Saturday, July 23, 2016

Nugget the Lil' Owl



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!

There is a print friendly button at the bottom of this pattern. If you would like to leave a donation please do so by using the donation button also located at the bottom of this pattern. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and do help me to keep on
providing free patterns!
Thank you so much and enjoy!


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.


Supplies:
Red Heart Comfort yarn in  any color 

4.25mm 
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors

polyester stuffing
Use buttons, safety eyes, fabric, paint or felt for the eyes. Just remember anything you add could become a chocking hazard to small children.


Abbreviations:

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.

Wings:
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.

  • Lil' Oak Hiding Tree ~ click here
  • Lil' Trouble Teddy (includes, koala, bear and frog) ~ click here
  • Ace, The Tiny Squirrel ~ click here
  • Stinky, The Tiny Skunk ~ click here
  • Sly the Lil' Fox ~ click here
  • Nugget the Lil' Owl ~ click here
  • Lil' Acorn ~ to be added
  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and help keep the patterns free. If you do give a donation, please accept this note as my sincere thanks and know that you have helped a great deal.
Many Blessings to you!

Copyright 2016 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
 You may sell finished products. Do not reprint this pattern. If you'd like to share this pattern please link back to it. 


16 comments:

  1. Hi!I love your lil'trouble teddies series! I was wondering if you still planned on releasing the elephant and mouse patterns too? Can't wait to make the whole gang!

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  2. Lovely sweet little owls. Great to see them in the tree. Thanks for sharing th pattern.

    Have a great Sunday, Margaret

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  3. Your little tree is so beautiful! What a wonderful idea! Your little animals are precious too!

    - Momma Cat

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  4. Lovely owls. I like to make these between my bigger projects. TY Sharon

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  5. Love your patterns, I'm so glad I found your youtube channel! You've helped me how to read patterns :)

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  6. I just love your lil nugget owl plus the whole lil series. I can't find comfort yard in my stores, is there much of a difference between comfort yarn and soft yarn. Thank you for all the free patterns
    Angela

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    1. comfort yarn is a 10 ply worsted weight.
      I list what I used so that you can get the same owl as seen.
      Feel free to substitute other yarn and other hook sizes for sure :)
      Hope that helps!

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  7. I love Nugget. Could you help me out on something. My ears on my owl do not look anything like your owls. They just barely stick up. Is there a trick or something that could help me? You whip stitch it closed, right? Yours are very prominent and mine are barely noticeable. Help.😱 Lol.

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    1. are you doing dc's when the pattern says to? I didn't do anything special to make them stand out, the dc's make that area stand up higher than the rest of the row.

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    2. Lol..... You are absolutely correct! I did not copy the pattern correctly. My owls look wonderful now. I have already made 5. Thank you so much for getting right back to me.

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    3. yay!! I'm so happy to hear that :)

      just in case you missed it, there is a print friendly option at the bottom of all my patterns.

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    4. I ran out of ink. See what happens when I write it myself?! 😱 Lol

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    5. hahaha I totally get it, I am actually out of ink at this very moment. That's too funny :)

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  8. hi Sharon,
    thank you so much for sharing your patterns and talent. i have trouble reading patterns so i love your video tutorials. do you think you will do tutorials for the owl and the fox. i want to make the animals before i try the tree, they will be a gift for my great nephew who will be 3 at the end of February.
    have a lovely day

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