I was given a pair of bright, stripy toe-socks the other day by someone at work. I’m not normally a fan of toe socks myself, since I have big toes they never fit properly. However, these socks were never destined to be worn, they had a far higher purpose – to be sock monsters. I wanted to be quite economical and make a whole monster out of each sock, even though most of the books I’ve read recommend that the toes alone be kept to make mohawks or wings. As such I took the basic pattern that I made Hoth with and with a few modifications, I was able to make Tony. He’s very evenly proportioned, even though he does have one eye larger than the other. His mouth is cut from felt, which gives him a similar expression to Pascal, Dook and Bo. I’ve still got the other sock spare, so my next trick will probably be to create a one-sock pattern that looks similar but not identical to Tony.
Tony the Toe Sock