How to make a three dimensional mouth
Posted November 7, 2013on:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!