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Owl Ornament- A Free Pattern

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I don’t think I can stop creating owls…i love owls, my house is full of them. This little owl will be a great adornment for your tree.  Maybe a present topper or gift to go with those cookie platters. 

Owl Christmas Ornament


Materials:

#4 Worsted Weight Varigated  

I used I Love This Yarn (Christmas Sparkle and Red Sparkle)                    

Tapestry Needle                                                    

2 Buttons     

G hook

Stitches:

Ch-chain                                          

Dc- double crochet                       

Lp(s)-loop(s)                                   

Sl st- slip stitch                    

Sc2tog-single crochet two together    

St(s)- stitch(es)

Sc-single crochet

Scale St(see special sts)

Special Stitches:

Scale Stitch: 5 dc down the post of the previous row, ch 1, 5 dc up the next dc of the previous row.

CH 21
Row 1:

 DC 3rd stitch from the hook, *ch 2 and skip 2 stitches on the chain, dc twice into the next stitch. Repeat * across. Turn

Row 2:

 Ch 3, dc 4 times down post of the first dc of previous row. ch 1, dc 5 times up the next post, *ch  1, Skip next two dc posts, dc 5 times down the next dc Post, ch 1, dc 5 times up the next dc post. Repeat * to the end. Turn (You will have 4 scales).


 Row 3:

Ch 1 and sl st into the gap space between the 2 dc posts below, ch 3, 1 dc into the space between the two dc posts below. *Ch 2, 2 dc into the next space between the two dc posts below. Repeat * to the end. Turn.


 Row 4:

Ch 1, sk first 2 dc posts and immediately dc 5 times down next dc post, ch 1, *dc 5 times up the next dc Post. ch 1, sk next two dc posts and immediately dc 5 times down the next dc post. Ch 1 Repeat * to the end. Last stitch you will do a single crochet into the gap space between the final two dc posts. (You will have only 3 scales across).

Row 5:

Repeat Step 4 – 5

Row 6: CC

Sl st to first set of dc, ch 1, 2 sc in the same st, *3 sc in the next set of dc, rep. across. (15 sts)

Row 7-10:

Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across. (15 sts.)

Row 8:

Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc2tog, sc across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the last st. (13 sts)

Row 9:

Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across. (13 sts)

Row 10:

Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc2tog, sc across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the last st. (11 sts)

Row 11:

Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across.  (11sts)

Row 12:

Ch 4, sl st to join in same st (creates ear), sc across to the last st. Ch 4, sl st to join ( creates other ear. Finish off.  Leave a long tail to use as a hanger.  Attach the other end by sewing it to the other side.

Weave in ends.

Place buttons about a ½ inch from the edge of the owl.  Make a button nose or

Chain 5 Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on, place the nose between the eyes.

Hang and enjoy!!

Sheri

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