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Topic: The Owl and The Pussycat - free patterns!  (Read 23399 times)
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« on: November 18, 2010 08:21:55 AM »



After I made some mini witch and wizard amigurumis (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362445.msg4254327#msg4254327), I thought that they might like some little pets, so I came up with a tiny black cat for the witch and a mini snowy owl for the wizard. They're only 1.5" tall so they'd make cute little pocket pets for you too.



Here are the patterns - obviously you can use different colours of yarn for different types of owl or cat.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch or stitches
ss = slipstitch
sc = single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)
dc = double crochet (US), treble crochet (UK)
tog = together
sc2tog = decrease by working two sc together
FLO = work in front loop only
FO = fasten off

General instructions:
Work in rounds unless otherwise stated and do not join rounds unless told to. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of a round - a small piece of different coloured yarn placed under the stitch at the start of the round will do. To start a round, you can use the magic ring method, but I prefer (ch2, work 6 sc into 1st ch). If you work the 6 sc over the tail of yarn as well you can use that to pull the hole tight.

Work through both loops of stitches unless otherwise indicated.

Wizard's Owl



You will need:
Small amount of white yarn.
Small amount of black yarn for beak.
1 Pair of 7.5mm amber safety eyes.
Small amount of stuffing.
3.5mm (E) hook.

Start at top of head:
Round 1: Ch2, work 6 sc into 1st ch - 6 st.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around 12 st.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times - 18 st.
Round 4 - 7: (4 rounds) Sc in each st around 18 st.

Fit eyes between rounds 5 and 6, treating the start of the round as the front of the owl.

Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times 12 st.
Round 9: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times 18 st.
Round 10 - 13: (4 rounds) Sc in each st around 18 st.

Find the stitch in the last round that is exactly in the middle of the back of the owl. Count back 5 stitches along the round (not including the middle stitch) and mark this stitch.

Round 14: Sc in each st around until you get to the marked stitch, [FLO sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 5 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next st], working through both loops again sc in each st to the end of the round 18 st.
Round 15: Sc in each st around (work into the back loops of the st in the previous round that were in FLO) 18 st.
Round 16: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times 12 st.
Round 17: [Sc2tog] 6 times 6 st.
FO, leaving a length of yarn. Using black yarn sew a beak. Stuff and use length yarn to sew up hole at bottom, pulling it tight up through the body to ensure that the owl will sit on a flat surface.


Witch's Cat



You will need:
Small amount of black yarn.
1 Pair of 7.5mm green safety eyes, or green yarn to embroider them.
Small amount of stuffing.
3.5mm (E) hook.

Special stitch instructions:
3 dc pop: popcorn stitch for ears. Work 3 dc into 1 st, take hook out leaving loop, put hook through 1st dc & pull loop through.


Start at top of head:
Round 1: Ch2, work 6 sc into 1st ch - 6 st.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around 12 st.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 3 dc pop in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times - 18 st.
Round 4 - 7: (4 rounds) Sc in each st around 18 st.

Fit eyes between rounds 5 and 6, treating the start of the round as the back of the cat.

Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times 12 st.
Round 9: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times 18 st.
Round 10 - 13: (4 rounds) Sc in each st around 18 st.
Round 14: Sc in each st around until you get to the middle back, [tail: ss in next st, ch 10, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss in next 8 ch, ss back into original st], sc in each st to the end of the round 18 st.
Round 15: Sc in each st around (work into the first ss of the tail, not the second) 18 st.
Round 16: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times 12 st.
Round 17: [Sc2tog] 6 times 6 st.
FO, leaving a length of yarn. Embroider eyes if you haven't used safety eyes. Stuff and use length yarn to sew up hole at bottom, pulling it tight up through the body to ensure that the cat will sit on a flat surface.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010 08:27:10 AM »

These are absolutely adorable!  Thank you for the free patterns--I've been looking for more crocheting projects and now I'm thinking a snowman would make my mom very happy.  Any chance you could create a pattern for one?  Now my gears are turning...

Thank you for the inspiration!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010 08:50:45 AM »

These are wonderfully cute, thanks for the pattern!  I think I have time to whip up a teeny owl for my mom before she goes to see the new Harry Potter movie. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010 08:59:06 AM »

These are absolutely adorable!  Thank you for the free patterns--I've been looking for more crocheting projects and now I'm thinking a snowman would make my mom very happy.  Any chance you could create a pattern for one?  Now my gears are turning...

Thank you for the inspiration!  Smiley
I bet you could turn the owl into a snowman. Just change the color of the eyes and nose, add a scarf and a hat and voila!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010 10:33:11 AM »

These are so cute! I love the little cat Cheesy  Thank you for the patterns!
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010 10:49:57 AM »

I love these! Thanks for sharing your patterns. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010 11:20:51 AM »

Thanks guys, I'm glad you like them!

These are absolutely adorable!  Thank you for the free patterns--I've been looking for more crocheting projects and now I'm thinking a snowman would make my mom very happy.  Any chance you could create a pattern for one?  Now my gears are turning...

Thank you for the inspiration!  Smiley

I did make some tiny snowmen a few years ago, and posted the pattern on here, along with various other things: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213278.msg2291126#msg2291126
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010 12:31:14 PM »

These are amazing! Thank you! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010 02:44:03 PM »

Those are both really cute!!! I like the witch/cat combo they look perfect together. Thanks for the patterns. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010 10:40:13 AM »

Thanks! Have fun making them.
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