Hi friends! I would like to introduce to you something very near and dear to my heart, Disneybounding! Some of you may know what this is, but if you don’t, Disneybounding is when you dress up in regular clothes to look like a Disney character. Disneybounds are not costumes, but it’s a fun way to subtly dress up like your favourite Disney characters.
I always Disneybound when I go to Disney Parks, but I also enjoy Disneybounding when I’m not visiting the parks. Since Halloween is more or less cancelled this year, I thought that Disneybounding could be a fun way to dress up without actually wearing a costume.
Here’s my Winnie the Pooh bound! I bought the skirt and shirt years ago to Disneybound as Pooh for a wedding. I always Disneybound when I go to weddings because it makes the whole dressing up process a little bit more fun for me.
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Yarn I Used
I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for this toy; however, you can use any worsted weight yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. For this pattern, I used roughly 12g of Mustard Yellow. Each skein of yarn is about 50g.
5 Round Circle = 2” with a 3.5mm hook
Gauge isn’t super important here, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about measuring gauge for amigurumi here!
The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy. This pattern in written in US crochet terminology. The ears measure to be about 2.25” (6 cm) tall.
For those of you who are new to crochet/amigurumi but would like to learn, I have some video tutorials for beginners here!
Free Winnie the Pooh Crochet DIY Ears Pattern
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Terminology Used In This Pattern
sc: single crochet
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
sc3: make 3 sc in the next stitch
Things You Need
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Mustard Yellow
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Headbands or Hair Snap Clips. If you are using a headband make sure to get one that is at least about an inch wide and covered in fabric, I used Goody Classics Fabric Headband.*
*Note about Headband vs Hair Snap Clips:
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”. 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.
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.
Winnie the Pooh Ears
with Mustard Yellow yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 (inc) x 6 
3 (sc, inc) x 6 
4-5 sc in all sts 
6 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sc 
7-8 sc in all sts 
9 sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 5, sc 
10-11 sc in all sts 
12 (sc, dec) x 6 
13 sc in all sts 
If you are using a snap clip, unsnap the clip and crochet the first 5 sts through both the ear and the right side of the clip (see photo below), work sc3 into the next st only (not through the clip), then work the next 5 sts through both the ear and the other side of the clip, work sc3 into the final st only. Scroll down for headband attachment instructions.
14 FLO & through the clip: 5sc, through both loops ONLY: sc3, continue on the other side of the clip: FLO & through the clip: 5sc, through both loops ONLY: sc3.
Fasten off, weave tails in.
To make it into a headband instead
14 sc in all sts 
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
- Line the ears up to the headband, roughly 2.75” (6.5cm) between the ears. You can put the headband onto your head and position the ears to see where you want them to be.
- Mark the position of the ears with a marker once you are happy with where they are.
- With the tail we left for sewing, whip stitch the ears to the headband. Do so by wrapping the yarn under the headband then insert the needle through the bottom of the ears. Pull tightly to close the gap off between the ears and the headband.
- Once you’ve whip stitched all the way across the bottom of the ear, whip stitch back across to further secure the ears onto the headband. Weave the tails in and repeat on the other ear.
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