Whether or not you are knowledgeable about the Chinese New Year, which this adorable monkey apparently represents, you have to admit that this is one of the cutest, most adorable animal crochet projects ever seen!
Named Kiko by the designer, the FREE crochet tutorial for this project comes complete with banana instructions.
I particularly LOVE the tail of this one, and feel the tail definitely adds a TON of personality to this already cute critter!
Although if this is going to be a gift for a baby or smaller child, you might want to reconsider; however, the pattern calls for decorative wire for the tail, which allows the tail to stand up in different positions.
I do hope you give this one a try sometime!
Image & Pattern Source: allaboutami.com