Friday, December 4, 2020

Fox Hand Puppet

I mentioned when I made the Gingerbread Babypuppet that I still had to make the fox to complete the set. I've been trading off projects doing some small tight ami's like the finger puppets with some that aren't so tight like the fox to give my hands a break. The pattern for this puppet comes from the same out of print leaflet as the Gingerbread Baby,Crochet Storybook Puppets by Sheila Leslie. It was printed by House of White Birches in 1991.

I used Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee Breath Deep Clay for the Fox main body. As I mentioned previously I've been struggling to find browns and rust colors in worsted weight yarn. This yarn is incredibly soft but I'd honestly trade just a little softeness for a little more body you get from more traditional acrylic yarns to hold the body of the puppet.

It is without a doubt one of the softest puppets I've ever made, but I'd love for it to hold its shape jsut a little more which you get with a Caron Pounder or Red Heart Super Saver. That being said I'm just grateful I was able to find the colors.

I recently found some Vanna's Choice in brown's during a shipping offer from Herrschners. I haven't worked with Vanna's in a while. I remember it being a softer yarn but I thought it had more body than the last yarns I've tried for puppets so far. We shall see. I'm hoping a range of brown shades come back to traditional acrylic brands as I can't be the only one that uses them.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

Jayne said...

What a beautiful hand puppet. I love these projects because they are great paired up with children's storybooks.

Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a great weekend. :)

Claire Justine said...

Aww, this is adorable :)

Kim Carberry said...

Aww! This is just adorable. I think this would make a wonderful Christmas gift for a little one x

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