Ayo, which means happiness in Nigerian, spreads warmth and laughter with his cute waving arm and invitingly curly tail. With ears like coconut shells, large tapioca eyes, and a sweet banana resting atop his head, Ayo is the perfect monkey companion on any blue Monday.
Designer: Joanna Ma
Finished Size: 6" tall and 5½" wide at ears.
Yarn: Worsted Weight (#4 Medium).
Shown Here: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice (100% acrylic; 170 yd [156 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; ): #124 toffee (brown; MC), 1 ball.
Caron International Yarn Simply Soft Brites (100% acrylic; 366 yd [334 m]/7 oz [198 g]; ): #9606 lemonade (yellow; CC), 1 skein.
Hook: Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle; white sewing thread; sewing needle; one 9" × 12" sheet of felt in white; small pieces of felt in brown, black, and pink; 1 pair of 0.59" (15 mm) solid black safety eyes; black crochet thread; craft glue; polyester fiberfill; 33⁄4" flexible twist tie; stitch marker (m).
Gauge: 20 sts and 16 rows = 4" in sc. Gauge is not critical for this project.
Skill Level: Easy.