Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | July 31, 2010

Knitted Sock Monkey

Knitted Sock Monkey

By: Linda Cyr for Red Heart Yarn

Everyone loves a good sock monkey! With this intermediate knitting pattern, make your own sock monkey from scratch complete with cute little hat and scarf. Find this sock monkey knitting pattern with 18 more crochet and knitting patterns in the Red Heart Yarn eBook.

Materials:

  • Yarn: RED HEART® “Heart & Sole™”: 1 Ball each 3950 Watercolor Stripe A and 3115 Ivory B.
  • Knitting Needles: US 2 [2.75mm] set of double-pointed needles.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Polyester fiberfill.
  • Pompom maker.
  • Small amount of black yarn or floss.
  • Small amount of black felt.
  • Stitch Holder

Size:16” tall

Gauge:36 sts = 4”; 48 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations:
SHORT ROWS
W&T Bring yarn to front, slip next st, turn, wrap yarn around slip st and slip same st back onto right-hand needle. On next row, work wrapped st by picking up wrap and working together with st on left-hand needle.

Instructions:

LEGS (Make 2)
With A, cast on 6 sts. Divide stitches evenly around double-pointed needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1: K1-f/b in each st around – 12 sts. Ro*und 2: [K1, k1-f/b] around – 18 sts.
Round 3: [K2, k1-f/b] around – 24.
Knit every round until piece measures 6½ “ from beginning.

Bind off 4 sts, leaving remaining 20 sts unworked.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Slip stitches to a stitch holder. Stuff with fiberfill.
Make second leg to match first. Do not cut yarn.
To match stripes in Legs, start at same point in color changes of yarn.

Join Legs
Sew bind-off sts of both Legs together, using long tail of First Leg.

Joining Round: Place marker for beginning of round, k20 from Second Leg, k20 from First Leg – 40 sts. Divide sts evenly around needles and join to work in rounds.
Knit 4 rounds.

Shape Rear
Short Rows
Row 1: Knit to 10 sts past beginning marker, W&T.
Row 2: Purl to 10 sts past marker, W&T.
Row 3: Knit to 1 st before previously wrapped st, W&T.
Row 4: Purl to 1 st before previously wrapped st, W&T.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until there are 8 sts between wrapped sts.
Next Row: Knit to first wrapped st, working in wrap, knit st, W&T.
Next Row: Purl to first wrapped st, working in wrap, purl st, W&T. Repeat last two rows until all wrapped sts have been worked.
Working around on all sts, knit for 3½” more.
Stuff Body, adding filling as Body is worked.
Next Round: [K2, k2tog] around – 30 sts.
Next Round: Knit.
Next Round: [K2, k1-f/b] around – 40 sts.
Work even for 21/2”.
Next Round: [Ssk, k3] around – 32 sts.
Next Round: [Ssk, k2] around – 24 sts.
Next Round: [Ssk, k1] around – 16.
Next Round: [Ssk] around – 8 sts.
Add more filling if necessary.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to close. Knot to secure.

ARMS (Make 2)
With A, work as for Leg through Round 2.
Work even on 18 sts until piece measures 6½”.
Stuff Arm with filling.
Next Round: [Ssk, k1] around – 12 sts.
Next Round: [Ssk] around – 6 sts.
Bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through bind-off sts and pull to close. Knot to secure.

TAIL
With A, work as for Leg through Round 1.
Work even on 12 sts for 7”.
Next Round: [Ssk] around– 6 sts.
Bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through bind-off sts and pull to close. Knot to secure.

MUZZLE
With B, cast on 18 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K15, W&T.
Row 4: P12, W&T.
Row 5: K9, W&T.
Row 6: P6, slip remaining sts to left-hand needle. Drop B and join pink section of A.
Row 7: With A, knit across all sts, working wraps.
Row 8: P15, W&T.
Row 9: K12, W&T.
Row 10: P9, W&T.
Row 11: K6, W&T.
Row 12: P6, work next wrapped st, p2, W&T.
Row 13: K9, work next wrapped st, k2, W&T.
Row 14: P12, work next wrapped st, W&T.
Row 15: K13, work next wrapped st, k1, slip 1. Drop A and continue with B.
Row 16 (RS): Knit across all sts.
Rows 17-20: Repeat Rows 8-11.
Row 21: Knit across, working wraps.
Row 22: Purl across, working wraps.
Bind off.

EARS (Make 2)
With B, work as for Arms until piece measures 1”.
Bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Fold Ear in half and use tail to sew closed.

HAT
With B, cast on 40 sts. Divide stitches evenly around double-pointed needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts.
Place marker for beginning of round.
Work in K2, p2 rib for 1¼”.
Change to St st and knit for 2” more.
Next Round: [Ssk, k3] around – 30 sts.
Next Round: [Ssk, k2] around – 20 sts.
Next Round: [Ssk, k1] around – 10 sts.
Next Round: [Ssk] around – 5 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to close. Knot to secure.
Make a 1½” pompom and attach to top.

SCARF
With B, cast on 18 sts. Divide stitches evenly around double-pointed needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts.
Place marker for beginning of round.
Work in St St for 12”.
Bind off.
Sew ends shut.

FINISHING
Sew Arms and Tail to Body. Sew Ears and Muzzle to Head.
Cut two small dots out of felt and attach for eyes.
Embroider mouth, nose, and eyebrows with black floss.
Weave in ends.
Attach hat and scarf.

For great yarn ideas, visit Red Heart Yarn.

cOCO

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