Minerva's Owl Applique

Minerva's Scrappy Little Owl Applique


March 19th is Minerva's Day. No blood will be shed this day. That was saying something in ancient Rome where this feast day was observed with songs and poetry. Of course the next 4 days would be all about the gladiators but not this day.

To celebrate I wrote a pattern for a little owl applique. It can be used to adorn a pouch or book cover. One Valentine's Day I made a bunch for friends and stuck a heart shaped lollipop through the toes. As I handed them out a asked "Whoooo loves ya baby?

This pattern uses up all those scraps from other projects. Do what the goddess does best. Use your noodle to think up a fitting use for this little guy and Stay Crafty, Opal Luna


You will need:

Scraps of yarn left over from other projects

Crochet hook

( 4 ply yarn and a H/8 hook makes a 4" x 4" owl)

Yarn needle


Instructions:


Body:

Ch 3

Rd. 1] 12 Dc in 3rd Ch from hook Sl St into the 1st Dc made

Rd. 2] Ch 2, 2 Dc in next 3 St, 1 Hdc in next 3 St, 2 Dc in next 3 St, 1 Hdc in next 3 St, Sl St in 1st Dc made. Fasten off

Rd. 3] Change color. {1 Sc, 2 Sc} around, Sl St in 1st Sc made

Rd. 4] Sl St in next St, Sc in next St, Dc in next St, Ch 2, Sl St in 2nd St from hook, Ch 2, Sl St in same St on Rd 3, Sl St in next 3 St, Sc in next St, Dc in next St, Ch 2, Sl St in 2nd St from hook, Ch 2, Sl St in same St on Rd 3, Sc in next St, Sl St in next St. Fasten off




Eyes (make 2)

Ch 2


Rd. 1] 6 Sc in 2nd St from hook

Rd. 2] Change to lighter color, 2 Sc in each St around, Fasten off.

Sew eyes together at 3 Stitches, Place on body below ears and sew down, Use white or the lighter color to embroider glint in eyes.

Embroider beak in contrasting color.