Sunday, 23 February 2014

Make it ! Mini clown faces !!!

I was thinking about something simple and colourful to do, not time consuming but effective!
Something good to gift as party favours, too!!!!!
This is the main reasoning behind my mini clown faces, that are not very detailed in embellishments, but you can easily understand what they are….. or not????? ;oD

You will need :

  • some white (clown face) and colourful (clown hair) yarn
  • a hook
  • a pair of scissors
  • a yarn needle
  • some pom poms
  • craft glue
  • brooch backs
  • thread and needle to sew pins
  • some cord and baker's twine
As usual, I'll use US crochet terms to explain my work!

To start, you have to collect your hook and the white yarn : we are going to crochet the face of the clown!
Make a slip knot, chain 4 and insert the hook in the first chain done, to form a ring.
( You can find a detailed photo tutorial HERE, if you need one!)
Now, chain 3 and crochet 11 double crochets into the ring.  
Just before the "fasten off", you'll have something like this …

To close your round, insert the hook in the top of your first "chain 3", pull the yarn and fasten off.

After trimming in the ends, pick a new colour for the hair and make a slip knot on the hook with it

and insert the hook in the top of any stitch. Make a single crochet, chain 2 and make a double crochet in the same stitch …

You need to work 2 double crochets in each of the following 5 stitches, so that you will have 6 couples of DCs …

Trim in the ends …

…. and with the help of some glue, attach a pom pom, in the middle of the clown face, as a nose …

Easily done, right ???

What to do with these mini clown faces?

Well, you can use them as pendants on very basic necklaces …

I collected a piece of red cord and a piece of matching baker's twine (both long 1mt) and two beads.
I knotted them together in the back and voila' ….

If you prefer, you can have a little brooch instead ….

…. just sew a brooch pin on the back of your clown and wear it …

….. maybe there are different things in your mind, as little garlands, cards, hair clips, bracelets, cake toppers, or ….. ?????? ;oD

HAVE FUN and let me know what are you going to do with them!!!!! THANK YOU !!!!

xxxx Alessandra

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  1. Oh my goodness Ale - your little clowns are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

    1. Thank you Debi!!!!!
      I'm so glad you like them!!!!!
      happy sunday, xxxxxx Ale

  2. Hai sempre delle idee divertenti e creative ! Ti auguro una buona giornata . Un bacione

  3. How cute, you could stick some little googely eyes on as well !

  4. Such a nice idea! Thanks for sharing the idea and the tutorial:)
    Have a lovely day!

    1. thank you Andree' !!!!! It's a very silly thing, but it made me smile, so I decided to share it with you all!!! ;oD
      xxxxxx Ale

  5. Ale, I love this simple, well thought these clowns, thank you for sharing it♡

  6. what a little cutie clowns ♥

    1. thank you Jenneke!!!!!
      xxxxxxx Ale

    2. So cute!!! You are a very imaginative crocheted, Ale!
      Helen xx

  7. I don't like clowns, but for these I'll make an exception, they are very sweet ;-)!
    Love from Mirjam.

    1. Honestly, I don't like clowns, too, since I was a little girl !!!! I thought it was about time to find a way to make them look nicer…… I hope I did well!!!!
      xxxxxxx Ale

  8. I've not visited in a while and I've been away too much wonderful colour and creativity! Tell me Ale, do you ever sleep! :) x

  9. How do you think up these things???
    I crochet a simple flower and then think I'm being creative :-D

    1. Usually, when I get bored with long projects! I have to find out how to do a nice thing in a very short time, then!!!!!
      xxxxxxxxx Ale

  10. So funny these clowns! Thank you for the tutorial!

  11. So cute and effective Alessandra! Great idea as party favours definitely :) :)
    Alison xx

  12. Oh, they're very cute Ale......your creativity is amazing.
    I think they would make great brooches with a big smiley face on them.
    What a fun little project.

    Claire Xx

  13. Ale I love your clown faces they made me smile x

  14. Hello Lovely Alessandra, I love these and would love to show my granddaughters how to make them. What fun they are - the brooch is my favourite and I would wear this to work to brighten up my day. You always come up with something new and cheery Alessandra which is why I always love to visit you. A fabulously clear tutorial, thank you so much. Have a wonderful day, sending you lots of loves and hugs Alessandra.

    1. Hope your granddaughters will have a lot of fun in making some little clowns!!!!!
      hugs and xxxxxxx, Ale

  15. get your craft on!! very clever! Heather x

  16. Really nice, makes me smile! Greetings from Marijke

  17. ♥ love! so beautiful! Happy day, my friend!

  18. Your clown faces are super cute! xoxo

  19. Very fun! You never run out of ideas!!
    Kate :}

  20. so much fun! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

  21. So very clever! Do you ever run out of ideas?!

  22. They are adorable! I am sure they'll be a great hit as party favours!

  23. What a fun idea, Ale! Love these faces :)

  24. So clever ..... they made me giggle!
    love Jooles x x x

  25. Your clown faces look really sweet Allesandra! Thank you for the tutorial!

    Happy week ahead,

    Madelief x


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