Hello LBYS friends. Here’s a little story about a recent experience of mine when yarn came to the rescue!
A couple of weeks ago I went to a fund raising gala to raise money for Clowns Without Borders. CWB is an amazing organization that was started in Spain in 1993 after Tortell Poltrona, a professional clown, was invited to perform in a refugee camp in Croatia. The response to his show, especially from the children, inspired him to create an organization to provide humor as an outlet and support to communities that have suffered trauma. There are now CWB organizations in 9 countries (including the US) that send performers to disaster-affected areas throughout the world. If you want to learn more, check out their website www.clownswithoutborders.org .
So on the day of the gala I was all jazzed at work looking forward to the event that night, and I started to think about what I was going to wear. Being a clown gala, clown-wear was encouraged, and while I have a big red nose I knew I’d never find it in my big messy room. I was lamenting the thought of attending the event sans nosewear when I thought to myself, “Are you or are you not the head of the Amigurumi club? ” I grabbed a G hook and a ball of bright red Lion Cotton, and whipped up a nose lickety-split. I went to the gala in style, and my nose was so popular that I’ve decided to make more of them to sell at a fundraiser for CWB that I’m organizing for January. But for you all, here’s the pattern:
1 ball Lion Cotton in Poppy Red
Crochet Hook Size G-6
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch. Place a marker to indicate the beg of rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. Rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st. Rep from * around.
Rnd 5-8: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off. Weave in your ends.
Use some spare yarn, dental floss, or elastic to tie on either side of the nose to secure it on your head. I usually tuck mine behind my ears and under my hair.