Egg Head Mannequin Crochet Pattern



My newest crochet pattern that I designed is called the Egg Head Mannequin pattern: you can access this pattern HERE.

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The pattern uses #21 Twisted Nylon Seine Twine. You might ask where in the world do I find that?? Well, it’s easily found online on sites such as Ebay or Amazon. You can also find this type of twisted nylon twine at Marine shops for ‘netting’ products for a fairly affordable price.

I like to use nylon twine because it not only provides a firmer finished product, it can be hardened using products such as Ceramcoat by Delta; an All Purpose Sealer. I use this product as the initial hardening process and Ceramcoat also helps acrylic paint adhere to the nylon. I then use a few coats of Mod Podge glossy sealer. Hardened crochet mannequins are very durable and will last decades upon decades; plus they are 100% handmade!

You can find my pre-made Ready to Ship mannequin heads in my Etsy shop Thornwood Designs.  

I will be posting tutorial videos here on my blog that will assist you in creating the mannequins in my patterns!



Ballet Slippers Ornament: Variation on Baby Foot pattern

Click Here for: Baby Foot Pattern

You can use the Baby Foot pattern to create these darling little pink ballet slippers ornament.


Crochet using the same Baby foot pattern, but only complete about 4 or 5 of the PERIMETER rounds. End, weave in tail. Then……..stuff them with the fiberfill. Make the top of the foot section, but make slightly smaller so it covers the top of the ballet slipper ( I like it indented downward toward the sole of foot). Sew the top section onto ballet slipper using yarn needle.

Then……..get some ribbon and thread it into a large yarn needle. Insert the ribbon into the bottom of the foot as shown in picture (see picture below).


Then…….tie up the ribbon as seen in picture, into a bow.


I like to shape the slipper into more of a ballet shape (firm fiberfill is best for this project).

Then you can add some other type of string or ribbon to use to hang the ballet slipper ornaments.

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