A small amount of wool yarn in at least two colors
17 mm safety eyes
E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Make a crochet circle the size of the base you would like. The example is around 1.77 inches (4.50 cm) in diameter.
Continue crocheting in the round, without increasing, so you make a type of bucket.
Do this until it is as tall as the base circle diameter, so that the base diameter is the same height as the owl.
Stuff and fix eyes.
Sew up top of head.
Stitch several times in each ear, so that the ears stick up and the body becomes rounded.
Using the contrasting color, crochet into the body from one ear to the next.
Keep the same amount of stitches by using a turning chain until the end of the top of the head is reached.
Decrease stitches by not using a turning chain until you have just one stitch left.
Thread a needle onto the end of yarn.
Thread through the body of the owl and secure.
Weave in all ends.
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