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How to make a three dimensional mouth

Posted on: November 7, 2013

There are different ways to make a mouth when you crochet a doll, the most common technique  is to just sew it with embroidery thread, a strand of yarn, or glue one with felt. This is a tutorial to learn how to make a three dimensional mouth, which looks more complex, even though it is very easy to achieve once you know how to do it!

Mr Dummy, my guinea pig for this tutorial

Mr Dummy, my guinea pig for this tutorial

sep_lineTo start this tutorial, just make a head as you usually do until you reach the level where you want the mouth to be. I am using a little dummy I just made for this purpose, I named it… Mr Dummy.

I decided to start the mouth at this level

I decided to start the mouth at this level

Next row: just crochet around as usual until you reach the stitches where you want the mouth to start. Make a chain of 6 stitches and join at the row. (if you want the mouth larger, just add more stitches to your chain, and count an equal amount on row to join). Resume with your rows as usual.

6 stitches in chain = 6 stitches on row. if you want the mouth wider, just add equal number of stitches on the chain and row.

6 stitches in chain = 6 stitches on row etc…

Continue to work in sc for a few rows

sc around and continue for a few rows

Stop working on the head after a few row.

Start working on the inside of the mouth

Hold after a couple of rows to work on the inside of the mouth.

With yarn of your choice (you can use the same one, black, or pink, red..), I am using a darker shade of brown. Make a circle:
Make a magic ring
– Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
– Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Note: if you made the mouth larger, you will have to make a larger circle as well.

The circle is worked as a spiral

The circle is worked as a spiral

Start sewing at the top corner of the mouth, using the back stitches of the hole, continue to sew all the way around until the hole is closed. Fasten off, and weave in the loose ends.

Sewing the inside of the mouth with the head.

Sewing the inside of the mouth with the head.

the head of the doll with the mouth done

The head of the doll with the mouth done

Now you can start stuffing the head, and resume with your work. You can add a little tongue with red felt in the inside of the mouth, but that is optional!

This tutorial is the same concept I used to make my Sackboy, but with a wider mouth: see Amigurumi Sackboy.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me in the comments section!

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1 Response to "How to make a three dimensional mouth"

[…] He is quite small, 8 inch tall standing. I really wanted the mouth to be three dimensional so I used a method that is explained in one of my tutorials that you can check out here: How to Make a Three Dimensional Mouth . […]

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