Mini owl applique




Owls are fun and adorable. They are nice addition to any hats, bags, garments or even keyrings. They are fast to make and can use any scrap yarn.

This crocheted owl measures just 3 cm/1.25 in and is made with 3mm crochet hook.






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This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Yarn: Does not matter for this project. I used 100% cotton from Drops.
Hook size: 3mm (C or D) (hook size conversion chart). You may use any yarn and suitable hook. 
Stitches used: sc, mc
Finished size: 3cm/1.25in
Colors used: yellow, green, brown, salmon (very small amount for beak only, any red will be ok too).





Note: You will need something for eyes - small buttons, amigurumi eyes or some eyes for crafting.
I have used eyes for crafting with glue at the back.

Abbreviations:
mc - magic circle
sc - single crochet
ss - slip stitch
hdc - half double crochet




Pattern:
Start with yellow. In mc sc 6, end with ss.

Join green and ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in each of the next st, end with ss in ch 1 (12 st).

Join brown and ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * - * till the end of the round.
Continue with brown - ch 3 and ss in the next st, ss in the next 2 st, ch 3, ss in the next st. Ears are done. Cut the yarn.

Skip one st from the last worked stitch and join yellow, work one ss, then sc in next st, one hdc in next st. One wing is made. Now make the second one the same way on the opposite side.

With small amount of yellow and tapestry needle make the legs.
Then put the eyes (or sew them if you use buttons) and sew beak below with tapestry needle.

The picture below shows how to make the beak with the needle.



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Textured shells




This is an easy stitch which adds texture and some lacy look to the crochet projects. It works up fast and is perfect for scarves and garments.







This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Stitches used: ch, sc, dc, bpdc 

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet



Notes: shell = 3 dc in the same stitch


Stitch pattern:

Ch any number of multiple of 3 + 4.

Row 1: Work 3dc in the 5th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, 3 dc in the 3rd chain(shell made) *, repeat * - * till 2 ch are left. Skip one ch and dc in the last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, bpdc in the post of the second(middle) stitch from the shell on the previous row, * ch 2, bpdc in the post of the second st from the shell on the previous row *, repeat * - * till the last shell on the row, then ch 1 and sc in the last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, skip the 2 ch, 3 dc in next st(shell made), * skip the ch 2, work 3 dc in next st *, repeat * - * till only 2 st are left. Skip the ch 1 from the previous row and dc in the last st. Turn.

Repeat row 2 and row 3 for pattern.

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