My sock cat was created using the traditional large red heel socks (to purchase these socks, click here), but you can make it with other types of socks as well. I find that men’s socks, sizes 10-13, works best, so that you have plenty of material to work with to get all your pieces.
I did have some leftover sock material and it was the perfect amount for creating a matching Sock Mouse. If you want to make one too, make sure you cut out your cat ear pieces in a way that conserves a big enough piece for cutting out the mouse body. Don’t forget to check out our other sock animals. We also have tutorials for a Sock Monkey and a Sock Dog. If you make any of our sock animals, please post an image to our members’ showcase.