Welcome to the 3-D beaded hello kitty pattern instructions by Lucy! 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'll 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 1:1 - String 3 blue beads and 2 orange beads, allow them to fall to the center of your thread. Cross the last orange bead added with the opposite end of your thread to make a circle.
2 - Add 1 orange bead to your red thread. Add 2 blue beads to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
3 - Add 2 blue beads to your red thread. Add 1 black bead to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
4 - Add 1 white bead to your red thread. Add 2 blue beads to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
5 - Add 2 blue beads to your red thread. Add 1 yellow bead to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
6 - Add 1 white bead to your red thread. Add 2 blue beads to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
7 - Add 2 blue beads to your red thread. Add 1 black bead to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
8 - Add 1 white bead to your red thread. Add 2 blue beads to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
9 - Add 3 blue beads to your red thread. Add and cross a white bead.
10 - Add 1 white bead to your red thread. Add one blue bead to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
11 - Add 1 blue bead to your red thread. Add 1 white bead to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead. Pay attention during the next step!
12 - Add 1 blue bead to your black thread. Pass your thread through the orange bead shown in the pattern. You do not need to add a new bead, the orange bead you need is part of the first bead circle you made.Add and cross an orange bead.
Please note - From here onward the word "add" means you need to add a new bead. The word "pass" means you are passing your thread through a bead that is already in the pattern!
13 - Pass your red thread through the orange bead shown then add 1 white bead to it. Add and cross a white bead.
14 - Pass your red thread through the white bead shown. Add 1 white bead to your black thread. Add and cross a white bead.
15 - Pass your black thread through the 2 white beads shown. Be careful, make sure you are passing through the right beads! Add and cross a white bead.
16 - Pass your red thread through the 2 beads shown, the first is black, the second is white. Add and cross a white bead.
17 - Pass your red thread through the white bead shown. Pass your black bead through the yellow bead shown. Add and cross a white bead.
18 - Using your black thread pass the three beads shown. Tie a knot.
Well done, you have completed the first half of your hello kitty head!
Step 2:The next diagram simple shows how to get to where you need to be to start making the back of your kitty. It doesnt matter how you get there, this is just an example!
Step 3:Now turn your kitty over so you are looking at the back.
You will notice that the final diagram is fairly similar to the first one. This time we don't need to add any blue beads, just use the ones that you have already threaded.
If you are having problems completing the Hello Kitty, don't forget you can leave a comment below and we'll try to help.
Well done, your Hello Kitty is finished!
|email@example.com on December 29, 2012:|
|when i print the pattern the right side of the written pattern is coverd can you help|
|all time beader on July 27, 2012:|
|it wuresould be much better with pict|
|3d beader freak on June 7, 2012:|
|i got really confused on the last diagram, but i figured it out.
Also, can u get lines where they cross and join like the
penguin one and I love the patterns so could u add more?
|anna cho on July 28, 2011:|
|I am new to the bead weaving. But was able to follow your pattern and made one cute Kitty. Can you add a body to it? So it can stand up... Thanks a lot.|
|irina on April 28, 2011:|
|thats cooooooooooooool!!!!!!thx a lot for ur pretty patterns|
|Bella on April 20, 2011:|
|Thank you for the pattern...all of them. You are very kind to share them with all your fellow beaders and artists to also enjoy. It's a tragedy that some complain...gees, you think they'd just go somewhere else for their patterns rather than trying to spread their negativity onto others. But, I appreciate your time and effort into all the postings; and again, thanks so much for sharing.|
|sarada on February 7, 2011:|
|I am doing one, its very clear and cute|
|cindy on January 3, 2011:|
|Krishna, It means that your two threads will cross in that bead, going in opposite directions. You may have figured it out by this posting.|
|Krishna on December 19, 2010:|
|I don`t understand what you mean by "and and cross a white bead".|
|Elyse on June 15, 2010:|
|I am going to make one for my Grandaughters 8th Birthday she just loves Kitty|
|Vikky on April 3, 2010:|
|Vikky on April 3, 2010:|
|Made 4 and it became a cut bracelet!|
|aurora on February 16, 2010:|
|this is so cute! I make 1 for my daugther, but she ask me for tinkerbell, do you have any idea?|
|mors on February 1, 2010:|
|myliu helo kytes|
|michelle on January 18, 2010:|
|Thanks for the posting but... I need some help please. When I am done with step 12 should I be out of Blue/Orange beads? When you start the back what beads should be left over? On step2 am i starting with new line? Sorry I am so lost. Could you please help me?|
|Wolfie on December 27, 2009:|
|Your patterns are superb and quite easy to follow. I'm glad I've found your site and I hope the 'gripers' realise just how lucky they are. Patterns like this take a long time to construct and you've taken the time and generosity to share them|
|Jen on December 22, 2009:|
|Cas on December 15, 2009:|
|Well, all of those people who complained, what is your problem? If you can't understand something, ask nicely and I'm sure the delightful site owners will help. I have read that they offer help. Stop complaining and get a life.
To the owner of the site, thank you, your patterns are fantastic. I can follow all of them and I'll be making this hello kitty for my niece for Christmas. Well done and kudos to you for being so generous.
|me on December 2, 2009:|
|videos are better..... i hate reading|
|annie on November 11, 2009:|
|more patterns please|
|Gato on October 22, 2009:|
|Actually, I think the black and red is easier to read considering that the left thread will become right and the right thread will become left every so loop. Jax, I think Bren mentioned the lawsuit because Hello Kitty is copyrighted. However, it depends on other factors. Especially if you wanna make one for yourself vs actually try to sell them... Also conventions are always have that iffy situation.
I think I can read this. Kinda confusing with all the circles but I think I can get it. Wait, isn't the back nearly exactly the same to the front? it is possible to do pretty much the same thing but flipped?
|Eliane Braido on October 19, 2009:|
|Adorei esta Hello Kity|
|katie on October 13, 2009:|
|this is tottally awesome and easy i have never done 3d beadin i have only done beading like flat necklaces and tand i got it on my first ty and i am 11 this was so fun, it did take me an two hours but it was worth it. ThANK YOU i love 3D beading now you guys Rock. Can you make a pattern and tutorial like you did this one for the Dumbo Elephant|
|ISABELINA on October 9, 2009:|
|ESTA MUY FACIL Y BELLO...GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR..ME GUSTRIA HACER EL OSITO HOW TO MAKE DE BEAR? PLEASE.
THANK YOU!.ISABEL DESDE VENEZUELA
|Daisy on September 2, 2009:|
|It would be a lot easier if you just said your left and right thread instead of red and black which I find really confusing. Perhaps this is why I cannot following these sorts of patterns.|
|Jax on August 20, 2009:|
|Hi Bren, if you have a problem with this pattern, please feel free to contact any of us regarding what your issues are. If you feel this pattern has infringed on something you have done, we are more than happy to work it out with you. This is a very popular pattern and this particular one was created by Lucy so I am not sure what grounds you seem to think you have to sue us on.|
|Bren Velker on August 19, 2009:|
|Expect a lawsuit regarding the hello kitty that you have posted|
|Caroh on August 4, 2009:|
|This turned out very nicely. Thank you so much for the very easy to understand free pattern! Can't wait to do some more.|
|Vanille on July 26, 2009:|
|Thanks for sharing this nice pattern.|
|Reah on July 18, 2009:|
|Where's the instructions for the back part ? I need help..|
|gagn on July 15, 2009:|
|omayra martinez on May 17, 2009:|
|me encanta pero no se como coger el cordon|
|kitty2 on April 25, 2009:|
|this is a great pattern,thank you so muchh,,|