Kids love these stripey friends. They’re easy to make with inexpensive yarn and mismatched buttons, and they’re fun to play with. Whip up a bunch of puppets to have on hand for last-minute birthday gifts!
E-wrap cast-on and knit stitch on a round loom
Sock-knitting techniques on a round loom (short row heels, shaped toes, flat-closed bind-off). If you don’t know how to do these things, there are links included to resources that can help you learn.
Sewing a button
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
1/2 skein worsted weight wool in blue
1/2 skein worsted weight wool in yellow
1/4 skein worsted weight wool in purple
2 matching red buttons
1 big focal button
Small amount of yellow embroidery floss
Small handful of pillow stuffing
24-peg blue Knifty Knitter
The pattern for a striped sock puppet
Lisa Clarke is a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. She can often be found on her blog, Polka Dot Cottage, writing about her adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday life. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, and entirely too many craft supplies.