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Scrappy Owl Bag | Free Crochet Pattern


I don’t know about you, but at the end of the Fall/Winter season, especially after a long Winter of craft fairs, I buried up to my eyeballs in bulky yarn scraps. There always seems to be 25 yards of this and 30 yards of that left over from all the arm knit scarves and ear warmers.

I came up with this pattern to use up those bulky scraps and make a great little purse for craft fairs in the Spring and Summer. Enjoy!

You may sell products made by this pattern, but please do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale. That’s not nice (and slightly illegal).
This pattern is written in US crochet terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Easy.  Need to have knowledge of single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), slip stitch (sl st), increase and decreases, and some experience with amigurumi part attachment.
Gauge is not important for this project.
Supplies needed

Furls Odyssey J (6.5 mm) hook

At least 340 yds of scraps, Bulky yarn such as Loops and Threads Charisma, Red Heart Medley, or Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky. Include at least 100 yds white/off white and black for eyes, an orange shade for beak

Yarn needle
Pattern Notes
Work in continuous rounds. Do not sl st to join.  
With any color, Ch 56. Being careful not to twist chain, join with a sl st.
Rnd 1: [sk 1, (sc, dc) in next ch] 28 times. Do not sl st to join. (28 clusters)
Rnd 2-24: [Sk 1, (sc, dc) in next st] continuously around. Change colors as scraps run out or every two rows. Change in a different place in the round each time for the best effect.
Rnd 25: [sk 1, (sc, dc) in next st] 7 times, sk 14, ch 16, [sk 1, (sc, dc) in next st] 7 times, sk 14, ch 16. (14 clusters, 2 ch sps)
Rnd 26: [sk 1, (sc, dc) in next st] 7 times, [sc, dc] 10 times in ch sp, [sk 1, (sc, dc) in next st] 7 times, [sc, dc] 10 times in ch sp. (34 clusters)
Rnd 27: [sk 1, (sc, dc) in next st] around. Bind off and weave in ends.
(Make 2)
With black, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: [2 sc in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 3: Change to White. [sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, 2 sc in next st] 6 times. (24). Sl st to make a clean edge.
Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.
Attach evenly spaced apart, between rows 13 and 21.
 With orange, using needle, sew upside down triangle, 2 rows long and 2 clusters wide

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One Comment

  • AniMag


    Very cute pattern, though not working for me.

    No, I do not have the same necessary materials as what you state–I’m using a bag of factory ends (words on the bag) double stranded, a 5.5 mm hook.

    Getting the 56 chains was the easy part; Round 1 only allowed me 27 clusters, Round 2 allowed me 26 clusters, I had to force another cluster in to get the 27th. I’m guessing the cluster count will continue to go down by one cluster with each next row

    The bag is open at the bottom (chain row). I do not see any closure instructions in the given pattern. Is there any help you can possibly let me know of to do this bag right?

    I am in a craft guild where I live and this would be an excellent item to show off in our Tea in a few months.

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