Punk monkey, gnome in a mankini and doilies! (I can’t get enough of the doilies…)

The autumn always marks Β the present making season kicking into overdrive for me. Last month I posted photos of the toy dog and the granny hexagon waistcoat I made for my niece, and this month it was her brother’s 10th birthday. He’s always had an obsession with monkeys, so I decided to crochet him one from the soft chunky acrylic yarn that I bought from Tiger (Β£1 per 50g ball!), but in deference to the fact that he is not such a little boy any more, I chose to make him a punk monkey complete with purple mohican and safety pin piercings!

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