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.
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.