Owlwyn

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When I was a little girl, my Meemaw collected owls.  Her den was covered with owls, most of which had to be from the 1970s.  I loved spending time at Meemaw’s house.  She was a sweet, classy lady who adored all 3 of her grandchildren.  Fast forward a few decades and owls are everywhere again.  When a friend suggested that I make one of my own, I jumped at the chance.  Since it is my daughter Aelwyn’s turn to receive this stuffed animal, she also got to name it.  She immediately came up with the name Owlwyn :)

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Owlwyn

Materials Needed:
1 skein dark brown worsted weight yarn
Small amount of dark purple worsted weight yarn
Small amount of cream colored worsted weight yarn
Small amount of orange worsted weight yarn
Small amount of black worsted weight yarn
Small amount of yellow worsted weight yarn
G hook
Small amount of cardboard or plastic canvas
Fiberfill
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:

ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
blo                   back loops only

Instructions:

*Do not join at the end of each round.

Head/ Body (use dark brown worsted weight yarn):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 4:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 5:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (30 sc)
Round 6:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * around (36 sc)
Round 7:  1 sc in each st around.  (36 sc)
Round 8:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * around (42 sc)
Round 9:  1 sc in each st around.  (42 sc)
Round 10:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from * around (48 sc)
Rounds 11:  1 sc in each st around.  (48 sc)
Round 12:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, repeat from * around (54 sc)
Round 13:  1 sc in each st around.  (54 sc)
Round 14:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, repeat from * around (60 sc)
Round 15:  1 sc in each st around.  (60 sc)
Round 16:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, repeat from * around (66 sc)
Rounds 17 – 22:  1 sc in each st around.  (66 sc)
Round 23:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, repeat from * around (60 sc)
Rounds 24 – 25:  1 sc in each st around.  (60 sc)
Round 26:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, repeat from * around (54 sc)
Round 27 – 28:  1 sc in each st around.  (54 sc)
Round 29:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, repeat from * around (48 sc)
Round 30 – 31:  1 sc in each st around.  (48 sc)
Round 32:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, repeat from * around (42 sc)
Round 33:  working blo*sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, repeat from * around (36 sc)
Round 34:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * around (30 sc)
Round 35:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around (24 sc)
Round 36:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around (18 sc)
Round 37:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around (12 sc)
Round 38:  *sc dec over the next 2 sts, repeat from * around, finish off, sew closed and weave in ends. (6 sc)

Feathers (make 4 cream colored and 2 dark purple):

Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  *(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from *2 more times, finish off.  (9 sc and 3 ch-2 spaces.
You will make a triangle of feathers.  Sew 3 cream colored feathers to the bottom of the owl.  Sew 2 dark purple feathers slightly above that (they should overlap the other feathers a little).  Sew 1 cream colored feather above that (it should overlap the purple feathers a little).

Wings (use dark brown worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Ch 8
Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 6 chs, ch 1, turn.  (7 sc)
Row 2:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (7 sc)
Row 3:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 4:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 5:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (11 sc)
Row 6:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (11 sc)
Row 7:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 8:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 9:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (15 sc)
Rows 10 – 12:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (15 sc)
Row 13:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 14:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (11 sc)
Row 15:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 16:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (7 sc)
Row 17:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 18:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (3 sc)
Row 19:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st,  ch 1, turn.  (2 sc)
Row 20:  sc dec over first 2 sts, finish off.
Join yarn in upper left-hand corner of the wing, work 19 sc along the left side, 3 sc in the tip, and 19 sc along the right side, finish off, weave in ends.  Sew wings to the sides of the owl.

Eye Mask (use dark purple worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Ch 14
Row 1:  (right side) 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 12 chs, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Rows 2 – 3:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.  (13 sc)
Row 4:  sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts,  sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (4 sc)
Row 5:   sc dec twice, finish off.  (2 sc)

Right bottom side of mask:
With right side facing, join yarn to far right side of row 3
Row 4:  sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts,  sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (4 sc)
Row 5:   sc dec twice, finish off.  (2 sc)

Top left:
With right side facing, join yarn in 6th st from left on the foundation chain
Row 1:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 2:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 3:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 4:  2 sc in the first st, sc dec twice, finish off.

Top right:
With wrong side facing, join yarn in 6th st from left on the foundation chain
Row 1:  sc dec over first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 2:  2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (6 sc)
Row 3:  sc dec twice, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  (5 sc)
Row 4:  2 sc in the first st, sc dec twice, finish off, weave in ends.
Trace eye mask on cardboard and cut out.  Place cardboard in between both eye masks.  Join yarn anywhere through the outside of both eye masks and work 50 sc around the outside, finish off and weave in ends.

Eye (use orange worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring (6 sc)
Round 2:  2 sc in each st around.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, finish off, weave in ends.  (18 sc)

Pupil (use black worsted weight yarn and make 2):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring, finish off, weave in ends.  (6 sc)
Sew pupils to eyes and then sew eyes to eye mask.  Sew eye mask to owl’s face.

Beak (use yellow worsted weight yarn):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 1 sc, *ch 2, 3 sc, repeat from * 2 more times, join, finish off, weave in ends.  The side with the join is the top of the beak.  Sew beak to owl’s face.

*Edited on 3/2/2014 to fix the eye mask instructions.
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