Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crochet Puppet Doll

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Introduction: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crochet Puppet Doll

About: I graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in English. I want to write children's novels. I'm a mother of 3 and home-school all of them. I am currently obsessed with learning to make cloth dolls.

This is an 18 inch tall hand puppet/doll, all made from crochet. I used a G hook and Red Heart yarn. The pattern comes from Kathleen Early's website, Yarn Arts: http://www.kathleenearly.com/ click "Patterns" on the left frame, then "Puppets" in the middle.

I made him for my 7-year-old son, who's loved the Turtles for years. I realize that the mask/weapons don't match in the picture, but Leo's swords looked a little the worse for play so I used the nunchuks for the pictures instead. I still need to make more masks and finish the rest of the weapons so my son can interchange which turtle he wants to play with. Maybe someday I'll make all 4 turtles, but this guy took a loooong time so it might be a while!

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    16 Discussions

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    moleman00x
    moleman00x

    9 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! it looks great and its seem prety simple :) im going to try it :) but now im just being a redickulus TMNT fan lol thats Leo and he is holding nunchucks....mickys wepon lol but regardless this is still awsome :) thanks

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    Cees
    Cees

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the nice comment! If you'll read the last paragraph in the description, I know that the weapons don't match...but when I took the picture the other weapon was a little destroyed, so that's why I used the ones I did.

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    moleman00x
    moleman00x

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    lol oh lol well that will teach me to stop skiming over things and just read it lol great how-to though :)

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    HurricaneSoccer

    This is sweet, I almost wish I knew how to crochet simply due to this.

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    Cees
    Cees

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the nice comment! Crocheting is very easy with a little practice. :)

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    HurricaneSoccer
    HurricaneSoccer

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I've been so sick the last couple days that I'm really interested in learning. Good to know it's not too hard, for you at least :)

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    Cees
    Cees

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sorry you're sick. Your local library should have tons of crocheting books, and there are hundreds of websites on the internet with free lessons. Even YouTube has lots of crochet technique videos. Good luck and get well soon!

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    Sgt.Waffles
    Sgt.Waffles

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Didn't read the instructable. Just saw it in the "Related" portion at the bottom of another instructable. All I'm going to say is I thought it said "Crotch Puppet", which peaked my interest. I was dissapointed.

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    12 years ago on Introduction

    It's in the LionBrand Yarn challenge group, I don't see any problems.

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    Shifrin
    Shifrin

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, This is another real creative project I have seen recently, Great job an Welcome to Instructables! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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    babakers5
    babakers5

    12 years ago on Introduction

    That is just too-o-o-o cute. You did a fabulous job on that puppet. Now thats what I call work that pays off in the end. Congrats on that!!

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    Cees
    Cees

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the comments, and for everyone who commented on this before, I'm so sorry I accidentally deleted it the first time! I entered another contest, then read the rules and realized it didn't at all fit, so I tried to delete from the contest and ended up deleting the whole thing. So sorry about that and thanks for your comments! I'm still new to this Instructables thing. :)