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Owl Towel Holder

This Holder is done using a condensed crocodile stitch. If you are not familiar with the stitch this will be a little confusing. I suggest looking at video’s of the stitch before attempting this pattern.

All terms are in American Crochet

Slst = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Fpdc = front post double crochet
Db2tog = double crochet 2 together

 

Directions:

Do the back first as it is needed before you finish the front.

Back

  1. Ch 17
  2. Db in 4th Ch from hook, Db across, Ch 1(15)
  3. Db2tog, Db in next 11 stitches, Db2tog, Ch 1 (13)
  4. Db2tog, Db in next 9 stitches, Db2tog, Ch1 (11)
  5. Db2tog, Db in next 7 stitches, Db2tog, Ch1 (9)
  6. Db2tog, Db in next 5 stitches, Db2tog, Ch1 (7)
  7. Db2tog, Db in next 3 stitches, Db2tog, Ch1 (5)
  8. Db2tog, Db in next stitche, Db2tog,  (3)
  9. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Front

Ch 6

  1. In 4th Ch from hook Db, Db in next 2 Ch,  (this will give you 4 Db posts)
  2. Ch1, turn, In second Db: 5 Fpdc down post , ch 1, In next Db:5 Fpdc up post, ch 1, slst to last Dc (top of Ch 3) [1 Crocodile stitch]
  3. Ch 3 (counts as Db), Db in first stitch (creates a 2Db as base of Crocodile stitch) ,Ch1, Db in middle of Crocodile stitch, Ch1, 2Db in last Db of row 1 (creates a 2Db as base of second Crocodile stitch)
  4. Ch 3, 4 Fpdc down post of first Dc, Ch1, 5Fpdc up post of next Dc, Ch1, skip Dc, 5Fpdc down next Dc, Ch 1, 5Fpdc up last Dc.
  5. Ch 3(counts as Db), Dc around post of last Fpdc in row 4 (creates a 2Db as base of Crocodile stitch) ,Ch1, Db in middle of Crocodile stitch, Ch1, 2Db in Db of row 3 (catching the ch1 space between the Crocodile stitches of row 4), Ch1, Dc in the middle of the last Crocodile stitch in row 4, Ch1, 2Dc in top of ch3 of row 4
  6. Ch3, 4 Fpdc down post of first Dc, Ch1, 5Fpdc up post of next Dc, Ch1, skip Dc, 5Fpdc down next Dc, Ch 1, 5Fpdc up next Dc,Ch1, skip Dc, 5Fpdc down next Dc, Ch 1, 4Fpdc up post of next Dc, Ch 3, Slst into post of Dc you just came up on to create the last FpDc of Croc stitch. (This puts you in the correct space for the next rows)
  7. Ch4, 2Dc in Dc of row 5 (catching the ch1 space between the Crocodile stitches of row 6), Ch1, Db in middle of Crocodile stitch, Ch1, 2Dc in Dc of row 5 (catching the ch1 space between the Crocodile stitches of row 6)
  8. Ch 3, 4 Fpdc down post of first Dc, Ch1, 5Fpdc up post of next Dc, Ch1, skip Dc, 5Fpdc down next Dc, Ch 1, 5Fpdc up next Dc,Ch1, Slst to top of 3rd Ch of Ch4 from row 7 ( This makes that Ch4 into a Dc and a Ch1).
  9. Ch 3 (counts as Db), Db in first stitch (creates a 2Db as base of Crocodile stitch), Ch1, Db in middle of Crocodile stitch, Ch1, 2Db in Db of row 7 (catching the ch1 space between the Crocodile stitches of row 8), Ch1, Dc in the middle of the last Crocodile stitch in row 8, Ch1, 2Dc in top of ch3 of row 8
  10. Ch3, 4 Fpdc down post of first Dc, Ch1, 5Fpdc up post of next Dc, Ch1, skip Dc, 5Fpdc down next Dc, Ch 1, 5Fpdc up next Dc,Ch1, skip Dc, 5Fpdc down next Dc, Ch 1, 5Fpdc up post of next Dc
  11. Ch3, Db across row 9 so you have a total of 15 Db ,(2Dc in Post of last Dc of Row 10 Dc in middle of Crocodile stitche, Dc in Ch1, Dc in Dc , Dc in Ch1, Dc in middle of Crocodile Stitch, repeating across till you have 15 Dc)
  12. Ch 3, Dc across (15 stitches)
  13. Place back on back side of front and Ch1, Sc across both Back and Front together. (15 Stitches)
  14. Ch1, Slst in next 7 stitches
  15. Ch15 (longer if you want a longer loop), Slst to 8th stitch in row 13. (This forms your loop for hanging) You can stop here or make a stronger loop by Sc back across the Ch 15. and Slst in other side. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eyes

Make 2

I used my Small Open Eyes. You can find them here

 

Beak

Ch 7, leave a long tail at the beginning to sew beak on to Owl

  1. Db in 4th from ch, Db, Hdc, sc,slst in last ch
  2. Working up back of ch, sc, Hdc, Dc, Ch3, slst into bottom of Ch3 from first side.
  3. Fasten off and weave in end

Sew eyes and beak to front of owl

Sew in large clasp to hold towel. I used a large Binder clip for mine. It works great.

 

Hope you were able to follow the directions. I know they are a little confusing but if you read them slowly and know the crocodile stitch you will get it.

Leave a comment below and a picture of your Owl Towel holder too. I would love to see them.

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