9 Easiest Crochet Monkey Patterns in 2024 (for Beginners!)

Monkey See, Monkey Do! Ever been inspired after visiting the zoo to make your favorite animals, but not quite sure where to start? This post rounds up 10 easy Monkey patterns that everyone in the family will find adorable! All patterns listed below are free and easy to make. 

1. Amigurumi Crochet Monkey

This miniature monkey is the perfect size to keep in your pocket, swinging off a keychain, or hanging off a plant in your house! This monkey ami pattern is easy to follow with photos to follow every step of the way. If you are unsure about making a monkey this small, or have never used a 2.5mm hook – no worries. Just use a thicker yarn, and hook size appropriate for the yarn you’ve chosen to make your own Amigurumi Crochet Monkey (note, it will instead be larger than 4.5cm then).

Make your own mini monkey here.

2. Oakley the Monkey

This plushie monkey is just the cutest and is practically begging to be cuddled. Although this pattern is considered intermediate – don’t let that deter you! The techniques and stitches should be familiar for beginners, they are just a little more detailed. The pattern calls for an aran weight yarn and measures to almost 13” when done! At the end of the pattern the designer has, also, included a bonus pattern for the banana surfboard – kowabunga! If you don’t want to use the banana as a surfboard, you can always stuff it and use it as a regular banana ami to accompany your Oakley the Monkey ami.

Find the pattern for the Oakley Monkey here.

3. Sock Monkey Hat

A Sock Monkey Hat is a perfect gift for a loved one, of any age, in your life. This pattern is size inclusive, and includes instructions for sizes: 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler/Preschooler, Child, and Teen/Adult. The Sock Monkey Hat pattern walks you through step-by-step on how to create this hat that will make anyone in your life go bananas.

Make the Sock Monkey Hat pattern here.

4. C2C Monkey Square

This monkey square is made using a method called corner-to-corner crochet and is part of a larger blanket pattern (that involves many adorable animals!). But that doesn’t mean that you have to use this square as a blanket either. This pattern could easily be made into a decorative pillow, wall hanging, or even as its own blanket (without the other zoo animals). The C2C Monkey Square pattern is provided both as a written pattern and as a graph.

Start your own C2C Monkey square.

5. M is for Monkey Applique

This super easy to make applique has so many uses! It can be used for a toy, added to a garment, or you can make two and so them together to make a ragdoll (among other endless possibilities). Because the face is embroidered on after, you can make monkey’s expression however you would like! This is such a way to add the facial details and is perfect for making your applique monkeys into part of a play or puppet show (anyone else remember, five little monkeys jumping on the bed?).

Find the pattern for the applique here.

6. Maisy the Monkey

Maisy the Monkey is a mere 3.5” tall (say is with me, awwww). There are two special stitches used in this pattern that add a perfect accent to Maisy. Now while the stitches are more advanced (the special stitches are used to frame the face and on the flower) the rest of this mini monkey ami is perfect for beginners. The tail, also, can be bent into shape, using a floral wire, but this can easily be omitted if you instead would like to stuff it. 

Make your own Maisy the Monkey.

7. Crochet Monkey Hat Pattern

Another easy to make hat pattern, that will make any monkeys in little monkeys in your want to jump on the bed is the Crochet Monkey Hat Pattern. This classic looking monkey, also, includes a 3-Dimensional aspect – the nose is stuffed! This hat pattern is size inclusive and can be made for sizes: 0-6 Months, 6-9 Months, 9-12 Months, 18 Months to 4 Years, 5 – 10 Years, and Teen – Adult. 

Make your own Crochet Monkey Hat.

8. Zodiac Monkey Amigurumi

The Zodiac Monkey is part of a larger collection of amigurumi patterns available by this blogger featuring all of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This blog has a lot of amazing facts about the zodiac monkey as even provides the years that featured the Monkey as the Zodiac animal. A link to the written pattern is linked below the video pattern below. 

Follow the pattern written here

9. Monkey Face Baby Booties

Monkey Face Baby Booties are the perfect gift for any newborn or young toddler in your life. This pattern is written for sizes Newborn through 12 months and include some of the cutest details, including the eyes which are little buttons. These booties work up similarly to amigurumi, in that they start with a closed end (the toes) and are increased and decreased to form the shape of the monkey (the bootie) – the major difference (obviously) is that you leave one end open instead of closing it and stuffing it.

Grab the pattern for the Monkey Face baby Booties.

10. Kiko the Monkey

This is probably my favorite amigurumi monkey pattern. Not only is it just adorable, it has a banana to hold onto and it’s tail can be bent to any shape. This pattern is included in the designer’s blog post (the pattern is linked at the bottom of the blog post), and the blog post includes step-by-step photos of how to create every step of the adorable Kiko the Monkey. Kiko is part of a larger collection of amigurumi animals created after the Chinese Zodiac. Kiko is made using both dk yarn for the monkey and sport weight yarn for the banana.

 Here is the Kiko the Monkey pattern