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« on: October 09, 2006 12:12:32 PM »

Once again I was amazed to be at a shower where no one else had made their gift.  What's wrong with these people that the prospect of a baby shower doesn't send them running for the sewing machine?!?

The mother-to-be was at the other shower (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109317.0) where I gave a a sock monkey and let me know she had better get one too. So the plan was to make the monkey and a matching cap and pants set out of these:



But the jacket had some stains that wouldn't come out, so I went to plan B.  A quick search of my thrift store clothing stash yielded the perfect knit skirt with a cute print for a baby girl. I was able to use some of the jacket as the inside of the reversible cap.



And here's the monkey.  I didn't dare show up without it!




Cap pattern:  http://economicalbaby.blogspot.com/2006/05/baby-cap-pattern.html

Pants pattern:  McCall's 3665

Sock monkey how-to: http://lennytaylor.freeyellow.com/Monkey.htm
http://breezeb.tripod.com/crafts/sockmonkey.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006 12:17:53 PM »

The cuteness of this made my year.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006 04:11:17 PM »

ohhh these are just adorable!! And thankyou for posting the cap pattern... oh i think ill have to make one of these up for a friend of mine who is having a baby Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2006 03:48:38 AM »

That HAS to be the cutest sock monkey I'm every seen!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2006 03:51:53 AM »

That is the most gorgeous little sockie monkey I've ever seen!

I just want to hug her!!

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2006 10:19:12 PM »

Seriously, best sock monkey ever! I need to make some of those for my girls.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2006 04:58:08 AM »

What a GORGEOUS sock monkey!  I love her!  Where did you find the cute socks?!?!

I am a sock fiend -- I buy them but rarely wear them  Now I can make little cuties from them!  Thanks!

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gwensmom
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2006 04:28:12 PM »

Thanks!  Those socks came from Target, which is usually a great place to get monkey-quality socks.  But last time I was there the pickings were slim.  Kohl's also has a pretty good selection.
 
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2006 01:06:01 PM »

I have got to make a sock monkey. I don't know if I'll actually give it to a baby though  Wink Too cute!
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006 01:22:39 PM »

when you stuff the sock monkey how to you prevent it from being lumpy??

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