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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)
It’s my favorite time of year again, and since I already made a Santa monkey amigurumi last year I knew I just had to give him a friend to help spread the holiday cheer, and who better to help than a Rudolph reindeer amigurumi!!
The idea of a Rudolph reindeer amigurumi actually came from a co-worker of mine, and after she suggested it I thought, “Why didn’t I think of that??” I guess I’ve been avoiding making any animals like deer, horses, or cows, because they have long, slender snouts that I could never replicate. But then I just decided to give it a try this year, and it came out much better than I expected! Although, I must admit, halfway through making this Rudolph reindeer amigurumi I was seriously doubting how well it would turn out, especially the face. Luckily, just felt with a red sparkly felted nose was enough to take the place of a slender snout. I kind of like the cartoony look it achieved!
You know what else saved the Rudolph reindeer amigurumi from being another addition to my Pile of Failures? The antlers…! !
Notice how the antlers kind of arch a little bit? There’s actually no wire or anything inside the antlers, it was just molded into that shape from the outside by the sewing genius. I would never have thought of molding it into that shape, but somehow once it takes on that arch it just looks more like an actual reindeer.
And the ears on the reindeer are actually the same exact shape as my Chinese dragon amigurumi. I noticed that my dragon without the whiskers and spiky mane would look a lot like a deer, so I just based this reindeer off of that pattern. My motto for creating patterns is stick with what you know best…because it’s so much less work in the end haha! I think the real secret is I’m incredibly lazy…
And of course we can’t ignore all those fancy embellishments on this Rudolph reindeer amigurumi. Did you notice the bells on his collar? I sewed each and every one of those seven bells onto the collar that I crocheted. It took a long time, and believe me, I am not a good sewer so it was tough for me. But it’s ok, it was totally worth it! The seven bells on its collar give it extra jingle! You could probably use the Rudolph reindeer amigurumi as a tambourine if you wanted to for that extra “umph” in your Christmas caroling! Haha jk, if you did that, its head might fall off and you’d have stuffing all over the place…which might look like snow too…ok I’m just being weird now, I’ll stop haha.
The holly leaves were also cut out by my laser-precise felt-cutting sister. She cut them out without even having to trace anything! I couldn’t even draw holly leaves correctly on paper if someone told me to. I don’t know how she knows these random things and can translate them into an actual cut-out. Alas, my brain is not formatted for art. I was always the least artsy of my siblings. I think my artwork was only chosen twice in my elementary school career, whereas my brother and sister were chosen yearly and were the art teachers’ pets. I felt like such a failure then…I’m so glad I found amigurumi hahaha.
Did you notice the really cool-looking Christmas tree behind the Ruoldph reindeer amigurumi? That was actually a present from my future sister-in-law. She went through great lengths in Taiwan to buy them and lug them around in a crowded train in order to give them to us as Christmas presents last year. So glad she did, because that tree is awesome! The light inside fades away and changes into beautiful shades of color, and the white-ness and sharp edges really give it a clean look. It came as a paper cutout that you have to assemble yourself. A very fun process and worthwhile end product!
That’s all for now! Thanks for looking and I hope our Rudolph reindeer amigurumi has brought you much cheer and joy for the holiday season!
Posted December 6th, 2012 at 11:03pm (Comments: none)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animals, Christmas
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 »
Posted September 14th, 2012 at 5:41pm (Comments: 6)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animals
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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Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:24am (Comments: 6)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animals, Pattern
It’s time for the Monkey of the Month, and this month I’ve made an Easter Monkey Amigurumi! What else would you think of for the month of April? I was actually thinking of a rainy themed monkey, because “April showers bring May flowers” but Easter is just too cute to pass up!
What makes this Easter Monkey Amigurumi, well, Easter-y, is the nest of eggs on its head. The nest is just a small cap-like shape, and the eggs I crocheted out of that super thin yarn I got from Taiwan (the same yarn I used to make the baby whale amigurumis). My sister and I trialed with so many different types of eggs before we settled with that nest of eggs! We first tried a felt plushie egg, but despite stuffing it, it still didn’t quite look three dimensional enough to look like an egg. Then we thought about crocheting a big egg with worsted weight yarn, but found it hard to make the Easter Monkey Amigurumi pose with such a large egg! So, finally my sister suggested I crochet three small eggs and put them in a nest on the Easter Monkey Amigurumi’s head. I was hesitant at first, because that’s a lot of work!! It doesn’t look like it, because they’re so small, but it’s actually a lot of stitches…just to crochet some eggs…BUT it did work out the best, so I shouldn’t have been so lazy heh.
Can you guess what else makes this Easter Monkey Amigurumi so special?? You probably can’t tell from the pictures so far, but…
TADA! It stands!! All on its own…awww…kinda like seeing your baby stand for the first time, huh? Haha not quite, but something like that.
As you can see, it relies solely on the garden wire stuffed in its tail to stand, which is amazing to me because this Easter Monkey Amigurumi sure is mighty plump! I used my original pattern to crochet the body, and after I finished I realized that the body is way too big for a standing monkey. Future note to self, if monkey is to stand, give it lipo…
And, just for kicks, let’s make the Easter Monkey Amigurumi look like Godzilla!
I told my sister to take nice pictures of the Easter Monkey Amigurumi for me because she usually takes really good pictures. I was thinking white picket fence, grass, nice sky blue backdrop, some flowers…I got most of what I asked for, but somehow I also got small buildings that make the Easter Monkey Amigurumi look more like King Kong than a cute Easter-themed monkey…what can I say, she always likes to put her own little “cute but dangerous” twist on things <slaps forehead and rolls eyes>…
Although, after looking at them for a while, they are nice pictures after all. As I say this, I just know she’s rolling her eyes at me too and thinking that I have “such common taste” with that all too familiar disgusted look on her face haha!
Nice houses too. The house on the left was a birthday present from my mom, and the one on the right was a souvenir from San Francisco. So random that we have these things lying around the house!
The Easter Monkey Amigurumi is available for purchase at my Etsy. That’s it for now! Thanks for looking~!
Posted April 12th, 2011 at 11:51pm (Comments: 2)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animals, Easter, Spring