Huey, Dewey and Louie

designed by Evelyn McDermand

 

huey gif imageMaterials:

2 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing
1 key ring or lanyard hook
34 white pony beads
31 red pony beads
24 orange pony beads
2 light blue pony beads
Black sharpie marker or craft paint for eyes

Note: Pay close attention to the string path at the beak.. Try using the mini (7mm) beads to make the pattern smaller. This may go better with the Donald Duck pattern.

Special Instructions:

For Dewey: Use yellow beads in place of the red.
For Louie: Use neon blue beads in place of the red.

For Beak: Lace and weave the start of the beak (the row under the eyes), ending with one strand coming out of the third orange bead. Lace on 5 orange beads, then skip 2 beads and go back through 3 beads and finally back through the row which starts the beak and pull tight. These rows should end up on top of the first 3 orange beads. Continue with the pattern as usual. You can make this pattern without the 3-D beak, by omitting the extra 5 orange beads and continue with the pattern as usual.
For 3-D Visor: Just pull this row tight so that the beads are rounded to resemble a visor.
For Arms: Try giving all the three characters different arms. For example, one with both arms straight, one with both arms bent, one with one straight and one bent. To give the arm the appearance of an elbow, skip going back through the second bead on the arm