Monday, February 3, 2014

TUTORIAL: Allie the Owl



Materials Needed:

-Worsted Weight #4 Yarn.  I used 100% cotton yarn, but 100% acrylic yarn would work with great results as well!
-Crochet Hook Size: E/4-3.50MM
-Sharp Needle for sewing pieces together
-Size 8 mm Black Plastic Eyes
-Stuffing
-Safety Pin for marking your Rnds

Abbreviations:

See my list of abbreviations by clicking here.

Notes:

The Owl's body and wings are all crocheted in the round without joining at the end of each round.  Be sure to mark your rounds with a safety pin.

Gauge for E Hook: 4 sts in 5 rows = 1" (5 cm)

If your gauge is not right, go up or down a size crochet hook in order to get the right gauge.  When I am crocheting stuffed animals, I tend to crochet a lot tighter than normal so that no stuffing shows through.

-Finished measurement of the Owl: 5" tall, 3" wide (at the widest part)

Eyes: (Be sure to make the eyes first) Make 2

With white yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1;

Rnd 1: 6 sc in the ring, join with a sl st to the first sc (6 sc) Pull on the tail end to tighten up the ring.

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with a sl st to the first sc (12 sc)

Rnd 3: ch 1, (2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st) repeat around, join with a sl st to the first sc (18 sc)

Rnd 4: sl st in each st around, join with a sl st into the first sl st, fasten off (18 sl st)

Head and Body:

With purple yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1;

Rnd 1: 6 sc in the ring (6 sc) Pull on the tail end to tighten up the ring.

Put your safety pin or stitch marker in the first sc you made in rnd 1 and move it up as you go along to mark your rnds.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Rnd 3: (2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st) repeat around (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts) repeat around (24 sc)

Rnd 5: (2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts) repeat around (30 sc)

Rnd 6: (2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sts) repeat around (36 sc)

Rnd 7-11: sc in each st around (36 sc)

Change color to white

Rnd 12: sc in each st around (36 sc)

Rnd 13: (sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sts) repeat around (30 sc)

Insert the eyes.  First, take the round white eye that you made and insert your plastic eye into the middle.  Then insert in between rnds 11 and 12 about 1" apart.

Rnd 14-21: sc in each st around (30 sc)

Rnd 22: (sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts) repeat around (24 sc)

Rnd 23: (sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts) repeat around (18 sc)

Stuff the Body Firmly.

Rnd 24: (sc2tog, sc in the next st) repeat around (12 sc)

Rnd 25: (sc2tog) repeat around (6 sc) Fasten off, and close up the hole with the yarn end.  Weave in your loose end.


Wings: (Make 2)

With purple yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1;

Rnd 1: 6 sc in the ring (6 sc) Pull on the tail end to tighten up the ring.

Put your safety pin or stitch marker in the first sc you made in rnd 1 and move it up as you go along to mark your rnds.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Rnd 3: sc in each st around (12 sc)

Rnd 4: (2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st) repeat around (18 sc)

Rnd 5-9: sc in each st around (18 sc)

Rnd 10: (sc2tog, sc in the next st) repeat around (12 sc)

Rnd 11: (sc2tog) repeat around (6 sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew the wing to the body.



Beak:

With orange yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1;

Row 1: sc in the ring 5 times (5 sc) pull on the tail end to tighten up the ring.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sl st in the next 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the next st, sl st in the last 2 sts, fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew the beak to the head.


Feet: (make 2)

With orange yarn, make a magic ring, ch 1;

Row 1: sc in the ring 5 times (5 sc) pull on the tail end to tighten up the ring.

Row 2: ch 2, dc in the same st, ch 2, sl st in the same st, (sl st in the next st, ch 2, dc in the same st, ch 2, sl st in the same st) repeat once more, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the foot to the body.


Finishing:

Sew beak in between the eyes using a sharp needle.  Sew the wings to the body, and the feet to the body.  You can use the picture below as your guide.  Weave in your loose ends and you are done!

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