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In just a few quick steps your adorable toy will have an equally adorable face
This is the third in my series on adding faces to your amigurumi. (Amigurumi is a Japanese word for any stuffed toy that has a face. They can be animals or inanimate objects, but they've all been endowed with human features).

The sleepy face is one of my favorite to do, because it is so quick and easy and very cute. It doesn't require many materials -- all you need is yarn, a needle, scissors, and your crochet or knit toy.

If you'd like to make the bear that is featured in this tutorial (or you're looking for instructions on how to embroider the nose and mouth), check out my Sleepy Bear Crochet Pattern.

Posted by Jennifer Olivarez from Arvada, Colorado, United States • Published See Jennifer Olivarez's 19 projects »
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  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 2
    Step 2

    Leave a long tail at the back.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 3
    Step 3

    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).

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 5
    Step 5

    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.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat Step 5 for the next eyelash.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat Step 5 for another eyelash.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 8
    Step 8

    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.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 9
    Step 9

    Like this.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 10
    Step 10

    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.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 11
    Step 11

    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.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 12
    Step 12

    I like to tie these two ends together and push them into the amigurumi to hide them.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 13
    Step 13

    And there you go. Now you have a friend who is always ready for bedtime.

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