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Striped Owl
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: L20059 Put both your knitting and crocheting skills to work with this adorable owl. The body is knit with two colors, and the eyes are crocheted. The soft felt beak make this toy child-safe.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 7 in. (18 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-138 Wool-Ease Yarn: Cranberry

Deep, intense red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (A)

620-191 Wool-Ease Yarn: Violet

Rich royal purple


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Note: (B)

620-099 Wool-Ease Yarn: Fisherman

Natural cream


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Estimated Price: $ 2.45
for eyes

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Small amount of black yarn Fiberfill stuffing Small piece of orange felt Sewing needle and orange thread OPTIONAL MATERIALS Small amounts of felt in black and cream for eyes
GAUGE:
24 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1. Owl is worked in one piece, then stuffed and seamed.
2. Eyes are crocheted separately, then sewed on.

If you prefer, cut circles from felt for eyes.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPE PATTERN
Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) work 6 rows with A, then 6 rows with B.



OWL
First Side
With knitting needles and A, cast on 32 sts.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), changing color following Stripe Pattern until 39 rows have been completed.

Note: The last row you work will be a WS row.



Shape Head
Note: Continue to change color following Stripe Pattern.
Row 40 (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 30 sts at the end of this row.
Row 41: Purl.
Row 42: Rep Row 40, Decrease Row - 28 sts.
Change to B.
Rows 43-46: With B, rep Rows 41 and 42 twice - 24 sts at the end of Row 46.
Row 47: Purl.



Shape Ears
Row 48: K1, M1, k6, ssk, k6, k2tog, k to last st, M1, k1 - 24 sts.
Change to A.
Row 49: With A, purl.



Divide for Ears
Row 50: K1, M1, k15, slip these 17 sts to a st holder for right ear and top of head; k7, M1, k1 - 9 sts rem for left ear.



Left Ear
Rows 51-53: Work in St st and Stripe Pattern as established.
Row 54: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 7 sts rem for left ear.
Row 55: With B, purl.
Row 56: Rep Row 54 - 5 sts.
Row 57: Purl.



Begin Second Side
Rows 58 and 59: Work in St st and Stripe Pattern as established.
Row 60: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 7 sts.
Row 61: With A, purl.
Row 62: Rep Row 60 - 9 sts.
Rows 63 and 64: Work in St st and Stripe Pattern as established.
Row 65: Purl, sl these 9 sts to a st holder for left ear.



Right Ear
Sl sts for right ear and top of head from holder back to needle, ready to work a WS row.

With A, p8 and sl back onto holder for top of head; p9 for right ear.
Working on 9 sts for right ear only, rep Rows 52-65 of left ear.

Do not sl sts to holder.



Join First and Second Sides
Row 66: K1, ssk, k6; k 8 sts from holder for top of head; working across sts from holder for left ear, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 sts.
Change to B.
Row 67: Purl.
Row 68: K1, ssk, k5, M1, k8, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 24 sts.
Row 69: Purl.
Row 70: K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 26 sts.
Rows 71 and 72: Rep Rows 69 and 70 - 28 sts at the end of Row 72.

Change to A.
Rows 73-76: With A, rep Rows 69 and 70 twice - 32 sts at the end of Row 76.
Rows 77 and 78: With A, continue in St st.

Change to B.
Rows 79-84: With B, continue in St st.

At the end of Row 84, change to A.
Rows 85-90: With A, continue in St st.

At the end of Row 90, change to B.
Rows 91-114: Rep Rows 79-90 twice.
Bind off.



FINISHING
Outer Eye (make 2)
With crochet hook and C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 12 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 24 sc.
Fasten off.
Inner Eye (make 2)
With crochet hook and black yarn, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Sew Inner Eye to Outer Eye.
Fold Owl in half and sew side and ear seams.
Stuff lightly through opening at bottom.

Shape stuffing with your hands to create the Owl shape, then sew bottom closed.
Sew eyes to Owl.
Cut a triangle from orange felt for beak.

With sewing needle and thread, sew beak between eyes.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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