Sock monkeys are an iconic toy that people enjoy in childhood and beyond. You'll find them in all different types of setting; sock monkeys are on logos and in museums. Using your crochet skills and these handy free patterns, you can make your own handcrafted version of the sock monkey. The sock monkey may have started out being made only using socks but any yarn can now be used to create a crochet version of the sock monkey! You'll find crochet patterns here for stuffed, amigurumi,... appliqué and finger puppet monkeys as well as accessories inspired by the sock monkey.
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This free crochet pattern by beberouge shows us what a common sock monkey tends to look like. It's got a huge red green. It's wearing a striped hat. Its hands and feet are a different color from the rest of its body. Sock monkeys come in many variations but this is similar in style to what most people think of when they think of the creature.
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Here's another variation of the popular sock monkey style. This one has a solid crochet hat instead of a striped one but is otherwise similar to the first example. However, there are nuanced differences in the shaping between this crochet monkey by lilleliis and the previous one by beberouge; the one you like is just about personal preference.
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Craft Passion was inspired by the idea of the sock monkey when she created this free stuffed animal crochet pattern. You can see the similarities in the shaping between this one and the previous designs. However, this one is made with a more contemporary style, using colorful stripes, that sets it apart from most other crochet sock monkeys. This one looks more like other styles of crochet monkey patterns.
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Make a little sock monkey that can slip right over your finger and become a fun little toy. You don't need very much yarn at all to make this fingering weight crochet monkey toy. The free crochet pattern by Waffle Monkey is designed to look like a traditional sock monkey with its cute red and white hat.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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If you liked that idea of a finger puppet but are more into bigger puppets, fear not ... Crochet Kitten offers a free sock monkey hand puppet crochet pattern to satisfy your exact needs! It is approximately 8" tall when worked to the specifications of the free crochet pattern.
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You don't have to create a toy at all just because you're enjoying the inspiration of the sock monkey. You could, for example, use this free crochet pattern by Calleigh's Clips to crochet a sock monkey appliqué. This could be made multiple times to crate bunting for a baby's room, or a single appliqué could be added on to a blanket or hat. This particular appliqué is slightly three dimensional.
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Another really popular option is to create a crochet hat that looks a bit like a sock monkey. These animal hats look absolutely adorable and of course are especially cute on kids. This free crochet hat pattern is by Crochet in Color.
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A grown-up alternative to the sock monkey crochet hat is the sock monkey ski helmet cozy, available in Mr. and Mrs. versions from Knit Pro Cro.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Inner Hooker created this cute cup cozy crochet pattern to bring a smile to your face every time you warm your body with coffee. This free crochet pattern is offered through Craftsy.
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If soda is more your thing than coffee then you need a slightly different style of cup cozy than the one offered above by Inner Hooker (although that one could probably be adapted to easily fit a can as well!) That's okay, though, because Yarn Artists offers this free sock monkey crochet pattern on Ravelry. This one uses untraditional colors that are great inspiration for changing up any sock monkey design!