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|
Here's what you'll need:
Worsted weight yarn (any color)
Two small (~ 3/8") buttons
Crochet hook (I used size E, 3.5mm)
Craft glue OR matching thread
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.
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!