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Wise Owl Toy
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 80765AD He's one of the wisest creature in the animal kingdom! This super fun critter makes a great amigurumi toy or decoration. Please note that the eyes are made by crocheting.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 8 in. (20 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-170 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pea Green

Bright yellow-green


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Note: (A)

860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


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860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White

Crisp white


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860-125 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Taupe

Dusty gray-brown


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860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing

INSTRUCTIONS



OWL
BODY
With A, cast on 56 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beg of rnd.


Work in St st in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures 6 in.

(15.5 cm) from beg.


Next Rnd: K2tog, k24, k2tog, place a second marker, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.


Next Rnd: K2tog, k to 2 sts before second marker, k2tog, slip marker, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.


Next 4 Rnds: Knit.


Shape Ears
Note: Ears are worked back and forth in rows on 2 needles.


Row 1: K6, bind off next 12 sts (top of head), k12 sts and slip to a holder, bind off next 12 sts (top of head), k6.


Work back and forth in rows on 12 sts remaining on needles as follows:
*Row 1: Purl.


Row 2: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog-10 sts.


Rep last 2 rows 3 times-4 sts.


Purl 1 row, knit 1 row.


Bind off.

**
Re-join yarn and k across 12 sts on holder.

Rep from * to ** to make second ear.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail into blunt needle, fold ear in half and sew shaped side tog, then seam bound-off sts at top of head tog, sew shaped side of second ear.



BASE
With A, cast on 5 sts.

Work back and forth in rows on 2 needles.


Row 1: Purl.


Row 2: Inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st - 7 sts.


Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 13 sts.


Work in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures about 2 3/4 in.

(7 cm) from beg, end with a purl row.


Next Row: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 11 sts..


Next Row: Purl.


Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Bind off rem 5 sts.



WINGS (make 2)
With A, cast on 4 sts.

Work back and forth in rows on 2 needles.


Row 1: Purl.


Row 2: Inc in first st, k to last st, inc in last st - 6 sts.


Rep last 2 rows 3 more times- 12 sts.


Work in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg.

Bind off.


Fold piece in half, sew shaped sides tog.



BEAK (make 2)
With B, cast on 5 sts.


Work back and forth in rows on 2 needles.


Row 1: Purl.


Row 2: K2tog, k1, k2tog - 3 sts.


Rep last 2 rows once - 1 st.


Fasten off last st.



EYES (make 2)
With C and crochet hook, ch 4.

Sl st in beg ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join with a sl st to top of beg ch.


Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in beg ch - 12 sts.


Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2 - 16 sts.

Fasten off.


Join D with a sl st in any st, ch 1.


Rnd 4: With D, sc in each st around, working loosely so that piece stays flat; join with sl st in beg ch.

Fasten off.



BOW TIE
With E, cast on 16 sts.


Rows 1 and 3: Knit.


Row 2: Purl.


Row 4 (WS): Knit.


Rows 5 and 7: Purl.


Row 6: Knit.


Row 8: Purl.


Rows 9-11: Rep Rows 1-3.


Bind off.


Wrap a length of E around center of Bow Tie.

Knot ends of wrap.


Weave in ends.



FINISHING
Stuff Body firmly with fiberfill and sew on Base.

Sew 2 Beak pieces tog.

Sew Wings, Eyes, Beak and Bow Tie to Body.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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