Crochet Kitten

Owl Greeting Card

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Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • Blank 5×7 greeting card
  • Worsted weight yarn in Brown, White, Orange, and a fourth Main Color
  • Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • White glue

Eyes – make 2. 

Worked in the round.

With Brown, ch 4.

Rnd 1. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) 3 times in same ch; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. 11 dc and 4 ch-1 sp.

Rnd 2. Join White with sl st in any ch-1 sp. Ch 2, (dc, ch 1 dc2tog) in same sp as joining, ch 1, (dc2tog, ch 1) twice in ea rem ch-1 sp around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. Finish off. 8 dc clusters and 8 ch-1 sp.

Rnd 3. Join Main Color with sl st in any ch-1 sp. Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp as joining, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. 24 dc and 8 ch-1 sp.

Rnd 4. Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining and next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp, *sc in next 3 dc, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around. Finish off. 40 sc.

Beak

Worked from bottom up.

With Orange, ch 4.

Row 1. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. 2 dc.

Row 2. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in first dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in last dc. Finish off. 6 dc.

Ears – make 2.

With Main Color, ch 3. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. Finish off. 2 dc.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Coat the back of each piece and arrange on front of greeting card as shown in photo. Allow to dry completely. If desired, layer a sheet of wax paper and a heavy book on top to keep the card from wrinkling as it dries.

Abbreviations

  • beg (beginning)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sp (space)
  • tog (together)
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