crochet monkey baby rattle free pattern

Mika the Monkey Crochet Baby Rattle Free Pattern

Monkey Crochet Baby Rattle Free Pattern

We’re bananas about this cute monkey crochet baby rattle free pattern! This monkey amigurumi rattle for babies is really fun to make and is a great gift for babies. We started crocheting rattles because it’s really fun to give something handmade to a new baby but you don’t always want to make something big and time-consuming. This monkey rattle amigurumi baby toy is nice because it works up really fast (yay for last minute gifts that look like you spent ages on them to the unseasoned eye! lol) but this crochet monkey rattle is also a really fun gift that a baby can engage with immediately by listening to the sounds and then, eventually, trying to replicate them themselves. The rattle stem is made up of four balls that are easy to grip for babies.

This amigurumi baby rattle is the latest addition to our crochet baby rattle series of various animal rattles. You can pair it with our Mika the amigurumi monkey pattern for an adorable crochet baby gift set.

Crochet monkey toy and baby rattle in a basket

Let’s get started on crocheting this monkey rattle!

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Amigurumi Monkey Baby Rattle Free Pattern

This pattern is for your personal use only and cannot be sold, copied, or reproduced in anyway without permission from the designers. You may sell finished objects made from this pattern but please give credit to as the pattern designers.


  • Yarn: You need a small amount of DK yarn in brown, beige, and four colours for the stem of the rattle
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Embroidery thread: A small amount of black for eyes and smile
  • 24 mm Rattle insert


This pattern is written in US terms.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

Finished size: Approximately 7.5 inches

How to crochet a monkey baby rattle

Rattle Base

To begin, you need to crochet the base of your rattle. You can get that pattern from our Flippy the frog crochet baby rattle pattern. However, note that you will begin your rattle in brown, not the green listed for the frog.

Once the base is complete, come back here so that we can continue.

amigurumi monkey baby rattle body


Tip: The base shape of the muzzle is an oval, so we will be crocheting around chain, rather than a magic circle as we usually do with amigurumi. If you are new to crocheting around a chain, we have a tutorial on how to crochet an oval for amigurumi.

Using beige yarn

Round 1: Chain 6. Starting from the second chain from the hook, 4 SC, 3 SC in the next chain as your work turns. Now continue on the other side of the chain. 3 SC and INC in the last chain (12)

Round 2: INC, 3 SC, (INC) in each of the next three stitches, 3 SC, (INC) in each of the next two stitches (18)

Round 3: INC, 5 SC, INC, 2 SC, INC, 5 SC, INC, 2 SC (22)

Round 4: SC around (22)

Round 5: (9 SC, INVDEC) twice (20)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew onto the head between rounds 12 and 16 from the top.

crochet ears for your monkey

Ears (make 2)

Begin with beige

Do not stuff

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Change to brown

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5: SC around in BLO (24)

Round 8: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 9: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Round 10: INVDEC six times (6)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Bring the yarn tail through the ear and out onto the side of the ear. Sew the ear between Rounds 10 and 13 on each side.

crochet monkey baby rattle being held by a child

Eyes (Make 2)

Using embroidery thread

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Sl st to the first SC. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the eyes on at Round 9, approximately 4 stitches apart, centered to the muzzle. Embroider eye glints. Embroider on eyebrows.


Cut four strands of brown yarn approximately 5 inches in length. Fold them in half and latch them on the top of the head. You can knot the strands to reinforce them. Trim the strands to your desired length See how to latch hair

Monkey crochet baby rattle with a colourful stem made of four balls

Your crochet monkey baby rattle is now ready! Want to add to it for a truly unique amigurumi baby gift? Add our Mika the monkey crochet toy from our Juna series of amigurumi animals for an adorable crochet baby gift set. You can also check out our other amigurumi baby gift free patterns.

We would love to see your finished monkey crochet rattles, so share them on our Facebook group Amigurumi with Chai Coffee Crochet or tag us on Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet We like to share a selection of makes from our patterns in our stories and highlights.

Crochet Monkey Baby Rattle Free Pattern