Thursday, September 29, 2016

Animal Puppets Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

This Crochet Pattern is been on the "back burner" for a while,
 And  is now ready to release.
These are fun to make and fun to play with. 
And They stitch up real fast!
Although I designed the puppets using Worsted Weight
 Acrylic Yarn, you can also make them out of Cotton yarn.  
They make great bath buddies, too!
I designed the puppet big enough to fit an adult's hand, 
and small enough to fit a child's hand.
It measure about 9 X 6 inches.
The Pattern is very versatile and includes all 4 ear styles.
Cat, Bunny, Bear and Dog.
So the color and Style possibilities are endless.


See the Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Animal Puppets Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – H
Yarn – Worsted Weight (4) 3 oz. Main Color (MC) I used Red Heart Super Saver
             Cotton yarn works great too
             Small Amount for face, features and bow.
Yarn Needle

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Together (tog)

Size: 9 X 6 inches not including the ears

Notes:
This crochet pattern is the basic puppet body crochet pattern,
and the ear patterns for the cat, bunny, bear and Dog.
Pattern:  The Body of the Puppet - Make 2
Ch 1 at ends of rows does not count as a st, it is a turning chain.

R: 1 – With MC, ch 18, 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across,
Ch1, turn. (17hdc)
 R: 2 – 1 hdc in 1st hdc, *1 fpdc in the next hdc, 1 hdc in the next hdc*
Repeat From * to across, ch 1 turn. (9hdc, 8fpdc= 17 sts)
 R: 3 – 1 hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (17hdc)
 R: 4 – R: 9 – Repeat R: 3
 R: 10 – We are Beginning the arms on this row, 1 hdc in each hdc, ch 9, turn
1 slst in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in the next 8 chs, 1 sl st in the next 17 hdc,
Ch 9, turn
 R: 11 – 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next 8 chs, 1 hdc in next 17 sts,
1 hdc in the next 8 slsts, ch 1 turn (8 + 17 + 8 = 23 hdc)
 R: 12 – 1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn. (23 hdc)
 R: 13 – R: 15 – Repeat R: 12
 R: 16 – Sl st in the 1st 8 hdc, 1 hdc in the next 17 hdc, ch 1 turn.
Leave the last 8 hdc un-worked. (17 hdc)
 R: 17 – 1 hdc in each hdc, ch1, turn. (17hdc)
 R: 18 - R: 20 – Repeat R: 17
 R: 21 – Hdc Tog the 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next 13 hdc, hdc Tog the last 2 hdc, ch 1, Turn (15 hdc)
 R: 22 - Hdc Tog the 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next 11 hdc, hdc Tog the last 2 hdc, ch 1, Turn (13 hdc)
 R: 23– Hdc tog the 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next 9 hdc, hdc Tog the last 2 hdc, ch 1, Turn (11 hdc)
 R: 24- Hdc tog the 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in the next 7 hdc, hdc Tog the last 2 hdc, ch 1, Turn (9 hdc)
Tie off and weave in your ends.

Place the Front of the puppet and the back of the puppet together, with the right side facing out.

Starting at the right side at the bottom, sc evenly up the side of the puppet, 
and all the way around until you reach the bottom left side of the puppet. 
 Place 3 sc in the outer corners of the paws, to rounds them. 
Secure and weave the ends.

Nose and Face of the Puppet:
The face of the puppet is stitched the same for all 4 animals.
Snout:
 R: 1 - With White yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a slst to 1st sc,
 to form a circle, ch 1(6sc)
 R: 2 – 2 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the top of the 1st sc, ch 1 (12sc)
 R: 1 – 1 sc in each sc around, join, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn for sewing
snout on the front of the puppet.
Center snout on the front of the puppet head and sew in place.

Eyes are made by stitching on French knots. You can use safety eyes is preferred.

Nose is stitched on by stitching long stitches to form a triangle, stitch the mouth
Below the nose.

Paws are formed by stitching 2 stitched over the ends of the puppet “hands”.
Do not stitch to deeply, so you can fit your fingers in the puppet.

 Ears:

Bear – Make 2
With White yarn, ch 5, 9hdc in the 4nd ch from the hook, join with a slst to 1st hdc,
 tie off leaving a 12 inch tail to sew on the puppet’s head. (10hdc)

Cat – Make 2
R: 1 - Ch 2, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 1 tur, (3sc)
R: 2 - 1sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R: 3 – 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next, 2 sc in the next sc, ch 1, turn. (5sc)
R: 4 – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn. (5sc)
R: 5 – 1 sc in each sc across, turn sc evenly up the side of the ear,
3 sc in the top point of the ear, sc evenly down the side of the ear,
join to sc with a sl st, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn to sew 
on top of puppet head.

Bunny – Make 2
R: 1 - Ch 2, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 1 tur, (3sc)
R: 2 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R: 3 – 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next, 2 sc in the next sc, ch 1, turn. (5sc)
R: 4 – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn. (5sc)
R: 5 – R: 9 Repeat R: 4
R: 10 – 1 sc in each sc across, turn sc evenly up the side of the ear,
3 sc in the top point of the ear, sc evenly down the side of the ear,
 join to sc with a sl st, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn to sew on top of puppet head.

Dog – Make 2
R: 1 - Ch 2, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 1 tur, (3sc)
R: 2 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R: 3 – 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next, 2 sc in the next sc, ch 1, turn. (5sc)
R: 4 – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn. (5sc)
R: 5 - 2 sc in the 1st sc, 1 sc in the next, 2 sc in the next 3sc, ch 1, turn. (7sc)
R: six – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn, (7sc)
R: 7 – R: 9 - Repeat R: 4
R: 10 – 1 sc in each sc across, turn sc evenly up the side of the ear,
3 sc in the top point of the ear, sc evenly down the side of the ear,
 join to sc with a sl st, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn to sew on top of puppet head.

Fold the Dog ears Forward for droopy ears.


Bow - To make the little Bow – With yarn of Choice, Cut a piece of yarn about 12 inches long.
 Wrap yarn around your 4 fingers about 12 times. Cute and Tie the center with the piece of yarn.
Attach to the Front of the puppet under the mouth.
Which Animal will you make first?

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