Happy Chinese New Year again! As an amigurumi enthusiast its become an annual tradition to pick up my crochet hook every time the Lunar New Year comes around and create Stephanie of All About Ami’s latest animal pattern.
This year was the Year of the Monkey! You can find this adorable pattern HERE.
I made some small changes to my monkey. Apart from changing his more life like colours to red and yellow/gold (traditional festive Chinese colours) I also sewed my monkey a smiley mouth and glued (instead of painted) on his rosy cheeks. This monkey pattern also had an option for adding wires to his body (so he can clip onto objects). However, I opted to just keep mine stuffed. So that his tail would not droop, I only made it shorter – at 34 rows.
As you can see, at 34 rows – even without a wire the tail is springy enough to stand on its own. The monkey is also still able to sit on its own too.
One of my favourite features of this Monkey is his banana. I almost want to make a bunch of them!
Overall, this Monkey is a great amigurumi pattern and was enjoyable to make.
He now joins the other Chinese New Year animals I have also made from Stephanie’s blog!
Have you made the Chinese New Year monkey this year as well?