Free pattern – Sunrise owl coaster US terms

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UK terms can be found here

 

5mm hook (I crochet quite loosely so you may want to go up a size or 2)

 

8 ply yarn in yellow orange red, and a little black for the eyes

 

2 white buttons

 

In colour A ch 2. Into 2nd chain from hook, sc 6 times.

 

Now you are going to crochet in a spiral, so I recommend putting a stitch marker in your last stitch every round to help you keep count.

 

Round 1 – 2 sc in each st around (12 stitches)

 

Round 2 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next st, repeat around (18 stitches)

 

Change to colour b

 

Round 3 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24 stitches)

 

Round 4 –  2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30 stitches)

 

Round 5 – 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36 stitches)

 

Change to colour c

 

Round 6- 2 sc into next st, sc into next 5 stitches, repeat around (42 stitches)

Round 7 – 2 sc into next st, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48 stitches)

 

Row 8 – slip st into next st ch 2 (counts as first hdc) Hdc in next 9 st, ch 1 and turn.

 

Row 7 hdc in all 9 stitches, and hdc in the second ch of your first ch. Break yarn and finish off

 

Turn work, and join yarn with a  slip stitch into the 6th stitch hdc in next st, then dc in next 3 stitches. Break yarn and finish off.

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Turn work and join yarn with a slip stitch into the hdc next to the one you joined your yarn into on the last round. Hdc in next stitch, then dc in next 3 stitches,  break yarn and finish off. This will give you nice pointy ears.

 

Darn in all of your ends, then sew your button on with the black yarn. Embroider a beak with orange yarn, and you’re done!

I recommend blocking to get rid of the slight octagon shape formed by your increases 🙂

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Free pattern – Sunrise owl coaster UK terms

I am part of a Pay It Forward crafting group this year. Basically you pledge to send a handmade gift to the first 5 people who comment on your post. They in turn make the pledge, and send to the first 5 people on their list. I made a folded paper crane garland for one recipient on my list who loves birds, but wanted to add a little something more, and so the sunrise owl coaster was born.

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You can find the pattern in US terms here:

 

5mm hook  ( I am a pretty loose crocheter so you may want to go up a size or 2)

8 ply yarn in orange, red and yellow, plus a small bit if black for the eyes.

2 white buttons for eyes

In colour A ch 2. Into 2nd chain from hook, dc 6 times.

Now you are going to crochet in a spiral, so I recommend putting a stitch marker in your last stitch every round to help you keep count.

Round 1 – 2 dc in each st around (12 stitches)

Round 2 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next st, repeat around (18 stitches)

Change to colour b

Round 3 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 2 stitches repeat around (24 stitches)

Round 4 –  2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 3 stitches, repeat around (30 stitches)

Round 5 – 2 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next 4 stitches, repeat around (36 stitches)

Change to colour c

Round 6- 2 dc into next st, dc into next 5 stitches, repeat around (42 stitches)

Round 7 – 2 dc into next st, dc in next 6 stitches, repeat around (48 stitches)

Row 8 – slip st into next st ch 2 (counts as first htr) Htr in next 9 st, ch 1 and turn.

Row 7 – htr in all 9 stitches, and htr in the second ch of your first ch. Break yarn and finish off

Turn work, and join yarn with a  slip stitch into the 6th stitch htr in next st, then tr in next 3 stitches. Break yarn and finish off.

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Turn work and join yarn with a slip stitch into the dc next to the one you joined your yarn into on the last round. Htr in next stitch, the tr in next 3 stitches,  break yarn and finish off. This will give you nice pointy ears.

Darn in all of your ends, then sew your button on with the black yarn. Embroider a beak with orange yarn, and you’re done!

I recommend blocking to get rid of the slight octagon shape formed by your increases 🙂

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Free pattern – Night watch owl wall hanging US terms

You can find the pattern in UK terms here

 

Photo is taken hung on already existing hooks, I looks better when the top strip is spread out properly

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Materials:

5.00 mm hook

4.5 mm needles OR 4.5 mm hook

Dk yarn:

Less than 100 grams of dark purple

Less than 50 grams of red, blue and yellow

A small amount of black for sewing on the eyes.

9 beads to add weight to your motif chains.

6 small white buttons

Darning  needle

In Dark purple, co 13 stitches. Knit in garter (knit every stitch) till it reaches 60 cms and finish off.

You could also crochet this strip instead, I just like to have some mindless knitting for when I am reading.

For a crocheted strip take a 4.5 mm hook and with the purple yarn chain 11.

R1 sc in second loop from the hook and sc across. (10 stitches)

Continue in sc until the strip reaches 60 cms and finish off.

Slip stitch into one corner of your strip and make a chain 70 cms long and finish it off, tying on one of your beads.

Along the same edge, leave approx 6.5 cms then slip stitch into the fabric again, this time making your chain 35 cms long. Finish off and add a bead.

Continue in this fashion until you have 9 chains, with the last one being made in the opposite corner to the one you started with.

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Now make your motifs.

Little star motif – make 3 blue, 2 red and 2 yellow.

Ch 3 join

R1 sc 5 into ring

R2 sc dc sc in each st around (15 st)

R3 sc 2dc sc in each dc, sl st in each  sc around, finish.

Moon motif -make 3

4.5 mm hook

3 sc into Magic loop pull tight.

R1 ch 1 2 sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

R2 ch 1 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R3 ch 1 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R4 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R5 ch1, sc to end, finish off.

Large moon – make 1

Follow the pattern for the cresent moon,

But do row 4 3 times before doing row 5.

Owl motif – make 2 with blue bellies and red bodies, and one  with a red belly and a blue body.

Ch 2

R1 sc 6 into 2nd loop (place a stitch marker in the 8th stitch, and keep putting it in the last stitch of the round, every round.)

R2 sc in each  st

Join new colour

R3 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch repeat around  (18 stitches)

R4 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch repeat around  (24 stitches)

R5 sc 6 from marker ch1 turn

R6 sc, dc, sl, sl, dc, sc ch1 turn

R7 dc, dc, sc, sc, dc dc finish

Sew on buttons for eyes and embroider a triangle for nose

After sewing in all of you ends, sew your motifs to the chains. You can follow my placement, or come up with your own.

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Free pattern – Night watch owl wall hanging UK Terms

You can find the pattern is US terms here

 

 

(Photo is taken hung on already existing hooks, I looks better when the top strip is spread out properly 🙂

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Materials:

5.00 mm hook

4.5 mm needles OR 4.5 mm hook

Dk yarn:

Less than 100 grams of dark purple

Less than 50 grams of red, blue and yellow

A small amount of black for sewing on the eyes.

9 beads to add weight to your motif chains.

6 small white buttons

Darning  needle

In Dark purple, co 13 stitches. Knit in garter (knit every stitch) till it reaches 60 cms and finish off.

You could also crochet this strip instead, I just like to have some mindless knitting for when I am reading.

For a crocheted strip take a 4.5 mm hook and with the purple yarn chain 11.

R1 dc in second loop from the hook and dc across. (10 stitches)

Continue in dc until the strip reaches 60 cms and finish off.

Slip stitch into one corner of your strip and make a chain 70 cms long and finish it off, tying on one of your beads.

Along the same edge, leave approx 6.5 cms then slip stitch into the fabric again, this time making your chain 35 cms long. Finish off and add a bead.

Continue in this fashion until you have 9 chains, with the last one being made in the opposite corner to the one you started with.

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Now make your motifs.

Little star motif – make 3 blue, 2 red and 2 yellow.

Ch 3 join

R1 Dc 5 into ring

R2 Dc tr dc in each st around (15 st)

R3 Dc 2tr dc in each tr, sl st in each  dc around, finish.

Moon motif -make 3

4.5 mm hook

3 dc into Magic loop pull tight.

R1 ch 1 2 dc in each stitch (6 stitches)

R2 ch 1 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R3 ch 1 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R4 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R5 ch1, dc to end, finish off.

Large moon – make 1

Follow the pattern for the cresent moon,

But do row 4 3 times before doing row 5.

Owl motif – make 2 with blue bellies and red bodies, and one  with a red belly and a blue body.

Ch 2

R1 Dc 6 into 2nd loop (place a stitch marker in the 8th stitch, and keep putting it in the last stitch of the round, every round.)

R2 Dc in each  st

Join new colour

R3 Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (18 stitches)

R4 Dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (24 stitches)

R5 Dc 6 from marker ch1 turn

R6 dc, tr, sl, sl, tr, dc ch1 turn

R7 Tr, tr, dc, dc, tr tr finish

Sew on buttons for eyes and embroider a triangle for nose

After sewing in all of you ends, sew your motifs to the chains. You can follow my placement, or come up with your own.

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As you can tell, I have no future in the digital design field haha, but this gives you an idea of where I have placed the motifs.

Happy crafting 🙂

WIP wednesday

Well today started out fantastically when I woke up to a package from the true blood swap I was in! I have some yummy yummy organic cotton and bamboo fingering weight, some sugar and cream, which I have been dying to try out and lots of other little goodies!

The True blood KAL/CAL started this week, so I have begun crocheting a ripple bag:

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Also I am working on some flowers for my nan for christmas.

And I am working on another pattern, I wont tell you what it is, but I will tell you that it includes this cute little guy:

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