Monday, 11 November 2013

Crocheted Owl Brooch

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.


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Owl Granny Square Cushion Cover
Owl Granny Square Cushion Cover
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Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

21 comments:

  1. i love this owl pin you did a great job make this! I saw it on craft o maniac. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. your itty bitty owl is adorable :)

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  3. Your owl is super cute! I just started dabbling into crochet amigurumi patterns which also require a really, really small hook. I love the tight stitch it makes and how the yarn really binds to itself to make a completely gapless design. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. I love the look and feel of amigurumi, can be a bit fiddly though but worth it.

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  4. Even though its not an official collaboration, it's nice to see crafters building off of other's ideas :) I think this little pin is adorable and I know a lot of friends who will be receiving one for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I love seeing all the amazing ideas on other craft blogs - it's so inspiring. But I do think it's important to give credit where it is due, which I hope I have done properly here. Repeat Crafter Me is a lovely site with lots of beautiful crochet patterns, I hope everyone pops over to have a look.
      I've given this little fella away as a present already and plan to make a few more soon. They are perfect when you just want to give a little something.

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  5. love, love, LOVE this! Can't wait to give it a go! Thank you :)

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  6. Your owl brooch is lovely and the way you've added the back is so clever. Hope we get to see the finished cushion cover. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, I will show the cushion cover when it's done. My problem is that I get distracted with new ideas so sometimes it's hard to actually finish things. I must get it done for Christmas, it's going to be one of my daughter's presents (It's OK, she knows, I'm not spoiling the surprise here!)

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    1. It's lovely that they have made such a come back! And it's so easy to crochet round things - it's like crochet was invented to make owls!

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  8. What a sweetie, a fabulous fun make.

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  9. This post was featured on Craft Frenzy Friday this week! Come check it out and link up again! http://craftdictator.com/2013/11/21/craft-frenzy-friday-14/

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    1. Thank you so much Cara, I really feels amazing when I see my projects featured. It's a real boost to know people like what I have to share.

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  10. I am making Bookmarks right now, and have been looking for a tiny owl pattern . . . this little guy is PERFECT! Thank YOU!!

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