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loops & threads® charisma™ oliver crochet owl

Step 1
Project Note: One Skein of each yarn is needed to complete this project. 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Height: 11"

GAUGE: 11 sc x 13 rows = 4"; save time, check your gauge
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS

Body
With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Pm in last sc and work in a spiral, moving marker up each rnd.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in every sc around – 12 sc.

Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 6 sc inc’d.
 
Continue to inc 6 sc in each rnd, working 1 more sc between inc’s each rnd, 5 more times – 48 sc.
 
Sc 1 rnd.

Next Rnd: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] around – 54 sc.
 
Work even in sc until body measures 7½”.

Dec Rnd: [Sc in next 16 sc, sc2tog] 3 times – 3 sc dec’d.
 
Continue to dec 3 sc every other rnd, working 1 fewer sc between dec’s each rnd, 3 more times – 42 sc.
 
Cut A and change to B.
 
With B, continue to dec 3 sc every other rnd, 4 more times – 30 sc.
 
Sc 1 rnd.

Inc Rnd: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times – 33 sc.
 
Sc 1 rnd.

Inc Rnd: [Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times – 36 sc. Do not fasten off.
 
Stuff Body. Fold top opening flat and sc across, working through both layers, to close top.
Fasten off. Pinch corners to form ears and tack with a few sts to hold shape. 
Step 2
Eyes (make 2)
 
With E, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc to join – 12 sc. Cut E, join D.

Rnd 3: With D, ch 1, [sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] around, sl st in first sc to join – 6 sc inc’d.
 
Rep Rnd 3, 2 more times, working 1 more sc between inc’s each rnd. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
 
Weave in ends in center of eyes, with tail sew eyes onto body, centered just above the color change. 
Step 3
Beak
 
With C, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Pm and work in a spiral.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 8 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc around.
 
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave in first end. Use tail to sew beak on between eyes.  
Step 4
Toes (make 4)
 
With C, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hk. Pm and work in a spiral.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 10 sc.

Rnds 3-5: Sc around.

Rnd 6: Sc2tog around.
 
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave in first end. Stuff lightly. Sew toes into 2 pairs, then sew onto bottom of body. 
Step 5
Wings (make 2)
 
With B, leaving a long tail, ch 8.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, and each ch across, turn – 7 sc.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc across.

Row 5 (Inc Row): Ch 1, sc to center st, work 3 sc in center st, sc to end – 2 sc inc’d.
 
Rep Inc Row, every other row, 2 more times – 13 sc.
 
Work even in sc for 5 rows.

Next 2 Rows (Dec Row): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog, turn – 2 sc dec’d.
 
After last row, do not turn, sc up along edge of wing, across top edge, and back along next edge, sl st in first sc of last row to join. Fasten off.
 
Weave in final end, with tail from beginning of wing, sew onto body just above color change row.
 

FINISHING
 
Weave in remaining ends. 
Step 6
ABBREVIATIONS:
A = Electric Blue
B = Royal
C = Taupe
D = Off White
E = Black
Ch = Chain
Dec(‘d) = Decrease(d)
Inc(‘d) = Increase(d)
Pm = Place Marker
Rep = Repeat(ing)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single crochet the next 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)
Sl st = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
 
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