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Zoodiacs Monkey C2C Crochet Graph

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Zoodiacs monkey made using c2c crochet | www.1dogwoof.com

I think this was the first Zoodiac that I drew out, on paper, my Zoodiacs Monkey c2c crochet graph. I wanted to make it into a handwarmer but couldn’t quite figure out the tail, so ended up just making the monkey head part. About half way through, I decided paper just wasn’t good enough. I love the feeling of putting pencil to paper, but my eraser was a stub and there was a snowpile of eraser flurries around me. So, I moved into working in Adobe Illustrator. It was definitely a bit odd to get used to, and required quite a bit of up front template work, but I love the result, don’t you?

This year, 2016, is the year of the Monkey. The internet (because we all believe the internet, right?) says that Monkeys are clever, curious and crafty. Great at practical jokes, they are intelligent and love to play.

This also means we’re halfway through the zodiac, as the Monkey is number 7 on the list. Be sure to check out the other Zoodiacs in the collection!

Supplies:

J hook (CloverUSA Amour Hooks*)

Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe Latte

Michaels Loops and Threads Impeccables in Heather

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Linen, Pink, Black

A few notes:

  • I made my squares using C2C (corner to corner) crochet. Using an I hook, I got squares around 18 inches wide, but my gauge did vary a bit. You can use C2C crochet, or make a single crochet graphghan, totally up to you.
  • The colors I chose were based on the final blanket design. You can obviously switch things around, but I do list the yarns I used below.
  • I re-used the same yarns for multiple squares so the blanket has some color consistency. Using a combination of mostly Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and Michaels Loops and Threads, I found I could get a diverse color palette and consistent yarn feel, with no one skein jumping out in either hue, vibrancy or feel.
  • I always have 2 skeins of the background color on hand. It made it easier to work the C2C running two skeins at the same time.
  • To finish the square, work 1 round of sc around the square. I worked 3 sc into each "tile" of the c2c, and a ch 2 in the corners, then slip stitching into the first sc. (69 sc + ch 2) * 4 sides. This also makes it easier to join the squares later.

Zoodiacs Monkey C2C Graph

 

Zoodiacs monkey made using c2c crochet | www.1dogwoof.com

Zoodiacs monkey graph | www.1dogwoof.com

If you missed a Zoodiacs post, you can always find all of the graphs available on my Zoodiacs page. I’ll be adding new animals there, as well as fleshing out different ideas related to the Zoodiacs.

I’d love to see your Zoodiacs animals, so share with me on Facebook or tag me (@1dogwoof) on Instagram!

20 Comments

  1. Margaret

    This cute monkey is adorable. I love your Zoodiac designs. Thank you.

    Have a great day, Margaret

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    • Becky

      How do I get the pattern

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      • This Gal

        I think you just have the graph to look at. There are some great tutorials that teach you how to read it.

  2. Angie

    I love these designs! I was wondering if I could get the graph for the dragon and the tiger? My daughter and grandson would love these. Thanks for sharing your work, you are very talented.

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      • Barb

        I was hoping you’d do a fox, I love them! I seen your wristlets but that graph is a different size and I’m not sure I would know how to increase it and keep the integrity. They are all adorable. Oh, I was having trouble copying and pasting and you don’t have a print button. Not sure why I couldn’t copy, only worked when I tried it over and over. Might be my computer?

  3. Julia

    These are super cute! What are the overall dimensions of this blanket when completed? Is each square 18 inches each? That seems a bit large…

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    • ChiWei

      It will depend on the hook size and yarn you use. My squares came out to 18 inches each, so my blanket will be huge!

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    • Julia

      Ah, I think I got confused. I thought that this was the entire blanket, I didn’t realize that you planned on crocheting each square together to form a larger blanket.

      Any ideas how to change this pattern so that it’s just 1 large monkey blanket?

      Reply
      • ChiWei

        I would use chunky yarn – like Bernat Baby Blanket, or Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick.

  4. hillary

    Do you have a tutorial for C2C crochet?

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    • Juiane

      I’d love that too!

      Reply
  5. DeomV

    HI ! What is the size of this afghan ? 🙂

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  6. Diana

    Thank you soon much for this monkey c2c graphgan pattern ????

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  7. Audrina

    Hi ChiWei, many thanks for these wonderful zodiac designs! I’ve made a horse and am now 80% done with the monkey, and am planning to make all 12 to put together as a little zodiac animal “book” for my little boys! Just wanted to highlight that there seemed to be an error in the graph for this monkey as the graph is missing the beige “hands” for the monkey that was shown on your completed piece? I just noticed this now and a pity it’s too late to undo all my work till I reach the hands portion. Might have to have a hands-less monkey or maybe sew them on separately. Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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  8. terry

    Here’s an idea for your handwarmers… wear under a sweater or jacket… extend the tails from one warmer to the other. Sort of like the strap that Midwest parents used to attached their kids mittens to so they wouldn’t loose them.

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    • ChiWei

      Great idea!

      Reply
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  10. Karrie

    How many chains do i need for sc monkey blanket

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  11. Karrie

    How many chains do i need for sc monkey blanket

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