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John McCain Finger Puppet
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 80657AD Celebrate the presidential election with this John McCain finger puppet -- great way to teach your children about politics.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-098 Microspun Yarn: French Vanilla

Creamy white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (A)

910-153 Microspun Yarn: Ebony

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (B)

910-100 Microspun Yarn: Lily White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Small amounts of red and pink yarn
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



PUPPET
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.


Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.


Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.


Rnds 5-9: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 10: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 sts.

Change to B.


Rnd 11: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 12: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 22 sts.


Rnd 13: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 26 sts.


Rnd 14: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 30 sts.


Rnds 15-25: Sc in each sc around.


Fasten off.



Ears (make 2)
With A, ch 2.


Work 6 sc in first ch.


Fasten off.



Arms (make 2)
With A, ch 2.


Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.


Rnds 2-3: Sc in each sc around.


Rnds 4-8: Change to B.

Sc in each sc around.


Fasten off.



Shirt
With C, ch 7.


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 6 sts.


Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2 tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog - 4 sts.


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2 tog, sc2tog - 2 sts.


Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2 tog - 1 st.


Fasten off.



Collar
With C, ch 21.


Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across- 20 sts.


Fasten off.



Tie
With red yarn, ch 7.


Fasten off.



FINISHING
Fold ears to form semi-circles and sew to head.

With C, embroider long straight sts for hair.

With B, embroider French knots for eyes, and with pink, embroider a straight st smile.

Sew shirt onto front of puppet.


Wrap collar over shirt and around neck and sew in place.

Sew tie to middle of collar.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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