Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Plushie Owl (with pattern!) Crocheted

Wow- long time, no update... we've had lots (and lots) going on in this household and to be honest, just haven't had time or ability to update on here.  The only way I have to update my blog at the moment is using a dinosaur of a laptop and it's on its last leg.  So I will do the best I can and in the meantime, attempt to figure out how to blog using the tablet!

I've been regularly posting to my Instagram account (I'd love for you to follow me there: BelleAndrew) and you will see the owl for this pattern there from roughly 2 weeks ago. :)

You will need worsted weight yarn in 2 colors (which you will hold and crochet with simultaneously) for the body and wings, and any colors of your choice for the eyes, beak and tummy (only 1 strand at a time).
Crochet hook size "I"

You will work in rounds after the initial chain. Use stitch markers to help mark the end of each round.

With 2 strands held tog, chain 8.
1. sc in 2nd ch from hk and ea ch after to last.  3 sc in last. Working around to other side of ch, sc next 5.  2 sc in final ch.  do not sl st. (16)
2. *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next* around (24)
3. *2 sc in next st,  1 sc in next 2* around (32)
4-17. sc around (32)
18. 2 sc in next, 2 sc, 2 sc in next, 10 sc, 2 sc in next, 2 sc, 2 sc in next, 10 sc
19. 3 sc, sl st into next. turn. 2 sc, sl into 3rd.  F.O.

with finished ear on the right, count over 10 spaces and join in 11th to begin other ear.
Repeat 19 but don't F.O.

For eyebrow/peak:
*Continue into next space from the skipped 10 on top of head. sl st into 1st.  sc into next 8 (front loop only) sl st into last, turn.
*skip very 1st st, 6 sc, sl st 1, turn.
*skip very 1st, 4 sc, sl st 1, turn.
*skip very 1st, 2 sc, sl st 1, turn.
*ch 1, sc2tog., ch 1.
*carefully sl st around entire top edge of head/ears.  when you reach the point again, F.O. weave in all ends and stuff.  Squeeze top of head together and stitch closed- be sure to use the back loops only of the portion you crocheted FLO.  Leave the eyebrow/peak UNsewn until after adding the eyes.

For eyes (make 2):
using center yarn color, ch 2.
*6 sc into 2nd ch from hk.
*2 sc into each sc (12). switch to outer color
*(2sc ,  1 sc) around (18)
*(2sc, 2 sc) around (24)
sl st into 1st st. F.O. leaving long tail for sewing. Attach to head

For beak:
with beak color, ch 5
*sc into 2nd ch from hk. sc 2, sc2tog turn.
*ch 1, sc , sc2tog, turn
*sc2gtog, ch 1. f.o. leaving tail for sewing. attach below eyes

Sew down the eyebrow/peak.

For wings (make 2):\
Holding 2 strands tog: (leave long tail at beginning for attaching later)
1. ch 2, 4 sc into 2nd ch.
2. ch 1, turn. 2 sc into 1st, sc 2, (2 sc into last).
3-5. ch 1, turn. sc across (6)\
6. ch 3, turn. sl st into 1st st. sl st into next, ch 3, sl st into next, sl st into next, ch 3, sl st into next, ch 5, sl st into next. F.O. weave ends.   Attach to body.

Sew or glue on buttons for eye pupils (optional).

***Please do not copy/claim this pattern or distribute it.  I would be happy to see your final results and if there are any questions regarding the pattern, please don't hesitate to ask or email.  You may sell the finished results but all I ask is credit for the pattern. Thank you!

I wrote this pattern out as I was making my test owl, so I have no made a 2nd one based solely on following the pattern.  Please let me know if there are any mistakes or parts which are no understandable and I will do my best to help/fix it.  

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