Puppet Boy in a Blanket

May 5, 2009
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Author

Judith Prindle

Introduction

This toy takes very little yarn with the blanket using the most.

Materials List

Boy& Blanket is about 12 inches across.

Gauge 3 & 1/2 stitches & 3 & 1/2 rows per inch

G Hook

At least 3 - 4 colors worsted weight yarn for boy, top, bottoms, and blanket, plus yarn for hair and face.

A small amount of fiber fill and large eye yarn needle.

The arms, legs and head are worked in continuous rounds with out a join.

Finished Size

Boy and lanket together are about 12 inches across.

Gauge

Not Important.

The Pattern

-Arms (make 2)-

With flesh color; chain 2.

Round 1; 4 single crochet in 2nd chain.

Round 2: 2 single crochet in each stitch.

(8 stitches)

Round 3: Single crochet 2 stitches together, 1 single crochet in next 2 stitches,

2 times. (6 stitches) Change to top color in last stitch.

Round 4: With top color; single crochet in 1 stitch, 2 single crochet in next

stitch, 3 times. (9 stitches)

Rounds 5 - 8: Single crochet around. (9 stitches)

Pull yarn through last stitch and cut yarn, leaving an end long enough for sewing.

Set aside.

-Legs (make 2)-

With bottoms color; chain 2.

Round 1; 8 single crochet in 2nd chain.

Round 2: 2 single crochet in each stitch. (16 stitches)

Round 3: Single crochet around. (16 stitches)

Round 4: Single crochet 2 together 7 times, 1 single crochet in last 2 stitches.

(9 stitches)

Round 5: 1 single crochet in 3 stitches , 2 single crochet in next stitch,

1 single crochet in next stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet

in last 3 stitches. (11 stitches)

Rounds 6 - 9: Single crochet around. (11 stitches)

Pull yarn through last stitch and cut yarn, leaving an end long enough for sewing.

Set aside.

-Head-

With flesh color, chain 2.

Round 1: 6 single crochet in 2nd chain. ( 6 stitches)

Round 2: 2 single crochet in each stitch. ( 12 stitches)

Round 3: *Single crochet in 1 stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch around. Repeat

from * around. (18 stitches)

Round 4: *Single crochet in 2 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch around.

Repeat from * around. (24 stitches)

Round 5: * Single crochet in 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in next stitch.

Repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rounds 6-8: Single crochet around. (30 stitches)

Round 9: *Single crochet 2 stitches together, single crochet in 3 stitches.

Repeat from * around. (24 stitches)

I made the eyes, hair, etc. at this point.

Round 10: *Single crochet 2 stitches together, single crochet in 2 stitches.

Repeat from * around. (18 stitches)

Round 11: *Single crochet 2 stitches together, single crochet in 1 stitch.

Repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Round 12: Single crochet in back loop around. (12 stitches)

Stuff lightly leaving room to push the finger tube up into the head.

This part forms the tube for your finger to work the puppets head:

Round 13: Working in both loops again; single crochet around. (12 stitches)

Round 14: *Single crochet 2 stitches together, single crochet in next 4 stitches

stitches. Repeat from * once. (10 stitches)

Rounds 15 - 17: Single crochet around. (10 stitches)

Round 18: Single crochet 2 together around. (5 stitches)

Pull yarn through last stitch and cut, leaving the end long enough to pull the last

five stitches together.

After pulling the last 5 stitches together, pull tube into head by threading the

needle with the yam on it up into the head. Secure the end.

Top ( worked in rows)-

Find center 5 stitches under features on head. The dolly's head will be upside down

and you will work the first row in the free loops of round 12 of the head.

Join gown color with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the five,.

Row 1: 1 single crochet in same stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch

(3 times) 1 single crochet next stitch. (8 stitches)

Row 2: Single crochet across. (8 stitches)

Row 3: 1 single crochet in 1stitch, 2 single crochet in next stitch,

1 single crochet in each stitch across to last 2 stitches,

2 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet in next stitch, chain 1 and turn. (10 stitches)

Rows 4 - 9 : Single crochet in each stitch across, chain 1 and turn.(10 stitches)

Row 10: Single crochet in each stitch acoss, change color in last stitch, chain 1 and turn. (10 stitches)

Bottom:

Row 11: Working in back loops, single crochet across, chain 1 and turn.(10 stitches)

Rows 12 -13: Working both loops, single crochet across, chain 1 and turn.

Row 14: Single crochet across, cut yarn leaving end long enough to sew with,

pull through last stitch.

Sew arms to top, of top with first stitch sewn to row 3.

Leave back 5 stitches on arm free.

Sew legs to bottom of bottoms in front loop. They should meet in the center of the

gown. The legs are sewn shut.

-Blanket----Worked in rounds-

Round 1: Beginning at bottom right side of gown join blanket color. Single crochet

in same stitch and in each stitch across bottom, including the free

part of the stitches that the legs are sewn to. 3 single crochet in corner, continue

up side and across free loops on the arm,

across shoulder and back free loops on back of head, across other shoulder, free

stitches on the other arm. Continue with single crochet down

the other side, back to beginning, ending with 2 single crochet in same stitch as

join. I ended up with 63 stitches, but this is not important. the blanket will

ruffle and an exact stitch count won't be necessary. The blanket will ruffle.

Round 2: Chain 2, double crochet in same stitch, double crochet in each stitch

working three double crochet in middle stitch of corner and in the middle stitch

of the arms, around, back to the beginning. Work 2 double crochet in same stitch as

beginning chain 2, join with slip stitch in 1st double crochet.

(skipping the chain 2)

Round 3: Chain 4, double crochet in next stitch, *chain 1, double crochet in next

stitch, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch in chain 4 space.

Round 4 - 7: Chain 4, double crochet in next chain 1 space, *chain 1, double crochet

in next chain 1 space, repeat from * around to beginning chain 4,

join with slip stitch in chain 4 space.

Round 8: Chain 3, slip stitch in next space around. Join with slip stitch in

beggining slip stitch Cut yarn and hide ends. Done!

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Comments

PamO@6 wrote
on May 16, 2009 7:36 PM

Too cute! I know a new baby girl who will be getting one of these soon. Thanks for the pattern.

peggy8650 wrote
on Jan 23, 2010 11:08 AM

What a great way to use up odd and ends of different colored yarns.I will make some for my goodie box,and some for friends children.The possibilites are endless with this pattern,adding little skirts,using black for shoes and peach for legs,and arms,making dresses,that overlap the legs,longer hair for girls,all peach with diapers on,I will have so much fun with this pattern,Good job and thank-you.Peggy in Pa.    ladybeastmaster@yahoo.com