My wonderful Daughter-in-Law was here with her family over Christmas. Sock Monkeys are something she has made and sold at craft fairs and little gift shops. I remember when she came to me with a poorly written pattern and a pair of knee highs to make her first Sock Monkey. Now she has the whole process down to a science. She shared all the little tricks she and her Hubby, (my son), figured out during their Sock Monkey adventure. She encouraged me to share it with you. Just so you know; I made 3 of the 4 monkeys in this picture. So here we go, learning How to Make a Sock Monkey.
1 pair of knee high socks (for large monkey $2.50 a pair at Target, for smaller monkey use children’s socks for $2.00 a pair)
Thread (to coordinated with the color of the socks)
Chalk (if your socks are dark colored)
Magic marker (if your socks are light colored)
Buttons or child safety eyes
First turn your socks, inside out. Lay your inside out socks, out on your work surface. Have one with the heel in the center and folded down toward the sock opening. The other with the heel folded out (like a traditional Christmas stocking).
Here is a drawing (I am still learning how to use the computer program) of the two socks. The red lines show where you want to draw the lines on the inside of your socks.
. So here is the sock that will be the monkey main body and legs. Draw a line from the top of the sock to just below where the fold down of the heel is.