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Yarn Friends Key Chains

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Supplies

FloraCraft® Foam:
Balls: 1.5” diameter (one for each project)

Other Materials:
Yarn: Red Heart® (worsted weight, # 4)
Two – Chenille Stems
Felt: Assorted Colors
Feather Boa
Small Black Plastic Eyes
Wire
String

Tools:
Low-Temp Glue Gun
Scissors
Metal Nail File

Instructions

  1. To create the bodies; Fold a chenille stem in half.  Twist the folded end about ½” down from the fold (this is the neck).  Now fold the two ends of the chenille stem back up to about ½” down from the neck to make the legs thicker.  For the arms cut a chenille stem about 7” fold in half and twist the open ends together, slide the folded arms centered onto the neck about ½” down.   Be sure the arms are the same length.  Glue the neck up into the 1.5”ball.  Push into the ball all the way to the arms.
  2. Choose the color yarn to wrap the head and body.  Use the nail file to tuck one end of the yarn into the ball and begin wrapping every which way until the head is completely covered.  Continue wrapping the yarn out to one end of an arm.  Once at the end, fold the stem back about ¼” to create a hand.  Wrap around the folded hand and then back up the arm.  Repeat on second arm.  Wrap the legs in the same way.  If you want the legs or arms a little thicker just wrap with more yarn.  For the body; Wrap yarn until the body is as thick as you would like.  You can wrap the body and part way up the arms in a second color of yarn to look like a shirt or wrap a second color around the legs to look like pants. 
  3. Create hair by tying several strands of yarn together to the length of hair you wish and glue in place.  Glue the eyes and mouth in place.  Clothing can be created using felt or scraps of ribbon or fabric.
  4. Cut a 6” length of wire and thread it through the strands of yarn on the top of the head.  Twist the ends together to secure.

One Comment

  1. Alisa Shea
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 5:18 am

    So cute. They can all have a new little personality.

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