Finger puppets are ridiculously fun. When you see one, you can't help but put it on your finger, and the next thing you know you're talking in a funny voice and creating a whole silly world for the character that's on your fingertips. Crochet finger puppets are fun to make and fun to play with; if you've never crocheted a finger puppet before then it's definitely time to try it. Here are ten free crochet finger puppet patterns to try!
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This is a free crochet pattern by Tamara of Moogly, which is also included in our roundup of Year of the Monkey free crochet patterns. And this is not the only free finger puppet crochet pattern that Tamara offers. She has patterns for lions, zebras and more. You can make a little zoo of finger puppets using her cute free crochet patterns.
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This is another free crochet pattern that's also featured elsewhere on the site, in our roundup of ten groundhog crochet patterns. This cute little character designed by Mad Crochet Lab is sure to spark your storytelling imagination!
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Suzetta of Suzie's Stuff used a small amount of worsted weight yarn to crochet this cute little octopus that fits right over your finger. She shares that although she used wiggly eyes for the project, you could also add eyes with puff paint. And of course you could add embroidery stitch eyes as well.
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Most finger puppets are small and sit just on your finger, but you can crochet finger puppets that are larger even though the finger is still what makes them move around. Here's a larger finger puppet in the form of a fox, designed by Jo Jo Cauldrick and offers as a free crochet pattern on HubPages.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This free finger puppet crochet pattern by Cult of Crochet might be one of the easiest ones out there. You crochet a simple finger cozy (which you could use as the basis for many different kinds of finger puppets) and then you add the bunny ears to easily turn it into an animal.
Cult of Crochet also offers a free Killer Bunny finger puppet crochet pattern for people looking for something a little less "cute".
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Crochet designer Joyce Noverr offers this finger puppet crochet pattern as a free download on Ravelry. It's of a bee, and it's got a more complex body shape than the basic finger puppets, which can make it more fun for advanced crocheters to work on.
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CrochetBot3000 has created a whole menagerie of finger puppet animals offered as free crochet patterns. The body of each of these animals is the same, and then there are changes to make different head shapes for the tiger, elephant, lion and bear.
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Sock monkeys are cute in every form and they are a lot of fun to play with regardless of what age you are. Monkey Waffles gives us this free sock money finger puppet crochet pattern.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Although many finger puppets are designed to look like animals, they don't have to be animal-shaped. For example, these cute finger puppets are shaped like different kinds of people. It can be fun to tell stories about your day with your kids using finger puppets as the characters. Like with the Menagerie of Animals we saw, the bodies are the same on these and then different things make up the hair and other individual features. This is a crochet pattern by Worth a Knit.
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Finger puppets don't have to be a specific animal or type of person; they could just be a more abstract creature, like we see with this set of wiggly finger puppets by Tricia McDonald. These are a free crochet pattern offered as a download on Ravelry.