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Monday, March 2, 2009

Mamafamilias’s crocheted finger puppets

I’ve had felt finger puppets on my “to do” list for a long time. Then I came across Mamafamilias’s Etsy shop and fell in love with her crocheted puppets. Mamafamilias very kindly emailed me the patterns for her finger puppets for free, and I finished my first one this morning. Here are a couple (unfortunately not very high-quality) pictures:

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I didn’t have the right size of crochet hook, so the dimensions are a little off. I also left off the whiskers (because I didn’t think to leave room for them when I added the face) and didn’t get the ears quite right – these ears are more tiger-cub-like than adult-tiger-ish. I’m fine with that – I think baby tigers are cute – but it’s not true to the pattern I was sent.

Don’t crochet? Mamafamilias currently has tiger, pig, bunny, horse, rooster, chicken, and dog finger puppets up for sale in her Etsy shop. Her finger puppets cost between $2 and $4 apiece, and she also sells hats and stuffed turtles.