Sock Monster

Make and stuff this sweet Halloween creature.

By Meg Gleason

There's nothing scary about this cuddly monster. It's easy to make and personalize and fun to squeeze too.


  • 1 pair ladies' knee-high socks — we used an orange-and-black striped pair to give our monster a Halloween look
  • Embroidery thread in colors to match the socks
  • Embroidery needle
  • 1 bag of batting or polyester stuffing
  • 1 pair 1-1/2-inch diameter googly eyes
  • 3 buttons


  1. Turn one sock inside out and lay it flat so that the heel is facing you.
  2. Starting at the toe of the sock, sew a 1-inch high U-shape that connects the two side edges of the sock. This creates the monster's ears. Cut away the extra sock material in the center of the U.
  3. At the open end of the sock, sew an L-shaped seam on each side of the sock to create the monster's legs. Be sure to leave space open between the legs to fill the monster with stuffing. Cut away the excess fabric between the legs.
  4. Turn the sock right side out.
  5. Stuff the monster with the batting through the opening between the legs.
  6. Once the monster is fully stuffed, sew up the opening.
  7. Take the other sock and cut it in half vertically. These will become the monster's arms. Sew up the sides of each, but leave an opening for the batting. Stuff them with batting. Sew the opening and one of the ends on each arm.
  8. Sew the other open ends of the arms to the side of the monster's body.
  9. Glue the googly eyes and buttons to the front of the monster.


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