Using 4mm needles
Cast on 25 in black
Start with a K row SS 2 rows.
Change to yellow and SS 2 rows
Change to black (K3, inc) repeat to end
Purl 1 row. Continue in stocking stitch.
Work 2 rows in yellow and 2 rows in black.
Change to yellow and knit 8 stitches in yellow carrying the black wool across, knit the next 15 stitches in black carrying the yellow wool across, knit the remaining 8 stitches in yellow.
Purl the next row carrying the wool as necessary - 8 yellow, 15 black, 8 yellow.
Change to black. (K2 tog) repeat to end
(P2 tog) to end
B & T tightly leaving a long end (approx 2')
Wings (make 2)
Cast on 5 in white and knit throughout.
Row 1: (K1, inc) repeat to end
Row 2: K3, inc, K3
Row 3 - 7: Knit
Row 8: K3, K2tog, K3
Row 9: (K1, K2tog) repeat to end
Row 10: K2tog, K1, K2 tog.
Sew the row ends of the head together.
Use the long end you left to create the Antennae - instructions below:
Sew the wings in place as illustrated and sew in any loose ends.
Finish off with some googly eyes!
These are made once the head has been sewn up. I used the long end that I finished off the head with to create a double twisted cord.
Keep the yarn full length and taut, twist the end until the yarn is tightly twisted and kinks when the tension is relaxed.
Fold yarn in half keeping it taut to avoid tangling, at this stage you want a twisted cord about 3" long.
Let the remaing wool un-twist and sew it into the head and into postion for the second antenna. Return to the antenna you have started work on. Repeat this process, twisting and doubling the cord up once again to make an antenna 3/4" long.
Sew in the end to hold it in place. Repeat with second antenna.