Saturday, April 5, 2008

Boy and Girl Finger Puppets

OK, so I've gotten a little obsessed with the finger puppets. And of course once I start trying a few patterns for something I have to create my own. So I made this little girl in her bonnet and ruffled dress and little boy in his ballcap. The directions are below:
I used a G hook and scraps of yarn, I used a fuzzy baby yarn for the blond hair and mohair-look yarn for the brown.
Basic Body
With skin color yarn :
Ch 4 and join
Rd 1: 6 sc in loop
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc
Rds 3 - 5: sc in each sc
Rd 6: sc DEC in next 2 sc around and end color
Changing to main clothing color
Rd 7: sc in each sc
Rd 8: 2 sc in each sc
Rd 9: sc in next 3 st. , (ch 4 sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch). sc in next five stitches and repeat ( ) , sc in next 4 st.
Rd 10: sc in 3 st, [3sc in foundation ch of arm, 3 sc in the 3 sc of arm], 5 sc, repeat [ ] for other arm
Rd 11: sc in the 12 sc of body moving arms out of the way
Rds 12-17: sc in each sc
Rd 18: sc, sc DEC in next two sc, 2 sc, sc DEC, 2 sc, sc DEC, sc and end
In yarn to match clothing color Ch4 and join
Rd 1: 6 sc in loop
Rd 2: 2 sc in each sc
Rd 3: sc in each sc
For girls hat
Rd 4: 2 dc in each sc and end
For boys baseball cap
Rd 4: 2 sc, 2hdc, 2 dc, 2hdc, 2sc, join and end
Sew hats to top of head
Join hair color yarn to one side of forehead right under brim of hat ch 4 and join in next stitch until forehead is covered for bangs, you can end here for boy, for girl ch 10 and join until you reach the other side of the bangs again.
Girls ruffly skirt,
Using dress color join yarn to post of any stitch three or four rows from bottom. Do 3 dc in the post of each stitch all the way around.
Embroider facial features
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