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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pineapple Owl Ornament or Bookmark: A Free Crochet Pattern for You

As a special Halloween treat for you, I have designed this cute little Pineapple Owl. It can be used in several different ways; as an ornament, a bookmark or even an applique. It can also be made into a garland or bunting, and it makes an adorable little doily when paired up with my Pineapple Pumpkin Lace

Pineapple Owl Ornament or Bookmark
by Elizabeth Ann White for BellaCrochet

Size: About 4 ½” long, not including Horns

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
  30 yds. Main Color  
  15 yds. Foot and Beak Color  
   Small amount Eye Color  
   Small amount Eye Accent Color  
   50 yds. Green for Garland (optional)
Two ¼” black buttons or glass eyes  
Heavy Spray Starch
Fabric Glue
Size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook

Special Stitches
For 2 dc cluster (2 dc cl): Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook
For Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated
To Dc Sts Together: (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) in number of sts indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook

Owl
Rnd 1: Starting at head with Main Color, ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 12 dc made; right side of Rnd 1 is right side of work)
Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (24 dc made)
Rnd 3: To complete this round, work Steps A- E:
  A: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times;
  B: for first Horn, ch 4, 2 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 4, sl st in base of 2 dc cl;
  C: (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times;
  D: for second Horn, ch 4, 2 dc cluster in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 4, sl st in base of 2 dc cl;
  E: (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times,   join.
Row 4: Now working in Rows, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first st for beginning shell, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, shell (see Special Stitches) in next st; leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp at center of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 5 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.
Row 11: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.  Fasten off.
Row 12: Join Foot and Beak Color with sl st in ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 2 dc cl) in same sp as joining, (2 dc cl, ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, 2 dc cl, ch 2, sl st) in ch-2 sp of last shell. Fasten off.
Row 13: With right side of work facing, join Main Color with sl st in first ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp as joining, shell in each remaining ch-2 sp across. Fasten off.

Eye (make 2)
Rnd 1: With Eye color, ch 5, (dc, ch 1) 7 times in 5th ch from hook, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5. Fasten off. (First 4 chs count as first dc and ch-1 sp; 8 dc, 8 ch-1 sps made)
Rnd 2: Join Eye Accent Color with sc in first st, sc in each ch sp and in each st around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Beak
Row 1: With Foot and Beak Color, ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc last 2 sts together (see Special Stitches.) Fasten off.

Finishing
When gluing items, it is helpful to place a drop of glue on the tip of a toothpick; use the toothpick to  precisely apply glue to desired spot.
Refer to photo for shaping and placing each piece.
1: Place Owl, Eyes, and Beak on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape and allow to dry.
2: Glue buttons or glass eyes to Eyes and allow to dry.
3: Place Beak on Owl; position Eyes on sides of Beak and glue all pieces in place.  Allow to dry.
4: For hanging loop  (optional) glue the ends of a folded 8” strand of thread  to the back of the head. 


Garland 
Make 3 (or number desired) Owls 
 With green, leaving a 16” piece of thread before starting, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 24 times,  sc in back lp of center st on one completed Owl’s head; *(ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 12 times, sc in back lp of center st on next completed Owl’s head; repeat from * once more, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 24 times; leaving a 16” end of thread, fasten off.
Use 16” lengths of thread at ends  to tie Garland to mantle, door frame or object desired. 


To use as a doily, make the  Pineapple Pumpkin Lace with size 10 yellow cotton, block it and allow it to dry.  Glue a completed Owl to it as shown, and allow to dry. 


Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz, and Jewel Fernley  for testing this  pattern. I don't know what I would do without my awesome testers!
Copyright BellaCrochet 2014. All rights reserved. Please do not distribute or post this pattern on any website, group or page; please share the LINK to this page only. 


15 comments:

Rosina Smith said...

Thank you, Ann, for another great pattern! I plan to make several of these for place names at the Thanksgiving dinner table. The recipient can then use his/her owl for a bookmark, a rear view mirror ornament, backpack decal,
or whatever. Love them!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Thank you so much for the adorable pattern. :) Blessings always.

Gramma Rita said...

Thanks so much for this lovely pattern. Much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Thank you...you are great

Crealice said...

thanks for the pattern. It's very nice.

nanmarie said...

Squeal!! So cute. Thank you for sharing this!

Cara Louise said...

Fabulous Ann, as always!

eezelifeinbc said...

The owls look great, thanks for sharing this pattern!

Dena said...

Thank you Ann! Beautiful as always.

Gramma Rita said...

Thanks, again! I have my owl pieces (for three owls) blocked and drying. :)

Thread N Stitches said...

Thank you, I love the Owl's.

Viv Vorster said...

Love this beautiful Owl, but I don't see any details for the feet. Am I missing something?

Ann White said...

You will make the feet on Row 12, Viv.

Elly D said...

Thank you so much for sharing your very cute and lovely pattern!

Toniastitches said...

Thank you from a Georgia Owl lover!!!

Poppy