Learn how-to stitch a sleepy face for your amigurumi with Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic and then make her adorable sleepy bear.
Thread your yarn needle and insert it into your amigurumi from the back and exit out the front where you want your eye to start. I find sewing the nose and mouth on first helps with the placement of the eyes.
Leave a long tail at the back.
Insert your needle where you want the back of your eye to be (on Sleepy Bear, I counted back 7 stitches) and exit on the front, down and to the right of where you began in Step 1 (on Sleepy Bear, this is down 2 rounds and over 3 stitches).
Pull the yarn through, leaving a good amount of slack, so that the eye droops. Our next stitches will hold this part of the eye in place.
Insert the needle below the last exit point where you want your first eyelash to end (on Sleepy Bear, this is 2 rounds down), and exit where you want your next eyelash to begin (on Sleepy Bear, this is 1 stitch over from the first eyelash). Make sure you exit above the drooping yarn.
Repeat Step 5 for the next eyelash.
Repeat Step 5 for another eyelash.
Repeat Step 5 for a final eyelash, but this time you will exit on the opposite side of the face, next to the nose, where you want your next eye to begin.
Insert your needle where you want the back of your eye to be (on Sleepy Bear, I counted back 7 stitches) and exit on the front, down and to the left of where you began in Step 1 (on Sleepy Bear, this is down 2 rounds and over 3 stitches). Continue to repeat the steps above to create the eye and lashes for this side.
On your last eyelash, draw the needle through to the back of the head and exit through the same stitch that you used in Step 1.
I like to tie these two ends together and push them into the amigurumi to hide them.
And there you go. Now you have a friend who is always ready for bedtime.
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