Quite a few years ago I came across a blog called CraftHope (http://crafthope.typepad.com/)  They were making sock monkeys for children whose homes had been devastated by wildfires.  I loved the idea and taught myself how to make sock monkeys, I think I made 17 of them.

And, thus, my love of sock monkeys started.  Every time I finish one, it makes me smile and laugh.  They have such personalities!!

We had a Sock Monkey 1st birthday party for my youngest where all the cousins got to decorate their own monkeys.



We’ve had Sock Monkeys become the Mascot for Little League

There have been Halloween Sock Monkeys

Vampire Sock Monkey.  Another new Halloween decoration.: Jack O'Lantern Sock Monkey for Halloween!:


And many, many, others;

Baby sock monkeys: I don't think I will ever tire of making sock monkeys.: More Sock Monkeys!!  Not my best monkeys, but still cute.  These are actually up for sale now on a local FB page.  If they don't sell there, they are heading to my very own ETSY!!!!: It's been a while since I've made a sock monkey.  Love the sock monkey charm I found for the big one.: Sock monkeys:


I’m currently working on Sock Monkeys who are The Ohio State University fans.  I can’t wait to show you all how they turn out!

For directions on how to make your own Sock Monkey, check out


My tips:

  1.  Use a zig zag stitch!!!
  2. Always watch Target for clearance socks.  Claire’s is also a good place to find fun Holiday socks on clearance.
  3. Stick to crew socks or knee socks.
  4. Relax and enjoy!