Free Pattern by Kimber Shook
Beads, Rhinestones or Brads
Black Embroidery Floss
Hook Size G
Jumbo cotton balls (2 or 3)
Worsted Weight Yarn - Color
Worsted Weight Yarn - White
Ch - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Start with a Magic Ring, sl st; ch 1;
Row 1: 10 sc in magic ring; sl st to beginning sc; ch 1; (10 sc)
Row 2: Sc across, sl st to beginning sc; ch 1 (10 sc)
Row 3-9: Repeat row 2; at end of row 9; end off; weave in ends; (10 sc)
Row 10: Attach white, Repeat row 2; (10 sc)
Row 11-14: Repeat row 2; (10 sc)
Row 15: Sl st in next 5 sc; (sc, ch1); sl st in remaining 4 sc; end off; weave in ends;
Stuff 2-3 cotton balls inside test tube. Glue two rhinestones or beads (or attach brads) in the center of row 7, 8 or 9 and let dry; Using needle and embroidery floss, sew a curved stitch for mouth, knot and hide ends inside test tube. (Helpful hint: I dip needle tip in glue and run between the floss and test tube to help hold “mouth” in place. Clean off needle for future use.)
Change to white yarn anywhere - just be sure to add eyes & mouth on bottom colored portion.
Add a cork in the top of test tube, if desired.
I made these for my Daughter-in-law per her request. I hope you enjoy them as much as she did. I hope you stop by again.