Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free Pattern Friday! Austin Owl Amigurumi




Last year I participated in the Renegade Craft Fair here in Austin. It was so much fun and I hope I have time to do it again next year. (This year is definitely OUT--ahem...book....!) I wanted to design something with an owl since everything Renegade is represented by an owl. I put together about 150 kits each containing materials and tools to make a tiny Austin Owl amigurumi. I designed the pattern to be accessible to beginners and seasoned crocheters. They are fun and customizable since they can be made in any color imaginable and with teeny tiny fabric scraps. When I'm not crocheting I also like to sew (mostly Halloween costumes and the like) so I'm no stranger to leftover bits of fabric that I hate to throw away. It's fun to put colors together in unexpected ways to make these cute little guys. I've had this pattern in my Ravelry shop for a while now but I wanted to set the owls free! Get it?




Austin Owl Amigurumi
Free pattern after the jump!





Here's what you'll need:

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn (any color)
Polyester fiberfill
Fabric
Felt
Two small (~ 3/8") buttons

Tools:
Crochet hook (I used size E, 3.5mm)
Yarn needle
Craft glue OR matching thread


Body:
Rnd 1: Starting at bottom of body, with yarn and Hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, and sc 6 into the ring.  Pull closed.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc into each st (12)
Rnd 3:  Working in back loops of each stitch only (BLO), sc into each st (12)
Rnds 4-7: Sc into each st (12)
Rnd 8: (2 Sc into next st, sc into next 5 st)* rep to end of round (14)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the owl. Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail. Flatten the top edge so that you have one long seam of 7 st to sew through. Whipstitch the seam closed, knot the yarn tail and hide within the body of the owl, clipping the tail close to the surface.

Finishing:
Cut a small egg shape from the fabric for the owl’s tummy. Glue or sew the patch onto the owl. Cut a small triangle from felt and glue to owl for the beak. Glue or sew two button eyes to the owl’s face.






Pick your colors!


Whooooo is making a whole nest full of these?

These would be cute little Valentine's day gifts! Once you get going on them, they are quick and fun to make. If you're not ready to commit to Valentine's, how adorable would these be in your Easter basket?
Hope you enjoy these little guys!

22 comments :

  1. Absolutely adorable! I have a few friends who would love to receive some of these. Thank you so much for sharing! :-)

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    1. Thanks Jo! I'd love to see them when you finish them :D

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  2. It's so funny that you posted this! I teach a high school girls Bible study, and we are having a Valentine's Day party on Tuesday. Everybody has to bring a dessert and homemade Valentine's for each other. My Valentine's are little pink crocheted owls! I've made them before too. This time I'm doing felted eyes, and I like your idea of using patterned fabric for the belly--I had just been crocheting circles and stitching them on. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. That's awesome, Lorena! I'm glad you like the idea :) I think it gives them a crafty and cool look!

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  3. These are cute as can be! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. OMG! These are just too adorable. thanks so much for sharing! i plan on making an entire bunch to give out for Valentines. <3

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  5. They are soooo cute! I just need to get the things to make one!

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  6. Hi! Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern. I just love owls!! Can't wait to make them. I have a question though.. Are we going to join at the end of each round? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks and have a wonderful day. :-)

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  7. These look great, thanks for sharing cant way to try!

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  8. Adorable! I love these... Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks so much for sharing this fun pattern. :)

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  9. Hi Allison,

    By the way, I tagged you into this fun q&a, would be interested in your thoughts! http://www.unitedknitdom.blogspot.com/2012/03/very-simple-exercise-questions-answers.html?m=1

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  10. Thank you for sharing your owls & your pattern.

    I was so taken by these that I had to make a set for myself! If you want check out my version of your owls, you can find me at http://valzcorner.blogspot.com/.

    The owls were so much fun to make. Thank you!

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  11. HERMOSOS ESTOS BÚHOS, ME ENCANTAN, VOY A TRATAR DE HACERLOS,LES MANDO SALUDOS DESDE MAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA
    BEATRIZ

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  12. Love these! Thanks for sharing your pattern! I'm featuring a link to your site and this pattern on my blog roundup of owl patterns this morning. :) www.mooglyblog.com if you want to check it out.

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  13. Very cute :) Thanks for the instructions :)

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  14. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I think I'll try the little guys. Thanks.

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  16. I love these owls! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  17. They are so cute! And so easy to make. TFS!

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  18. Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial! Check out my 20+ Owl free crochet patterns - http://bit.ly/1spdBgK. Your craft is included in the list. Hope you like it! :)

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