Sunday, September 16, 2007
Lilo and Stitch (Lilo's top)
bead placemnt picture
Sydney's Lilo top from Lilo and Stitch movie
Red worsted weight yarn
6x9 mm pony beads several
Row 1: Ch 60, dc in 4th chain from hook and in each chain across. (58 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same stitch. * skip 2 chains, 3 dc in next stitch, * across to last stitch. Dc in last stitch. (ch 2 doesn't count as first st. (56 dc = 18 shells +2 dc's)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same stitch, dc in first space, dc in each dc across but also do a dc in the space before last dc too. (58 dc).
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc in same stitch, dc in each across. (58 dc)
Row 5: Rep row 2.
Row 6: Rep row 3.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in same stitch, * ch 2, sc in next stitch, * across, sc in last stitch, fasten off. weave in ends.
cut 6 strands of Red yarn to use for ties mine are 24" long. Fold first tie in half in first corner pull the loop thru and put the ends in and pull tight, this should make 2 ties in the corner, do for the other 3 corners.
Fold the top in half to get the center. you will do the ties in sc's to each side of the center.
so now you have 6 areas and 12 strings for beads.
add as many beads per string as you like but make them equal on the strings. In the picture I used green and purple..Sydney's favorite colors and it went with her grass skirt and leis. The beads are for decoration and weight on the strings. I have a picture of the center top bead placement I did.
To make the top, for the kids to wear, you add felt to the inside. I did mine in contrasting felt to show the stitching. You can make it washable by sewing the felt on. Mine was hot glued to the top, but you can even use fabric glue. Hope you like it.