101. DIY Sock Monkeys

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.

Makes: 1 (adult size)
  • 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
  • Batting
  • Letter size paper

Note: for different sizes of sock monkeys, use different sizes of socks. Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock yields better quality than thin sock.

>> Get the instructions <<

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):

Don't care for Sock Monkeys? How about a Socktopus?

Once upon a time the ReadyMade website had instructions for this cute little guy. Since Better Homes & Gardens bought it out, though, the instructions are nowhere to be found. (I tried.)

Instead, you'll have to work with THESE instructions found over at Crafty Stylish. (Same basic idea, just different colored socks) I'm guessing that you're pretty crafty though & can figure it out. Instead of "Ladies' trouser socks" - go for the Sock Monkey styled crew sock (with the red heel). Search for Rockford Red Heel brand or Fox River Mills Red Heel brand.

  • Cotton thread for sewing
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery thread
  • Four socks of the same size (Crew length suggested)
  • Polyester fiberfill or cotton alternative 
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle


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