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Knit Baby Sock Monkeys, Set of 3

SKU#  460845
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Why We Love It

A classic stuffed animal, our Knit Baby Sock Monkeys are an adorable and affordable set of soft and snuggly nostalgia. A perfect party favor, gift or stocking stuffer, these little guys are a time-honored favorite!

Details & Dimensions

  • Crafted of yarn
  • Set of 3 in brown, pink and purple
  • Spot clean

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The Story Behind It

The Timeless Toy: The Sock Monkey

Just like the name suggests, it all started with a pair of socks! An unmistakable icon of Americana, the sock monkey is an enduring and beloved toy that has belonged to the youth of many generations. Back in the early 1900's in Rockford, IL, a sock manufacturer named John Nelson developed the first seamless heeled socks intended as work socks. He later added a signature red heel known as "Rockfords" that quickly grew in popularity among the masses. It wasn't until the Great Depression that resourceful crafters began making monkey shaped stuffed animals out of worn out Rockford socks. Often fashioned by grandma out of grandpa's old work socks, the sock monkey was originally padded with pairs of old nylons, with sewn-on buttons for eyes. The trend exploded and is now the recognizable icon we know and love today. A true product of imagination, our nostalgic and kitschy sock monkey collection make great gifts for both young and old. Recognizable and lovable, the sock monkey has seen many incarnations over the years but remain a classic companion for their bright red lips, long legs, and cozy nature.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by These sock monkeys are adorable! I bought these as a Christmas gift for someone who loves sock monkeys. They are so cute. The sock monkeys are very well made and the colors are vibrant. Anyone who loves sock monkeys will love these little babies. February 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great stocking stuffer for young children The monkeys are well made and colorful! I gave them to the younger children at Christmas. They are easy for the small hands to hold and so cute. January 6, 2014
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