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{November 30, 2015}   Crochet Owl Pattern

K Hook Creations

Here’s my free pattern for my little crochet owls!

You can now download the pattern:
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Materials
Any color worsted weight yarn
Size G hook
Fiberfill
9mm safety eyes
White felt
Orange/yellow felt

Abbreviations
sc: single crochet
inc: increase
dec: invisible decrease
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: back loops only
The stitch counts are listed in ( )

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r1: magic ring (6)
r2: 6 inc (12)
r3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
r4: [2 sc, inc] x 6 (24)
r5: [3 sc, inc] x 6 (30)
r6-17: sc (30)
Don’t cut the yarn!

Details
Cut out two 1 inch circles out of white felt for the eyes.
Fold the eye in half and make a small cut near the edge of each circle so you can insert the safety eye.
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Now you are going to squeeze the top of the owl and line up…

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{November 30, 2015}   “Let it Snow”

Odyssey Art

#nanojoumo2015, let it snow, winter, snowmanLet it drip in glitter, too!

#nanojoumo2015

I’ve been feeling inspired lately by the snow we’ve been having, and since Thanksgiving has come and gone, that means Christmas is on its way and those kind of seasonal images and colors pop into my head.

I had a piece of gorgeous scrapbook paper with blue mandalas on it and thought it would serve as a great background for the image, the mandalas could represent snowflakes in a rough sort of sense.

letitsnow-pr-1I glued the page down using Mod Podge then shored up the edge and added a little interest with a strip of washi tape. I knew I was going to be painting over the paper, so I gave it a coat of Liquitex clear gesso then sanded it down a bit after it was dry (I find the tooth in the Liquitex clear gesso is very rough so sanding helps…

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