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One of the most frequent questions I get on my blog is “Where can I buy your monkey amigurumi pattern? I can’t find it for sale on your website.”
Honestly, that darned monkey is one of the most popular things I’ve ever crocheted and every time I hear that question my heart sinks a little. That’s because it’s not for sale… at least not on my website.
You see, I shipped off my dear Ayo and Kiki monkey amigurumis to CrochetMe so I could participate in a contest to be included in their 2012 amigurumi calendar and they ended up selecting my monkeys! Here they are posing cutely for the calendar:
So the short answer is I can’t sell it on my website, but you can get it from the Interweave Store and it costs $8.99. Now you might be saying, that’s a lot to pay for a monkey amigurumi pattern and I would tell you you’re absolutely right! But the CrochetMe ebook actually contains the patterns for all the animals in the calendar! So it works out to less than $0.75 a pattern which in my opinion is pretty good.
Read what real people are saying about it:
I love this calendar! The patterns are innovative, fun to make & easy to understand. The finished results have been wonderful. I know the children I give these little lovelies to for Christmas will enjoy them. Thanks for putting this calendar together. It has been a joy to use already!!
I loved each and every amigurumi pattern. Each one is a winner and oh so cute! I’m proud to be included among such talented people. Aah! I’m going to enjoy making each of these sweeties. xoxoxoxo
This was great have made a lot of the animals and everyone loves them
The full list of dolls from the calendar (from left to right):
- Pucker the Goldfish
- Lovey the Lovely
- Chiyo the Mouse
- Ellie the Giraffe
- Roy the Gardener
- Ayo & Kiki the Monkeys
- Sunny the Bunny
- Frankie the Lobster
- Pixel the Puppy
- Buttons McZipperson
- Terrence the Turkey
- Polar Lucibear
To (hopefully) make it up to you a little, I have an exclusive coupon code you can use to get 15% off. Just use code WEAVE15 at checkout to apply the discount. It will work on your entire purchase if you plan on getting some crocheting supplies while you’re at it.
Now as to why I can’t sell my monkey pattern here on my website: I can’t because I signed a contract not to. In order to be in their calendar, I had to give up rights to the pattern and agree not to sell it myself… *sigh*. It makes sense since they are selling the ebook and calendar themselves and any competition would affect their sales. At least it’s in good hands in a good home for a reasonable price.
So support the Interweave Store and buy the ebook if you like my monkey pattern so much! It makes a great gift and 12 adorable amigurumi crafts.
Regular Price $8.99 Discount Price 15% OFF
(with coupon code WEAVE15)
Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:58am (Comments: none)
And hello~ we are back this time with a peanut butter chocolate rabbit amigurumi! Guess we’re on a rabbit amigurumi spree now that all the monkeys are done. We just really like to see things in many different colors/color combinations, so yeah, guess that explains our ‘make the same animal in different colors’ sprees. If we don’t make them in different colors, then we’ll never be able to tell what they’ll look like right?
Yeah, no matter how many times I iron that damn cloth backdrop, it just refuses to stay flat. So, excuse the wrinkles haha. Read more »
Anyone up for another Halloween monkey amigurumi? We are!!!
I’ve been waiting many months just to post this one particular Halloween monkey amigurumi. This is actually the original Halloween monkey that we made. But Halloween’s the funnest time of the year, so why not just go all out and make a whole boatload of them?
This one took quite a while to make. It was me who kept pestering our crocheter to make this monkey. I was looking forward to making this the most! So I couldn’t help myself and changed a few things about it. I painted one eye all white and the other with a single red pupil to give it a more creepy (but cute!) look. Changed the mouth, added a bunch of stitch work, and cut out the shape and face of a jack-o-lantern for the chest piece.
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Since the first time I posted about my monkey amigurumis, I have received lots of positive feedback and interest in getting a pattern for them. Not knowing so many people would take interest in my monkeys, I actually submitted my pattern for them in Interweave’s 2012 Crochet Me Amigurumi Calendar Contest, and surprisingly got chosen to be a part of the calendar! I received my complimentary copy of the calendar in the mail about a month ago, and have been waiting since then for them to publish the ebook which contains all the patterns for the amigurumis in the calendar. (If you want to buy either the calendar or the ebook, be sure to use coupon code WEAVE15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire order). They finally have, so I’m posting about it now to spread the good news!
Here are some pictures of the calendar I took myself:
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I know it’s very late, but Happy Chinese New Year nonetheless, and to celebrate it I made a rabbit amigurumi for the year of the rabbit!
Here I made the rabbit amigurumi celebrate against a Chinese New Year-inspired backdrop. The fancy decorations in the background are actually red envelopes, and to top it off I added a little Chinese chocolate gold nugget too. May the new year bring much luck, happiness, and prosperity to us all!!
I think the most important part of this rabbit amigurumi is the shape of its ears. I basically crocheted a test tube shape (please excuse the crude image comparison, lab geek talking here), pinched the bottom open end of it to create a concave shape, and sewed it in place onto the head. I wanted to achieve a 3-D effect, rather than just a flat shape for the ears. To finish off this rabbit amigurumi’s ears, I cut out a smaller test tube shape from pink felt, lined the inner ears with it and glued it in place. Sounds pretty simple, but actually sewing the ears in place with that concave shape is kind of difficult, so if you’re ever going to do something similar, it may take a few tries but it’s so worth it!
Which reminds me, someone once asked me what kind of glue I use for my amigurumis. The answer is Aleene’s tacky glue, which I buy from either Michaels or Joann’s, whichever store is having a sale or gives me a coupon. The only reason I use it is that’s what was lying around the house at the time I started crafting. It is definitely much better than using regular school glue, a mistake I once made when I used school glue to stick felt polka dots onto a mushroom amigurumi I made for a friend’s birthday, only to find that all the dots fell off within 2 hours (that, and my friend wasn’t exactly “gentle” with my handiwork either…)! Just a little bit of tacky glue goes a long way too, because when you slather on a bunch onto a small piece of felt it soaks through to the other side of the felt and doesn’t stick very well because it’s so wet. The felt piece also hardens as it dries with too much glue, and maintaining the softness of the felt is important for both visual and tactile purposes. I’ve always wanted to try hot glue, but never got around to it. If anyone has better suggestions, please share!
Ok, I’ll stop talking about glue now. You’re probably thinking, “Gosh how much can someone talk to me about glue?!” I know I can be pretty wordy, but I just wanted to share my experiences with glue with you.
Back to the rabbit amigurumi…of course with Easter coming up and all, I couldn’t resist making this rabbit amigurumi an Easter rabbit too!
The eggs were cut from felt, stuffed and sewn together, and then decorated with some glittery glue. My sister’s handiwork – she’s so good with small details.
Oh, and the tail was crocheted from Joann Sensations Beautiful Yarn. It’s super soft, and so fuzzy – perfect for creating contrast with the worsted weight yarn I used for the body. I know it sounds wrong, but I find myself pinching the tail a lot because it’s so soft! Don’t worry, the rabbit hasn’t turned around to bite me yet so it’s all good.
Here’s a side view. Notice how the ears are sewn on in a concave shape.
After I made this rabbit amigurumi, I liked it so much I decided to make another type of rabbit – a floppy-ear rabbit amigurumi!
The body and everything else is exactly the same as the other bunny. The only difference is the ears. The ears on the floppy ear rabbit amigurumi are huge! If I were to ever make it again, I would definitely use a sport weight yarn instead of worsted weight yarn just for the ears. But it’s ok, the floppy ear rabbit amigurumi still has a special place in my heart, even if other people think it looks like a dog!
And here the rabbits are very happy together. All of a sudden, I can’t wait for spring to come! If you’re interested, you can purchase a plush rabbit amigurumi of any color you’d like at my Etsy.
As always, thank you for looking! Please stay tuned as I attempt to make all the animals of the Chinese zodiac! So far, I have more than half done and will be posting them as time permits. Oh, and one last bit of info – my monkey amigurumis were chosen for the 2012 Crochet Me Amigurumi Calendar! The patterns for the monkeys, and also a pattern for a polar bear (fondly named Polar Lucibear) will be included in the calendar! Thank you very much to all who have expressed interest in a pattern for the monkeys. Please wait patiently with me for publication of the calendar to get your copy of the pattern! I’ll be sure to update you on the calendar’s status.