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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crafty Tuesday~ Owl Key Chain Pattern

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I have been making up some key chains and coffee cozies lately.  Today I thought I would share my Owl Key Chain pattern with you.
I saw this little owl on Pinterest, but the link took me to Etsy.  I can’t remember if it was for the pattern or the owl, but it was sold.  I loved the little own and thought I could come up with something similar.  I decided to make a small one and then I made it so that I could stuff it and make it into a key chain.
One of my friends also liked them but she suggested leaving it unstuffed and using it as a pouch for her keys.  I made hers a little bigger and added a snap to it.
This one is the one I added the snap to.
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and here’s another one.. my first one I made, which of course Mad took!
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Ok… and here is the pattern, please bare with me, it is only the 2nd one I have actually written down and shared.  I hope you will be able to understand it.
 
Owl Key Chain
Hook-F  Done in rounds
  • Ch. 2
  • 6 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook
  • 2 sc in each (12)
  • 1 sc in next stitch, then 2 in next sc (18)
  • sc in next 2 stitches then 2 sc in next stitch (24)
  • sc in the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next (30)
  • Rounds 7-17 sc in each stitch
  • Round 18- sc next 3 stitches, then sc2tg in next, dc next 4 stitches, sc next 3 stitches, sc2tg, 2 times, dc next 4 stitches, sc next 2 stitches
  • fasten off tail, long enough to sew.
  • add your felt eyes, and safety eyes or google eyes, beak and wings
  • stuff and stitch the top closed.

Wings- now this is a little different… with the smaller yarn it worked fine, but when I started using the sugar and cream I had to adjust it.  Just play around with it

Wings (smaller size yarn)
  • sc 4
  • 2 dc in 2nd ch. from hook, hdc in next ch, 3 sc in last stitch, working on opposite side of foundation chain, hdc in next hdc, 2 dc in next ch.  Join with slip stitch.  Fasten off with long enough tail to sew to body
Wings (larger yarn)  (just play with it… Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t and I would do it different each time)
  • sc 10
  • 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook
  • dc in next 4 stitches,hdc in next 3 stitches, 3 sc in last stitch, working on opposite side of fdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, then dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in last stitch.  Join with slip stitch and fasten off, leaving tail to sew onto body.

The wings are basically a leaf pattern, so if you can’t understand my instructions you can search for a leaf pattern.  lol  Or wing pattern.. However you want to do it!

I hope you all have fun, would love to see yours if you make one!


1 comment:

Christine Sipin said...

Is there a YouTube video of this?

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