(This page has been getting quite a bit of action the past couple of months- welcome to all those who found Purple Chair Crochet via Pinterest! Feel free to snoop around- my *free* patterns are linked on the right side of the page, and if you're interested in something a bit more challenging, check out Purple Chair Crochet on Etsy, where I offer crochet patterns emailed to you in PDF form. :) Ok, now back to the Owls!!)
Hmm, what to make.
"Owl Make a Motif"!
These little guys were inspired by Pinterest,
but came from my own brain...
uh, at the same time.
They're small (as you see below, being modeled by my son, Booger aka Jet aka The Professor).
They're fast (begging for a friend, or two... or three).
|Like the basket? That's their new nest. The pattern is available with my other free patterns- check the links to the RIGHT. You may have to scroll upwards a bit. A little bit more. Right there, see it?|
They're colorful (weeeeee, color!)
And I bet you want to know...
How did I make these?
|The Professor requested this owl have green eyes.|
Well, I'll tell you.
First, gather your things...
3 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn.
white cotton yarn (eyes)
color for beak (red, yellow or orange)
safety eyes or extra bits of dark colored yarn
4mm crochet hook.
Got all that? Great!
For the body...
RND 1: Ch4, join with sl st to first ch create a loop. ch2 (counts as first dc), 15 dc in ring around. Join with sl st to first dc. fasten off (16 dc)
RND 2: Join new color, ch2, dc in same space. In each stitch around work *2dctog, ch1 *. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off (16 2dctog)
RND 3: Join new color, ch2 (counts as first dc), 2dc in ch sp of previous rnd. In next ch sp work *3dc, ch 2, 3dc *. Work 3dc in each sp around the next 13 ch spaces. In next ch space work *3dc, ch 2, 3dc *. 3dc in next ch sp, then join with slip stitch to first dc. Fasten off. (see your owl? he's almost here!)
For the eyes... (create 2)
RND 1: Ch2 (or magic circle) leaving a long "tail" off of your slip knot. In first ch work 12 dc stitches. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off. Pull center tail firmly to close the circle.
With your beak color, create a beak using the center of your motif as your starting place. Next, sew eyes into place as desired (refer to pictures if needed) and affix safety eyes or embroider eyelids.
And that's all there is to it! :):) Make a million!