Thursday, 18 December 2014
Free Owl Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern Tutorial
These cute little owl cozies make perfect gifts. They can be made in a variety of fun colours from bright and colourful, to earthy and natural.
- Worsted weight (4) yarn. You'll only need part of a skein for the cozy and really small amounts for the eyes and beak. I like using a thicker worsted weight like Vanna's Choice for the cozy part. I have some random odds and ends of Bernat and Red Heart that I use for the eyes and beak (very small amounts required).
- size 6.5 mm (K10) crochet hook for cozy
- size 4 mm (G6) crochet hook for eyes
- blunt end darning needle
Using the 6.5 mm hook, loosely chain 22, join with a slip stitch to first chain to form a circle, chain 1. You will not be turning your work, but working in a circle.
Round 1: SC in each chain around (21 SC), slip stitch in first SC, chain 1.
Rounds 2 and 3: Repeat row 1
Round 4: *SC in each of the next 6 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat from * around (24 SC), join with a slip stitch to first stitch, chain 1.
Rounds 5 - 7: SC in each stitch around, (24 SC), join with a slip stitch to first stitch. Chain 1.
Round 8: *SC in each of the next 7 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch, repeat from * around (27 SC), join with a slip stitch to first stitch, chain 1.
Rounds 9 and 10: SC in each stitch around (27 SC), join with a slip stitch to first stitch, chain 1.
Round 11: SC in each stitch around (27 SC), join with a slip stitch to first stitch. Finish off. Weave in ends.
I use three different colours for the eyes; a dark brown or black for the pupil, either a lighter brown or blue for the iris and then cream or white.
These will be worked in the round.
Size 4mm hook with dark brown - start with a magic circle, chain 1, 6 sc, join with a slip stitch to first stitch.
Attach next colour (light brown). Chain 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (12 HDC), slip stitch to first HDC.
Attach next colour (cream). Chain 1. *SC in first stitch, 2 SC in next stitch. *Repeat around. (18 SC) Slip stitch to first SC. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to cozy. Weave in and secure all the other ends.
Position the eyes where you would like them on your cozy. I like them bumped up together, about halfway down the cozy. Use long pins to secure them while you're sewing them in place.
I use my darning needle and a small amount of orange yarn to whip stitch a beak after I've secured the eyes in place.
Cut 6 (3 for each ear) strips of the cozy yarn in lengths of about 5.5
inches. Fold three in half and pull through SC on each side of the cozy. Tie into a knot. Trim to even lengths. That's it - you're done!
I'd love to see photos of your finished owls. Feel free to post them on my Facebook page! :)