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Barack Obama Finger Puppet
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Microspun
Pattern Number: 80658AD Celebrate the presidential election with this Barack Obama finger puppet -- a 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

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (A)

620-129 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cocoa

Warm medium brown


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Note: (B)

620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn: Oxford Grey

Light and medium iron grays


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Note: (C)

910-100 Microspun Yarn: Lily White

Crisp white


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

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Additional Materials
Small amount of blue 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.

Change to B.


Rnd 4: Working through back loops, sc in each sc around.


Rnds 5-10: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 sts.

Change to C.


Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around.


Rnd 13: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 16 sts.


Rnd 14: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 20 sts.


Rnd 15: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 24 sts.


Rnds 16-25: Sc in each sc around
Fasten off.



Ears (make 2)
With B, ch 2.


Work 6 sc in first ch.


Fasten off.



Arms (make 2)
With B, 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 C.

Sc in each sc around.


Fasten off.



Shirt
With D, 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 D, ch 21.


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


Fasten off.



Tie
With blue yarn, ch 7.


Fasten off.



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

With A, embroider French knot eyes and straight st eyebrows.

With pink embroider a few straight sts for lips, then a white straight st at center teeth.

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

Sew tie to middle of collar.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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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