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{Fausto, the Christmas Monkey...}


Materials
- 4 mm crochet hook (US G)
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 4 mm hook
- Fluffy yarn, like chenille (I used one ball of Katia Bambi), to be used also with a 4 mm hook
- A pair of 10 mm safety eyes
- A tiny bit of brown yarn to embroider the mouth
- Tapestry needle
- Polyfiber fill  

NOTE: I used 100% yarn for the skin and chenille for the fur. But if you want to crochet your monkey using only cotton yarn, it will turn out very lovely all the same! So don’t worry if you can’t find chenille.

Abbreviations (US Terms)
st = stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet

You'll need:
A color for the fur (Chenille) and a color for the skin (100% cotton). Oh! And a bit of brown to embroider the mouth.
For the Christmas hat, you’ll need red (100% cotton) and white (100% cotton or chenille).

Finished size: 
From head to toe, Fausto measures 32 cm approximately (without the pointy Christmas hat).
Of course, should you choose a different hook and yarn, final measures will vary…


Ready? Let's begin!



Body 
{Start with the color for the fur (Chenille)}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. to 9. Crochet 24 sc
10. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
11. to 13. Crochet 18 sc
{Stuff firmly}
14. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
15. to 18. Crochet 12 sc

Well done! Don’t break the yarn! Now it’s time to crochet the head…

Head
19. Change to the color of the skin (100% cotton) and, only through back loops, crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)
20. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
{Stuff the neck area firmly}
21. to 31. Crochet 36 sc
{Place safety eyes between rounds 24 and 25 of the head, with a distance of 8 stitches With a bit of brown yarn, embroider the mouth…}
32. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
33. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
34. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly}
35. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
36. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.

Fur cap
{Using the color of the fur (Chenille)…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *11 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (39)
8. to 14. Crochet 39 sc
15. Crochet 18 sc, 1 hdc, [1 hdc + 1 picot stitch (see instructions below) + 1 hdc all in the same stitch], 1 hdc and, finally, 18 sc.
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the head. 


Picot stitch
chain 3. Then crochet one sc on the first of those stitches (third chain from hook). Continue with the following stitches…


Arms
{Make two. Start with the color of the skin (100% cotton)…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)
3. to 5. Crochet 8 sc
6. Change to the color of the fur (Chenille) and, only through back loops, crochet 8 sc
{No need to stuff the arm…}
7. to 19. Crochet 8 sc
20. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides to close the opening of the tube (4 sts). 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the arms to the body.

Legs
{Make two. Start with the color of the skin (100% cotton)…}
1. Magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (10)
3. to 5. Crochet 10 sc
6. Change to the color of the fur (Chenille) and, only through back loops, crochet 10 sc
{No need to stuff the legs…}
7. to 21. Crochet 10 sc
22. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides to close the opening of the tube (5 sts). 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the legs to the body.

Ears
{Make two, using the color of the skin (100% cotton)…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. to 4. Crochet 12 sc
5. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close. Flatten with your fingers and secure it with a few stitches using the tapestry needle. Make sure to exit the yarn through one side, to sew later to the head.

Monkey tail
{Using to the color of the fur (Chenille)…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)
3. to 4. Crochet 8 sc
5. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (6)
6. to 15. Crochet 6 sc
16. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides to close the opening of the tube (3 sts). 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew to the back of your monkey.

Pointy Hat
{Start with red (100% cotton)...}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (6)
3. Crochet 6 sc
4. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
5. to 6. Crochet 12 sc
7. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
8. to 9. Crochet 18 sc
10. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
11. to 12. Crochet 24 sc
13. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
14. to 15. Crochet 30 sc
16. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
17. to 18. Crochet 36 sc
19. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
20. to 21. Crochet 42 sc
22. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
23. to 24. Crochet 48 sc
25. Change to white (Chenille) and crochet 48 sc
26. Crochet 48 sc
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends…


Assembly
- Sew the the fur cap to your monkey’s head.
- Sew the ears to the sides of the head.
- Sew the legs to the base of the body.
- Sew the arms to the sides of the body.
- Sew the tail to the back of your monkey’s body.
- Place the pointy hat over the head.
- Weave in all ends inside your doll.



Done! Congratulations! 

2019. “Fausto” is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!