Saturday, August 6, 2016

Free Pattern: Owl Amigurumi


I previously made a couple of owl amigurumi as a gift and just got around to putting together the instructions for them. For a more fluid appearance, I really wanted to create the points on the head as one piece, and was inspired by A Morning Cup of Jo Creations and Repeat Crafter Me to press an "incomplete ball" flat at the seam to form a crescent shape. (So clever!) This pattern is pretty quick to whip up and would make for an excellent beginner's project to practice the magic ring and foundation single crochet techniques.

Update 10/6/2016: For anyone who referenced this pattern before 10/6/2016, I apologize for errors in the instructions for the face. I had previously written "sc in next 10 st" for both rows 4 and 5 when it should have been "sc in next 12 st" and "sc in next 14 st", respectively. Rows 7 and 8 should have "sc in next 14 st" and "sc in next 12 st", again respectively. The pattern below has been updated to reflect these changes. Alvi Coedwig, thank you for catching this! :)

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 3½" tall x 4" wide

Materials:
  • F hook (3.75 mm)
  • G hook (4.00 mm)
  • Worsted-weighted yarn in taupe (about ½ skein Vanna's Choice) and beige (about ¼ skein Vanna's Choice)
  • polyester filling
  • ½” black shank buttons (or 13 mm safety eyes)
  • small amounts of felt for beak and bow
  • small amount of thread (to attach bow)
  • hot glue
  • pink acrylic paint

Body:
Using a G hook:
Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Round 2: 2 sc in ea st. (12 st)
Round 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc*, rep 6 times. (18 st)
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 st, 2 sc*, rep 6 times. (24 st)
Round 5: *Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc*, rep 6 times. (30 st)
Round 6: *Sc in next 4 st, 2 sc*, rep 6 times. (36 st)
Round 7: *Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc*, rep 6 times. (42 st)
Round 8: *Sc in next 6 st, 2 sc*, rep 6 times. (48 st)
Rounds 9-20: Sc in ea st around. (48 st)
Round 21: *Sc in next 6 st, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. (42 st)
Round 22: *Sc in next 5 st, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. (36 st)
Round 23: *Sc in next 4 st, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. (30 st)
Round 24: *Sc in next 3 st, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. (24 st)
Round 25: *Sc in next 2 st, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. (18 st)
Round 26: *Sc in next st, sc2tog*, rep 6 times. (12 st)
Round 27: Sc2tog 6 times. (6 st)
Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing (~12").

Wings (make 2):
Using a G hook:
Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Round 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (12 st)
Round 3-5: Sc in ea st around. (12 st)
Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing (~10").

Face:
Switch to F hook:
Row 1: Create a 12 sc foundation row, ch 1, turn. (12 st)
Row 2: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (14 st)
Row 3: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (16 st)
Row 4: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (18 st)
Row 5: Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 14 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (20 st)
Row 6: Sc in ea st across, ch 1, turn. (20 st)
Row 7: Sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next 14 st, sc2tog, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (18 st)
Row 8: Sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next 12 st, sc2tog, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (16 st)
Row 9: Sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next 4 st, ch 1, turn. (6 st)
Row 10: Sc in next 3 st, sc2tog, sc in last st. Fasten off. (5 st)
Row 9 continued: Skip next 2 st in row 8, sc in next 4 st, sc2tog, sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (6 st)


Row 10 continued: Sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next 3 st, ch 1, turn. (5 st)
Sc around for a clean edge.
Leave long tail for sewing (~30").

Bow Tie:
Cut two pieces of felt in the following sizes:
  • 1½” x 1¼”
  • ¼” x ½”
Sew the smaller rectangle around the center of the bigger piece.

Assembly:
1. Sew face, wings, and bow tie to the body.
2. Attach the eyes. Safety eyes with washers are preferable to buttons as they're more secure.
3. Fill with stuffing until firm.
3. Pinch the opening to create a flat curved shape. Sew together.
4. For the beak, cut a small triangle from felt and use hot glue to attach to the face.
5. Dab on a little pink paint for blush.


"Owl Amigurumi" is an original pattern by Gladys of The Bunny Studio. All photos and text are copyrighted © The Bunny Studio. Please do not sell, reprint, or distribute this pattern in part or in whole without my written permission. If you would like to share this pattern, you are welcome to link to this page.

You may sell a limited number of items created from this pattern with credit attributed to me (Gladys of The Bunny Studio) as the designer and a link to my website at thebunnystudio.blogspot.com. Mass production is not permitted. Thank you.

11 comments :

  1. I love his little face! I have to try this cutey - I am not good with felt around the eyes. What a great substitute!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see your version if you do make one.

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  2. I'm currently making an owl and I found a mistake in your pattern. In row 3, 4 and 5 of the face it always says "sc in next 10 st", but it should be 12 st in row 3, 14 st in row 4 and 16 st in row 5. I hope this helps you and others :)

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  3. Sorry, I made a mistake in my previous comment! Here's the right one:
    I’m currently making an owl and I found a mistake in your pattern. In row 3, 4 and 5 of the face it always says “sc in next 10 st”, but it should be 12 st in row 4 and 14 st in row 5. I hope this helps you and others :)

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    1. Thanks so much for catching the error! I have updated the pattern. And I would love to see your owl if you'd like to share. :)

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    2. Thanks for your quick update! I'm happy to show you the finnished owl couple made for friends: http://ravel.me/AlviCoedwig/oa

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    3. Yay! Both of yours turned out very cute!

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  4. Hi! I read the info at the bottom where you put, "You may sell a limited number of items created from this pattern with credit attributed to me (Gladys of The Bunny Studio) as the designer and a link to my website at thebunnystudio.blogspot.com. " I was wondering if I could sell a few amigurumis on Instagram that I made using your patterns and tag you in the caption?

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    1. Hi Minty Ham, yes, that's fine as long as you credit me/link to my website! I'm also on Instagram @thebunnystudio.

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