Who’s ready for another teething ring? I know I am! This is the second in the five teething rings you’ll see in my Jungle Animals Teething Rings Series: The Monkey Teething Ring.
I am incredibly proud of this pattern. I think it’s mainly because I failed miserably when I tried making it the first time! I wish I had actually planned out how the face was going to look before I even tried. But I was rushing while surrounded by tons of moving boxes, so I wasn’t thinking. And it didn’t turn out the way I’d imagined.
Anyway, I finally brainstormed properly, and this is the great pattern I came up with! I haven’t named this monkey, but my little girl loves Curious George, so maybe George? We’ll see. She might even find her own name.
I hope you enjoy this cute and super fun monkey pattern! I was able to make it up in just 2 episodes of Magnum P.I., so it shouldn’t take you too long either. It might even go quicker than that, because it was a pretty crazy 2 episodes!
Monkey Teething Ring
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Brown, tan, and black 100% cotton yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton)
2 8mm Black Safety Eyes (optional)
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ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet decrease/ single crochet two together
sl st – slip stitch
Eyes (Make 2):
Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle, do not join.
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch.
Place a safety eye in the center of the magic circle (or sew an eye in the center using black yarn if you have fear of eye coming loose and becoming a choking hazard). Save eyes for sewing on head.
Round 1: sc into 2nd chain from hook and each stitch across, turn and sc again into same stitch and then across other side of chain. (9) Place stitch marker at the end of round
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (18)
Rounds 3-4: sc in each stitch around, (18)
Save nose for sewing on head.
Round 1: Work 6 sc into a Magic Circle, do not join. (Place a stitch marker in the last stitch of each row to keep track)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)
Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* around (24)
Round 5: 2sc, sc 11, 2sc, sc 11 (26)
Rounds 6-11: sc in each stitch around (26)
Round 12: sc2tog, sc 11, sc2tog, sc 11 (24)
Fasten eyes close together on head between rows 6 and 7. Sew on tight.
Round 13: *sc2tog, sc 2* (18)
Sew nose onto head over the bottom of the eyes so that there is a fluid movement. Stuff lightly with poly-fil before sewing completely shut.
Round 14: *sc2tog, sc* (12)
Stuff head with Poly-fil.
Round 15: sc2tog around (6)
Sew head closed.
Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle, do not join (Place stitch marker in last stitch to keep track)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: sc in each stitch around (12)
Sew to sides of head between rows 7 and 10 about 4 stitches away from each eye.
Connecting to Ring:
Row 1: On bottom of head, slip stitch and chain 1 at row 14. sc 6 across, turn
Rows 2-8: ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. (6)
Cut yarn and pull crocheted piece through teething ring toward front. Sew bottom of crocheted piece to top of piece that is attached to head. Finish off and weave in ends.
Check out the other patterns in the Jungle Teething Rings Series: The Koala Bear Teething Ring & The Lion Teething Ring & The Tiger Teething Ring & The Zebra Teething Ring.
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