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Holidays & Special Occasions Easter- Ostara Finger Puppets

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      rtebalt

      Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch

      Finished size of puppet : about 2 inches high

      Materials: Small amount of worsted weight ( 4 ply ) yarn in colors white for bunny body, yellow for chick body, pink for bunny ears, small amount of orange , gold or tan for chick beak. 1 pair US size 6 needles.
      You will also need a fine tip felt tip marker to mark ” eyes” on puppet.

      General body directions : With white for Bunny, or yellow for Chick, cast on 12 sts.
      Work one row of “k 1, p 1” ribbing.

      Change to stockinette stitch, ( knit one row, purl one row ) until length from beginning is about 1¾ inches high.

      Last row : * k 2 tog * repeating between *’s across row.

      Cut yarn, leaving a good sewing length. Thread yarn sewing needle, and pull through remaining sts, pull to close top, then sew down back seam.

      Ears for Bunny : With pink, cast on 2 sts. Knit each for for 4 rows. K 2 tog, fasten off. Make another ear the same.

      Sew wider end of ears to top , each side of head.

      With felt tip marker, make 2 “dot” eyes.

      With pink yarn, glue on, or tie on a length of yarn, then split the strands of yarn to fray to form whiskers.

      Cotton tail for Bunny : With wihite wind yarn around your first 2 fingers about 12 times. Slip off, tie center of loops of yarn together, then cut loop ends. Trim even to form a ball, and sew on to back bottom body of bunny.

      Chick beak : With orange, gold, or tan, cast on 1 st. Knit in front and back of st.
      K 1 row, p 1 row. K 2 tog, fasten off.

      Fold beak in half, then sew the center of this to front , top of head of Chick. Make 2 “dot” eyes with felt tip marker.

      These make great Easter basket tuck ins, and also good to enclose in a childs birthday card!

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Holidays & Special Occasions Easter- Ostara Finger Puppets