Friday, May 10, 2013

Ezylryb the Screech Owl

 
 
 
 Can you believe it, I finally did something!  (I've actually had him done for a while, it just took forever to type it up)
 
As good looking as Ezylryb gets I think he turned out looking- well, like Ezylryb.  But if you are going to make him, you should try to center the face more than I did. 

I like Ezylryb because he has so much more character then any of the other owls.




Materials:
F hook
Redish-Brown Angel Hair yarn (or whatever works)
Grey/Brown Flecked yarn (or whatever works)
Tan yarn
Light grey yarn
Black yarn
Grey yarn
Tan and black felt
Needle and black thread
Green 15mm eyes


Head/Body (use reddish-brown yarn, F 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 first 5st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 13st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 4st-26 
6. sc in first 13st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 12st-27
7-11. sc in each sc around-27
12. sc in first 8st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 12st, 2sc in next st, sc in last 5st-29
13-15. sc in each st around-29
16. sc in first 3st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 8st, sk next st, sc in next 6st, sk next st, sc in next 8st, 2sc in last st-29
17-18. sc in each st around-29
19. sc in first 11st, sk next st, sc in next 11st, sk next st, sc in last 5st-27
20-21. sc in each st around-27
22. sc in next 13st, sk 1, sc in next 5st, sk 1, sc in last 7st-25
23. sc in first 12st, sk next st, sc in next 5st, sk next st, sc in last 6st-23
24. sc in first 9st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in next 4st, sk next st, sc in last 3st-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 redish-brown yarn, grey/brown yarn, make 1 redish-brown and one grey/brown, F hook)  

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


1. ch 7; turn, (FLO) sc across-62. 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.  ch 1, turn, sc in next 6st-6
14.  ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 5st-5
15. ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-5
16. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 4st-4
17. ch 1, turn, sc in next 2st, sc2tog-3
18. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 2st-2
19. ch 1, turn, sc2tog-1 F/O


Right Wing  (use reddish-brown yarn, grey/brown yarn, make 1 reddish-brown and one grey/brown, F hook)

(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. ch 1, turn, sc in next 6st-6

14.  ch 1, turn, sc in next 4st, sk 1, sc in last st-5
15.  ch 1, turn, sc in next 5st-5

16. ch 1, turn, sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last st-4
17. ch 1, turn, sk 1, sc in next 3st-3 F/O
18.  ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog-2
19. ch 1, turn, sc2tog-1 F/O

Ears (use reddish-brown yarn, F hook, make 2)

1. ch 4 in ring-4
2. sc in each st around-4
3. (sc in first st, 2sc in next st) twice-6
4. sc in each st around-6
5. sc in first 2st, 2sc in next st, sc in next 2st, 2sc in last st-8
6-7. sc in each st around-8  F/O

Belly (use grey/brown yarn, F hook)

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

1. ch 9, sc across-8
2. ch 1 sc across-8
3. ch 1, 2sc in first st, sc in next 6st, 2sc in last st-10
4-18. ch 1, sc across-10
19. sc in next 4st, sk 1, sc in last 5st-9
20. sc in next 4st, sk 1, sc in last 4st-8
21. sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last 4st-7
22. sc in next 3st, sk 1, sc in last 3st-6
23. sc in next 2st, sk 1, sc in next 3st-5
24. sc in next 2st, sk 1, sc in next 2st-4
25. sc2tog, twice-2 F/O

Face (use tan yarn, F hook)

1. ch 22, sk 2, hdc in next 7st, sc in next 6st, hdc in last 7st-20
2. ch 1, sc in next 5st, hdc in next st, sk 1, sc in next 6st, sk 1, hdc in next st, sc in last 5st-18
3. ch 1, sc in next 6st, sk 1, sc in next 4st, sk 1, sc in last 6st-16
4. ch 1, sk 1, sc in next 4st, (sc2tog) 4 times, s in next 2st, sc2tog-10
5. ch 1, sk 1, sc in next 2st, (sc2tog) 2 times, sc in next st, sc2tog-6


Legs (use grey/brown and grey yarn, F hook, make 2)

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 grey) 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

Tail (with reddish-brown and grey/brown yarn, F hook)

1. ch 9, sc across-8
2-6. ch 1, sc across-8
7. (change to grey/brown) In BLO, ch1, sc across-8
8-13. ch 1, sc across-8


Taking pictures of Ezylryb was a real challenge.  He kept falling out of the tree.  Once he even slid under a bunch of trees and I couldn't reach him.  He was all beat up and soaked!  So it's almost like he really did go through a war!




Assembly:
Put black felt around eyes then put eyes on face.  Embroidery on eyebrows, beak, and the black around face.  Sew on face, belly, ears, tail, and legs.  Sew wings tog then sew them onto sides. (I crocheted 3 black stripes on both wings and tail. You can add that if you want)  With thread, sew scar on eye lids.



Ezylryb the character belongs to Kathryn Lasky, but the pattern belongs to me







4 comments:

  1. It's Ezylryb!!!! He is my favorite character too! I needle felted him at FeatherFelting.blogspot.com

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  2. wow...so perfect...thanks a lot for your free patterns....I know how much time and efforts are spend behind it and I really appreciate your labour....

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  3. Wonderful creation ... can hardly wait to try it! Does BLO mean back loop only?
    Thanks for your help

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    1. Thanks! Yes, BLO means back loop only.

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