Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crochet Owl Pillow ~ Good Morning & Nitey Nite!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Oh My Gosh!

I am sooooo excited to show you this crochet owl pillow that I just finished!

I found the pattern on Etsy and just fell in love with the granny circle tummy design!

I bought the pattern immediately and started crocheting in my favorite colors!

I started with the large owl pattern, one strand of worsted weight yarn (the pattern calls for holding two strands together) and a size J/10 hook.

I love how big and cuddly she turned out!

My pillow measures about 17" high and 16" wide. :)

I embellished her a little by making a sleeping owl face for the back of the pillow so that she is actually two sided!

I also added little wings and feet which I took pictures of to show you...

Sleepy Face
"Nitey Nite"



Awake Face
"Good Morning"

I just love how she turned out!

The hardest part is picking which side to show first! :)
Here are some photos I took for you to enjoy as she came to life!

The granny circle is growing!

The circle was so FUN to make!

You actually get to make two for this pattern.

One for the front and one for the back.

Then you crochet a head and border around the body for both sides.

Archie was a very good helper!

Then you sew a fabric insert and stuff it!

I actually filled the head with stuffing first to make sure I got it up into the owl ears at the top and gave myself a easy to sew through surface to sew the eyes and beaks into.

Ta Da!

She is complete!

That was so much FUN!

More FUN is on the way!

Tomorrow is May 31st already!

I will release my Summer Newsletter for you to enjoy!

Please contact me if you would like a copy emailed directly to your inbox.

R-Chee and I had so much FUN creating it for you!

It is jammed packed with lots of new puggy items, recipes, favorite things and customer photos for you to enjoy!

Melissa & Archie


Mitch and Molly said...

What a cute pillow and so big and colorful! It's beautiful, Melissa!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Mia said...

I love it!! I want one!!! I really need to learn to crochet and knit!!!


Jess & Mia

Meredith LeBlanc said...

So cute and she looks great with the puggy pillows :)

Meredith & Scarlet

Laura said...

Love the two-sided face! Have a fun day!

Pearl and Daisy said...

I love it! I have a little owl obsession these days. I picked up a free pattern for an owl pillow at Joanne's the other day. I've got to make one!


tubby3pug said...

Beautiful, you are so talented!

urban hounds

Puglette said...

I love your owl, Melissa! And I really love all of the little extras you put into it. You have a wonderful spirit and imagination, my friend!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

She is incredible Melissa! I love her so much, you have really inspired me to hurry and make mine.
I just love the sleepy and awake faces - genius!
Lynne x

Mr. Pip said...

She is so cute!!

Your pal, Pip

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We just love the owl! We smile when we look at her! We would not be able to decide if we liked the awake or sleepy face the best- we love them both! And the colors! OHHH! We love the colors!
The little toes and wings need to be kissed! Yes they do!
How can you make such beautiful pieces of art? Cause your magic- that is why!