Sock Monkey Finger Puppet pattern

It’s been a wildly busy summer, as my daughter and daughter-in-law and I have been doing a TON of maker’s faires and craft shows.

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I have built and re-built, and re-built again, my booth…. and now I am happy with it.

I’ve been working my chops off, producing new and delicious things for the booth, and my designer mode has been in overdrive.

One of the things that has become very clear to me this summer, is how much I love designing and making finger puppets:

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One of the lovely serendipitous things that came together for me was when I was thinking about my grandmother and her pleasure in making sock monkeys- she made hundreds of them throughout my childhood, and I loved helping her with them- and then twigging that I should design Sock Monkey Finger Puppets in homage to her.

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It has taken a lot of figuring, tweaking, refining and crochet, crochet, crochet to get to the place that is just right with them.

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And, now  that I have got the pattern all polished up, and edited and in a very happy place, I have put it up on my etsy shop: LINK 

and on my website: LINK

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Because they are so little, they are great for using up bits of precious yarn like handspun or even silk.

And, you don’t have to stick with browns:

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They make me smile…. and I hope that you will enjoy them, too!😀

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6 responses to “Sock Monkey Finger Puppet pattern

  1. Your daughter-in-law, is such a lucky lady to hang at craft fairs…with one of the finest craftswomen this world has to offer.
    Ever since u posted the WOVEN BROOCH directions…I’ve been making them constantly…lol. I have such a huge collection of odds and ends, these bits of art & love, work perfect.
    It made me feel so good tonight, when my 23 yr old daughter walked in the door with a necklace I made around her neck. And a scrap material handbag on her arm.

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    • Thank you so much🙂 That is such a kind thing to say🙂 Actually, I get to hang out with my daughter and my daughter in law- luckily, the three of us love each other dearly and are the best of friends, so we have a great time together🙂
      I am so pleased that you are having such a great time making the woven brooches- that’s great! And, I am delighted that your daughter enjoys your work- happy weaving!

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  2. Alice

    Your new booth looks great , and those little monkeys are cute , you look at them and they make you feel happy : )

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    • Thank you so much, Alice🙂 I worked crazy hard to get the booth to the point of being just right. Although, I do still tweak and shift things around with it- I suspect that I will always be doing that!
      And, thank you, too about the sock monkey finger puppets- they really are adorable, and they delight me🙂

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  3. Aleksa

    Great choice! I liked the other colour you chose, but this one makes your work pop waaayyyyyyyyyyy more! And the little sock monkey puppets are in the “AWHH!” category, big time.

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    • Thank you so much, Aleksa🙂 Yes, the white fabric is so light and airy that it really does make my work show up so much better. Also, the smooth texture is infinitely better than the deeply textured handwovens for making the work pop…. yup…. hard work to change over, but so worth it!
      And thank you – I do love the sock monkey finger puppets soooo much!🙂

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