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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