Elvis the Owl

Elvis!

Materials:

Brown yarn (acrylic or wool, either is fine- mine is acrylic)
Orange yarn for the feet
Small amounts of whatever color yarn you want to use for the scarf
Small amounts of white, black, and orange felt
Thread to attach the felt pieces
Yarn needle
Tapestry needle
Craft scissors
Size 5 DPN’s
Size 5 straight needles

Directions:

Head & Body:
With size 5 dpns, CO 6 sts. PM.
Row 1: KFB around (12 sts)
Row 2: K around
Row 3: KFB around (24 sts)
Row 4: K around
Row 5: *KFB, K1* repeat around (36 sts)
Row 6: K around
Row 7-20: K all sts
Row 21: (K1, ssk twice, K2, K2tog twice, K1) around (24 sts)
Row 22: (K1, ssk, K2, K2tog, K1) around (18 sts)
Row 23:(K1, ssk, K2tog, K1) around (12 sts)
At this point, stuff the head nice and firmly.
Row 24: (ssk, K2tog) around (6 sts)
Row 25: K around
Row 26: KFB around (12 sts)
Row 27: KFB around (24 sts)
Row 28: KFB around (48 sts)
Row 29: K around
Row 30-49: K around
Row 50: K2tog around (24 sts)
Row 51: K around
Row 52: K2tog around (12 sts)
Row 53: K around
Row 54: K2tog around (6 sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Fasten tightly and secure.

Wings:
Wing 1:
CO 10 sts
*Row 1: K all sts
Row 2: P2tog, P to end*
Repeat rows 1 and 2 to 5 sts. BO.

Wing 2: CO 10 sts
*Row 1: P all sts
Row 2: K2tog, K to end*
Repeat rows 1 and 2 to 5 sts. BO.

Feet: (Make 2)
CO 1
Row 1: KFB
Row 2: P
Row 3: KFB twice
Row 4: P
*Row 5: KFB, K to last st, KFB
Row 6: P*
Repeat rows 5 & 6 to 8 sts
Next Row: (starting 1st talon)K3, turn
Next Row: P2tog, P1
Next Row: K2tog, turn
Next Row: P2tog
Next Row: BO1, Cut yarn and draw through.
Next Row: (starting 2nd talon)K2, turn
Next Row: P2 turn
Next Row: K2, turn
Next Row: P2, turn
Next Row: Draw yarn through remaining sts.
Next Row: (starting 3rd talon) K3, turn
Next Row: P1, P2tog
Next Row: K2, turn
Next Row: P2tog
Next row: BO1, cut yarn, draw through remaining sts.

Ears: (Make 2)
CO 4 sts
Row 1: K around
Row 2: P around
Row 3: K2tog twice
Row 4: P across
Row 5: K2tog
Cut yarn and draw through last st.
Scarf:
CO 6
Knit to desired length
BO

For eyes and beak, use small amounts of felt and attach to the facial area using coordinating thread colors.

Attach the feet, ears, and wings to the body of the owl, slip on the scarf, and send me a picture of your new little owlette!

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