Hoooos ready to get stitching? Get your crochet hooks ready for another fall / winter Crochet Along with Sarah Zimmerman from Repeat Crafter Me, it’s sure to be a real hoot!

Over the course of three weeks, we’ll be stitching up a trio of squishable owl toys in the super-soft Bernat Blanket O’Go. These owls are a perfect project for crocheters looking to spread their wings and stitch their first stuffie. Bernat Blanket O’Go's expansive shade range allows for truly customizable and gift-worthy toys. Create one or create a whole flock – the sky’s the limit!

Follow each week as we bring this adorable toy together in separate parts. Make sure to share your progress along the way on the Yarnspirations Stitch Squad Group, tag @Yarnspirations on Instagram and tag your posts with #YARNSPO. We're excited to see how you customize your trio!

Lesson 1: OWL HEAD AND BODY

Owl Along with Marly Bird

Welcome to lesson 1 of this year’s cool weather Crochet Along - Ollie O’Go Owl Toy Trio, hosted by Sarah Zimmerman from Repeat Crafter Me!

In this lesson you will learn how to open your O’Go, how to separate the colors, and get started on stitching up the body and head of the owl. This week’s homework includes building the base of this cute critter by making a magic ring and working a series of single crochets and decreases in the round, changing colors once you reach the head. You can start adding your polyfill at this stage to give the bottom structure. Make sure to leave the head open as you’ll be stitching details onto the head in weeks 2 and 3.

Tip: Leave a long tail on your last row so you can seam it shut later.

Don't have supplies? Get info about what you need to join the Crochet Along here.

Owl Along lesson 1 Knit