Crochet Owl

Categories: Gifts, Doll, Crochet

Abbreviations:
Ch: Chain
FO: Fasten Off – cut string and sew in
SC: Single Crochet
5SC: add 1 SC to each of the next 5 stitches
Increases and Decreases:
scXTog: SC the next X stitches together – also called a decrease
XscInc: add X number of SC stitches to the next stitch – also called an increase

What you need to make this project

Materials
Size 4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Size H hook
Tapestry needle
12 oz Bag Poly-Fil Fiberfill

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Instructions

Step One

Eyes x2:

  1. 6sc magic ring (or ch 2, 6sc in 2nd chain from hook)
  2. (2scInc) x6
  3. (2scInc, sc) x6
  4. (2scInc, 2sc) x6
  5. (2scInc, 3sc) x6, FO

Step Two

Pupil x2:

  1. 6sc magic ring (or ch 2, 6sc in 2nd chain from hook)
  2. (2scInc) x6, FO

Sew to Eyes – set aside for later

Step Three

Body:

  1. Ch 6
  2. 4sc, 3scInc, 3sc, 2scInc
  3. 2scInc, 3sc, (2scInc) x3, 3sc, (2scInc) x2
  4. Sc, 2scInc, 3sc, (sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (sc, 2scInc)x2
  5. (2sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (2sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (2sc, 2scInc)x2
  6. (3sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (3sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (3sc, 2scInc)x2
  7. (4sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (4sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (4sc, 2scInc)x2
  8. (5sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (5sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (5sc, 2scInc)x2
  9. (6sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (6sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (6sc, 2scInc)x2
  10. (7sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (7sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (7sc, 2scInc)x2
  11. (8sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (8sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (8sc, 2scInc)x2
  12. (9sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (9sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (9sc, 2scInc)x2
  13. (10sc, 2scInc), 3sc, (10sc, 2scInc)x3, 3sc, (10sc, 2scInc)x2

Rows 14-23   Sc around (10 rows)

  1. (2scTog), 37 sc, (2scTog), 37 sc
  2. Sc around
  3. Sc around
  4. Sc around
  5. (2scTog), 36 sc, (2scTog), 36 sc
  6. Sc around
  7. Sc around
  8. Sc around
  9. (2scTog), 35 sc, (2scTog), 35 sc
  10. Sc around
  11. (2scTog), 34 sc, (2scTog), 34 sc
  12. Sc around

 

Step Four

Add Eyes & Beak

 

Add ears x2 – The ears should be added at least 17 stitches apart to Row 35 and centered above eyes.

 

(With a separate skein of yarn and Working in front loops only)

Sl St, ch 1, 9sc in front loops of sc, ch 1, turn

2scTog, 5sc across, 2scTog, ch1, turn

2scTog, 3sc across, 2scTog, ch 1, turn

2scTog, sc, 2scTog, ch 1, turn

3scTog, FO

 

  1. (2scTog, 10sc) x6
  2. (2scTog, 7sc) x7
  3. (2scTog, 6sc) x7
  4. (2scTog, 5sc) x7
  5. (2scTog, 4sc) x7
  6. (2scTog, 3sc) x8
  7. (2scTog, 2sc) x7
  8. (2scTog, 1sc) x7
  9. (2scTog) x7, FO