The ends will be unraveled, so when you prepare
the cords, use tape at the
tips, since it's easy to cut off.
Step 2: Attach 6 of the
2-yard cords to the top
of the ring with Larks Head knots. You
will end up with 12 cords to work with.
Step 3: Tie 5 rows of
Alternating Square Knots, using 4 cords per
Step 4: Mentally number
the cords 1 thru 12. For the eyes of
FiFi the Poodle, slide one bead onto cords 3
4, as well as 9 10.
Leave a 1/4-inch
space between the top of the beads and
the last row of knots you tied in the previous
Step 5: Just below the
beads, tie a SK using cords 3 6 under the left
eye, and 7 10 under the right one.
Step 6: Pass cord 6 through
the bead for the nose, heading into the hole
from left to right. Pass cord 7
through the hole, from right
Pull on both ends so the bead rests as close to
the eyes as possible.
Step 7: Tie 3 rows of ASK, as
Row 1: Use cords 1 -
4, 5 8, and 9 12.
Row 2: Use cords 3 6,
and 7 10.
Row 3: Use cords 5 8.
Step 8: Slide the beads
for the collar onto cords 2 - 3, 4 -
5, 6 - 7, 8 - 9, and 10 - 11.
Step 9: Attach all the
cords to the bottom
of the ring with Double Half Hitches. Make sure
you pull each one taut as you attach them.
Trim the cords to 10 inches, shaping them into
a curved arrangement.
Save the scraps if they are 6 inches or more.
Step 10: Use several
6-inch pieces of material to make the fur
mustache around the nose
of FiFi the Poodle. You can use scraps or
cut new cords.
Arrange 3 cords through spaces between the ASK
on the left
side of the nose bead. You need
to pass them through from back
to front, with each end in a different space.
Another option is to attach them with Larks
Do the same on the right
side of the nose. Unravel the
cords to form the whiskers.
step 10, placing several cords in the
the eyes. Trim and shape the
cords to form the eyelashes.
Step 12: Cut additional
6-inch pieces and attach them between the knots
in the forehead
area. Secure these cords with
Larks Head knots.
You can add as many as you wish, trimming and
arranging them to look like an authentic poodle
You want FiFi the Poodle to look neat and tidy,
so spend some time with this grooming process.
Step 13: Now its time
to make the ears. Attach 4 of the 20-inch
cords to the top
right side of the ring, with Larks Head
knots. This gives you 8 cords to work
Do the same on the top
left side, attaching four more cords.
Step 14: Using four
cords per knot, tie Square Knots with each
set of cords you just added.
Step 15: Attach a 1-yard
cord next tothe Double Half
Hitches at the bottom of the
Use a DHH to attach the cord, so that there is
10 inches dangling below the ring, and the rest
Use the long
portion to wrap the exposed area of the
ring, from the bottom towards the top.
When you are finished wrapping, tie a Half
Hitch to secure the cord.
The extra material will become part of the
right ear. The portion at the
bottom will become part of the body fur.
step 15, wrapping the left side of the
ring in the same manner.
Step 17: Unravel and
brush all the ends in the body
area of FiFi the Poodle. Do the same with both
ears. Use a ribbon or piece of yarn to gather
the cords for the ears, wrapping it around the
ring to hold the ears in place.
FiFi the Poodle looks best if she is fluffy, so
if any area seems too bare, simply cut more
pieces of material and add them wherever they
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