Emojis

Handmade Knitted Knitted Emojis Together Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

How to Knit an Emoji

What you will need...

Total time 2 Hours 30 minutes (average)

4mm knitting needles (UK 8, US 6)

Double knitting yarn - various colours

Sewing up needle

Scissors

Stuffing/Toy Filling

Before You Start...

Abbreviations

K = Knit   P = Purl   St = Stitch   Sts = Stitches

Inc = Increase - by working into the front and the back of the same stitch, to make two stitches out of one.

K2tog = Knit two stitches together at the same time as above (thereby halving your stitches).

St-st = Stocking stitch. Alternating a row of knit stitches (right side), with a row of purl stitches (wrong side).

Cast On - I use the thumb method

Cast off - K wise unless otherwise stated. US - bind off.

B&T tightly - Using sewing up needle, thread yarn through all remaining stitches

 

TOP TIP

To add your facial features, count the knitted rows and pin any separate added knitted pieces so they can be fixed in the correct position.

WhatsApp, iPhone, Snapchat and such like all use slightly different emojis - have a browse to help decide which to do.

You can of course that your own artistic flair to these!

How to Make it...

Knitted Emoji Basic Body

Handmade Knitted Emoji Body Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Make 2 or each Emoji

Time - 20 minutes each piece

Size 6.5cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn Yellow (or vary according to design)

Cast on 4 sts

Inc Knit-wise into every stitch (8 sts)

Next row P

Continue in st-st a further 6 rows, Inc Kwise into the first and last stitch of all K rows (14 sts)

St-st a further 4 rows

Continue in st-st a further 6 rows, Dec Kwise at the start and end of all K rows (8 sts)

K2tog to end (4sts)

Cast off Pwise

Knitted Poo Emoji Body

Handmade Knitted Poo Emoji Body Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Make 2 for each Emoji

Time - 20 minutes each leaf

Size 6cm x 6.5cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn Brown

Cast on 8 sts

Next row P

Next row K, Inc Kwise into first 2sts and last 2sts of this row (14sts)

Beginning with a P row, continue in st-st 3 rows

Next row K2tog (twice),K8,K2tog (twice) (10sts)

Beginning with a P row, continue in st-st a further 5 rows

Next row K2tog (twice),K2,K2tog (twice) (6sts)

Continue in st-st a further 5 rows

Next row K2tog three times

Next row P

B&t tightly and fasten off

Emoji Tear

Make 2 for each Laughing emoji (one for knitted sad emoji)

Time - 5 minutes each Tear

Size 2cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn Light Blue

Handmade Knitted Laughing Emoji Tear Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Cast on 2sts

Inc Kwise into both sts (4sts)

Beginning with a P row st-st 3 rows

K2tog twice (2sts)

Next row P

K2tog &fasten off

Emoji Hearts

Make 2 for each Love emoji (one for the blowing a kiss emoji)

Time - 10 minutes each Heart

Size 2cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn Red/Pink

Handmade Knitted Emoji Heart Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Cast on 4 sts

Inc K wise, K2, Inc Kwise (6sts)

Next row P

K2tog, K2, K2tog (4sts)

Next row P

K2tog twice (2sts)

Next row P

K2tog

Sew a couple of loops through the middle stitches of the top two rows. This will pull in the top to make a better heart shape. Fasten off.

Emoji Eye

Make 2 for each Poo emoji (one for crazy emoji)

Time - 5 minutes each Eye

Size 1.5 x 2cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn White

Handmade Knitted Emoji Eye Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Cast on 2 sts

Inc Kwise into both sts (4sts)

Beginning with a P row st-st 3 rows

K2tog twice (2sts)

P2tog and fasten off

Emoji Teethy Grin

Make 1 for each emoji

Time - 15 minutes each

Size 3.5cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn Brown/white

Handmade Knitted Emoji Grin Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Cast on 6 sts

Next row P

Inc Kwise twice, K2, Inc Kwise twice (10sts)

Next row P

(Join on white at this stage if adding top strip for teeth)

Next row K

Cast off P wise for no teeth, or Cast off K wise with white teeth

Emoji Grimace

Make 1 for each emoji

Time - 15 minutes each

Size 3.5cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn White

Handmade Knitted Emoji Grimace Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Cast on 10sts

(K2P2) to end

Next row (P2K2) to end

Cast off Pwise

Poo Emoji Mouth

Make 1 for each emoji

Time - 10 minutes each

Size 3cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn White

Handmade Knitted Poo Emoji Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Cast on 6sts

Inc K wise, K4, Inc Kwise (8sts)

Next row P

Cast off Pwise

Emoji Tongue

Make 1 for each Crazy emoji

Time - 5 minutes each

Size 2cm

Needles 4mm (UK 8, US 6)

Yarn Red/Pink

Handmade Knitted Cheeky Emoji Tongue Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Cast on 5sts

Beginning with a P row st-st 5 rows

K2tog,K,K2tog (3sts)

Next row P

B&t tightly

Piece it Altogether

Sew any additional knitted facial features to the main body piece before sewing up altogether. This allows easier hiding of loose ends.

Back stitch any other detailing required as per your design, including loop stitching for the poo emoji eyes - count the numbers of knitted stitches to keep your design symmetrical.

Oversew cast on and cast off edges and row ends of the two body pieces, with right side of st-st on the outside. Leave a small gap to allow light stuffing (so that the emoji is still fairly flat), then complete this oversewing and fasten off.

Finger knitting a length of yarn to attach to the top of the emoji will allow these little fellas to be decoratively tied onto a door handle or hook, or even added as a purse/bag charm. Alternatively, sew onto a hairband or headband to make a fun knitted hair accessory!

Laughing Emoji with Tears
Laughing Emoji with Tears
Handmade Knitted In Love Emoji Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas
Love Emoji with Hearts
Handmade Knitted Poo Emoji Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas
Poo Emoji
Handmade Knitted Cheeky Emoji Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas
Cheeky Emoji with Eye and Tongue
Handmade Knitted Grimace Emoji Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas
Grimace Emoji
Handmade Knitted Nauseated Emoji Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas
Nauseated Emoji

Make it Different!

 If you don't fancy knitting so many of them and maybe struggling to choose between the different faces, you could always do a different face on either side of the emoji and can then flip it over.

Those lucky enough to have the new iPhone X, I've heard that you can make up your own emojis, and you can of course that your own artistic flair to these as you so wish!

Handmade Knitted Emojis Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas

Behind the Scenes!

These patterns are all made up as I go along, learning from mistakes along the way. Every time I create a new pattern, I record it in the Updates part of this site (effectively my blog…)  There is a story behind each creation, and this can help give you some more ideas and inspiration.

All done?

Feel free to share your successes or any other tips or suggestions by emailing me. If it's all gone swimmingly and you're ready for you next challenge, have a look at what to try next!

Handmade Knitted Knitted Emojis Together Fitting in Knitting Children Quick Craft Ideas