This cute little baby owl with its soft tuft of hair is a fun, quick and easy felting project.
Baby Owl is knitted, made up and stuffed before felting in an ordinary washing machine.
Every Baby owl is slightly different after felting, and choosing the buttons to create each character is half the fun!
Quick and easy to make for new knitters, this Baby Owl is knitted flat using stocking stitch and basic increases and decreases.
This pattern includes fully illustrated instructions for knitting, sewing up, stuffing, felting and adding the features to your Baby owl.
Templates are included for making the beak and feet from felt fabric.
Finished Size 10cm /4” high
Rico Creative Filz print, Lana Grossa Feltro Spectra and Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi all produce lovely variegated effects, plain colours look great too!
One 50g/50m ball of felting or Filz wool is all that is needed for this project- making it an ideal introduction to the technique of knit and felt.
Alternative yarns must be 100% wool and hand wash only to ensure they will felt when washed.
If this toy is to be given to a child, for safety reasons it is best not to use buttons for the eyes.
You can cut circles of felt, embroider or needle felt as alternatives to make the eyes
- 5 page illustrated knitting pattern
- Suitable for Beginners
- Clear Felting instructions , *Templates for sewn on features
Materials you need at home:
- You will also need toy stuffing, buttons and scraps of brown felt fabric to finish this project. , *Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) , , *Yardage- 1x 50gm/50m , , *Recommended Yarns- , Rico Creative Filz print, , Lana Grossa Feltro Spectra , Schoeller Und Stahl Filzi
- Approx. 25g of toy stuffing , , *A small amount of black embroidery thread or wool , , *Small amount of brown felt material , , *2 large buttonsand 2 medium buttons
What others have made
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk