How To Make a Sock Monkey

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a sock monkey, I have you covered in today’s roundup including 12+ free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for sock monkeys and sock monkey inspired patterns.

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Learn how to make a sock monkey so you can be ready for Sock Monkey Day on March 7! This is an annual celebration of all things sock monkey.

How To Make a Sock Monkey with 12+ Free Crochet, Knitting, and Sewing Patterns

Sock monkeys are iconic folk toys in the United States and Canada and in this post, I’m sharing 12+ free crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns for sock monkeys and sock monkey inspired projects, including hats, a blanket, a bottle cozy, an ornament, and a garland.

  • Nelson the Sock Monkey by Underground Crafter: This beginner-friendly pattern makes a classic sock monkey in crochet form!
  • Sock Monkey Hat by Crochet 365 Knit Too: This adult-sized crochet hat works up quickly with two strands of medium weight yarn held together.
  • Sock Monkey Lovey by Repeat Crafter Me: This lovey combines a no-sew fleece blanket with crochet limbs and a sock monkey head with beanie. There is also a matching Sock Monkey Hat with earflaps in 6 sizes from 0-3 months to adult.
  • Sock Monkey Hat by Wild and Wanderful: This adorable crochet sock monkey hat has earflaps and braids with the cutest ears. The pattern is available in 5 sizes from 0-6 months to adult.
  • Sock Monkey via FaveCrafts: This knit pattern is made with self-striping yarn.
  • DIY Sock Monkey by HelloSewing: This simple sewing pattern includes a video tutorial, written instructions, and a PDF pattern.

I hope this post has inspired you to make your own sock monkey or sock monkey inspired project! Looking for more monkey-inspired craft projects? Check out 52+ Free Patterns for Softies, including 2 monkeys!

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