The Owl obsession doesn’t seem to be subsiding anytime soon. In fact, if anything it is gaining momentum! Every time we Pin something that resembles an Owl, it attracts plenty of attention!
This cute ‘Whoo’s My Cutie’ blanket by Michelle Wilcox of RedHeart is just one of two sweet projects we have for you today!
Facts About Owls You May Not Know
- There are around 200 different owl species.
- Owls are active at night (nocturnal).
- A group of owls is called a parliament.
- Most owls hunt insects, small mammals, and other birds.
- Some owl species hunt fish.
- Owls have powerful talons (claws) which help them catch and kill prey.
- Owls have large eyes and a flat face.
- Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
- Owls are farsighted, meaning they can’t see things close to their eyes clearly.
- Owls are very quiet in flight compared to other birds of prey.
- The color of owl’s feathers helps them blend into their environment (camouflage).
- Barn owls can be recognized by their heart-shaped face.
Now that you are up to speed with Owls, you can find the free pattern at the link below. While you’re here be sure to scroll our page and check out the other projects that we have included for you. You’ll find Owl Mats and another version that is simply stunning. Don’t forget to Pin your favorites as you go!
Owl Crochet Blanket Pattern Details
Blanket measures 40” (101.5 cm) diameter
Special Stitches fpdc (front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook).
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Owl Crochet Blanket Pattern Notes
1. Blanket, eye sections, beak, flower, and leaf are worked in joined rounds with right side facing at all times.
2. Increases are made by working into the top of the indicated stitch and then by working around the post of the same stitch.
3. Rounds 1–6 of the blanket are the owl’s body. Owl’s body parts, branches, leaves, and flowers are worked separately and sewn to the blanket. Leave long tails for sewing when fastening off.
4. When sewing pieces to the blanket, insert the needle horizontally through the top of the stitches on the right side of the blanket so your stitching doesn’t show on the wrong side.
get free pattern via Redheart —> Owl Crochet Blanket
Here is another adorable owl idea featured on LionBrand – a graphghan crib blanket! This corner-to-corner project was originally made by Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me. You can get the full pattern on her blog here.
Here is another great owl idea for babies – an owl rattle! This one comes from Naomi over at Lovely Litle Life.
The owl doily rug we featured above by Ira Rott would fit perfectly into any owl themed nursery! See our post about it here.