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Owl Christmas Ornament
Did you crochet an Owl Eyeglass Holder last year? I have reworked the design to be smaller so it can be used as a Christmas ornament. This is a lovely introduction to the crocodile stitch, and there’s a YouTube tutorial to help you learn it. https://youtu.be/HN_SNZDW21w
Sport or baby weight yarn
65 yards ombre or variegated
40 yards solid
1 yard yellow
Size C or E crochet hook
Plastic googly eyes 40 mm
Using E hook, owl measures 4.5” tall. Using C hook, owl measures 3.5” tall.
V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc in same sp
Crocodile st: Working around the post of the first dc of V-stitch of previous rnd, work 5 dc around this post. Turn to work on other side of V-stitch. Work 5 dc around 2nd post of V-stitch.
Rnd 1: With ombre yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).
Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).
Rnd 9: Ch 4 (counts as 3 dc plus ch-1), dc in same st, sk 2 sts, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in same st (V-stitch made), sk 2 sts,* repeat around (16 V-stitches). Join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, in first V-stitch, *work 5 dc around post of first dc of V-stitch, then work 5 dc around post of second dc of V-stitch (crocodile stitch made). Sl st in center of next V-stitch,* repeat around (8 croc st).
Rnd 11: Ch 4, dc in same st, *V-stitch in center of croc st, V-stitch in next V-stitch,* repeat around. End with V-stitch in last croc st, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Rnds 12-17: Repeat Rnds 10 & 11 three times.
Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 10 once more. Fasten off ombre yarn.
Rnd 19: Switch to solid yarn, ch 1, *sc in V-stitch, 2 sc across first half of croc st, sc in center of croc st, 2 sc across 2nd half of croc st,* repeat around (48 sc).
Rnds 20-24: Sc in each sc. Do not join.
Rnd 25: *Dec, sc in next 6 sts,* repeat around (42 sc).
Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 27: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 28: Sc in each st. Join with sl st.
If using safety eyes, insert at Rnd 25 approximately 2-5 sts apart (depending on size of eyes).
Insert pantyhose into body to prevent stuffing from showing, stuff pantyhose.
Rnd 29: Holding both sides of Rnd 28 tog, sc through both thicknesses to close (15 sc). Fasten off.
WINGS: (Make 2)
Row 1: With solid yarn, ch 8, hdc in 2nd ch and in next 6 chs. (7 hdc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in remaining sts (8 hdc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st with 2 hdc in last st (9 hdc).
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sk 1 st, 4 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st,* repeat once. Fasten off leaving 12” length. Sew to sides above top croc st row with scalloped edge toward the front.
Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts (4 sc).
Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts (5 sc).
Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts (6 sc).
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts (8 sc). Fasten off leaving 6” length. Sew beak to face between eyes.
Cut 4 pieces of yarn 2″ long. Fold 2 in half, insert hook into top corner of head, pull loops through, then pull ends through loop. Repeat on the other side of the head.
Cut a 10” piece of ribbon or cord. Fold in half and pull through center st of Rnd 29. Tie ends in a knot.
PDF is available at Owl Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern, on sale for only $1.00 through August 31, 2021.
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Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021
We’re coming to the end of the Preemie Crochet Challenge with only 2 days left. Each day during August, Sunflower Cottage Crochet has featured a new baby crochet pattern by an indie designer. For each pattern you download, we are asking for one item to be donated to a charity for preemies or hospital of your choice. I am honored to have one of my designs selected as the featured pattern today.
HOW DOES THE CHALLENGE WORK?
- Each day at 8am London time, the blog post will be updated with that day’s featured pattern.
- I will give you the code and links you need. If the designer has a blog, you will be directed there for more information about the pattern; if not you will be taken directly to Ravelry.
- You will decide if you would like that pattern.
- By accepting the free PDF download, you are pledging to donate at least one made item from that pattern to a Preemie charity/organization/NICU/family of your choosing.
- The patterns below will be categorized as the event progresses to make it easier for you to establish which patterns are still available, which are available free on the designers blog, and which are now only paid patterns. The first pattern will be the featured pattern for that day.
To see a slideshow of featured designs, click here: https://youtu.be/JMx0HEveojc
Today’s featured pattern is SWEET PREEMIE HAT BY RAFAMUSSA DESIGNS
As part of year 2 of the Preemie Crochet Challenge 2021, hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet, you can get a FREE PDF copy of the Sweet Preemie Hat! The pattern comes in sizes from preemie – 1 year old. This design will be available free with the coupon code through August 31.
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