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How cute is this little guy?! He measures about 9cm x 11cm (3.5inch x 4.5inch) and he’s super adorable. He’s relatively easy to make and make a great decoration to your house or a cute little stuff toy for kids.  Or he can be your little helper and hold your pins for you!

I’ve named him Dusk but if you decide to make this baby owl, you can certainly name him whatever you like! Make him some companion too and personalise it with your own colours.

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MATERIALS REQUIRED

– Grey yarn (worsted weight/10 ply)
– Cream or Beige yarn (light worsted weight/8 ply)
– Yellow yarn (light worsted weight/8 ply)
– Crochet Hook size 4mm/US 6/UK 8
– Safety eyes
– Yarn Needle
– Pins
– Stitch marker (optional)
– Toy stuffing

ABBREVIATIONS (US Crochet Terms)

sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
inc – increase (2 single crochet in one stitch)
dec – decrease (2 single crochet together)
FLO – front loops only

Pattern – Dusk the Baby Owl – PDF version —–>> Dusk the Baby Owl HYY – Free Crochet Pattern

DIFFICULTY: EASY/BEGINNER

You need to know how to: make a magic ring, crochet in a spiral, single crochet, half double crochet, single crochet increase and decrease, crocheting in the front loops, do basic embroidery and sew open pieces together.

This owl was made by crocheting in spirals. You may choose to place stitch markers to mark and move at the end of each round.

BODY – Use Grey

Rounds Stitches No. of stitches
1 6 sc in magic ring 6
2 2 sc in each stitch around 12
3 Sc 1, inc; repeat 6 times 18
4 Sc 2, inc; repeat 6 times 24
5 Sc 3, inc; repeat 6 times 30
6 Sc 4, inc; repeat 6 times 36
7 Sc 5, inc; repeat 6 times 42
8-19 Sc around 42
20 Sc 5, dec; repeat 6 times 36
21 Sc 4, dec; repeat 6 times 30
22 Sc 3, dec; repeat 6 times 24
23 Sc 2, dec; repeat 6 times.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
18

 

EYE PATCHES (Make 2) – Use Cream/Beige

Rounds Stitches No. of stitches
1 10 hdc in magic ring 10
2 2 hdc in each stitch around 20
3 Sc around FLO.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
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WINGS (Make 2) – Use Cream/Beige

Rounds Stitches No. of stitches
1 6 sc in magic ring 6
2 2 sc in each stitch around 12
3 Sc 1, inc; repeat 6 times 18
4 Sc 2, inc; repeat 6 times 24
5 Sc around 24
6 Sc 12 (do not crochet into the other 12 stitches).
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
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ASSEMBLY

Push the safety eyes onto the very centre of each eye patches but don’t attach the backing yet. Align the eye patches onto the owl’s body. You can refer to my photo for the position. When you are happy with the position, make sure that the safety eyes are pushed through the eye patches as well as the body –if they are, attach the backing from the inside of the body. This can be tricky if your safety eyes are small. Use pins to hold the eye patches in place so you can sew them onto the body. I used a running stitch method.

You can now fill the owl with toy stuffing but do not fill all the way to the top. Stitch the opening together with a running stitch method to close. Push down on the centre and pull at the corners to create the pointy ears.

Sew on the wings onto the side of the body using a whipstitch method. Make sure the sewing tail end is pointing down.

Lastly, with the yellow yarn, embroider the beak.

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I hope you enjoy making this little guy!

 

MJ 🙂

***NOTE*** Pattern edit 17/07/2016.  The original pattern has not be modified – I have only changed the format.  

 

© 2014 MJ Carlos. Strictly do not copy, sell, alter or re-distribute this pattern in any form. Finished item using this pattern can be sold as long as it is handmade by yourself and credit is given to MJ Carlos/Hello Yellow Yarn for the pattern and design. Images from this pattern (digital & print) are not to be used when selling the finished item.

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