This is the basic pattern for my felt finger puppets - see below
I have been searching the web for an easy teddy bear pattern. This one looks perfect! I'll let you know how I do!
I only just took up knitting after decades away and a garter stitch teddy is a great idea. When I get one done I will certainly let you know. Thanks for this pattern, it does not look intimidating at all.
I started with a chain of 8 or 10 (depending on yarn), joined with a slipstitch to the first chain, and then worked stitches in rounds to make a tube until it was long enough to cover a child's finger... work stitches together at top to close. Then I used some fun yarn to make hair by attaching a tassle to the top, and embroidered eyes and mouth...
Easy and so much fun, and a great way to use up bits of funny yarn!
What I love about this pattern is a tube is incredibly easy and fast to do, it uses up snippets of yarn and the possibilities are endless for what these puppets will look like. Bravo! I am very encouraged by these little fellas and gals (I do think the grey one lower right is a girl, too cute eyes and lips for a guy)
I've printed this pattern off as it's perfect if I'm working on a larger piece and getting bored. I can just whip one of these off and then return to the larger work refreshed!
Cut the spines 1.5" and add to one side of square then join another square the othe side of spine so you have one long piece. Do this to all, if you have 8 squares you with have 4 panels.
Put 2 panels right sides together make sure when you open pages they are all going the right way.
Sew all around and leave a gap so you can turn them to the right side. Sew up gap and iron.
Do the same to the rest, when all done put one panel on top of the other like an open book and sew down the middle of the spine. Do this twice.
I often see nicely printed panels of fabric in our local quilt shop and wondered what to do with them. Now I know! These are also perfect "quiet" books for little ones in church. I think I'll print this off and save it for my next trip to the quilt fabric store, my daughter is always going there.
I like these much better I think than making paper books as I feel mine will last longer this way. :)
It is best suited to a knitter with some experience. You need to be familiar with increasing, knitting in the round with double pointed needles, and picking up stitches.
If there is anything in here which doesn't make sense or which is otherwise wrong or misleading, please let me know so I can either explain it or fix the pattern!
Very cute indeed. I'm not there yet with the knitting but I love the yarn colors and particularly those big cute eyes!