Friday, September 28, 2012

Owlie Friend Pattern



I whipped up this fun little owl, and it has become quite popular. So I thought I'd provide a pattern for how I made it! Please let me know if you have questions, or if you catch any mistakes.  I'm not a professional at this, be nice :)

For personal use only. Please do not copy pattern and sell it as your own. If you make one yourself, please refer people to this site for the original pattern.  Thank you!

**I don't really have a gauge size to offer for this pattern.  My small owl ends up being about 9 inches tall, and my large owl ends up at around 13 inches.  But yours will probably end up being different, depending on how you crochet.  Feel free to add/subract rows to get the size you want.

Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Rnd = round
Dec = decrease
( ) = repeat sequence within parentheses

G hook
Worsted weight yarn

Body:
Ch 2. Work 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Rnd 1:  2 sc in each stitch
Rnd 2:  (2 sc, sc) around
Rnd 3:  (2 sc, sc in next 2 stitches) around
Rnd 4: (2 sc, sc in next 3 stitches) around
Rnd 5: (2 sc, sc in next 4 stitches) around
Rnd 6: (2 sc, sc in next 5 stitches) around
Rnd 7: (2 sc, sc in next 6 stitches) around
     * if you want a SMALL owl, like the pink or fuchsia owls pictured, skip to Rnd 10*
     * if you want a LARGE owl, like the brown owl pictured, continue with Rnd 8*
Rnd 8: (2 sc, sc in next 7 stitches) around
Rnd 9: (2 sc, sc in next 8 stitches) around
Rnd 10: BLO sc in each sc around
Rnd 11-31 {small} or 11-41 {large}: sc around
Fold top in half, mark half-way points on either side.
Rnd 32{small} or 42{large}: Dec once at each half-way point. Sc in rest
    For example, the small owl will be: De, sc in the next 28, dec, sc in the next 27
Rnd 33/43: Sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff with fiberfill.
Fold the top in half again, with your decrease stitches at either side (these will form the ears)
Whip stitch the top closed.

Wings (make 2)
Ch 2. Sc 6 in second ch from hook
Rnd 1: sc in each
Rnd 2: (2 sc, sc) around
Rnd 3: (2 sc, sc in next 2) around
Rnd 4: (2 sc, sc in next 3) around
Rnd 5: (2 sc, sc in next 4) around
Rnd 6: (2 sc, sc in next 5) around
Rnd 7: (2 sc, sc in next 6) around
Rnd 8-14: sc around
Rnd 15: (Dec, sc in next 6) around
Rnd 16: (Dec, sc in next 5) around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  
Fold flat and sew one on each side of the body

Feathers
Ch 19
Crocodile stitch across x 3 rows 
Your bottom row will be 4 feathers, the next will be 3, and the top will be 4 again.  You can make 5 rows for the larger owl if you want (as pictured)
     *if you don't know how to crocodile stitch, look it up on YouTube. It's so much easier to watch than trying to explain it!
Sew on to bottom edge of body

Eyes
White (make 2)
Ch 2. Sc 6 in second ch from hook
Rnd 1: 2 sc around
Rnd 2: (2 sc, sc) around
Rnd 3: (2 sc, sc in next 2) around
Rnd 4: (2 sc, sc in next 3) around
Rnd 5: sc around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing
Black
Ch 2. Sc 6 in second ch from hook
Rnd 1: 2 sc around
Rnd 2: (2 sc, sc) around
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew black to the center of the white, then attach close together on the head. I added two lines of black out from the pupils to make it look a bit like eyelashes.

Beak
Ch 4, turn
Sc, hdc, dc.
Fasten off. Sew between eyes.


11 comments:

  1. this is so cute
    cant wait to crochet it

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  2. Thanks so much for posting the pattern.

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  3. Fantastic pattern. Thanks ever so much for sharing. Sue

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  4. Can you tell me about how big the large owl is?

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  5. Cute pattern! Is this crocheted in the round? After each round, do I need to join and then chain 1 before the next round, or do I just keep going in the round? Thanks so much for your help! And thanks for the free pattern!

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  6. I don't understand this pattern at all. At round 7 I have a round potholder. I'm not understanding how this round shape becomes a square shaped owl.

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  7. What does BLO stand for? Great pattern, I love your blog!

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    2. It stands for Back Loop Only. It makes more of and edge to the circle. You can just do a regular sc if you want -- it will just make more of a rounded bottom.

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