It has been TOO long since we’ve added a bookmark to the Animal Bookmark series, so today we are adding an adorable little monkey! If you’ve got a monkey lover in your life, this free monkey bookmark pattern is for you!
Monkey Bookmark Pattern
We already have several bookmarks in this series. We have a duck, a koala, a rabbit, a frog, a giraffe, an elephant, a pig, and a nerdy bookworm. And now we have a monkey, too! I added the banana as an afterthought, per a suggestion during one of my weekly live videos, and I am so glad I did!
*Work in a spiral, do NOT join at the end of each round
*Use your stitch marker to note the beginning stitch of each row
Remember that you want to use Invisible Decrease for the sc2tog (decreases). It helps to create a prettier, smoother transition in amigurumi.
Finished head size: about the size of a tennis ball – with ears! 😉
With buff yarn
Round 1: Leave a 8″ (ish) long tail. Ch-5. 6sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts. 6sc in last. Turn to work up the other side of chain and sc in remaining 2 sts. Do not join. (16)
Round 2: * sc in next st, 2sc in next * repeat between * * 2 more times. Sc in next 2 sts. Repeat between * * 3 more times. Sc in each of last 2 sts. Do not fasten off. (22)
For left eye (where still attached)
Sl st in next st. Sc 6 times in SAME st. Sl st to next (it may be hard to see) and weave in all ends.
For right eye
Attach in 4th st to the right from center. In the next st, sc 6 times. Sl st to center st. Pull tail through sl st, leaving this tail longer for sewing to head.
Make it prettier! Use the tail from the beginning of the “face” to cinch up all holes left in beg ch. Set face aside. (lol!!)
With coffee yarn
Round 1: Magic circle. 8sc in circle. Do not join(8)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (16)
Round 3: sc in each st around (16)
Round 4: *sc in next st, 2sc in next* repeat from * * around (24)
Round 5: sc in each st around (24)
Round 6: *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next* repeat from * * around (32)
Rounds 7 – 13: sc in each st around (32)
***begin to add stuffing***
Round 14: *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* repeat from * * around (24)
Round 15: sc in each st around (24)
Round 16: *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * * around (16)
***add stuffing and sew face to head***
Squish the head closed and line up the remaining 16 sts. Crochet through the very first two, then the next two, then the next two etc to the end until you have a closed head with 8 stitches across.
Rows 1 – 50 (or until strap is about 9” long): Ch-1, turn, sc in each st across. (8)
Row 51 (tail): Ch-1, turn, sc in 4 sts. Ch-15, sc tightly in 2nd ch from hook and each back to strap, sc in last 4 sts.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Round 1: Magic circle. Ch-1, 10 sc in circle. Do not join throughout. (10)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around. (20)
Round 3: sc in each st around. (20)
Round 4: sc in 18 sts (leaving 2 unworked) (18)
Weave in center of magic circle.
Sew ears ~four rows down from center on opposite sides of the head.
With embroidery floss and B (2.25mm) hook:
Round 1: Magic Circle, ch-1, 6sc in circle. Do not join throughout.
Round 2: 2sc in each st around. (12)
Rounds 3 – 6: sc in each st around (12)
Round 7: Ch-6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, dc in next 3 sts. Sk 2 sts on banana body and sl st in next. Repeat around until you have four “peels”on your banana. Fasten off leaving long enough tail to sew banana to head. Stuff with just a tiny bit of stuffing (or yellow yarn) to form.
Add a thin, wide mouth using your coffee yarn and/or brown embroidery floss and you’re done!
I hope you love him/her! I already have a few more animals on my to-do list, so stay tuned! If you’d like me to try a specific animal, leave me a comment so I can get it on my list.
More free patterns:
Frog Bookmark Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
The Nerdy Bookworm Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern
Amigurumi Pig Bookmark Crochet Pattern
April’s Baby Giraffe Bookmark Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Webster the Elephant Bookmark Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Kenny the Koala Bookmark Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
Bunny Rabbit Bookmark Crochet Pattern
Quacktastic Duck Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern