Owls!

Found a couple of cute owl patterns out of blanket yarn. They are by Repeat Crafter Me. I like the fact that they are smaller projects and a way to use up my left over blanket yarn.

The small one is found here. She used an orange triangle button for the nose but I could not find them..  I found some heart buttons that I thought worked well. She also used a J hook but I used a size larger, K hook.  Blanket yarn is thicker so it is hard for me to use a smaller hook.  I made the owl body with 12 rounds instead of 14. The pattern had you sew everything on before stuffing.  My wings got too far back. It works easier for the to sew those on after stuffing.

I really like how the owl with the heart turned out. It is one of my favorites. Her pattern is here. I also used a K hook instead of a J hook for this one. After Round 6 you do not turn as it states in the pattern.  I had to make the body 20 rounds so the eyes would not cover the heart.

I love finding patterns to use blanket yarn. Repeat Crafter Me’s blog is a great resource to find patterns.  I have three more of hers coming.

Super Soft Owls

I love owls. When I first saw the pattern for this owl, I couldn’t wait to make it. The pattern is by Repeat Crafter Me and you can get it here.

When the pattern came out, it used Bernat Blanket yarn which was new at the time. I fell in love with the yarn and have become slightly obsessed with it.  Most of the patterns out there are for blankets but I prefer to make soft animals and toys out of it.  I am always on the lookout for patterns that this yarn would work well with.

It takes me about 3 1/2 hours to make the owl. This owl (and the interest in it) is what started me selling my crocheting. In 2016 I sold quit a few of the owls. The only way I was able to make so many is I LOVE the yarn. It is so soft.

If you have not used the Bernat Blanket Yarn yet, this is an easy pattern to try it out on. It uses one big skein (10.5 oz) for the body.