Amigurumi Chimp of Sorts?

Blogged under amigurumi,My College Craft Club by Tammy on Sunday 8 September 2013 at 9:03 am

One of the charity organizations that my college craft club likes to help out is the Save the Chimps Sanctuary. We did a donation drive one year, and we have also made fleece blankets for them, an item always on the organization’s wish list since residents enjoy snuggling with them. We plan to make more blankets for them this semester. It is a very easy and fast project for us, and club members do not have to have advanced crafting skills to measure the fleece and cut it with scissors.

I got the idea that in addition to the blankets I could make an amigurumi chimp, and the club could raffle it off. I looked and looked and looked for a chimp pattern, only to find either lots of monkey patterns or some chimp patterns that just looked weird or were super small. Finally, I opted to turn an orangutang pattern I found in Crocheted Softies: 18 Adorable Animals from Around the World into a chimp by using different colored yarn.

I think he works, but I’m going to show him around to a few people before I put him up for the raffle. I will be so embarrassed if no one can figure out what he is supposed to be!


  1. Comment by Jean — September 8, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    so cute over at your place, here! Love this guy! I adore amigurumi!!! and I have a dear friend in Great Britain whose wife works with Chimpanzees!
    xox jean
    As always, you did a great job!

  2. Comment by Cyndi L — September 13, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    I think he’s adorable, and I knew exactly what he was supposed to be without even seeing your title first!

  3. Comment by Eileen — September 20, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    Looks like a chimp to me, Tammy, provided he has a nice long tail in the back 😉

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