Author:
Erin Greene

Erin Greene's love for all things crochet, bizarrely began in college with her career ending basketball injury, and her desire to remain productive and continue challenging herself. She is now the crochet artist and owner behind ekayg, in Buffalo, New York, specializing in designing unique toy patterns for babies and children, thanks to the constant inspiration from her four young children. Among the crochet patterns, and the occasional craft or recipe, she also blogs weekly, sharing her faith, in the hopes of sharing the love of Jesus with her love handmade goodness!

Princely Knight Hand Puppet 2 in 1 Crochet Pattern

Maker
3/29/2019

I am Erin, the toy maker behind ekayg designs. I began creating my own patterns for toys about 8 years ago, when money was tight and I needed to make gifts for my children. At that time, toy patterns were a lot harder to find than hats and scarves and blankets. It was a fun and exciting challenge bring some of my own ideas to life with hook and yarn, and I still try to challenge myself with new ideas constantly. I strive to inspire creativity in little ones, with toys that tell stories, and toys with which they can tell their own stories.

This is my fourth and final pattern in my fairy tale puppet series for The Hook Nook, and I am so thrilled with the positive responses to the others, from all of you! Thank you! Now you can add a prince and a knight to your unicorn, princess, and dragon to create a great, interactive story with your little ones.  


 
Supply List

   

Materials:

For the Prince:

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Beige - approximately 35 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Colonial Blue - approximately 30 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Honey - approximately 20 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Scarlet - approximately 30 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Mustard - approximately 2 yds

For the Knight:

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Beige - approximately 35 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Silver Heather (light grey) - approximately 65 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Silver Grey (dark grey) - approximately 35 yds

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Mustard - approximately 2 yds

For both:

Small amount of worsted weight black yarn for the eyes.

Crochet hook size G - 4.25mm

Tapestry needle


                                   

Key


Terms and abbreviations to know:

Magic ring

Rnd, rnds - round, rounds

Ch, chs - chain, chains

St, sts - stitch, stitches

Sl st - slip stitch

Sc - single crochet

Hdc - half double crochet

Dc - double crochet

Inc - increase, 2 sts in same st

Dec - decrease

Sc2tog - basic decrease, turning 2 sts into 1

Invsc2tog - invisible single crochet 2 together; this is essentially a decrease, but done in such a way as to make the continuous stitching smoother, and the decrease not as noticeable.

  1. Insert hook into front loop only of next stitch, DO NOT yarn over.
  2. Insert hook into front loop of second stitch.
  3. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops.
  4. Yarn over and pull through last 2 loops.

Dc bobble - double crochet bobble

  1. Yarn over, and insert hook into designated st.
  2. Pull up a loop.
  3. Yarn over, and pull through 2 loops, leaving 2 loops on hook.
  4. Yarn over, and insert hook into same st.
  5. Pull up a loop.
  6. Yarn over, and pull through 2 loops, leaving 3 loops on hook.
  7. Yarn over, and insert hook into same st.
  8. Pull up a loop.
  9. Yarn over, and pull through 2 loops, leaving 4 loops on hook.
  10. Yarn over, and insert hook into same st.
  11. Pull up a loop.
  12. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

Notes: This pattern comes with instructions for making the prince OR the knight. It is worked from the top down, in the rnd, with no joining. The arms, hair, and accessories are made separately and sewn on. The eyes are embroidered on with black worsted weight yarn; the nose with matching skin color. Pictures below can give more details into the process.

Size: This is one size, fitting child through adult, but if you wish to make it smaller for a smaller child to play with, simply tighten gauge or go down a hook size.

Gauge: 7 sts across and 8 rnds down = approximately 2 inches

The Princely Knight Hand Puppet

Head, in Beige or skin color of choice


Begin with magic ring.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts

Rnd 2: inc in each st around; 12 sts

Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next st)6x; 18 sts

Rnd 4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts)6x; 24 sts

Rnd 5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts)6x; 30 sts

Rnds 6-7: sc in each st around; 30 sts

Rnd 8: (3 inc, sc in next 12 sts)2x; 36 sts

Rnds 9-14: sc in each st around; 36 sts

Rnd 15: (invsc2tog, sc in next 4 sts)6x; 30 sts

Rnd 16: (invsc2tog, sc in next 3 sts)6x; 24 sts

Rnd 17: sc in each st around; 24 sts

Change to Blue for Prince or Silver Heather for Knight, and fasten off the Beige.

Rnd 18: (inc, sc in next 3 sts)6x; 30 sts

Forming the holes for the fingers.

Rnd 19: ch 4, sk next 4 sts, (inc, sc in next 4 sts)2x, inc, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, (inc, sc in next 4 sts)2x, inc; 28 sts, 2 ch-4 spaces

Rnd 20: sc in each of the 4 chs, sc in next 14 sts, sc in each of the 4 chs, sc in next 14 sts; 36 sts

Rnds 21-28: sc in each st around; 36 sts

Change to Honey for Prince or Dark Grey for Knight

Rnd 29: (invsc2tog, sc in next 4 sts)6x; 30 sts

Rnds: 30-31: sc in each st around; 30 sts

Pick Blue/Silver Heather back up and fasten off Honey/Dark Grey.

Rnd 32: (inc, sc in next 4 sts)6x; 36 sts

Rnd 33: sc in next 12 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next 22 sts; 36 sts

Rnd 34: hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sl st over next 2 sl sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 21 sts; 38 sts

For Prince OR Knight, attach Mustard for trim at the bottom of his shirt.

Rnd 35: in Mustard, sl st all the way around. *note: the sl sts in the center of the shirt are always done over top of previous sts, back into rnd 32; 38 sts

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

For the belt, in Mustard, center it around the point at the bottom of the shirt, and use the surface sl st.  Sl st 3 up the belt, 4 across, 3, down, and 4 across the bottom, connecting to the beginning sl st.



Arms, beginning in Beige, make 2

Begin with magic ring.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts

Rnd 2: (inc, sc in next st)3x; 9 sts

Rnds 3-4: sc in each st around; 9 sts

Rnd 5: dc bobble, sc in next 8 sts; 9 sts



Rnd 6: sc in each st around; 9 sts

Attach Blue/Dark Grey. Fasten off Beige.

Rnds 7-10: sc in each st around; 9 sts

Attach Red/Heather Grey and fasten off Blue/Dark Grey

Rnd 11: inc in each st around; 18 sts

Rnds 12-13: sc in each st around; 18 sts

Rnd 14: (invsc2tog, sc in next st)6x; 12 sts

Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Prince ONLY: Using a strand of Mustard, sew the lines onto the arms as pictured. Knot off on the inside and weave in ends.



Sew the arms onto the arm holes. I turned the puppet inside out, then pushed the arms (right side out) through from the inside of the body, with thumbs pointed toward the head, then sewed the sleeve INSIDE the body, to avoid seams. Then turn right side out.


Sewing on nose and eyes

With the same yarn as your skin color, embroider the nose on the center of the face, about the 5th rnd up from the top of the shirt, wrapping the yarn around the same spot about 5 times, until you have a nice little bobble.

Then, with black yarn, embroider the eyes about 1 to 2 rnds above the nose, with about 3 sts between them. The trick to getting the arch is to wrap the yarn around itself on the arch, and sew back through the head. Fasten all ends off inside the puppet, and weave in.


Hair for Prince ONLY (Honey)

NOTE: If you are making the Knight, skip the hair, and go straight to the helmet

Ch 7

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 chs; 6 sts

Row 2: ch 1 and turn, inc, sc in next 4 sts, inc; 8 sts

Row 3: ch 1 and turn, inc, sc in next 6 sts, inc; 10 sts

Row 4: ch 1 and turn, inc, sc in next 8 sts, inc; 12 sts

Rows 5-13: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 12 sts

Row 14: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 8 sts, dec; 10 sts

Row 15: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 6 sts, dec; 8 sts

Row 16: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 4 sts, dec; 6 sts

Row 17: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 6 sts

Do not turn.

Rnd 1: continue to work 48 sc evenly around the hair until you get back to where you started. This amounts to 18 sc down each side, and 6 sc across the bottom, and the top.

Do not fasten off or turn. Begin bangs here.

Row 1: sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in the next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st, leave the rest unworked currently, and turn work to continue working on these bangs; 10 sts

Row 2: ch 1, sk sl st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sl st in next st; 10 sts

Row 3: turn and ch 1, sk sl st, sc in next 10 sts, sl st back into same st as sl st from row 1, continue on for the other side of the bangs, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st; 18 sts

Row 4: turn and ch 1, sk sl st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st; 6 sts

Row 5: turn and ch 1, sk sl st, sc in 5 sts, sl st back into same st as sl st from previous row; 6 sts

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew hair onto head, with bangs over the top, and his “part” to the right side facing him.


Back of the Helmet (Silver Heather)

Repeat rows 1-17 and Rnd 1 of Hair.

Rnd 2: (inc, sc in next 7 sts)6x; 54 sts

Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next 8 sts)6x; 60 sts

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew to the back of the head, around the bottom and side, but leave the point sticking up. You will sew the mask to this. The point is simply where one of your increases fell in your final rnd. I did not do anything special here to make that more prominent. It comes together when you sew it to the front of the mask.


Front (mask) of the Helmet (color changes between light and dark grey)

Begin with light grey.

Ch 3

Row 1: turn and sc into 2nd ch from hook, and next ch; 2 sts

Row 2: ch 1 and turn, inc in each st; 4 sts

Change to dark grey for next 2 rows, but don’t fasten off light grey.

Row 3: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 4 sts

Row 4: ch 1 and turn, inc, sc in next 2 sts, inc; 6 sts

Pick up the light grey for next 2 rows, but don’t fasten off dark grey.

Row 5: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 6 sts

Row 6: ch 1 and turn, inc, sc in next 4 sts, inc; 8 sts

Pick up dark grey for next 2 rows, but don’t fasten off light grey.

Row 7: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 8 sts

Row 8: ch 1 and turn, inc, sc in next 6 sts, inc; 10 sts

Pick up light grey for next 2 rows, but don’t fasten off dark grey.

Rows 9-10: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 10 sts

Pick up dark grey for next 2 rows, but don’t fasten off light grey.

Row 11: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 10 sts

Row 12: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 6 sts, dec; 8 sts

Pick up light grey for next 2 rows, but don’t fasten off dark grey.

Row 13: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 8 sts

Row 14: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 4 sts, dec; 6 sts

Pick up dark grey for next 2 rows, but don’t fasten off light grey.

Row 15: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 6 sts

Row 16: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 2 sts, dec; 4 sts

Pick up light grey for next 2 rows. Fasten off dark grey and continue with light grey.

Row 17: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 4 sts

Row 18: ch 1 and turn, 2 dec; 2 sts

Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 1: with right side facing, sc around entire piece.

2 sc across the ends, 18 sc down each side; 40 sts

Rnd 2: sc in next 9 sts, to get to center top of the mask, (hdc, dc) in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in next 29 sts; 42 sts

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the front of the mask onto the head, just above the eyes, as though the face mask of the helmet is lifted up.

Cape in Red (can be made for prince OR knight)

Ch 27

Row 1: turn, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, and each ch across; 26 sts

Row 2: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 26 sts

Row 3: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 22 sts, dec; 24 sts

Row 4: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 24 sts

Row 5: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 20 sts, dec; 22 sts

Row 6: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 22 sts

Row 7: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 18 sts, dec; 20 sts

Row 8: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 20 sts

Row 9: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 16 sts, dec; 18 sts

Row 10: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 18 sts

Row 11: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 14 sts, dec; 16 sts

Row 12: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 16 sts

Row 13: ch 1 and turn, dec, sc in next 12 sts, dec; 14 sts

Row 14: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 14 sts

For straps:

Do NOT fasten off after row 14.

Ch 11

Row 1: turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch down back toward row 14, sc in first 13 sts across row 14, leaving last st unworked, ch 11, turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch down, sl st into final st of row 14.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Cape Button, Mustard

Begin with magic ring.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts

Rnd 2: inc in each st around; 12 sts

Join with sl st, and fasten off, leaving tail for sewing.  

Sew the straps of the cape to the edge of the button, with about 3 sts on the button in between. You can sew it down onto the puppet, or leave it free for dress up.


Shield (make two to make firm, and then sl st together)

Begin with dark grey.

Ch 2

Row 1: turn and 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook; 2 st

Row 2: ch 1 and turn, 2 inc; 4 sts

Row 3: ch 1 and turn, inc, sc in next 2 sts, inc; 6 sts

Rows 4-7: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 6 sts

Row 8: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 2 sts, (hdc, dc) in next st, (dc, hdc) in next st, sc in last 2 sts; 8 sts

Rnd 1: Do not turn, sc around the shield, 7 down the side, 3 in the bottom, 7 back up the other side, across the top: 3 sc, (2 hdc in next st)2x, 3 sc; 27 sts

Attach light grey, fasten off dark grey.

Rnd 2: sc 8 down the side, 3 sc in bottom st, sc 8 back up the other side, 10 sc across the top; 29 sts

Place both shields together and sl st around to join them. Ch 10 and join diagonally across the back of the shield for the handle.

I did not sew the shield onto the knight’s hand, but left it to be slipped over his hand during play. You can do whichever you prefer!


Sword

Begin with light grey in a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring; 4 sts

Rnd 2: sc in each st around; 4 sts

Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next st)2x; 6 sts

Rnds 4-5: sc in each st around; 6 sts

Rnd 6: (inc, sc in next 2 sts)2x; 8 sts

Rnds 7-9: sc in each st around; 8 sts

Rnd 10: (inc, sc in next 3 sts)2x; 10 sts

Rnd 11: sc in each st around; 10 sts

Attach dark grey and fasten off light grey.

Rnd 12: (2 inc, sc in next 3 sts)2x; 14 sts

Rnd 13: (4 inc, sc in next 3 sts)2x; 22 sts

Rnd 14: (4 invsc2tog, sc in next 3 sts)2x; 14 sts

Rnd 15: 7 invsc2tog; 7 sts

Rnds 16-17: sc in each st around; 7 sts



Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use tail to sew end closed, but don’t trim yet. Insert your hook into a st near the tail. Using tail, pull up a loop and ch 8. Sl st into a st a few rnds up, just below the light grey. Fasten off and weave in ends.



I hope you have enjoyed all of the puppet patterns from this fairy tale puppet collection! If you happen to make any one of my puppets featured here, I'd LOVE to see them. Tag me on Instagram or Facebook !


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