The monkey twins are 20" high
Pattern pieces here
Knitting worsted, 4 ozs. brown (B), 1 oz. red (R), 1/4 oz. gold (G) for each monkey
Crochet hook size E
Tan felt, 12" x 9" piece, for each monkey
Scraps of brown felt
Shank type black buttons for eyes
Four 12" chenille sticks for each monkey
Yarn and sewing needles
GAUGE: 9 sc = 2"
Beg at shoulders, with B, ch 40. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Work around in sc for 32 rnds. End off.
With B, ch 17. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Ch 1, turn each row.
Work 4 more rows of 16 sc. End off.
With B, ch 10. Sl st in first ch to form ring.
Work around in sc for 20 rnds.
Dec 1 sc on next rnd-9 sc.
Work 50 more rnds.
Dec 3 sc evenly spaced on each of next 2 rnds-3 sc.
Run yarn through last 3 sts, pull tight; end off.
Leg (make 2):
Beg at top, with B, ch 15. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Work around in sc for 22 rnds.
Next Row: Sc in 7 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Work 2 more rows on these 7 sc (knee).
Continue around after last row, dec 2 sc in rnd.
Work even on 13 sc for 15 rnds.
Dec 1 sc on next rnd.
Work 5 rnds even. End off.
Arm (make 2):
Beg at top, with B, ch 13. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Work around in sc for 22 rnds.
Next Row: Sc in 6 sc. Ch 1, turn. Work 2 more rows on these 6 sc (elbow).
Continue around after last row, dec 1 sc in rnd.
Work even on 12 sc for 18 rnds. End off.
Beg at top, with B, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Mark ends of rnds.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times-18 sc.
Rnd 4: Work even.
Rnd 5: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 9 times-27 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times-30 sc.
Rnd 7: (Sc in 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times-33 sc.
Rnds 8-18: Work even.
Rnd 19: (Sc in next sc, work 2 sc tog) 11 times-22 sc.
Rnd 20: Work even.
Rnd 21: Work 2 sc tog around-11 sc.
Rnds 22 and 23: Work even. End off.
Top: With R, ch 2. Work as for head through rnd 3-18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 9 times-27 sc.
Rnd 5: (Sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 9 times-36 sc.
Change to G, work 1 rnd even. End off.
Side of Hat: With G, ch 37. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Change to R, ch 1, turn.
Work 2 rows even. End off.
Sew up back seam of side of hat.
Sew top edge around top of hat. This completes boy's hat.
For girl's hat, join G in first ch at lower edge of side of hat; 3 sc in each ch to last 8 ch; ch 1, turn.
Work 2 rows even on these sts. End off.
Knot 12" G strand in each side of hats for tying on hats.
Body: With R, ch 41. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn each row.
Work even on 40 sc for 13 more rows for boy, 11 more rows for girl.
Next Row: Sc in 7 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Work 6 more rows of 7 sc. End off.
Sk 4 sc on last long row for armhole, join R, work across 18 center sts.
Work even for 6 more rows. End off.
Sk 4 sc on last long row, join R, work 7 rows of sc on last 7 sts.
Sew 5 sts of shoulder seam from armhole edge, leaving 2 sts free for front neck edge.
Sleeves: With R, ch 14. Work even on 13 sc for 17 rows. End off.
Sew last row to starting ch for underarm seam.
For boy, sew sleeves to armholes.
With G, work 1 rnd sc around lower edge of sleeves.
For girl, make ruffle before sewing in sleeves.
Ruffle: With G, work 15 sc around armhole; do not work in 4 sc at bottom of armhole. Ch 1, turn each row.
Work 3 sc in each sc-45 sc.
Work 1 row even. End off.
With G, work 1 row sc around jacket.
Sew seat to body, leaving one long edge open.
Stuff legs, leaving 1/2" unstuffed at top.
Close top of legs.
Sew leg tops inside open seam of body, sewing shut.
Sew top of body shut straight across.
Stuff arms, leaving 1/2" unstuffed at top; close top; sew to shoulders.
Stuff head; sew in place.
Twist ends of 3 chenille sticks tog to make piece about 30" long.
Fold in half; wind tog with masking tape; insert in tail with ends sticking out. (For small child, do not wire tail.)
Push ends into body at center back just above seat.
Sew tail to body. For girl, with G, crochet a ch 18" long. Tie in a bow around tail.
Enlarge patterns on paper ruled in 1" squares.
Cut out paper patterns.
Place patterns for hands and feet on tan felt, draw around patterns.
Back with another piece of felt; stitch 2 pieces of felt tog for each hand and foot on marked lines, leaving wrist and heel edges open.
Cut out close to seams.
Stuff feet; sew up heel edges; sew feet to legs.
Insert 6" chenille stick bent in a U shape into each hand after stuffing fingers.
Stuff hands; push ends of sticks and wrists into arms.
Sew hands to arms.
Draw around face on felt.
Allow for seams on bottom part of upper face (below dash line) and jaw.
Sew jaw to upper face below dash line; clip curves; turn to right side.
On inside, fold across dash line, stitch a narrow seam.
Stuff lower face, pad upper face with thin layer of stuffing.
Pin face to head; sew in place.
Cut ears from felt; glue on.
For hair, glue a few strands of yarn around sides of face; sew a bunch to top of head.
Cut eyes from brown felt; glue on.
Sew button eyes in center of felt ones, bringing thread out at top of head; pull tight.
Girl has fringed felt lashes glued on over eyes.
From brown felt, cut 2 small ovals for nostrils, thin strip 1" long, for Mouth; glue on.
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