Here is the patterns for Paul, the Albino Beholder. You can of course, make him a normal ruddy beholder colour if you want (it is your amigurumi :D), but I simp[ly thought the world didn’t have enough happy-go-lucky cute things ;). Also, if you find the 10 eye-stalks too much you can also put less on. (I won’t even get into an intense nerd-debate with you about hoe a beholder actually does need all 10 eyestalks in order to be awesomely magical.)
Materials= I colour of yarn, 1 safety eye, 10 black beads (see below), yarn needle, thread for sewing a mouth
Hook = ((2.5mm)) I am not putting a 'strict' hook size here, because you can basically do this pattern with any size hook & any size yarn. The larger the yarn/hook, the larger your beholder will be. However! This is very important make sure to guage your thread around the black beads that you buy for the eye stalks. My pattern calls for a CH6 around the eye beads and you should check this before you start. If you need more just do it, there is little that can go wrong with this pattern ^_^.
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
FO = Finish Off
DEC = Decrease
Foundation = Magic ring 6 (if you don’t know what a magic ring is please find a tutorial here. This is the tutroial I learnt from and it is awesome ^_^)
Round 1= 2 SC in each ST around
Round 2= 1 SC in the next ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 3= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 4= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 5= 1 SC in the next 4 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 6= 1 SC in the next 5 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Rounds 6 -20 = SC around ((Put in your safety eye here!))
Round 21= 1 SC in the next 5 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 22= 1 SC in the next 4 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 23= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 24= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then DEC - do this till end of round ((Stuff here!))
Round 25= 1 SC in the next 1 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 24= DEC till end of piece and FO.
CH 6 & slip stitch together
Round 1-4= SC in each ST around
Round 5= SC, DEC, SC, DEC around – You should end up with 4 ST’s after this.
Round 6- 17= SC in each ST around & FO, leave a very long tail of string. Feel free to make the stalks longer or shorter, depending on your taste.
For each eye stalk – Take a yarn needle and pull the FO’ed yarn of the eye stalk back through to the hollow stalk to the beginning. Then take your bead and thread it through the yarn. Finally, thread the yarn back through the stalk of the eye. Use the last of the tail to sew your eye stalk to the beholder’s head. This will allow you to secure the bead for your eyes pretty well. I am not going to say it is child proof (because everyone knows kids can find a way to shove anything up their nose), but it is pretty darn secure.
Sew everything together and poof! Your very own Beholder (add bow for extra style).