Barney Rubble

designed by Evelyn McDermand

barney gif image


3 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing
1 key ring or lanyard hook
36 ivory pony beads
24 brown pony beads
7 yellow pony beads
6 tan pony beads
3 mini ivory pony beads
2 mini yellow pony beads
Black sharpie marker or craft paint pen for drawing on eyes.

Special Instructions: Begin by lacing 5 yellow beads onto one strand. With the other strand, add on 1 yellow and one mini yellow bead, then go back through the large bead. Repeat, and then add on 3 ivory beads. Go through all 5 beads (not the mini) with the other strand to complete the second row.

To make the 3-D nose--complete the third row as usual. Then on one strand add the 3 mini ivory beads and go back through the 2 tan beads of the third row. The forth row consists of 3 tan and 3 ivory beads. After completing the forth row add 1 brown bead onto each strand, then make the next 3 rows as usual. To make the 3-D hand and bottom of shirt-- on one strand add beads #1 & 2, then go back through bead #1. Still using the same strand, add beads 3, 4 & 5, then go back through bead #4. Add on beads 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, then go back through beads 6 & 7. Next add on beads 11 & 12 then go back through bead #11. With the other strand go through beads 11, 7, 6, 4, 3, 1 to complete the row. Continue with the pattern paying close attention to the string path around the feet.