I think this was the first Zoodiac that I drew out, on paper, my Zoodiacs Monkey c2c crochet graph. I wanted to make it into a handwarmer but couldn’t quite figure out the tail, so ended up just making the monkey head part. About half way through, I decided paper just wasn’t good enough. I love the feeling of putting pencil to paper, but my eraser was a stub and there was a snowpile of eraser flurries around me. So, I moved into working in Adobe Illustrator. It was definitely a bit odd to get used to, and required quite a bit of up front template work, but I love the result, don’t you?
This year, 2016, is the year of the Monkey. The internet (because we all believe the internet, right?) says that Monkeys are clever, curious and crafty. Great at practical jokes, they are intelligent and love to play.
This also means we’re halfway through the zodiac, as the Monkey is number 7 on the list. Be sure to check out the other Zoodiacs in the collection!
J hook (CloverUSA Amour Hooks*)
Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe Latte
Michaels Loops and Threads Impeccables in Heather
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Linen, Pink, Black
Zoodiacs Monkey C2C Graph
If you missed a Zoodiacs post, you can always find all of the graphs available on my Zoodiacs page. I’ll be adding new animals there, as well as fleshing out different ideas related to the Zoodiacs.