Hoot Owl

Mar 5, 2012
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Author

Sheila Zacharie

Introduction

This stuffed hoot owlet (baby owl) is soft, squishy, sweet and looking for a child to love! His, or her, big eyes have sweet little buttons! 

Try it in brown with white eyes and black buttons! 

Make a parliament (group of owls)! Try a Mamma owl with fatter yarn and a larger hook and her babies!

For baby or toddler in the bed, crib, stroller, car or just for play! 

Great one of a kind shower gift, birthday present or for any special child in your life! 

Make him or her as firm or squishy as you like!

I would suggest washing just like any stuffed toy...in a pillowcase, tumble dry.

I am always available for help!

You can download the pdf here

http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/25217

Materials List

  • Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in white for the body; taupe for the eyes, beak and feathers You only need a few yards of each color. Or any worsted medium weight (4) yarn will work.
  • US size F-5 crochet hook
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Polyester fiberfill (small amount)
  • two small buttons
  • sewing needle and thread

 

Finished Size

  • 3 1/2inches tall by 3inches wide

 

The Pattern

 

Original design by Sheila Zachariae

Find more patterns by visiting my Etsy shop

http://etsy.com/shop/sheilalikestoknit

Finished measurements: 3 1/2‐inches tall by 3‐ inches wide

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in white for the body; taupe for the eyes, beak and feathers You only need a few yards of each color. Or any worsted medium weight (4) yarn will work.

Tools and Materials: US size F-5 crochet hook Ruler or tape measure Scissors

Yarn needle Polyester fiberfill (small amount) two small buttons sewing needle and thread

Instructions: Starting at the base of the owl with white, leaving a 6” tail, chain 3. Join in a ring with a

slip stitch.

Round 1: single crochet 4 times into the center of the ring, join with a slip stitch.

Round 2: Chain 1. Two single crochet in each single chain around until circle is 2” in diameter.

Round 3: single crochet in each single crochet around for 4 1/2” to make the body. Cut the yarn at 8” and pull through last stitch.

Close up the bottom hole and fasten off. Stuff body to desired squishiness! Whip stitch the top of the head closed. Weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

Starting at the base of the owl with taupe, and a 6” tail, chain 3. Join in a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: single crochet 4 times into the center of the ring, join with a slip stitch.

Round 2: Chain 1. Two single crochet in each single crochet around until circle is 1 1/2” in diameter. Cut yarn leaving a 12” tail for sewing on to head. Weave cast on tail on to eye.

Stitch on one button to the center of each eye.

With the 12” end tail, whip stitch crocheted eyes to body following placement in the photo. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

With about 12” of taupe yarn, embroider beak in a “V” and “feathers”. Weave in ends.

Use your imagination with your hoot owl! Try a brown owl with white crocheted eyes and black buttons!

Make a BIG owl by using super bulky weight (6) yarn and a larger hook!

Great project to use up scrap yarn! Put some poly pellets in an old pair of stockings or baby sock to weight the bottom! Then add the fiberfil!

TIP: Use all those little cometic bags you get at the department store when you buy beauty products to hold all sorts of things! Little snap barrettes and mini rubber bands to hold tail yarn. Use one to keep a mini knit/crochet kit on hand. Scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle, crochet hook, point protectors, stitch markers etc.

You can download the pdf here

http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/25217


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Comments

0livia wrote
on Apr 3, 2012 8:16 PM

This is absolutely adorable!  Thanks for sharing it.  :))

on Apr 5, 2012 7:34 AM

You are so very welcome!  Please visit my two shops for more patterns!

 

Best,

Sheila

suedmill wrote
on Apr 14, 2012 6:32 AM

So cute - I am thinking if I start now, I can make bunches of these for graduation open house favors (Class of 2013)!!!

LEyes wrote
on Jun 26, 2012 7:07 AM

Very cute, thanks for sharing the pattern!

Tjosmith wrote
on Sep 16, 2012 8:28 PM

Thank you for sharing this!! Very Cute.. One week after having a knee replacement, gave me something to keep my hands busy ..Very appreciative.. :-)

Tjosmith wrote
on Sep 16, 2012 8:28 PM

Thank you for sharing this!! Very Cute.. One week after having a knee replacement, gave me something to keep my hands busy ..Very appreciative.. :-)