OWL TEA COZY
Height (approx, excl eyes): 17 cm
Family 8-Ply Pure New wool, 25g balls: main color (M), 4; 1 st and 2nd contrasts (C1and C2) 1;
Crochet hooks: 4.00 and 3.00 or sizes needed to give correct tension.
2 beads for nose; 4 plastic eyes; filling.
ch = chain; dc •• double crochet; tr •• treble; sl st = slip stitch; "Shell" = (3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr); htr •• half treble.
3 patts to 10 cm in width over patt.
EYES (make 4)
Using 3.00 hook and C2, make 4 ch, join with a sl st to form ring.
1st round -
3 ch, 11tr in ring, sl st in 3rd ch at beg ... 12tr, counting turning ch as 1 tr. Fasten off.
Using C1, join yarn with a sl st to same place as sl st, 3 ch,1tr in same place as sl st, 2tr in each tr to end, sl st in 3rd ch at beg 24 tr.
3rd round -
3 ch, 1 tr in same place as sl st, 2 tr in each of next 17 tr. Fasten off.Leave rem tr free to attach to body.
Sew plastic eyes to centre.
BODY (make 2)
With right side of one eye facing, using 4.00 hook and M, join yarn with a sl st to lasttr worked,
1st row -1 ch, 1 dc in same place as sl st, * 2 ch, miss 1 tr on previous row, (l dc in sp before next tr, 2 ch, miss 2 tr) twice, 1 dc in sp before next tr, miss 1 tr, 1 dc in top of turning ch *, 1 dc in last st of second eye, rep from * to * once, turn.
2nd row -3ch, miss next 2 ch sp, ('Shell' in next 2 ch sp) 6 times, miss next 2 ch sp, 1 tr in last dc, turn.
3rd row -3 ch, ("Shell" in next 1 ch sp) 6 times. 1 tr in top of turning ch. Rep 3rd row 18 times. Fasten off.
Fold Body in half on to wrong side and slip-st in position at base of eyes.
With right side facing and working along side edge, use 4.00 hook and Cl, join yarn with a sl st to base of cosy (noting to work through both thicknesses), * 1 dc in edge of row, 2 dc in next sp *, rep from * to * to base of eye, using M 1 dc in each tr around first eye to last 6 tr, miss next 6 tr. miss next 6 tr on second eye, 1 dc in each tr around second eye, using Cl, rep from * to * to end. Fasten off.
With right side facing, using 4.00 hook and Cl. join both pieces tog as foll - 1 htr in each of next 7 dc, leave one piece free, 1 htr in each dc to last 7 dc on body, working through both pieces 1 htr in each of next 7 dc, 1 htr in each dc around eyes, 1htr in each of next 7 dc on body, leave one piece free, 1 htr in each dc to last 7 dc, working through both pieces 1 htr in each of last 7 dc. Fasten off.
Using C1, work htr in each dc on pieces left free. Fasten off.Flll eyes and slip-st closed at base.
Using 4.00 hook and M, make 18 ch, miss 2 ch, 1 htr in each ch to last ch, 3 htr in last ch, 1 htr in each ch along other side of foundation ch. Fasten off.Sew Handle between eyes as illustrated.
Sew on beads for noses.
Using Cl, work 2 rows of chain st on both pieces as illustrated