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Owlet Lovey

Well, as I told you when I announced my teaming up with Craft Hope, I have a tutorial for you! I’ve always found lovies rather adorable. The mix of blankie and stuffie is just too cute for words. So, without further ado, here is my little tutorial for a crocheted owlet lovey.

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Owlet Lovey

US H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Machine washable is recomended ~ I used some Red Heart Super Saver from the stash my grandmother gave me!
Stuffing

Stitches and abbreviations used
Ch ~ chain
Sc ~ single crochet
Hdc ~ half double crochet
Sl st ~ slip stitch
Dc ~ double crochet
Rnd ~ round
Cl ~ cluster (3dc in same st/sp)
Sk ~ skip
St ~ stitch
Sp ~ space

I recommend using a smaller hook to crochet the owlet head, so that it is crocheted rather tightly and will hold in the stuffing.in the sample pictured I did not do that, but for any more I make I will.For the blanket body, a “regular” tension is just fine.

Owlet head
I’ve included directions for 2 sizes, use whichever size makes you happy! For the sample pictured I used the smaller size

Ch15 (20)

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Rnd 1: Working in back loops of chs, dc in third ch from hook (see where the needle is pointing), hdc, sc in each of next 9 (14)chs, hdc, 2dc in last ch, turn work and switch to working in the other loop of each ch (look at the needle again,) dc, hdc, 9 (14)sc, hdc, dc, sl st to top of last ch from beginning ch15.

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Rnd 2: Work in both loops of each st from here on out. Ch3, dc in same st, dc, 2hdc, 7 (12)sc, 2hdc, dc, 2dc in next st, dc, 2hdc, 7 (12)sc, 2hdc, dc, sl st to top of beginning ch3

Rnd 3: ch1, sc in same st and each st around, do not connect (30 (40)sc)

At this point start working in continual spirals, it’s simple! Just sc in ch1 at beginning of rnd 3 and continue to sc in each st around and around.

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Work this way until piece is as long as it is wide (measure left to right, then measure top to bottom at the center of the piece, as in the pictures.) Stop at a side, and sl st into next st. Clip yarn leaving a 10” tail and end off.

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Stuff owlet head tightly. Thread tail onto a yarn needle. Weave the yarn in and out around opening of owlet head, and pull tight to close the bottom.

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Eyes ~ make 2
Ch3, sl st into first st to form a ring (or use a magic loop)

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Rnd 1: ch1, 10sc into ring, sl st into top of first sc

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Rnd 2: ch1, 2sc in each st around, sl st into top of ch1, clip yarn leaving a 10” tail and end off. (20sc) Cut a long piece of dark yarn and stitch in eyelashes. Use yarn tail to stitch eyes onto owlet head.

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Beak
Ch3, 2dc in first ch, 2ch, sl st into first ch (same one with the 2dc), clip yarn leaving a 10” tail and end off. Use tail to sew beak onto the owl head.

Blanket ~ start off with a long tail (12 or more inches) to use to attach the owlet head later.
Cluster Stitch ~ 3dc in the same st or sp

Ch3, join with a sl st to make a circle

Rnd 1: Ch4, (cl, ch) 3 times, 2dc, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4

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Rnd 2: sl st into ch sp, ch4, cl in same ch sp, (cl, ch, cl in next ch sp) 3 times, 2dc in next ch sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4

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Rnd 3: sl st into ch sp, ch4, cl in same ch sp, * sk cl, make cl in between cls, sk cl, (cl, ch, cl) in next ch sp, rep from * 2 more times, sk cl, make cl in between cls, sk cl, 2dc in next ch sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4

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Rnd 4: sl st into ch sp, ch4, cl in same ch sp, *(sk cl, make cl in between cls) 2 times, sk cl, (cl, ch, cl) in next ch sp, rep from * 2 more times, (sk cl, make cl in between cls) 2 times, sk cl, 2dc in next ch sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4

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Rnd 5: sl st into ch sp, ch4, cl in same ch sp, *(sk cl, make cl in between cls) 3 times, sk cl, (cl, ch, cl) in next ch sp, rep from * 2 more times, (sk cl, make cl in between cls) 3 times, sk cl, 2dc in next ch sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4

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Continue with more rounds in this manner until the blanket is the size you want.

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Use the tail from the start of the blanket to sew on owlet head. Weave in all the ends.

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If you want to add to your little ears, it’s easy enough! Just cut several 10″ pieces of yarn, and use a hook to pull them through the point of one of the ears. Then tie and overhand knot, pull tight, and clip yarn to desired length. If you are worried it will come untied, then go ahead and thread up a needle with sewing thread and sew the knot together.

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There you have it! Use it wisely (hee hee,) and enjoy!

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  • Lorrene January 15, 2013, 1:49 am

    What a cute pattern! I think my new niece or nephew arriving in April will receive this as a gift.

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    • Jane February 5, 2013, 5:43 pm

      The Owlet Lovey is so cute! I am going to make one as soon as I decide on the color. Thank you

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      • Vanessa February 6, 2013, 11:29 am

        Oh My Goodness Jessie, this is such an adorable little owl & then to attach it to a lovey blanket!!! You have outdone yourself on this one in my book & I want to thank you for sharing it with all of us crafters.
        In my search this morning for something new to crochet, first the word OWL got my attention so of course I had to click on the pattern. I have so many patterns in my TO DO FOLDER, so then as I am sitting here reading the pattern online, I notice the date at the top of the page! Long story short Jessie, my Mom’s birthday was Nov. 30 & she absolutely loved owls! My Mom passed several yrs ago but to this day, a white owl presents herself when my children (adults now) are most in need or “going through a rough time in their lives”. Coincidence? Our family doesn’t think so, especially since my kids live in different states & it is always a white owl! Sorry if this story seems a bit strange. So anyway, you can see why OWLS are special to me & my family. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your pattern with us crafters!

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  • Sabra February 8, 2013, 12:00 pm

    This is a great little pattern; I’m working on it for my son. I need to point out, though, that your directions for round 2 of the eyes don’t make any sense. I figured “22c in each st around” means 2 sc in each stitch around (since that’s what you need to do to make a flat circle), but your stitch count is only 12sc and you mention slip stitching into the chain 2 at the beginning, when it’s only a chain 1. Not a big deal for me, but you might want to fix it for novices.

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    • Jessie February 8, 2013, 12:09 pm

      Wow, over 1000 people have seen this pattern, and you are the first to point that out. Thank you!! I did fix it. The 22c is 2sc, and the stitch count should be 20. I guess I had a few missed edits on the eye! Thanks again!

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  • Janice February 19, 2013, 5:49 pm

    I am attempting to make the owlet lovie for my first greatgrand child and I hit a snag. I thought I was an experienced crocheter since I have been crocheting for over 40 years. but on Rnd 2 i can’t seem to understand how you can put that many stitches in that row unless It should be joined somehow at rnd. 1. Please help me out here. I would be ever so grateful for your help. I was hoping to make this since my granddaughter is doing the nursery in owls. Thanks

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    • Jessie February 19, 2013, 6:00 pm

      Rnd 2: Work in both loops of each st from here on out. **Ch3, dc in same st** < -make sure the dc is in the same st as the ch3

      dc, 2hdc, **7 (12)sc** <-make sure you do the correct number of sc, it is 7 if you are making the smaller head, and 12 if you are making the larger

      2hdc, dc, **2dc in next st** <-these 2dc are in the same st

      dc, 2hdc, **7 (12)sc** <-again, be sure to use the right number here

      2hdc, dc, sl st to top of beginning ch3

      hope that helped. If not, go over to my Facebook group, join it, and post a photo so I can see what is going wrong. https://www.facebook.com/groups/199790856831573/

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  • Brittany March 26, 2013, 7:09 pm

    Hi there! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I love this owl blanket so much. I made it for a friend of mine, and added it to my etsy store too.
    Brittany

    http://bellusthreads.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/sleepy-owl-baby-set/

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