Sock Monkeys

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012


I never knew my niece and nephew liked sock monkeys until we visited Midway Village Museum - located in Rockford, Illinois, the birthplace of the first ever sock monkey. The kids decided we had to come back in the spring for Sock Monkey Madness. In the meantime, I decided to make sock monkeys for them.

I bought some original Rockford Red Heel socks - the directions for making sock monkeys is right on the inside label. Other patterns are available online, but I used the original pattern on the sock label. Step-by-step details are on my blog.

Materials: One pair original Rockford Red Heel socks (per monkey), fiber fill, red and black felt, black embroidery floss, thread to match socks.

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  • by craftfoxes
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    Love your sock monkeys! They look perfect with the "original" socks. :)

  • by bridget
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    I love making sock monkeys! My grandma use to make these for her grandchildren, but mine never got them due to her getting a stroke. So with the tradition in mind, I have made them for my grand nephews and nieces when they turn a year old. I think for Christmas this year I will have to make them for my two adult sons, whom have never received one. They just make you smile, and each one I have made has a personality all its' own. I even make them clothes.