Of all the ways to create stuffed animals using yarn, crocheting is probably the simplest. This small crocheted owl could make a fun gift for an owl lover. It is easy to work even for a relative beginner and can be made in different colours and sizes.
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Things you need
- Size E crochet hook
- 25g dark brown yarn
- Two orange safety eyes
- 5g light brown yarn
Crochet the base of the owl with dark brown yarn. Begin by making a chain two stitches long then crochet in the round until the base reaches a diameter of 2 inches (See Resources for more information).
Crochet the sides of the owl by crocheting in the round without increasing the number of stitches to create a cup shape. The sides of the owl should be 2 inches tall. Cast off.
Push the stem of the eyes through the gaps in your crocheting and push the washer backing onto the stem.
Insert the stuffing into the owl and sew up the top of the head. If you have a long enough tail left over from when you cast off the body, thread the tail through the needle and use it to sew up the top of the head. If not, weave the tail inside your work then use a new piece of dark brown yarn to stitch the head closed.
Make a few stitches on either side of the owl with dark brown yarn, pulling the side and the top of the ear together so the ears point upwards and the body of the owl becomes rounded.
Crochet a line on the back of the owl with light brown yarn, going from one ear to the other. Crochet a rectangular piece until you reach the top of the head by using a turning chain, then continue crocheting decreasing stitches in each row until you have only one stitch to create a triangular point. Cast off, leaving a 4-inch tail.
Thread the needle with the tail and pass it through the body of the owl to attach the triangular portion to the body. Secure the thread and weave in any leftover ends.
Tips and warnings
- You can use scraps of yarn you have left over from other crocheting or knitting projects or buy a few skeins of yarn especially for this project.
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