by craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
Worsted weight yarn, (Black)
Crochet hook, size E Finishing Materials:
Small amount worsted weight yarn, (Orange)
Small amount of embroidery floss (Orange)
Small piece of embroidery floss (Red) (optional)
2 (1/4") plastic eyes
Rnd 1) Ch 4; 11 dc in 4th chain from hook; join with a slip st to 4th chain of beg ch 4: 12 dc.
Rnd 2) Ch 3 (counts as a beg dc, now and throughout), dc in next dc, 2 dc in back loop only of next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in back loop only of next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in last dc; join with a slip st to first dc: 16 dc.
Rnd 3) Ch 3; * dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st to first dc: 16 dc.
Rnd 4) Ch 4, skip next dc; * dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st to 3rd chain of beg ch 4: 8 dc/8sps.
Rnd 5) (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in joining, skip next dc; * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st to first dc: 4 shells.
Ears: (Make two)
Attach yarn to un-worked front loop on Rnd 2; Ch 2, (yo, insert hook in same stitch, bring up a loop) twice, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook, yo, draw through last 2 loops on hook. Instead of securing end as usual by pulling up a loop and drawing the end through the loop and tightening. Pull up the loop until the end comes out. Secure. This will produce a more pointed ear.
Repeat for other ear. Fasten off, secure ends.
Place cover over lollipop. Glue eyes to face. Cut short lengths of Orange embroidery floss for whiskers and glue to face as shown in photo above. Cut a short piece of Orange yarn and weave through Rnd 4, tie in a bow at front, drawing the cover around the stick of the lollipop. Glue a short length of Red embroidery floss to face for a mouth if desired. Enjoy!