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Amigurumi Monkey - Another huggable!

Korey saw this monkey in a book I had from the library called “Crocheted Softies: 18 Adorable Animals from Around the World” by Stacey Trock.  Nothing better than something FREE!  This book is very easy to follow and has enough choices for all tastes.  The patterns are also easily adjusted to turn them into other animals.  The Monkey is small but very cuddly.  Korey really loved adding this to his collection and even wants me to make him the penguin that is also in the book.

The finished size of the Monkey from top to bottom is approx. 7″ (17.8cm).

All parts were crocheted in the round in UK Double Crochet/dc [US Single Crochet/sc].

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Patons Fab DK (shade - Chocolate 2357).

2 x 25g (0.9oz/74yds/68m) balls.

Weight category: UK DK [US 3/Light Worsted/DK].

Tension/gauge: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6] hook.

The crochet hook I used was a 4mm/UK 8 [US G/6].

I would give the Patons Fab DK yarn a 3 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was easy to work.  Although, the yarn threads do separate easily when pulled back through a stitch;

- There is a large choice of colours available and 100g balls;

- The feel of it is soft;

- The cost of yarn is very reasonable - I paid about £0.85 per 25g ball;

- Would I use this yarn again? UNDECIDED, I think I want to test it out on something bigger to see how it works first.

The face & ears yarn was a small ball of yarn I got free with a magazine.  I also used stuffing to fill the monkey.

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Ooh, look at me! - Crochet Amigurumi Monkey