Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CROCHET A CUTE SMALL OWL

I love these guys!
They measure about 3 inches and are very quick to make using only small amounts of yarn.
Make some for the Christmas tree, I did.

Enjoy my free pattern!

Some different shapes and sizes made until I got the pattern right!

CROCHET SMALL OWL



Difficulty level, easy

Time, 1 hour

Size approx, 3 inches high



Materials:

3.5 to 4 mm hook

8 ply (DK) yarn, small amounts of all 3 colors

2 small buttons

Sewing needle

Small amount of stuffing (good handful)



St’s used:

Sc

Hdc

Dc



Owl consists of body, 2 wings, 2 eyes and a beak.



First make the body:


When changing colors, LEAVE ALL YARN ATTACHED IT’S MUCH EASIER THIS WAY.



All Rounds are joined with a sl st and ch 1, unless otherwise stated



Beginning at the bottom of the owl and main color A make a magic ring

Row 1, work 6 sc into magic ring, join. (6 sc)

Row 2, work 2 sc’s in each sc, join. (12 sc)

Row 3, *work 1 sc in next sc, work 2 sc’s in next sc,* repeat from *to* to end, join with color B (18 sc)

Row 4, work 1 sc in each st to end, join with color C, (18 sc)

Row 5, work 1 sc in next 2 sc, work 2 sc’s into next sc, * repeat from *to* to end, join with color B (24 sc’s)

Stop increases:

Row 6, work 1 sc in each sc to end, join with color A (24 sc’s)

Row 7, work 1 sc in each sc to end, join with color C (24 sc’s)

Row 8, work 1 sc in each sc to end, join with color B (24 sc’s)

Row 9, work 1 sc in each sc to end, join with color B (24 sc’s)

Row 10, work 1 sc in each sc to end, join with color A (24 sc’s)

Use main color A for the rest of the rounds.

Shaping the head and making the ears:

Row 11,* work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc’s, work the next 2 sc’s together (dec made)* repeat from *to* to end, join (18 sc’s)

Row 12, 13 and 14, work 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st only, (18 sc’s)

Ears:

Row 13, ch 3, work 1 dc into same space as ch 3, work 1 dc into next sc, work 1 hdc into next sc, work 1 sl st in each of the next 4 sc’s,  work 1 hdc into the next sc, work 1 dc into the next sc, work 2 dc’s into the next sc, work 1 dc into the next sc, work 1 hdc into the next sc, work 1 sl st in each of the next 4 sc’s, (2 st’s left), work 1 hdc into the next sc, work 1 dc into the last sc, sl st to the top of the ch 3 space, finish off with a tail to sew across head after stuffing, instructions below.



Wings, 3 rounds only, make 2:



Using main color A make a magic ring, joining the same as previously

Row 1, work 6 sc into magic ring, join. (6 sc)

Row 2, work 2 sc’s in each sc, join with color C (12 sc)

Row 3, *work 1 sc in next sc, work 2 sc’s in next sc,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (18 sc), finish off with a long tail for sewing on wing.



Eyes, 1 round only make 2: pick a color of your choice.

Row 1, work 6 sc into magic ring, sl st to join, finish off leaving a tail for sewing (6 sc)



Construction:

Sew or embroider inner eye choice, sew eyes into place on owl, just under the ears and leave a place between the eyes for sewing in the nose which is the very last step.
Wings can be attached prior to or after stuffing, place just under the decrease row and central to the sides of the owl. Sew top half of the circle only, looks like a little wing. Leave 1 long thread in place to sew in the nose.
 

Stuff your owl, placing small amounts in at a time and making the bottom area slightly larger than the upper body. No need to stuff fully nearest to the ear part as the ears will keep their shape.

Now sew the top of the head closed, I found it neater using the inner loops of the st’s only, back loop only.

Beak sewing:

Now take that long thread you left on the wing and sew it into the body and up to the lower central eye position and come out with the needle and thread. Now go into the upper mid eye section and come back out where you started, do this a few times to get your beak shape.
Sew in and bind off all loose ends, sit back and admire your little owl.

Free pattern courtesy of Cats-Rockin-Crochet. 24/09/2013
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3 comments:

Dorothy said...

What a cute little owl. I'm going to have to try one of these. Thanks for the pattern. xox

Cherokee Beadwoman said...

I love owls and make just about every owl pattern I can find. Thank you for this cute little one. love Carol

♥´¯`•.¸¸.Linda Dawn´¯`•.¸¸.♥ said...

Thanks for the free pattern, these little fellows are so cute.