Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Owl Pattern

In honor of the last Harry Potter book I made this bookmark:


Materials:
Black crochet thread size 10
White crochet thread size 10
Steel crochet hook, size 9 USA (1.40 mm)

Finished Size: 2 ½" Height x 2" Width (at widest point) Tassel not included

Skill Level: Medium

Eyes (make 2)
Rnd 1: With black, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in beginning sc, fasten off. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Attach white in any st of Rnd 1, ch 2, 1 dc in same stitch, 2 sc in each sc around, join in 2nd ch of initial ch 2, and fasten off. (12 dc)

Eye Joining & Beak
Place both completed eyes together with the right side facing out for both eyes. With black, sl st through both sets of dc, sc in same st and in the next 2 dcs. Then fold out eyes so both are seen, sc in same st on the right eye, sc on the left eye, ch 3 sl st in the last sc which went through both eyes. Fasten off.

Head
With wrong side facing you, sl st into the st next to beak, ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc into next st* repeat *to* 4 times, 2 dc into the section above “eye joining & beak” dc into the next st on the 2nd eye, repeat * to * 4 times then place 2 dc into the black just under the beak, join with initial ch 2. Do not fasten off.

Body
Row 1: Sl st in the next 2 sts, ch 3 turn, dc in same st, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next stitch, dc dec over next 2 sts, ch 1, dc dec over next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next stitch, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next stitch, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in the ch 1 space, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, *into the following ch space (dc, ch 1, dc)*, repeat * to * 2 times more, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) into the last ch 1 space of the following row, turn.
Row 3: Repeat row 2.
Row 4: Sl st in the ch 1 space, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, skip the next ch 1 space, *into the following ch space (3 dc)*, repeat * to * 2 times more, ch 1, (3 dc) into the last ch 1 space of the following row, turn.
Row 5: Sl st in the middle dc, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same st, ch 1, *(3 dc) in the next middle dc*, repeat * to * 2 times more, ch 1, (3 dc) in the middle dc, turn.
Row 6: Repeat row 5.
Row 7: Sl st in the middle dc, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same st, ch 1, *(4 dc) in the next middle dc*, repeat * to * 2 times more, ch 1, (4 dc) in the middle dc, fasten off.

Edging
Sc in the last 2 dc of Row 7,
*Ch 1, sc in the last dc’s post, sc in middle dc of row 6.
Ch 1, sc in the next dc post, ch 1, sc in the middle dc of row 5,
Ch 1, sc in the next dc post, ch 1, sc in the middle dc of row 4,
Ch 1, sc in the next dc post, ch 1, sc in ch 1 sp of row 3,
Ch 1, sc in the next dc post, ch 1, sc in ch 1 sp of row 2,
Ch 1, sc in the next dc post, ch 1, sc in ch 1 sp of row 1,*
Ch 1, sc in each st around head to the neck of the other side. Repeat from * to * in reverse from row 1 to row 6.
Ch 1, sc in each of the next 4 dc, sl st into the ch 1 sp, [*ch 2 turn to sl st in the ch 1 space of the previous round* repeat this step 6 times from * to * then, (ch 2 turn to sl st in the ch 1 space of the round in the next round) repeat this step 5 times from ( to ), ch 2, then sc in the next dc,] sc in the next 3 dc, in the area between the 2 sets of 4 dcs make 3 dcs, sc in the next 4 dcs, in the area between the 2 sets of 4 dcs make 3 dcs, sc in the next 4 sts, repeat from [ to ] once, sc in the last st then join with the 1st sc, fasten off.

Tassel
Cut 4 long equal lengths of thread about 14 inches, then fold in half & loop through the middle of the 2 sc on the bottom of the owl, pull the loops partially through the 2 sts, pull free ends through the created loop, pull to tighten. Trim ends.

If you find any errors please email me at ajsblu_eyes@cox.net

I came up with this pattern on my own so be nice and respect the copyright. I am alright with you giving this as a gift but do not sell the pattern or product, or use my pics and calling them yours is not allowed either.
Copyright © 2007 by Ashley Makins. All Rights reserved.

10 comments:

naida said...

wow, very cute! I will have to make one.

Mimi said...

Clever idea, it turned out really cute!

jenny said...

cute bookmark and thanks for sharing your pattern.

Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday. What fun! You are very creative!

Linda

blueyes_crochet said...

Glad to hear the instructions were clear enough for you to make one, my grandmother had problems with the black stitching around the edges and wings.

Nicole said...

Dear Ashley,

I would like to let you know I've translated your pattern into Dutch. I've posted it on the Dutch craftwork forums of hobbydoos.nl, to help a mother whose son is a big fan of Harry Potter, but who was unable to read an English pattern. The translation of your pattern is to be found at http://www.hobbydoos.nl/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3101&PN=1&TPN=2, with references to you and your website, of course. I changed the description of the edging a bit because I did not fully understand how it had to be done, but mentioned when I did so.

I made a Hedwig bookmark myself to try your pattern and it turned out to be very nice. So thank you very much for your wonderful pattern and keep up the good work!

Kind regards from Holland,

Nicole

honeybee143 said...

I LOVE THE BOOK MARK .I WILL HAVE TO MAKE ONE FOR MYSELF. AND FROM ONE H.P. LOVER TO ANOTHER HERE A WEB SITE TO CHECK OUT:
The Leaky Cauldron.ORG
THANKS FOR SHARING

The Gray Roach said...

This is great! I can't wait to try it. My mom and I have a running owl joke going with a cousin and her daughter. We never know when something owlish will show up in the mail.

blueyes_crochet said...

I love running jokes, glad to help the fun along. :)

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