Since my first blog post, I’ve been so excited about getting the chance to write my second post. It was on my mind the minute I first clicked the “publish” button.
For the past several weeks, I’ve been helping to plan a big graduation party for two of my cousins who graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University Long Beach respectively.
One of the party details I worked on was the party favor. I wanted everyone at the party to have something that was unique, handmade, but more importantly, something that was made in crochet. I chose the party theme to be the owl and I knew that was going to be my inspiration for the party favor.
Luckily, I found an owl pattern in a book I already owned called 30 Minute Crochet by Carol Meldrum. The Owl pattern was the perfect little party favor I was looking to create. I did struggle with the pattern at first, I was not able to reconcile the stitch count as outlined in the pattern with the actual stitch count I was crocheting. I chalk it up to my inexperience in reading patterns, modified the stitch count so it made sense to me and continued to crochet away.
I used a 4.5mm hook and my favorite Lily Sugar N’ Cream cotton yarn in 11 different colors on this project.
I started by creating the main body of the owl in three colors, white, cream, and beige.
Next, I worked on the center circle that was later attached to the main body of the owl.
I then crocheted the beak. This was the easiest part to crochet and took me no time at all.
Last, I attached eyes. I made a mess of my button box trying to find buttons that would accommodate the thickness of my tapestry needle. It was quite the challenge.
I left a space in the back of the owl so a safety pin or hair accessory can be attached and the owl can be worn.
It was a lovely little project to work on, though I underestimated the time it would take to create all those little owls, I enjoyed every minute of it. I put out a dish with some hair clips and I loved seeing everyone wearing them in their hair.