To Market We Go

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Girls Night in Market

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Tomorrow night will be my first ever market.

And I can say I am incredibly excited and nervous all at the same time. Having a Market Stall is something I have toyed (hehe) with for a few years now but never felt any of my little creations were good enough to sell. But as I have organically grown a little crochet business which keeps me busy 7 days of the week, I thought why not give it a go.

But I am still nervous as hell!! What if I sell nothing! What if no one even comes near my table! I’m starting small and local hoping to squash those newbie nerves with some great company at a little local market. Also if I should sell nothing I will be helping out a great cause. So I’m heading into my first market with a ‘win win’ attitude. Do you think that will help 🙂

While preparing for the market I have been madly crocheting away, and one of the things I decided to include in my market stock was a sock monkey in a light colour. Now I have mentioned before how I find it quiet hard to find freebie patterns for Dk 8 ply wool they all seem to be for 10ply and above. Now there is some awesome blogs out there that give you 8 ply freebie patterns and I love them all, but I thought I might share my sock monkey pattern with you lovlies. Now I have made this twice from this pattern but please note it has not been tested by anyone else. So if you find an error please let me know and I’ll fix it up right away. Otherwise I hope you enjoy making your very own Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey

Legs (Make 2)

Using Cream

Ch 2, 6dc in 2nd chain from hook

Rnd 2: Inc around (12dc)

Rnd 3: Inc, dc, around (18dc)

Rnd 4: Inc, dc nxt 2 sts (24dc)

Rnd 5 – 12: dc around (24dc)

Change to fawn on last st of rnd 12

Rnd 13 – 34: dc around (24dc)

Slip st to 1st dc  of previous rnd and fasten off (do not fasten off 2nd leg)


Body (Make 1)

Using fawn

Continue on from 2nd leg

Ch 4 and dc in the 24dc of the first leg, dc across other side of chain (as if working in the flat round), dc around 24 sts of 2nd leg. (56 dc)

Rnd 2: Dc across chain for 4 sts and continue around all stitches (56dc)

 Rnd 3– 27: dc around (56dc)

Rnd 28: dc nxt 5 sts, dec2tog, around (48dc)

Rnd 29: dc nxt 3 sts, dec2tog, *dc nxt 6 sts, dec2tog* **repeat around, dc nxt 3 sts(42dc)

Rnd 30: dc nxt 5 sts, dec2tog around (36dc)

Rnd 31: dc nxt 2 sts, dec2tog *dc nxt 4 sts dec2tog* **repeat around, dc 2 sts (30dc)

Rnd 32: dc nxt 3 sts dec2tog (24dc)

Rnd 33: dc nxt 1 sts, dec2tog *dc nxt 2 dec2tog* **repeat around, dc  (18dc)

Rnd 34: dc, dec2tog around (12dc)

Finish off and stuff


Head (Make 1)

Using fawn

Ch 2, 6dc in 2nd chain from hook

Rnd 2: Inc around (12dc)

Rnd 3: Inc, dc around (18dc)

Rnd 4: Inc, dc nxt 2 sts (24dc)

Rnd 5: Inc, dc ncxt 3 sts (30dc)

Rnd 6: Inc, dc nxt 4 sts (36dc)

Rnd 7: Inc, dc nxt 5 sts (42dc)

Rnd 8: Inc, dc nxt 6 sts (48dc)

Rnd 9: Inc, dc nxt 7 sts (54dc)

Rnd 10 – 24: dc around (54dc)

Rnd 25: dc nxt 7 sts, dec2tog around (48dc)

Rnd 26: dc nxt 3 sts, dec2tog *dc nxt 6 sts, dec2tog* **repeat 5x’s, dc nxt 3 sts (42dc)

Rnd 27: dc nxt 5 sts dec2tog repeat around (36dc)

Rnd 28: dc nxt 2 sts, dec2tog *dc nxt 4 sts, dec2tog* **repeat x5, dc nxt 2 sts (30dc)

Rnd 29: dc nxt 3 sts dec2tog around (24dc)

Rnd 30: dc nxt st, dec2tog *dc nxt 2 sts, dec2tog* **repeat 5x’s, dc (18dc)

Rnd 31: dec2tog, dc around (12dc)

Stuff and sew to body

Muzzle (Make 1)

Using cream

Chain 5 Inc in 2nd chain from hook, dc in nxt 2 sts, 4 dc in last chain, turn and work up other side of chain, dc in nxt 2 sts, Inc in last chain (12dc)

Rnd 2: Inc in first st, dc in nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt 3 dc’s, dc nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt 2 dc’s (18dc)

Rnd 3: dc nxt 5 sts, inc in  nxt 3 sts, dc nxt 6 dc’s, Inc in nxt 3 sts, dc last st. (24dc)

Rnd  4: Dc nxt 5 sts (Inc nxt st, dc nxt st)x 2 Inc, dc nxt 7 sts, (Inc nxt st, dc nxt st) x2 dc nxt 2 sts (30dc)

Rnd 6:* Inc nxt st, dc nxt 4 sts* x6 (36dc)

Rnd 5: dc around ( 36dc)

Rnd 6: dc nxt 5 sts, *dec2tog* x3 dc nxt 13 sts, *dec2tog* x 3 dc nxt 6 sts. (30dc)

Stuff and Sew to front of head
and attach mouth

Hat (Make 1)

Using cream

In magic ring 10htr

Rnd 2; Inc around (20htr)

Rnd 3: Inc, dc nxt st (30htr)

Rnd 4: Inc, dc nxt 2 sts (40htr)

Rnd 5-7: htr around (40htr) change to fawn on last rnd

Rnd 8-9: htr around (40htr) change to cream on last rnd

Rnd 10-11: htr around (40htr)

Fold last rnd over  attach red parts to top of hat (I like spiky red pieces you might like a pom pom)

And sew to head

Ears (Make 2)

Using fawn

Ch 2 6 dc in 2nd chain from hook

Rnd 2: Inc around (12dc)

Rnd 3: Inc, dc around (18dc)

Rnd 4-5: dc around (18dc)

Rnd 6: *dec2tog* twice, dc nxt 5 sts, *dec2tog* twice dc nxt 5sts (14dc). Finish off/l

Sew to sides of head

Arms (Make 2)

Work as for legs to rnd 33 than squeeze closed and crochet through all four loops – 11dc

Stuff and Sew to sides of body

Tail (Make 1)

Using cream

Ch2 6 dc in 2nd chain from hook

Rnd 2: Inc around (12dc)

Rnd 3: *Inc, dc nxt 5 sts* repeat (14dc)

Rnd 4 – 13: dc around (14dc)

Change to fawn on last st of rnd 13

Rnd 14 – 40: dc around (14dc)

Finish off, stuff and sew to body at the bottom

If you decide to make one I’d love to see your sock monkey leave a comment and link back.

Love to all



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13 responses to “To Market We Go

  1. Good luck, I hope you sell out! Love the sock monkey!!

  2. What a cute little monkey – thanks for sharing your pattern. I hope you had good luck at the market. 🙂

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  4. Hope it went well. All your creations look adorable. Very cute little monkey.

  5. Thanks so much for the wonderful pattern for the monkey!
    I hope you did really well at the market and sold loads!! xx

  6. Judy Kelley

    My son-in-law was just saying yesterday that he always wanted a sock monkey when he was a child so I am going to make this for him. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern…it was very kind of you! xx

  7. Lorraine DeMarco

    I love your pattern, but I am unable to find anywhere in your pattern to make the red mouth.

  8. Amy Torrella

    How did you make the eyes and the mouth? What size hook did you use? I’m making this sock monkey right now and I used a G hook. He is very large. He is coming out really cute tho.

  9. paula

    I started this little guy with double crochet (dc) stitch as indicated. It was very large! Looking at the pictures of your finished product I’m wondering if its single crochet stitch instead of double. Please advise

  10. Corrina

    Yes, Paula. I thought it was rather large as well. Went and bought smaller yarn and reduced the size of my hook but still huge. I found another pattern almost identical that says single chain so I tried that and it’s perfect. Stitch looks like the photo. Thank you for sharing your pattern ❤️

  11. Pamela Clay

    Crocheting the sock monkey & just realized no instructions for the red mouth. Can you email me how you created??

  12. Wayne Douglas Johnson

    This pattern is wrote wrong, It says to crochet in dc, but it should be sc. The picture show sc. . Thanks for sharing your pattern.

your lovely thoughts are much loved xx

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