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Wriezen, Germany

I startet crafting around the time my hands managed to use large sticks without stabbing them into my eyes.

I'm a mom of two, a wife to my one and a fan of many crafts.

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handpuppet 'RHINO' knitting pattern

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : handpuppet 'RHINO' knitting pattern
handpuppet 'RHINO' knitting pattern
handpuppet 'RHINO' knitting pattern
handpuppet 'RHINO' knitting pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should know how to knit in rounds and be familiar with increases/decreases. You have to graft (kitchener stitch), the technique is described in the instructions. The instructions are illustrated with step-by-step photos to make it easy to follow.

Pattern Description:

The rhino hand puppet is designed to fit a childs hand, but it also fits smaller adult hands.
The rhino puppet is part of my "a puppet a week"-project.

For non-commercial use only.
This pattern is also available in german.

This is a pattern, no finished puppet.

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22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Gauge is not THAT important for this handpuppet. I recommend using yarn of the gauge above or thicker. If you use thinner yarn, the puppet might get to small.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5inch x 4inch


  • 4 dpns size 3,5/4 (US 4-6)
  • 1 tapestry needle
  • 1 savety pin
  • small amount of filling for the horns (could be scrap fabric, too)
  • 20g light grey yarn
  • 1g white yarn
  • 1 yard black

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