Monday, December 27, 2010

Owl Applique Crochet Pattern

Owls are so popular right now. I didn't want to write up an actual animal hat pattern since there are many out there plus I love the one I have already. So  I thought I'd try my hand at something different.

I made up this (I think) absolutely adorable owl applique. It can me made to use on hats, headbands, scarfs, clothing and more. I hope you enjoy it.

This is my person pattern and I don't mind if you sell items made from it but please don't copy and steal the pattern. Please just link back to my sight!  Thanks ;)



Size F Hook (3.75 )

Worsted Weight yarn - I used "i Love This Yarn: Hobby Lobby brand"
Tapestry needle

RD 1 : ch 10, sc in 2 ch from hook, sc in each ch across with 3 sc in last ch, continue around to opposite side of ch, sc in each ch to 1st sc and join w/ sl st

RD 2:  ch1, sc in same st, ch 5, sl st in same sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc , ch 1 turn

(rest of applique is worked in rows)

Row - 1 sc in next 9 sc, ch 1, turn (9)
Row 2- 6 sc in each sc across, ch 1 , turn  (9) 
Row 7 sc dec, sc in next 5, sc dec, ch1 turn
Row 8 sc dec, sc in next 3, sc dec, ch1 turn

Fasten off, weave in ends

eyes: make 2 
ch 3 ,  8 hdc in 1st ch, join with sl st to 1 hdc

Sew on eyes - close together between the ears/horns, I then used black thread to make a few embroidery stitches for the pupal. 

Beak - embroider on in a triangular shape in between the eyes.

Feet - Make 2 

Row 1: chain 4, se in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1 turn (3)
Row 2: sl st in 1st sc, ch 3 sl st in same sc (3 times)
fasten off, weave in ends

Sew feet to applique. 

I hope you love it as much as I do. You do have permission to sell items make from this pattern but not the pattern itself. If you do sell these I just ask that you link back to me :)


Posh Pooch Designs said...

Love The feet! :O)

Kristine Mullen said...

I love the feet too! Was happy for you that it was on the AllFreeCrochet page yesterday. Thanks for adding it to my WIP Wednesday.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Thanks Kristine! I was Thrilled they featured it so fast!

Heather said...

Hello, I love your pattern! I was wondering how you attach your applique to your crochet project? I am have trouble finding a tutorial on this. Thanks!

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Hi Heather! that is a great question. It will depend on what your sewing it to.

I use a tapestry needle and same color yarn as main color.

If you put it on a hat , When I attach appliques I usually sew around the outside edges of the applique when attaching. I make a stitch per row and it usually hides it pretty well. For more effect you could use a contrasting color and have it stick out more like embroidery.

If you're attaching it to a headband I would sew the edges of the applique closest to the headband and a stitch or two in the middle of the applique For a good hold

I think I will write up a better tutorial for this with pictures in weeks to come. So If that was really confusing I'm sorry. I'll have something better later if you follow my blog :)

Heather said...

Thanks! This is really helpful. I am looking at putting this applique on an afghan that I have crocheted. I will try sewing it on and see how visible the stitches are. Have you ever tried any of those iron-on heat bonds? It makes me nervous to iron anything with acrylic yarn (which I normally use), but maybe on low heat with a towel or something. Cheers!

Elisabeth Spivey said...

@ Heather- Your very welcome. I've not tried iron on but I would suggest maybe using a cotton yarn instead. If you do try it let me know how it comes out. I'm willing to bet the towel and iron would do the trick with the acrylic.

Anonymous said...

I want to make pins for jackets with this applique. Now I want to stiffen it. Would starch spray work?

Anonymous said...

Hello. I love your pattern!! I started to make it right away and then ran into some bumps. I'm having trouble with round 2. I can't seem to get the owl's ears. There's also a typo, but I believe it is a sl st. Any extra help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

@ anonymous -Thanks for pointing out the typos. I've fixed round 2 and should make more sense, The ears are done like picot stitches if your familiar with those.

Mandy England said...

Elisabeth, this is adorable!! LOVE these cute little owls... I may have to try my hand at these- if I can figure out how to read the pattern, lol! Thanks for linking up to our YARN IT ALL party! :]

Unknown said...

Aw, Elisabeth - adorable! Seriously.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Thanks for your sweet comments - Mandy and Kimberly! I'm really enjoying following you "yarn it all" posts!

Anonymous said...

I think you may want to add a twitter button to your blog. Just bookmarked the blog, but I must complete this manually. Just my advice.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

I have a twitter button. top right side of the blog :)

Mandy England said...

I featured this today in my YARN IT ALL favorites post! Here is a link if you would like to see:

Schaiane Rodriguez said...

That's very cute!

Michele said...

Thanks for this, its really cute. I used it in blanket for my little girl, she just loves it! Here's a picture if you are interested.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Michele -Thanks for sharing on my blog! I love the blanket! Great job. I'm glad you enjoyed the Owl applique pattern!


Anonymous said...

How big did it turn out when you made it? Thanks for posting the pattern =)!

mmmorgans said...

Hi Elisabeth! This little owl is adorbale, I love it! I'm obsessed with owls and am making a baby blanket for my little one due in just 4 weeks. How big does the applique turn out?

Unknown said...

SO stinking cute!!

Katie said...

This owl is just gorgeous. I love it. Found you via the pattern on free crochet page. Love Katie xx

Charlotte said...

Thank you for this! I modified it a bit (needed it smaller) and used it for a little baby gift I made recently. You can see it here:

I so appreciate your generosity in sharing this pattern with us all. Thanks so much!

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