Upon finding myself a kid stuck inside a grown up's body, I take my childish frustrations out with crochet. I came up with the puppet idea by reading a post in the forum. This is my answer to the lady's question. Here is your puppet pattern, hand crafted with love and admiration for the lady that loves her puppeteer husband. You may make as many of these as you want and if you kiss this frog he won't give you warts nor will he turn into a prince. Sounds like the lady already married her Prince Charming.
Caron Simply Soft, DK SAGE
approx. 4 oz.
Size G/4mm hook
10 1/2 inches long and 5 inches wide.
15sc and 21 rows = 4 inches
Fits an adult size hand. You may go up or down a hook size without having to alter the pattern as written.
Inc sc is done by putting two sc into one st
Dec sc is done by inserting the hook into one st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in each ch across. (19sc)Turn.
Rows 2-20: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (19 sc)
Row 21: Ch 1, work 2 sc into first sc(inc), work one sc in next 17 sts, 2 sc into last sc(inc), Turn. (21sc)
Row 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rows 23-31: Repeat rows 21 & 22, ending with an inc row. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Beginning where you stopped on last row
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, Turn. (6sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, Turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc dec, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc, dc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, Turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, Turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in each of 1st two sts, sc in next st, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc, 2 sc in last st.
Turn and work on opposite side beginning at edge. Attach yarn with a sc. Repeat as for first arm.
In the 19 unworked stitches between arms begin by attaching yarn with a sc in first unworked stitch next to an arm.
Row 1: Work sc across to next arm. (19sc)
Rows 2-11: Ch 1, Work sc across. Turn. (19sc)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, then using FRONT LOOPS ONLY dc in next 3 sts, sc in BOTH LOOPS in next 4 sts, then using FRONT LOOPS ONLY dc in next 3 sts, sc in last 4 sts. Turn.
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, sc in the unused loops from previous row and continue to sc across row. Push dc sts out of your way.
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, pull the dc sts down out of the way--do not work them.
Rows 15-19: Sc across.
Rows 20-25: Work one dec at beg and end of each row.
The puppet is made from two pieces of identical shape. When making the second piece you only change the head by leaving off the eyes. Do this by working 19 rows of sc instead of following rows 12-14. Otherwise, it is the same.
Put the two pieces together with Right sides facing out and work sc evenly around edges to join. Be sure to leave an opening at bottom for your hand.