Monday, March 9, 2009

George the Hairy Monster Finger Puppet

Isn't he a cutie?? You all should know by now that I have a thing for finger puppets. I was experimenting with different yarns and came up with this little monster. The first way I tried it ended up being turned into a kitty toy. Smokey and Sami were happy about that but it just wasn't what I was trying for. So I kept trying. I've named this guy George just because I thought it looked like a George I used to know. He's really easy to make so even the beginner crocheter can do it.
You need:
Small amount Sport weight yarn
Small amount fun fur (or eyelash) yarn
J Hook
2 googly eyes
Holding both yarns together
Ch 4 and join to form loop
Row 1; 8 sc into loop, sl st to first sc
Row 2; ch 1, sc in each sc and join
Repeat row two until you have 10-12 rows or until George is as big as you want
After you finish the last round ch about 7 to form tail
Glue googly eyes on and George is finished!
Now if you have some pink fun fur you can make Georgette
Of course if you want you can stuff it and sew it closed and make a kitty toy. Just don't put the goggly eyes on it.


Ghost said...

He is scary. Cute.

Lauren said...

Very cute!! I'm assuming you're using both strands of yarn together? (It didn't specify in the pattern... unless I missed it. Ha ha!) Such a cutie tho!

Glasgow Lindsay said...

Oh I love him. Very funny with his googly eyes. I have been admiring your finger puppets for some time but have not actually managed to make one yet (being able to read patterns would probably help a lot! LOL) I enjoy your blog very much BTW!

KuntryMama's Klatch said...

I'm on Crochetlist and I came over to see yoour finger puppet. He is so cute. I wish I could make little things but the eyes and fingers have changed over the years. So, I will enjoy yours. Thank you, keep up the excellent work.

Scarlet said...

I love George!!! He is so adorable. I can't wait to make my very own George.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

Tish said...

ok i have now made one of these and started a student blog which he hosts!!! have a look:

Tish said...

ok i have now made one of these and started a student blog which he hosts!!! have a look: