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Lion Finger Puppet Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Apr 17, 2022

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog!

Today's the first of several appointments in which I'll be sharing super easy and yet adorable crochet projects - Finger Puppets!

There are some many benefits kids can get for playing with finger puppets, from developing empathy, to hand-eye coordination, from learning how to deal with conflict to language development.

Today I'll be sharing the first character I designed as part of the Safari Finger Puppets Collection - a fun little Lion!


Here's the FREE pattern!

YARN: Light (3) - Mustard, Orange, Brown, Black and White MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Crochet HookYarn Needle DIMENSION: 3” x 2" (7 x 5 cm) ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), fasten off (F/O) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

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Body (mustard and brown yarn)

Rnd 1: starting off with mustard yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

Rnd 2: 3 sc inc, switch to brown yarn and work 1 sc inc, switch back to mustard yarn and crochet 4 sc inc (16)

Rnd 3: keep working with mustard yarn, (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 3 times, switch to brown yarn, 1 sc, (1 sc in brown and 1 sc in mustard into the next st), keep working with mustard yarn (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep 4 times (24)

Rnd 4: 9 sc in mustard, 2 sc with brown, 13 sc in mustard (24)

Rnds 5 - 6: rep rnd #4 (24)

Rnds 7 - 19: working with mustard yarn only, sc even (24)

Rnd 20: sl st even (24); F/O and wave in ends

Embroider the EYES with black yarn (3 vertical line) and white yarn (1 diagonal line) between rnds # 4-7, 6 sts apart.

Embroider the NOSE (3 horizontal line and 1 vertical line) with black yarn between rnds # 6-9.

Ears (mustard yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6); do not close the ring with a sl st

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the ears to the top of the puppet between rnds # 2-5.

Embroider the EYEBROWS with black yarn between rnds # 3-4, 4 sts apart.

mane (orange yarn)

Row 1: 16 ch, work (3 dc into the third ch from the hook, 1 sl st into the next ch), rep 6 more times (24)

F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the mane around the top of the puppet (behind the ears) as shown in the pictures.

Create the HAIR on the body with orange yarn by embroidering a V pattern between

rnds # 9-15.

I can't wait to see your version of my LION FINGER PUPPET! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



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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