classic sock monkey

Happy Monday to you! 

As fun as making sock animals out of crazy patterned socks can be, every once and a while I like to do a classic craft ... no need to re-invent the wheel.  I made this old-fashioned sock monkey for my cutie pie niece, Ellie.  You can't beat the original.


I embroidered Ellie's initial on his heart so he won't forget who he belongs to.


Start with a pair of original Rockford Red Heel Socks (you can get them in fun colors, too, like pink and blue) and follow the instructions at Supersockmonkey.com

15 comments:

Irēna said...

He is beautiful~I`ve made a lot of sock and glove dolls...

Brooke Douglass said...

AWESOME!!! cant wait to make a few of these! BROOKE
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Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

This is so cute!! I want to make some...I think I am going to do my son's second birthday as "monkey themed". This would be so perfect!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Oh, what size socks did you use? And how did you do the little hat/pom pom?

I just love these!

Amy said...

I am doing my son's first birthday as a Sock Monkey themed party. So I was excited to see your craft! I will attempt to make this!

Evelyn Campbell Curtis said...

It sounds like something I need to make for my baby... it could keep me busy until he is born within the next two weeks.

Amy said...

I love sock monkeys, but I've never made one with that type of sock. I used some bright pink-with stripes knee highs. That thing has the longest arms, tail, and legs that you've ever seen! :-D

Anonymous said...

LOVE the elephant on the tutorial link! Can't wait to make a few of those for some of the little boys I know who will be entering this world soon!

Theanne... said...

Sock monkeys are so cute...love the heart on yours! They were popular back when I was a kid...and they've made a SUPER comeback!

Erin said...

Love it! Saving this to my "projects" bookmark...which seems to be filling up faster than I'm producing crafts...:\

bopeep said...

I Love making them too....this most have been the weekend to make them ..I made 3 this weekend....
Your is soooo cute.....your niece is going to Love It !!!
Prayers, Bo

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

It's wonderful! There is just something so special and cozy about a sock monkey!

Emily said...

where do you buy your socks??? I looked all over and couldn't find any like this.

katrina lauren said...

her initial embroidered on his heart is adorable...'so he won't forget who he belongs to' i love that.

Ami said...

How about you make 2 and I'll buy them from you??!! I couldn't even begin to make one of those! Very cute!

Ami
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