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I don’t give a hoot August 12, 2007

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 1:52 pm

Since Sunday is officially prototype day, here is a new animal i made!!!  It’s an owl. And it’s orange.  Reminds me of the fall.  At any rate, i went with ‘very small’ for the size, going with the whole less is more theme. I don’t have a name for him yet, so any suggesstions are welcome!!!

owl7.jpg

owl6.jpg

owl8.jpg

The picture quality is not the best cause i only had crappy batteries and the camera kept shutting off on me.  I really like the basic shape of the owl, and i’ve drawn a whole series of animals the same way. So there are definitely more to come!!!  Anyway, here is the pattern:

Materials:

ww yarn (i used caron simply soft in orange, turquoise, brown and yellow. i believe it’s in the brites line)

size F hook

yarn needle

stuffing

Body:

6 sc in ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd4: This is also an increase round, 30 sc, but i put the increases in two batches instead of spaced evenly, so bear with me here! : *(2sc in first sc, sc in next)* 3 times, sc in next 8 sc, repeat * 3 times, sc in last 4 sc. (30 sc)

rd5-16: sc in each sc around (30 sc)

rd17: In Back Loops Only, sc in each sc around (30 sc)

rd18: this is a decrease round! It’s the decrease version of rd 4, so once again, bear with me here!:  *(dec 1 sc in first 2 sc, sc in next)* 3 times, sc in next 8 sc, repeat *to* 3 times, sc in last 4 sc (24 sc)

rd19: dec1sc over first 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd20: dec1sc over first 2 sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd21: dec1sc around (6 sc)

sew closed, finish off.

Eyes (make 2)

with brown, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc, ch 1

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc, ch 1.

rd2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around, sl st in first sc, ch 1.

rd3: (switch to blue) 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around, sl st in first sc, finish off.

Beak:

with yellow, 5 sc in ring

rd1: sc in each sc around (5 sc)

rd2:  2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

finish off.

Finishing:

Alright people, we all know to stuff the bird anytime before you close it up! Sew the eyes and the beak on whenever you want to, i did it before i stuffed this one, but you can do it after the body is all done. It’s up to you!! Weave in all ends and enjoy your new owl!!!

I think for the next bird i’m gonna try felt for the beak. not sure yet.

Nathalie

 

14 Responses to “I don’t give a hoot”

  1. stephanie75 Says:

    Sooo cute!!! I love the colors:) I think (my 2 cents) that you should make owl-y wingy things for the sides….remember the tootsie roll pop commercial? OH!! Make a series of tootsie roll pop commercial animals, name the boy Jimmy. Yeah, I have the best ideas.

  2. Nathalie Says:

    I was just thinking the same thing!!!!! as i said in my post, it’s a prototype, so i will 100% make wings/wing thingys for it!!!!!
    Nathalie

  3. Nathalie Says:

    oh yeah, Who is God? 🙂

  4. knittingnoob Says:

    that is really cute🙂 I love the big googly eyes!

  5. jj Says:

    it looks like a bee head.

  6. gnathalie2 Says:

    lol! it does!

  7. […] I don’t give a hoot Since Sunday is officially prototype day, here is a new animal i made!!!  It’s an owl. And it’s orange.  […] […]

  8. awwwwwww whooooo can resist this little guy? great job. (~_^)v

  9. michelle Says:

    I think he is adorable. I think his name should be simple “hootie”!

  10. gnathalie2 Says:

    Hootie it is!!!! Thank you!!!!
    Nathalie

  11. kitty katt Says:

    so, such a cutie patutie!!! i think that’s how you spell it…thats the cutest owl i’ve seen
    <^..^</kitty katt

  12. Amber Rhoden Says:

    I don’t understand the instructions on row 4? “rd4: This is also an increase round, 30 sc, but i put the increases in two batches instead of spaced evenly, so bear with me here! : *(2sc in first sc, sc in next)* 3 times, sc in next 8 sc, repeat * 3 times, sc in last 4 sc. (30 sc)”

    • gnathalie2 Says:

      just do a regular increase round, evenly spaced, cause im pretty sure it shouldnt mess up the final result…i’ll look at the pattern and see if i cant write that round more clearly! 🙂

    • gnathalie2 Says:

      here is rd4, im listing each stitch without () & *’s: 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc in next 9, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc in last 5.


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