For Little Hands: Pig

I love the little pigs! I made sure that the black part on the nose lined up a little better then when I did it on the larger pig.

I made a pink one and then got reminded that not all pigs are pink so I made a hybrid colored pig, I hope you enjoy it!

Bobble Stitch Tutorial

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.

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How to bobble stitch:

  1. Yarn Over, insert hook in next stitch, Yarn Over, pull up one loop, Yarn over, pull up two loops (2 loops on the hook)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. Yarn over an pull up 4 loops.
  5. 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.

For little hands- Sheep

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

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Cat

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 .

For little hands

I have been feeling “under the weather” and have been really busy preparing for the next two weeks so I haven’t made a lot of new puppets, however I am currently working on making puppets designed for smaller hands. I love the way these are looking so far, I have a lot more that have just the base portion done and once I add more details I will showcase all of them.

The duck does have some changes that I am happy with the way it looks now, when it complete I will show how awesome it is!

If you have any suggestions on what to make next, let me know!

Bunny

Here’s one variation of a bunny puppet! The ears are smaller than on my tippy dog, but I didn’t want them too wide so they would be able to stand up. I also stuffed the ears a little bit so they wouldn’t lay so flat.

My family is involved in the community play that is going to be happening in a week and each night I bring my basket of puppets because I like getting opinions of others on what I can do differently and which ones they like. I expected to receive some feedback from the teenagers but did not expect them to be playing with them in between scenes.

 

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Black Dog

Our puppy, Tippy, is a black lab and hound mix with cute long ears! She is constantly full of energy and my kids and other two dogs love her.

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Of course I made a puppet inspired by her, I added a tongue to this puppet because with having the super long ears it almost looked like a bunny rabbit (I will probably be adjusting the pattern for this one to make a bunny one!). Because it is all black its hard to see the nose piece, so I will be trying to figure out ways to make the nose piece stand out a little better (possibly using a different shade to make it or a different material) Enjoy!

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Moo Cow

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I realized that my puppets so far have been farm animals (except for Mr. Frog but I’m sure frogs can technically be on the farm as well) To add to the farm here is a “Moo Cow”!

I personally love the black patch over the one eye, I am going to be trying other things to bring out the other eye without it looking too strange because having a white eye and using the same white yarn for the cow makes the other eye look a little odd.

I still have a list of puppets I want to make including other farm animals, so keep an eye out for more puppets!

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