knits by sachi

Mini Santa puppet

on December 18, 2014

Many of us are getting super busy with last minute shopping and preparing for the big day feast.

But if you have one hour that you can relax, you can make this little finger puppet.
I just came up with the design a couple days ago.

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Size: 5cm
Materials
• Small amount of red DK
• Small amounts of fair skin colour, dark brown, white fleecy chunky yarn
• Stuffing

Equipment
a pair of 2.75mm (US 2) knitting needles

Body and head
With white fleecy yarn, cast on 18 sts, break yarn.
Rows1-8:join red and st/st
Row9: (k1, k2tog) to end (12 sts)
Row10: change to skin colour and p
Row11: k3, (kf/b) six times, k3 (18)
Rows12-14: st/st
Row15: shape eye line; k3, (k2tog, k1) four times, k3 (14)
Rows16-18: st/st
Row19: (k2, k2tog) to end (11)
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly and fasten off.

Hat
Cast on 16 sts with white fleecy yarn. Break yarn.
Row1-5:join red and st/st.
Row16: p1, (p2tog, p1) to end (12)
Rows17-20: st/st
Break yarn, draw through sts, pull tightly and fasten off.

Beard
With white fleecy yarn, cast on 6 sts.
Row1: skpo, k to end (5)
Repeat row1 until there are 2 sts remain. Fasten off.

*skpo: slip1, k next st, pass the right st over

To make up
Sew the head seam, using the fasten-off end yarn. Stop at the neck. Stuff the head and work a gathering thread along the neck line. Pull tightly to shape. Do not stuff the body since this is a finger puppet. Work a gathering thread along the row15 of the head for eye dent if desired. Sew the rest of the body and hide the yarn ends.
With dark brown DK (8-ply) yarn, French knot the eyes. To create the nose, make short backstitches the same spot two to three times.

That is all.
I hope you will enjoy.


4 responses to “Mini Santa puppet

  1. Dave Wedler says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I will give it a try. Very cute. Cheryl

  2. So cute! What a lovely idea 🙂

  3. creative pixie says:

    Thanks for sharing, I won’t have time to make it this year but it’ll definitely be on my to do list for next Christmas. Jean

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