25 Easy DIY Sock Plushies and Animals You’ll Want to Make this Weekend

You remember making sock puppets as a kid right? Well now it’s time to pass down the fun with these adorable sock plushies and toys you can make with your own children!

How cute are these easy sock plushies for kids! You'll have as much fun making them as your kids will have playing with them!

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DIY Sock Plushie Toys

Quick, go raid that odd sock basket, because today I’ve collected up 25 of the most adorable DIY sock plushies and toys tutorials I could find scattered around the interweb!

From cute bunnies and kawaii kittens to narwhals and snow dudes there is something here for everyone to love. And since making sock toys is pretty easy they make wonderful handmade gifts too! Make them for the kids, or with the kids and have fun doing it!

So much fun! These easy sock animals for kids are sure to become their favorite playmates!

DIY Molang Sock Plushie Video Tutorial

Aww how cute is this little bunny! He’d make a fabulous Easter gift, or an anytime of year gift for someone who loves rabbits! This video tutorial is super easy to follow and you probably have everything you need to make one in your craft box but if you don’t have a doll needle you can grab one from Amazon!

DIY Kawaii Kitten Pusheen Cat Sock Plushie

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DIY Pusheen Sock Plush Tutorial

If you love all things kawaii then you need to make this Pusheen cat sock softie! Kai has included step-by-step photos to walk you through how to make this cute little guy. I love the details of the stripes on his tail and on the top of his head!

Little Rudolph Sock Plush Tutorial – DIY Red Nose Reindeer for Christmas!

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Little Rudolph Sock Plush Tutorial - DIY Red Nose Reindeer for Christmas!

How cute is this little Rudolph the red nose reindeer plushie! He would look so cute nestled in your Christmas tree or up on the mantel. And sock softies are so easy to make you could whip up all of Santa’s reindeer!

How to Make a Fox Sock Plushie

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DIY Fox Sock Softie

You’re gonna need a big sock to make this fox softie, so make sure you pick one that’s at least a large. And you’ll want to choose an orange or red sock to make him look truly fox-like. Pay close attention to step 4 if you want to make your sleeping fox look realistic!

DIY Koala Plush!! Make a Cute DIY Toy using Socks!

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Koala Sock Plush

Ooh this little koala sock plushie is super cute, and extra furry! I love the idea of making a baby koala to go with this mama because it would make an adorable baby shower gift!

DIY Sock Unicorn Whale Narwhal Free Pattern and Tutorial

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Sock Unicorn Whale Narwhal

Unicorns are so last year apparently, because now it’s all about the narwhal, which is like a unicorn whale I guess! Isn’t this one just adorable? I am in love with that rainbow striped horn! Joanne over at Craft Passion always shares sewing tutorials that are easy to follow and this one for making a sock unicorn whale even comes with a printable pattern template!

DIY Sock Elephant Toy

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DIY Sock Elephant Stuffie

You’ll need a nice snuggly pair of grey walking socks to make this elephant stuffed toy. There aren’t any instructions unfortunately but if you’ve made any other sock plushes you should be able to figure it out.

Sock Sloth Free Pattern and Tutorial

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Sock Sloth Pattern and Tutorial

Here’s another sock toy pattern and tutorial from Craft Passion, I love how she used stripey socks to make this sleepy sloth! Use chenille socks for a cosy snuggly sloth!

Sock Animal Toys

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Sock Animals Plushie Toys

How about making a whole crew of sock animal toys for your little ones, or to give as gifts? Missy has step-by-step instructions to show you how to make a cat, a dog and a monkey.

DIY Sock Snow Dude Puppets

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DIY Sock Snow Dudes

How sweet are these little snow dude sock puppets with their colourful scarves, bright buttons and pompom hats! This tutorial has loads of pictures so it’s really easy to follow. They would be great to make at a snowman themed party or just at home with the kids on a snowy afternoon!

Don’t miss our other snowman crafts for kids to make!

Sock Monster Tutorial

Sock Monster TutorialOh my! How cute is this little guy? You can make a whole family of sock monsters and give each one different hair styles and horns! They’d be a fun Halloween craft for sure because you could use them as porch decor!

Sock Monster Tutorial by Christina Williams

How to Make Easter Bunny Softies From Socks

How to Make Easter Bunny Softies From SocksHere’s a sock bunny idea to save for Easter. They would make a super cute addition to your Easter baskets for sure!

How to Make Easter Bunny Softies From Socks by Tuts+

Silly Sock Cat

Silly Sock CatYou’ll need some short ankle socks to make this adorable kitty! He’s got such personality with his lopsided eyes don’t you think?

Silly Sock Cat by Sweet Living

Captain America Sock Monkey

Captain America Sock MonkeyHere’s the perfect project to make as a Christmas gift for the Marvel fan on your list, a patriotic Captain America inspired sock monkey!

Captain America Sock Monkey by Craft Passion

How to Make a Sock Bunny

How to Make a Sock BunnyOh this one is super clever, look closely at this sock bunny and you’ll see that the face is formed from the colorful heel of the sock! And if you have a sock with grips on the bottom he ends up with a beard!

How to Make a Sock Bunny by Sew and So Ideas

Sock Doll

Sock DollWith a little imagination (or a tutorial to follow) you can even make dolls from socks. Like this little lady, who would make a wonderful gift for a girl who is about to start school!

Sock Doll by Miss Daisy Patterns

Sock Reindeer

Sock ReindeerAdorable stocking stuffer alert! Oh my goodness, you need to go stock up on socks now because everyone in your family will go crazy over a little sock Rudolph peeking out of their stockings on Christmas morning!

Sock Reindeer by Craft Passion

Sock Snake Travel Pillow

Sock Snake Travel PillowWhen is a sock plushie not a sock plushie? When it doubles up as a travel pillow! What a great idea for road trips and plane rides!

Sock Snake Travel Pillow by Cozy Traditional Home

Sock Turkey Pattern

Sock Turkey PatternHere’s a fun craft for Thanksgiving! This little sock turkey would make the perfect table decoration, or a gift for the little ones coming for dinner.

Sock Turkey Pattern by Craft Passion


SockasaurusHere’s a super cute idea for the dinosaur fan in your life, a sockasaurus!

Sockasaurus by Repeat Crafter Me

Sock Cat Video Tutorial

Sock Cat Video TutorialIf you prefer to learn how to make things by watching a video tutorial this one is for you. And isn’t the cat simply adorable!

Sock Cat Video Tutorial by Professor Pincusion

Dollar Store Sock Monster

Dollar Store Sock MonsterYou don’t have to use expensive socks for your plushies, this little guy started out life as a Dollar Store sock!

Dollar Store Sock Monster by Happiness is Creating

DIY Gnome

DIY GnomeIf you love to decorate your home with little gnomes at Christmas this tutorial is for you! These little guys are so cute with their beards and bauble pompoms!

DIY Gnome by Crafty Little Gnome

Sock Stormtrooper

Sock StormtrooperI bet you never thought about turning an odd sock into a Stormtrooper doll did you! This would make the perfect gift for a Star Wars fan young or old for sure!

Sock Stormtrooper by Acmena’s Cratina

Sock Ninja Turtle Pattern

Sock Ninja Turtle PatternSo which is your favorite Ninja Turtle? As a kid mine was always Donatello, I’d love to say it’s because he’s a tech genius, but actually it’s because my favorite color was purple! These sock plushies are incredible don’t you think?

Sock Ninja Turtle Pattern by Craft Passion