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Free Crochet Pattern: Barack Obama Finger Puppet

Lion Brandฎ Wool-Ease® - Microspun
Pattern #: 80658AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 11 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 Barack Obama finger puppet -- a great way to teach your children about politics.
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (B)
Wool-Ease®

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Color (C)
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Color (D)
Microspun

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Microspun
Royal Blue Turquoise
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Loden
Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Violet Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi
Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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•  620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black
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$ 4.69  
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•  620-129 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cocoa
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$ 4.69  
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•  620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey
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•  910-100 Microspun Yarn: Lily White
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Note: (D)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Additional Materials
Small amount of blue and pink yarn
 

Barack Obama Finger Puppet

Lion Brand Wool-Ease® - 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. Change to B.
Rnd 4: Working through back loops, sc in each sc around.
Rnds 5–10: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around – 12 sts. Change to C.
Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 16 sts.
Rnd 14: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc ; rep from * around – 20 sts.
Rnd 15: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc ; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnds 16–25: Sc in each sc around
Fasten off.

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

Arms (make 2)
With B, 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 C. Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

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

Tie
With blue yarn, ch 7.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Fold ears to form semi-circles and sew to head. With A, embroider French knot eyes and straight st eyebrows. With pink embroider a few straight sts for lips, then a white straight st at center teeth. 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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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 11 reviews)
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Barack Obama Finger Puppet Reviewed by Amy Westmoreland on 2010-09-10 ****
I made him for my Mom around election time and I could have made a fortune with all the people requesting that I make one for THEM, too! He turned out very cute--but even these little puppets require a bit of time with the final assembly of the details. Still, it was worth it. Mom loved it! Definitely a project you can complete in a day, even with a busy schedule.


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