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Free knitting pattern of the monkey

NOW AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE Marion's knitting pattern for monkey's Soccer Strip 


MARION'S MONKEY KNITTING PATTERN

MATERIALS: 2 no. 50gm. balls of moss green double-knit wool,
1 no. 50gm. ball of grey double-knit wool, 1 no. 50gm. ball
of white double-knit wool. A pair of size 9 UK (3.75mm) needles.
Washable toy stuffing.

ABBREVIATIONS: alt = alternate, dec = decrease, inc = increase,
k2tog = knit two together,  st = stitch.

BODY (2 pieces required)
Use Green Wool
        Cast on 11 sts.
Row 1   Knit (11 sts.)
Row 2   Work 18 rows inc. by 1 st. at each end of alt. rows
Row 20  Knit (29 sts.)
Row 21  Repeat row 20 until row 36
Row 36  Work 18 rows dec. by 1 st. at each end of alt. rows
        Cast off (11 sts.)

FEET (4 pieces required)
Use Grey Wool
        Cast on 7  sts.
Row 1   Knit (7 sts.)
Row 2   Purl (7 sts.)
Row 3   Knit inc. by 1 st. each end of row (9 sts.)
Row 4   Purl (9 sts.)
Row 5   Knit inc. by 1 st. each end of row (11 sts.)
Row 6   Purl (11 sts)
Row 7   Knit inc. by 1 st. each end of row (13 sts.)
Row 8   Purl (13 sts.)
Row 9   Knit inc. by 1 st. each end of row (15 sts.)
Row 10  Work 4 rows straight (use garter stitch from here on)
Row 14  Dec. 1 st. each end of row (13 sts.)
Row 15  Work 3 rows straight (13 sts.)
Row 18  Dec 1 st. each end of row (11 sts.)
Row 19  Dec 1 st. each end of row (9 sts.)
        Cast off (9 sts.)

LEGS (2 pieces required)
Use Green Wool
Cast on 20 sts.
Row 1   Knit (20 sts.)
Row 2   Repeat row 1 until row 11
Row 11  Inc 1 st. at beg. and k2tog at end of row (20 sts.)
Row 12  Work 3 rows straight
Row 15  Inc 1 st. at beg. and k2tog at end of row (20 sts.)
Row 16  Work 3 rows straight
Row 19  Inc 1 st. at beg. and k2tog at end of row (20 sts.)
Row 20  Work 18 rows straight
Row 38  Dec 1 st. each end of row (18 sts.)
        Cast off (18 sts.)

HEAD (2 pieces required)
Use Green Wool
        Cast on 11 sts.
Row 1   Knit (11 sts.)
Row 2   Work 18 rows inc. by 1 st. at each end of alt. rows
Row 20  Knit (29 sts.)
Row 21  Knit (29 sts.)
Row 22  Work 24 rows dec. by 1 st. at each end of alt. rows
        Cast off (5 sts.)

HAND & ARM (2 pieces required)
Use Grey Wool
Cast on 14 sts.
Row 1 Knit (14 sts.)
Row 2   Repeat row 1 until row 6
Row 6   Inc 1 st. at beg. of row, knit 5 sts., inc 1 st. in
next 2 sts., knit to end of row then inc 1 st. (18 sts.)
Row 7   Work 5 rows straight 
Row 12 Inc each end of row (20 sts.)
Row 13  Work 3 rows straight
Row 16  K2tog, knit 4 sts., k2tog four times, knit to end
of row then k2tog (14 sts.)
Break off grey wool, join on green wool
Row 17  Work 7 rows straight
Row 24  Inc 1 st. at beg. and end of row (16 sts.)
Row 25  Work 7 rows straight
Row 32  Inc 1 st. at beg. and end of row (18 sts.)
Row 33  Work 7 rows straight
Row 40  Inc 1 st. at beg. and end of row (20 sts.)
Row 41  Work 7 rows straight
Row 48  Inc 1 st. at beg. and end of row (22 sts.)
Row 49  Work 3 rows straight
Row 52  Next 8 rows dec. by 1 st. each end of each row
        Cast off (6 sts.)

FACE MASK (2 pieces required)
Use Grey Wool
Cast on 20 sts.
Row 1 Rib (Knit 1,Purl 1) (20 sts.)
Row 2   Repeat row 1 until row 11
(From row 11 return to garter stitch)
Row 11 Next 16 rows inc. by 1 st. each end of alt. rows
Cast off (36 sts.)

EARS (2 pieces required)
Use Green Wool
Cast on 10 sts.
Row 1 Knit (10 sts.)
Row 2   Inc in every st. along row (20 sts.)
Row 3   Knit (20 sts.)
Row 4   Repeat row 3 until row 10
Row 10  K2tog, knit 4 sts., k2tog four times, knit to end
of row then k2tog (14 sts.)
Cast off (14 sts.)

EYE MASK
Use Grey Wool
Cast on 15 sts.
Row 1 Knit (15 sts.)
Row 2   Repeat row 1 until row 10
Cast off (15 sts.)

T SHIRT (2 pieces required)
Use White Wool
Cast on 36 sts.
Row 1 Knit (36 sts.)
Row 2   Repeat row 1 until row 21
Row 21  Cast on 10 sts. at beg. of row (46 sts.)
Row 22  Turn, cast on 10 sts. at beg. of row and purl (56 sts.)
Row 23  Knit (56 sts.)
Row 24  Repeat row 23 until row 33
Cast off (56 sts.)

MAKING UP
GENERAL - Use the same colour wool to sew up as has been used to knit the pieces. Sew the pieces on their reverse sides (inside out) so that when they are turned back the right way, before stuffing, the seams are less conspicuous.
 

BODY - Sew both pieces (front and back are the same) together 
leaving the neck end open. Stuff, then sew up neck opening.
FEET - Sew two pieces together to make a foot, leaving one end
open. Stuff, then sew up open end. Repeat for other foot.
LEGS - Using one piece only, sew up cast on edge and sides together.
Stuff, then sew up open end. Repeat for other leg.
HEAD - Sew both pieces (front and back are the same) together, keeping the cast off edges together (this is the top of the head), leaving the neck end open. Stuff, then sew up open end.
HAND & ARM - Using one piece only, fold piece to make a tube. Sew up the length of the tube starting at the hand end. Leave the shoulder end of the arm open. Stuff, sew up open end. Repeat for other hand/arm.
FACE MASK - Place the two pieces together (like a sandwich). Sew the rib ends (cast on edges) of both pieces together, then sew the corresponding sides of both pieces together so you are left with a pocket shape. Do not sew up the other (cast off) edge.
EARS - Using one piece only, fold in half, then sew end and sides together. Repeat for other ear.
T SHIRT - Sew both pieces of the T Shirt together, leaving the shoulder seams open. (This is to enable the T Shirt to go over the monkey's head).

PUTTING TOGETHER
Sew feet firmly to legs. Sew legs to body. Then sew head to body. Place face mask on the front of the head, sewing the ribbed end of the mask to the face, in the 'mouth' position. (See diagram). Open out the face mask (like turning a sock inside out) and fold back onto the face of the monkey, and sew around its edges. If you are using plastic eyes (not suitable if the monkey is for a child, in which case make the eyes of wool) then fit these through the eye mask. Place the eye mask in the 'eye' position and sew it to head, rounding-off the corners of the eye mask as you go. Sew the ears to the side of the head in line with the eyes. Sew on the arms. Next fit the T shirt onto the monkey, and sew along the shoulder seams.


Details of head

Marion Kinchin

My Monkey

MONKEY RETURNS
In January 2007 Monkey returned to our television screens to advertise PG Tips tea. He is once more joined by comedian Johnny Vegas, who acted alongside Monkey whilst promoting itv's digital services.

To encourage the young to take up knitting, our knitting expert, Marion Kinchin,  has written a  simple knitting pattern to knit a monkey similar to the one used to advertise PG Tips.

By following the easy instructions, your child, or grandchild (with a little help from yourself) will be able to make this loveable monkey. The finished toy stands approximately 18 inches (450mm) tall.

WELCOME SIRDAR KNITTERS

Are you one of the many knitters who have found the Sirdar knitting pattern too difficult? Then Marion's knitting pattern is for you. Written with the novice knitter in mind, and although not the official Monkey, Marion's pattern gives everyone the chance to knit their own lovable toy. Sadly the two patterns are not interchangeable, so any pieces already knitted cannot be used. You can use your Sirdar wool by substituting green for khaki, and grey for greystone in the pattern.

Help Line: If you do have any trouble with the knitting pattern please Contact Marion

Printing: As an alternative to printing out these web pages you can download a plain text version of the knitting patterns for monkey, and his soccer kit and then print this out, or save it as a file.

 monkey.txt      soccer.txt