Saturday, September 22, 2012

Soren the Barn Owl


Here's my beautiful barn owl! I love owls, and was so excited to make this little guy. I read the book Guardians of Ga'hoole and then watched the movie, and then when I learned to crochet I couldn't help but make Soren and some of the other characters. This pattern could also be used to make a normal barn owl.

Soren the Barn Owl
Materials:
G hook
E hook
Cream or white yarn
Light tan yarn
Peach yarn
Grey yarn
8mm black eyes
(optional) White or cream thread


Head/Body (use cream or white yarn, G hook)

1. ch 6 in ring-6
2. 2sc in each st around-12
3. (sc in first st, 2sc in next st) around-18
4. (sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st) around-24
5. sc in each st around-24
6. sc in first 12st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 11st-25
7-11. sc in each sc around-25
12. sc in first 6st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 12st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 5st-27
13-15. sc in each st around-27
16. sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 9st, sk next st, sc in next 3st, sk next st, sc in next 9st, 2sc in last st-27 (BEFORE YOU GO ON, LOOK AT ASSEMBLY!)
17-18. sc in each st around-27
19. sc in first 7st, sk next st, sc in next 11st, sk next st, sc in last 2st-25
20-22. sc in each st around-25
23. sc in first 11st, sk next st, sc in next 5st, sk next st, sc in last 7st-23
24. sc in first 8st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in last 4st-20
25. (sc in next 4st, sk next st) around-16
26. (sc in next 3st, sk next st) around-12
27. (sc in next 2st, sk next st) around-8 slst in beg of next round F/O

Top of Head/Back/Tail (use tan yarn, G hook)

(always sc in 2nd st from hook at beg of each round)

1. ch 6 in ring-6
2. 2sc in each st around-12
3. ch 1, turn, (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) around-18
4. ch 1, turn, (sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st) around-24
5-6. ch 1, turn, sc in next 17st-17
7. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 16st-16
8. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 15st-15
9-12. ch 1, turn,  sc in each st across-15
13. ch 2, turn, sc in next 16st-16
14. ch 2, turn, sc in next 17st-17
15. ch 2, turn, sc in next 18st-18
16. ch 2, turn, sc in next 19st-19
17. ch 1, turn, sc in next 9st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 9st-20
18-21. ch 1, turn, sc in next 20st-20
22. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 19st-19
23. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 18st-18
24. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 8st, sk 1, sc in last 8st-16
25. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 7st, sk 1, sc in last 7st-14
26. (tail starts in this round) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 13st-13
27. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 12st-12
28. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 11st-11
29. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 10st-10
30. (change to grey) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 9st-9
31. (change back to tan) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 8st-8
32. (change to grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 8st-8
33. (change back to tan) ch 1, turn, sc in next 8st-8
34. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 5st, sk next st, sc in last st-6

Left Wing (use tan, grey, and cream yarn, G hook, make 1 tan and grey; and the other cream)

(always sc in 2nd st from hook at beg of each round)

1. ch 6; turn, (FLO) sc across-5
2. ch 2, turn, sc in next 7st-6
3. ch 2, turn, sc in next 7st-7
4-7. ch 1, turn, sc in next 7st-7
8. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 6st-6
9-11. ch 1, turn, sc in next 6st-6
12. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 5st-5
13. (change to grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-5
14. (change back to tan) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 4st-4
15. (change to grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 4st-4
16. (change back to tan) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 3st-3
17. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 2st-2
18. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in last st-1 F/O 

Right Wing (use tan, grey, and cream yarn, G hook,make 1 tan and grey; and the other cream)

(always sc in 2nd st from hook at beg of each round)

1. ch 6; turn, (FLO) sc across-5
2. ch 2, turn, sc in next 7st-6
3. ch 2, turn, sc in next 7st-7
4-7. ch 1, turn, sc in next 7st-7
8. ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st, sk 1, sc in last st-6
9-11. ch 1, turn, sc in next 6st-6
12. ch 1, turn, sc in next 4st, sk 1, sc in last st-5
13. (change to grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-5
14. (change back to tan) ch 1, turn, sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last st-4
15. (change to grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 4st-4
16. ch 1, turn, sc in next 2st, sk 1, sc in last st-3
17. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 2st-2
18. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in last st-1 F/O


Legs (use cream or white and peach yarn, G hook) 

1. ch 4 in ring-4
2. sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-5
3-4. sc in each st around-5
5. (change to peach) BLO- slst in next st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and down, (slst in same st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and down) twice, sc in next st, sk 1, slst in next st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and down, slst in same st, sc in last st F/O

Assembly:
This is where it gets tricky.  Sew with thread or yarn. Before you finish the head/body, (putting the first st in the back) slst or embroidery (I used slst) the heart around his face using tan yarn.  Then embroidery beak just above bottom middle of heart.  Place black 8mm eyes in head a little above beak.  Embroidery tan yarn around eyes.  After all parts are made, sew wings onto sides of head/back/tail.  Sew top of head/back/tail onto head/body.  On top of head/back/tail, sew around to round 26, where tail starts.  Sew across above round 26.  Then sew legs on bottom of body.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.


Soren the character belongs to Kathryn Lasky, but the pattern belongs to me.

 



27 comments:

  1. I was wondering where the directions are for the cream color on the insides of the wings?

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    1. They're the same pattern as the tan wings.

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  2. It says; left wing, make one tan and grey and one cream! Also for right wing.

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    1. Yes, you make one tan and one cream for each side. Then you sew the tan and the cream together.

      (Tan + Cream = One Wing)

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  3. this is beautiful thank u for sharing!

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  4. Great Barn Owl... Looks like Soren!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful pattern.

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  6. I dont understand step 3 it says 12

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    1. Sorry! It should have said 18, not 12.

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  7. Its ok :) i was like no nd started over about 3x lol thanks

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  8. do i carry on doing FLO throughout the whole wing? or only the foundation chain?

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  9. Do you have a FB page ? This is just adorable

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    1. If by FB you mean FaceBook, then no I do not. But I am on Etsy.

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  10. Thank you so very much for sharing such a wonderful pattern, he is magnificent.

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  11. So #1 when it chains 6, 6 thats your first row for the ring, and then you add two stitches two make 12 for row two. Is that technically your first row of stitches?

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    1. When I say 'ch 6 in ring' I mean you put (work) 6sc into the ring (aka-'magic ring'). If you do not know how to make a ring, then you could do ch3, then join to make ring, then sc 6 in ring.

      To sum it all up, you have to have a 6sc circle for the first row of stitches. Then you can move on to the next row.

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  12. He is perfect. I have been searching hi and low for one just like this for my son. He will be in heaven once I have secretly made it for him. Absolutely superb

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  13. I'm not sure what you mean by FLO, I've never seen that instruction on a pattern before. This is absolutely adorable! I have 2 purposes to make them. My daughter LOVES owls, and I am a volunteer on the Owl Creek Reservoir Commission. We are restoring the reservoirs and taking bake nature. I am going to make a few to raffle off at our benefits.

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  14. Never mind my previous comment, I had a brain glitch! lol. I know what FLO means. I can be such a dork at times!
    But I do love this pattern!

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  15. Thank you for posting this pattern. They are amazing.
    This is my first crocheted animal and I'm having trouble with the top of head/back/tail piece. Rounds 1-2 are in the round and then rounds 3-4 say to ch 1 and turn, creating a notch. What is the purpose of this notch? From the pictures included, I can't see it.
    Thanks for your help.

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  16. Basically, what I was doing with steps 3-4, was trying to make it look like the rest of his back and tail. Unfortunately, the only way I could do this was to do the ch 1, turn, which created a little notch. So I just sewed the notch shut so it looked like the other side of his head. Sorry about that!

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  17. From one owl lover to another... There is a live streaming camera that features a great horned owl. Here is the link so you can watch! http://www.ustream.tv/okcowlcam Is there any chance you might come up with a pattern for a Great Horned Owl?

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  18. Thank you! Great horned owls are so beautiful.

    I'm planning on making every type of owl eventually, and the great horned owl is close to the top of the list. I'm trying to get the wings to open and close, but I haven't figured out exactly how I want to do it, yet. I may make Bubo (a great horned owl from Guardians of Ga'hoole) in the meantime, though.

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    1. Your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing and for being so generous! I'm going to try to do the barn owl pattern when I feel a little more confident! God bless you!

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  19. Thank you so kindly. This amigurumi pattern is great and so are you for sharing it! Its pinned at http:///pinterest.com/butterflyfairy2 on -Plushies to Crochet- board.

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  20. Love this pattern ,thanks for taking time to share xxx

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