Hoooo’s ready for the next square in our Animal Square Crochet-Along?! You know how much I love owls so I had to include this cutie as square number 10 for the month of October! This might be one of the most adorable squares yet and don’t forget that you can use these patterns for many different projects.
Each month (January through December of 2023) I will post a new Crochet Animal Square. These are simple crochet squares that are embellished with adorable animal faces! These squares work up quickly and won’t take you more than an hour or two. This project is extremely beginner friendly and you can add more or less embellishments. Customize to your liking!
At the end of the year, I will be stitching these all together to make a blanket! But they could also be turned into a pillow(s), a scarf, or any other creative way you’d like to use them.
Keep in mind that I am making 2 of each square so I can place them back-to-back to make our finished blanket reversible.
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Oatmeal (main square), Cafe Latte, Gold, and White.
Shop Red Heart Super Saver Yarn HERE on Yarnspirations.com
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Optional: Two 12 or 15mm black safety eyes (or stitch on sleepy owl eyes!)
I purchased the 15mm black safety eyes HERE on Amazon
– Tapestry Needle
First let’s make the Square:
With oatmeal color yarn
Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2-23: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn
now continue making a SC in the 3 sides (2 Chains in each corner)
join in cafe latte yarn, fasten off oatmeal, SC in each stitch all the way around 4 sides making 2 SC in each corner.
With café latte yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join, chain 2 (12 DC)
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (24 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC)
Round 4: DC in first 5, HDC in next 5 stitches, SC in next 5, HDC in next 5, DC in next 5, DC + 2 TC + DC + chain 2 and slip stitch to join back to same stitch, slip stitch in next 9 stitches, DC + 2 TC + DC in last stitch, join to first DC.
Fasten off leaving long tail.
Cut 2 strands of oatmeal yarn and 2 strands of café latte (about 8 inches long), loop through top of ear to create fringe. Do the same to the other ear.
Owl Eyes (make 2):
Starting with white
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, chain 1 (10 SC)
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, (20 SC)
Join in oatmeal color yarn, chain 1
Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off leaving long tail (20 SC)
weave in all other ends.
Secure black 15mm safety eye in each crochet eye.
Stitch eyes onto owl head.
with gold yarn
chain 4, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in last, fasten off.
Stitch nose in between eyes on head owl.
with café late yarn, chain 8, 2 DC in 3rd chain from hook, 2 DC in next, DC, HDC, SC, slip stitch, fasten off.
with café late yarn, chain 7, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC in next, DC, 2 DC, 2 DC + chain 2 and slip stitch all in last stitch, fasten off.
stitch wings below head on either side.
Talons/Feet (make 2):
with gold yarn
chain 4, 2 DC in second chain from hook + slip stitch to join to same stitch, 2 DC + slip stitch in next, 2 DC + slip stitch in last chain
In my video tutorial, I give you the option to make a sleepy owl. It turned out so cute and I think this is a great alternative to using safety eyes.
Find the links to ALL the Animal Squares HERE and be sure to use hashtag #AnimalSquareCAL on social media!
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If you like adorable animals, please consider ordering my new book Crochet Cute Forest Friends!
There is an adorable owl amigurumi featured in the book!