Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How to Crochet Eyelashes....

Awww, look at the new parents. I am working on a family at the moment to send off as a belated birthday present to my 3 year old niece. I hope I'm not misleading her into thinking that all new mums wear tutus. But hey, if I owned one at the time I would have.
So anyhoo, here is a little tutorial on how to crochet eyelashes because sometimes when you make a female creature, she needs to look a little foxy (even if she is a bear).
 So to make the eye, I embroider a french knot using 4 ply wool - wrap the wool around the needle twice...
 Then draw the needle through the wraps and back into the head. Repeat on the other side (unless you are making a cyclops) and tie off.
 I then cut a 3 cm length of wool and split it lengthwise into two pieces. Fold the length in half and then using a smallish hook (I used a 2mm one), insert the hook through a stitch above the eye. Grab the eyelash yarn...
 And pull through the stitch.
 Grab the eyelash yarn again and pull it through the loop left on the hook.
 Et voila, an eyelash.
 Repeat until fabulous.... then trim as desired (unless you are after a certain kind of look).
 This bear still needs some ears so even though she has nice eyes, she still looks slightly unfinished and odd (a bit like I do in the morning until I have my first cup of tea and attach my ears).
 Right now I have Roberta Flack in my head singing "The fiiiirrrssst tiiime, ever I saaaaw your faaaace". By the way, please excuse the length of her nose - I think I was daydreaming at that point in the pattern. The glitch has been taken care of with subsequent bears. It makes her a real individual though.
 Here is bunch of winter flowers to brighten your day.
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.

8 comments:

  1. OMG! that has to be one of the cutest things ever the eyelashes are perfect but your imagination and stories you naturally weave with crochet is amazing

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  2. You're bonkers! D'ya know that? Guess what arrived today???!!! Ho Twater Bottle Covers and lovely cards! Aw Kate I absolutely LOVE them! Can't wait to show Jen...she's home from her Dad's in 1 hour. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!You are very kind to us. Can't wait to see you and give you a big proper hug! Brace yourself Sheila! xxxx

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  3. Ohhhh I love the eyelashes. thanks a bunch for showing!!!
    Jan

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  4. My favourite step is Repeat until fabulous! haha Love it.
    Fabulous bears, fabulous eyelashes and a fabulous, unique, long nose. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  5. Hi Kate,

    I have just come across your blog and I must say that I absolutely LOVE it! Your pictures are amazing and you have made some brilliant things. I also love what you have done with your bike. Would love to do something similar with mine but it rains so much here it would get ruined pretty quickly! I am going to enjoy following your future posts. Sally x

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  6. I'm sorry if I missed where I could find this, but I'd LOVE the pattern to the baby bear! I'm making my daughter a little tin with a baby animal inside with a pillow and blanket...lol She loves tiny things, and this would be perfect!

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