My two-year-old niece cried when she first opened her birthday present. Not the desired response. So it was that an old sock came to be known as Scary Giraffe.

Fortunately within minutes, all was forgiven and Scary Giraffe was accepted (although the name seems to have stuck).

The funny thing was that I was actually trying to make a kitten.

The design came after flicking through John Murphy's excellent book, Stupid Sock Creatures
If you want free inspiration, there's plenty of sock monster making advice on the web too. Try here or here for starters.

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