This pattern came about as a result of my Mental Health Experiment which you can read more about here. My free Easy Amigurumi Peanut pattern was used as a basis for it. With a few modifications and the addition of wings, we were able to create this cute little bat. So whether you’re nutty or batty, you can enjoy this easy and quick to make treat! U.S. Crochet terms used throughout.
Bat Finger Puppet
This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.
Copyright 2013 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved
Skills Necessary to Complete Experiment
Working in Rounds, Adjustable Ring, SC, DEC, INV DEC, HDC, DC
Materials for this Experiment
Size F Hook (3.75 mm)
Small amount Polyester Fiberfill
Small amount of Worsted Weight Tan or Brown Yarn
Small amount of Worsted Weight Black Yarn
Optional 9mm safety eyes or use wiggle eyes, felt, embroidery thread, or fabric paint
Optional Felt, Fabric Paint, Embroidery Thread to Finish as Desired
Head and Body
With F (3.75mm) hook and worsted weight tan or brown colored yarn, starting at head, and working in rounds,
Rnd 1 – Make 5 SC in Adjustable Ring
Rnd 2 – Increase in each stitch around = 10
Rnd 3 – *SC in next stitch and increase in next (repeat from * around) = 15 (If work starts to turn, be sure the side facing out is the one that does not have the little horizontal lines. The outside of this bat should be the smooth V-only side)
Rnds 4-6 – SC in each stitch around = 15.
Rnd 7 – *SC in next stitch and decrease in next using an INV DEC (repeat from * around) = 10. Place safety eyes if using.
Rnd 8 – SC in each stitch around (10). Stuff head. *
Rnd 9 – *INC, SC 4, repeat from * = 12
Rnds 10-14 – SC in each stitch around (12).
Rnd 15 – *INV DEC, SC 4, repeat from * = 10 (take another INV DEC if it’s not tight enough on the finger. Finish off.
Wings (Make 2)
Note: Wings are designed to create a slight arch while making – allow the yarn to lay that way. The arch is meant to define the top part of the wings. Several of my testers attached the wings upside-down, with the arch on the bottom – so it’s totally your preference as to the look you like best when attaching to the bat.
With F hook and darker brown or black yarn, and leaving a length for sewing, working flat,
Row 1 – CH 8, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next. SC next 2 together, SC in last 3. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2 – SC in next 3 SC, skip one and SC in next, and SS in last. Finish off, hiding tail in wing.
Thread yarn tail into tapestry needle, pin and sew to sides of bat. One will be facing wrong way. This is okay. Just give it to a kid and see if they mind. 😉
Ears (Make 2)
You may use either the darker color or lighter color for your ears, depending on how you would like your bat to look.
1. In an adjustable ring, and leaving a tail for sewing, make SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC. Pull tight, slip stitch, finish off, leaving additional tail for sewing.
Use both tails to sew ears onto head after pinning in place.
Use embroidery floss, fabric paint, or felt to make facial details, as desired. Don’t forget nose and fangs if you like. Make as cute or scary as you like! 🙂
Note – Embroider all details for child-safe version.