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Learn how-to add simple eyes with felt & french knots to your amigurumi in #TechniqueTuesday with Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic and then try her awesome Parrot Origami-Inspired Amigurumi.


  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 2 squares of felt 3/8” x 3/8”.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn one square into a circle by using your scissors to round the corners.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat for the other square.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 4
    Step 4

    Thread your needle with embroidery floss. Come up with your needle through the center of the felt circle.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make a French knot by wrapping the working thread around the needle three times. Make sure that everything stays taut.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 6
    Step 6

    Push the needle back down through the felt a slight distance away from where you came up.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lightly pinch the thread wrapped around your needle to hold the wraps in place. It helps to hold the free yarn (the end closest to your wraps) taut as well.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 8
    Step 8

    Push the needle down through the wraps and out the back of the felt. Pull the thread through, continuing to pinch the wraps slightly to keep them together.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 9
    Step 9

    Secure the two ends of thread by tying them at the back in a square knot and trim the tail end close to the knot so that it won’t show from the front.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat steps 4-9 for the other eye.

  • How to stitch a French knot. How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 5: Simple Eyes With Felt And French Knots - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew the eyes to your toy’s head.

    You can find my pattern to crochet this adorable parrot amigurumi here at CO+K!

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