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Crochet DROPS owls in "Merino Extra Fine" or "Safran".

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DROPS Children 24-12

DROPS design: Pattern no me-012-bn
Yarn group A and B
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MERINO EXTRA FINE OWL:
Measurements: approx. height 10 cm / 4''
Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
50 g color no 26, pistachio
50 g color no 13, denim blue
+ some left-over yarn of color no 18 green, 30 mustard and 01 off white
The large owl weighs approx. 10 g with poly stuffing.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / D - for owl in Merino Extra Fine.
ACCESSORIES: Some poly stuffing for filling


SAFRAN OWL:
Measurements: approx. height 8 cm / 3''
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g color no 11, strong yellow
50 g color no 23, brown
50 g color no 22 light brown
+ some left-over yarn of color no 28 orange and 17 white

The small owl weighs approx. 8 grams with poly stuffing.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm/C - for owl in Safran.
ACCESSORIES: Some poly stuffing for filling

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid holes in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, work ch 1, then work sc around the loop. When the desired no of sc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop. Fasten the yarn end at the back.

CROCHET INFO:
Beg every round with 1 ch and finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.

COLOR CHANGE:
To get a nice transition between the color changes, work last sl st on round with the new color as follows: Insert hook in last ch from beg of round, make a YO with the new color and pull it through st on hook.
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OWL:
Piece is worked in the round with Merino Extra Fine or Safran on hook size 2.5mm/C or 3mm/D.
Start by making a MAGIC CIRCLE - read explanation above - with green or strong yellow.
ROUND 1: Read CROCHET INFO and COLOR CHANGE! Work 8 sc in the magic circle.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in first sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc in next sc, 2 dc in each of the next 2 sc, 1 dc and 1 hdc in next sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc on round = 16 sts.
ROUND 3: Switch to pistachio or light brown and work 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 tr in front loop and 1 tr in back loop of each of the next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st on round = 28 sts.
ROUND 4: Work 1 sc in every st the entire round.
ROUND 5: Switch to denim blue or brown and work 1 sc in first st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in same st, 2 tr in next st, 1 ch (= top of ear), 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st and 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in each of the next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in same st, 2 tr in next st, 1 ch (= top of ear), 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in same st, 1 sc in last st on round = 50 sts (+ 2 ch). Fasten off.
Work another owl the same way.

EYES:
Worked in the round. Start by making a MAGIC CIRCLE - read explanation above - with denim blue or brown.
ROUND 1: READ CROCHET INFO - Work 6 sc in the magic circle.
ROUND 2: Switch to off white or white and work 2 sc in every sc the entire round = 12 sc.
Work another eye the same way. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten the eyes on the owl. Embroider the beak with mustard or orange as follows: Beg in the mid of the magic circle and sew a stitch down to 2nd round 2 times, and sew from the mid of circle and diagonally down to 1st round on each side of the first stitches; only 1 time on each side.

Then work the owl tog with pistachio or strong yellow. Place the two owls on top of each other, WS against WS, with the beak towards you. Work through both layers as follows: Work 2 sc in ch at the top of ear on the left side. Then work as follows: 1 sc in the next 6 sts, 1 hdc in next st and 1 dc in same st, 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 hdc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, insert 1 marker in the last st and work 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts, 1 hdc in next st and 1 dc in same st, 2 tr in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 hdc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts and work 2 sc in ch (= top of right ear). Fill the owl with some poly stuffing and continue as follows: 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts and finish round with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round = 60 sts. Fasten off.

Work claws in mustard or orange. Beg in the st with marker as follows: * 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in next st, ch 4, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* 1 more time. Fasten off.
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