Fancy a spontaneous spot of craft? Upcycle some old socks and whip up one of these cuties.
I love downloadable patterns, they allow you to jump from “I feel like making something” to “don’t talk now I’m crafting” in a matter of minutes. Thanks to online pattern store Craft Schmaft, you can be the proud maker of these sock toys named ‘Toot the Owl’ and ‘Sausage Roller’ (shown below).
Sausage Roller can be wheeled or waddled, instructions for both options (wheels or legs) are included. Sock toy patterns are sold with a disclaimer that states they’re baby friendly, soft and cuddly with no small parts. Toot’s just the right size for tiny little hands to squish and I imagine the Little Monster shown below will keep the monster in my own little lady at bay.
“Why is there another squishy toy in the house?” you may be asked. Try the floating mobile or pull along toy patterns and then reply with “because it’s dual purpose and it was only $9”. Pdf pattern downloads are $9 and hard copy patterns are $16.
Craft Schmaft’s pattern creator Claire started the company in 2009 whilst going through the nesting stage of pregnancy. Her toys now bring joy to her son and other babies with downloadable design doting parents. Once you’ve made a sock toy you might like to move onto something bigger, like a kids chair. See my previous post on Foldschool to find out how.