2015 was the year of the sheep in the Chinese calendar and we celebrated by sharing some crochet sheep patterns. 2016 is the year of the monkey. Anytime is a good time to crochet a cute little monkey; they're just so fun! So here are ten free crochet monkey patterns if you agree!
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Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me creates lots of cute free crochet patterns including adorable animal patterns. In fact, she has created an entire set of animal appliqué patterns that match the letters of the alphabet. And, yes, of course, M is for Monkey! This is her free monkey crochet appliqué pattern.
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Turn your little monkey into a little monkey with this free crochet hat pattern from Mamachee. It's a simple crochet hat that becomes a monkey with the addition of little ears. It's one of the easiest animal crochet hats that you can make for a baby.
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Another option for baby is a crochet baby bib. This adorable monkey bib pattern is free from Little Yarner. It uses simple crochet stitches to create a really cute design!
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Monkey Potholders Free Crochet Pattern
Bring some monkey business to your kitchen with this free crochet potholder pattern. The monkeys are all made the same but you can create different moods by changing the simple stitching that makes up their facial expressions. Or you could create a bunch of happy monkeys if that's what you want. This is a free crochet pattern by JTCreations that's offered as a download through Ravelry.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This little crochet monkey is a simple appliqué pattern but it's made in layers so that it has some dimension to it. Crochet designer Tillie Tulip originally created it to go with a custom blanket.
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Most of the crochet monkey appliqué patterns that you'll find are just for the face of the monkey. That's not the case with this adorable appliqué, which is a free crochet pattern designed by NatashaV who offers the pattern through Craftsy. She includes instructions for turning it into a magnet.
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Tamara of Moogly explains that she enjoys making crochet finger puppets because they use a tiny bit of yarn and are great for using up scraps. She gives us this free monkey finger puppet crochet pattern as a great example.
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If you want to make a crochet monkey stuffed toy then this free crochet animal pattern from Bodecia's Oddities is a great choice. This one is unique because the face is made from alternative materials and stitched on to the amigurumi crochet monkey. Really cute.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Crochet a monkey rattle to make a baby smile. This is a free crochet pattern offered as a download through Ravelry and designed by Caloweena.
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If you know how to read a filet crochet chart then you can get a lot of fun out of this filet crochet monkey. It's a happy dancing monkey and it's a joy to work up. This free crochet chart pattern is by Maria Merlino. It makes a great pattern for a crochet baby blanket.