Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Crochet Pilgrim Finger Puppet Pattern


Well, as promised, here is the crochet pattern for the pilgrim finger puppet, I made this weekend.
I'm not really a pattern writer, so you might have to use your imagination some. Still, if you're interested in crocheting a pilgrim finger puppet, this will get you started.


Puppet:

Chain 2, with a cream colored yarn.
Rnd 1: Work 4 single stitch(sc), in first chain(ch). Do not join the rounds.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 8 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 12 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 2 sc; repeat from * around - 16 sc.
Rnds 5-7: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 8: *Sc two together(2tog), sc in each of the next 2 sc, rep from * around - 12 sc.
Rnd 9: *Sc 2tog, sc in the next sc, rep from * around - 8 sc.
Embroider eyes, mouth onto face (with single stitches of black yarn, and two stitches of red).
Change to black yarn.
Rnds 10-15: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

Ears (make 2):

Ch 3, with cream colored yarn.
Slip st through the first ch.
Fasten off, and sew to the side of the puppet head.

Arms (Make 2):

Ch 4, with black yarn.
Starting in second ch from the hook, sc in each ch.
Fold vertically, and slip st the through last stitch and the ch to fold the arm vertically, making it like a cord.
Hook through some white yarn, and sc a couple of stitches onto the end of the arm to make a ball like hand. (I'm sorry if this isn't terribly clear - it only takes a tiny bit of white at the end of the arms, and I just muddled my way through it.)
Sew arms to the side of the puppet.

Collar:

Ch 19, in white. (Depending on your gage, you might need fewer, or more stitches. You need it long enough to wrap around the puppet's neck).
Starting at the second st from the hook, st in every ch.
Fasten off with a long tail.
Use the tail to sew the top edge of the collar around the puppets neck, bringing the two ends together, but not connected, in front.

Hat:

Ch 2 in black.
Rnd 1: Work 4 sc into the first ch.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc - 8 sc.
Rnd 3: In back loops only, 1 sc in each sc - 8sc.
Rnd 4: In both loops, 1 sc in each sc.
Rnd 5: In front loops only, 1 sc in each sc.
Rnd 6: In both loops again, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around - 12 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 2 scs, repeat from * around - 16 sc.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of the next 3 scs, repeat from * around - 20 sc.
Fasten off. Weave in loose end.

Ch 10, or how many it takes to fit as a belt around the hat. Sew it on around the hat, with the loose end, and sew on four stitches of grey, or gold yarn for the buckle.

Sew the hat to the puppet's head.
If you have any questions about this pattern, I will try to answer them. But, as time passes, I will totally forget everything - and then, your guess will be as good as mine.
It's great to be a homeshooler.

3 comments:

Ticia said...

Ha ha ha ha ha, that last sentence was awesome!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Good thing that you have a blog to write everything down :)

Christy said...

It's all Greek to me!