Creating a crochet large monkey can be a fun and rewarding project for those who enjoy amigurumi or stuffed animal crafting. Here’s a brief description of how to crochet a large monkey using a free pattern:

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Yarn: Choose a soft and durable yarn in the colors you want for your monkey. Brown, beige, or gray for the body, and other colors for details like the face, hands, and feet.
  2. Crochet Hooks: You’ll need a hook that matches the yarn weight you’ve chosen. Check your yarn label for the recommended hook size.
  3. Stuffing: To fill your monkey and give it a plushy feel.
  4. Safety Eyes or Buttons: For the eyes, or you can embroider the eyes using black yarn if you prefer.
  5. Yarn Needle: For sewing pieces together and weaving in ends.
  6. Scissors: To cut yarn and trim excess.


  1. Pattern: Start by finding a free large monkey crochet pattern online. There are many websites and forums where you can find a variety of patterns. Choose one that suits your skill level.
  2. Gauge: Make sure to check the gauge in the pattern. It’s essential to match the gauge to get the correct size. You might need to adjust your hook size if your gauge doesn’t match the one mentioned in the pattern.
  3. Body: Begin by crocheting the body parts as specified in the pattern. Typically, this will involve crocheting a head, body, arms, legs, and a tail. You’ll create these parts using various crochet stitches like single crochet, double crochet, and increases and decreases to shape them.
  4. Assembly: Once all the parts are crocheted, it’s time to assemble your monkey. Use your yarn needle to sew the pieces together. Start with attaching the arms, legs, and tail to the body. Ensure they are securely fastened.
  5. Face: Embroider the eyes onto the head using black yarn or attach safety eyes according to the pattern’s instructions. Add any other facial features like a nose and mouth using embroidery techniques.
  6. Stuffing: Before closing up the monkey, stuff each part with fiberfill stuffing. Ensure it’s well-packed but not overfilled to maintain the desired shape.
  7. Closing: Finish by sewing up any remaining openings and weaving in all loose ends.
  8. Optional Details: Depending on the pattern and your preference, you can add additional details like a belly button, ears, or a hat.
  9. Final Touches: Give your monkey a good once-over, adjusting stuffing and shaping as needed.
  10. Enjoy: Once your monkey is complete, it’s ready for cuddles or to be displayed as a fun piece of decor.

Remember that crocheting amigurumi can be a bit intricate, especially for beginners, so take your time and follow the pattern’s instructions carefully. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from experienced crocheters or seek clarification on any parts of the pattern that you find confusing. Happy crocheting!