I couldn't end this list without having at least one sock monkey tutorial. These dolls are just fun. I've included links to several different tutorials here, but they all use the same basic materials: one pair of socks, needle and thread, and poly fill stuffing. All you have to do is choose the pattern and get crafting!
Craft Passion includes a visual tutorial and a free downloadable pattern [PDF] at their website for this cute little guy. You can make all different sizes, depending on the size of the socks you use.
- Sock (crew length), 1 pair (I used striped sock so that it is easy to get the alignment right.)
- White felt
- Button eye 7/16″ [11.5mm], black, 2 (for toddler monkey, use 3/8″ button)
- Embroidery Floss (match the color to your socks)
- Poly-fill stuffing material
- Letter size paper
Prefer the Original Sock Monkey Design?
I found these instructions for the original "Rockford Red Heel" socks (click on the image to view larger & download):
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