I had a bit of left over multicolored cotton yarn I was trying to find a purpose for. Wasn’t enough for a large project so I figured I would use it for a kids item. Who wouldn’t like a tiny owl purse?! I love owls, but not just any owl. I’m picky about my wise, old friends so this one had to be just right. Totally winging a pattern, this little purse came out just how I was hoping it would.
There is a pattern available for sale on Ravelry but I thought I would challenge myself to try it without. The base of the bag is pretty simple. I started with a magic circle of single crochets and increased for only a couple of rows until I got the desired diameter for a small bag.
It was all trial and error without a written pattern but I kept going. I decreased a few stitches in each row of the last 5 rows to give it a nice shape. There were lots of tiny little motifs to add once that was complete. Those probably all took me longer to do and stitch on than crocheting the actual bag! The eyes were simple circles but I added detailed plum-colored flower buttons. For the wings, I used leaf pattern and it turned out perfect. The nose was a few stitches of yellow yarn I added directly to the bag in a triangle shape.
The single crochet stitches make a tightly woven fabric perfect for storing all those little keepsakes without worrying about them falling out.
I like her, I’m definitely going to have to make a few of these.