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Amigurumi Eeyore – Part 2

Hey! I hope you enjoyed the instructions for part one of amigurumi Eeyore! If you found the limbs to be fairly easy and fun to make then you’re probably ready for a little challenge. In this post I will show you how to make Eeyore’s head. I decided to make this part next because, in my opinion, it requires a bit more focus. This part uses the following techniques:

  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Making colour change
    • And how to carry the yarn after the change!
  • Adding eyes to amigurumi
  • Closing the opening
  • Weaving in the ends

If you’re just starting out in the world of amigurumi, or you just need a refresher, check out my tutorials below:

Magic Ring

Working in the Round – Part 1 (Increasing) and Part 2 (Decreasing)

For the head you will need:

  • size 3.50mm(4/E) crochet hook
  • small amount (approx. 15 grams) of worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver in Windsor Blue or Bernat Super Value in Medium Navy
  • small amount (approx. 15 grams) of worsted weight yarn such as Bernat Super Value in Peach
  • 2 black buttons for eyes, 10mm
  • needle and black thread to sew eyes

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms)

  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase (2 stitches in same stitch)
  • dec – decrease (sc 2 stitches together)
  • work even – complete round without increasing or decreasing

I’ll show the pattern segment first and then photos with instructions. Let’s begin!

Head

With Medium Navy

Round 1: in ring make 6sc

Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)

Round 3: [inc, sc in next st] x 6 (18 sts)

Round 4: [inc, sc in next 2sts] x 6 (24 sts)

Rounds 5-9: work even

Round 10: [inc, sc in next 11sts] x 2 (26 sts)

Switch to Peach yarn

Round 11: sc in next 7sts, inc in next st, sc in next 12sts, inc in next st, sc in next 5sts (28 sts)

Round 12: sc in next 5sts, inc in next st, sc in next 13sts, inc in next st, sc in next 8sts (30 sts)

Round 13: [inc, sc in next 4sts] x 6 (36 sts)

Rounds 14-15: work even

Round 16: [dec, sc in next 4sts] x 6 (30 sts)

Round 17: [dec, sc in next 3sts] x 6 (24 sts)

Round 18: [dec, sc in next 2sts] x 6 (18 sts)

Begin to stuff with fiberfill

Round 19: work even

Round 20: [dec, sc in next st] x 6 (12 sts)

Round 21: dec x 6 (6 sts)

Fasten off and sew open shut. Weave ends.

Round 10 is a little different because there are only 2 increases (so the shape of the head expands but only just a little) and at the end you’ll make a colour change. Make 11 sc, then increase and repeat once more. In the last stitch, start to make a single crochet but before you pull the loop through, switch the yarn colour:

Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 3

Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 4

In case you’re wondering what I do with the yarn tails and previous yarn when I change colours, I make sure the tail and old yarn are laying over top so when I make new stitches they are trapped or carried along. Once I’ve make a few stitches and I feel the yarn is secure, I cut the old yarn and trim the tail end, if needed.

Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 5

At the end of Round 11 or 12 you can sew the buttons on or you can always sew them later but I find it easier to do before stuffing and closing:

Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 6

When you complete Round 18 grab a generous handful of polyfil and begin to stuff the head. You’ll continue to add stuffing after each decrease:

Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 8 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 9

After the last round there will be a small opening and the way I like to close these openings is by using a yarn needle to sew it shut. With the yarn needle, thread the yarn through every other stitch or so and then pull, like a draw string. Insert the needle through the centre and pull back out from any other stitch, preferably of the same colour. Insert the needle through a nearby stitch and pull through the opposite side – this is how I weave in the ends. When I’m sure that the yarn is secured, I pull tight, and keeping tension on the end, I cut the yarn. To make sure the end is well-hidden I squeeze the piece a few times until the yarn is pulled inside and neatly hidden.

Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 10 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 11 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 12 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 13 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 15 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 16 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 17 Amigurumi Eeyore part 2 - Pops de Milk 18

That’s it for now! Next post will be about adding details to the head.

 

 

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