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Owl Lovey Blanket Crochet Along (CAL)

Updated: Apr 19, 2019



I just launched my first Crochet Along (CAL) for September! I thought about adding this to my next one but according to a poll, it wasn't that popular! haha So, I decided to release it now since the beanie only lasted a week! lol.

Recently, I was asked if I could donate something for a baby shower and that the nursery was a "wood" theme. It will be used on a diaper cake so I decided to make a little Owl Lovey Blanket. It was the perfect project because it was quick & I got to use this pretty yarn!

I started with the classic Granny Square Blanket. Then I made the head and attached it after. I didn't have time to figure out the design before recording. I knew I had to record now or I wouldn't get it done!

I decided to use safety eyes for the eyeballs. You can stitch in a strand of yarn for sleepy eyes or you can crochet a small round eye (using the same method as the larger piece but perhaps a very light weight yarn with a tiny hook.

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MATERIALS

Blanket





ABBREVIATIONS

ch – Chain

st(s) – Stitch(es)

sl st(s) – Slip Stitch(es)

sc – Single crochet

dc – Double crochet

sp - Space

rep – Repeat

beg – Beginning

sc2tog - Single Crochet 2 together



PATTERN | Blanket

Round 1: Start with a Magic Ring (video tutorial)

ch3 (first dc st), 2dc, ch2, [3dc, ch2] 3 times. Sl st to the 3rd ch from the beg ch3. Sl st to the next ch2 sp.

Round 2: [ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc] in the same ch2 sp. [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in every ch2 sp (corners). Sl st to the 3rd ch from the beg ch3. Sl st to the next ch2 sp.

Round 3: [ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc] in the same ch2 sp. 3dc in the sp between the next granny sts, *[3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next ch2 sp, 3dc in the sp between the next granny sts, Rep from * around. Sl st to the 3rd ch from the beg ch3. Sl st to the next ch2 sp.

Round 4: [ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc] in the same ch2 sp. 3dc in each of the sp between the granny sts, *[3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next ch2 sp, 3dc in each of the sp between the granny sts, Rep from * around. Sl st to the 3rd ch from the beg ch3. Sl st to the next ch2 sp.


Round 5-11: Rep Round 4..

Border/Edge

Round 12: ch1, *1sc in each st until the corner ch2 sp, [1sc, ch12, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and back 11 sts, 1sc] all in the ch2 sp. Rep from * around. Sl st to the first sc st. Tie knots in each of the corner sts.

Owl Head | 3.5mm Hook

Round 1: Start with a Magic Ring (video tutorial)

ch1 (does not count as st). 6sc sts into ring. Do not sl st to join.

Remaining head is worked in a continuous round. Place marker at beg to keep track of your rounds.

Round 2: work 2sc sts in every st around.

Round 3: *2sc in first st, 2sc in next st. Rep from * around.

Round 4: *1sc in first 2 sts, 2sc in next st. Rep from * around.

Round 5: *1sc in first 3 sts, 2sc in next st. Rep from * around.

Round 6+: 1sc in every st around until you have the height you're happy with. Do not fasten off.

Owl Eyes | Make 2 | 3.5mm Hook

Follow instructions for rounds 1 & 2 from Owl Head (above).

Fasten off leave a tail for sewing on to head. Attach safety eyes inserting through owl head & securing. Using tail, sew eyes to head.

Owl Beak | 3.5mm Hook

Row 1: ch4, 1sc into 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch sts.

Row 2: ch1 & turn, sc2tog, 1sc in last st.

Row 3: ch1, sk1 1st st, 1sc in last st.

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing on to head. Using tail, sew on to head.

Closing the Owl Head

Stuff batting now or wait until you have closed half of the head.

Fold the top so that it's closed. You will work sl sts through the front and back stitches across. Once you get near the end, stuff as much batting as you can before completing the rem sts.

Fasten off.

Attaching Owl Head to Blanket

Position the head on the center of the blanket and sew together.

Finishing

Make sure the head is secure on the blanket. Fasten off and weave in any rem ends.

PHOTO TUTORIAL

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Crochet Owl Lovey Blanket





Video Tutorial







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