I’ve been crocheting for years, probably a good 45+ years. I started selling at festivals about 8 years ago and as I continue to create inventory for future (post-pandemic, I guess) festivals, I realize that the beloved circle is the geometric shape that got me started.
The original owls were made with two rectangular panels stitched together with separate eye, beak and feet pieces added. Rectangles take so long, and I decided to try circles. I realized that circles were simply more soothing to make: round after round after round. It got to the point I could make circles literally in my sleep! 🙂 At this point, the circular owl pillow was born and has been improving ever since the first ones.
Circles make up most of the big, stuffed things I make, but I also love making the little things out of crocheted circles.
Over the years, my owl design has improved. Every now and then I’ll make an original, more primitive version of the circular owl pillow, but I really like how they’ve evolved in appearance.
But one thing that seems to remain the same: circles, and lots of them.