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Owl - Doorstop - Crochet Pattern

by patterns by steph
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  • basically suitable for beginners (you just have to count some stitches a couple of times, exactly like described in the pattern)
  • 9 pages of pattern
  • 27 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • lots and lots of pictures


Owl - Doorstop

Doors... they tend to get slamed closed by a strong gust of wind. Not only is this extremely loud, but also annoying, when all you want to do is airing out the house and letting in some fresh air.

This will finally come to an end with this beautiful doorstop. Once the door is open, it stays open. :)

Thanks to the handle you can easily pick it up and move it around or simply out of the way.

When you stuff the Owl with something soft instead, not only will it be less heavy but will become a nice soft toy, too. The doorstop-functionality will be lost then though. ;)

Skill Level:
easy to medium

The size depends on your gauge, chosen type of yarn and crochet hook size. I'm using Puppets Lyric yarn (8/8, DK/Light-Worsted) from Coats and a 3 mm hook. With that I get the following size/s: 20 cm (without tufts)

used Techniques
* magic ring
* chain
* single crochet
* double crochet
* slip stitch
* increase and (invisible) decrease
* crocheting in back loops (instructions included)
* crocheting back and forth in rows
* crocheting in continuous rounds (rounds are not joined)
* changing yarn-color (instructions included)
* basic sewing (sewing on body-parts, closing openings etc)

The pattern is very detailed. Almost every single step/stitch is explained in words and pictures. Special characteristics are explained step-by-step (i.e. crocheting the handle to the body). You see, nothing can go wrong! :)

1) The pattern is mine. Do not (re)sell this pattern, including translations to other languages and modifications; do not redistribute, including publishing on the internet. 2) The finished figure/item is yours. :) Feel free to sell the finished products, handmade by yourself (no mass production). I'd love it if you would refer to my pattern/shop when doing so. Thank you! :)

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Materials you need at home:

  • yarn (weight doesn't matter, as long as you use the same weight throughout the whole project)
  • crochet hook (one or two sizes smaller than recommended for your chosen type of yarn)
  • stitch marker (use a paper clip or piece of scrap-yarn)
  • stuffing
  • stuffing tool (possibly)
  • scissors
  • colored pins
  • tapestry needle/s
  • some heavy filling (i.e. gravel, sand, marbles...)
  • 1 freezer bag & tape