Today, I would like to start a monthly tradition of “The Monkey of the Month” – and since I made a Valentine’s monkey for the month of February, I’m continuing with a St Patricks Day Monkey Amigurumi for the month of March!!
Actually, my real goal was to make a monkey of every color of the rainbow, just for the fun of it! My sister was always nagging at me to make a green monkey too, for what reason I have no idea…so St Patricks Day came just in time for me to make a green monkey. Of course, every proper leprechaun should wear a nice hat too, and I even decorated the hat with a nice gold buckle! The buckle is actually just some small pieces of gold trimming I found lying around the house.
It’s so fun when you can make good use of random materials you find in your house that you never thought you’d end up using! This happened before too when I made the R2D2 amigurumi. All the silver trimmings and screws were cut from a silver wired ribbon roll we had bought so many years before.
Another example of my thriftiness with this St Patricks Day monkey amigurumi was the heaping pot of gold. Doesn’t it look so shiny and plentiful…and also a lot like Mardi Gras? Yes! I coiled a string of Mardi Gras beads on the top of the pot of gold to make it look extra shiny! I was pleased with it, but later became a little sad when all people would remark about my St Patricks Day monkey amigurumi was that darned pot of gold!! “Oh, nice monkey – whoa, is that a pot of gold?!” was my most common critique. All that hard work to make a nice St Patricks Day monkey amigurumi complete with a nice leprechaun hat and cute 4-leaf clover felt plushy…and all people see is the GOLD!
And of course, when I showed it to my dad, who is a die-hard Lakers fan, all he had to say was, “WHAT?! Why did you make a Celtics monkey?!” When I tried to explain it was for St Patricks Day and not associated with Boston or the Celtics, he said, “They’re the SAME THING!!” I felt like I had committed treason and was to be banished to another planet when all I did was crochet a harmless St Patricks Day monkey amigurumi…I swear if I left it somewhere with him, it’d probably disappear mysteriously <gulp>.
Hopefully, others will look past it and see that this monkey would just like to celebrate St Patricks Day happily! This monkey is available for purchase at my Etsy. Thanks for looking!Post Tags