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Owl Bean (Free Crochet Pattern)

by - February 10, 2019


Hi fellow crafters,

I'm excited to share with you my Owl Bean!

He's well, shaped like a bean and... guess what he's filled with, too?


BEANS!!


Despite being only 3 inches tall, this little fella's quite hefty!  I filled him mostly with beans on the bottom and added some stuffing on the top before closing the top of his head up.  He makes for a pretty darn good paperweight!

 

I'm also loving the Caron Simply Soft Tweeds yarn that I used for the owl's body, which is an 'off-white tweed' and I just adore the woodsy feel that it gives off!

For this design, I also held the yarn doubled so it worked up very quickly.  It's definitely a quick-finish, immediate-gratification sort of project!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-owl-bean-paperweight

Scroll down for the free, written crochet pattern, as well as the video tutorial!  If you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with large photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!





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Introduction:

The Owl Bean is a cute owlet amigurumi, shaped like a bean!  Guess what it's filled with, too?  Beans!  He makes the perfect desk-mate or paperweight, given how dense he is with weighted beans within him.  The Owl Bean is crocheted with yarn held doubled [video tutorial here] and works up very quickly.  Make him as a gift for a friend or family member who adores owls!

Finished Measurement: 

  • 3 inches tall

Level: 

  • Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):

  • MR: magic ring (a.k.a. magic circle, magic loop)
  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Dc-inc: double crochet increase (2 dc in one stitch)
  • Sl st: slip stitch

Materials:


 

 

~ CROCHET DIRECTIONS ~



Notes (Read Before Beginning!)

  • The entire owl is crocheted with yarn held doubled! If you want to know how that is done when using a single ball of yarn, please refer to my YouTube tip/tutorial video.

BODY

Use off-white tweed yarn held doubled. The body is crocheted from bottom to top.

R1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 sts)
R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
R6-R14: Sc around. (30 sts)
R15: (Sc 8, dec) x 3. (27 sts)
R16: (Sc 7, dec) x 3. (24 sts)
R17: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)

At this point, you can insert the eyes. (I put them between R13-R14, 7 sts apart.)
Fill the bottom of the body with dried pinto beans, and then top with stuffing as you continue crocheting.
 
R18: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts)
R19: Dec around. (6 sts)

Fasten off with a tail to stitch up the top of the head.


POUCH

Use light-brown yarn held doubled.

R1: In a magic ring: Ch 3, dc 5.
R2: Ch 3, turn. Dc in same st. Dc-inc in next 4 sts. (Dc, ch 3, sl st) in the last st.

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later.


WINGS (x2)

Use brown yarn held doubled.

R1: In a magic ring: ch 3, dc 11. *Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 3.
R2: Skip first st. Sc in next st. (Hdc, dc, hdc) in next st. Sc in next st. Sl st in next st.

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing to the body later. 


~ FINISHING DIRECTIONS ~


  1. Using orange yarn and a yarn needle, sew a small “v” shape for the owl’s beak.
  2. Using the yarn tail from the pouch, sew the “u” shape of the semi-circle to the owl’s body. This way, the top part of the pouch will be open for you to put something in if you would like to.
  3. Using the yarn tail from the wings, sew them to both sides of the owl.  Congratulations on finishing your Owl Bean! 



That's it, you're done! 

Congratulations on finishing your Owl Bean!


If you enjoyed this free project and would like to make a donation to support my work, please click here!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you'd like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with large photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!


If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation:

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Best wishes,

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