Sock Monkey Ornament
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Sock Monkey Ornament

This sweet monkey will be the star of your Christmas tree!

Designed by Linda Cyr

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stuffing Material
  • Split-Lock Stitch Marker
 

Project Instructions

Sock Monkey measures 7 inches high.
 

GAUGE
16 sts = 4 inches; 16 rounds = 4 inches in sc rounds. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
s-inc (sc increase) = 2 sc in next st.
dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
h-inc (hdc increase) = 2 hdc in next st.
 

MONKEY
Legs (Make 2)
Round 1: With B, make a loop over your fingers, insert hook into the loop and draw up 1 ch; 4 sc into loop; draw up end to tighten loop – 4 sc. Do not join but work in continuous rounds. Mark last sc of round. Move marker up each round.
Round 2: [S-inc] 4 times – 8 sc.
Rounds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc around.
Rounds 5-10: With A, sc in each sc around. Cut yarn and set aside first leg. Make 2nd leg, do not cut yarn.
 

Join Legs/Body
Round 1: Ch 1 for crotch, sc in the 8 sts of first leg, sc in ch between legs, sc in the 8 sc of 2nd leg, sc in remaining loop of ch – 18 sc.
Rounds 2-5: Sc in each sc around.
Round 6: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times – 15 sc.
Round 7: [Dec, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times – 12 sc. Fasten off.
 

Head
Round 1: With A, make a loop over your fingers, insert hook into the loop and draw up 1 ch; 6 sc into loop; draw up end to tighten loop – 6 sc. Do not join but work in continuous rounds. Mark last sc of round. Move marker up each round.
Round 2: [S-inc] 6 times – 12 sc.
Round 3: [S-inc, sc in next sc] 6 times – 18 sc.
Rounds 4-7: Sc in each sc around.
Round 8: [Dec, sc in next 4 sc] 3 times – 15 sc.
Round 9: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.
 

Muzzle
Rounds 1-2: With B, work as for Head through Round 2.
Round 3: [S-inc, sc in next 3 sc] 3 times – 15 sc. Fasten off.
 

Ears (Make 2)
Row 1: With A, ch 3; 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Fasten off.
 

Arms (Make 2)
Work as for Legs.
 

Hat
Round 1: With B, make a loop over your fingers, insert hook into the loop and draw up 1 ch; 9 hdc into loop; join with a slip st in first hdc; draw up end to tighten loop – 9 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st as joining, [h-inc] 8 times; join with a slip st in top of ch-2 – 18 sts.
Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 5 hdc, [h-inc, hdc in next 5 hdc] twice – 21 sts.
Round 4: Ch 1, slip st in each st around. Fasten off.
 

Finishing
Stuff Legs, Body, Head, Arms and Muzzle. Sew Head to Body. Sew Muzzle and Ears to Head. Flatten tops of Arms and sew to sides of Body. Embroider eyes with D French knots. Embroider mouth with C and make 6 satin sts across Muzzle. For topknot, cut six (6) 10" strands of C; thread strands through a st at top of hat. Knot strands together with an overhand knot at base. Trim to ½". Sew Hat to Head.
 

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, etc.= color A, B, etc.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
yo = yarn over; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
 

MATERIALS
Red Heart® "Super Saver®": 1 skein each 334 Buff A, 313 Aran B, 319 Cherry Red C, and 312 Black D
Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
Yarn Needle
Stuffing Material
Split-Lock Stitch Marker

Tips

Use a stitch marker to keep track of where your rounds begin and end.