Saturday, February 23, 2013

Boron the Snowy Owl




I may have finished making the band, but I'm not done yet!  Here is Boron, King of the Ga'hoole tree.  He is one of the easiest owls I have made so far, but I really like how he turned out.

You can also use this pattern to make Queen Baran. (she has more black spots)

Materials:
I hook
White yarn
Black yarn
9mm eyes
Yellow felt
Black felt
White thread and Needle



Head/Body (use white yarn, I hook)

1. ch 6 in ring-6
2. 2sc in each st around-12
3. (sc in first st, 2sc in next st) around-12
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
17-18. sc in each st around-27(Be sure to take a look at assembly before finishing)
19. sc in first 10st, sk next st, sc in next 11st, sk next st, sc in last 4st-25
20-22. sc in each st around-25
23. sc in first 12st, sk next st, sc in next 5st, sk next st, sc in last 6st-23
24. BLO in next 7st, sc in first 2st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in next 2st, BLO in last st-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


Left Wing (use white yarn, I hook, make 2)

(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. ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-5
14. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 4st-4
15. ch 1, turn, sc in next 4st-4
16. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 3st-3
17. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 2st-2 F/O


Right Wing (use white yarn, I hook, make 2)

(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. ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-5
14. ch 1, turn, sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last st-4
15. 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 F/O



Tail (use white yarn, I hook)

1-6. In FLs from Head/Body (Rnd 24), sc 8st, ch 1, turn-8
7. ch 1, sk 1, slst in next 5st, sk 1, slst in last st-6 


Legs (use white yarn, I hook, make two)
1. ch 6 in ring-6
2. sc in each sc around-6
3. sc in next 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-7
4-5. sc in each st around-7
6. (sc in next st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch and down) 3 times, sc in next st, do ( to ), sc in last 2st- F/O


Assembly:
Place yellow felt around eyes and black felt behind that.  Put eyes in front of face.  Embroidery eye brows with white yarn.  Embroidery black beak.  Slst pair of wings tog.  Embroidery black spots in wings and body.  Sew wings on sides of body and legs on bottom.
Boron the character belongs to Kathryn Lasky, but the pattern belongs to me
 
P.S. The pictures don't do him justice; and I will get pictures of him outside.

11 comments:

  1. He is really great... Can not wait until you post Ezylryb!

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  2. Sorry but i had to type here to say this.After seeing the vote bar on the side of the page i can tell you,you are not crocheting inside-out but i think your just left handed which means when you finish your work you have to turn it inside out to the the look of a right handed stitch.I know this doesn't really affect 2d patterns but when working in the round it is important to remember.

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  3. for me,he is "Hedwig" from Harry potter :) love your pattern and amigurumi ..........

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  4. Great Patterns, all of them are so cute!

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Grz Willemina Meijer.

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  5. how tall did this one turn out?

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    1. He is about 8in high.

      P.S. Sorry it took so long to reply!

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  6. BLO???? What dose that mean

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  7. 1. ch 6; turn, (FLO) sc across-5
    2. ch 2, turn, sc in next 7st-6
    How am I supposed to sc in 7 st when there are only 5 from the row before? And then it says I will end with 6? Is this some sort of typo or am I doing something wrong?
    Also curious why you sskipped stitches instead of doing a sc dec? Does it make a difference in the shape?

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    1. My interpretation was typo. I'm thinking it's supposed to be chain 8, sc across (7), then sc 7 (7).

      As for the FLO...I was wondering that myself. The only thing that I could think of was FLO = don't crochet in the back bumps of the chain...but I only ever crochet in the back bumps when someone notes it in the pattern.

      And, I can think of no reason in the world why you would want to skip a stitch instead of decreasing, so I modified that part.

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  8. Also, how do you st in flo on a ch?

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