I. am. so. excited. about. this!!!!! Is this not the cutest dang thing ever?!
I love owls. I mean, who doesn't right now? But I am old school. I loved owls before they were so cool, lol!
I wasn't planning on making this at all, but lately I have been on a mission to get rid of some of my craft supplies. I have so much stuff! Especially yarn, so I have been making all sorts of stuff lately. This purse is a great size for a toddler/preschooler. It would be really easy to make bigger too, just by adding some rounds (you can now find my pattern for the "Owl Stuffie/Pillow" which is an enlarged version of this and could either be made into a stuffie or left open to make a larger purse).
What you will need:
Hook Size- H for the body and an F for the eyes and beak.
Yarn- I used Lily Sugar and Cream 100%. I think any worsted weight yarn would work. As you can see I used lots of different colors. I think a solid color purse would be adorable as well.
Other notes: For this pattern I chose to bring my stitches up through both "loops" of the previous chain (you can see this in the second picture below this sentence). I find doing it this way gives the owl a tighter appearance.
Stitches Used: SC-single chain, HDC- half double chain, YO-yarn over
Row 1:You have two options here: you can either ch 3, and then 11 hdc in the first chain of the chain 3 (which is what I did to end up with the picture about), or you can do a magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc in the middle of the ring, pull tight. For either way, join at top of original ch 3 with the new color (Check out 2 pictures down for a better idea. I forgot to take a pic for this round).
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in same space, 2 hdc in each space around (see how I use both "loops" of the previous row instead of using the front or the back? Not sure if this makes sense, just email me if you have questions).
Join at the top of the ch 2 with a slip stitch in the new color.
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in same space, *2 hdc in next space, hdc in next space *. Repeat from * to * around. Join at the top of the chain 2 with a slip stitch in the next color.
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in same space, *1 hdc in next space, 1 hdc in next space, 2 hdc in next space*. Repeat from * to * around. Join in the top of ch 2 with a slip stitch in the next color.
Now attach your eyes and beak however you want. Do this before you attach the two sides of the purse together, it is much easier! Use a darning needle and some yarn to sew the pieces on.
Like I said, if you have any questions, just shoot me an email!
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