- US G, 4mm hook
- White worsted weight yarn, small amount
- Black worsted weight yarn, small amount
- Optional: small plastic eyes or buttons
Row 1: Starting with white yarn and magic circle, 6sc into the circle. Join with sl st and ch1.
Row 2: Work 2sc into each st. (12 sc) Join with sl st and ch1. Stop here for a moment and weave in the starting end while you can.
Row 3: With black yarn, work evenly around (12sc). Join with sl st and ch1.
Row 4: With white yarn, work evenly around (12sc). Join with sl st and ch1.
Row 5 – 10: Repeat Row 3 – 4 3x.
Row 11: With black yarn, work even around. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off, weave in end.
Nose and Eyes:
Row 1: Starting with black yarn and magic circle, 6sc into the circle. Join with sl st.
Row 2: With white yarn, ch1 and work evenly around (6sc). Join with sl st.
Row 3: With black yarn,ch1 and sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, and then 2sc in next st, sc in last st (8sc). Join with sl st.
Row 4: With white yarn, ch1 and sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, and then 2sc in next st (10sc). Join with sl st.
Row 5: With black yarn, (do NOT ch), sl st somewhat loosely across next 6 sts.
Row 6: With white yarn, ch1 and turn. Working in FLO, dc in first sl st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in last sl st (8dc).
Break yarn and finish off, leaving about 12″ of tail to sew nose to body. Add eyes, either plastic doll eyes or french knots of black yarn, to dc row as shown in picture. Stuff the end of the nose with a little bit of scrap yarn and sew to the body, with the center of Row 6 nearly at the top of the body.
Ears: (make 2)
With black yarn, ch 4. Sl st in the second ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch, and ch 1. Break yarn and finish off, leaving a few inches of tail of yarn. Sew the ears to the top of head on either side of body Row 1, with each curved side facing forward.
With black yarn, ch 15, break yarn and finish off, leaving a few inches at each end for sewing it on (but not yet!). Cut 6″ pieces of yarn for hair – 8 black and 7 white. Using tapestry or yarn needle, thread each piece onto a chain and knot at the base, holding both ends together. Start at one end with a black piece and alternate black and white with each chain, ending with the last black piece. Sew the mane to the body, with one end coming up between the ears. Stand all the “hairs” up straight from the body and trim them to desired length (about 1 inch).
And that’s the Jungle Finger Puppets Set! Best of all, with these basic pieces – the body, the ears, etc, you can make dozens of different finger puppets! What will you make next? Once you’ve got your puppets, be sure to check out the Jungle Finger Puppets Carrying Case – a great way to keep them safe and take this show on the road!
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