|To make a crazy daisy monkey you will need:
Make a 3½ inch long piece of i-cord or spool knitting for the tail. Darn all the loose ends into the backs of the daisies and the tail.
|To make the legs:
Cut a piece of light brown wool just under 2 metres (about 2 yards) long. Thread one light brown daisy onto the wool.
|Make sure you thread your wool all the way through and back again or your daisy will come apart.
Adjust your wool until your daisy is in the middle.
|Thread both ends of your wool onto your wool needle.|
|Thread one light brown, then 7 dark brown daisies onto your yarn to make a leg.|
|Cut a second length of wool and make another leg.|
|Tie them together at the top.|
|Next make the body:
Thread all four ends of your wool through the wool needle and thread on another dark brown daisy.
|Thread the tail on.|
|Then thread on another 5 dark brown daisies.|
|Tie a good, firm knot.|
|Now come the arms!
Thread one of the strands of wool into your wool needle and thread on 7 dark brown daisies and two light brown ones. Poke your needle back through the centres of all the daisies so your wool is back at the body end of your arm.
|Use one of the other remaining three strands to make the other arm.
Tie all four strands of wool into a firm knot.
Tie another knot, just in case 🙂
Finally (for the daisies), thread on the last daisy and make a good firm knot at the neck. Don’t cut your yarn yet.
Make a pom pom with a diameter of three inches.
|Using all four strands of wool, tie the finished pom pom to the top of your monkey for the head. You can trim the ends of your wool or leave them long so you can hang your monkey up.|
|Next cut out the pieces of felt for your monkey’s face and ears. Make the ears a bit longer than you want so you can tuck them into the pom pom for glueing.
Stick the bits together before sticking them on the face.
I used acrylic craft felt and found it was easiest to use quite a bit of glue but not much pressure when sticking the pieces together. When I tried pressing them together firmly the felt sucked up all the glue and they wouldn’t stick.
|Finally, stick the face pieces (and the banana) to your monkey! I made the markings on my banana with a laundry marking pen.|
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