Sunday, November 4, 2012

Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern


I posted this pattern on my friend Kara's crochet blog, Petals to Picots, back in August in honor of her Granny Month. But I thought I would share it with you again and show you how the owl squares are being used!

I made them into an owl bunting for my friend Shannon's owl-themed gender reveal party!



It was first displayed over the party food table...

But now it sits over her daughters crib! They are expecting their baby girl in early January 2013 :)

Photo courtesy of Shannon Erickson Photography

Of course I would love to make an afghan with this square pattern, but I need more time and patience to take on that type of project right now :) If you are interested in making a blanket with these squares and want to alternate between the owl granny square and a basic granny square, you can follow a basic granny square pattern like THIS ONE and your squares will be the same size.


Owl Granny Square Pattern

Materials:
- Vanna's Choice Yarn
- Size G-6 (4.25 mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry need
- Small Black buttons for eyes

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet
Click here for how to make a Magic Ring.


Start by making your owl. This pattern would also make a great appliqué!

Magic Ring, Chain 1, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 HDC in each around, join to first HDC, change color (16 HDC)
Round 3: Chain 2, 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, chain 1 (32 DC)
Round 4: HDC, in next stitch: DC - TC - DC, SC in next 5, in next stitch: DC - TC - DC, HDC in next, slip stitch to join.
fasten off, weave in ends.




Turn owl over. You are going to be attaching a series of chain 3's where the brown DC's join the pink (see picture). It's best to start to the right of the ear. Be sure to work clockwise (see photo). To start, draw your hook under the bottom of the DC, chain 3. Now skip every other DC. So your pattern should look like this:

SC and chain 3, skip one, SC and chain 3, skip one, SC and chain 3, all the way around. In the end you will end up with 8 places where you have connected with SC's and 8 chain 3 spaces. slip stitch to join to the bottom of the first chain 3.


Now working inside your chain 3 spaces...
Chain 3 - 2 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, *3 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, *Around, slip stitch to join to the top of the first chain 3, fasten off.

With new color and starting in corner space...
Chain 3 - 2 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, *3 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, *around, slip stitch to join to the top of the first chain 3, fasten off.

With new color and starting in corner space...
Chain 3 - 2 DC - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space,* 3 DC in next space - Chain 1 - 3 DC all in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, Chain 1, 3 DC in next space, *Around, slip stitch to join to the top of the first chain 3, fasten off, weave in all ends.

This is what the backside of your granny square should look like:

Now you can add the embellishments to the owl.

Eyes:
Magic Ring, Chain 1, 8HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew on.
Sew on no larger than 1/2" black buttons in the middle for eyes.

Beak and Feet:
Sew on yellow yarn with tapestry needle. Loop the yarn through 3 times to make both the feet and beak.

You can download a PDF of this pattern HERE.
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105 comments:

  1. What a super cute crochet pattern and some terrific examples of how to use it in creative ways! Nice share!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this here! I hadn't seen your previous share. This is adorable! I know someone who had a baby a couple of months ago and has used owls in the nursery...this will be a perfect gift for her! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hugs, Annette

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  3. OMG these are ADORABLE! I love owls, and I have finally been getting back into crocheting after a lot of moving houses! Pinning this : )

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  4. Heehee these are so cute! I've noticed that owls are everywhere right now and these granny squares would make really cute accents on a baby blanket. I'm gonna try these out, thanks for sharing :D

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  5. These are so adorable! I will definitely be trying soon. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  6. I love these squares Sarah, very cute and unique. Do you have any ideas for a crocheted baby blanket of a Dr. Seuss theme? My neighbors are expecting in Feb. and I am looking for ideas. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Love Di ♥

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  7. thank you!!! these granny owls are so beautiful!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  8. These are the cutest granny squares I've ever seen! I'm just learning how to crochet so I'm adding this to my list of projects to tackle when I'm ready :) I'd love for you to link up to my link party going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-weekly-creative-7.html

    Have a great week!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  9. Sooooooo cute! Thank you very much for sharing this.

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  10. I really love this!! I used this along with a regular granny square to make my friend a blanket for her owl themes baby shower! It turned out great!!

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  11. wow, I just found my new favorite blog. I L O V E Y O U R B L O G!
    You are incredibly creative, and make the nicest things.
    Love your recipes, they are really good!
    I've just crocheted one of the great owl hats you've made.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    Hugs Ida in Norway :)

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  12. LOVE the banner!! What a great use for the grannies you made.:)

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  13. Oh so cute! Thanks so much for taking the time to publish this adorable pattern. I am new to blogging, so I hope I linked everything properly to your blog in my post, because I just had to share this!
    Take care

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  14. Just found you through pintrest, these are amazing, I am definately going to have a go at making them:)

    Your newest follower

    Alison
    x

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  15. Brilliant! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  16. Good grief this is cute! I saw you got it on Craft Gawker! I've managed to get one thing accepted there - they are CRAZY picky! Such a great pattern, Sarah. Thanks so much for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  17. Oh wow! So beautiful! I just NEED to make these. They would make great gifts :) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love anything with owls...so cute!!

    Thanks for partying with us this week at Keep Calm & Link Up!! Happy Friday!!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  19. Thank you for linking up @ Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party last week

    Your project is featured at this weeks party !

    Hope you will join us again this weekend ?

    Claire @ Polkadot pretties x

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  20. Wanted to let you know, I added this post to things I want to make and also downloaded your button!! Thank you for being so inspiring!
    http://www.seasonsofmarie.com/blogs-i-love.html

    *Christine*

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  21. This is so awesome! I have two people who collect owls, and this will make a perfect gift! I also love the concept behind your blog-- crafting crocheting, and crockpoting describes so much of my life:-)

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  22. I love these squares Sarah. I am about to set off on a couple of months of back and forth travelling moving from one country to the other side of the next and I have decided I am going to spend my sitting time making these and have already started a travelling box collecting wools etc. Thanks for this inspiring idea and hopefully I will eventually show you the result.

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  23. Oh so cute! Thanks so much these are amazing,

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  24. Love your blog! I've been following you for a while and appreciate all of your free patterns! You are one talented lady. I just wanted to let you know I linked here from my blog. Check it out here at www.crochetattic.blogspot.com

    Eileen:)

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  25. Hello!
    I wonder if there's an opportunity for me to translate this wonderful pattern to Swedish and borrow images? Of course I link to your blog where the original pattern is, and do you have anything else to say about the pattern, I write naturally with it.

    You can reach me at; http://saannisdesign.blogg.se/

    Thanks in advance
    / Saannis

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  26. I love this....please tell me how you crocheted them into a banner.

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  27. These are the cutest squares I've ever seen! About how big do they end up? I would like for them to be 8 in. so I can donate them to Knit-A-Square. If they are not 8 inches, do you have a suggestion on how to make them larger?

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    1. To make them larger just keep adding rows to the outside following the same colour repeats until they are the size you want or use a bigger hook & chunkier yarn? X

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    2. I made the orange owl squares into a scarf for my daughter, five squares per side with a plain sc/dc band across the back of the neck. She is in love with it, it's so cute. You'd need to add a row or two to bring it up to 8 inches for KAS I think.

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  28. The granny square is so beautiful. Thank you for the pattern.

    I hope this ist o.k => http://meine-liebelei.blogspot.de/2013/01/granny-square-eule-so-lovely.html

    Your Blog is so lovely.

    *alexia*

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  29. Gorgeous and clever! Linked to it on moogly this morning: http://www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-squares-for-afghans/

    Thanks for sharing! :D

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  30. Can you tell me how much yarn it takes for a afghan, or at least a approximate? I would like to try to do one.. Any help you could give would be great :)

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  31. PLEASE TAPE A VIDEO MAKING THIS, I'M A BEGGINNER AND I'M FINDING IT HARD :)

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  32. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I am making a baby blanket and I an thinking of adding these owls as applique around the blanket.

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  33. Hi Sarah, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I am a Beginner crocheter... I mean a PRE-Beginner! :) I go to a class for one hour one time a week. The instructor goes to each person and helps them out so I feel it's a slooooooooowwww process and the class is only 8 weeks long. So, my question is do you think these are good for a Beginner? Or more for an Intermediate crocheter? I would like to make them as potholders. Thanks!

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    1. These are definitely not a project for a beginner.
      I would start with a scarf and try different stitches.

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  34. Thanks for sharing this pattern, Really I love these.

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  35. peux-tu me le traduire en français pour que je puisse le faire merci d'avance
    geraldine.guerin95@free.fr
    blog: tresors-de-gg.over-blog.com

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  36. LOve LOve LOve this!!! But I'm fairly new and I have a hard time understanding written patterns. Would it be possible to have a tutorial made?? Thanks for any consideration!! and Thank you for share your beautiful work !!!

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  37. awesome tutorial!!! great instructions, thanks a lot!!
    a homemaker's journey

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  38. This is great! I saw this on Facebook and clicked here. I saw a craft here I really liked and thought I had bookmarked your page but I didn't and I forgot the title of your blog and voila! The link led me here! I Liked your page on Facebook and will be sure to bookmark this page :) I'm also going to share this craft on our CafeMom group Holiday and Party Crafts with the link back to you. Thanks so much!!!

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  39. thank you for the pattern..I ended up covering a bin with my 2 squares..my son loved the owl so think the next step is to make him a little owl for his teddy

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  40. thank you so much, have been wanting to learn to crochet for ages but this has really inspired me. your owls would make lovely pockets for children's cardigans, and a baby blanket, and a cushion cover, and so many other things x

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  41. Just wanted to share the project I made with mine, though since I worked from the original guest post I hadn't spotted your suggested matching plain granny squares, so invented my own which didn't quite perfectly match in size. Still quite pleased with the results:

    http://ravel.me/lnr/ogs

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  43. Thanks for this tutorial. It's so lovely !
    Am I allowed to translate it to French to share it with members of my needlework club ? Or maybe there's an "official" French version already existing somewhere ?

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  44. Thanks so much for a lovely owl-pattern. I have included the owl in a grannysquare-blanket I made for a little boy's first birthday. Today I have presented it in the blog I and my best friend write. I sure will try some of your other chrochetpatterns in the future!

    Best regards from Nostet in Norway!

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  45. Hi Ms. Sarah!
    I have a question for you. :) I am making my mom an afghan and I was wondering how big these squares are when you finish them? Thank you for your time and this pattern, it's adorable!

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  46. I just visited my local wool store in penrith, sydney and they have this pattern made into a large blanket in their window!!!! just thought you should knnow!

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  47. Sarah! god bless you!!! thank you thank you so much
    ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

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  48. I am working on this rite now and have discovered if u want a true square corner u have to ch2 in 1-2 granny rows and ch 3 in remaining rows and sc all the way around (best for assembly )

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  49. I am working on this rite now and have discovered if u want a true square corner u have to ch2 in 1-2 granny rows and ch 3 in remaining rows and sc all the way around (best for assembly )

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  50. Thank you greatly for this pattern!
    We love owls in our home, and this is a favourite for my girls!
    We made it here:
    http://loopykidz.blogspot.ca/2013/05/operation-afghan-surprise-day-3.html

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  51. These are gorgeous! I've pinned to come back to. I was thinking they could be made a bit bigger (same owl, just more around the outside), with a felt backing, and used for pot holders. What do you think? I reckon my 11 year old might get a kick out of making one or two for Christmas presents.

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  52. Hello, will anyone consider to make a pattern tutorial out of this? (With Sarah's permission of course.

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  53. I love Owls. These crocheted ones are so cute. I want to make some of these.

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  54. You are so clever! Ive linked your page to a crochet circle for young mums who are keen to learn the art of crochet. Hope you dont mind - some of them are getting confident enough to venture into trying something like this! Those that arent will see this and probably want to try! ♥

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  55. Super cute pattern!! Could anyone please tell me how to enlarge the owl? Thanks a lot!

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  56. Hi :) This owl is SUPER CUTE
    I´m a crochet beginner but it worked out really well ;)
    I was wondering if it would be okay if I link your post in my blog for creative ideas and translate it into german? could I use your pictures for that too?
    it is www.kunstkringel.blogspot.com and my emailadress is kringellocke(@)gmail.com
    Greetings from Miri

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  57. Hi there, wonder if you could help with something, I'm trying to do the owl,but since I'm very new to crocheting I'm finding it very difficult to read the instructions I've done all till I come to round 4 where it states

    Round 4: HDC, in next stitch: DC - TC - DC, SC in next 5, in next stitch: DC - TC - DC,HDC in next, slip stitch to join

    when it says in the next 5 does that mean all of these DC-TC-DC, SC in one stitch and repeat 5 times or DC in one stitch TC in one stitch etc?

    Any help will be appreciated

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  58. OMG! I'm totally using this square in the middle of a blanket I'm making for my friend's baby! <3 <3 <3 <3

    If I post this to my blog, I'll be sure to link back here!

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  59. Hi! Really love the pattern but struggling with round 5 where you have to turn the owl over and work under the dc. How do you attach your new colour? Are you supposed to start with a dc or 3 chains? Please help!

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  60. Hello!
    First of all, thank you for a wonderful pattern.

    I wonder if it is possible for me to translate your designs into Swedish and share with my blog readers? Have many readers who are really eager to crochet for your pattern but can not read English descriptions. Obviously, I will link to you and your pattern and give you credit for the work!

    Please let me know if it is okay or not.

    Thanks in advance / Saannis

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  61. Thank you sooooo much for this awesome tutorial. I have just finished a pillow using this tutorial, and it turned out pretty cute. Here it is: http://dada4you.blogspot.com/2013/09/crochet-owl-pillow.html

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  62. These are SO adorkable and easy to make! I'm currently working on an afghan using this pattern. Would you mind if I wrote about it on my blog & Facebook page? (http://bluecloudcrochet.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Cloud-Crochet/458441750892927)

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    1. Hey! Since I never heard back from you, I went ahead and started making the owlghan as I've affectionately begun calling it, and have gotten so far as to be working on the edging now. Here's a post on my blog on which you've been featured: http://bluecloudcrochet.blogspot.com/2013/10/owlghan-joining-comments-granny-pattern.html

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  63. Hi! Great pattern! It's so fun and different. I'm a new crocheter and I'm not the best at reading patterns. I suggest to anybody else new at crocheting who may be attempting this pattern to have the regular Granny Square mastered first. I tried to make the owl square before I learned the granny square and it kept coming out round. After I made the granny square and figured out how to math-it-out the owl square became square in my next attempt.

    Thanks again for sharing, they're truly wonderful!

    -Becca

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  64. These might just be the cutest things I've ever seen! I love crochet, but something I try seem a bit old fashioned (not in a good way). I will give this a go, I'm thinking cushion maybe, and be sure to let you know if it turns out well.
    Thank you.

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  65. Love this. I've avoided granny squares but had to make this one - and now I've downloaded the pirate patterns - oh dear - added to my list of things to do as got couple of toys and a a cardigan to finish. This one was so quick it was like having a rest :) Thank you so much for sharing your patterns.

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  66. I saw this pattern and thought I would try this for a lap blanket for a nursing home in our church community. I will let you know what they thought.

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  67. O loved tris pattern! Can you helo me with something? Why when you Starter with the square you need to do the sets of 3 chains clockwhise ?

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  68. Thank you so much for this Owl Granny Square, I love it. I just made one and it's too cute, I think I'll make an afghan, pillow and who knows what else. Just a bit of advise for a beginner, practice a few granny squares before making your first one, I think this will help you. Thanks again!

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  69. I love the colors that you used. Can you tell me what the name of the colors are?

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  70. is there any way u can make a video tutorial of this owl ? the patterns throw me for a loop as im new to crocheting

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  71. You are awesome!! This just made my morning, I can't wait to try this out. Thank you so much for sharing it

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  72. when i get to the first granny square attached to the circle behind the owl i seem to always make it crooked. any tips on how to correct that? i cant seem to figure out what i'm doing wrong

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    1. I had the same problem. You have to move where you are going into the double crochet.
      Chain 3 should be behind the ear as that is where the corner will be.

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  74. Sarah, thank you so much for sharing this pattern!! I just made my first owl over the weekend and can't wait to make a baby blanket with a mix of owl squares and granny squares.

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  75. Love doing granny squares and I love owl. Cute! Thx for the idea. ッ

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  77. How do you attach the eyes? Do you crochet them separate and sew them on?

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  78. aaaa sooo cute :D thank you for the tutorial and pattern :)

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  88. Thank you for this sweet owl pattern. I want to make blanket for my new grand daughter due in November and I can't get the 'attaching' part right. Please, do you have a VIDEO link?? Thanks!

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