There is something about bright colorful owls that just makes me smile! I have a collection of the bright eyed cuties on my desk, so it should come as no surprise I eventually would make some out of yarn! What better place to start with hot summer days just around the corner than with a simple and cheerful cozy.
I used Hobby Lobby I love This Cotton in Brights as the main color. This is a this self striping multi color yarn in wonderfully bright stonewashed shades of the rainbow. This owl will look adorable in any colors,so feel free to use what you have on hand. Great Stash busting project!
- 50 Yards of your main color ( I used I Love this Cotton in colorway Brights)
- 20 yards White
- 10 yards Orange
- 2 Black Buttons (alternatively you can use black yarn and make small 6 SC circles)
- 5 mm Hook (I use clover hooks. These are my absolute favorite to work with)
Stitch Key (Abbreviations)
- CH: Chain
- SC: Single Crochet
- HDC: Half Double Crochet
- DC : Double Crochet
- ST(S): Stitch(es)
- SK: Skip
- Sl St: Slip Stitch
- [ ]: Work stitches inside as many times as stated.
- ( ): Work all STS within into a single ST
- MC: Magic circle
- FO: Fasten off with Sl St or by using the invisible join method
8 SC stitches and 8 SC rows = 2”
Finished cozy is approx. 8 ” around and 3” tall and fits standard size cups.
Creating The Body
This cozy is worked with a starting chain, and then joined together and worked in continuous rounds.
Row 1: SC into the second chain from the hook. SC into the next 36 STS across. Being careful not to twist the row, SC into the first ST made to close and make the cozy base. (figure 1)Place your marker into this SC. This will become the location of the start of each round, and will alternate between a SC and a CH.(37)
Round 2: [CH 1 and SK next ST, SC into the next ST] around. When you reach your marked ST, CH 1 (mark chain, this is now your first ST)(Figure 2) (37)
Rounds 3 – 16: [CH 1 and SK next SC, SC around CH space] around.(37)
Round 17: SC around working into every SC and CH. Sl St into first SC to close (or invisible join). FO and weave in ends. (37)
Eyes (make 2)
In White Yarn
Round 1: Place 12 DC into a MC, SS into first DC to close. (12) FO and leave a long tail.
In Orange Yarn
Row 1: Sl St in second CH from hook, SC in next CH, HDC in next CH, DC in next CH. (4) FO and leave a long tail.
- Sew eyes onto the front center of the cozy. Sew button pupils to the eyes.
- Attach beak to front center of the cozy, below and in between the eyes.
- Cut three 6 inch strands of the ear yarn. Insert hook into body above and to the outside of each eye. Holding the strands together pull the loop through. Pull the 6 yarn ends through the loop to secure. Tie into a knot as close to the body as possible. Pull knot tight and trim into an inch long tuft. Repeat on other side.
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