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Cuteness from one sock. ^^
Not my project, but I had to share!

I found this creation when I was searching for sock creatures to make. I think it's clever how you only need one single sock to make this adorable puppy too.

Posted by Kantia from Leicester, England, United Kingdom • Published See Kantia's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    To begin get yourself a sock. I like the way that these argyl socks look on the puppy but it really can be any kind

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then cut the sock like so...

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    The portion to the left is the legs, the middle is the body and head and the right is the tail and ears.
    Take the middle section, turn inside out, and gather and sew the right most side closed (the non-stripey side in this photo).

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Notice how the heel of the original sock is going to be the forehead of our puppy. Stuff with filling. Because I'm using fibre fill and I don't want to make him too firm I softly sculpt the filling in my hands before I place it inside him. This way I can make three distinct balls, 1 for his nose, his forehead and his body. This is important a bit later when we create his neck.

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    The easiest method for me is to run some medium stitches all the way around then pull to gather and sew some stitches across the opening to secure shut. Flip right way around and secure on the larger button for the nose.

  • Step 6

    Gather the bum end closed using the same method as above. Don't worry too much about hiding your rough edges as we'll sew his tail over this area later. Right! Thats the body done. Have a cup of tea and congratulate yourself on a job half done.

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    When you're ready, take the remaining bits from above and cut to look like this...

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next, cut like so...

    Each of the back legs and front legs is folded double. The tail is two pieces and the ears are single pieces to show the shapes.

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Placing wrong sides together, sew along the outside of the tail leaving the bottom open, turn right way. (Note, tail can be made out of fleece too if prefer). Sew the bottom edge of the tail around the gather of the bum of the puppy, hiding the gather edges.

  • Step 10

    Cut 2 pieces of corresponding fleece for ears. Taking a piece of fleece and a piece of sock- turn right sides together and sew leaving only a small hole for turning right way. Turn right way out and slip stitch hole closed. Put aside.

    Sew down the long sides of the back and front legs to make tubes. Cut circles out of your fleece that will cap the ends of these tubes and sew 1 onto each of the four legs. To sculpt back legs, fold "foot" up to "leg" section and stitch v closed.

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    In the photo, the yellow lines are brought together and stiched together and the red line is the crease that is folded into the leg.

  • How to make a dog plushie. Single Sock Dog Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    The photo shows the effect you're going for with the back legs.
    Take assorted body parts and stitch to body. Like so:

  • Step 13

    To make the eyes cut a circle of felt slightly larger than your buttons and sew behind the button when attaching. I like to put one or two stitches from the eyes to the ears to permanently sculpt the forehead but I'm not sure its absolutely necessary. At this point sew a row of medium stitches right around the neck and gather slightly to add definition between the head and the body.

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Abbey Acid
Abbey Acid · Winters, California, US · 10 projects
Simplest instructions ever, but when I made it, thanks to my awesome skills, it turned into a rat, so I used extra sock parts and pipe cleaners, and turned it into a bat. *sigh* My bat's cute though Happy
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MissCoda
MissCoda · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
this is soooooo cute, lol im going to buy some sock today
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MissCoda
MissCoda · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
this is soooooo cute, lol im going to buy some sock today
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selena
selena · Harlingen, Texas, US · 1 project
<3
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michal m.
michal m. · 1 project
Love it <3 thanks
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Linsey
Linsey · Byrnes Mill, Missouri, US · 8 projects
I love this tutorial. I have a pair of tealish colored plaid socks that I'm going to use to make one for my 3 y/o son. I want the body on mine to be a little longer, so I'm going to use both socks from the pair. I love dollar store socks. =)
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Dianna L.
Dianna L. · London, GB
Thank you so much to everyone who liked this project! When I wrote the original I had no idea how many stray socks were waiting for liberation! Happy

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hippie chik
hippie chik · Bristol, Tennessee, US
this is too cute! I'll be making this soon. Thanks for sharing!
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Kantia
Kantia · Leicester, England, GB · 10 projects
Batiste, perhaps you could make this dog out of another old sock, just for practice purposes? Then you might be able to adjust the length for the ears and legs without fear of messing your fuzzy grey sock up. I'm not sure what to suggest about the fraying, unless you mixed and matched and used a second sock for the smaller parts (tail, legs, ears?).
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Batiste
Batiste · Austin, Texas, US
This is very much like a beloved dog lost by my daughter several years ago and for which I have been looking for a pattern all over the internets! I have a fuzzy gray sock to use, to replicate the beloved lost dog, and I have a couple of extras to use in case I mess up, which is very likely. Also the puppy I am trying to replace had longer ears and legs. Hm. My only worry is that the fuzzy sock unravels when I cut it. Anyone have any ideas? Should I immediately hit it with the Fray Check?
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