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Smart Monkey Amigurumi

monkey amigurumi pattern
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Ever wonder what a smart monkey amigurumi would look like?  Well, here it is!

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smart-monkey-amigurumi-5

I know, I know, I’ll bet you’re thinking, “Just how many monkeys can you do?!”  I promise, this will be one of the last variations we make.  Believe it or not, even we tire of seeing these monkey amigurumis everywhere too!

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smart-monkey-amigurumi-3

So what makes this smart monkey amigurumi smart?  You guessed it, the glasses!  My amazing felt-cutter sister spent a long time cutting out these frames.  I think she cut out at least 3 different versions of these frames.  Some were more symmetrical than others, and the pair glued to this smart monkey amigurumi’s face just so happened to be the most symmetrical pair that fit the best on its face.  We were starting to feel like stylists, picking out which set of frames suited our smart monkey amigurumi’s face the best!  Doesn’t that just sound so silly…because it is!!

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smart-monkey-amigurumi-1

What exactly inspired the idea of a smart monkey amigurumi?  Well, it was my manager’s birthday coming up, and he’s been a big supporter of my hobby since I started working there about a year ago.  He once joked that it would be neat if I made a monkey amigurumi version of him.  Of course I thought, “What an ingenious idea!  I should make one for his birthday.”  I actually haven’t tried making a customized amigurumi according to a real person.  Just the thought of doing something like that seemed like a lot of fun.

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smart-monkey-amigurumi-2

So since my manager’s favorite color is green, my sister cut out a nice green vest for the monkey.  She also added a black tie to give the smart monkey amigurumi a “sharp” and “handsome” look.  And to top it all off, I added a little felt kindle, and glued it to the smart monkey amigurumi’s hand.  My manager is known to walk around reading things from his kindle, so it was definitely a necessary accessory for this smart monkey amigurumi to have!  And of course, we can’t forget the pink cheekies to give it that cute look!

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smart-monkey-amigurumi-6

Here is the smart monkey amigurumi posing next to my manager’s watermelon birthday cake.  My coworkers actually cut out and assembled that cake themselves, so professional!  One would have thought they ordered it from Edible Arrangements.  Such talented people on my team!

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smart-monkey-amigurumi-7

So, final verdict, does the smart monkey amigurumi resemble my manager accurately?!  I think so!  It was a lot of fun putting this one together.  Making amigurumi caricatures of real people you know is actually a lot of fun.  I would highly recommend doing amigurumi caricatures to anyone!! XD  Thanks for looking!  And happy birthday to Samigurumi! ;D

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smart-monkey-amigurumi-8

monkey amigurumi pattern
Want the pattern?

My monkey amigurumi pattern is available for purchase as part of the CrochetMe calendar ebook on Interweave Store! Download it instantly in PDF format.

Click here to download

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Posted June 28th, 2013 at 8:13pm
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