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The Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppet Play Set
Created By: Corie Moon
Craft: knit
Materials: Vanna's Choice: white, silver heather, scarlet, raspberry, honey, chocolate, black Vanna's Glamour: diamond, sapphire, topaz
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The Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppet Play Set is a knitted finger puppet theater designed for imaginative play. The set was my own original design, inspired by the children's song. All pieces were hand-knitted, with some crocheted accessories and trim, as well as some embroidered details. There are 8 pieces total, 7 monkeys and 1 stage/carrying case. The yarn used was mainly Vanna's Choice, with some Vanna Glamour to add a magical quality.
The case, when used as a stage, can be set on the edge of a table with the back flap hanging over the table edge, creating a stage that you can get behind to perform. Flaps of the case fold up and tie closed, becoming a carrying case for the monkeys. The outside of the case was knitted, mainly in Vanna's Choice Honey in 5 separate pieces and sewn together. All edges are trimmed with crochet, as well as some chain stitch embroidery. The Title on the front flap was embroidered with whipped back stitch using Vanna Glamour Topaz, the ties are I chords made from Vanna's Glamour Topaz as well. The Handle is made up of 3 I chords braided together and sewn on through foam for extra security.
The interior of the case, the Stage, was knitted in three panels in Vanna's Choice White and sewn together, the facing panels have a thick border of crochet on each short side. The trim and edges are crocheted. The Stage is stuffed with high density foam, cut to shape. Wooden skewers were pushed through the foam on all sides to make the foam stay taught. The foam was then covered in brown cotton material on the outer edges and white tape on each facing side. The knitted pieces were then sewn together over the foam. The "Bedding" is knitted in Vanna Glamour, Sapphire and Diamond. The Blanket is Fair Isle knitted in a checker pattern of Diamond and Sapphire. The Pillow is stuffed with polyester fiber stuffing. The Bedposts are knitted I chords with a large bobble on the top, made with Vanna's Choice Chocolate and sewn on.
The Rug was made with Vanna Glamour Topaz and is a crocheted oval with Double Crochet on the trim.
The Sock Monkey-inspired monkeys include 5 children, the mother, and the doctor. All monkeys where knitted in the round with VC Silver Heather and White. The adult monkeys were made slightly larger. The arms, legs, and tails are I chords. The faces were knitted on in white and embroidered with Scarlet and Black. The ears were crocheted on and the hat details were embroidered, Scarlet for boys and Raspberry for girls. The Mother's dress and hat are knitted in Raspberry, trimmed with VG Diamond, her lips made fuller with 2 chain stitches, and the flower is crocheted. The doctors head mirror reflector is a small crocheted circle sewn on. The Doctors coat is knitted, body and sleeves separately and then sewn together.

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