Let your fingers hop into these cute bunny rabbit finger puppets, an easy project for any crochet enthusiast. This is a great craft to use up small amounts of yarn leftover from larger projects. Using single crochet and the spiral technique, you can create a fun trinket for you or your kids. Time for puppet shows!
Things You Will Need
Yarn, pink and white Embroidery thread, black Crochet hook, size G, 4.00 mm Embroidery needle Stitch marker or bobby pin Scissors
Starting the Puppet
Start the body of the finger puppet by making a magic ring. Please see the link for a step by step tutorial on the magic ring.
Related: Crochet Magic Ring Tutorial
Body: Round 1
Make 6 single crochet (sc) into the magic ring. Pull the short yarn to close the circle. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch.
Body: Round 2
Increase to 12 sc by placing 2 sc in each stitch. Hold the tail end of the yarn over the top edge of the round to secure the yarn into the stitches as you crochet.
Body: Round 3-15
12 sc in each round, creating a continuous spiral. Repeat until the finger puppet is the desired length, approximately 12-15 rounds.
Finish the Puppet's Body.
Finish off by making a slip stitch, cut the thread, and the pull the yarn through to tie a knot. Weave the tail end of the yarn through the crochet stitches with an embroidery needle to secure.
Crochet the Bunny Ears
Round 1: Make a magic ring and place 4 sc into the magic ring. Pull the short yarn to close the circle.
Round 2: Increase to 6 single crochet by placing 2 sc in the first stitch, then 1 sc in the next stitch, then 2 sc in the next stitch, then one sc in the next stitch: 2, 1, 2, 1.
Add Length To the Ears
Round 3: Increase to 8 single crochet by placing 2 sc in the first stitch, then 1 sc in the next two stitches, then 2 sc in the next stitch, and then 1 sc in the next two stitches: 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1
Round 4-6: Place a stitch marker in the last stitch of round 3. Make 3 rounds of 8 sc, moving the stitch marker after each row.
Finish the Bunny Ears
Round 7: Decrease to 6 sc by placing 1 sc though the first two stitches, then 1 sc in the next stitch, then 1 sc through two stitches, then 1 sc in the next stitch: 2, 1, 2, 1.
Round 8: 6 sc.
Finish off by making a slip stitch, cut the yarn and pull the end through to tie a knot. Leave a long string approximately 8 inches long. Repeat to make a second rabbit ear.
Attach the Rabbit Ears
Sew the ears to the body using an embroidery needle.
Embroider the Nose
Embroider the nose with yarn, creating 3 stitches in a "V" shape. Be careful not to stitch the nose to the back of the finger puppet. Leave 3 inches of yarn on each end to tie a knot on the inside.
Embroider the Eyes and Mouth
Embroider the mouth and eyes with embroidery thread. Turn puppet inside out to tie ends.
Your bunny rabbit is ready for a puppet show!