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Free Crochet Pattern: John McCain Finger Puppet

Lion Brandฎ Microspun
Pattern #: 80657AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Celebrate the presidential election with this John McCain finger puppet -- great way to teach your children about politics.
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Color (A)
Microspun

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Color (B)
Microspun

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Color (C)
Microspun

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Microspun
Royal Blue Leaf Turquoise Ebony
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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•  910-153 Microspun Yarn: Ebony
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Note: (C)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Small amounts of red and pink yarn
 

John McCain Finger Puppet

Lion Brand Microspun

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

PUPPET
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnds 5–9: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 10: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around – 18 sts. Change to B.
Rnd 11: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 12: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 22 sts.
Rnd 13: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 26 sts.
Rnd 14: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnds 15–25: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

Ears (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Work 6 sc in first ch.
Fasten off.

Arms (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnds 2–3: Sc in each sc around.
Rnds 4–8: Change to B. Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

Shirt
With C, ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 6 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2 tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog – 4 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2 tog, sc2tog – 2 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2 tog – 1 st.
Fasten off.

Collar
With C, ch 21.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across- 20 sts.
Fasten off.

Tie
With red yarn, ch 7.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Fold ears to form semi-circles and sew to head. With C, embroider long straight sts for hair. With B, embroider French knots for eyes, and with pink, embroider a straight st smile. Sew shirt onto front of puppet.
Wrap collar over shirt and around neck and sew in place. Sew tie to middle of collar.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 9 reviews)
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John McCain Finger Puppet Reviewed by Jeri Carlson-Like on 2011-07-21 *****
I made two of these I sold one for $25.00 and the other I gave to my daughter. She loved it! And it looked just like him.


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