My dear friend Shannon (you may remember her from the Gender Reveal Party) called me with some great news about year ago. She was pregnant their fourth baby! A much wanted pregnancy that they had hoped and prayed for. Unfortunately God had other plans and the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage leaving her and her family devastated.
I had made her an owl family (pictured below) some time ago (you can get the owl family pattern HERE) and she asked me to make her another baby owl to represent their angel baby. This is when I came up with this Angel Baby Owl Ornament! A sweet little crocheted owl with angel wings. A loop of yarn at the top will allow them to hang it on the tree this Christmas!
But this story has a happy ending! Almost exactly one year after the miscarriage, Shannon is pregnant again! Almost 20 weeks along now and baby is looking perfect and healthy! So I also made her a Rainbow Owl to represent her rainbow baby (a rainbow baby is a baby due after a pregnancy loss due to miscarriage or stillbirth). Pattern below for the angel owl and rainbow owl read the same except for the color changes.
– Worsted Weight Yarn in yellow, brown, and white. If you want to make the rainbow owl you will need rainbow colors + white for the eyes.
– Size F crochet hook
– Poly-fil stuffing
– Small safety eyes
– Tapestry Neelde
Magic Ring tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
with main color (yellow in picture)
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
Round 4-10: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
change to brown
Round 11: SC in each stitch around (24 SC)
Round 12: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around
at this point you are going to want to sew on the eyes, attach safety eyes, stitch on nose, and stuff with poly-fil
Round 13: SC in each stitch around
Round 14: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around, fasten off leaving long tail. Sew top shut.
Angel Wings (make 2):
Chain 9, SC in second chain from hook and rest of way down. Chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC in first 7 stitches, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (7sc)
Row 4: SC in first 5, ch 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn
SC along sides and top if wing (not along bottom ridges).
Fasten off leaving tail to sew onto back body of owl.
Owl Eyes (make 2):
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, pull tight. Fasten off leaving tail to sew onto front of body. Add safety eyes to centers of crocheted eye.
Owl Wings (make 2):
with white yarn
Magic ring, make 8 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first 3 stitches, SC in next 2, SC + chain 2 + SC in second chain from hook, SC in last two. Join fasten off.
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