(free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com
(free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com

So, last week I wrote up my  Penny Penguin pattern and posted it. This was due to the fact that I had a bad wrist/hand situation and I wanted a fun and quick pattern to post. Well, the response was HUGE! I had tons of traffic, lots of shares on FB, and some Pinterest pins. Although my hand is feeling better, I decided to do another week of an earring/ applique pattern. This week I decided to post one of my most popular patterns, the Olga Owls! I love the Olga Owls and I’ve sold many pairs of these earrings, they always get some love. I hope you like them as much as I do and make many! Again, I’ve included both an applique and earring pattern here. Perhaps I’m going to hold off on another round of earring/ applique posts because I’ve got some tentative plans to travel in a couple of months and I need to have posts saved up. 😀 Be sure to tell me what you’d like to see by dropping me a note in the contact form.

Materials:

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight/ size #4 yarn
    • I used cotton yarn (just scraps I had, don’t know the brand) because I plan on using this as a coaster.
  • Yarn needle
  • Puffy paint
  • 2.00 mm steel crochet hook (if making earrings)
  • Size 10 crochet thread (if making earrings)Ravelry link
  • Jump rings (if making earrings)
  • French hook (if making earrings)
  • Jewelry pliers (if making earrings)
  • Fabric stiffener (if making earrings)

Gauge:

  • G: 4.5” x 4.5” = 19 dcs x 9 rows
    (although it’t not entirely critical)

Terms/ stitches used:

  • Magic circle
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Tr: treble crochet
  • Dtr: double treble crochet
  • Picot

    (free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com
    (free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round until the last row, which is work just part of the way around.
  • Color A is the white, color b is variegated red/white, and color C is red (in the photos for coaster). Earrings are color A is black and color B is orange.
  • The body of the owl is created first and the last step are the eyes and beak.
  • For the earrings you can use fabric stiffener to make them hard to the touch, this keeps them from getting all floppy when worn.
  • The ch 1 on some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • I don’t like feet on this pattern but if you do, I’d say use the ones I made for the Penny Penguins.

Finished measurements:

  • Coaster:
    • Height: 4.25″
    • Width: 5″
  • Earrings:
    • Height: 1″
    • Width: 1″

Pattern Instructions:

(free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com
(free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com

With G (4.00 mm) crochet hook:

Color A: Row 1: Create a magic circle, ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc 11 times into the circle, slip st into the top of the ch 3 to secure – 12 dcs
Row 2: Ch 3, dc once into the same st as join, *dc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, slip st into the top of the ch 3 to secure – 24 dcs
Fasten off with this color, weave in your ends.
Color B: Row 3: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, slip st into the first st to secure  – 36 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 10 more times, slip st into the first st to secure  – 48 scs
Fasten off with this color, weave in your ends.
Color C: Row 5: Ch 3 (this does not count as a dc), tr into same st as join, dtr twice into the next st, dtr once into the next st, dtr and tr into the next st, tr twice into the next st, dc twice into the next st, dc once into the next st, hdc once into the next st, hdc twice into the next st, hdc once into the next 2 sts, hdc and sc into the next st, slip st into the next st, slip st and hdc and dc into the next st, dc and tr into the next st, picot, tr into the next st, tr 3 times into the next st, tr into the next st, picot, tr and dc into the next st, dc and hdc and slip st into the next st, slip st into the next st, sc and hdc into the next st, hdc once into the next 2 sts, hdc twice into the next st, hdc once into the next st, dc once into the next st, dc twice into the next st, tr twice into the next st, tr and dtr into the next st, dtr once into the next st, dtr twice into the next st, tr into the next st and ch 3 and slip st into the same st as  the tr you just did – 15 trs, 8 dtrs, 10 dcs, 14 hdcs 2 picots
Fasten off with this color, weave in your ends.

Details:
For this applique/ coaster I had to do some wet blocking to get it to lay flat (darn increases caused it to wave a bit). Once it’s all dry and flat, I drew on some eyes with puffy paint. Be sure to tap your puffy paint, with the cap still on, on a flat surface tip down (this helps to reduce the air bubbles that pop and ruin pretty works).

Earrings:

(free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com
(free) Olga Owl crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com

With 2.00 mm crochet hook:

Color A: Row 1: Create a magic circle, ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc 11 times into into the circle, slip st into the top of the ch 3 to secure – 12 dcs
Fasten off with this color, weave in your ends.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 18 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc once into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 24 scs
Fasten off with this color, weave in your ends.
Color B: Row 3: Ch 2 (this does not count as a hdc), dc into same st, dc and hdc into the next st, hdc twice into the next, hdc and sc into the next st, sc and slip st into the next st, slip st and sc into the next st, hdc and dc into the next st, dc and tr and picot and tr into the next st, dc and hdc into the next st, hdc 3 times into the next st, hdc and dc into the next st, tr and picot and tr and dc into the next st, dc and hdc into the next st, sc and slip st into the next st, slip st and sc into the next st, sc and hdc into the next st, hdc twice into the next st, hdc and dc into the next st, dc into the next st, ch 2 and slip st into the same st as the last dc you made – 10 dcs, 15 hdcs, 6 scs, 4 trs, 2 picots
Fasten off with this color, weave in your ends.

Details:
Use diluted fabric stiffener to make the earrings flat as possible. I put them on a plastic wrap or bag and then get them completely saturated, then leave them to dry over night. When they are completely dry, apply the puffy paint eyes and beak. Be sure to tap your puffy paint, with the cap still on, on a flat surface tip down (this helps to reduce the air bubbles that pop and ruin pretty works). Next use your metal jump rings, this is where the pliers come into use, and attach one to the top of the head, then attach another to that. When you’ve got both of your rings attached, attach your french hook and then you’re all set! See, piece of cake!

I hope you love these patterns as much as I do and I hope you share photos of them with me on Ravelry. I love seeing all your wonderful pictures!

In other news, I finally have my asymmetrical shawl pattern being tested. It’s a long pattern and it took forever to finish because I ran out of yarn when I was working on it and had to wait for it to be ordered and then my hand did its thing and… yeah. I’m super excited and I hope it works out and looks great for everyone. Have I told you how nervous I get in testings? It’s enough to give me high blood pressure, I tell ya.
Have a good week!

 

This post is linked to the Linky Ladies’ Community Link Party #32, Fiber Tuesdays #42.

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