Crochet YipYip

Christmas is a great time to have a little scroll through the Internet and I found a brilliant pattern in both crochet and knitted versions for YipYip Martians by

The original is in Bernat Blanket but I didn’t have any to hand so plumped for two balls of DMC Natura XL and 5mm crochet hook from my stash. I also chose to crochet the eyes rather than use the recommended ping pong balls and I still need to figure out an alternative to the pip cleaner antennae which I was worried my not so small children might accidentally stab themselves on!

To make the eyes:

  • magic circle and 6dc
  • 2dc into each of the previous stitches (12sts)
  • 3 rounds of 12dc
  • dc decrease 6 times (6sts)
  • stuff with polyester filling
  • weave yarn through remaining 6 stitches and pull tight to close
  • stitch a black button or bead over the magic circle
  • pop on your Yip Yip

These fellows are so easy to make, are perfect storage containers and bring a smile to your face 🙂


A minor adjustment to the YipYip – I have stitched his googly eyes together so now much more like the original

yip yip eyes


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