 2 rnds once more. 20 sts. Cast off.

 

Finishing: Stuff Muzzle lightly and sew in position. Attach Ears to either side of head. Stuff Arms and Tail and sew in position. With black floss, embroider nostrils using straight stitch and eyes using bullion stitch.

Abbreviations:

approx = approximately.

alt = alternate(ing).

cont = continue.

dec = decrease(ing).

inc = increase.

k = knit.

k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together.

rnd(s) = round(s).

m1 = make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back loop.

psso = pass slipped stitch over.

rem = remaining.

rep = repeat(ing).

rs = right side.

sl1 = slip next stitch.

st(s) = stitch(es).

Tips

Gauge: 23 sts and 29 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stocking st.