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Babineaux the Owlcat | Free Crochet Pattern

The owlcat is a fun hybrid mythical creature. This pattern for Babineaux the Owlcat will have you saying “Cacaw! Rawr!” while you crochet his cute amigurumi face.

Unlike a gryphon, an owl cat has the face of an owl, feathers, and wings, but all four feet are paws and they don the classic cat ears.

This particular owlcat also has a more cat-like entitled attitude, and Babineaux (say “Bab-in-oh”) has all the swagger too.

Image of amigurumi owlcat

I had a blast designing this feathered feline.

The feathers, while complex in written form, are a great frilly addition to this guy. And I am totally in love with his big, clunky cat feet! In fact, I think it’s my new favorite way to make paws!

Oh, and I could go on and on about big, clunky paws!

With my World of Warcraft obsession, I have spent a lot of time running around as an owlcat druid, and I fell in love with the look of a cat with a big mane and a curvy owl beak. And did I mention I love big, clunky paws!?

So, I knew that I wanted to put a big mane and clunky feet on this guy, but I think he also captures the grace of a house cat and the wisdom of an owl.

Construction

This pattern is difficult. I’m not going to sugar coat that.

I asked the Plus members if they wanted feathers worked directly onto the head or if they would rather have simple feathers to sew on.

No one likes sewing, so the majority said they would rather the pattern be a little more complex but have less sewing.

I did my best to oblige.

The feathers are worked in one fluid set of rows, worked right in the a round of the head.

The Premium Pattern has a huge amount of row-by-row photos to help with the feathers, both on the head and on the wings and mane.

snapshots of babineaux the owlcat premium pattern

I also made the body and front legs all one pieces, starting with the neck and working down, branching into three below the shoulder.

This pattern is also available as a Premium Pattern! Premium Patterns are ad-free, printable .pdf files, professionally formatted and edited, often with extra tutorial photos not available in the free version.

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Babineaux the Owlcat

Pattern is written in English, in US terms, using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Advanced. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), front loops only (FLO), back loops only (BLO), increases and decreases. Advanced stitchworks is used to create feathers. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended.

Supplies

  • Red Heart With Love yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 370 yds/7 oz/198 g, Light Grey (GREY), 1 ball; Dusty Grape (DUST), < 1 ball; Pewter, (PEW), < 1 ball.
  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn, 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, Gold (GOLD), < 1 ball.
  • G (4.00 mm) Furls Odyssey hook
  • Two 25mm colored slit-pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins

Measurements

13” tall x 7” wide, 11” wing span

Gauge

8 sts by 8 rows in sc =2” x 2”

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.
  • Weave in attachment ends at very end of project in case piece require repositioning.
  • On Feathers, once all sts of beg ch are used, continue working on remaining feather sts to end of row.
  • After Row 26 of the Body, 12 sc is used to move starting st to a better place on the rnd. Do not count these stitches or skip them. They are only used to reposition the starting st of the next rnd.                                                                                      

Pattern Stitches

  • Picot – Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
  • Sc join – Single crochet join: Slip knot in yarn, loop slip knot over hook, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • Sc3tog – Single crochet 3 together: [Insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up a loop] 3 times, yarn over, pull through all four loops on hook. Create decrease over from 3 sts to 1 st.

Instructions

Right Eye Circle

With DUST, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Begin Feather Section. (see Pattern Notes) Work feathers in rows, working into Rnd 3 when instructed.

Row 1: Ch 8, turn.

Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, sl st in next st on Rnd 3 (counts as turning ch), turn. (7)

Row 3: 2 sc, ch 4, turn. (2 sts, 4 chs)

Row 4: (see Pattern Notes) Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc, sl st in next st on Rnd 3. (5)

End Feather Section.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Left Eye Circle

With DUST, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Begin Feather Section. Work feathers in rows, working into Rnd 3 when instructed.

Row 1: Ch 6, turn.

Row 2: [Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc] down ch, sl st in next st on Rnd 3 (counts as turning ch), turn. (5)

Row 3: 2 sc, ch 6, turn. (2 sts, 6 chs)

Row 4: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, sl st in next st on Rnd 3. (7)

End Feather Section.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Insert safety eyes into center of each eye circle. DO NOT ATTACH WASHER!

Each eye circle should have a longer feather on top.

Set aside.

Head

Curve and Tip of Beak

With GOLD, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 7: Skip 21, 7 sc, dec. Leave skipped sts for future use. (8)

Rnd 8: Dec, 4 sc, dec. (6)

Rnd 9: Dec, 2 sc, dec. (4)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 4 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this tail only.

Beak and Head

Rnd 8: With GOLD, sc join (see Special Stitches) in first skipped st of Rnd 7, 18 sc, dec. (20)

Rnd 9: Dec, 16 sc, dec. (18)

Rnd 10: Change to GREY, working in FLO, [picot (see Special Stitches), sc] 18 times. (18 picots, 18 sc)

Rnd 11: Working in exposed back loops from Rnd 10, [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 12: Working in both loops, sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 16: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 17: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Stuff beak.

Rnd 18: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 19: 12 sc, working in FLO, [ch 4, (dc in 3rd ch from hook, sc) down ch, sc] 4 times, working in both loops, 24 sc, working in FLO, [ch 4, (dc in 3rd ch from hook, sc) down ch, sc] 4 times, 4 sc. (48 sc, 8 small feathers)

Rnd 20: 12 sc, 4 sc in exposed back loops from Rnd 19, 24 sc, 4 sc in exposed back loops from Rnd 19, 4 sc. (48)

Rnd 21: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 22: 12 sc, working in FLO, [ch 4, (dc in 3rd ch from hook, sc) down ch, sc] 5 times, working in both loops, 23 sc, working in FLO, [ch 4, (dc in 3rd ch from hook, sc) down ch, sc] 5 times, 3 sc. (48 sc, 10 small feathers)

Rnd 23: 12 sc, 5 sc in exposed back loops from Rnd 22, 23 sc, 5 sc in exposed back loops from Rnd 22, 3 sc. (48)

Rnd 24: Sc evenly around.

The following section has a row-by-row photo tutorial available in the Premium Pattern.

Rnd 25: 11 sc, sl st in FLO of next st, Begin Feathers Section. Feather section is worked directly into and is part of Rnd 25. Work feathers in rows, working into Head when instructed.

Row 1: Ch 6, turn. (6 chs)

Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc, sl st in FLO of next st on Head, (counts as turning ch), turn. (5)

Row 3: 2 sc, ch 6, turn. (2 sts, 6 chs)

Row 4: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, sl st in FLO of next st on Head, turn. (7)

Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 twice.

Row 9: 2 sc, ch 4, turn. (2 sts, 4 chs)

Row 10: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc, sl st in FLO of next st on Head. (5)

End Feathers Section. (Five feathers total)

Rnd 25 (cont): Working in both loops, 23 sc, repeat Feathers Section, working in both loops, 2 sc. (36 scs, 6 sl st, 10 feathers total)

Rnd 26: 11 sc, 6 sc in exposed back loops of Rnd 25, 23 sc, 6 sc in exposed back loops of Rnd 25, 2 sc. (48)

Rnd 27: Sc evenly around.

Mark position for eyes at Rnd 16, 11 sts apart, evenly spaced on either side of beak.

Insert post of safety eyes (with eye circles) through marked st, feathers pointing back and up at an angle, long feather on top. Ensure eye slits are vertical. Attach washers. (see Pattern Notes)

Rnd 28: [6 sc, dec] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 29: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 30: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Stuff.

Rnd 31: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 32: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 33: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Finish stuffing.

Rnd 34: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Using tail from sc join attachment, close gap at curve of beak with an ‘X’. Weave in this tail only.

Nostrils

Using CHAR, sew two one-stitch tall sts on the beak, 5 sts apart in the third rnd from the picot rnd.

Weave in ends.

Ears

(Make 2)

With GREY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] 3 times. (9)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 3 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 3 times. (15)

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 3 times. (18)

Rnd 6: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 7: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Press flat.

With pins, mark two ‘V’s on the head, with the point at Rnd 27 and the 2 side marks at Rnd 21, 5 sts apart. ‘V’s should be 5 sts apart and evenly positioned over eyes.

Using pins as guide, sewing through both layers of last rnd of ear, start at one end of the ‘V’ and sew 5 sts toward point, sew through two stitches at the point of the ‘V’, sew 5 sts toward the other marked st. This will force the ear to fold like a cat ear.

Repeat with other ear on other marked ‘V’.

Set aside head.

Body

Neck and Left Leg

With GREY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnds 6-12: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 13: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 14: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 15: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 16: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 17: [6 sc, inc] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 18: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 19: [7 sc, inc] 3 times, 24 sc. (51)

Rnd 20: [8 sc, inc] 3 times, 24 sc. (54)

Rnd 21: [9 sc, inc] 3 times, 24 sc. (57)

Rnd 22: [10 sc, inc] 3 times, 24 sc. (60)

Rnd 23: [11 sc, inc] 3 times, 24 sc. (63)

Rnd 24: [12 sc, inc] 3 times, 24 sc. (66)

Rnds 25-26: Sc evenly around.

12 sc to move starting st. (see Pattern Notes)

Rnd 27: Ch 12, skip 30, 36 sc, leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (36 sc, 12 ch)

Rnd will be cut in two with a ch-12 between each side. The smaller side will be the body. The larger side will be split into two legs.

Rnd 28: Sc in next 6 chs, skip 6 chs, skip 18 sts, 18 sc. (24)

Rnd will be cut in two again, creating two leg holes and a body hole. Do not break yarn. Continue working on Left Leg.

Rnd 29: 21 sc, sc3tog (see Special Stitches). (22)

Rnd 30: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 31: 19 sc, sc3tog. (20)

Rnd 32: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 33: 17 sc, sc3tog. (18)

Rnds 34-46: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 47: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 48: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end.

Stuff leg.

Right Leg

Work onto the second leg hole created from Rnd 27.

Rnd 28: With GREY, sc join in the first st left of the ch-6, 17 sc, sc in each of 6 chs. (24)

Rnd 29: Sc3tog, 21 sc. (22)

Rnd 30: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 31: Sc3tog, 19 sc. (20)

Rnd 32: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 33: Sc3tog, 17 sc. (18)

Rnds 34-46: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 47: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 48: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in this end.

Stuff leg.

Using tail from sc join attachment between legs, close gap between the legs with an ‘X’. Weave in ends.

Body

Work onto the body hole from Rnd 26, be sure right side is facing out.

Rnd 27: With GREY, sc join in back side of first ch of the body hole from Rnd 27, sc in back side of next 11 chs, 30 sc. (42)

Rnd 28: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 29: 12 sc, dec, 26 sc, dec. (40)

Rnd 30: 12 sc, dec, 24 sc, dec. (38)

Rnd 31: 12 sc, dec, 22 sc, dec. (36)

Rnd 32: 12 sc, dec, 20 sc, dec. (34)

Rnd 33: 12 sc, dec, 18 sc, dec. (32)

Rnd 34: 12 sc, dec, 16 sc, dec. (30)

Stuff neck and shoulders.

Rnds 35-48: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 49: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 50: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 51: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Finish stuffing body.

Rnd 52: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Hind Legs

(Make 2)

Knee and Lower Leg

With GREY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] 4 times. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 4: [3 sc, inc] 4 times. (20)

Rnd 5: [4 sc, inc] 4 times. (24)

Rnd 6: [5 sc, inc] 4 times. (28)

Rnd 7: [6 sc, inc] 4 times. (32)

Rnd 8: [7 sc, inc] 4 times. (36)

Rnd 9: Skip 18, 18 sc, leave skipped sts unworked for future use. (18)

Rnds 10-17: Sc evenly around. (18)

Rnd 18: [Sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 19: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Stuff leg.

Thigh

Rnd 10: With GREY, sc join in 1st skipped st of Rnd 9, 17 sc. (18)

Rnd 11: [5 sc, inc] 3 times. (21)

Rnd 12: [6 sc, inc] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 13: [7 sc, inc] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 14: [8 sc, inc] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 15: [9 sc, inc] 3 times. (33)

Rnd 16: [10 sc, inc] 3 times. (36)

Rnds 17-20: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 21: Dec twice, 12 sc, dec 3 times, 12 sc, dec. (30)

Rnd 22: Dec twice, 9 sc, dec 3 times, 9 sc, dec. (24)

Rnd 23: Dec twice, 6 sc, dec 3 times, 6 sc, dec. (18)

Stuff thigh loosely.

Rnd 24: Dec twice, 3 sc, dec 3 times, 3 sc, dec. (12)

Rnd 25: Dec 6 times. (6)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

Press thigh flat.

Set aside.

Toes

(Make 4)

With GREY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 4: Dec 6 times. (6)

Stuff.

Rnds 5-13: Repeat Rnds 2-4 three more times. Stuff after each toe. (4 toes total)

Cut yarn. Thread needle through front loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Leave long tail for sewing.

The following section has a step-by-step photo tutorial available in the Premium Pattern.

Using needle, thread tail in through center of last rnd, out through any st between Rnds 10 and 11, wrap yarn around the work and insert needle into same hole, thread needle out through any st between Rnds 7 and 8, pull tight.

Wrap yarn around work and insert needle into same hole, thread needle out through any st between Rnds 4 and 5, pull tight.

Wrap yarn around work and insert needle into same hole, thread needle out center of Rnd 1, pull tight.

Toes Attachments

Front Feet

Mark 2 stitch on either side of front leg in Rnd 45, directly across from one another, one on the inside of the leg and one on the outside.

Using tail from Toes, thread needle through one marked st and out other side through other marked st. Insert needle in center of other end of Toes and out through any st on Toes. Pull tight to close Toes around foot. Toes should face forward on body.

Optional: To anchor Toes in place, sew a few stitches between the bottom of the Toes and where they touch on the bottom of the foot. Be sure they are not so low they affect stability.

Repeat on other Front Leg.

Hind Feet

Mark 2 sts on either side of hind leg in Rnd 16, directly across from one another, one on the inside of the leg and one on the outside.

Using tail from Toes, thread needle through one marked st and out other side through other marked st. Insert needle in center of other end of Toes and out through any st on Toes. Pull tight to close Toes around end of foot. Toes should wrap around end of foot, facing forward, not facing up. 

Optional: To anchor Toes in place, sew a few stitches between the bottom of the Toes and where they touch on the bottom of the foot. Be sure they are not so low they affect stability.

Repeat on other hind leg.

Hind Leg Attachment

Set body on table like a tripod. Body and both front legs should touch the table at the same time. Hold hind leg to body with center of last round touching the “armpit” where the body and legs meet, lower leg flat on the table with no gap between leg and thigh.

Mark with pins where thigh touches the body. Using the pins as a guide, sew hind leg to body around thigh.

Repeat on other side, making sure hind legs mirror each other and are even when viewed from the back.

Feather Mane Strips

(Make 4 total; 2 CHAR, 2 DUST)

Ch 38.

Base Row: Sc in second ch from hook, 36 sc, ch 1, turn. (37)

Begin Feathers Section. Feathers will be worked perpendicular to Base. Work into Base as instructed.

Row 1: Sl st in first st on Base, ch 6, turn. (6 chs)

Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base (counts as turning ch), turn. (5)

Row 3: 2 sc, ch 6, turn. (2 sts, 6 chs)

Row 4: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (7)

Rows 5: 2 sc, ch 4, turn. (2 sts, 4 chs)

Row 6: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc, sk st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (5)

Rows 7-42: Repeat Rows 3-6 eight times.

Rows 43-44: Repeat Rows 3 and 4. (18 feathers total)

End Feathers Section.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Mane Attachment

Using pins, mark on the back of the neck at Rnds 13, 11, 9, and 7. Mark the same rnds on the front of the neck.

Tip: Use alternating pin colors to delineate which color Feather Mane Strip to attach.

Starting at Rnd 13, wrap the first DUST Feather Mane Strip around neck, ends meeting at the marked st on the back of neck. Thread tail through one st on neck, then sew ends of Feather Mane Strip together through last 3 sts of last feather and first 3 chs of first feather. Pull tight.

If Mane is not tight around neck, tack down at front marked st as well.

Repeat with first CHAR Feather Mane Strip at Rnd 11.

Repeat with second DUST Feather Mane Strip at Rnd 9.

Repeat with second CHAR Feather Mane Strip at Rnd 7.

Head Attachment

Centered on the bottom of head, pin a 7 x 8 rectangle. This will create a rectangle 30 sts around.

Hold head in the desired position on neck (turned slightly or straight ahead), and pin where marked sts touch Rnd 6 of neck.

Thread tail from back of head down to a marked st. Using pins as a guide, sew head to neck. Sew in straight lines between pins on the head and sew around Rnd 6 on the neck. This will create a strong, even attachment with no tilt.

Here is a tutorial for part attachment that might help.

Left Wing

A row-by-row photo tutorial of this section is available in the Premium Pattern.

With CHAR, ch 14.

Base Row: Sc in second ch from hook, 12 sc, ch 1, turn. (13)

Begin Feathers Section. Feathers will be worked perpendicular to Base. Work into Base as instructed.

Row 1: Sl st in 1st st of Base, ch 8, turn.  (8 chs)

Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base (counts as turning ch), turn. (7)

Row 3: 4 sc, ch 6, turn. (4 sts, 6 chs)

Row 4: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (9)

Row 5: 6 sc, ch 6, turn. (6 sts, 6 chs)

Row 6: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 4 hdc, 4 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (11)

Row 7: 8 sc, ch 6, turn. (8 sts, 6 chs)

Row 8: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 5 hdc, 5 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (13)

Row 9: 10 sc, ch 6, turn. (10 sts, 6 chs)

Row 10: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 6 hdc, 6 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (15)

Row 11: 12 sc, ch 6, turn. (12 sts, 6 chs)

Row 12: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 7 hdc, 7 dc, sl st on Base, sl st in last st on Base. (17)

End Feathers Section.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Weave in starting tail only.

Right Wing

With CHAR, ch 14.

Base Row: Sc in second ch from hook, 12 sc, ch 1, turn. (13)

Begin Feathers Section. Feathers will be worked perpendicular to Base. Work into Base as instructed.

Row 1: Sl st in 1st st of Base, ch 18, turn.  (18 chs)

Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 7 hdc, 7 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base (counts as turning ch), turn. (17)

Row 3: 12 sc, ch 4, turn. (12 sts, 4 chs)

Row 4: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 6 hdc, 6 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (15)

Row 5: 10 sc, ch 4, turn. (10 sts, 4 chs)

Row 6: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 5 hdc, 5 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (13)

Row 7: 8 sc, ch 4, turn. (8 sts, 4 chs)

Row 8: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 4 hdc, 4 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (11)

Row 9: 6 sc, ch 4, turn. (6 sts, 4 chs)

Row 10: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (9)

Row 11: 4 sc, ch 4, turn. (4 sts, 4 chs)

Row 12: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base. (7)

End Feathers Section.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Weave in starting tail only.

With pins, mark a straight line 13 sts, starting at Rnd 17 of the neck/shoulder, under the mane, and ending at Rnd 30, on the back side of the leg. Mark an identical line on the other side of the body.

With the longer end of the wing on top, sewing through the back of the Base Row starting ch, sew wing to body along marked line.

Repeat with other wing.

Tail

With GREY, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (10)

Rnds 3-42: Sc evenly around.

Stuff loosely.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Tip of Tail

With DUST, ch 14.

Base Row: Sc in second ch from hook, 12 sc, ch 1, turn. (13)

Begin Feathers Section. Feathers will be worked perpendicular to Base. Work into Base as instructed.

Row 1: Sl st in 1st st of Base, ch 6, turn.  (6 chs)

Row 2: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base (counts as turning ch), turn. (5)

Row 3: 2 sc, ch 6, turn. (2 sts, 6 chs)

Row 4: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (7)

Row 5: 2 sc, ch 4, turn. (2 sts, 4 chs)

Row 6: Sc in second ch from hook, 2 sc, hdc, dc, skip st on Base, sl st in next st on Base, turn. (5)

Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6.

End Feathers Section.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Sewing through back of Base Row starting ch, sew from the center of the 1st rnd of the Tail, in a spiral out to end of Base Row. Fan out feathers slightly.

Pin a 2 x 3 rectangle on Body, centered between the hind legs, 3 sts from the bottom. Using pins as a guide, sew tail to Body. Gently bend tail around side of body.

Weave in all attachment ends when parts are positioned as desired.


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If you run into a snag, drop me a line! I respond quickly and will help any way I can to clarify any confusion or challenging stitches.

Find more free patterns like this at allfreecrochet.com.

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Ember the Phoenix

Vincent the Dragon

Charlie the Celestial Dragon

Hatching Dragon Egg

Dragonling (Premium only)

Yarn on, 

Kati

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