Many fellow Ravelry crochet buffs should be familiar with the pattern this scarf is based upon, none other than RepeatCrafterMe's Owl Hat pattern.
With G hook and Barely, Chain 5
1. Sc in second chain from hook. And in remaining chains. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sc)
2. Sc in each sc. Ch 1. Turn (4sc)
3. Sc in next 3 sc, inc. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sc)
4. Sc in each sc. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sc)
5-22. Continue in this method until you have 15 sc across.
23-26. Hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2. Turn (15 hdc)
27. Switch to Dusty Purple. Hdc in each stitch across and continue until you
scarf measures 41 inches.
1. Sc in each hdc across.
2. Sc in next 13 sc, decrease. Ch 1. Turn. (14 hdc)
3. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn (14 hdc)
4. Sc in next 11 sc, decrease. Ch 1. Turn (13 hdc)
5. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn (13 hdc)
Continue in the method until you have 4 sc across.
Do not fasten off, but using Barley and J hook, create a sc border around scarf switching to dusty purple and then back to Barley as appropriate. Two rows.
Owl eyes and beak.
For eyes use RepeatCrafterMe Owl eyes small using H hook.
For beak use RepeatCrafterMe beak size medium using G hook. But add a sc edge to beak.
Cut 18 strands of each color in desired length for braided tail. Use 3 strands per tail of each color to create braid. For ear tufts cut 8 strands of each color in desired length. Use 2 strands of each color per ear tuft.
One of the best things about crochet is its versatility. I know many people love knitting and don't get me wrong I like it too. But when it comes to make adorable pieces like these, knitting just can't compete. :-)
This little kitty may stay here or be part of tomorrow's give-away. I haven't decided yet. I get so attached to these little critters. I think I will just have to make another one for myself.
As for the owl cozy, this is my first attempt at branching out my crochet. I have long stuck to very traditional crochet using only yarn and buttons as embellishments. But then I discovered a couple of designers on Ravelry that were incorporating beads, buttons, fabric and embroidery in their work. The result is so whimsical and personal it was exactly what I was looking for. The missing piece as it were to what I have been doing. This cozy is destined for tomorrow's give-away. In fact its the sole reason I made it. I will have to take a few moments to jot down the directions for the owl pieces before the party. I hope whomever wins this tomorrow falls in love with it as much as I have.
Crochet lover. Ghost hunter. Avid chocolate eater. Kitties welcome. Maker of all things art.