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.
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).