Isn't this little owl, which practically fits in the palm of your hand, adorable?! It's made from the Easy Crochet Owl Tutorial by the super talented Jacquie of Bunny Mummy. You should definitely check out the pattern and her lovely blog!!
I made him from little leftover bits of Stylecraft (which is a DK weight) yarn and a 4.0mm hook. He worked up fairly fast! Although I think I went a little too fast and couldn't get the top of the head right so that the beak lined up centered over a dc cluster from round 3. So I just made a few changes to make it work since I must have read the pattern wrong at the end.
Don't you think it's the little tufts on the top of his head that just put him over the cuteness edge? I may loop some yarn in the top of his head so I can hang him. Or maybe he'll just sit around on my desk. Regardless, he'll be a great source of crafty inspiration.
It's such a great pattern! I think you should definitely go make one or ten! I could see how they could get addictive... all the different color combinations... Thank you so much Jacquie for this wonderful pattern!
(For those curious about the little changes I made: Started round 4 with a standing hdc in first dc of one of clusters from round 3, followed rest of pattern for round 4. Started round 5 with ch 1, 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc next stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, 1 hdc next stitch, 2 dc next stitch, 1 dc next stitch, 1 hdc next stich, ch 1, sl st in next stitch [which is first sc from round 3] )