Class Name: Crochet Owl Doorstop
Learners per Class: 6
No. of Sessions: 1
Length of Session: 4 hours
Come along, create your own crochet owl doorstop and learn the art of crocheted Amigurumi with these adorable creatures – you will be working in crocheted circles but don’t worry, we will make sure that you don’t get in a spin.
Your lovely tutor will start you off with creating a magic loop – sometimes also called a magic circle, don’t worry you don’t need to be a magician! You will then build on your existing crochet skills by working in circles and spirals in order to follow the pattern to create your own owl. You will also learn how to increase and decrease stitches, and change yarn colours.
Finally we will bring your owl to life with eyes and a beak, before finishing off by filling him with stuffing and crocheting closed.
You can choose to create either a desk buddy or a door stop – the method is the same, the only difference is the thickness of wool used!
This workshop is suitable for anybody aged 14 and over who has either completed the beginners crochet course or is proficient in chain and double crochet. There will be just 6 learners on this course to ensure that you get lots of help from your tutor to create you super cute owl desk buddy or door stop!
For the desk buddy (approx. height 10cm)
You will need to bring 1 x 100g balls of DK wool in your main colour, plus 1 smaller ball in another colour for the top of the owl and hair.
For the door stop (approx. height 15cm in chunky / 20cm in super chunky wool)
You will need to bring 1 x 100g ball of chunky or super chunky wool in your main colour, plus an extra ball in a different colour for the top of the owl and hair.
You will also need to bring your favourite crochet hook in the correct size for your yarn – this is usually 4mm for DK and 6mm for Chunky, but check the ball band of your wool. If you’re not sure which hook size you need or which yarn to pick, then just get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to help!
We’ll provide everything else you need to make your owl – stuffing, eyes etc.
If you’re feeling lazy, you can purchase the yarn for your owl from our stash – please let us know at the point of booking if you want to do this so that we can ensure we have the right colours in stock!
Desk Buddy Kit: Stylecraft Special DK – £4.00
Door Stop Kit: Stylecraft Weekender Super Chunky – £8.00
There will also be a refreshment break where tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. However if you would like anything more substantial you will have time to wander into town or please feel free to bring along your own food - we do have a fridge for storage too.
You will take home your completed owl, stitch markers and full instructions and patterns to carry on creating further owls should you wish – who wouldn’t love an owl for a Birthday or Christmas present?!