WILD ANIMAL FINGER PUPPETS

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Wild Animal Finger Puppets – Free Crochet Pattern

Go on a safari or jungle exploring with these Wild Animal Finger Puppets!

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SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

Yarn: Approx 20/30 grams of light weight worsted yarn-
mixed (leftovers) – each puppet really takes a very small amount of yarn to complete!

Hook: 4.00 mm or use a different size! Remember puppet size will differ depending on hook and yarn used.

Notes:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
SC2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together.

Size: approx 3 inches in length and 1 inch in width

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

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INSTRUCTIONS:

MONKEY FINGER PUPPET:

yarns brown and beige

CH 12 – SL ST into first CH and form a ring.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH all around; SL ST into first SC worked.

RND 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (12 SC)

RND 3: CH 1; *SC2tog; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around; (8 SC)

RND 4: SC2tog x 4.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Face:

Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to form a circle

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring/circle;

RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);

RND 3: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around (18 SC);

RND 4: work 1 SC into next ST; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 DC into next 2 STS; work 1 HDC into next 2 STS; work 1 SC into next ST.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join brown yarn into the SC ST before the START of RND with a SC.

RND 5: work 1 SC into next 2 STS; work [1 SC; 1 HDC] into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; work 2 DC into next ST; work [1 HDC; 1 SC] into next ST; work 1 SC into next 3 STS.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Ears: (make 2)

Make a magic ring/ or CH 4 and SL ST to form a circle

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring/circle; change yarn to brown

RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Sew face onto the body over the top half of the body (where the tip of the finger should be); before closing stuff with a tiny bit of fiberfill/toy-stuffing. Attach the ears to the side of the face.

Glue 12 mm googly eyes onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

GIRAFFE FINGER PUPPET:

yarns orange/yellow and brown

CH 12 – SL ST into first CH and form a ring.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH all around; SL ST into first SC worked.

RND 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (12 SC)

RND 3: CH 1; *SC2tog; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around; (8 SC)

RND 4: SC2tog x 4.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Mouth:

Make a magic ring;

RND 1: work 6 DC into ring/circle;

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Sew mouth onto face – use photo as a guide.

Use a small amount of black to make some nostrils. (Although I will admit mine looks a like a mouth!)

Horns:

Join brown yarn into a ST on top of the head;

CH 3; work 1 DC into same ST – if it seems to large make it a HDC; SL ST into next ST and repeat.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears:

Join orange/yellow yarn into the ST next to a horn on top of the head;

CH 5; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook; then SL ST into SAME SC as start of 5 CH.

Repeat for the other side.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

With some brown yarn embroider a few spots randomly over the ‘body’.

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely

ZEBRA AND HIPPO FINGER PUPPET:

yarns – Zebra: black and white; Hippo – grey

CH 12 – SL ST into first CH and form a ring.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH all around; SL ST into first SC worked.

RND 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (12 SC)

RND 3: CH 1; *SC2tog; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around; (8 SC)

RND 4: SC2tog x 4.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Zebra and Hippo:

Mouth:

CH 5

RND 1: work 2 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next 2 CH; work 4 SC into last CH; continue along the bottom of the CH; work 1 SC into next 2 CH; work 2 SC into last CH.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Sew mouth onto face – use photo as a guide.

Use a small amount of black to make some nostrils.

For Hippo Only: before sewing mouth onto face – with a small amount of white yarn; join with a SC into a bottom stitch (work into the back-loop) – SL ST into next 1 or 2 STS; then work another SC into the next ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears:

Join white/grey yarn into a ST on top of the head;

*CH 4; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook; work 1 HDC into same DC as 3 CH;* SL ST into next ST and repeat from * to *

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

LION FINGER PUPPET:

yarns beige and golden brown (mane)

CH 12 – SL ST into first CH and form a ring.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH all around; SL ST into first SC worked.

RND 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (12 SC)

RND 3: CH 1; *SC2tog; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around; (8 SC)

RND 4: SC2tog x 4.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Face:

TIP – This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep record of your current rnd.

Make a magic ring

RND 1: work 6 SC into ring;

RND 2: work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC);

RND 3: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around (18 SC);

RND 4: *work 2 SC into next SC; work 1 SC into next 2 SC. Repeat from * all around (24 SC);

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Join golden brown yarn into any outside loop of round 4;

work [1 SC; 1 DC; 1 SC] into each loop all around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Embroider a nose and mouth with some black yarn; then sew face onto body – only the ‘face’ part and not the mane!

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

ELEPHANT FINGER PUPPET:

Yarns grey

CH 12 – SL ST into first CH and form a ring.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH all around; SL ST into first SC worked.

RND 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (12 SC)

RND 3: CH 1; *SC2tog; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around; (8 SC)

RND 4: SC2tog x 4.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Trunk:

CH 11

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; work 1 SC into next CH; work 1 HDC into next 6 CH; work 1 DC into last 2 CH.

Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Ears: (Make Two)

CH 4

ROW 1: Work 5 DC into 4th CH from hook; TURN

ROW 2: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew ears and trunk into position onto the top part of the body.

TIP: when sewing the trunk – weave the tail thru the back and give some pull – this will shorten the trunk and give it a bit of shape.

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

TIGER FINGER PUPPET:

Yarns orange

CH 12 – SL ST into first CH and form a ring.

RND 1: CH 1; work 1 SC into each CH all around; SL ST into first SC worked.

RND 2-12: CH 1; work 1 SC into each SC all around; SL ST into first SC worked. (12 SC)

RND 3: CH 1; *SC2tog; work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around; (8 SC)

RND 4: SC2tog x 4.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Mouth/Nose:

Embroider with beige a nose/mouth onto the face.

Ears:

Join orange yarn into the ST at the side on top of the head;

CH 5; SL ST into 3rd CH from hook; then SL ST into SAME SC as start of 5 CH.

Repeat for the other side.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

With some black yarn embroider a few stripes randomly over the ‘body’.

Glue 10 mm googly eyes onto face.

TIP – if making for small (toddlers) rather embroider eyes or sew on small buttons securely.

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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

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  1. Absolutely adorable!!! Thank you!!!!

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