Thursday, May 22, 2014

Owl Rug Crochet Pattern


I felt like crocheting items for home and started with a rug. It took me a while to decide on what animal to make. I picked the owl since it'd be a fun shape to make! 

This project uses a variety of stitches (ch, sc, hdc, dr, htr, tr, htr cluster, v st, tr v st, increasing, decreasing, sl st) and some parts are worked in rows and joined rounds.

These are my pattern notes. I didn't keep track of all the stitch counts and the pattern hasn't been tested yet. If there are errors or you find something confusing, please let me know.



Materials & Tools:

• Worsted weight yarn, held doubled (or use bulky weight yarn)
• I/5.5mm hook (or larger hook size)
• Yarn needle

Abbreviations & Stitches:

• beg - beginning
• ch - chain
• dc - double crochet
• dc3tog - double crochet 3 stitches together
• hdc - half double crochet
• htr - half treble
• htr cluster - Wrap yarn around hook twice and insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through 1 loop. (4 loops on hook) Wrap yarn round hook twice and insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through 1 loop. (7 loops on hook) Yarn over, pull through all loops.
• RS - right side
• sc - single crochet
• sc2tog - single crochet 2 stitches together
• sc4tog - single crochet 4 stitches together
• sl st - slip stitch
• sk - skip
• sp - space
• st(es) - stitch(es)
• R# - Round/Row
• tr - treble crochet
• tr v st - Tr in st, ch 1, tr in same st.
• v st - Dc in st, ch 1, dc in same st.
• WS - wrong side

Finished Size:

• Approximately 24" (61cm) long and 13.5" (34cm) at the widest.





Eyes (Make 2):

R1 (RS): 18 sc into magic ring, leaving hole in center. Sl st to first sc. Turn.

R2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as tr), tr in first st (counts as first increase), tr in next 2 sts. *2 tr in st, tr in next 2 sts* to end. Sl st to beg ch 3. Turn. (24 sts)

R3 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as tr), tr in first st (counts as first increase), tr in next 2 sts, *2 tr in st, tr in next 2 sts* to end. Sl st to beg ch 3. (32 sts)

For the first eye, fasten off after R4. 

For the second eye, don't turn in R4. Work it in the round. (On the WS, then turn it back to the RS.) Don't fasten off.

R4 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc). Turn. Dc in the first st (counts as first increase), dc in next st, sk st, ch 2. *2 dc in st, dc in next st, sk st, ch 2* x8. Dc in next st, hdc in st, 3 tr in last st. 2 sts left unworked.

Now you'll connect the two eyes together:

R5 (RS): Sl St into the first eye's last tr st. Ch 1. Turn to WS. Sc in next 44 sts and chs. 5 sts left unworked.

Crochet together both eyes: 2 sc into ch sp, sc in next 3 sts. Fasten off.

Still on WS, attach yarn and ch 1 in the next st of the other eye, sc in same st. Sc in next 43 sts and chs. Sl st to join. Fasten off.


Body:

With RS facing, rotate work to crochet on the bottom of the eyes.

R1 (RS): In the 14th st to left of the ear, ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), sk st, v st, *Sk 2 sts, v st* x8, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in st. Ch 1, turn. (9 v sts and 2 dc)

R2 (WS): Sc in sts and chs. (sc in the last ch sp and in top ch 3) Turn. (31 sts)

R3 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), sk st, dc in st. *Sk 2 sts, v st* x10. Ch 1, turn. (11 v sts)

R4 (WS): Sc in sts and chs. (sc in the last ch sp and in top ch 3) Fasten off. (32 sts)


Circle Lower Body:

R1: 8 sc into magic ring. Sl st to first sc.

R2: Ch 3 (counts as htr), htr in same st, ch 3. *2 htr cluster in next st, ch 3* x7. Join to beg ch.    

R3: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in same st, 3 tr in ch spc. *2 tr in st, 3 tr in ch sp* x7. Join to beg ch.

R4 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn. Dc in first st, sk st. *V st, sk st* x15. Sc in next 9 sts. Join in beg ch.
                                                                  
R5 (WS): Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 3 st. *2 sc in st, sc in next 3 sts* x11.

R6 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn. Dc in first st, sk st. *V st, sk 2 sts* x18. V st, sk st, dc in last st.

R7 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in the sts and chs.

R8 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, sc to end.

R9 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1), turn, dc in first st, sk st. *V st, sk 2 sts* to end.

R10 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc to end. (sc in last ch spc n in the top ch 3)

R11 (RS): Ch 1, rotate work to work on side of the tr posts: 2 sc around 1st tr row, ch 1, sk sc, 2 sc around next tr row, ch 1, sk sc, 3 sc around next tr row. Dc3tog over next 3 sc. Ch 1, sk st, v st, sk st, v st, sk st, v st, sk st, ch 1, dc3tog over next 3 sc. Sc 3 around tr row, ch 1, sc 3 in next tr rowt, ch 1, sc 3 in last tr row, sl st in sc. Turn.

R12 (WS): Sl st in next 4 sts, sc in st, hdc in st, dc in st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, v st, sk 2 sts, tr v st, sk 2 sts, tr v st, sk /2 sts, tr in st, sk 2 sts, tr v st, sk 2 sts, tr v st, sk st, v st, sk 2 sts, ch 1, dc in st, hdc in st, sc in st, sl st in next 3 sts.

With RS of the head and lower body pieces facing each other, sc both of the piece's edges together. Or you can fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing the two pieces together.


Beak Edging:

The stitches that were left unworked in the eyes create the opening for the beak. Now you'll create an edging into it to make it smaller.

With RS facing, attach yarn and ch 1 around the tr st. Sc 3 into the tr sp. Sc4tog on the side. Sc 3 at the top. Sc4tog on the other side. Sc 3 around the other tr st. Sl St to join. Fasten off.


Right Ear:

R1 (RS): In the 18th st to the right of the center at the top, ch 3 (counts as tr). Tr in next 2 sts, htr in st, dc in st, hdc in st, sc in st. Ch 1, turn.

R2 (WS): Sc2tog, dc in next 4 sts, 2 tr in last st. Fasten off.


Left Ear:

R1 (RS): In the 11th st to left of the center at the top, ch 1, sc in st. Hdc in next st, dc in st, htr in st, tr in next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn.

R2 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in st, dc in next 4 sts, sc2tog.


Border:

Attach yarn in a st and ch 1. Sc all around. Sl st to join. Fasten off.

Weave in all the ends.


If you make this owl, please post photos in the comments! :)

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the pattern! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

    It's so great and I really like the colour and the shape--- Great work!!!

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  2. UNRELATED but have you used craft smart yarn before? The cheap price is appealing..

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  3. Great pattern! Thank you for sharing.

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