5-26-09: Edited to add the pictures 🙂
I was going to hold off until tonight to post this because I wanted to have some pictures to add. We’ve had company today and we’re heading off to a barbecue but I will get pictures up tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Part 5 – Finishing:
Before we get started, here is a final inventory of what parts you should have to complete the project:
1 of Part 1
2 of Part 2 = 3 peg I-cords measuring 4 inches long
Part 3 = a tail that is already attached to part 1 and a 4 inch long I-cord that is not attached to anything yet.
4 of Part 4 = 2 peg I-cords measuring about 3 inches long and knotted at one end
Plus your black embroidery floss or 2 black beads
Alright, let’s finish off the project! Locate the shorter section of part 1 and one of the I-cords from part 2. Using the long yarn tails, sew one end of the I-cord to the side of the shorter section of part 1. Curve the I-cord to form a loop and use the other set of yarn tails to sew the other end of the I-cord to the same side. One ear is now formed. Repeat this step with the second I-cord from part 2 for the other side of the head. Placement on the ears is completely a matter of preference. I did mine about halfway back on the shorter section with the top of the I-cord loop near the top of the curve on the tube. The bottom of the I-cord loop was sewn about 1/2 inch below that. Play around with placement until you like what you see.
Next, locate the longer section of part 1 and one of the I-cords from part 4. Using the long yarn tails from the cast on end, sew the I-cord (knot end down) to the left portion of the underside of the longer section on part 1, about 1/2 inch from the gathered lifeline. One leg is now attached. Attach the next leg about 1/2 inch behind the first leg in the same manner. Repeat these two steps for the right portion of the underside of the longer portion of part 1.
Only one part should remain now, the I-cord from part 3. Using the long yarn tails on the front of part 1, sew the I-cord from part 3 to the front of part 1. Weave in any remaining yarn tails. Can you guess what you have now? 🙂
One final step remains. Take your black beads or embroidery floss and place eyes on the shorter section of part 1. Again, place these where you like them. Mine are set about 1 inch apart from each other and about 1/4 inch away from the I-cord that was just sewn to the front of part 1. Ta-da! I hope you like your little scrappy critter.
PS. This critter does have a name and I will post a finalized pattern here in the next few days. I just don’t want to spoil the fun 😉 Have a great day!