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 7st-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.

 



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kowalski the Penguin


This is one of my favorite characters in the Penguins of Madagascar.  I am planning on making the other penguins sometime in the future. 

Note: This pattern will actually make Kowalski have a longer body then he does in the pictures.

Kowalski

Materials:
G hook
Black yarn
White yarn
Orange yarn
Google eyes
(optional) Light Blue marker or paint
Sewing needle and white and black thread (recommended)
Any glue that works on yarn

Head/Body (use black yarn)

1. ch 8 in ring-8
2. 2sc in each st around-16
3-4. sc in each st around-16
5. (sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st) 4 times-20
6-11. sc in each st around-20
12. sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 4st-23
13. sc in each st around-23
14. sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 10st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 5st-25
15-17. sc in each sc around-25
18. sc in nest 7st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 10st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 6st-27
19-22. sc in each st around-27
23. sc in next 13st, sk next st, sc in last 13st-26
24. sc in next 8st, sk next st, sc in next 9st, sk next st, sc in last 7st-24
25. sc in next 8st, sk next st, sc in next 7st, sk next st, sc in last 7st-22
26. sc in each sc around-22
27. sc in next 11st, sk next st, sc in last 10st-21
28. sc in next 6st, sk next st, sc in next 3st, sk next st, sc in next 3st, sk next st, sc in last 6st-18
29. (sc in next 2st, sk next st) around-12
30. (sc in next st, sk next st) around-6  sc in first st of next round-F/O

Face/Belly (use white yarn)

1. ch 11-FLO- sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, sk next ch, dc in next ch, slst in next 2chs, dc in next ch, sk next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, ch 1
2. sc in 2nd st from hook and across, ch 3
3. sc in 2nd st from hook and across to last st, slst in last st, ch 3
4. sc in 2nd st from hook and across to last 2st, slst in last 2st, ch 1
5. sc in 2nd st from hook and across, ch 1
6. sc in 3rd st from hook and in next st, ch 7, sk 6, sc in last 2st, ch 1
7. sc across to last st, ch 1 (FLO in chs)
8. sc in 3rd st from hook and in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last 4st, ch 1
9-10. sc in 2nd st from hook and across, ch 1
11. sc in 2nd st from hook and across, ch 2
12. sc in 2nd st from hook and across to last st, slst in last st, ch 2
13-15. sc in 2nd st from hook and across, ch 1 (ch 2 at end of round 15)
16. sc in 2nd st from hook and across to last st, slst in last st, ch 2
17-19. sc in 2nd st from hook and across, ch 1(ch 2 at end of round 19)
20.  sc in 2nd st from hook and across to last st, slst in last st, ch 2
21-25. sc in 2nd st from hook and across, ch 1
26. sc in 2nd st from hook and next 4st, sk 1, sc in last 4st, ch 1
27. sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3st, sk 1, sc in last 3st, ch 1
28. sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2st, sk 1, sc in last 2st, ch 1
29. sc in 2nd ch from hook and next st, sk 1, sc in last st- F/O

Feet (use orange yarn, make 2)     

1. ch 8 in ring-8
2. sc in next st, slst in next 2st, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, slst in same st, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, slst in next st, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sc in next st, slst in next 2st- F/O leave long tail

Flipper (use black yarn, make 2)

1. ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 chs, hdc in last chs- F/O

Beak (use orange yarn)

1. ch 4 in ring-4
2. sc in each st around-4
3. sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in last st-6
4. sc in first st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-8
5. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 3st2sc in next st, sc in next st-10
6. sc in next 3st, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in same st, slst in next 2st, ch 2, slst in next 2st, sc in next st, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook and same st- F/O

Assembly:
(Sew all parts together with yarn and/or thread)  Paint or draw blue on the edge of google eyes. Sew face/belly on front of head/body.  Sew beak on gap in face.  Sew feet on bottom.  Sew flippers on sides.  Glue eyes above beak.  If you're having trouble, feel free to ask me.

This is my pattern, but Kowalski the character belongs to Dreamworks. 








Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax


I watched the new movie a few weeks ago, and just decided to make him because he looked so easy to make.

The Lorax

Materials:
G hook
H hook
Orange yarn
Yellow yarn
Google eyes

Head/Body (with orange yarn, H hook)

1. ch 8 in ring-8
2. 2sc in each st around-16
3-5. sc in each st around-16
6. sc in next 8st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 7st-17
7. sc in next 9st, ch 4, slst in 2nd ch from hook and down, sc in last 8st-17
8. sc in first 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4st, put hook through tip of chs (his nose) sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 3st-19
9. sc in each sc around-19
10. sc in next 10st, sk next st, sc in last 8st-21
11. sc in next 6st, (ch 13, FLO-sc in 2nd ch from hook and next  2 chs, slst in next 8chs, sc in last ch, sc in same st as ched) sc in next 9st, do from ( to ) only in BLO, sc in last 4st-20
12. sc in each st around-20
13. sc in first 11st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 8st-21
14-16. sc in each sc around-21
17. sc in next 6st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in last 4st-18
18. sc in first st, sk next st, sc in last 16st-17
19. sc in first st, sk next st, sc in next 3st, (sk next st, sc in next 3st) twice-13
20. sk first st, sc in next 6st, sk next 6st, (in the little 6st circle you just made, sc around-6-sc in next 3st, ch 5, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, sc in next st,sk next st, sc in next st)- F/O do ( to ) for other leg (6st circle)

Mustache (with yellow yarn, G hook)

1. ch 18, slst in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc in next 13 chs, slst in last 2 chs
2. ch 1, turn, slst in BLO of next 2 slst, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in same st, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in same st, sc in next 4st, slst in next st, sc in next 4st, ch 3, sc in same st, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in same st, slst in next st-F/O



Eyebrows (with yellow yarn, G hook, make 2)

1. ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs-F/O

Assembly:
Sew mustache below the nose and the eyebrows near top of head.  Glue google eyes below eyebrows.




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Turtle


This turtle was a gift to my aunt.  He isn't that difficult, but it gets a little tricky when you sew him together.

So, here he is-


Materials:
G hook
Camo yarn
Light green
Tan yarn
8mm black eyes
Stuffing

Head (use light green yarn)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2. sc in each st around-5
3. 2sc in each st around-10 
4. sc in each st around-10
5. (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) around-15
6-7. sc in each st around-15
8. sc around to last 5st, sk next st, sc in last 4st-14
9. sc in first 3st, sk next st, sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 3st-14
10. sc in first st, sk next st, sc in next 2st, sk next st, sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sk next st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 3st-13
11. sc in first st, dc in next st, sk next st, dc in next st, sc around-12
12. dc in next 2st, sk next st, dc in next 2st, sc around-11
13. (sk first st, sc in next st) around to last st, slst last st-6 F/O

Top of Shell (use camo yarn)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2. 2sc in each st around-10
3. (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) around-15
4. (sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st) around-20
5. (sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st) around-25
6. (sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st) around-30
7. (sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st) around-35
8-13. sc in each sc around-35
14. ch 2, sk 2, sc in next 2st, ch 3, sk 3, sc in next 4st, (ch 3, sk 3, sc in next 3st) twice, ch 3, sk 3, sc in next 4st, ch 3, sk 3, sc in last 2st-35 F/O

Legs (make 4 with light green yarn)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2. 2sc in each st around-10
3-6. sc in each st around-10
7. (sc in next st, sk next st) around-7 F/O

Tail (use light green yarn)

1. ch 3 in ring
2-4. sc in each sc around F/O

Bottom of Shell

1-7. Do same as top of shell- F/O

Assembly:
Place eyes in head.  (the head should point up when you sew it on)  Stuff all parts.  Sew bottom of shell to top of shell.  Sew tail into little (sk 2) hole in top shell.  Then sew head and legs into the other holes.


Monday, September 3, 2012

American Eagle


Well, here's an American Eagle plushie that turned out OK.  Some people have told me it looks like a seagull, but I think it might look more like an eagle if you put the beak a little farther up on its head.  I'm sorry that it's missing a toe and doesn't have claws, but I had to hurry and didn't have time for all the details.

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


American Eagle

Materials:
F hook
Super Saver red, white, blue, and yellow yarn
Black felt
Any eyes that look good (I used special mounting eyes)

Head and Body (starting with white yarn):

1. ch 8 in ring-8
2. 2sc in each st around-16
3. sc in each st around-16
4. (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) around-24
5-6. sc in each st around-24
7. sc next in 10st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 10st-26
8. sc in next 10 st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 10st-28
9. sc in each sc around-28
10. sc in next 10st, sc2tog, sc in next 4st, sc2tog, sc in last 10st-26
11. sc in next 10 st,sc2tog, sc in next 2st, sc2tog, sc in last 10st-24
12. sc in next 11st, sk next st, sc in last 12st-23
13. sc in next 22st, sk last st-22
14. sc in each st around-22
15. sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 3st-25 F/O
16. with red, (BLO) sc in each st around-25
17. sc in next 9st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 5st, 2sc in next sc, sc in last 9st-27
18-19. with white, (BLO in round 18) sc in each st around-27
20. with red, (BLO) sc in each st around-27
21. 2sc in first st, sc in next 12st, sk next st, sc in last 13st-27
22-23. with white, (BLO in round 22) sc in each st around-27
24. with red, (BLO) sc in each sc around-27
25. sc in next 13st, sk next st, sc in last 13st-26
26. with white, (BLO) sc in each sc around-26
27. 2sc in first st, sc in next 8st,sk next st, sc in next 3st, sk next st, sc in next 3st, sk next st, sc in last 8st-24
28. with red, (BLO) sc in each sc around-24
29. sc in next 5st, (sc2tog, sc in next 2st) 4 times, sc in last 3st-20
30. with white (BLO) sc in next 10sc, sk next 10st, (You are creating a leg) [sc in first 2st of first leg, (sc2tog, sc in next 2st) twice-8 F/O]  Do [ to ] in sk 10st for other leg. 
31. (leg) with yellow, (BLO) sc in each st around, (shaping toes) sc2tog, ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and down, slst in same st as ch,sc in next 2st, ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and down, slst in same st as ch, sc2tog, ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and down, sc in last sc. F/O Do the same for other leg.

Beak (use yellow yarn)

1. ch 5 in ring-5
2. sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-7
3. sc in each st around-7
4. sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 3st-8
5. sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in last st-10 
6. sc in next 2st, 2sc in last st, sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-12
7. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 6st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-14
8. sc in next 3st,  FLO (ch 5, slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2chs, hdc in next ch) sc in next 7st, do ( to ) only in BLO, sc in last 2st. F/O Leave long tail.

Wings (make 2 with blue yarn and 2 with white yarn)

1. ch 8 in ring-8
2. 2sc in each st around-16
3. sc in first st, (hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st) 3 times, hdc in next st, (sc in next st, 2sc in next st) 4 times-23
4. sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, (dc in next 2st, 2dc in next st) twice, sc in next st, 2sc in next st, (sc in next 2st, 2st in next st) 4 times
5. sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, dc in next 3st, 2dc in next 2st, dc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 18st
6. Do this round on blue wings only with white yarn. FLO-On 8th st from beg, 2sc in first st, 2hdc in next st, 2dc in next 3st, 2hdc in next st, 2sc in next st- F/O

Tail

ch 8,
1-20. sc across, ch 1- F/O

Assembly:
Sew beak (with yarn or thread) onto the lump on the front of the face.  Cut small piece of black fabric and place behind the eye.  Place eye next to top of beak on face, then embroider the yellow yarn around eye.  Embroider white yarn on top of eye to make it look more like an eagle.  Sew blue and white wings together, and then sew them onto sides of body.  Sew tail on back just above beg of leg.