Crochet Patterns: Finger Puppets
Let's face the truth, in hard economic times not everyone can run to a toy store and drop $50 to keep their kids amused. Luckily, crocheted finger puppets don't break easily, can be made with little skill and a few dollars worth of yarn, or even yarn scraps and can go a long way. Many patterns for crocheted finger puppets are free, can be downloaded complete with instructions, and the variety is seemingly endless as to what can be made. Little ones love crocheted finger puppets, and older kids will sneak a chance to play with them also (hide them from your husbands).
Crocheted finger puppets can be washed fairly often without losing their shapes, so keeping germs off the finger puppets is relatively simple, even with kids involved. It is not too difficult to make an entire community of crocheted finger puppets, and it really gives younger children a chance to expand their imaginations. Most of the following patterns for free crocheted finger puppets are designed for crafters with beginning to intermediate skills, and can be completed in 30 minutes or less. Here are some excellent patterns for free crocheted finger puppets:
Doll Finger Puppet - This is a happy smiling crocheted finger puppet with long, flowing locks of hair. This pattern is available at http://www.crochetnmore.com/dollfingerpuppet.htm
Little Bugs Finger Puppets - These are scary little guys made in vibrant colors. These are available at http://debscrafts55.blogspot.com/2008/05/these-little-bugs-are-last-of-finger.html
Happy Little Mushroom - This is one of the cutest crochet patterns ever. This is available at http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/happy_little_mushroom.php
Farmyard Finger Puppets - These are adorable crochet patterns for a cow,dog,pig,and chicken, available at http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/patterns/farmyard_finger_puppets.php
Autumn's Apple - This crocheted finger puppet is of a juicy red apple with a cute worm poking out of the skin, available at http://www.crochetme.com/media/p/88234.aspx
Stripey Worm Finger Puppets - These crocheted finger puppet patterns are super easy to make, and you imagination can really take flight while crafting these. The Stripey Worm Finger Puppet patterns are available at http://debscrafts55.blogspot.com/2008/04/stripey-worm-finger-puppets.html
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