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monkeying about

Whilst venturing deep into the heart of the jungles of Ontario, I managed to photograph these two monkeys in their natural habitat (click for full-size images):

crocheted monkeys crocheted monkeys

…Okay, so what gave it away? The ‘natural’ floor lamp the monkeys are clinging to? 😉  

I decided to try making something a bit different for a change. Don’t worry, the cute fuzzy patterns will still keep coming; I just wanted to see if I could make a more realistic animal (as more of an ‘art’ thing).

I made these from Patons Carmen (possibly the softest yarn in the world!) with Bernat Satin for the faces and feet. I wired all the limbs and the tail so the monkeys are poseable, and daddy monkey can carry his baby on his back, just like in the real world.

I know these won’t have the same universal appeal as the Fuzzies, but what do you think of them? Please let me know in the comments or by e-mail…

And, on another note, thanks to everyone who has entered my contest so far! You’ve given me some great ideas for my next patterns. Current favourites seem to be cat, dog, monkey, skunk and penguin. There’s still time to enter, if you haven’t got around to it yet – the contest is open for another week, and remember, there’s a free pattern of your choice up for grabs for the winner!

UPDATE: Looking for the pattern? You can find the Fuzzy Monkeys crochet pattern in my shop.

22 Comments »

  1. kris said

    oh my gosh, they are purrrfect!!!!!!they maybe a break from your original patterns, but boy they are just as cute!!!!!

  2. Andrea said

    They’re adorable! I love the fake foliage in the lamp too. 🙂

  3. Mindy said

    I bow to your talent! My gosh you are good!

  4. Kiirs said

    I LOVE these!!!

  5. Donna said

    Great pictures!

  6. amhmsh said

    Oh so cute!! I just giggled when i say them!!! Love their natural habitat too.

  7. Rayleen said

    These are gorgeous!!! I love the texture of their fur, and the expressions on their faces are too precious!!! Great job, I admire your ability to bring these little critters to life. I still would like to see you make a fuzzy beaver, though. LOL. All of your little animals make me smile!!

  8. futuregirl said

    Your monkeys are awesome!

  9. Sam said

    Amazing, perfect design — do hope a pattern will eventually be available…pretty please….

  10. Elisa Gochnauer said

    Awesome. I MUST make them. Let me know when the pattern is available. I can’t make the sign-up for updates page work – I keep getting and error so please please add me to your list if you can.

  11. Mini said

    These are the cutest pair of crocheted monkeys I’ve ever seen ~ well done!!

  12. Hannah said

    Adorable! We have a rather embarassing number of monkeys in our house (they live in the library)… I’d love to add these little guys! Are you thinking of writing up the pattern? Thanks for the smile-producing cuties 🙂

  13. Barb said

    I love them! Great job.

  14. Brianna said

    Those are so adorable! great job

  15. RaNae said

    I found your website because I was looking for a cute monkey pattern. I bought the bear and lamb patterns a few days ago because I could not resist. I hope I am talented enough to make them. The monkies are the best I have found so far. You are extremely talented. I hope make a pattern available. Thanks for sharing all your crafts with us.

  16. Paula B said

    I LOVE the monkeys!

  17. Mini said

    I belong to a crochet group where we seem to have a particular affinity for monkeys. I will buy several copies of your pattern as soon as you make one available!! (please and thank you)

  18. Katie said

    He’s adorable! Love the fuzzy yarn!

  19. Diane C said

    These are amazing! My daughter adores monkeys and any I’ve made so far haven’t come near the perfection of these! I add my plea for a pattern.

  20. ka said

    oh my: monkeys please! they are SO SWEET! count me in for a pattern sold, as soon as they become available! you are a crochet goddess!

  21. Katie said

    These monkey are so awesome! I just adore them!

  22. Dave said

    Hey those are neat monkeys. I want a monkey! Very kewl JuneG!

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