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« on: August 30, 2012 05:06:09 AM »



Three years ago I made a green fuzzy monkey that I really liked (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317094.msg3651653#msg3651653) and I'd been meaning to remake it for ages. Getting hold of nice mohair yarn can be difficult, so I wanted to see what it would look like made with normal yarn as well, so I made four in different colours, two fuzzy ones and two smooth ones.

I called them Woolly Monkeys because, obviously, they're woolly, and because there is a real species of monkey called that. Mine are a bit more brightly coloured and have stripy tails though.













They've got big eyes and simple faces, which can make them look a little sad at times.

I hope you like them, but any comments are appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012 05:47:22 AM »

i <3 them! i would love to make one for my DD. will you have the pattern in your store?
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012 06:07:31 AM »

omg those are insanely awesome and adorable, I love all the colours but especially the ones that are a little fuzzy.  Well done.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012 06:46:20 AM »

such fuzzy cuteness! each one rocks this morning!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012 07:36:14 AM »

Thank you everyone, I'm so pleased you like them!
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012 12:18:37 PM »

So sweet and I love the fluff and rainbow yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012 01:01:24 PM »

Adorable, as usual! I love the blue and red one!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012 01:16:57 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012 03:19:48 AM »

I love them! The stripey tail is so cute Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012 08:23:45 AM »

These are adorable!
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012 09:34:55 AM »

Precious! I love these little ones!
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012 10:49:36 AM »

Thanks for the lovely comments!
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012 04:41:17 PM »

These are so good! I wish I was that skilled at making amigurumi awesomeness!
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012 06:25:34 PM »

oh my goodness! they are so adorable!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012 03:32:24 AM »

So very cute! It's amazing how the colors give them such different personalities.
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012 12:51:29 PM »

So cute! Great job!
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012 03:20:45 AM »

Thanks everyone!

These are so good! I wish I was that skilled at making amigurumi awesomeness!

Actually, these guys are quite simple, I think the fun comes from using different yarns, especially ones with nice textures or mixtures of colours.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012 03:31:54 PM »

You always amaze me. These are great!
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2012 09:56:42 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2012 04:47:43 AM »

Those are too cute!
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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2012 07:46:05 AM »

Far too cute! I'm a sucker for them cute big eyes. I especially love the fuzzy ones!
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012 01:57:13 PM »

 I keep saying I am going to learn to crochet and here is yet another reason I need too! Very precious!
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2012 06:14:32 PM »

So so beautiful <3
i should experiment in doll making with self striping yarns, the effect is gorgeous  Shocked
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2012 08:57:54 AM »

Thanks everyone! I love self-striping yarns, they're great for fairly simple amis. I used a differebt range of self-striping yarn on my Tooterphants and it really gave them extra interest:

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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2012 11:39:18 AM »

aww those elephants are sure cute!
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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2012 07:25:14 AM »

I already saw a lot of your designs and I must say : super-cuties Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2012 10:52:10 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2012 09:35:00 AM »

Really cute!
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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2012 07:12:10 PM »

Those are adorable!
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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2013 12:53:52 AM »

 Cheesy These are really precious! They remind me of gibbons or lemurs! Wonderful!
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« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2013 03:22:08 PM »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2013 05:21:33 PM »

I love your monkeys they are so cute and the tooterphants are awesome too, the striping wool does look amazing on them...I am so going to have to see if I can find any wool like that to try out. 

You make the most lovely and unique twists to your creatures, they are adorable!  Grin
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« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2013 04:48:32 AM »

They are so funny and adorable!
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« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2013 08:53:22 AM »

omg so cute! how do you get them fuzzy?Huh
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« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2013 02:08:05 PM »

omg so cute! how do you get them fuzzy?Huh

Thank you! The fuzzy ones are crocheted with mohair yarn and then brushed with a wire pet brush to make them fuzzy.
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