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Sock Monkey Toddler Dress

Friday, May 20, 2016

Little Miss Lexi recently celebrated her second birthday, and in honor of the occasion I wanted to make her a special handmade present. I had an EXACT theme in mind because this little miss has had her Jo-Jo (sock monkey) by her side for nearly as long as I can remember.

The original Jo-Jo sock monkey belonged to her dad John, and he has also passed along all of his monkey-shining knowledge to this little girl. So, sock monkey was definitely the way I wanted to go. I just needed to find a pattern.

I ended up completing the size 2 Garden Lattice Jumper free crochet pattern using these stash yarns for the Sock Monkey look:

  • Bernat Denim Style Rodeo Tan*
  • Lion Brand Baby Soft Cream
  • Caron Simply Soft Red

Note: This was a yarn that I had available in my yarn stash. It is no longer manufactured by Bernat. However, Vanna's Choice makes two tweed yarns that would be good substitutes: 

  • Oatmeal (brown option) 
  • Grey Marble (grey option)

Rather than cross stitching on the bodice as per the original pattern instructions, I finished the dress with an iron-on sock monkey applique.

Add this free crochet pattern to your Ravelry queue here: Garden Lattice Jumper

Lexi (and Jo-Jo) approve of the finished product! Doesn't she look adorable?

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