Sunday, March 24, 2013

Clara's Owl Pillow




Clara’s Owl Pillow

What you will Need:
Worsted Weight Yarn
(I used: Red Heart Super Saver: Baby Pink, Pretty N’ Pink, Turq, White, Black
Caron Natura: Peach)
Stitch Markers or Safety Pins (optional)
Clover 72390 Locking Stitch Ma (Google Affiliate Ad)
Yarn Needle
Poly-Fil/ Stuffing
Finished Size:
Approx. 10” x 12”

Stitch Abbreviations:
Sc - single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Ch – chain
Beg.- begining
Hdc2tog- half double crochet decrease

Notes:  The body is worked in rounds; you do not turn.  Use your stitch markers or safety pins to mark each round. At the beginning of each round the first Sc should be in the same Sc as the joining sl st.  (This is for the body only)

Body
Ch. 29
Round 1: Starting in 2nd ch. from the hook, Sc in 1st 27 chains, 3sc in last chain; on the back side of the chain going around, sc in next 27 chain loops, 3 Sc in starting ch, sl st in beg. Sc  (60 Sc)
Round 2: Ch. 1, Sc in next 27 sts (2sc in next 3sts), Sc  in next 27 (2 Sc in next 3sts), sl st in 1st Sc  (66 sc)
Round 3: Ch. 1, Sc in next 27, (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next) 3 times, Sc in next 27,  (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next) 3 times, join to 1st Sc  (72 Sc)
Round 4: Sc in next 27, (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next 2 Sc) 3 times, Sc in next 27, (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next 2 Sc) 3 times, join to 1st Sc  (78 Sc)
Round 5: Sc in next 27, (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next 3 Sc) 3 times, Sc in next 27, (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next 3 Sc) 3 times, join to 1st Sc  (84 Sc)
Round 6: Sc in next 27, (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next 4 Sc) 3 times, Sc in next 27, (2 Sc in next, 1 Sc in next 4 Sc) 3 times, join to 1st Sc  (90 Sc)                                                                                                    
Rounds 7-60: Sc in each st  (90 sc)

Eyes- (Make 2)
Magic Ring, Ch. 1
Round 1: Hdc 8 in Ring, join with sl st
Round 2: Ch. 1 2 Hdc in each st around, join (16 sts)
Round 3: Ch. 1 (2 Hdc in next, Hdc in next) repeat around, join (24 sts)
Round 4: Ch. 1 (2 Hdc in next, Hdc in next 2 sts) repeat around, join (32 sts)
Round 5: Ch. 1  Sc around (32 sts)
Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew on

Nose
Chain 9
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in each remaining ch, Chain 1, Turn (8 Hdc)
Row 2: Hdc2tog, Hdc in next 4 sts, Hdc2tog, Chain 1, Turn (6 Hdc)
Row 3: Hdc2tog, Hdc in next 2 sts, Hdc2tog, Chain 1, Turn (4Hdc)
Row 4: Hdc in each st, Chain 1, Turn
Row 5: Hdc2tog twice, Chain 1 (2 Hdc)
Sc crochet evenly around chaining one in between corners. Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew on

Wings- (Make 2)
Magic Ring, Ch. 1
Round 1: Hdc 8 in Ring
Round 2: 2 Hdc in each st around (16 sts)
Round 3: (2 Hdc in next, Hdc in next) repeat around (24 sts)
Round 4: (2 Hdc in next, Hdc in next 2 sts) repeat around (32 sts)
Round 5: (2 Hdc in next, Hdc in next 3 sts) repeat around (40 sts)
Round 6: (2 Hdc in next, Hdc in next 4 sts) repeat around (48 sts)
Row 7: Hdc in next 12 sts, Ch.1, turn (12sts)
Row 8: Hdc2tog, Hdc in next 8, Hdc2tog, Ch.1, turn (10sts)
Row 9: Hdc2tog, Hdc in next 6, Hdc2tog, Ch.1, turn (8sts)
Row 10: Hdc2tog, Hdc in next 4, Hdc2tog, Ch.1, turn (6sts)
Row 11: Hdc2tog, Hdc in next 2, Hdc2tog, Ch.1, turn (4sts)
Row 12: Hdc2tog, Hdc2tog, Ch.1, turn (2sts)
Row 13: Hdc2tog (1st)
Sc evenly around with sc, ch.1, sc in corner, Fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew on.

Using the yarn needle sew on the eyes, nose, and wings. I took the peach yarn and embroidered little v-shaped feathers on the bottom area.



After every part and/or embellishment has been added to the body, you will need to add stuffing. (I also added a little extra stuffing as I was closing so the top wouldn’t be flat.)

Closing the pillow:
Flatten the round so you have a front and back side together with stitches aligned. Starting on the far right side, facing the front, join and chain 3.
Dc in same st as chain 3.
Dc in next 2 sts.
HDC in next 2 sts
Sc in next 34 sts
Hdc in next 2 sts
Dc in next 2sts
Dc in last st, chain three and sl st in same as last Dc, Fasten off.

If you want you could use a different method to close the opening, like sewing. I chose this method to help create the owl head like appearance. 



I then cut 2 pieces of 4 different colors of yarn for each side and attached them between 1st two Dc.  Cutting them down to the size I wanted.



I hope you enjoy the pattern! 
** You may make and sell products from this pattern, but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish the photos as your own.**



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