Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Barn Owl Crochet Ornament

Barn Owl

Technique: Crochet

scrap yarn in two colours
safety eyes

3.5mm hook or size appropriate to the yarn
tapestry needle

Start with a magic circle in the main colour.

Rnd 1: 6 sc into loop, draw tail up to shorten circle
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc, 12 sc
Rnd 3: [2 sc in one, 1 sc] repeat 6 times, 18 sc
Rnd 4: [2 sc in one, 2 sc in next two sc] repeat 6 times, 24 sc
Rnd 5 - 13 sc around
Bind off

Attach the safety eyes and fill with stuffing. Using a tapestry needle whip stitch the top seam together.

Count down four rows at the back of the owl and using the contrasting colour, slip stitch so it is aligned with the right ear.

Rnd 1: 8 sc, ch1, turn
Rnd 2: 8 sc, ch1, turn
Rnd 3: 8 sc, ch1, turn
Rnd 4: 8 sc, ch1, turn
Rnd 5: 8 sc, turn
Rnd 6 skip first st, 7sc, turn
Rnd 7 skip first st, 6 sc, turn
Rnd 8 skip first st, 5 sc, turn
Rnd 9 skip first st, 4 sc, turn
Rnd 10 skip first st, 3 sc, turn
Rnd 11 skip first st, 2 sc, turn
Rnd 12 skip first st, 1sc, bind off

The above pattern creates the triangular nose area. Attach the peak to the body of the owl with the yarn tail from binding off.

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