Have you ever wished you could be a bird? Now you can, with a little help from MJ of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. She’s created a cozy owl blanket that, when worn, looks like you’re a nocturnal creature with a penchant for mice. The crochet pattern is similar to a fringe throw, but it has a playful twist—the large owl eyes, tiny pointed nose, and feathery ears double as a wearable hood. So, forget your sweatshirt. Now, you can curl up on your couch and stay extra warm as your torso and head are covered.
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Similar to MJ’s mermaid beach bag towel, the owl blanket can be easily stored when not in use. It can be laid as a decorative blanket, or it can be folded into itself and stored inside the hood. With this option, it appears that you’ve got a feathery friend hanging out in your living room.
MJ markets this blanket as a DIY project and sells only the pattern. She writes that it’s meant to “work up quick” using bulky yarn. And although it’s an advanced design, she does have a video that offers guidance with the intricate stitch pattern used throughout. Try it by buying the instructions through her Ravelry shop.
Turn into a bird with this charming DIY owl blanket.
All images via MJ’s Off the Hook Designs.
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