My 2 year old niece loves owls! Any excuse for me to make something! Her mum made her a fab button art picture with me when they came to came to stay.
I wanted to make her a hat, but was told pretty quickly that she doesn’t do hats! Shame – there is a fab owl hat with Repeat Crater Me. But no, so plan B was needed.
So I carried on looking on Sarah’s website, for some other ideas and I found this fab owl pillow!
We don’t have Bernat blanket really in the UK. I found some online at at Amazon (all links on the original post), and ordered it right away. Then I realised it was shipping from the US, so would be a few weeks coming!
It got just after the New Year, and I have to say I’m pretty much smitten with this yarn. I never seen anything like it – and at about £9 a ball, its great value for 300g of yarn!
8.0mm hook, and I was ready to start.
One cold and frosty Sunday morning while the rest of the house slept, circles were made in front of the fire.
And they grew at a surprising rate!
Then I did what I always seem to do, I got so engrossed in crocheting, that I completely forgot to take any more pictures!
The body of the owl was finished in a couple of hours, and only took 1 ball of Bernat blanket. This means I have another one to play with = result!
The eyes I changed slightly, one – because I didn’t have any of the yarn specified, so I used 2 strands of a chunky white yarn scrap I had left over. Two – I didn’t do the HDCs as the outer circle. I just did a plain round of HDC’s again, but increasing every other stitch.
The buttons, I used some great coconut buttons I have already.
Want to see the results? I think a 2 year old will love it!