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.

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After:

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

http://craft-with-confidence.blogspot.com/2010/10/sock-monkey-tutorial.html

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!