Hey friends! I’m back again with a super random crochet collection that no one asked for lol.
I’m a big Disney fan, and whenever I visit Disney parks, I like to Disneybound. For those of you who do not know what Disneybounding is, it is a fun way for adults to subtly dress up like Disney characters using regular clothes. Disney parks have a rule that prohibit adults from wearing costumes, and this is a fun little way to dress up without wearing a costume!
And since Halloween 2020 is pretty much cancelled, I thought Disneybounding would be a very easy and casual way for me to get into the Halloween spirit.
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Free Winnie the Pooh & Friends DIY Ears Crochet Patterns Collection
My favourite Disney ride of all time is Pooh’s Hunny Hunt in Tokyo Disneyland, so I decided to make ears for Pooh & Friends.
Here’s how I styled the four ears for my Pooh & Friends Disneybounds! My favourite outfit is the Piglet look, but if I’m being honest, the Tigger look is probably what you’ll most likely find me in.
If you want to see more examples of Disneybounds, check out Disneybound founder Leslie Kay’s Instagram account @theDisneybound!
All four patterns in this collection are written in US crochet terminology. The difficulty levels of this collection are Easy/Intermediate.
For those of you who are new to crochet but would like to learn, I have some video tutorials for beginners here!
The ears vary in length, but here’s roughly how tall they are: Pooh: 2.25” (6 cm), Piglet: 4.5” (11.5 cm), Eeyore: 6.5” (17 cm), Tigger: 2” (5 cm).
Yarn I Used
I chose to use Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran from LoveCrafts for all of the ears in this collection. I chose to work with Paintbox Yarns for this project because it comes in so many colours and makes colour-matching for this specific project a little easier. I also prefer using the cotton version of the yarn versus the acrylic. I find that acrylic is too stretchy and the finished items almost always turn out very inconsistent.
However, you can use any cotton yarn for these patterns as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn.
How much yarn I used for each set- Pooh: 12g of Mustard Yellow. Piglet: 40g of Bubblegum Pink. Eeyore: 18g of Raspberry Pink & 25g of Dolphin Blue. Tigger: 4g of Daffodil Yellow & 6g of Blood Orange.
Notes for the other Materials you will need
I have included instructions for attaching the ears to headbands for the longer ears. I’m using the Goody brand Girls Classic Fabric Headband. These are great and come in cute pastel colours that work well with the ears, but they don’t stay on as well as the headbands with “teeth” (especially for the longer ears). If you plan to wear your headband out to a party or to a theme park (or if you have a smaller head), you might want to get headbands that stay on a bit better.
For the smaller ears, I included a snap-clip option. The headbands are much easier and less fussy to wear than the snap clips, but I included it just as an option. The best way to wear the snap clips is to put your hair up into a ponytail first so that the ears are facing the right way when you clip it on.
You will need to use some craft wire to prop up the bigger ears (Piglet and Eeyore). The ears will not stay up or be poseable without the wires.
I also find that hot glue gun glue adheres very well to fabric headbands and dries quickly, so it’s the best option for attaching the wires to the headbands. You can use E6000 as well, but I don’t’ recommend it because the drying time is much longer and you’ll have to hold it in place while the glue sets.
Find the free patterns here: