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.

Supplies: 

- 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
- scissors

Directions: 

Cozy:
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.

Eyes:
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.

Beak:
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.

Ear Tufts: 
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! :)

7 comments:

  1. This is so adorable. I made one, but I didn't have and good, matching colors so it wasn't as cute as yours. I made it in close to 15mins , so easy too. Loved it, and I will probably make a lot more!!!

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  2. Thank You for sharing your pattern! Where do you get the insert? I'd love to have those for my gifts.

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  3. Thank You for sharing your pattern! Where do you get the insert? I'd love to have those for my gifts.

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    1. Hi Denyse,
      I just did a Google image search for a coffee cup and added my name and other info in Paint. I hope that helps!

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  4. Hi Leanne, Thank you very much for sharing the adorable patterns. I am beginning to crochet, and they are very clear and concise (yay)! Can't wait to make a couple of owl cozies for some friends at work. Happy Holidays! P.S. No pop-ups or advertisements - super yay! :)

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    2. Hi Maggie, I'm glad that you found the directions easy to follow! I haven't done any crocheting in a while and I miss it. It might be time to start hooking again, ha ha. ;)

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