Sunday, April 1, 2012

Crochet Easter Present: Crocheted Owl

In keeping with our family love of handmade/homemade gifts for the holidays, I worked up a quick owl for Victoria for an Easter present. It was my very first Amigurumi project and I was a little nervous going into it.  I am not really sure why, I guess the whole working up a 3D type project just threw me off.

As I got farther in to it {it works up really fast!} I fell in love with the whole process of it all. 
The pattern can be found here, there is a crochet version and a knit version. 

Instead of doing the eyes like the pattern called for I used some buttons from my vintage button collection.  I love the character that they give the mini owl. I used some Variegated yarn for this project and it was awesome because the front came out in a super cute stripe pattern. 

The back....not so much straight lines. lol  ;)

I crocheted my beak instead of using the felt method that the pattern called for.  
To do this beak you will need:

A small amount of yellow scrap yarn
3.50 crochet hook
Yarn needle

ch 2
single crochet in the first ch you made

ch 1 and turn
single crochet in the ch 1 stitch space and the ch from the previous row {2 sc}

ch 1 turn
 single crochet in the ch 1 stitch space , ch 1,  single crochet in the next {2sc and 1chain 1}

ch 1 turn
single crochet in the ch 1 stitch space, 2 single crochet in the ch 1 space, single crochet in the next {4 sc}

You want your stitches to be really tight so you may need to switch your hook or yarn size accordingly. 

Softly pull your yarn at the tip so that it pulls tight and you can see a nice point. Knot it and then weave it in and trim your yarn. 

Leave a 8 - 10 in tail up top at the wider part for sewing to your owl.  Knot it and then use it to sew to your owl's face.  I didn't sew down the point so that you could push it up and give the face more character. :)

I can't wait to give this to her on Sunday, she already knows about the crocheted shirt she is getting { after the many try on sessions :) } so this will be a fun surprise for her.  It works up really fast and easy which is perfect if you are short on time. 

I have already been on Ravelry today looking for more of these fun projects....found a super cute ladybug, and an adorable cat that I am thinking of making her for her birthday this year, my fingers are already itching for a new fun project! :)

I am adding this to my Spring into the Holidays Series because if made a certain way they would be great for little ones or even elementary age kids....or for any owl lover really! ;)


  1. It's supercool! :) I have a similar owly like that around here somewhere; I think I used tiny buttons for the eyes :) Oh and I also cut a triangle out of fabric and glued it onto the body, below the beak.
    The yarn you used looks fab btw :)

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    2. Thanks!I was thinking about cutting out some fabric and sewing it to the belly part to make it more fun. Maybe on the next one :)
      The yarn I used is Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted in Lilac Ridge, its one of my favorite chain store yarns.
      <3 Bella :)

  2. Yes! I love the buttons too, it makes the owl very cute and original :-)

    1. Thanks!! I can't wait to give it to her on Sunday Morning :)


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