Dishcloths

I love OWLS and so I love anything OWL.

I had some cotton yarn left from a previous project and was looking for something suitable to make and came across a pattern for an owl dishcloth. I AM IN LOVE! I might have to make myself an entire blanket out of a bunch of these.

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I also found a pattern for an Octopus dishcloth. Octopus and dishcloth… it oddly enough seems like a perfect combo.

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And finally, I asked hubby what kind of dishcloth he’d love. A moose. Talk about random. Picture is awful, the colors are actually a nice baby blue, navy blue and lime green. I would take a better picture except that it’s already in use now. The original plan was to do both borders in baby blue and the center in lime green. Of course I ran out of lime green half way through and then ended up running out of baby blue as well and had to bring in a 3rd color but since the goal was to use up scraps, it’s only fitting.

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All 3 patterns are by Mamafri/CreaWelten on Ravelry. Patterns are in German.

I have just enough yarn left to do a navy blue/beige one and I think we’ll do the shark one.

Also happy news – I won a SIGNED copy of “Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises” by Peter Lerangis. I won it through HarperCollins Canada (contest on FB). Books always make me happy. Signed books make me bounce up and down.

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Buffalo Hat

Boo is also known as the “Tiny yellow buffalo” as she’s very much built like one – Giant hairy shoulders, wee tiny waist.

Needless to say, I HAD to make her a buffalo hat. HAD TO.

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She’s thrilled with it and so am I 😀

Main part is the same like in the Queen Hat, I just added horns instead of a crown and braids.

Horn Pattern

Material:

Worsted weight yarn (horn color)
4 mm crochet hook
Darning needle
Scissors
Material to stuff the horns (I used the extra yarn I cut off when I made the braids for her Queen hat, nothing gets wasted here :D)

Make 2:

  1. Magic loop, 4 sc into loop (4 st)
  2. 2 sc in each st (8 st)
  3. 1 sc in each st (8 st)
  4. 1 sc in each st (8 st)
  5. 2 sc in first two st, 1 sc in rest of st (10 st)
  6. 1 sc in each st (10 st)
  7. Repeat rows 5 and 6 until you’ve reached the desired length, end off but leave a strand long enough to sew onto hat… weave in beginning end, stuff horn, sew to main part, weave in end.

Again, if you’re going to crochet a hat, please consider making a donation to Boo’s rescue (they spent well over $2500 for her care thus far): Bully Buddies. Thank you!

I have visions of Easter bunny hat, unicorn hat and pig hat (she’s also known as “Trufflepig”) but that will have to wait as I’m about 2/3 done now with my Manta Hueco Zig Zag blanket and hope to finish it within the next two weeks.