This is the first one that is different then the face puppets. I thought it would be fun to make a ghost one however I knew I wanted to make one with little arms. So after some playing around here’s a cute ghost with big eyes!
This one is for little hands but I will have a larger one as well!
For the Sheep, I mentioned that I utilized a bobble stitch to make the “fluffy look”
Here is an explanation on how to do this type of stitch.
How to bobble stitch:
- Yarn Over, insert hook in next stitch, Yarn Over, pull up one loop, Yarn over, pull up two loops (2 loops on the hook)
- Yarn over, insert hook in the same stitch, Yarn over, pull up one loop, Yarn over, pull up two loops (3 loops on the hook)
- Yarn over, insert hook in the same stitch, Yarn over, pull up one loop, Yarn over, pull up two loops (4 loops on the hook)
- Yarn over an pull up 4 loops.
- You have created the bobble! For larger bobbles you can just repeat step 3 until it’s the size you would like, (or if you want it smaller you can do step 1 and 2) but I like doing it so there is 4 loops on the hook because it’s not too large or too small, it give it the perfect “fluffiness”
I alternated between a bobble stitch and a single crochet so that each row was opposite of the previous row. I also noticed that using this stitch created a very large opening so every row I incorporated a decrease stitch so that it would not be so large.
I made two smaller sized sheep. One with the “fluffy” look and the other plain. I really like the look of the fluffy one! Since it’s a larger stitch it does need to be adjusted so it’s not too big but I love the way it looks on the sheep! I may adjust the stitch so that it’s smaller, both the big and the little have the same size bobble stitch.
If your wondering how to do the bobble stitch click here
I’m not entirely sure if I like the look of this one yet. I think I am going to make major changes to it so that it looks more “cat like” I need to find a way to be able to make the whiskers look less like a mustache, I attempted to use thin wire and crochet around it but I do not know if I want to have to have wire in t even though it’s really thin and used for floral arrangements.
I may just use thinner yarn for the whiskers, I used the same size yarn for the puppet and the whiskers, that may look better. I also attempted to spray the whiskers so that they wouldn’t fall down as much, but it left it a little sticky .
The duck is finished! I adjusted the top part so that the beak wasn’t so long causing the eyes to sit really far back.
I ran out of the pink yarn I was using to make this pig and I cannot find the same shade! I, fortunately, had just enough to finish it! This one was a ton of fun to make and I think I may make a set of 3 pigs and a wolf (oh a new puppet idea!) I still have a huge list of puppets I want to make, I have been making sure to write down the pattern so that I can make it again without worrying about how I managed to make it the first time.
This sheep was a ton of fun to make. I wanted to make it have a “fluffy” look to it, so I utilized the bobble stitch to make it look fluffy. Because of using this stitch I had to adjust it so that it would not be too big.