Yarndango Finished Project 22 – Juan

Everybody wants Juan.  You want Juan too.  Everybody needs Juan.  Okay, well everyone doesn’t NEED Juan, but you WILL want him!  He’s too cute.  Who is Juan?  He’s the overindulged Tequila Worm, that’s who! Margaritas are my favorite drink and they contain tequila so I felt I had to make him. If you like tequila, you might want to also check this link out. I have a strong stomach, but the look of these totally freaked me out. But they’re just candy! http://www.projectdenneler.com/2012/07/tequila-lime-pie-shooters-with-candy.html

Juan The Overindulged Tequila Worm

This pattern is my property and is not to be copied or reposted. It should remain free and finished objects made from it may be sold. Credit must be given to me as the designer.

Copyright 2013 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved

Materials for this Cro-ation

Beige Worsted Weight Yarn

Black Worsted Weight Yarn

F Size Hook

Yarn Needle

Stitch Marker

Small Amount White Felt

Polyester fiberfill

Invisible thread and needle

Yarn Needle

Black fabric paint for eyes (optional)

Paper for Hat (optional)

Wired ribbon for party blower (optional)

2-litre plastic bottle (optional)

X-Acto knife or other razor type craft knife if using bottle

Computer, Printer, paper, and invisible tape to make label for bottle


Head and Body

With beige yarn and stuffing as you go:

1 – 6 SC in Magic Circle

2 – Increase around (12)

3 – *SC in next SC, increase in next SC, repeat from * around (18)

4-6 – SC around (18)

7 – *SC in next SC, decrease, *repeat from * around (12)

8 – Decrease around (6)

9 – Increase around (12)

10 – Increase around (24)

11 – SC around (24)

12 – Decrease around (12)

13 – Decrease around (6)

14-23 – Repeat steps 9-13 twice more.

24 – Increase around (12)

25 – *SC in next SC, increase, repeat from * around (18)

26-27 – SC around (18)

28 – *SC in next SC, decrease, repeat from * around (12)

29 – SC in next 3, Slip stitch in next 6, SC in last 3 (12)

30-31 – SC around (12)

32 – SC in next 4, Slip stitch in next 4, SC in last 4 (12)

33 – SC around (12)

34 – Decrease around (6)

35 – SC around and Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs (Make 2)

With Black:

1 – 6 SC in Magic Circle

2 – SC around (6).  Finish off, leaving  a long tail for sewing. I stuffed original tail into the leg so it really didn’t need any stuffing but stuff lightly if you need to.


Using beige yarn, take some invisible stitches to join Juan’s segments together in shape. Make a french knot for his nose.

Using black yarn, make six french knots for “hands”. Attach a short piece of black yarn for mustache. Attach Juan’s legs to the lower part of his body.

Cut two small circles of white felt for eyes and sew in place.  Use beige yarn and tapestry needle to embroider eyelids. Embroider pupils or use fabric paint to create them.

For hat – Cut a piece of colorful wrapping paper or scrapbook paper and shape into a cone and tape together.

For party blower – Curl wired ribbon into shape and trim ribbon away from the end that will go into mouth, to expose wires.  Push wires into Juan’s face under his mustache.  You can attach yours permanently if you wish, but I like my accessories to be removable so I can play with them and change them.

To give Juan as a gift – package him in a recyclable 2-litre plastic bottle and print a fake “To Kill Ya” label.  I used an X-Acto knife to cut a door into the plastic bottle big enough for Juan to be inserted.  I only cut two horizontal lines and one long vertical line to create a flap type of door.  The label can be taped on over the door to hide your cuts.

Need a refresher on French Knots?  I did and I found it here – I used a triple wrap for Juan.

And now a word about our fellow Yarndango-ers!

I have got to say that Amiguruthi has been blowing me away with the things that are flying off her hooks! Maybe everyone doesn’t really need a Juan, but everyone SHOULD have one of these!

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5 thoughts on “Yarndango Finished Project 22 – Juan

  1. Ha! That’s ace. What a good final 2012/ first 2013 pattern. I love his little party hat and noise maker 😀

    Thanks, Ruthi! He was making me gigle because he’s trying to look so serious and wearing that stuff. Plus his eyes are going in slightly different directions thanks to the Tequila he’s had too much of!

  2. I finally got a chance to see! Juan is sooo cute!! I might have to slip him in my fairy garden. 🙂

    LOL! What??!! A drunken tequila worm in your fairy garden? Oh my – I have an idea that your fairy garden is going to be one happening place! 😀

  3. LOL this guy is a real mero macho mexicanoooo!! amazing pattern and I like the eye and the mustache!!

    Thank you, Jen! He’s a handsome little guy! 🙂

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