The colorful sock monkey sits at 10 inches in height or 20 inches if measured from head to end of tail.
My reason for making her: I adore the sock monkey-- an American icon. I could not find a crochet pattern that captured the character of the original crafted sock monkey. Dissatisfied with my search for a pattern, I created my own.
Pattern available at http://yarnaholicsanonymous.etsy.com
P.S. CAUTION: Prone to climbing, recommend to keep away from trees.