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STEVE THE ALLIGATOR HAND PUPPET PATTERN, for hours of imaginative, creative playtime!

It's easy to make gifts all year round when you've got a portable, small project like this. Sit on the patio or by the pool, and crochet up a gift or two this week! This pattern works up in a few hours ~ Advanced Beginner level ~ Make one or a bunch, for a unique Birthday or Christmas gift. More puppet patterns are coming, so you can make a menagerie!

This swamp creature is named after my late brother, who always gave our little sister an alligator at Christmas. I grew up doing puppet shows with my siblings, so I'm excited to share my puppet patterns with you. The children in your life will enjoy hours of unplugged imaginative play, making memories that last a lifetime. Moving the mouth as the child "speaks" for the puppet develops valuable language and social skills. My timeless puppets are designed to be passed on for generations. So, celebrate good old fashioned fun, and make a parade of puppets today! More puppet are patterns coming, please Favorite my shop to see updates.

This pattern is Advanced Beginner level and can easily be completed in a few hours. My patterns are written in English, in American crochet terms. Techniques used in my patterns include sc, hdc, dc, sl st, increasing and decreasing, crocheting in the round and in rows, making a magic circle, whip stitch, and more.

Supplies needed:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn in Main Color, green (less than 200 yds). Yarn recommendations are in pattern.
Worsted weight yarn (small amounts) in pink, red, white, and black.

G/6 4.25mm crochet hook (gauge not important)
Blunt tipped yarn needle
Split ring stitch marker (per pattern)
A bit of Polyfill (handful)
This pattern, printed by you

This tested pattern is 6 pages long and includes color photos with detailed instructions on crocheting your puppet and putting it together. It is sized for up to an adult hand, so that the puppet grows with the child, or so that a parent, caregiver, or therapist can get in on the fun. If you have questions while making your puppet, I’m happy to help. Please Convo me through this Etsy shop for the quickest response.

How your pattern is delivered: Once payment has cleared, it’s on its way to you! Etsy will email you with a link for you to download the pattern, which you can then print. You can also access your file(s) through the "Your Purchases" page under your account on Etsy. There are no refunds on my patterns.

My patterns and photographs are copyright protected. You may not sell, copy, redistribute, or share this pattern, in part or in whole, or alter this pattern to make it your own. Of course you are welcome to sell the puppets you make, as long as it’s on a small scale. You MUST use your own photographs. Please give a shout out to my shop ( if you do sell them online.

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Please Note: My original patterns and the accompanying photos are copyright protected. You may not sell, share, re-distribute, or copy my patterns, in full or in part, or alter it to make it your own. You are welcome to sell your finished items using my patterns, as long as it’s on a small scale. I would love a link back to my shop,, if you sell your finished items online. Thank you, and Happy Crocheting!

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