Mailbox, from “Blue’s Clues”

designed by Evelyn McDermand


mailbox gif imageMaterials:

2 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing
1 lanyard hook
42 lilac or purple pony beads
15 neon pink pony beads
14 brown pony beads
12 lavender pony beads
2 white pony beads
1 gray or pearl black pony bead
Black sharpie marker or craft paint for eyes

Special Instructions:
This pattern does not begin with a lanyard hook. It can be clipped onto the top after the pattern is completed. Begin by stringing on 4 brown beads. They should be in the middle of the cord or ribbon. With one end of the cord, go back through two beads (see diagram 1). Follow the string path carefully. When you get to the blue star, refer to diagram 2 (the blue string path) to make the 3-D flag, then continue as usual. When you get to the black star at the end of the pattern, again refer to diagram 2 (the black string path) for attaching the top of the flag. This pattern also needs reinforcing to keep the top two and bottom two rows from separating. You can use the method used in the Leprechaun Hat pattern or the method explained in the instructions for the Gingerbread Man or Buzz Lightyear on Margo’s site.