A friend of mine reintroduced me to Ojo de Dios, or as she calls them, Goddess Eyes. I was intrigued when I found some really complex ones on the Internet so I decided to try to make one myself. I found a tutorial on Etsy and got right to it.
I bought 2 dowels from the hardware store and got my husband to cut them in half so that I had 4 24″ pieces. I then cut notches into the wood so that they would lay together well without too much bulk.
I then cut notches one inch apart from top to bottom on the dowels (this helps guide your pattern as well as keeps the yarn from slipping). I then glued 2 dowels together. I now have 2 separate X’s that I will eventually join together to create an 8 sided Ojo.
After the glue has dried, I start wrapping my yarn. The tutorial on Etsy has images of this part, I was a bit tardy on taking photos of every stage.
I have 2 separate Ojo’s at the moment but once their centers are larger I will hold one X over top of the other X and will wrap yarn around it all to join them together (again no pictures of this step).
It is coming along. I wrapped and unwrapped my yarn a few times before I figured out what I was doing. It takes some skill to join the 2 X’s together, but once that part is done, the rest is easy.
Adding more layers of yarn. I love how you can create all sorts of different shapes. Interlocking triangles and stars, or squares.
Almost finished! I just need to add some detailing to the border.
I will do this design all around the border and then it will be finished!
Try it yourself! A complex Ojo De Dios…..until next time, Te-rah! (original Art Attack guys voice).