Here is another pattern that was lost to the internet abyss:
Along with my cotton puffs, I use cotton swabs quite often for makeup application. So of course, I had to make myself something to hold those, too. Who wants an icky cardboard/plastic box on your counter?
I made stumpy using Lionbrand Lionsuede, which has a great texture and gives a very sturdy result. If using worsted yarn, I recommend at least doubling up. The pattern is quite easy, so here it is, incase you’d like a stump to hide your cottony treasures in:
Stumpy the Swab Stasher
Yarn: Bulky (Lionbrand Lionsuede)
Hook size: G
Special stitch: Bpdc, Fpdc
1: With light color: ch 4. In 1st chain (4th from hook) dc 15. Join with sl st. (this makes a circle).
2: With main color: Bpdc around each post of each dc . Join with sl st.
3: Fpdc around each post of each dc . Join with sl st.
4: repeat row 3 until the stump is the height you like. Mine was 7-8 rows. Finish.
1: With light color: ch 2. In 2nd ch from hook, sc 5.
2: With main color: sc in each st around until branch is the length you desire. Sew branch to stump
And that’s it! The matching owl is basically two spheres, starched stiff, and some half circles as wings.