For my friend who is in Disney World and who we are visiting soon, I made this Mickey Mouse pin that she can hopefully wear while she works around the parks! I showed my darling Mother, and of course she asked me to make her an Eeyore one for her ‘Disney-Bounding’ outfit while we are down there in a week or so. In case you haven’t ever heard of DisneyBound, it’s an awesome website run by Leslie Kay. She creates Disney outfits out of every day where as inspiration! It’s such a lovely idea and I’m a huge fan of hers. We are going to try to Disney Bound when we go!
Since I couldn’t find a pattern for an Eeyore pin, I wrote one up myself. You can find the link on Ravelry :)
– Grey, Purple, Black yarn scraps
– G hook
– B Hook
– Tapestry needle
Single Crochet (sc)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Using grey, Make a magic circle; chain 1, 6 sc into center, sl st into first sc, cinch tight (6)
Round 1: Chain 1, 2 sc in each stitch around. Sl st into first sc (12)
Round 2: Chain 1, *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in following stitch*.
**Around, Sl st into first sc (18)
Round 3: Chain 1, *1 sc into next two stitches, 2 sc in following stitch*.
** Around Sl st into first sc (24)
Finish off and weave in your ends! What a beautiful little grey circle you have!
For the tail, I cut a long piece of my grey yarn and grabbed my B hook. I slipped my B hook into the center of the magic circle (back to front) and grabbed onto the long piece of grey yarn, pulling it through. Here are pictures to hopefully clearly show you!
I tied the end of the piece of tail yarn to the middle magic circle yarn (does that make sense?) I needed to anchor down the tail. After they were anchored, I weaved in the ends so that it was all secure. After that, flip the body over, and make a foundation chain with your tail yarn. Your tail can be as long as you want! Tie a knot at the end to secure the tail.
I used this lovely mini bow tutorial and then sewed it on the body, over the tail. Again, as a way to stabilize my tail!
And voila! You finished your Eeyore Applique! Isn’t it adorable? I cannot wait to put the back on it and make it an adorable pin!