Crafty Cathy

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Benny Jr.

Posted by 2ton Inspired on March 3, 2008

As a last minute gift for my nephews birthday I made Benny Jr. (the smaller of the pair pictured) in a record 3 days! At first I thought about giving him a teddy that I had already made or a store bought gift. After talking to my sister I learned he is really into monkey’s right now and I knew I just had to make him a Benny… only smaller since I had 3 days to make him. (You’ll notice he doesn’t have knees or elbow marks because I was doing those in the car on the way to their house!)

It actually went pretty fast. I think it’s because I didn’t need as much time to decipher the pattern since I’d made one before. To make him smaller I just reduced it by about a fourth… even though his head is a bit small. I think it gives it an opposite amigurumi feel, yet still cute in it’s own way.

I really wanted to embroider or felt my nephews first initial to the front of the shirt but ran out of time. I also skipped the tail, though I might make one to add on later. For Benny Jr. I put in some piping (I’m not sure what the correct term is, but their wires wrapped in fuzzy that are bendable) inside the arms and legs so you can pose him. Something I wish I had thought of for Benny Sr.

I think the cutest thing was when after the gifts were opened my nephews cousin wanted his dad to buy him a monkey like Benny Jr. It was so sweet that I’m going to make him one too.

Pattern from: Amigurumi Supper Happy Crochet Cute by Elizabeth Doherty

Benny Sr.


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