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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Knitted Owl Pattern

 The Three Little Hoots

INSTRUCTIONS
Material: 3 Size 4 double pointed needles, brown yarn. Yellow, white and orange  wool felt, card board, black and yellow floss. Wool fleece for stuffing.  All stitches are Knitted.
                                               BABY HOOT (MAMA HOOT, DADDY HOOT):
Cast on 2 stitches (3,4)
Working in I-cord:
Row 1: Increase one in each stitch (you will have 4 stitches)
            (Mama Hoot will have 6, Daddy Hoot will have 8.On both                     Mama and Daddy skip to dividing onto needles)
Row 2: Increase one in each stitch (you will have 8 stitches)
   
Divide onto 3 needles
Round (Row) 3: Increase one stitch on the first stitch so each needle will have 3 stitches each knit the remaining stitches in this round.   (Mama Increase into every stitch you will have  12 stitches. Daddy  Increase into every stitch you will have 16 stitches)
 
Round (Row) 4-13: Knit (Mama knit 14 more rows, Daddy knit 17 more rows).
Cast off .
Stuff with wool fleece, you will have a little flap on the end do not tuck this end it will be the owls horn. 
Sew close, then use a crochet hook and make another ear on the other side and tuck in the tail of the yarn.

Eyes:
Cut the white felt into eyes and attach with yellow floss then add a black french knot in the center of the eye (see photo)

Beak: Cut out a triangle and secure it under the center of the eyes.

Feet:
Cut out cardboard into a foot pattern (see photo)  Cut the yellow wool felt in the same shape as the foot but a little larger (make two of these).  I just put my owls bottom down on the cardboard and traced around his body to get the size and then turned it into a bell shape with a notch.  Sandwich the cardboard in between the yellow wool felt and use the brown floss to sew closed (I use the blanket stitch) Then sew the owl onto the feet)

13 comments:

Linda said...

They are so cute Carrie! Thanks for sharing the pattern:)

hands follow heart said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Adorable! I really need to learn to knit better. I totally fumble and can only handle two needles - lol! But I'll have to come try this when I get better. Thanks for sharing, Carrie! Loving your blog!
Hugs,
Jen

Moogie said...

They are adorable!!!!!

nocton4 said...

so verycute, love them, followed the link from the waldorf group x

.::Our Waldorf Home Mama::. said...

These are so adorable!!! Thanks for the pattern!! So much to knit so little time right?!



~Samantha

Kelly said...

Very sweet owls!

kabouters said...

o whate a lovely owls
thanks for sharing !!

Honey said...

I can only knit in the round... I'm going to have to try it that way cause your 3 needles are scary and WAY above my know how! ;)

Honey

Tan Family said...

Adorable little owls! Thank you for sharing how to make them. Might need to make some of our own for nature table, too. :)

goldneys96 said...

I just had to let you know, I think I am visiting your blog, just to hear the music. Thank you for sharing the lovely sounds with the rest of us...

Ginx Craft said...

Just thought I'd check out your site, and low and behold you have your own parliament of owls. Ginny

Ellisen said...

Such sweet owls. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us.