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Owl Container 2

All terms are in American Crochet

slst = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet

You will need:

Two different color worsted weight yarn

Size 5 mm hook

Size 4.5 mm hook

Container you wish to cover

Directions:

Using main color and larger hook

  1. measure the containers circumference and the width of the side you want to have the crocodile stitch (should be 1/4th the circumference).
  2. measure the height of the part of the container you want to cover
  3. ch length of circumference, slst to first ch to form a circle
  4. ch3, Db around chain, slst to first Db making sure the circle is not twisted
  5. Crocodile stitch the length of the one side you want to cover
      •   ch1,
      • Working down the first Db post,fpdc 5 times,
      • ch 1 fpdc 5 times around the next dc post working up the post

     

    • skip next 5 Db
    • repeat crocodile stitch on starting on the sixth dc post
    • # tip: Turning your project sideways so you can evenly work up or down the post makes doing the fpdc easier#
  6. Once you have done the amount of Crocodile stitches you wish to do slst to third dc from last post you worked on.
  7. Going back in the other direction slst 5 times this will bring you to the middle of the last Crocodile stitch you made.
  8. Ch 3, Db in same space as ch 3, *Db in next 5 stitches, 2Db in next stitch* repeat for number of Crocodile stitches you need(this will be one less then the previous round of stitches) Db in each of the rest of the stitches around slst to top of ch3.
  9. Crocodile stitch in every 2Db that you made (make sure your stitch is on the same side of your work as other stitches). slst down last crocodile stitch (this should be three db over from last post worked on)
  10. Going in the original direction Ch 3, Db in same space as ch 3, *Db in next 5 stitches, 2Db in next stitch* repeat for number of Crocodile stitches you need( this will be the same number as the first set of crocodile stitches you did)
  11. repeat steps 6-10 until you have reached the height you wish – 5cm
  12. fasten off yarn and weave in

Using second color and smaller hook

  1. Fasten yarn on
  2. 3sc in first stitch, *sk3 stitches, 3sc in next stitch* repeat * * around. Adjust skipped spaces if needed, slst to first sc.
  3. slst to middle of 3sc from last row. (should be twice) ch1, 3sc in middle stitch, continue around putting 3sc in the middle of each set from the row below. slst to first sc done in round.
  4. repeat round 3 for 5 cm. fasten off and weave in end.

This completes the body

Wings

Picture is from my Owl Container 3 but it is the same directions

Make 2

with main body color (you can do either color) ch 13. Leave a long tail before starting your chain to sew wing to body

  1. starting in second ch from hook Sc across (12) ch1 turn
  2. Db across row (12) ch1 turn
  3. Sc across row (12) ch1 turn
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 for 7 times (You will have to adjust the number of rows you do according to your container size. Here is where you do your adjustments)
  5. Db2tog, Db in next 8 stitches, Db2tog , ch 1 turn (10)
  6. Sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches, Sc2tog, ch1 turn (8)
  7. Db2tog  x2 , Db in next 2 stitches, Db2tog, ch 1 turn (5)
  8. Sc2tog, 4Sc in next stitch, Sc2tog (this creates a round tip at the end of your wing)
  9. Fasten off and weave in end.

Beak

Picture is from my Owl Container 3 but it is the same directions

with orange yarn

This is done in the round without Slst to end a round

(mark end of each round using a stitch marker. I use a small piece of yarn as it is easy to pull out after I have done the whole beak and I don’t have to move it just pull up threw my last stitch)

  1. in a magic circle Sc 6 stitches. (6)
  2. 2Sc in each stitch around. (12)
  3. Sc in each stitch around (12)
  4. repeat round 3 until desired length. (I did this 4 times but that will depend on the size of your container)
  5. Slst to end and fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew on to your container.

Eyes

I used my large normal round eye. The open one.

 

I sewed the eyes, wings, and beak on and then tied a few strands of yarn on each side to make ear tuffs.

Over time I found the cover stretched on the container so I sewed a thin string of elastic around the top to hold it in place.

 

Hope you enjoy making this. Comment below and leave a picture of yours.

 

 

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