Strigidae Bubo: the CAL

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Srigidae Bubo: the CAL

Welcome back!

Are you ready for Section 2?  This is the second of two tricky sections you will work for this design, but don't panic.  We will make it through together. 


You will be finishing the face of your owl this week.  You will work long stitches and tog stitches  in multiple rounds for the details of the face and horns.  You will also finish joining the eyes to the blanket so nothing is flopping around while you're snuggled under your blanket. 


If you have not already, please take the time to read the  abbreviations, techniques, and videos page of the CAL.


Let's do this thing!

Section 2

Round 7 color 4

Join with a standing sc in the second st before the trtr5tog, sc in next st.  FPhdc around next st, this will be the trtr5tog.  Sc in next 27 sts of the circle, making sure you do not accidentally skip the st slightly hidden by the trtr5tog.  Sk next st, FPtrtr3tog with each leg worked around the corresponding long leg of the tog st of the eye.  Sc in next 13 sts.  Sk next st, FPtrtr3tog with each leg worked around the corresponding long leg of the tog st of the eye.  Sc in next 25 sts of the circle.  Join to the first st with a slst.  FO.

70 sts



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Round 8 color 5

Rotate work so the top is at the top.  Join with a standing dc in the st before the second FPtrtr3tog.  Dc in next st (this will be the FPtrtr3tog), FPdc around same st.  Dc in next 2 sts, **make sure you don’t accidentally sk st after the FP st.** Dc in next st, also working through the 2nd st of the eye after the sc of R6.  Working in the circle behind the eye, dc in next 15 sts.  Dc  in next st, also working through the 2nd st of the eye before the sc of R6.  Working in the circle, dc in next 17 sts.  Dc in next st, also working through the 2nd st of the eye after the sc of R6.  Working in the circle behind the eye, dc in next 15 sts.  Dc in next st, also working through the 2nd st of the eye before the sc of R6.  Dc in next 2 sts.  FPdc around FPtrtr3tog.  2Dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts.  Join to the first st with a slst.  FO.

72 sts


**Don't accidentally skip the stitch after the FP stitch**

**Don't accidentally skip the stitch after the FP stitch**

Round 9 color 3

Join with a standing BPhdc around the 6th st before the second FPdc (the second FPdc is on the left if you’re right handed and on the right if you’re left handed), BPhdc around same st.  BPhdc around next 4 sts, 2BPhdc next st, BPhdc around next st (this will be the FPdc). 

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Sk next st, (FPtrc, FPdtr, dtr)tog with the first leg around the tog st of R7, 

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the second leg around the anchoring sc of R6, 

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and the 3rd leg in the available st of the eye between anchor sts.  BPhdc around next 3 sts (the 1st st will be a bit hidden behind the tog st). 

(BPhdc, sc)tog with the first leg around the next st and the second leg worked into the 3rd st of the eye after the anchoring dc of R8.  Working in the eye, [sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st] twice.  [2Sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] twice.


(sc, BPhdc)tog, with the first leg in the next st and the second leg around the 2nd st before the anchoring dc of R8 (this st will be hidden behind/under the eye).


BPhdc around next st, 2BPhdc around next st.  BPhdc around next 7 sts, 2BPhdc around next st.  BPhdc around next st, 2BPhdc around next st.  BPhdc around next 7 sts, 2BPhdc around next st.  BPhdc around next st.


(BPhdc, sc)tog with the first leg around next st and the second leg in the 5th st of the eye after the anchoring dc of R8.  Working in the eye, [sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st] twice.  [2Sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts] twice.


(Sc, BPhdc)tog, with the first leg in the next st of the eye, and the second leg around the 2nd st before the anchoring FPdc of R8.

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BPhdc around next 3 sts, sk next st.  (Dtr, FPdtr, FPtrc)tog with the first leg in the available st of the eye between anchoring sts, 

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the second leg around the anchoring sc of R6, 

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and the 3rd leg around the tog st of R7.


BPhdc around next st, 2BPhdc around next st.  BPhdc around next 4 sts, 2BPhdc around next st.  BPhdc around next 3 sts.  Join to the first st with a slst.  FO.

106 sts

Round 10 color 1

Join with a standing hdc in the st before the first tog st of R9 (the first tog st will be on the right if you’re right handed or on the left if you’re left handed).  FPhdc next st, hdc next 21 sts. FPhdc around next st, hdc in next 4 sts.

Working behind the eye, [dc in next st, 2dc in next st] twice.  Dc in next 3 sts.  [2Dc in next st, dc in next st] twice.


Working in R9, hdc in next 8 sts.  [2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] twice.  2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts.


Working behind the eye, [dc in next st, 2dc in next st] twice.  Dc in next 3 sts.  [2Dc in next st, dc in next st] twice.


Working in R9, hdc in next 3 sts.  Join to the first st with a slst.  DO NOT FO.

91 sts


Round 11 

Ch2, counts as hdc, hdc in next 7 sts.  [2Hdc in next st, hdc next 8 sts] 9 times.  Hdc in next 2 sts. Join to the top of the ch2 with a slst.  FO.

100 sts



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Round 12 color 4

Join with a standing sc in the st before the starting ch2.  Sc in next st, sk next st.  


(Trtr, FPtrc, FPtrtr)tog with the first leg worked in the same st as the first leg of the tog st of R9, the second leg worked around the tog st of R9, and the 3rd leg around the post of the tog st of R7, but worked behind the 3rd leg of the tog st of R9.  


Sc in next 27 sts, sk next st.


(FPtrtr, FPtrc, trtr)tog with the first leg around the post of the tog st of R7, but worked behind the first leg of the tog st of R9.  The second leg around the tog st of R9, and the 3rd leg worked in the same st as the 3rd leg of the tog st as R9.


Sc in next 6 sts, sc in next st also working through the 6th st of the eye after the (BPhdc, sc)tog st.  


Sc in next 8 sts.  Sc in next st, also working through the 7th st of the eye before the first hdc of R10.  


Sc in next 41 sts.  Sc in next st, also working through the 7th st of the eye after the last hdc of R10.  

Sc in next  8 sts.  


Sc in next st, also working through the 5th st of the eye before the first hdc of R10.  Sc in next 2 sts.  Join to the first st with a slst.  FO.

100 sts


Round 13 color 1

Join with a standing hdc in the 13th st before the second tog st.  Hdc in same st.  


[Hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st] twice.  


Hdc in next 2 sts, FPhdc around the tog st, hdc in next st.  


2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts.  


2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts.  


Hdc in next st also working through the second st of the eye after the anchor st of R12.  


Working behind the eye in the circle 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts.  


Hdc in next st, also working through the 2nd st of the eye before the anchor st of R12.  


[2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] 9 times.  


2Hdc in next st, also working through the 2nd st of the eye after the anchor st of R12 with the first st.  


Hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, also working through the 2nd st of the eye before the anchor st of R12 with the first st.  


Hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st.  FPhdc around tog st.  Hdc in next 3 sts.  


[2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] twice.  Hdc in next st  Join to the first st with a slst.  DO NOT FO.

120 sts



Round 14 

Ch2, counts as hdc, hdc in same st.  


[Hdc in next 11 sts, 2hdc in next st] twice.  


Hdc in next 7 sts, hdc in next st also working through the 5th st after the anchor st of R13.  Hdc in next 3 sts.  


[2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts] 4 times.  


2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 8 sts.  Hdc in next st, also working through the 5th st of the eye after the anchor st of R13.  Hdc in next 2 sts.  


[2Hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts] twice.  Join to the top of the ch2 with a slst.  FO.

130 sts



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Round 15 color 6

Join with a standing BPhdc around any st, BPhdc around same st.  *BPhdc around next 64 sts, 2BPhdc around next st* twice, omitting last 2 sts.  Join to the first st with a slst.  DO NOT FO.

132 sts



Round 16

**Special Stitches**

V-st- dc, ch1, dc in same st


Ch4, counts as dc and ch1, dc in same st.  *Sk 2 sts, V-st next st* 43 times, omitting last V-st.  Join to the 3rd ch of the starting ch.  DO NOT FO.

44 V-st



Round 17

Ch1, sc in same st.  *2Sc in ch1 sp, sk next st, sc between next 2 dc* 45 times, omitting last sc.  Join to the first st with a slst.  FO.

132 sc

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You have completed Section 2

You did it, the face is done!  How do you feel?  I hope you're proud.  Take a some time to sit back and smile at your accomplishment.  Take some time to sew in your tails and take a few pictures of your Bubo in his home environment.


Now you can relax a bit.  Section 3 is an easy one where you will be adding some "feathers" to your blanket.  Don't be nervous, they're not at all difficult.


Please remember this pattern is my original design and is protected by copyright.  It is and will be available only on my website.


Nickie 

October 2018 

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