If you celebrate Chinese New Year, you know: it’s almost the Year of the Monkey. And let’s make it the year of the sock monkey !!! Yeah….One of my readers last week emailed me and asked if I could design an appliqué sock monkey crochet pattern for her as she thought it would be neat to send out sock monkey Chinese New Year cards. My golly: what a novel idea. Turns out, indeed there is absolutely no such pattern around on blog land. So, with some trial and error, I created a pattern for her. Here it is. Is this a cute sock monkey or what? I am really rather pleased.
This Appliqué sock monkey crochet pattern is worked flat. This allows you to attach it to a greeting card. With a bit of felt behind it for extra structure plus a safety pin, this crochet sock monkey miniature becomes a fun seasonal brooch as well. Pin it on your hat, and off you go! Or, add it to your mug cozy, or a tea cozy or appliqué it onto penholders for kids, or their mittens. These monkeys want to go anywhere. I know this is going to be an additive pattern.
I have written about sock monkeys before as I love them:
There’s something so whimsical about transforming a sock into something cute. Then, the sock monkey in that grey-brown, red and white coloring took a life on, all of his own. Now you can find sock monkey-anything. It just puts a smile on my face. Whether that’s because of my childhood memories of the sheer whimsy of sock monkeys, I don’t know. I guess, it does not matter. In the year of the monkey, the red monkey, that is the fire monkey, we won’t have a lot of time to dillydally. It’ll be all go-go-go.
So, on that, without further ado, here’s the sock monkey crochet pattern. You’ll need just remnants of brown-grey, off-white, red, and black. A crochet hook that befits the yarn you’re using and a tapestry needle to work in the ends and to stitch on the eyes and ears.
Flat Applique Sock Monkey Crochet Pattern for New Years Greeting Card
I am suggesting to use remnants to make this flat sock monkey crochet pattern. But if you must use ‘the best’, then this is the kind of yarn that I have used.
Lion Brand Yarn 761-113 24-7 Cotton Yarn, Red You’ll need one skein in each used color, which will then make you many, many, many sock monkey appliqués.
Yarn: cotton yarn I think is best for these kind of projects.
Click here for your Sock Monkey Appliqué Crochet Pattern.
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Sock Monkey Appliqué as Brooch on a Sweater or Leather Jacket
I love contrasts, and I thought to also show you how great this appliqué will work on a bunch of different kind of materials. Here it is on a fluffy sweater and on leather. Both work well, don’t you think?
Even though this is a small project, it’s not super-super fast to make (or at least not for the first one), as there are quite a few small elements. Nonetheless, you can probably make several in one evening, if you follow the pattern instructions. Very satisfying indeed.
Miniature Sock Monkey Crochet Pattern to Embellish … just about Anything.
Oh, my mind is running wild with ideas. I am already scheming how to make another one in different colors and what kind of objects ( scarves, teapot and cup cozies) to pair the sock monkey appliqué with… See, it’s the perfect size to be the feature of a simple fabric, crochet or knit coffee cup cozy.
OK. Enjoy the pattern. Leave me a comment below if you like it.
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