Saturday, February 2, 2013

Twilight the Great Grey Owl






Here is Twilight!  He's not the reason I called my blog Great Grey Crochet; I just like great grey owls.  Though, he is one of my most favorite characters.

I didn't think it could get much harder then Digger, but I think Twilight is a lot more difficult.  His basic form is very simple, but embroidering his feathers isn't so simple.  So have Fun! ; )

Thus ends the making of the band! (Soren, Gylfie, Digger, and Twilight)

Materials:
H hook
Light Grey yarn
Very Dark Grey yarn
White yarn
Yellow yarn
Black or Grey thread and needle
Plastic needle (optional, but I would consider using one!)
Yellow felt


Head/Body (use Light Grey yarn,H 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 7st, 2sc in next st, (sc in next 4st, 2sc in next st) twice, sc in last 6st-27
7-16. sc in each st around-27
17. sc in next 7st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 16 st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 2st-29
18-20. s in each st around-29
21. sc in first 12st, sk 1, sc in next 8st, sk 1, sc in last 7st-27
22-25. sc in each st around-27
26. sc in next 12st, sk1, sc in next 8st, sk 1, sc in last 5st-25
27-28. sc in each st around-25
29. (sc in next 3st, sc2tog) around-20
30. BLO- (sc in next 2st, sc2tog) twice, Both Loops- (sc in next 2st, sc2tog) around-15
31. (sc in next st, sc2tog) around-10
32. (sc2tog) around-5  F/O


Left Wing (use Light Grey and Very Dark Grey yarn, H hook, make one Light Grey; and the other Light Grey and Very Dark Grey)

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

1. ch 7; turn, (FLO) sc across-6
2. ch 2, turn, sc in next 7st-7
3. ch 2, turn, sc in next 8st-8
4-7. ch 1, turn, sc in next 8st-8
8. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 7st-7
9-11. ch 1, turn, sc in next 7st-7
12. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 6st-6
13. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 6st-6
14. (change back to light grey) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 5st-5
15. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-5
16. (change back to light grey) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 4st-4
17. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog-3
18. (change back to light grey) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 2st-2
19. ch 1, turn, sc2tog-1  F/O


Right Wing (use Light Grey and Very Dark Grey yarn, H hook, make one Light Grey; and the other Light Grey and Very Dark Grey)

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

1. ch 7; turn, (FLO) sc across-6
2. ch 2, turn, sc in next 7st-7
3. ch 2, turn, sc in next 8st-8
4-7. ch 1, turn, sc in next 8st-8
8. ch 1, turn, sc in next 6st, sk 1, sc in last st-7
9-11. ch 1, turn, sc in next 7st-7
12. ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st, sk 1, sc in last st-6
13. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 6st-614. (change back to light grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 4st, sk 1, sc in last st-5
15. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-516. (change back to light grey)ch 1, turn, sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last st-4
17. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 3st-3 F/O
18. (change back to light grey) ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog-2
19. ch 1, turn, sc2tog-1  F/O

Tail (use Light Grey and Very Dark Grey yarn, H hook)

1-2. In FL from round 30. on Head/Body, sc across-8
3. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, sc across-8
4. (change back to light grey) ch 1, sc across-8
5. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, sc across-8
6. (change back to light grey) ch 1, sc across-8
7. (change to very dark grey) ch 1, sc across-8
8. ch 1, sk 1, slst in next 5st, sk 1, slst in last st-6  F/O

Legs (use Light Grey yarn,H hook, make 2)

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
4-6. sc in each st around-7
7. (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:
Get ready.  Embroidery circle on face with very dark grey.  Embroidery yellow beak.  Use the black thread and needle to embroidery rings on face. (You my want to use yarn instead of thread, because it looks a little funny)  Embroidery white eye brows and beard.  Place yellow felt around eyes and put them in face.  Embroidery stripes in Head/Body and Wings with very dark grey yarn.  Slst tog wings and sew them onto sides of Head/Body.  Sew legs onto bottom.   

I'm not completely satisfied with him and plan to make a better looking Twilight soon.  And I will get pictures of him outside.  

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

4 comments:

  1. He is very nice. I will needle felt him for you... eventually.

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  2. hello! how tall did he turn out? :) i would like to make one and would like for him (Errol to me) to be around the same height as my 10-inch Hedwig. :D thanks! this is lovely!

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    1. Hi! He is almost 8in, so I guess you would need to use a bigger hook size and/or thicker yarn if you wanted him to be bigger. Sorry it took me so long to reply!

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