Sunday, December 26, 2010

Owl Amigurumi for Kim =)

Here is a little owl that I whipped up as a Christmas present for my truly unique and quirky friend Kim. This little guy only took 2 days to make!

Crochet Owl Pattern
The body of this owl is worked from the bottom up. It starts as a circle and is crocheted in rounds. At the top you will sew the opening together flat to create owl-like “ears.”
Caron One Pounder in “Nutmeg”
Small amounts of white, turquoise, and dark brown

Hook: H 5.0 mm (for worsted weight yarn – stitches need to be solid!)
Stuffing, Darning needle

Owl Body

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch (6 st)
Row 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 st)
Row 3: *sc, 2sc in next st* around (18 st)
Row 4: *sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in 3rd st* around (24 st)
Row 5: *sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in 4th st* around (30 st)
Row 6: *sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in 5th st* around (36 st)
Row 7-24: sc around
-this is the end (or top) of the body but DO NOT end yarn!!! Leave yarn attached while you make and attach the eyes, belly, and wings. By doing this BEFORE you stuff and sew the body, you will save yourself a lot of trouble with sewing on parts and hiding ends.-

Owl Eyes (make 2)

Row 1: with white yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in first ch. (6 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)
Row 3: *sc, 2 sc in next st* around (18 sts)
End, leaving a long tail to sew eye onto owl.
Using a darning needle and turquoise yarn, embroider middle of eye over first round of stitches.

Owl Beak (dark brown yarn)
Row 1: Ch 3, skip 3rd ch and sc in 2 first chains. Turn.
Row 2: ch 1, 1 decrease single crochet. Tie off, leave a small tail to sew beak onto owl.

Owl Wings (dark brown yarn) (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in first ch. (6 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Row 3: sc around
Row 4: *sc, 2sc in next st* around. (18 sts) end, leaving long tail to sew to owl.

After sewing on all the pieces, stuff the owl.
Replace hook back into loop of nutmeg yarn of top of owl that wasn’t ended. Pinch the top of the owl together so that the hook is on the right hand side and the stitches on each side line up. You should be able to count about 17 stitches across.
Sc across 3 stitches. On the 4th and 5th stitches, do a single crochet decrease. Do the same on the 5th and 4th stitch from the end of the row. End and sew in the end.

Merry Christmas and happy crocheting! =]


Hannah and Leah said...

I'm not sure how to do the ears.

Matachupi said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern!!