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Brooch, or binkie accoutrement, you may use these luscious lips in many delightful ways. Created in memory of a Parisian pin that showed flying lips, celebrating poetry, these lips could be a pin, a neckpiece, or worked with smaller hooks and lighter yarns, earrings. Add a magnet and they're a fridgie, make a bunch and they're a mobile.
They are named luscious as they are two-piece 3D lips (and I also have a pattern for one-piece 3D lips).
All the lips shown are made with wool and felted. Red: Full circle by Knit Picks, Purple Patons Classic wool Merino, White: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Pink: Lopi lite
I created these lips to adorn sweaters, jacket lapels, and along the way, my testers shared their own unique spins on how lips can delight.
You may use any yarn you have at hand, but use the guiding rule of working with a hook two sizes smaller than that recommended for the yarn. Most of the lips pictured are worsted/heavy worsted weight yarn, made with a F/3.75mm hook.
Tools and Materials
F/3.75 mm hook
15 yards worsted/aran yarn
or any desired yarn/hook combination where hook is generally 2 to three sizes smaller than that recommended for yarn weight.
Small amount of fiberfill for stuffing
Tapestry or Yarn Needle
Level ADVANCED BEGINNER
Crochet Techniques used
Increasing and decreasing, invisible decrease
Single crochet in the round
GAUGE- not critical, but it is important to crochet closely enough that the stuffing will not come out
Long, long ago, far, far away, when the subway cost a quarter and the corner drugstore was also an ice cream parlor where a little girl sipped vanilla egg creams, her mother, who made her wonderful clothes, showed her how to crochet. Her father taught her how to solder and make a tuner.