Willow Owl Bat Pattern by DivineDebris.com
Willow Owl Bat Pattern by DivineDebris.com

You can purchase an ad-free downloadable pdf of this pattern in my Ravelry shop for $.50.

 

Materials:

  • Worsted weight/ size #4 yarn
    • 2.5 oz/ 130 yds
    • 2 – 3 colors
  • US G (4.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Pipe cleaners (for wings)
  • Yarn needle
  • Ami stuffing
  • Puffy paint (optional)
  • Buttons (optional)

Gauge:Ravelry link

  • 4.5” x 4.5” = 19 dcs x 9 rows

Terms/stitches used:

  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • spike sc: spike single crochet
  • sc2tog: sc two scs together
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in 6 pieces – main body, 2 eyes, 2 wings, and the beak.
  • The main body is worked from the base (which is back and forth) and the you work around the piece and up in the round, with a slip st into the first st.
  • The eyes are worked in the round with a slip st into the first st.
  • The wings are worked back and forth, with a turn at the beginning/ end of the row.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • For the wings, you crochet around the pipe cleaners and leave space on the edge, where you will stick the finished wing into the body of the ow-bat. There are photos below that might help this make sense.
  • Color A is black, color B is orange, and color C is white in the owl in the photo.
  • For the spike sc rows, you will work into the row below your current row.
  • You don’t have to fasten off between color changes in the main body (unless you want to), and just drop the yarn and pick it back up when you need it.
  • You’ll need to know how to create a slip knot on your hook for this pattern.

Finished product dimensions:

  • Height: 7” – 8”
  • Width: 6.5” – 7” (body only), 13” – 13.5” (with wings)

Pattern Instructions:

– Main Body –

– Base –

Row 1: A: Ch 15, sc into second ch from the hook and across – 14 scs
Rows 2- 4: Turn, ch 1, sc into the next 14 sts – 14 scs
(For the next row you will work all the way around the rectangle you just created)
Row 5: Turn, ch 1, sc into first st, sc twice into next st, *sc into next st, sc twice into next st* repeat from * to * 5 more times, rotate the whole piece 90° and work down the row edges, sc into the next st, sc twice into next st, sc into next st, sc twice into next st, rotate the whole piece 90° and work along the other side of the original ch row, sc into the next st, sc twice into next st,* sc into next st, sc twice into next st* repeat from * to * 5 more times, rotate the whole piece 90° and work along the row edges, sc into the next st, sc twice into next st, sc into next st, sc twice into the next st, slip st into first st – 54 scs

– Body/ Sides –

Rows 6 – 14: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 53 sts, slip st into first st – 54 scs
Row 15: Ch 1, sc into same st as join and next 6 sts, sc2tog next 2 sts, *sc into next 7 sts, sc2tog next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 48 scs
Row 16: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 47 sts, slip st into first st – 48 scs
Row 17: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, spike sc around next st *sc into next st, spike sc around next st,* repeat from * to * 22 more times, slip st into first st – 24 scs, 24 spike scs
Row 18: Ch 1, spike sc around the same st as join, sc into next st, *spike sc around next st, sc into next st,* repeat from * to * 22 more times, slip st into first st – 24 spike scs, 24 scs
Row 19: A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, spike sc around next st, *sc into next st, spike sc around next st,* repeat from * to * 22 more times, slip st into first st – 24 scs, 24 spike scs
Rows 20 – 22: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 47 sts, slip st into first st – 48 scs
Row 23: Ch 1, sc into same st a join and next 5 sts, sc2tog next 2 sts, *sc into next 6 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts, * repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into first st – 42 scs
Row 24: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 41 sts, slip st into first st – 42 scs
Rows 25 – 27: repeat rows 17 – 19 (including color changes)
Rows 28 – 29: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 41 sts, slip st into first st – 42 scs
Row 30: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into next 4 sts, sc2tog next 2 sts, *sc into next 5 sts, sc2tog next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into first st – 36 sts
Rows 31 – 34: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 35 sts, slip st into first st – 36 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

– Seaming/ closing –
With color A, create a slip knot on your hook and fold your ami in half (so that it lines up with the base), sc into both sts across the opening. Make sure to stuff your ami before you close it all the way.
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

– Eyes –

Note: row 5 is different for the right and left eyes.
Row 1: C: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into circle, slip st into first st – 6 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join and sc twice into the next 11 sts, slip st into the first st – 12 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc twice into next st, *sc into next st, sc twice into next st* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 18 scs
Row 4: B: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and the next st, sc twice into next st, *sc into next 2 sts, sc twice into next st,* repeat from repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st – 24 scs
(Right eye) Row 5: ch 1, sc into same st as join and next 4 sts, hdc into next st, dc twice into next st, dc & tr twice into next st, picot, tr twice into next st, dc into next 2 sts, hdc into next 2 sts, sc into next 11 sts – 16 scs, 3 hdcs, 5 dcs, 4 trs, 1 picot
(Left eye) Row 5: ch 1, sc into same st as join and next 10 sts, hdc into next 2 sts, dc into next 2 sts, tr twice into next st, picot, tr twice and dc into next st, dc twice into next st, hdc into next st, sc into next 5 sts – 16 scs, 3 hdcs, 5 dcs, 4 trs, 1 picot

Fasten off. Leave a long end, use it to attach the eye to the body of the owl-bat.

Beak –

(optional, you can also make one out of puffy paint)
Row 1: (any color) Ch 4, sc into second ch from the hook and across- 3 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc into next st – 2 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog – 1 scpipecleanerhowto

Fasten off. Weave in ends, attach the beak below the eyes on the body. You can also draw a downward pacing triangle with puffy paint if you’d rather than make a beak.

 

Wings –

Row 1:  ch 11, (sc this row around a pipe cleaner) sc into second ch from hook and across. – 10 scs
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, sc into the next 9 sts, sc twice in last st – 11 scs
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout the wings), turn, sc twice into first st, sc into the next 10 sts – 12 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 11, sc twice in last st – 13 scs
Row 5:  Ch 2, turn, (sc this row around a pipe cleaner) sc twice into first st, sc into the next 12 sts – 14 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 13 sts, sc twice in last st – 15 scs
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc into the next 14 sts – 16 scs
Row 8: Ch 4, tr & dc into first st, hdc & slip st into next st, slip st & hdc into next st, dc & tr into next st, piwingassemblycot, tr & dc into next st, hdc & slip st into next st, slip st & hdc into next st, dc & tr into next st, picot, tr & dc into next st, hdc & slip st into next st, slip st & hdc into next st, dc & tr into next st, picot, tr & dc into next st, hdc & slip st into next st, slip st & hdc into next st, picot, ch 3, slip st into same st, sc up the side and over top of the wing (17 scs) – 7 trs, 7 dcs, 8 hdcs, 17 scs, 1 picot, 1 ch-3 space

Fasten off leaving a long tail.

– Attaching the wings –

Leave a long tail, use it to attach the wing to the body. Leave a portion of the pipe cleaner sticking out of the side of the wing that attaches to the body of the owl, stick it into the body between the scs, this helps to keep the wing in place and makes it pose-able. (see photo on the right).

Attach the wings with the top of the wing in the top most spike sc section.

 

 

 



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