Elf & Reindeer Finger Puppets Free Crochet Patterns



Welcome back to my blog my crafty friends!


The Holiday season is always so busy. Finding time for gifts shopping, gatherings and parties planning, on top of our already hectic schedule, sometimes seems impossible!

This is why quick and easy projects to crochet handmade gifts are a great idea!


Here's my Christmas Finger Puppets Collection – 5 adorable characters you and your kids can have fun playing with!


Today I'll be sharing the free instructions to create the Elf and the Reindeer!


Check out my Etsy page, or click on the images below, for more Finger Puppets Collections (Safari, Woodland, Wizard of Oz, Halloween)!!!


 

***You can purchase a downloadable AD-FREE PDF of the patterns of the entire Christmas collection

(Santa Claus, Snowman, Christmas Tree, Elf and Reindeer) with many step-by-step pictures, charts, schematic and tips to guide you through the making process on Etsy HERE !

 

Here are the FREE patterns!



YARN: Light (3) - Light and Dark Brown, Red, Green, Beige, Yellow, Black and White; Cotton Thread in Black MATERIALS:

2.5 mm Crochet Hook; Yarn Needle ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), increase (inc), decrease (dec), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner


 

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ELF


Body (light brown, beige, red, green)

Rnd 1: starting off with brown yarn – 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 4: sc even (24)

Rnd 5: 8 sc with brown yarn, 8 sc with beige, 8 sc with brown yarn (24)

Rnd 6: 8 sc with brown yarn, 8 sc with beige, 8 sc with brown yarn (24)

Rnd 7: 6 sc with brown yarn, 12 sc with beige, 6 sc with brown yarn (24)

Rnd 8: 6 sc with brown yarn, 12 sc with beige, 6 sc with brown yarn (24)

Rnd 9: switch to red yarn – sc even (24)

Rnd 10: (2 sc with red yarn, 1 sc with green yarn) rep 8 times (24)

Rnd 11: (1 sc with red yarn, 2 sc with green yarn) rep 8 times (24); do not F/O red yarn

Rnd 12: working with green yarn only – sc even (24)

Rnds 13 - 15: sc even (24)

Rnd 16: switch to red yarn – sc even (24)

Rnd 17: switch back to green yarn – sc even (24)

Rnds 19 - 20: sc even (24); F/O, cut the yarn and weave in ends.


Embroider the HAIR with brown yarn.

Embroider the EYES with black yarn between rnds 5 and 7.

Embroider the EYE GLARE with white yarn.

Embroider the MOUTH between rnds 7 and 9 with black cotton thread.

Embroider the NOSE between rnds 6 and 7 with beige yarn.

Embroider the BELT BUCKLE with yellow yarn.


Ears (beige – make two)

Rnd 1: in a mr work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 chs, 1 sl st into the hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (5 sts, 2 chs)

Close the ring but do not join. F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears to the side of the head between rnds 6 and 8.


Hat (green and red)

Rnd 1: starting off with green yarn – 5 sc in a mr (5)

Rnd 2: 4 sc, 1 sc inc (6)

Rnd 3: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 4: sc even (8)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnd 6: sc even (10)

Rnd 7: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (12)

Rnd 8: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (14)

Rnd 9: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (16)

Rnd 10: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (18)

Rnd 11: (8 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (20)

Rnd 12: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnd 13: (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (28)

Rnd 14: switch to red yarn – sc even (28)

Rnd 15: sc even (28); F/O, cut the yarn and weave in ends.

Bend down the tip of the hat and secure it in place with some green yarn.


POM POM – yellow

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc even (6); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to attach the pom pom to the tip of the hat.

 

REINDEER


Body (light brown)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)

Rnds 4 - 20: sc even (24); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in ends.


Muzzle (light brown)

Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (10)

Rnds 3 - 4: sc even (10); F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the muzzle to the body between rnds 6 and 10. Stuff the muzzle before securing it in place.


Embroider the NOSE with some scrap red yarn.

Embroider the EYES with black yarn between rnds # 5-7. Add the eye glare with white yarn.

Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn between rnds # 3-5.

Embroider the vertical MOUTH line underneath the red nose.


Ears (light brown – make two)

Rnd 1: in a mr work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 chs, 1 sl st into the hdc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (5 sts, 2 chs)

Close the ring but do not join. F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears to the top of the head between rnds # 3-5.


Antlers (dark brown ­– make two)

Row 1: 9 chs, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 3 chs, 4 chs, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 ch, 1 sl st in the 4th ch of the initial foundation chain, 1 sl st in the next ch, 4 chs, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sl st in each of the next 2 ch, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch of the initial foundation chain, 1 sl st in the next ch; F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.


Sew the antlers to the top of the head between rnds 2 and 4.


I can't wait to see your version of the ELF and the REINDEER FINGER PUPPETS! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


 



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