Nugget the Lil' Owl,
This owl is part of the Lil' Trouble Teddy series. An entire series of tiny animals plus a tree for them to hide in. You'll find all the pattern links at the bottom of this page. All the patterns are free.
There's nothing spectacular about this owl, it's really basic but cute. I designed the owl for it to sit on top of Lil' Oak the Hiding Tree. Nugget is a whole 2 inches tall!
The Lil' Trouble Teddy and Nugget the Lil' Owl are quick to make. They're a great little
project to bring along to a doctor's apt or anywhere you'll be stuck waiting for a bit. They will keep your hands busy and your mind occupied!
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Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1hdc then 2hdc in next st means repeat that sequence 1hdc then 2hdc in next st followed by 1hdc then 2hdc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.
Read me ~> Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row. I just use a short length of yarn and pull it through the last stitch I put in at the end of every row. Work in continuous rounds, do not join. Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below.
Red Heart Comfort yarn in any color
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
Use buttons, safety eyes, fabric, paint or felt for the eyes. Just remember anything you add could become a chocking hazard to small children.
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
f/o = finish off
Starting at the bottom of the owl:
1) loop with 6hdc (6)
2) 2hdc in each st (12)
3) 1hdc in the next 3st then 2hdc in next st (15)
4) 1hdc in each st for 1 row
5) 1hdc in next 3st then 2hdctog (12)
6) 2dc in next 2st then 1sc in next 4st then 2dc in next 2st then 1sc in next 3st and sl st next st. f/o
leaving a tail to sew up the gap. If you do not add wings, stuff body then sew the top edge closed and hide yarn tail inside owl's body. If you add wings, leave body without stuffing until you add them.
Fold owl body flat with the high parts (ears) on the sides. Insert yarn where the top of the wing will be, (in between the 4th and 5th row) ch1 then add 5dc in the same space. f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff the owl before sewing wings in place. Fold the wing forward, with the round part towards the front of the owl. Sew it in place on a bit of an angle. Hide yarn tails inside body
Eyes and Beak:
play around different ideas. If you like how I did mine then:
Cut two pieces of white felt, you can see I cut mine rather large. Add black paint or felt pen for the pupils. Run a thin bead of tacky glue around the edge of the felt and lay a strand of yarn the same color as owl, around the edge, cut to size so the ends meet. Glue eyes to the doll. I didn't want them to be perfect circles so once they were on the doll I squished them together, one of the pupils is a bit higher than the other. This way they are a bit quirky looking. Do as you desire for this part :)
Add a bit of orange or bright yellow yarn for the beak. You could also glue on a small piece of felt or even paint the beak on. Feel free to get creative!
And now you're done. I hope you enjoyed the pattern. Post pictures on my facebook page Amigurumi Freely. Or post them on instagram with the hashtag Sharon_Ojala.
Many Blessings to you!
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