BFF Finger Puppets: Blu
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2009: “Like all Best Friends Forever, Pinki and Blu have a lot in common. If you haven’t crocheted before, Pinki will get you started. Blu will give you a lesson in knitting with double-pointed needles. Personalize their hair and clothes with color and embellishment to represent two BFFs of your acquaintance.”
Finished Size: 3¾” tall.
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk, 248 yd 227 m/65 g): #7808 sassafras (pink; A), #7803 dachshund (brown; B), #7800 popcorn (white; C), and #7805 anemone (blue; D), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Alpacas.
Hooks and Needles: Blu: size 3 (3.25 mm): double-pointed needles (dpn) and size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook. Adjust needle or hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; small amount of fiberfill.
Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rows = 4” in St st on needles
Pinki is crocheted and Blu is knitted.
Both dolls are worked in one piece from the hem of the dress to the top of the head. Pinki’s arms are worked from a slip-stitch join to the body; Blu’s arms are worked separately in I-cord and attached. The edge of Blu’s dress has a crocheted border to help the hem lie flat. To make her completely knitted, work three rows of garter stitch at the beginning of the dress, in MC or CC. To do this, purl one round, knit one round, purl one round, then resume; knit one row with MC before working decrease row.