For this Container cover I used a basket weave stitch turned sideways.
A= Measurement of the height of the part of the container you wish to cover. (Do not include the top. I also left some room on the bottom)
B = Measurement of one side of the container
C= Measurement of all the way around the container
All terms are in American Crochet
Slst = slip stitch
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Dc = double crochet
Fpdc = front post double crochet
Bpdc = back post double crochet
Db2tog = double crochet 2 together or a decrease double crochet
You will need:
2 medium weight yarns of different colors for the body (I used dark gray and light gray)
small amount of white yarn for the eyes
small amount of orange yarn for the beak
2 googly eyes
1 container you wish to cover
hook to match your yarn (I used a 5mm)
- Ch how ever many stitches to reach measurement A +3 (I did 45 ch)
- Db in 4th stitch from hook, Db across rest of row (The 3 ch from the row before counts as a Db. I now had 42 Db) turn
- Ch 3, (counts as Db) *Fpdc in next 4 stitches, Bpdc in next 4 stitches* continue across until last stitch, Db in last stitch, this is the Ch3 from the row below (my count was 42 this gave me 10 sections across. you can adjust the number of stitches of Fpdc and Bpdc as long as you keep them even and leave one dc at each end), turn
- Ch3, *Bpdc in next 4 stitches,Fpdc in next 4 stitches* continue across until last stitch, Db in last stitch (top of ch3 from row below)
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your work = B
- change colors of yarn and repeat step 5 (The new color should measure B. This will be the front face of your owl)
- Change back to original color yarn and repeat steps 3-4 until your work measures C
- Now you will form a circle with your work by attaching the bottom to the top by slst across the bottom of the work. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
With white yarn
I used my small owl eyes from my crochet eyes. You can use any you would like.
with main body color (you can do either color) ch 13. Leave a long tail before starting your chain to sew wing to body
- starting in second ch from hook Sc across (12) ch1 turn
- Db across row (12) ch1 turn
- Sc across row (12) ch1 turn
- 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)
- Db2tog, Db in next 8 stitches, Db2tog , ch 1 turn (10)
- Sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches, Sc2tog, ch1 turn (8)
- Db2tog x2 , Db in next 2 stitches, Db2tog, ch 1 turn (5)
- Sc2tog, 4Sc in next stitch, Sc2tog (this creates a round tip at the end of your wing)
- Fasten off and weave in end.
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)
- in a magic circle Sc 6 stitches. (6)
- 2Sc in each stitch around. (12)
- Sc in each stitch around (12)
- repeat round 3 until desired length. (I did this 4 times but that will depend on the size of your container)
- Slst to end and fasten off leaving enough yarn to sew on to your container.
Sew wings, eyes and beak (beak is folded in half and sewn on) to your Container cover.
Take a Few small strands of yarn and tie them on for the ear tuffs. You can fray them if you want a more feathered look.
Hope you enjoy making him as much as I did. Leave a comment below and a picture of your cover too. I would love to see them.