This pattern is constructed flat, and not in the round as is done in amigurumi. This means that you can make two shapes and sew them together with stuffing inside, and make them into pillows, or stuffed toys, or use them in their flat form as appliques.
The entire front is constructed first, and then if you want to make into a pillow or toy, you crochet another head and body shape, and sew all around to connect the two. The larger the yarn, and the larger the crochet hook, the larger your shape will be. This design used knitting worsted yarn, and a 5.5mm crochet hook, and the finished size of the baby owl was 7 inches tall, and 4 1/2 inches wide. If you use a thread hook, and crochet thread, you will get a smaller size applique of approximately 2 to 3 inches, depending on your tension.