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A FREE pattern for you.  An oldie, but a goodie!

The Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey 2Sock Monkey 1
There are no pattern pieces for the monkey.  The pictures above show the way the pieces 
are to be cut from each sock and joined together.

  1. One pair of Red Heel Socks (Rockford Red Heel Socks of Osage, Iowa are the best socks to use.  Places that sell them can be found on the internet.)
  2. Polyester Fiberfil


Sock #1:
Sew a seam (A) ½" on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top.  Cut the sock between the seams and to within 1½" of white heel.  This leaves an opening in the crotch.

Then turn the sock so the seams are on the inside and use the crotch opening to stuff the head, body and legs.

The ARMS, MOUTH, TAIL, AND EARS are cut from Sock #2:

Cut the upper part of the sock into two pieces.  Sew, rounding the ends and stuff the arms.

Cut the heel from the sock, leaving a brown edge around the white.  Fasten on lower part of the face, whip-stitching around the bottom; stuff and finish sewing around the top.  To enhance the mouth, a running stitch of either black or white yarn can be made across the middle of the lips.

Cut a one inch strip, taper to end of cuff on length of front of sock.  Sew and stuff.

Cut the ears from the remaining brown part of the sole of the sock.

The eyes can 
be buttons, felt, or even wiggle eyes, but for young children it is best to embroider eyes on the sock with black floss.  

The CAP is optional, but if you want to put a cap on the monkey, you will need another sock.
Cut off the toe of a third sock, leaving ½" of brown to roll for a brim.


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