Owl Christmas Ornament
#4 Worsted Weight Varigated
I used I Love This Yarn (Christmas Sparkle and Red Sparkle)
Dc- double crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
Sc2tog-single crochet two together
Scale St(see special sts)
Scale Stitch: 5 dc down the post of the previous row, ch 1, 5 dc up the next dc of the previous row.
DC 3rd stitch from the hook, *ch 2 and skip 2 stitches on the chain, dc twice into the next stitch. Repeat * across. Turn
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).
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.
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).
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)
Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across. (15 sts.)
Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc2tog, sc across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the last st. (13 sts)
Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across. (13 sts)
Ch 1, sc in the first st, sc2tog, sc across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in the last st. (11 sts)
Ch 1, sc in the first st and each st across. (11sts)
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.
Happy Hooking Friends