sock and glove freebies on marthastewart.com

Hey there, sock animal lovers. If you’ve wanted to try out Sock and Glove, but still haven’t bought the book, you are in for a treat today. Martha featured the book on today’s episode, Homemade Knitwear Day, and you can find the pattern and instructions for the glove dog and glove bunny free on her website. Yay!

If these freebies don’t inspire you to run out and buy the book, I’m not sure what will. Enjoy!

Photo from marthastewart.com


31 comments:

Chubby Chick said...

I discovered your blog via "Blogs of Note." You're very talented, and I love all your crafts. Great blog! :)

April said...

I've been in love with the ones that you had posted a while back so I'm excited now to see a tutorial on them!!!

I am going to give these a try for sure!

M Henrich said...

thanks for the tip, Jill!

TileGirl said...

Thanks for the links. Do you stuff your animals with cotton like the directions indicate? Just any sort of cotton? Have you ever tried rice or tiny beads to make it like a beanie-baby type animal?

I've been making burp clothes all weekend from your tutorial. They are so awesome. I got the cutest printed flannel at JoAnn Fabrics. On sale, too. Score. I'll have to get some pics up soon.

Thanks for all your awesome ideas.

Jill said...

I stuff my animals with polyfill or pillow stuffing. I have never tried filling them with beads or rice, but that is a great idea - it would probably make them sit up better. Maybe you could do a combination of the two - stuff a little bag of beads in the seat to help it sit up and the rest with polyfill so it is nice and soft.

Jen S. said...

Thanks for the comment, Jill. I absolutely love love love your blog! You have great ideas and are SO talented! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Allison said...

Thanks for the links. That dog and rabbit are v sweet! Appreciate your willingness to share ideas. And like you said, once you have a catalog of your own patterns, i hope you sell them!

Angry Asian said...

too late, i'm convinced that i must get the book now. hopefully i'll be able to make them!

Tiffany said...

K so I just got my sock and glove book today, and my 4-year old son and I made a monkey. I suck! The ears are totally crooked, the nose is pathetically crooked, and I cannot hide my knot. But it is still the funnest thing I've done in a long while, and so cute!

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

I could not believe something soooo cute could be so easy to make! Wow,I can't wait to buy me some gloves and get started! Thanks for sharing.....

Sweet Pea Chef said...

This is a great craft idea. We are DIY-ers in the Sweet Pea home.

I have to say, and I know you must get this all the time, but you are amazingly talented.

Mrs. P said...
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Mrs. P said...

Hello Jill, I wanted to stop by after many, many visits to your page and let you know my girls and I love all of your crafts! We purchased the Sock and Glove book and have been having a ball!
Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and tutorials!

TileGirl said...

Curious...where do you get your socks and gloves? Do you raid your sock drawer(or your hubby's) or do you have a great (cheap) place to score all those cute sockies for your animals?

Today at the hardware store I found white cotton gloves w/ bright yellow trim like the pair used to make the dog on the cover of the book. Less than $2 a pair. Can't wait to whip up a puppy or two.

Make the Moments Count said...

Ok, so I am addicted to your blog! I attempted your Burp cloth project. Only because it appeared fool-proof. I changed up the shape a smidge...Thanks for all your great ideas!!

emily said...

hi jill, i bought the book!! i did it!! thank you for inspiring. I'm not crafty AT ALL but you are inspiring me to want to learn to sew. I went to Home Depot but they did not have basic cotton gloves. Where did you get yours. I love the book. It is so stinkin' cute. THank you, Thank you, Thank you. emily

Jill said...

let's be honest for a second - I've never tried the glove animals! :) That's how much I love the sock versions, I guess. But I am definitely going to give the glove guys a shot.

My favorite place to buy socks for this project is Gap, because they have such cute colors and patterns (and they often coordinate), and the socks are nice and thick. I always make sure to buy them on sale though. However, I generally check out socks at any store that sells them, specifically for this purpose. The sad thing is, I have very few cute socks for my own feet. :)

TileGirl said...

Jill, I'm surprised you have any socks *at all*. =) Thanks for the tips.

emily said...

thx jill, i really appreciate ur advice. emily

Mel said...

Delurking to say that I really love your blog. I, too, found it through "blogs of note" and it's been so inspiring. And thank you thank you thank you for sharing the glove animal tutorial once it became share-able! I am going to try to make the little bunny for my son for Easter!!! Hurray!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the awesome creativity.

Calico Cat Press said...

Oh my gosh, those are adorable and they look so cute in their little patio furniture. Love your new background too. -Dana

Casey said...

Apparently other people have the same questions I did - where to buy gloves to make the glove animals in the Sock and Glove book! I think Amazon should give you a cut of the profits they're making due to all the referrals you've probably given them. :-) That being said, I still am looking for an online source for cheap knit gloves... so if anyone finds one, please share!

As a fellow sock animal maker, I too am always on the lookout for cute socks. I usually find good ones at Target, The Gap, and occasionally, Marshalls and TJ Maxx. As a two-sock per animal maker, I tend to stay away from mens' socks as they make ginourmous animals.

Liz said...

Thanks for the link to the patterns. I can't wait to try them. I am so glad I checked you out as a "blog of note!"

Pat said...

Such cute little critters! Even though I'm not a crafty person I feel like I can make one of them! Thanks for the link to the instructions.

Pomegranate said...

I really like ur new header! Very cute and blog-appropriate ;)

mandy* said...

I watched that episode and was so excited that the instructions were on Martha's website. I went to the craft store that same day and got my supplies.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your blog I went out and bought the Sock and Glove book. A few of my friends have seen it now and are requesting that I make the toys for their dogs. I never realized how they'd make wonderful dog toys. I haven't made anything yet, but I'm pretty excited to get started.

Nisa said...

heyy! i lovee your blog! those stuffs you made are just so so cute. keep it up! im nisa by the way.

here's my link:
www.ohcherrybombs.blogspot.com

Church of the Cosmic Bunny said...

Cute! A Bunny!

TanuvasaCasa said...

I have the book but have yet to make anything! Gloves are hard to find in Hawaii!!!

Artbychildren said...

waw, we have just discovered animals made from socks/gloves and can't wait to try them all :))... Thank you, Jill, for a great blog!