Knitting help

Kit1
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Hi
I am looking to make some finger puppets to use at my library Rhyme Time sessions but l can only find crochet ones.  I have tried crochet but just can't get the hang of it so was looking for some knitting patterns.  
Does anyone know where l might find some please.
Many thanks

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  • Katiehound
    Katiehound Posts: 7,515 Forumite
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    Google is your friend! I just googled knitted finger puppets- free

    I have found these links: hopefully something will be suitable! you might have to wade through some 'for sale' patterns to find what you want.

    https://startknitting.org/toy/finger-puppets-free-knitting-pattern/

    https://www.intheloopknitting.com/puppet-knitting-patterns/

    https://www.knitting-bee.com/tag/finger-puppets
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  • theoretica
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    Ravelry has some, and is a good starting point for all sorts of patterns.
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  • Kit1
    Kit1 Posts: 422 Forumite
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    Google is your friend! I just googled knitted finger puppets- free

    I have found these links: hopefully something will be suitable! you might have to wade through some 'for sale' patterns to find what you want.

    https://startknitting.org/toy/finger-puppets-free-knitting-pattern/

    https://www.intheloopknitting.com/puppet-knitting-patterns/

    https://www.knitting-bee.com/tag/finger-puppets
    Thank you.  I will have a look
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  • OrkneyStar
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    Ravelry has some, and is a good starting point for all sorts of patterns.
    I was just about to suggest that. This link is a list of what came up when I searched Finger Puppets and then put the filter to 'free' and 'knitting'. You have to sign up to Ravelry, but it's free to join, and then you can search for whatever you like, and put filters (down the side) for free, knitting, and a whole host of other things. Good luck and let us see what you finally manage to make!
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=knitting&availability=free&query=Finger Puppets&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1 
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  • Sorry for the late reply but I wanted to suggest Operation Christmas Child websites for free patterns (the puppet lady musings has some EXCELLENT patterns). YouTube can also be a good source for obscure patterns with tutorials, something to consider if you do need to Crochet a particular puppet! I recently learned to Crochet from YouTube after many years of trying and failing to learn! If you can knit, you really can Crochet. I would say that Crochet is much simpler that even Basic Knitting, it's understanding the mechanics of the task and establishing a correct yarn tension hold with the left hand (in my case). I also wanted to mention, if you need support in making puppets or gaining yarn, speak to local craft groups, yarnbombers and Church Craft groups. There are usually a number of people who would jump at the chance to help you :) Praying that this helps you to achieve your task and that the puppets are a blessing to the children x
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  • Sorry, also that Op Christmas Child also has a group on Ravelry you can join :) Ravelry is good for patterns but as others have said, a Google/Pinterest search will also throw up some interesting results - sometimes Vintage knits from the Second World War (of which many have been archived and can be accessed free of charge online) which prioritise economy in the use of yarn or trimmings, an extra bonus in times like these! Xx
    "Araf deg mae mynd ymhell" - "Go Slowly, Go Far" <3
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