Patrick Star, from " Spongebob"

designed by Evelyn McDermand


Patrick gif imageMaterials:

2 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing, plus
1 extra yard of ribbon or cord
1 key ring or lanyard hook
56 coral pony beads
15 lime green pony beads
5 purple pony beads
2 white pony beads
Black sharpie marker or craft paint pen for drawing on eyes.
Purple sharpie marker of craft paint pen for drawing on eyelids.

Special Instructions:  I found it easier to make the body using the 2 yards of ribbon first and then adding the arms using an extra yard of ribbon.  After making the body, tie knots as shown.  Refer to figure 2 for making and attaching the arms.  Using the extra yard of ribbon, center it by going through the second row consisting of 5 beads on the body.  You should have an equal amount of ribbon on both sides to make the arms.  On one side add on 10 coral beads and weave back through the beads as shown.  Do the same on the other side.  After finishing the second arm, weave the loose strand through the row of beads on the body, just above the pants, (see diagram).  The two loose strands should now be on the same side.  Pull tightly and tie a knot.