Day 1 – Crocheted Owls – {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}

Welcome to the {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word} blog series.  Every day during the month of May, I’ll be posting a bird craft or bird-related item on my blog as well as placing that object on my wall tree.  I can’t wait until the end of the month when my tree will be alive with a collection of chirpy chums.

Day 1 Crochet Owls on Wall TreeOur first guests are a sweet couple of tiny owls.  Say hello to Olivia (on the right) and Douglas.  They are the first set of birds to make their home on my wall tree.  They look a bit silly all by themselves on the tree, but by the end of the month they’ll be joined by many feathered Day 1 Wall Treefriends.

I discovered this pattern over at Love the Blue Bird blog and was pleased to find the instructions very clear with wonderful pictures to demonstrate certain stitches.

I crocheted the owls using dk weight yarn, then attached the button eyes and finally used floss to embroidery their beaks.

Day 1 Crochet Owls Before Eyes and BeaksDay 1 Crochet Owls Before BeaksDay 1 Crochet Owls Douglas and Olivia

 

 

 

 

In addition to learning how to crochet these cute little guys, I learned how to crochet a magic circle using a YouTube video I found.  The owls are crocheted from the middle out and if you use a conventional circle cast on (not sure if that’s the correct terminology) you’ll end up with a hole in the middle of your circle that won’t close.  When you use the magic circle technique, you’ll able to close the hole and it gives your project a cleaner finish.  It really is magic!  If you’re interested in  learning this technique I’ve included the tutorial I found on YouTube.

I’m really pleased with how Olivia and Douglas turned out and I think they’re quite pleased with their new home.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow,

Grace

 

 

Ellie Mindy

 

Birds are going to come here and stay??? And we’re not allowed to touch them??? Are we going to be rewarded for this level of goodness you’re requiring of us???

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4 Responses to Day 1 – Crocheted Owls – {Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word}

  1. AndreSue says:

    How cool! I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful tree fill up! 🙂

  2. Cathy says:

    I love owls! What a clever idea!

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