Granny Stripe Owl Pattern - Free Pattern
Materials: Stylecraft ‘Special’ Double knit.
Col 1: Border colour, wings and tail.
Col 2 and 3: for body
Col 4: for the beak
Col 5: Eye centre.
Col 6: Eye outer colour
2 buttons for eyes.
Hook Size: 4.5mm
Chain - ch
Double Crochet – dc
Treble Crochet – tr
Single Crochet – sc
The main body of the owl is worked in treble clusters.
Base of Tail:
With Col 1:
In 2nd ch from hk make a 3 trbcl, *5 ch, sk 1 ch. 3trbcl into next chain, Rep from * once more. Do not fasten off.
Turn work upside down. Work as follows into the unused loops of the beginning chain.
Row 1: With Col 2, ch 1, 2 dc into 1st lp, 1 dc into next lp, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next lp, and 2 dc in last loop. (9dc). Turn.
Row 2: Beg trbcl into 1st dc, * ch 1, sk 1 dc, trbcl into next dc. Rep from * to end. ( 5 trbcl including beg trbcl.) Change colour on the last stroke of the trbcl to alternate colour of body. Turn.
Row 3: Ch3, * trbcl into 1 ch space, ch 1. Rep from * three more times, 1 tr into top of last trbcl from Row 2. ( 4 trcl). Change colour on the last stroke of the tr. Turn.
Row 4: Beg trbcl into tr, * ch 1, sk 1 dc, trbcl into next 1 ch sp. Rep from * twice more, ch 1, trbcl into 3ch space. ( 5 trbcl including beg trbcl.) Change colour on the last stroke of the trbcl to alternate colour of body. Turn.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 four more times. (11 rows of clusters)
Row 1: With Col1 – from tail, make 1 dc evenly around the body of the owl, making two dc in each corner to ease, 1 dc in each of the chains in tail. It is important to keep the dcs evenly as you should be able to get two dc’s in each of the sides of the trbcl rows.
Join to first dc with sl st.
Row 2: In this row you will make the ears.
Ch 1, 1 dc into same space as joining, 1 dc into each dc from prev round, making 2 dc in each corner dc. Continue until you reach the stitch just before the corner of the ear, and work as follows: ch, 1 trbcl into dc, 2 ch, 1 trbcl into same dc, ch 1, continue with dc until the next ear.
Continue round, and joining with sl st into first dc. Fasten off.
In Colour 1, join col into dc in line with base of third row of body and work as follows:
Row 1: Work 1 beg trb cl into 1 dc, * ch 1, sk 1 dc, trbcl into next dc. Rep from * twice more. (4 trb cl including beg trbcl.) Turn.
Row 2: Work 1 beg trbcl into 1st trb cl, *ch 5, 1 trcl into 1 ch space. Rep from * twice more, 5 ch, 1trbcl into last trb cluster. Fasten off.
Repeat for other side of Owl being careful to match alignment of wing.
Make two the same:
With colour no 6, Chain 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Row 1: Make Make 9 dc into ring. Join with sl st to first dc, changing colour in the sl st.
Row 2: Ch1, 1 dc into same ch as joining, * 2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, Rep from * once more, 2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into last dc. Join with sl st to first dc.
Row 3: Ch1, 1 dc into same ch as joining, * 2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, Rep from * once more, 2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc. Join with sl st to first dc. Fasten off.
Make 7 ch.
Row 1: 1 dc into 2nd chain from hook, 1 dc into each ch to end. (6 dc) Turn.
Row 2 Ch 1 (counts as a dc), skip next dc, 1 dc into each dc to end) (5 dc).
Repeat Row 2, decreasing 1 st on each row until only 1 st remains.
Sew in all ends.
Sew on the eyes and the beak positioning as per the picture.
Make Ear tufts using weaving in ends made into little tassels and sewing
to the front of the ears.
Block carefully under steam paying attention to the wings and tail. Pin out if necessary.