I have started a small collection of sock monkeys since then. I can look at them and think of her. I know she would especially like the Seminoles sock monkey :)
She would always tell me that she wanted me to figure out how to make them. Well, I've finally done it Mom! Crocheted of course :)
I started with sock monkeys for my nieces. Here is the pattern that I used: Crochet Sock Monkey Pattern from Patons Yarns
Then my cousin Jeremy requested that I make him and his girlfriend Kendall sock monkey hats. Here is the pattern for those: Sock Monkey Hat Crochet Pattern (I altered Jeremy's a little so it was a tad bigger than the pattern.)
Of course, next I had to make a sock monkey hat for Hannah. I didn't use a pattern for this one. This was all freehand. If you'd like to know how I did it just let me know and I can see if I can figure out what I did :)
Then, I got to thinking. I wonder if I can make smaller sock monkeys. So, I got out my crochet hook and some pink yarn (of course I always have some of that around!) Using the above sock monkey pattern for reference I eventually came up with this.
A baby sock monkey! I think she turned out pretty cute, don't you think?? :)
Eventually, I may figure out how to sew them. I even have a pair of the socks that were used to make them. But for now, I think that I'll stick with using my crochet hook.
If you anyone has any questions about any of the patterns, just let me know. I've made them all so I can try to answer you as best that I can.