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Who's Sleepy Owl Afghan
Lion Brand® Hometown USA®
Pattern Number: L32013 This adorable wise owl afghan also makes for a fun playmat!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 36 x 51 in. (91.5 x 129.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

135-302 Hometown USA Yarn: Aspen Tweed

Creamy off-white with flecks of tan and black


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Painterly mix of tan and darkest brown


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Painterly mix of tan, brown, and sage


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True black


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Bright white


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Reddish orange


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Bright true orange


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GAUGE:
6 dc + 4 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). 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:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

sc3tog (sc 3 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 3 times, yarn and draw through all 4 loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Body of Owl is worked in joined rnds around a Foundation Row.

2.

Wings are worked back and forth in rows across each side of Body.

3.

Eyes, Beak, and Feet are worked separately and sewed to Owl.


INSTRUCTIONS



AFGHAN Body With A, ch 38.

Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg ch counts as first dc) and in each ch across - 36 dc.

Note: Rnd 1 is worked all the way around the Foundation Row.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), do not turn, dc in top of last dc of Foundation Row, then work 2 dc around post of same dc; working across opposite side of foundation ch, work 2 dc in each of first 2 ch, dc in next 32 ch, 2 dc in next 2 ch; working across side edge of Foundation Row, work 2 dc around beg ch, then working across top of Foundation Row, work 2 dc in top of same beg ch, then work 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 32 dc, 2 dc in next dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 of this rnd - 84 dc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in next 5 sts, dc in next 36 sts, 2 dc in next 6 sts, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 96 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, dc in next 44 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 104 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, dc in next 48 sts, 2 dc in next 4 sts, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 112 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next 2 sts, place marker in sp between last 2 sets of 2-dc made, dc in next 54 sts, 2 dc in next 2 sts, place marker in sp between last 2 sets of 2-dc made, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 116 dc.

Rnds 6-12: Ch 3, *dc in each st to 1 st before next marker, 2 dc in next 2 sts, move marker to sp between last 2 sets of 2-dc made; rep from * once more, dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 144 dc at the end of Rnd 12.

Do not remove first marker.

Remove 2nd marker.

Fasten off.

Right Wing Note: Right Wing refers to the right hand side of the Owl, when looking at the Owl from the RS.

From RS, draw up a loop of B in dc following marker (first dc of 2nd 2-dc group).

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, (dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st) 10 times; leave rem sts unworked - 62 dc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first st (at base of beg ch-3), 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * across (last 2 dc are worked in top of beg ch) - 75 dc.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, *dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * to last 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in top of beg ch - 87 sts.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, dc in next 32 sts, drop loop from hook but do not fasten off B (enlarge loop to ensure that it does not unravel), join C with sc in next st, sc in each st across.

Fasten off C.

Return dropped loop of B to hook (tighten loop back around hook), sc in each C-colored st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 89 B-colored sts at the end of this row.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 30 sts, dc in next 57 sts, 2 dc in last st - 91 sts.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st, dc in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st - 93 sts at the end of this row.

Drop loop from hook but do not fasten off B.

Enlarge loop to ensure that it does not unravel.

Row 7: From RS, join C with sc in first st, sc in next 67 sts.

Fasten off C.

Return dropped loop of B to hook, sc in each C-colored st across, dc in each B-colored st to last st, 2 dc in last st - 94 B-colored sts at the end of this row.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 29 sts; leave rem sts unworked.

Fasten off.

Left Wing From WS, draw up a loop of B in dc following marker.

Remove marker.

Work Rows 1-8 same as for right wing.Fasten off.



LEFT EYE With D, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this rnd and in all following rnds), work 9 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 10 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 20 dc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 30 dc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 4: From RS, draw up a loop of E in same st as joining, ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 40 dc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 5: From RS, draw up a loop of B in same st as joining, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 50 dc.

Do not fasten off.

Horn Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), dc in next 6 sts; leave rem sts unworked - 7 dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first st (increase made), dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog (decrease made), dc in top of beg ch - 7 dc at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Horn Edging Row 1 (RS): From RS, join C with sc in 9th st on Eye before Row 1 of horn, sc in next 8 sts; work 9 sc evenly spaced up side edge of horn; working across sts of last row of horn, sk first st, dc in next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, dtr in last 2 sts - 24 sts.

Row 2:Ch 1, turn, sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 17 sts - 25 sts.

Fasten off.



RIGHT EYE Make same as Left Eye to horn.

Horn Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts; leave rem sts unworked - 7 dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog (decrease made), dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in top of beg ch (increase made) - 7 dc at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Horn Edging Row 1 (RS): From RS, draw up a loop of C in last st of Row 4 of horn, ch 5 (counts as dtr), dtr in next st, tr in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, sk last st; work 9 sc evenly spaced down side edge of horn, sc in next 9 sts of Right Eye - 24 sts.

Row 2:Ch 1, turn, sc in first 17 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 6 sc - 25 sts.

Fasten off.



BEAK With G, ch 15.

Row 1:Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next 2 ch, dtr in next 2 ch, tr in next 2 ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch **, (sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc) in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * to **, sc in last ch.

Fasten off.



FEET (make 2) Claws (make 3 for each foot) With F, ch 4.

Row 1: Work 2 dc in 4th ch (beg ch counts as first dc) from hook - 3 dc.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, dc in first st (increase made), dc in next st, 2 dc in top of beg ch - 5 dc at the end of this row.

Fasten off first 2 claws.

Do not proceed to Row 3 until 3rd claw is complete.

Do not fasten off 3rd claw.

Row 3 (Joining Row): Ch 3, turn, working across sts of last row of 3rd claw, dc2tog, dc in next st, dc in top of beg ch; working over sts of last row of 2nd claw, dc in next 5 sts; working over sts of first claw, dc in first 3 sts, dc2tog - 13 dc at the end of this row.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in top of beg ch - 9 dc.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc3tog, dc2tog, dc in top of beg ch - 5 dc.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc3tog, sc in top of beg ch - 3 sc.

Row 7:Ch 1, turn, sc3tog.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew Eyes to top of Owl Body, with base of horns at edge of Body.

Sew Beak between Eyes.

Sew Feet to Body.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
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ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dtr = double treble (triple) crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side


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