I was talking on the phone with hubby and my hands felt idle. It was the perfect opportunity to grab some yarn and make an emoji. I had the idea rattling in my brain since one of my students requested (turned into a suggestion, no more personal requests 🙂 I make one. It was an easy and quick project to work on while gabbing away. I almost got it done by the time we hung up. We do talk for a long time. Love my hubby.
This one didn’t last long in the prize box. It was snatched up right away. There’s nothing worse than making something I think the kids like only to have the poor item sitting in the box for months and, eek, forever. I always feel a little thrill when they pick one of my pieces and run around with it. It’s all about the little pleasures. 🙂
I plan on making more and experimenting with different faces and edgings. These seem so natural for the prize box.
The emoji is two circles attached to each other with a single crochet round and stuffed.
The circles: Make two with a yellow yarn.
Start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (16 sc)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* (repeat to end of round, 24 sc)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st* (repeat to end of round, 32 sc)
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st* (repeat to end of round, 40 sc)
Rnd 6: sc in each st around (40 sc)
I hate to admit this but I was gabbing on the phone and I forgot to write down exactly what I did for the glasses although I have a general idea.
I made a chain with a thin, black yarn. I think it had 8 chains. I counted about 3 chains and made a fan, slip stitched into the next chain, skipped a few chains and made another fan and slip stitched in the last chain. Play around with the fan to get the best half circle shapes. I think I did a single, half double, double, half double, single crochet stitch combinations. Embroidering the glasses on would work too.
Either make and sew on or embroider the glasses onto one of the circles. Embroider the happy smile.
Take your two circles with the face facing out and single crochet around both pieces with the face facing you. This will push the face forward a little. I attached a clasp because I noticed the students like to attach this type of thing to their backpacks. Next time, I might try doing an increase every other stitch when sewing the pieces together.