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Glove Animals




Craft expert and editor Meg Leder joins Martha in the studio to make these adorable animals from simple pairs of socks and gloves -- the basis of a great how-to book, "Sock and Glove," by Miyako Kanamori, which was first published in Japan.

Download the detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs for the bunny and dog, so you, too, can make these adorable glove animals.

Resources: More information on the glove animals and other craft ideas form Miyako Kanamori can be found in her book, "Sock and Glove," which was given to our studio audience by Penguin Group. Special thanks to Meg Leder for showing us this wonderful craft.


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The Martha Stewart Show, February 2008



Reviews (85)

  • deidrelovescrafts 8 Mar, 2009

    I once lived in Florida (rotorpilot)...and I could always count on TARGET to have cheap and colorful gloves. Don't forget to check the kids clothing sections as well as the adult departments.

  • rotorpilot 26 Feb, 2009

    Does anyone know where I can get the cute little gloves they are using for this project? I live in Florida and don't have any gloves.

  • Mimos 18 Nov, 2008

    These are very easy to make. Each animal has its own character when finished.
    I have many of them with ease.

  • Trevbrand 23 Oct, 2008

    The written instructions are different than the video ones. The video says to cut off both middle fingers for the head but the written directions say to cut off the middle finger and baby finger... kind of confusing-very adorable nonetheless =)

  • mustardseed 26 Sep, 2008

    The directions are not nearly detailed enough. The leave out how to do the chin. :(

  • treehugger21 13 Sep, 2008

    I'm sooo excited to make these!! They look so cute, i hope i can make them look just as good!

  • gina0717 10 Jul, 2008

    very easy and very cute. I made the bunny last night to see how it would come out. Now all 4 of my girls want their own. I added a few embellishments. Makes a great gift or the perfect lovie for a child.

  • sheliaparks 25 Jun, 2008

    when I click on the blue bunny or dog, I get a blank screen. I have adobe. Anyother suggestions?


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  • suzanne277 24 Jun, 2008

    Still cant get the instructions....any suggestions from anyone??? Thanks.

  • autumncara 21 Jun, 2008

    i am excited to make the glove animals. i think they are so cute

  • chousholder 20 Jun, 2008

    how cute is this???

  • LoloMarie 20 Jun, 2008

    I found the glove animals on the show today to be extremely cute and looks real easy to make too! I can't wait to buy some gloves to try this. If they are cheap and easy enough, I'd make them for the Phoenix Childrens' Hospital, mmaking some without any button for the real young children. Thank you for sharing thes with me!

  • angie_tan 30 May, 2008

    i love's fun...n i luv u all !!!!!

  • mom23gr8kids 21 May, 2008

    My 8 year-old daughter made a glove bunny yesterday with just a little of my help. So cute and quick!

  • dropdeadred 8 May, 2008

    I loved these sooooooo much, that I purchased the book "Sock and Glove". The book is wonderful for those who prefer step-by-step instructions to follow. Plus, you can personalize each one by giving it personality--different buttons, different stitching, hats, scarves, and so on. Enjoy!

  • h2obearr 20 Apr, 2008

    I can't wait to try these with my nieces.

  • mjtib 13 Apr, 2008

    I messed up a little but it still turned out adorble! I love it!

  • mejan 5 Apr, 2008

    My 12 year old daughter and I made these together. It was a perfect balance of simple and challenging for her. The "funkiness" of the bunnies gave her room to be creative, and make "mistakes" that ended up being positively charming! Our bunnies are adorable.

  • crafteraholic 31 Mar, 2008

    Home Depot has the gloves for 2 dollars. I made these with my 6 and 7 year old. I let them sew as best they could, and went over there stitching. I had my 3 year old do the stuffing. So much fun, cute and easy~

  • Gerhop 28 Mar, 2008

    I am not at all a sewing person, but these were so cute, simple and cheap! I got the gloves 12 pair for $4 at Walmart.

  • JaniaMary 26 Mar, 2008

    Has anyone found a "trick" for using gloves that do NOT lie flat but rather have adistinct left and right fit? Most colorful gloves I've found are of this type. Alos, any tips on best socks to se?

  • JaniaMary 26 Mar, 2008

    Has anyone found a "trick" for using gloves that do NOT lie flat but rather have adistinct left and right fit? Most colorful gloves I've found are of this type. Alos, any tips on best socks to se?

  • anabelluna 13 Mar, 2008

    I For got to add the web site Sorry !

  • anabelluna 13 Mar, 2008

    This is also the website for the gloves in black , oof white , white , gray ect. they have a phone # 1-866-GLUVPRO / 1- 866-458-8776.... good luck.when looking at the web site look for String Knit and click there.Have a great day!

  • korrie 13 Mar, 2008

    I've put the book on my bithday wish list ... love it

  • ayjohnson 12 Mar, 2008 has cotton/poly work gloves. 6 for $7 plus shipping. I think this is the type Martha was talking about. I can't find them at my big box hardware stores.

  • Jennofeffa 9 Mar, 2008

    I just made the Elephant and Zebra. They came out sooo cute. They are the perfect easter gift for my neice and nephew.

  • anabelluna 8 Mar, 2008

    Texas farmers, hi to you all , well i live in Watauga ,Tx. Can I enjoy your group too? This is my E Mail I love craft , i have the book too for these cuties animal....i'm cknitting right now.....Please give an answer! God Bless you all.....

  • calliopemuse 7 Mar, 2008

    I loved this show and even ordered the book (which is terrific) after I watched the show. I made the dog first out of gray gloves and am working on a white rabbit. The book has the cutest zebra and elephant in it to make out of socks which are next on my list. Thanks Martha this is such a fun project!!

  • Letti 7 Mar, 2008

    I've already made one dog, and workng on my panda. I can't seem to find the right socks for the monkey... any suggestions on where to find the them or is there a specific brand I should be looking for? The store or website would be a great help.

  • texasfarmer 7 Mar, 2008

    I am the craft coordinator for my MOPS group. We chose to have the ladies make glove bunnies from your show----with a little encouragement, they finished them in 2 hours! A record time since more then half of the MOPS Moms don't sew at all! They turned out so cute and I think we may have started a new trend in sewing---maybe even a sewing circle for MOPS!!! Love the ideas---keep them coming! Too cute--too easy.

  • Mizz_Pennsylvania 5 Mar, 2008

    I made the doggie today and knitted mine a little scarf too and it came out so adorable! It was very easy to make, I used green jersey knit work gloves and the plastic wiggle eyes on mine and used black felt to make spots on him. I ordered the book sock and glove and just got it the other day. Great craft project!

  • mikeljs 5 Mar, 2008

    I have made both of these adorable anilmals. Although I have experimented by making three of each out of many forms of gloves, I finally found the soft cotton gloves that need to be used for this craft. I have to say I love the way mine turned out, I have added other features to make them my own. How cute they are!

  • gillespiemommy 3 Mar, 2008

    This project took quite a bit longer than I thought it would. The result is great and a lot of fun but I dedicated more time than I'd wanted and don't think I'll be up for making any more without a babysitter:)

  • lezah 3 Mar, 2008

    I tried this Bunny project and really really enjoyed making lt for my grand daughter for Easter.

  • madhelmeteer 2 Mar, 2008

    Giving a second life to something. Great idea!

  • brownsheep 2 Mar, 2008

    I went out and bought this book too at Barnes and Nobles that is a great idea about donating to at children's hospitals, I will keep that in mind.

  • kittyred 1 Mar, 2008

    You can see the black rabbit I made after watching the show at the link below using a pair of new, plush gloves. Her name is Plush Spice Rabbit. I also knitted her a stole and handbag. :o)

  • Carm_Crocker 1 Mar, 2008

    What kind of gloves did they use for these cute animals? Where can yo purchase them? I'd like to get them in bulk as I'm hoping to make many of these. Thanks! :)

  • anabelluna 29 Feb, 2008

    Mitchell , i bought the book at Barnes and Nobles and it's very helpful.I payed $12.95 .I bought this book because i want to make donation for the kids at diferent hospitals.......I will recomended to you ....I also making knit caps for them too .I t will take a little while to do all this but that's my goal.....God bless your child !

  • anabelluna 29 Feb, 2008

    Mitchell , i bought the book at Barnes and Nobles and it's very helpful.I payed $12.95 .I bought this book because i want to make donation for the kids at diferent hospitals.......I will recomended to you ....I also making knit caps for them too .I t will take a little while to do all this but that's my goal.....God bless your child !

  • pfkish 29 Feb, 2008

    Adding comment again: Down load by left mouse click (LMC) on the words bunny or dog. The instructions will load up in Adobe reader. If you need Adober reader to to and click on the "downloads" open at the top of their page. If you have a problem, try a right mouse click (RMC) and select the option "save target as" . This will allow you to save the file on your computer's hard drive or any location you chose, select save.

  • michellewash 28 Feb, 2008

    Does anyone have the book yet? If so, I would love to hear about it. My son is a patient at St. Jude Children's Hospital, and I am going to try to make several of these cuties to give to the children. So any information that you may have on the book would be great:). Thanks! Michelle

  • Regina_Guzzo 28 Feb, 2008

    When my 5 year old son saw the bunny, He said it looked like Mimzy for the movie, "The Last Mimzy", and insisted on having one! So I made him one that day!

  • sharlajones 28 Feb, 2008

    I have adobe reader installed on my computer and have downloaded templates before but every time I try to click on the bunny or dog it hangs my computer. Any suggestion?

  • anabelluna 28 Feb, 2008

    Hovey , do you have ADOBE READER installed in your computer? This program it is very helpful for you to download articles ect.ect. and print them too.....may be that's whya you can download them......get someone to help you.......Bye !

  • anabelluna 28 Feb, 2008

    Right here where you can see and read WATCH VIDEO on the right side on the article says bunny and dog ok ,just click on the word bunny or dog and there you will have it.....Also since i was so interesting on this i went to barnes and nobles and bought the book for $ 12.95.. ..this is just a suggestion for you ....and you will find so many animals on this book " SOCK and Glove "...Good Luck and have a Great day !!!

  • squeeky_peaches_com 28 Feb, 2008

    Like these cute animals, but would like to have the pattern to make Martha's white sweater that she wore here on this show. How can I get the pattern?


  • hovey1048 27 Feb, 2008

    I still cannot get the instructions for the animals. After I click on them, I just get a blank page.

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  • Laws 27 Feb, 2008

    How do I download the instructions?????

  • Bardita 27 Feb, 2008

    Hello anabelluna, thank you very very,much I bought the book too and I love it.. an

  • anabelluna 27 Feb, 2008

    Bardita , Good Morning ! You can find the gloves at the dollar stores if you have one around .....Also if you go to google enter the word gloves , then on you right at your monitor you will see an icon that says Gloves there and you will find them.....or try typing this www.the when get there click on cotton gloves only...and there they are....Good luck ....I bought the book yesterday and there are so many different kind of animals.

  • Bardita 27 Feb, 2008

    hello everybody, any idea where can I get the gloves. thanks

  • Heidi_Bingham 27 Feb, 2008

    My daughter and I can't wait to make these!!! She just loves the doggie!

  • ChantalfromCanada 27 Feb, 2008

    My 2 children are so happy with their new friends ( 2 little pink rabbits). My two girls were responsible for filling with cotton their rabbit and I was "in charge" of the cutting and sewing. We had a great time. Thanks !

  • SusieRuth 26 Feb, 2008

    This is a great project for you or a sewing club to do for their local shelters, police stations or Fire Departments to bring comfort to small chidren. I'd embroider eyes on a few for very small children. Can't wait to get the book.

  • anabelluna 26 Feb, 2008

    Martha , yesterday show was fantastic....i'm learning how to knitt and it was very useful for me and to know how much people love to do knitting.I know how to crochette since i was in 4th grade but knitting is like dream coming true.Also the stuff animal , it was something incredible , i love it....something different....I love your show...God Bless You !

  • Dinosours 26 Feb, 2008

    How old do you think people schould be before they try this? I don't want my girls to get pricked, they are kind of spazzy, so, what should I do? I know they will want to try this with mummy.

  • roseite 26 Feb, 2008

    Meg Leder mentioned another book coming out later this year. Can you find out what the title is and when it will be published? Thank you.

  • rougecrafty5 26 Feb, 2008

    I can't wait to make this fun craft with my little girls.

  • PreciousIittleOnes 25 Feb, 2008

    I'll get start it this week cuase this does makes good easter gifts Martha good show today thanks :)

  • maggiejack 25 Feb, 2008

    I got the patterns OK. Both Bunny and Dog and I just finished my Dog. He is a cutie!! Love the idea Martha!! I took it a step further. Watched your show on using old sweaters to make mittens. I made a pair of gloves and ended up with a wonderful variation! I will be making these as wonderful gifts!

  • mariandewey 25 Feb, 2008

    It's easy.............just clicck on bunny or/and dog and you'll be ready to go............marian,Phoenix

  • thehoffmanfam 25 Feb, 2008

    These glove animals are so adorable. I was able to download the patterns and save them to my computer. So hopefully they are working for everyone now. Happy crafting!

  • Janice93 25 Feb, 2008

    I am also trying to get the glove animals.PLEASE HELP.

  • craftypara 25 Feb, 2008

    Does anyone heve the directions for the elephant featured in the book "Sock and Glove?

  • ginika 25 Feb, 2008

    This project looks like a lot of fun. I am gathering my materials to make them and give them (the bunnies) to the young kids in my family for Easter. Will let you know how they come out.

  • SylviaB 25 Feb, 2008

    I love these little creatures! What types of gloves are best to use while making these glove animals? What types of gloves did you use on the show today? I can't wait to make them!

  • NOLAGAL 25 Feb, 2008

    MARTHA, PLEASE!, how can I get the patterns? they won't come up. Do you ever give books out to your fans at home? This would be a great time. Luv U.

  • StampinSandie 25 Feb, 2008

    Boy Martha you are good!!! - I got it Thank you so much

  • StampinSandie 25 Feb, 2008

    Ok Martha we need you to put a spark under the download Bunny!!!
    I also have been trying to download the adorable sock animals but to no avail, it keeps saying try later.....HELP...HELP...HELP...

  • deni 25 Feb, 2008

    Please help me get the bunny and dog glove animals. They are so adorable and I have a new grand-daughter for whom I would love to make these for.

  • Dvitsky 25 Feb, 2008

    Martha, I love the glove animals, and want to make them for my daughter's birthday, but the site keeps saying try again later. Can you help? Please.

  • KathyOvercast 25 Feb, 2008

    I have been trying to pull up the pattern for the Bunny and Dog Glove pattern/instructions.....HELP!!!! They don't come up!

  • nancygibson 25 Feb, 2008

    You said we could get the instructions for the glove animals. Where are they?
    They are absolutely adorable!

  • ptgirl 25 Feb, 2008

    Help,can't get the instuctions either !!!!

  • kattonic 25 Feb, 2008

    These little critters are so cute. Where can I find the patterns ?

  • katyfrances 25 Feb, 2008

    I can't get the patterns to open. It keeps saying return later. Please get these up and running. I really want to make them!

  • cd37660 25 Feb, 2008

    cant get glove animsl oatterns to com up

  • amyjoe1987 25 Feb, 2008

    they look cute, and also very fun to make!!

  • ptgirl 25 Feb, 2008

    How do I get the step by step instructions to make these ????

  • heidibell 25 Feb, 2008

    Loved the bunny and dog.! Can't wait to get my hands on a pair for gloves and make them. Will be great gifts. Cute,cute,cute.