Welcome to the 3-D beaded hello kitty pattern instructions! If you have any difficulty following this tutorial, please post a comment at the bottom of the page on which you are stuck, and we will do our best to help!
Before you begin ...
1.5 meters of fishing line
44 transparent 4mm plastic round beads or size 6 (large) E-seed beads (for the skin, front and back)
23 pink or blue size 6 (large) E-seed beads (for the border)
8 blue or orange size 6 (large) E-seed beads (for the bow, front and back)
4 black size 6 (large) E-seed beads (for the eyes, front and back)
2 red or yellow size 6 (large) E-seed beads (for the nose, front and back)
Time required: About 1 hours
Techniques: Beadweaving, right angle weave
Step 1:Gather your materials first! What you will need is what you see: A pin or sewing needle, to help the fishing line through the beads if they give you trouble (what I do is use it to pry up the bead in question to free up the hole). Second, a nice long piece of fishing line (I got mine from Canadian Tire, 100 Yards for $4.00). Make it about 1.5 meters or so to be safe. Unlike with friendship bracelets, you can always add more later if you run out, but it's nice not to have to. Third, have your model beside you! Well, that's what I do anyway. Since you guys don't have a model, you'll have to follow my guide here when making it for the first time. Next time, you'll have your own model to follow! The beauty of beading is there are no tricks. So once you learn how to bead proficiently, you'll never need another lesson as long as you have the model in front of you. Or you can just invent a pattern! Finally, of course, you'll need the beads!! In the picture, you'll see all the beads I used all counted out. Of course, you don't have to count them out, as long as you're sure you'll have enough of each colour you plan to use. Okay, let's get started!
Step 2:Does this picture look familiar? The next three pictures are straight from page 1 of techniques. Pretty straight-forward, more details on that page. Basically, just string 3 turquoise beads and 2 orange beads on a piece of fishing line. The bead labelled with a red dot will be crossed in the next picture. This means you will traverse that bead in opposite directions with the two ends of the fishing line, as you will see in the next picture.
Step 3:Now that we've crossed the bead labelled with the red dot, we keep adding more beads to both ends of the fishing line, as shown in the picture.
Step 4:Now you see that we have added all the new beads you see in the previous step. So now we cross the transparent bead that was last added with both ends of the fishing line (in opposite directions).
Step 5:Okay here I'm starting to skip steps because hopefully you are learning to spread your wings and to fly! Can you tell what I skipped? The adding of the two blue beads on the left side (i.e. that end of the fishing line) and the black bead on the right (end of the fishing line). Then the adding of the transparent bead and crossing the transparent bead with the two ends of fishing line in opposite directions. On to page 2 for further steps!
|Ilovebeading on August 23, 2013:|
|Thanks, Allegra! There is a great website at www.beadjewelrymaking.com. They have lots of free patterns. Have you gone there before? If not, you should!|
|Allegra on August 23, 2013:|
|Hi Ilovebeading, they are two different versions of the hello kitty. I didn't take pictures when I was making the one with crystals. They aren't pony beads, they are seed beads.|
|Ilovebeading on August 18, 2013:|
|how come it looks like crystals in the begining but looks like pony beads in the tutorial???|
|hello kitty lover on June 7, 2013:|
|it looks like a swaroski at the beginning picture|
|erin on April 5, 2013:|
|I luv this pattern lol:-)|
|hailey on October 9, 2012:|
|that is cool|
|Jean on August 31, 2012:|
|My granddaughter will love this (If I can make it!).|
|ira joy on August 15, 2012:|
|it so nice|
|kellsie on July 27, 2012:|
|wow the end result is cute but it looks hard.|
|Jassie on April 24, 2012:|
|OMG, hello kitty looks so cute and cool beads by the way!!! ^.^|
|myriam on April 10, 2012:|
|tres jolie hello kitty|
|ally on February 9, 2012:|
|pretty and pictures are very clear :)|
|Adele on January 16, 2012:|
|Very cute patterns, and clear photos|
|Adele on January 16, 2012:|
|Vwey cute patterns, and clear photos|
|Nashanti Pope on January 7, 2012:|
|i find this very good but vat is hello ketty is it a dog or a mose|
|Sarah on December 30, 2011:|
|It doesn't even look like Hello Kitty. >.>|
|gen on October 27, 2011:|
|gen on October 27, 2011:|
|Heidi Cameron on October 2, 2011:|
|I wanna know what the code is to get to the frog pattern they are all so cute!!|
|Katelyn on August 4, 2011:|
|Hellos kitty is so cute|
|MonicaWallen on April 16, 2011:|
|this makes a nice presenth for my grandchildern pyt on a ribbon and you have werry inepensiv giftand this is so addorable|
|Christine:) on March 28, 2011:|
|I love these websites they are so easy to follow. I want to make some of the 3d beading but I don't have the stuff to do it.|
|lauren on December 30, 2010:|
|do you have to use fishing line ?|
|emily on December 27, 2010:|
|can you do this with swavorski crystal beads?|
|anonymous on October 30, 2010:|
|This website ROX!|
|carolina on September 25, 2010:|
|this is not wht i wanted|
|jen on June 30, 2010:|
|Dianne, there's info on printing on the home page.
KaTiE, I think you should be able to do it. Just look at the Techniques page, and go through it slowly.
|KaTiE on June 27, 2010:|
|im 12 does any 1 think it will be easy enough for me to do i am good at most arts and craft|
|Dianne on April 1, 2010:|
|How do you print the instructions. I said print and all I get is the pictures and no instructions.|
|MM9 on March 3, 2010:|
|What was the thickness/test weight of the fishing line you used? I tried to use some, but I think it was too thick.|
|Banana on February 13, 2010:|
|can i just ask how old the people on here are?|
|M~ <3 on January 5, 2010:|
|I bought a mixed bag of beads the other day, and it only had half the amount of white beads I needed, so I'm only half way done. It's really cute, though~|
|ISABELINA on October 9, 2009:|
|HI, CONGRATULATION FOR THIS HELLO KTTY...IS EASY AND BEAATUFUUL
HOLA ESTA MUY BELLA LA HELLO KITTY...GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR, ESTE DISENO TAN LINDO Y FACIL...GRACIAS MIL .ISABEL DESDE VENEZUELA
|Bob on May 31, 2009:|
|i am 13 its good|
|Jen on May 20, 2009:|
|Mandi, try having a look at the techniques page. Give it a good go, and when you get stuck, ask the specific question on that particular page. Once you get the hang of the actual stitch you'll be alright.|
|lisa fedo on May 16, 2009:|
|im 26 and i love it.
i have the hello kitty on my blog
you can also have on facebook
the group "abalorios..diseņando con ellos"
you can change things with another people if you can do other things
|Mandi on May 12, 2009:|
|hi I am 27 years old and i could not do this i just dont know.|
|amanda on February 27, 2009:|
|i luv this hellokitty head i made on myself it took alittle time cause im 13 my sister she tried to make on somthing went wrong|
|Fiona on February 20, 2009:|
|Thankyou so much, I love my new kitty!|
|Laura on February 6, 2009:|
|For anyone interested, you can buy the 3-d animal bead kits at:
If you buy more than 2 kits, they usually give you a free bead kit with your order. I've bought 2 kits in the past and they have included a free kit each time. Their shipping is reasonable too.
Allegra has done a great job with this website and all the patterns on it, it's a great resource for us beaders. Hi Allegra, it's Laura Z.
|Allegra on January 31, 2009:|
|Hi Valerie, to make the back of the hello kitty pattern without adding new blue beads, just string through the blue beads already there in every place where the pattern tells you to add them new. Pretend you are adding the blue beads new, even though they are already there. Just string through them. I hope this helps!|
|Valerie on January 27, 2009:|
|Hi!!! I love the Hello Kitty, but when I started the back side, I had problems. How can I make the hello kitty again in the back side without putting new blue ones??? Oh, and the Kitty with the skirt is very pretty, when will it be out???|
|Jax on January 7, 2009:|
|Hi Ursh, if you have a picture, you can post it in the forum. We would love to see it|
|Ursh on January 7, 2009:|
|Thank you so much for your pattern. I've made many kitties in different colors. I start with the middle bead on top of the head, making a loop with 7 size 15 seed beads and adding a large closed jump ring. It's easier to do it at the beginning than at the end. Also, instead of cotton, I insert 2 6mm round crystals before adding the last bead.|
|Allegra on December 26, 2008:|
|I made up 99% of the jewelry and flower patterns. The animals were taught to me by a lady friend of mine in Chinatown. I think she makes them up. She's so experienced, I'm lucky to have her teach me. I hope one day I'll be good enough to invent an animal pattern myself!|
|Vicky on December 20, 2008:|
|Your kitty is beautiful! Thanks for your hard work. Where do you get all the pattterns? Just make them up? If so, God gave you a lot of talent!
Thanks for doing this site!!!!!
|Allegra on December 2, 2008:|
|Yep, there's lots of things you can do with this beaded hello kitty... I've made earrings (using size 11 seed beads to make two tiny kitties), a necklace pendant (using all size 6 seed beads), and a hat pin (I put a brooch backing on it and hooked it onto my hat brim...everyone thought it came with the hat and asked where I bought it!) Christmas tree ornament sounds fun... be sure to use a red bow and a green facial border! (or the opposite)|
|Abbie on December 1, 2008:|
|Thankyou so much. I didnt really understand before on how you would repeat the pattern but I think I've got it.
Thankyou so much. It will be a great Xmas gift or decoration for the Xmas tree
|Allegra on November 30, 2008:|
|Hi Abbie, I can certainly add that to my to-do list. But basically, what you can do is just reopen page 1 and start over to make the back of the kitty. The only difference is that you aren't going to be adding back any new blue border beads. Whereever you are supposed to string border beads in the instructions, just string through the ones that are already in the pattern. And when in doubt, turn the kitty around and look at the front because both sides should be completely identical. Hope this helps! If nothing else, trial and error is really useful in beading, so keep trying and you'll get it!|
|Abbie on November 30, 2008:|
I made this and found the instructions easy and thankyou but the I have no idea how to carry on the back..I tried my own way but I ended up in a mess!
Please can you put up intructions for the back, thankyou x
|Allegra on October 17, 2008:|
|Hi Sheila, you can buy cell phone charm cords from your local Walmart in the arts and crafts section!|
|Sheila on October 16, 2008:|
|Hi, I was looking at all the wonderful 3D patterns. I was wondering where can I find a cell phone cord that I can attach to my 3D animals? Also I would love to find some more Hello Kitty 3D beads.|
|Allegra on August 13, 2008:|
|Hi Laura, I don't currently sell bead kits, but you can buy the beads for this project very cheaply at your local store!! You can probably find them at a non-bead store too. I know Walmart sells tons of beads in their crafts department. Your dollar store may even stock seed beads! (mine does). Or you can try a dedicated bead store, but they are going to be more expensive (though in general, beads are not that expensive). One day I hope to sell beading kits for the patterns, but that's just a dream right now.|
|Laura on August 12, 2008:|
|Where can we buy these bead kits, with all the beads needed to complete a project?
|Allegra on July 31, 2008:|
|You can use any bead you want Maddy!! I have used seed beads (small, medium, and large), plastic round beads, etc. I bet you could use swarovski. I have seen it done with bicones too.|
|Maddy on July 30, 2008:|
|can I use swarvosiki crystals, 3 or 4mm beads????|
|Jen on June 17, 2008:|
|Please post the beaded bear it is so cute i want to make it right now Please post it as soon as possible|
|Laura on February 13, 2008:|
|I really love this kitty! The technique you use is so clever. I'd love to see how to make the elephant!
Keep up the good work.
|Melo on January 11, 2008:|
|This is great!!! I want to see more Hello Kitty patterns!!! I enjoyed making this!!!|
|Zoey on January 9, 2008:|
|I'd like to see more animal patterns posted! I want to make the pretty horse! Who's with me?|