Crochet Oak Leaves and a Finger Puppet

crochet oak leaves on woodland blanket

Yarn Along! Yarn along! Tra-la-la-la-la! I love Yarn along!

I love to see all the other things that are being made, book recommendations, and mainly because I just love Ginny’s Blog and seeing what she is getting up to. Her photographs are always superb.

So this month I am making the finishing touches for the Squirrel Nutkin Woodland Blanket.

There will be leaves and squirrels appliqued onto the blanket

The little oak leaves are from Lucy’s Pattern here.

The larger ones are on Charlotta’s blog In the Yarn Garden

Charlotta makes them with 4ply cotton. I made them with the Stylecraft Special DK and they turned out to be monsters!

oak leaves

The one on the left is made with a 4.5mm hook, the middle one with a 4mm hook and the monster on the right is made with a 3 mm hook.

I have felted the two biggest ones. Click  felted to see how I do that.

oak leaves, felted

Here they are compared with Lucy’s oak leaf made with a 4.5mm hook

crochet oak leaves

I’m planning a cascade of leaves in the bottom left-hand corner of the blanket

crochet autumn leaves

Not sure how many yet.

Squirrels will scamper all over the blanket free pattern, crochet squirrel motifand a few leaves and an owl, Old Brown, will be in the top right hand corner.

If you would like to make a Squirrel motif you can find my free pattern with photo tutorial here.

And look!

If you sew two together – you can make a finger puppet! Ta Dah!

squirrel finger uppet


Ginny adds a book she is reading to her Yarn Along post.

I don’t read much, as it takes up too much crafting time, but I do love to listen to podcasts or music whilst I’m crafting and this is making me so happy right now


I’ve been wondering about making these characters in crochet, what do you think?!

30 responses to “Crochet Oak Leaves and a Finger Puppet

  1. I love love love your leaves and all your little shapes! Lucy is really brilliant, isn’t she?

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  2. Wow, oak leaves and squirrels, and it beautiful colours. Awesome.

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  3. Love the cascade of leaves, Sandra

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  4. Your blanket, leaves and squirrels are lovely Sandra, the characters in the little film would be great crocheted!

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  5. I love the leaves scattered all over the blanket – it is fabulously autumnal! And YES!!

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow

    It’s lovely. The whole thing just says ‘autumn’ to me!!!

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  7. I ♥️the blanket concept, the oak leaves are perfectly oaky, and of course the squirrels are causing me think I may have to try crocheting, so I can make some! The sunflowers crocheted is a definite yes. That bird, though, he needs some help, they should have called you!

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  8. Laurie Graves

    Adorable! Can’t wait to see the finished blanket.

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  9. Lisa at Greenbow

    I think you could make anything with those hooks.

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  10. I Love your blanket 😀 and Yes I think that would be fun thing to crochet 🙂

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  11. Your cascade of leaves looks very good on the blanket. And the sunflower people look fun to make.

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  12. Oh Sandra I love the cascading leaves idea with squirrels scampering and old brown. Such a beautiful idea for a warm cosy autumnal blanket.
    Thank you for sharing the song… It’s so cool, and I’d never heard it before. I think those sunflowers would look brilliant crocheted 🌻🌻🌻

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  13. Love your blanket so much. And yes!

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