Before I start I just want to make it very clear - this is not my pattern, it comes from Repeat Crafter Me. I have just used their pattern in a different way, which you might like to try.
I found and pinned this owl granny square crochet pattern from Repeat Crafter Me a while ago on my "Things I want to make one day" board. Its just SOOOO Cute.
I'm in the middle of making a cushion cover using the pattern. I was finding picking up the stitches on the back of the Owl a bit fiddly, so I was using a much smaller hook, which worked a treat. But then I got distracted - I was holding the smaller hook and looking at the pattern and next thing I knew I'd made this little cutie!
Do you want to make one? (why wouldn't you - he's so cute)
Follow Sarah's pattern from Repeat Crafter Me from here until you've made the Owl but use a hook that's much too small. My wool is DK (worsted) and hook 3mm.
Once I had sewed the eyes on (I used beads for middles as I didn't have buttons small enough) and embroidered the beak & feet, the back was looking a bit messy.
I followed the pattern again, in one colour up the the point where you would start the ears. So I had a little circle the same size as my owl.
I just stitched the two pieces together making sure all the messy ends were tucked in. I only caught the back of the edge stitches from the actual owl so I wouldn't spoil the look of the front and made my stitches as little and neat as I could.
To finish I stitched on a pin. I happened to have this one in my sewing box (I think it dropped off something else, have I mentioned that I never throw anything away!) A regular safety pin would work just as well.