Owl Stroller Pal

This fun stroller toy comes complete with a rattle, crinkly-sounding wings, feathers full of texture and a tab so it stays near baby and doesn’t get lost. Clip it on to your stroller or even a diaper bag and always have a fun toy for your little one.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 5 ¾” x 4 ½”

Gauge: Gauge not necessary for this project

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Red Heart Soft Yarn (100% acrylic; 256 yards [234 meters]/141 grams): #9388 Wheat (1 ball), #4422 Tangerine (1 ball), #4420 Guacamole (1 ball), #2515 Turquoise (1 ball), #3720 Lavender (1 ball), #1882 Toast (1 ball)
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook
Notions: Small amount of black and white felt, polyester fiberfil, bubble wrap (with small circles), plastic rattle insert, plastic linking ring, tapestry needle, black, white, orange and brown sewing thread

Abbreviations

Sc2tog: (Insert hook into next st, YO, draw up a lp) twice; YO, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Three rows of feathers are made with crocodile stitch – always keep RS facing when working on this section. 

Pattern

Body (Make Two)

Ch 12.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (11 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in each st across up to last st; 2 sc in least st. Turn. (13 sc)
Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2. (17 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Rows 6-14: Rep Row 5.
Row 15: Sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.
Rows 16-17: Rep Row 5.
Row 18: Rep Row 15. (13 sc)
Row 19: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, turn leaving remaining sts unworked.
Row 20: Now working on one tuft, ch 1, sk first st, sc in each of next 5 sts. Turn. (5 sc)
Row 21: Ch 1, sc3tog, ch 1, sc2tog. Turn.
Row 22: Ch 1, sc2tog in 1st and last st. Fasten off.
Repeat Rows 19-22 on other side of body beg. with a sl st join to last st of Row 18.
Work an edging of sc around each body piece.

Wings (Make Four)

Ch 10.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across; now continue to work around other side of chain, 2 sc in 1st ch, sc in each ch across.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc2tog (in last sc and 1st sc of next round), ch 1, sc in side of increase, sc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts, sl st in next 2 sts. Fasten off.

Feathers

With Turquoise ch 21.
Row 1(Right Side): 2 dc in 6th ch from hk, (ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next 2 chs, 2 dc in next ch) twice; sk next 2 sts, dc in last st. Do not turn.
Row 2: With RS facing, (Ch 1, 5 dc around post of 1st dc, 5 dc around post of next dc, sl st in top of next dc – crocodile stitch made) three times. Fasten off.
Row 3: With Lavendar and RS facing, join with sl st to 1st dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, dc in center of same crocodile st, (ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in center of next crocodile st) twice, ch 1, 2 dc in last dc, ch 1, dc in end of last dc. Do not turn.
Row 4: Keeping RS facing, sk 1st dc, (work 5 dc around post of next dc, 5 dc around post of next dc, sl st in next dc, ch 1) four times. Fasten off.
Row 5: With Guacamole and RS facing, join with sl st around post of 1st dc from Row 3; ch 4, (2 dc in center of next crocodile st, ch 1, dc around post of next dc, ch 1) four times. Do not turn.
Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Beak

With Tangerine ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (3 sc)
Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog over 1st 2 sts, sc2tog inserting hk into previous st and last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog. Fasten off.

Feet (Make Two)

With Tangerine ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. (3 sc)
Toes: Ch 5, sl st in 1st ch, sl st in post of last sc, ch 5, sl st in 1st ch, sl st in bottom loop of foundation ch, ch 5, sl st in 1st ch. Fasten off.

Eyes (Make Two)

Rnd 1: With Toast work 6 sc in an adjustable ring.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around; join with a sl st. Fasten off.

Loop for Plastic Ring

With Wheat ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Turn. (3 sc)
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Finishing

Line up feathers with Row 12 of body and sew in place using yarn needle and yarn tails – Make sure to sew each feather row with matching color of yarn.
Sew 2 wings together with yarn needle and Tangerine – when halfway around, insert small piece of bubble wrap to create crinkle sound.
Cut out eye mask from white felt (2 ¾” L x 1 ¼” W) and sew to body above feathers with white sewing thread using photo as a guide.
Cut 2 small circles of black felt and sew with black sewing thread to center of each eye.
Sew eyes to white mask with brown sewing thread and beak in center of mask with orange sewing thread.
Using Tangerine and tapestry needle sew wings to body using photo as a guide.
Using Tangerine and tapestry needle sew on feet below last row of feathers.
With Wrong Sides of body facing pin in place so all edges line up.
With Wheat sc body pieces together stopping when a small opening remaining so can stuff with fiberfil and insert rattle.
Fold loop in half and secure to back of body with tapestry needle and Wheat.
Slide linking ring through loop. yarn ball

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