September Amigurumi CAL Owls Week One

Posted on September 16, 2017 by Furls Business Academy | 5 Comments

*sniff sniff* Hey guys, do you smell that? Smells like.... cozy sweaters, apple cider, warm spices, dropping temperatures... smells like AUTUMN! 

I'll admit, I'm one of the many youngsters that grew up with the Harry Potter series so the month of September has always held a little extra magic for me. And one of the best things about the Potter universe, for me, was the novelty of owl post! Receiving mail is twice as fun when it arrives on wings! And with these little crocheted owls, food, shelter and certain special... pellets will never be a concern. 

So welcome, welcome to Week One of the Owls CAL! This week we'll be focusing on the body and the beak of the owl, then next week we'll cover the wings, feet and accessories! 

In case you missed it last week, here's the supply list again!

 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc dec = single crochet decrease
slp st = slip stitch
rep = repeat
BLO = back loops only
NIBL = now in both loops
FO = finish off

 

Owl body

ch 2 or magic loop

1.  8 sc in 2nd ch from hook (8)

2.  2 sc in each sc around (16)

3.  *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc* rep *-* around (24)

4.  *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* around (32)

5.  sc in each sc around (32)

6.  sc 11, sc dec, sc in next sc, 3sc, sc in next sc, sc dec, sc in last 14 sc (32)

7.  sc in 1st 9 sc, 2 sc, sc dec 2x, 3 sc in next sc, sc dec 2x, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 12 sc (32)

8.  sc in 1st 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, sc dec, sc in next 3 sc, sc dec, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 12 sc (32)

9.  sc in 1st 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 17 sc (33)

10.  sc in 1st 27 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* 2x (35)

Put the safety eyes in between rounds 7-8 (I put the first eye about 10 stitches from where my stitch marker was in round 7, the second about 18 stitches from the stitch marker. One eye is in the middle of an increase, the other between 2 decreases)

11.  2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next 9 sc, *sc dec, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* 3x, sc in last 13 sc (32)

12.  sc in each sc around (32)

13.  sc in 1st 10 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* 3x, sc in last 11 sc (35)

14.  sc in 1st 32 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc (37)

15.  2 sc in 1st sc, sc in last 36 sc (38)

16.  sc in 1st 15 sc, *sc dec, sc in next 3 sc * rep *-* 2x, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc (37)

17.  sc in 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 34 sc (38)

18-19.  sc in each sc around (38)

20.  sc in 1st 11 sc, *sc dec, sc in next 3 sc* rep *-* 4x, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc (36)

21.  sc in 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 28 sc, in BLO sc dec, sc in next 2 sc, remove marker, sc dec (35)

22.  still in BLO, sc in 1st 2 sc, sc dec, NIBL sc in next 26 sc, sc dec, sc in last 3 sc (33)

23.  *sc dec, sc in next 3 sc*, in BLO rep *-* 4x, sc dec, sc in next 2 sc, NIBL sc in next sc, sc dec, sc in last sc (26)

STUFF the owl firmly, make sure there's a decent pack of stuffing at the top of the head (sometimes the eye stalks can get in the way)

24.  sc in 1st sc, *sc dec, sc in next 2 sc* rep *-* 5x, sc dec, sc in next sc, sc dec (19)

25.  sc in 1st sc, *sc dec, sc in next sc* rep *-* 6x (13)

26.  sc dec around

FO and use the long tail end to sew up any remaining hole. You can accentuate the contours of the owl's face with a little bit of needle shaping: still using the FO end, poke it up through the body until it comes out next to one of the eyes (inner corner). *Weave through the stitch right beside the eye and then poke through to the other side: repeat from * . Pull snug to better define the eye sockets!

 

Beak  

With chosen beak color, ch 2

1. 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, TURN (2) 

2. sc in each sc across (2) 

FO 

Using the FO end, sew the top edge of the beak (row 2) between the owl's eyes. Weave in the ends. 

 

Join us back here next weekend (September 23) for the wings, feet and accessories!

 

If you have any questions, comments or corrections regarding this pattern please feel free to contact me (littleravenfiberarts@gmail.com), I’m here to help.

Make sure to pop in to the Fun With Furls Facebook Group and the Ravelry Project page to share your moth photos and admire everyone else’s crochet handiwork too! 

Happy Crocheting! 

Brenna

 

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5 Responses

Laura T
Laura T

November 12, 2017

I think Row 6 has an error. Where it says sc 3 it should read sc 3 in next sc*

Sandi
Sandi

October 07, 2017

I think these Owls are so cute can’t wait to make a couple of them. I also liked the scary little apple. I’m sure my grandson will like them to. Thanks for sharing :-)

Frances
Frances

September 28, 2017

Brenna, there are a couple rows that the stitch count is off. This got confusing at times. Otherwise, I’ve enjoyed this little owl project thusfar.

Mary
Mary

September 17, 2017

Apparently the moth comment goes to the Raverly link. Here’s a quote from that page: Join Brenna of Little Raven Fiber Arts and Furls Crochet for their July Ami CAL. This month we are making these sweet moths for National Moth Week. Schedule and links below.

National Moth Week, learn something new everyday. ;)

Annette Toomey
Annette Toomey

September 16, 2017

What do you mean to share your “moth photos”?

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