Friday, December 7, 2007

Arggh!

So last night I sat down to crochet a little peppermint-striped Holiday monkey (in the shop today). Once I saw how the wide red and white stripes looked I thought.. "hmm,... sailor monkey?..." and then, of course, he just had to have an eyepatch! ;P

If you have my monkey + bear crochet pattern and you want to make a pirate version (and who wouldn't?), here's what I did:

Crocheted eyepatch to fit Lil' Monkey or Bitty Bear:
Using 3.50mm hook, with black yarn, chain 4
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3 across
Row 2: Turn, skip first st, sc in next 2 sts
Row 3: Turn, skip first st, sc in next st. Bind off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing eypatch onto face.

Sew on eyepatch at the point in the pattern when you are sewing/embroidering the rest of the face/features.

Pirate monkey! :-)

8 comments:

spiralsun65 said...

This is so cute! Thanks for visiting my blog and for thoughtful birthday wishes. I haven't grown out of birthdays yet and still get really excited! I should probably get out more..

tootsiegrace said...

Too stinkin cute!!!

Heather said...

Ha - this little monkey is the BEST! I may just have to cross over to crochet so I can make one for my son, who is recently monkey-obsessed.

Laura B said...

This monkey is fab! I have just learned to hand knit but the crochet goodies you make have me thinking this could be my new project for the new year! Love your blog will be back soon :)

iSew said...

I think my pirate monkey 7 your pirate monkey could be very good friends. He's super cute!

Blaze said...

Ahhh!! SO cute! I love this little pirate monkey! Great job!

Oh, and I've been working on my crocheted blanket like a mad woman! :) It's a great thing to do while movie watching - which is something I've been doing a lot of lately!

kalurah said...

this is too darn cute!

Yarni Gras! said...

too cute....I bought your monkey and bear pattern and just made it....so quickly and cute! see it on my blog...I linked back to your shop!

www.yarnigras.blogspot.com