This is the most snuggly, cuddly, and super soft owl around! Using Bernat Baby Blanket Big Ball Yarn, I made an oversized owl pillow that is perfect for resting against, reading on, sleeping on, or just getting cozy. The yarn is super bulky (weight 6) and fast working. You will have this owl whipped up in no time!
– 2 skeins of Bernat Baby Blanket Big Ball Yarn in Lilac (or color of your choice) and 1 skein of White.
CLICK HERE to find all the color and purchasing options for Bernat Baby Blanket yarn on the Yarnspirations website.
– A bit of worsted weight yarn for the beak. I use Bernat Super Value in Oatmeal color.
– Size L (8mm) Crochet Hook
– 2 large black buttons (2 inches+)
– Large Tapestry Needle
– Unused bed sheet(s) for stuffing.
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
DC Decrease = Double Crochet Decrease
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 15 DC in ring, pull tight and join, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (30 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (45 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 2 (75 DC)
Round 6-18: DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (75 DC)
Round 19: DC Decrease, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, fasten off leaving long tail. Do not sew shut yet.
Eyes (make 2):
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, (20 SC)
Round 3: *4 HDC all in one stitch, skip a stitch, join to next with slip stitch, repeat from * around to make scallops.
With worsted weight yarn and size H crochet hook:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 12 SC in ring, join, chain 2
Round 2: DC + HDC in first stitch, SC in next 2, HDC + DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 3, HDC + DC + HDC in next, SC in last 3, join, fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto owl between the eyes.
Using lilac yarn, slip stitch along round 2 to make an outline of the eye.
Sew on button eyes. Alternatively you could start your eyes with black yarn (just for the magic ring round) if you don’t want buttons on your finished piece.
Sew all pieces onto one side of owl body.
Stuff with old or unused bed sheets! I used a king size bed sheet that we don’t use anymore. You could also use this as storage for stuffed animals or soft toys. In that case you will want to attach buttons (or zipper?) to the top edge so it can be opened and closed.
With tapestry needle, sew together top edge. Weave your needle back and forth between the back loops.
Time to snuggle up and get comfy!
Finished size is approx 14 inches tall x 18 inches wide when sitting.
Piece can be stuffed larger and may take a larger shape when fluffed and lifted.