Many people are attracted to owls. Why is it so?

They have large, round eye & soft fluffy feathers, so they are charming.

They fly quietly,  under the protection of darkness, so they are Mysterious.

They have incredible eyesight and are often connected with wisdom, so they are smart.

They only come out at night, and hunt at night, during the hours of human artists, musicians, intellectual,  parties, art, style, and love making. So they are Elegant & Sexy.

They are at the top of their food chain, the great predator in their world, so they are Powerful.

A lot of people want to think of themselves as at least one of those things, and it is typical for humans to place metaphorical meaning to objects, ideas, and animals;

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Materials:

Two 5-ounce skeins worsted weight yarn: gray (such as Red Heart Super Saver in Grey Heather)
Size J crochet hook
Blunt-end yarn needleGauge:6 rows and 8

Gauge:

6 rows and 8 hdc = 3″

Crochet the Basket:

Note: The basket is worked in a spiral, so joining rounds is not necessary, Mark beginning of each round.

Rnd 1: With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 3 (2 chs counts as hdc), hdc 7 times in beg ch (8 hdc).

Rnd 2: Hdc-inc in each st (16 hdc).

Rnd 3: *Hdc-inc, hdc in next st; rep from * 7 more times (24 hdc).

Rnd 4: *Hdc-inc, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * 7 more times (32 hdc).

Rnd 5: *Hdc-inc, hdc in next 3 sts; rep from * 7 more times (40 hdc).

Rnd 6: *Hdc-inc, hdc in next 4 sts; rep from * 7 more times (48 hdc).

Rnd 7: *Hdc-inc, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * 7 more times (56 hdc).

Rnd 8: * Hdc-inc, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * 7 more times (64 hdc).

Rnds 9-17: Hdc in each st around (64 hdc).

Rnd 18: *Hdc-dec, hdc in next 6 sts; rep from * 7 more times (56 hdc).

Rnd 19: *Hdc-dec, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * 7 more times (48 hdc).

Rnd 20: *Hdc-inc, hdc in next 5 sts; rep from * 7 more times (56 hdc).

Rnds 21-26: Hdc in each st around (56 hdc).Sc in next st, sl st in next st to finish off. Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Make the Eyes:

Note: Each eye is worked in a spiral, so joining rounds is not necessary. Mark the beginning or each round.

First Eye

Rnd 1: With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 2 sc 6 times in beg ch (6 sc).

Rnd 2: *Sc 2 times in each st; rep from * 5 more times (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Dc 2 times in each st; rep from * 11 more times (24 sc).

Rnd 4: *Dc 2 times in next st, dc; rep from * 5 more times, tr, dtr, picot; fasten off.

Second Eye

Rnds 1-3: Rep First Eye instructions.

End 4: Picot, dtr, tr, *dc, dc 2 times in next st; rep from * 5 more times, hdc, sc, sl st to finish off eye; fasten off and weave in ends.

Add Eyes to Basket:

Position the right eye on the basket at the point of the last st. Using two strands of yarn and a tapestry needle, tack down the center of the eye; using the center hole as a guide, bring the needle up through the center and then back down in the first round of stitches. Continue until center is secure.

Using two strands of yarn and the outside stitches of the eye, tack down the eye securely, leaving the picot stitches unsewn. Weave in all ends. Repeat with left eye.

Add the Beak:

Using two strands of yarn and long straight stitches, embroider a beak between the bottoms of the eyes.Crochet

The pattern via Useful tips for home

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