Finger puppets are easy and fun to make. You only need to know how to single crochet, increase and decrease. With a little bit of imagination, you can make them look like famous characters from your favorite films or TV series or make them in the image of your friends or relatives. Continue reading after the pictures for a basic pattern.
I used these cotton tapestry threads, but I guess thin wool would also work fine.
This is the basic pattern for all characters.
Magic ring and make 4 single crochet (sc).
Round 1: 2 sc in any sc from previous round. Total: 8 stitches.
Round 2: sc in first stitch, 2sc in next. Repeat till the end: 12 stitches.
Round 3: sc in first, sc in second, 2sc in third stitch. Repeat till the end: 16 stitches.
Round 4: sc in every stitch.
Round 5: same as round 4.
Round 6: same as round 3 but decreasing instead of increasing. That’s to say: sc, sc, and then 2 single crochet together (2tog). Repeat.
Round 7: sc, 2 tog. Repeat.
I ended my heads here, but if you want them completely round, you can keep on decreasing.
Rounds 1 and 2: same as head.
Round 3: sc in every stitch.
Keep on single crocheting until the body has the length you want. Change colors to differentiate the shirt from the trousers if you want.
(NOTE: this works for my fingers, but if the puppets are meant for someone with bigger fingers, you may want to make them bigger…).
Magic ring and make 3 stitches.
Round 1: 2sc in each stitch.
Round 2: sc in each stitch.
And here some extra pictures just for fun! 🙂