Owlet Book Thong

Jul 24, 2008
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Author

Marjorie Jones

Introduction

With back to school rapidly approaching, this little amigurumi style owlet will help you keep your place. If you've no use for a bookmark, omit the thong and sew a keyring to the top of his head, and use him to keep a watchful eye over your backpack or purse!

Materials List

size 5 (1.90 mm) steel crochet hook
size 10 crochet thread in brown, yellow, white and pink
2 beads for eyes
polyester fiberfil for stuffing
stitch markers

needle for sewing

Finished Size

Owlet = 1.5 inches tall. With thong = 13 inches in length

Gauge

Not important, just crochet tightly so that the stuffing does not show.

Notes

As is typical with amigurumi patterns, do not join rounds or turn your work. Use a stitch marker if needed to keep track of your rounds.

Closeup of Owlet

The Pattern

Eyes: (make 2)

With white thread:
Rnd 1: In a magic ring, make 6 sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)

Sl st into next st and fasten off, leaving long thread to sew to owlets face.

Beak:

With yellow thread:
Rnd 1. In a magic ring, make 4 sc. (4 sc)
Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea st around. (8 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in ea st around. (8 sc)

Sl st into next st and fasten off, leaving long thread to sew to owlets face.

Body:

With brown thread:
Rnd 1: In a magic ring, make 6 sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next*, repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st*, repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5. *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st*, repeat from * to * around. (30 sc)
6 - 13. Sc in ea st around. (30 sc) Do not fasten off, use a stitch marker in the last stitch to keep the work from unraveling, and sew on eye rings, beads for eyes and beak (between rounds 6 and 12).
14 - 15. sc2tog, sc in next 12 st, sc inc in next two st, sc in next 12, sc2tog. (30 sc)
16. *sc2tog, sc in next 3*, repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)
17. *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st*, repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
18. *sc2tog, sc in next*, repeat from * to * around. (12 sc) Do not fasten off!
Stuff owlet.
19. *sc2tog* repeat from * to * around. (6 sc)

Sl st into next st, and fasten off, leaving long thread to sew closed.

Wings: (make 2)

With pink thread:
Rnd 1: In a magic ring, make 6 sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next*, repeat from * to * around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st*, repeat from * to * around. (24 sc)

Sl st into next st and fasten off, fold in half and sew together. Sew just the tip of the wings to sides of owlet so your baby owl can still fly.

Thong:

With pink thread (or thread color of your choice) ch 121, sl st in 11 ch from hook, and in remaining stitches. Fasten off, leaving long end to sew to bottom of birdie. Sew the thong to the middle of the bottom of the owlet (where you did the final round and closed off).

Sew tassel or large bead to end loop of thong.

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Comments

SusanS@71 wrote
on Aug 5, 2008 1:28 PM

really like this, great idea for gifts for book lovers, hugs susan

JocelynV wrote
on Aug 9, 2008 12:42 AM

A nice easy enough project for a beginner I suppose. Thanks!

brentajane wrote
on Jan 21, 2010 9:29 PM

this is darlin. momma and my sisters will love it.

thank you for sharin.

brenda jane