5 Little Monsters: Tiny Owl Amigurumi

Tiny Owl Amigurumi


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I recenlty attended Snap Conference, a conference for creative bloggers. This year I had the opportunity to teach a class. They have lots of business classes that teach everything from social media to time management to the legal side of running a business, but in addition to those classes there are also a variety of hands on classes taught where you get to make something, maybe learn a new skill. In years past I have taken classes to learn things like paper piecing, and brush lettering (which I learned is not my talent, at least not without a lot of practice). This year I went to a gold leaf absract art class taught by my friend Natalie from Doodlecraft. It was great because I had never used gold leaf before and it is always fun to try something new. I taught a beginning crochet class, more specifically a beginning amigurumi class.


Amigurumi projects are some of my favorite things to crochet and there are some basics you should learn if you want to start making them, like using magic rings to start your work, single crochet increases and decreases, and stiching on arms, legs, or in this case, wings. I wanted to make a really simple beginner project that could be made in the time alotted for the class, or at least get a good start on.


 I decided to make some tiny little owls, based on the owl ornaments I made a few years ago. I changed the pattern up a little from the original ornaments. I made this version just a little smaller, to make it go a little quicker. I also made this version with only one color of yarn, just to simplify the supplies that we needed. This is a great beginner project if you want to give amigurumi a try.

You will find the written pattern below along with a video tutorial


How to Crochet Tiny Owl Amigurumi

Finished Size: approximately 3 1/2” tall

 You will need : 


Instructions:

 sc increase: work 2 sc in same stitch
 sc decrease: sc2tog- insert hook in first stitch, pull up loop, insert in next stitch, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook


Begin with magic ring (mr)

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 7: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)
Round 8: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)
Round 9: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)
Round 10: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)
Round 11: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 12: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 13: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 14: [sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4] repeat around (20 sc)
Round 15: 1 sc in each stitch (20 sc)

If using safety eyes insert the eyes now and secure

Stuff the owl body. Pinch top edge together, insert the hook into the first stitch from the previous round and the last stitch of the previous round and sc, continue working sc across the top working through both the front and back of the owl. Weave in end.


Make 2 Wings 

Begin with magic ring

Round 1: in mr ch 2, 6 dc (6 dc)
Round 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing, weave in beginning tail, stitch the wings to the side of the owl 

Add Eyes and Beak

There are several options for eyes and a beak, if you chose to use safety eyes you should have added them before closing the top of the owl. To use buttons for the eyes stitch in place with a needle and thread, for felt cut small circles and glue in place. Beak can be made by stitching a small triangle with yarn or embroidery floss below the eyes or by gluing a small felt triangle in place.


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