Seaweed, the Otter

designed by Evelyn McDermand

 

Materials:

 

4 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing
1 key ring or lanyard hook
111 brown pony beads
8 bone pony beads
7 pearl green pony beads
3 black pony beads

 

Special Instructions:  Pay close attention to the string path for the tail and legs.  After completing the row marked by the knots, make one leg using one strand (see note).  With the other strand, do not weave back through the 3 beads on that row.  You need the strand to make the tail first, then weave the strand through the 3 beads.  Make the other leg and tie knots.   Use excess string to tie hands together in front as shown.
Note:  In order to make the foot look right, I had to weave the strand back through a couple of times.  Step 1:  To make the leg and foot, string on 14 beads (shown in diagram with blue string).  Step 2:  Weave back through, (diagram with red string).