Ribbing and Base Circle
CO 16 sts. Work back and forth
in 1x1 Rib until work measures 1.25 inches, ending
with a RS row.
Next Row [WS]: BO 6 sts, work in patt to
end. 10 sts rem.
Next Row [RS]: BO 6 sts, work in patt to
end. 4 sts rem.
Next Row [WS]: P1, m1, p to last st,
m1, p1. 6 sts
Next Row [RS]: K1, m1, k to last st,
m1, k1. 8 sts
Next Row [WS]: P1, m1, p to last st, m1,
p1. 10 sts.
Work 4 rows in stockinette st.
Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last
3 sts, ssk, k1. 8 sts rem.
Next Row [WS]: P1, p2tog tbl, p to
last 3 sts, p2tog, p1. 6 sts rem.
Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, ssk, k1.
4 sts rem.
Next Row [WS]: P to end, CO 20 sts at end
of row using backward loop method. 24 sts.
Next Row [RS]: K to end. Divide sts
evenly between needles, place marker, and
join to begin working in the round, being
careful not to twist. (RS is facing out.)
Next Round: K5, work 8 sts in 1x1 Rib, k
Work in patt as set for 1 inch.
Form Buttonhole for Tail:
Next Round: K9, yo, k2tog, k to end.
Work 4 rounds in stockinette st.
Next Round: K2, yo, k2tog,
k10, ssk, yo, k to end.
Next Round: [K2, k2tog] around. 18 sts.
K 1 round.
Next Round: [K1, k2tog] around. 12 sts.
K 1 round.
Next Round: K1, [m1, k2] five times, m1,
k1. 18 sts.
Choose one of the head types below.
Basic Head (Uni)
K 9 rounds.
Next Round: [K1, k2tog] around. 12
Next Round: [K2tog] around. 6 sts.
Break yarn, leaving 8-10 inch tail. Thread yarn
onto tapestry needle and draw yarn through the rem
sts. Pull yarn through to WS and sew a couple of
Head with Three Horns (Mimi)
K 11 rounds.
Next Round: K6, place rem sts on st holder
or waste yarn.
Work 6 sts on needle in I-Cord for 10 rows, or to
desired length. Break yarn and draw through sts.
Slip next 6 sts from holder onto needle, reattach
yarn, and work in I-cord for 10 rows. Break yarn
and draw through sts.
Work rem 6 sts in the same way.Head with Pointy
Hair, Pop-Out Eyes and
K 7 rounds.
Make bobble eyes:
Next Round: K13, make bobble, k3, make
K 3 rounds.
Next Round: Slip 5 sts to right needle,
place next 3 sts on one stitch holder or waste
yarn, place next 6 sts on second stitch holder
or waste yarn, place following 3 sts on first
stitch holder or waste yarn (with first set
of held sts), slip rem st to right needle.
6 sts on needle; 6 sts on each of 2 st holders
(or pieces of waste yarn).
*Using CC, work 1 row of I-Cord; work rows
that follow in I-Cord as well.
Next Row: [K1, k2tog] twice. 4 sts
Next Row: [K2tog] twice. 2 sts rem.
K2tog. Break yarn and draw through st.*
Place sts from first st holder or piece of
waste yarn onto needle. Work from * to *.
Work last set of held sts in the same way.
Pick up 6 sts between first hair point and
second hair point; work from * to *.
Pick up 6 sts between second hair point and
third hair point; work from * to *.
In contrast color, cast on 2 sts.
Row 1: K1 f&b, K1. 3 sts.
Row 2: Change to main color, and
K all sts f&b. 6 sts.
Row 3: K all sts f&b. 12 sts.
Bind off all sts.
Repeat steps 1 to 5 for second ear.
Attaching the ears:
The ear pattern above makes a semi-circle
that can be attached as a cup ear or a standard
ear. To make cup ears like Eddie's, sew the
first and last st of the BO off row together
to create a cup, then sew the ear to the head
at the desired location. To make standard
ears, place the ear on the head, shape as
desired (I usually let the ear curve slightly
so that the first and last st of the BO row
are slightly in front of the center st of
that row), and sew in place.
Pick up and k 6 sts around arm opening (2 sts on
each side, 1 above and 1 below).
Work in I-Cord for 10 rows, or to desired length.
Break yarn and draw through sts.
Work other arm in the same way.
Determine tail placement by tucking pocket
ribbing into body so that base of creature
sits flat. Mark place where buttonhole overlaps
pocket ribbing -- this will be the location
for the tail. Choose one of the tail types
Braided Tail (Uni)
Cut 3 pieces of yarn, each approx. 3 times desired
tail length. Thread the yarn pieces onto tapestry
needle. At point on the pocket ribbing marked for
tail, make a stitch from RS to WS, and back through
to RS. The 6 yarn ends should now all be on RS of
fabric. Remove needle and adjust yarn pieces so
they are the same length. Divide them into 3 bunches
of 2, and braid tail. Stop about 1 inch from desired
tail length, tie an overhand knot, and trim ends.
I-Cord Tail (Mimi)
Curly Tail (Eddie)
On RS of pocket ribbing, pick up 6 sts around point
marked for tail. Work in I-Cord for 10 rows, or
to desired length. Break yarn and draw through sts.
CO 30 sts (or approx. 16 sts for each inch of curled
[Kfb] into each st. 60 sts.
BO all sts.
Sew tail to point marked for tail on RS of pocket
ribbing. Wrap tail around a knitting needle