Do you like monkeys? One of my friends is absolutely in love with monkeys. It’s really cute how much she’s into monkeys and so makes it quite easy to decide what to get her for a birthday present, but at the same time more difficult as she’s been getting monkeys as presents for a very long time now, so it’s quite hard to find something that she doesn’t have already. Last year I made her a monkey cup cozy for her birthday. So I needed something different this year :) And I came up with a badge. The pattern doubles up as an applique as well if you make some minor changes to it.

Cheeky Monkey

Cheeky Monkey Badge Pattern

You’ll need:

  • sport weight 100% mercerized cotton yarn in brown, beige, red and a colour of your choice for the bow (I used schoeller + stahl limone for mine)
  • 4 mm hook
  • 2.5 mm hook
  • 2 wobbly eyes in the size of your choice
  • safety pin or badge pin
  • tapestry needle



ch= chain

sc= single crochet (US term); double crochet (dc, UK term)

hdc= half double crochet (US term); half treble crochet (htr, UK term)

dc = double crochet (US term); treble crochet (tr, UK term)

trc = trible crochet (US term); double treble crochet (dtr, UK term)

st= stitch(es)

sc2tog= single crochet decrease (US term); double crochet decrease (dc2tog, UK term)

In my patterns UK terms are always given in brackets.


Let’s get started:

Cheeky Monkey Head


with brown and 4 mm hook ( I used two strands together to get more stability for the badge. If you’re planning to make just an applique instead, I would replace the sport weight yarn with DK yarn and not double it up)

Make Magic ring, ch 1

Round 1: 6 hdc (htr) in magic ring. (6 st)

Round 2: 2 hdc (htr) in each st around. (12 st)

Round 3: *2 hdc (htr), hdc (htr) in next st*,  6 times. (18 st)

Round 4: *2 hdc (htr), hdc (htr) in next 2 st*,  6 times. (24 st)

Round 5: *2 hdc (htr), hdc (htr) in next 3 st*,  6 times. (30 st)

Round 6: *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 4 st*,  2 times, 1 dc (tr) 3 trc (dtr)  1 dc in same st, sc (dc) in next 4 st, *2 sc (dc), sc (dc) in next 4 st*, 2 times,  1 dc (tr) 3 tr (dtr) 1 dc (tr) in same st, sc (dc) in next 4 st, slip stitch (45 st)

fasten off, weave in ends.

Cheeky Monkey Mouth


with beige and 4 mm hook (again use double strands)

ch 10

Round 1: 2 hdc (htr) in second ch from the hook, hdc (htr)  in next 7 st, 4 hdc (htr) in next st, working on opposite side hdc (htr)  in next 7 st, 2 hdc (htr) in last 2 st, join (24 st)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc (dc) in first 2 st, sc (dc) in next 8 st, 2 sc (dc) in next 3 st, sc (dc) in next 10 st, 2 sc (dc) , join (30 st)

fasten off, weave in ends and sew to head.

Cheeky Monkey Head and Mouth

Attach wobbly eyes

Cheeky Monkey with Eyes

Give your cheeky monkey a cheeky smile with the red yarn.

Cheeky Monkey without Bow


with 2.5 mm hook and yarn colour of your choice

ch 11

Row 1: sc (dc) in second st from the hook, sc (dc) in every st, turn (10st)

Row 2-3: ch 1, sc (dc) in every st (10 st)

fasten off, weave in ends. wrap a little bit of yarn around the middle to form a bow and attach to your cheeky monkey.

Cheeky Monkey

Now only the badge pin/ safety pin is missing to turn it into a badge.

Cheeky Monkey back

Enjoy your new badge :)

Cheeky Monkey
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Disclaimer:  This pattern is not for resale so please do not sell it to other people. If you do use it and enjoy it, I’d be grateful for a link back to my blog and the pattern, but please don’t copy and paste it to your website or copy my pictures. You’re allowed to sell finished items created with the pattern, but please do give me credit as the designer (link back to the blog when selling online). Thank you!


I’m San and I’m the voice behind Loopsan. I’m a scientist by day (oh-no nerd alarm ;-)) but at night I turn into a crafter with heart. I love to crochet, bake, travel, keep memories in photographs and love everything DIY.


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  3. So easy to make and so cute!! Made a few changes added hair and crocheted the eyes. Made a pacifier holder with it..

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