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Owl Potholder
Owl Potholder

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn 2.5 ozs brown, small amount black and gold.
Crochet Hook Size H or 5.00 mm
Yarn Needle
Moveable Eyes

Body (make 2):
Rnd 1: Ch 4, work 11 dc in first ch; join with sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch-4: 12 sts.

Rnd 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 2 dc in next dc (inc made), inc in each dc around;
join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 (now and throughout): 48 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 3 dc, * inc, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * around; join: 60 dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (hdc, dc) in next dc, dc in next dc, tr in next 4 dc, 2 tr in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, hdc in next dc (wing), sc in next 3
dc, (hdc, dc) in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc, tr) in next dc, 2 tr in next dc, tr in next 2 dc, 2 tr in next dc, (tr, dc) in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, (dc,
hdc) in next dc, sc in next 3 dc (tail), hdc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 tr in next dc, tr in next 4 dc, dc in next dc, (dc, hdc) in next dc, sc in
next dc (wing); sl st in next dc, (leave remaining dc unworked); finish off.

Head (make 2):
Rnd 1: Ch 4, work 11 dc in first ch; join with sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch-4: 12 sts.

Rnd 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 2 dc in next dc (inc made), inc in each dc around;
join to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 (now and throughout): 48 dc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp [(hdc, dc, tr) in next dc, (2 tr, dc) in next dc, hdc in next dc (ear)], sc in next 5 dc, [hdc in next dc, (dc, 2 tr) in next
dc, (tr, dc, hdc) in next dc (ear)], sc in next 10 dc, hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next 3 dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in next 3 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in last
10 dc; join, finish off.

Eye (make 2):
Ch 4, work 11 dc in first ch; join with sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch-4, finish off. 12 sts.

Claw (make 2):
* Ch 6, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; rep from * twice more, sl st to last sc worked in beginning ch; finish off.

Finishing:
Using pic as guide for placement, embroider beak on one head only. Attach eyes to crocheted eyes and sew to head. Attach claws to body.
Sew heads to bodies.
With wrong sides together, join front and back by working sc through both loops of both pieces around, increasing as necessary to keep
piece lying flat; finish off.

Hanging Ring:
Join yarn with sc in last rnd; ch 8, join with sl st to form ring. Work 25 sc in ring, join to first sc, sc in last round; finish off.