A custom order for my special friend "M".
She's the one that made the
"Break Bread with Friends" plate from this post.
She will soon be a grandmother again.
This time to a little guy.
This is for him:
It started with a blanket:
One owl at the top:
One owl at the bottom:
Then there was still some yarn left:
So a softie for the new little guy and his sis, of course.
(Hey, since the softies used leftover yarn, do they count as a stash-buster?)
All packed up and ready for delivery and a delivery. :-)
Oh, and here's how you can make one, if you would like:
A ripple afghan...this one has* eleven dc, then three in one, eleven dc,skip two*.
Repeat from * to *.
(All yarn is Red Heart Soft, except the yellow is Stylecraft Special DK.)
The ends get a little tricky, so I searched youtube and found several tutorials that helped.
Seems like the secret is that once you turn you skip two stitches.
Maybe you can see the stitches better here?:
The owls are just various circles, like the one from this post for a potholder,
joined by sc for the eyebrows and a little triangle for the nose.
The feet are three bobbles in a row.
the ears are sc in the middle and then increasing longer stitches at the ends.
The stem is a bunch of dc and then a random three dc in one and
then a random skip two to make the stem go up and down.
Then sc down the other side.
The feet for this owl is crocheted into the stem, just figure out where you want them
and put three bobbles in for each foot/claw.
Once again, as I like to say,
"Babies, a reason to crochet."