Owl Amigurumi – Free crochet pattern



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Amazing crochet owl pattern to make for any occasion! Crochet Owl is fun, colorful and quick project to make. It can be used as Christmas ornament, toy for any child or newly-weds, as part of your home decor or just make cute owl amigurumi for fun!

Author: Tatiana Kucheryavaya  (Translation from Russian)

Materials:

  • The main part was crocheted with Dolphin yarn from Yarnart, legs and beak with velour yarn.
  • For head mobility, use plastic joints for Teddy bears or 2 buttons and 2 discs cut from thick cardboard, the diameter is determined by the diameter of the head after crocheting the first 5 rows.
  • Black eyes made of FIMO (polymer paste) or black felt, the diameter depending on the thread used.

Depending on the yarn used, the owl can reach a height of about 20 cm.

Abbreviations: here

HEAD

  • 2ch and in the first ch make 6sc
  • 2. 6 inc  = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 = 24
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 6 = 30
  • Cut two cardboard or plastic discs with a diameter of the first 5 rows.
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x 6 = 36
  • 7-18. 36sc. FO. The head is stuffed up after connecting to the body!!!
  • Join the 2 edges of the opening and sew the 36 stitches after stuffing!

The ears are formed after you will sew the top of the head. They will be a triangle, and its base is sewn between rows 14-15 from the head.

 BODY

  • 2ch and in the first ch make 6sc
  • 2. 6 inc  = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4. (2sc, inc)x 6 = 24
  • 5. (3sc, inc)x 6 = 30
  • 6. (4sc, inc)x 6 = 36
  • Connect the head to the body with the two cardboard or plastic discs (with the diameter of the first 5 rows of the head) – one to the head and one to the body. I also used 2 buttons and 2 small pieces of 1mm thick hard wire.
  • 7-8. 36sc
  • 9. 12sc, inc, 4sc, inc, 12sc, inc, 4sc, inc = 40
  • 10-11. 40sc
  • 12. 12sc, inc, 5sc, inc, 13sc, inc, 5sc, inc, 1sc = 44
  • 13-14. 44sc
  • 15. 13sc, inc, 6sc, inc, 14sc, inc, 6sc, inc, 1sc = 48
  • 16. 1sc, 8ch, skip 8st, 1sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 10sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 4sc, dec = 42 (the hole of 8ch is for the tail)
  • 17. (5sc, dec)x6 = 36
  • 18. (4sc, dec)x6 = 30
  • 19. (3sc, dec)x6 = 24. Stuff the body !
  • 20. (2sc, dec)x6 = 18
  • 21. (1sc, dec)x6 = 12
  • 22. 6dec = 6. FO. Close the hole !

 TAIL

Attach the thread to the hole of the 18 ch chain from the body (round n° 16).

  • 1. 16sc (8sc + 8sc on the other side of the 16 ch chain)
  • 2. inc, 6sc, 2inc, 6sc, inc = 20
  • 3. Fold and crochet the 10 stitches : 10sc
  • 4. 1slst, 4hdc in the same st, skip 1st, 1slst, (1hdc, 2dc)-in the same st, (2dc,1hdc)-in the same st, 1slst, skip 1st, 4hdc in the same st, 1slst. (see diagram!)

LEGS x2

Toes (make 2)

  • 1. 2ch and in the first ch make 5sc
  • 2. 5inc = 10
  • 3-8. 10sc. Stuff! Don’t cut the thread for the second toe!

Join the two toes:

  • 9. Start from the second toe: 3ch, 10sc on the first toe, 3sc on the chain, 10sc on the second, 3sc on the other side of the chain  = 26
  • 10. 9sc, 2dec, 9sc, 2dec  = 22 (the decreases must be between the two toes)
  • 11.  3sc, 4dec, 3sc, 4dec = 14 (the decreases must be between the two toes)
  • 12.  3sc, 2dec, 3sc, 2dec = 10 (the decreases must be between the two toes)
  • 13-17. 10sc (5 rds) Stuff!
  • 18. 5dec = 5. FO. Close the hole!

 EYES x2

  • 1. 2ch and in the first ch make 6sc
  • 2. 6 inc  = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4. 18slst. FO. Leave a tail for sewing.

Find below how I made the eyes, with one more round than the original description!

WINGS x2

  • 1. 2ch and in the first ch make 6sc
  • 2. 6 inc  = 12
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4-6. 18sc
  • 7. dec, 6sc, 2inc, 6sc, dec = 18
  • 8. dec, 14sc, dec = 16
  • 9. dec, 5sc, 2inc, 5sc, dec = 16
  • 10. dec, 12sc, dec = 14
  • 11. 2dec, 2sc, 2inc, 2sc, 2dec = 12
  • 12. dec, 8sc, dec = 10
  • 13. 2dec, 2inc, 2dec = 8. FO. Close the hole! Don’t stuff!

 BEAK

  • 1. 2ch and in the first ch make 4sc
  • 2. 4inc = 8
  • 3. (1sc, inc)x4 = 12
  • 4-5. 12sc
  • 6. 6dec. FO. Stuff lightly!

ASSEMBLY

  • Sew on the head the eyes, leaving a distance of 1sc between them. Glue the two large black pupils.
  • Sew the beak between the eyes.
  • After sewing the top of the head, sew the ears (the seam is the base of the triangle – the ear) between 14 and 15 rows of the head.
  • Sew the wings on the body. Attach the end of the wing to the side towards the base of the tail, then sew it so that it is at the level of the neck (where the head is connected to the body)
  • Sew the legs to the base of the body.
  • Embroider with a contrasting thread a few V-shaped feathers on the chest, as in the photo.

Here’s my owl ready for Christmas!

I made a small change at the eyes:

  1. 2ch and in the first ch make 6sc
  2. 6 inc = 12
  3. (1sc, inc) x 6 = 18
  4. On round 4, I crocheted the 18 slip stitches in FLO and then I added another round (Rd.5):(2sc,inc) x6 = 24 worked in the loops left free from round 3 (in BLO.)
    There is no description in the original pattern, but I used a white cardboard disc 3 cm in diameter and a thin black plastic disc 2.5 cm in diameter. I positioned the white cardboard disk and glued it in the orbit of the eye so that it would take up all the space except the highlighted edge (where I crocheted slip stitches). I positioned and glued the black disc towards the inner corner of the eye (towards the beak), over the white disc and with white nail polish I painted the eye light.

I made the hat with the inspiration of the moment … 😊

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Comments
  • What size hook is used for this pattern, please? I cannot find any information about hook size.

    • In the original pattern the creator does not specify. It depends on the thickness of the yarn. If you use chenille, you usually need to crochet with number 4. Read the ball label and work with at least one less hook number.

        • Hi Heba! Thank you for the comment.
          Before inserting the two plastic or cardboard discs, you should not stuff the head or sew its upper edges.
          The discs must have the diameter of the first 5 rows (30 sc).
          If you still do not manage to put the discs, you can sew the head on the body; in this case the head will not rotate.

          • U mean like i put the discs inside the head and inside the body the connect’em?
            I think i got it thank u❤

    • Join the two details:
      9. Start from the second : 3ch, 10sc on the first detail, 3sc on the chain, 10sc on the second, 3sc on the other side of the chain = 26
      10. 9sc, 2dec, 9sc, 2dec = 22 (the decreases must be between the two fingers)
      11. 3sc, 4dec, 3sc, 4dec = 14 (the decreases must be between the two fingers)
      12. 3sc, 2dec, 3sc, 2dec = 10 (the decreases must be between the two fingers)
      13-17. 10sc
      18. 5dec = 5. FO. Close the hole!

    • Leer en el montaje: Después de coser la parte superior de la cabeza, cosa las orejas (la costura es la base del triángulo, la oreja) entre 14 y 15 filas de la cabeza.

      • I’m having a little bit of trouble with the tail. It says to attach to the 18ch but in the body it said to creat an 8ch. Was this a mistake? I’m confused on where to start the tail.

    • Please, read the part with the assembly! After sewing the top of the head, sew the ears (the seam is the base of the triangle – the ear) between 14 and 15 rows of the head.

  • Still having problem with head I have done a lot of Amigurumi but can’t understand the head and ears even my friend who is a very experienced in crochet

  • On round 18 of the head, what does “fold end sew the 36 stitches after stuffing”? The fold end has me stumped. Thanks.

  • Hi please help me can you show me a picture of the feet I am struggling to understand the pattern I think I am a bit stupid

  • On the assembly there are no instructions for creating the ears. It only states where and how to pkace them.to place

  • So what you are saying is to do down the head at the points where it was folded and seen to make ears. Is that correct?

  • Hi! For those of you who have asked, I hope to clear some things up. Firstly, the ears are part of the head itself. This wasn’t clear to me until I made the owl myself. The opening at the top of the head should be sewed up in a straight line so that you can then use the cornerd of that seam to make the ears.

    For the tail, it’s 16 stitches total (not 18): the chain of 8 and then the 8 skipped stitches. You will actually be decreasing on the chain when the pattern calls for it as this doesn’t affect the underside of the chain where you’ll be stitching into later. It’ll look a little wonky at first, but once you get the tail sorted it’s fine and turns out really cute!

    I haven’t figured out the feet yet, so I’ve made my own. They came out too big and I couldn’t get my decreases to line up the way that they should have. If you’re going to try your hand at them, I recommend a thinner yarn and smaller needle for the feet.

    As for how much yarn this takes: miniscule amounts of yarn for the beak and feet; you could probably use some left over yarn for these. For the owl itself — head, body, wings, etc., I used less than a 5oz skein of Red Heart Super Saver (225 yards). I used a US H needle (size 7/4.5 mm for UK friends). I hope this helps!

  • I don’t know what you mean by two details for the legs. After row 8 what do I exactly do? Please somebody explain ! Does it mean I have to add another toe or what?

  • I have searched for an English pattern of this particular owl & finally came across this but I’m confused at the directions. I’ve made another crochet owl but the directions are written out differently. Can anybody help me understand this better??? I would really like to attempt this owl. Thank you in advance!

  • Do you have a video or detailed description about how to join the head and body? I’m unfamiliar with a teddy bear joint. I only find tutorials with cotter pins. You used thicker cardboard and buttons with wire? Thanks for your help!

  • Hi I’ve been trying to create the feet in this pattern, I followed all of the instructions but I got stuck at Step 11. because my decreases do not end up being between the toes even though I followed to other previous steps accurately as far as I know. How do I proceed with this step? Will the decreases eventually end up between the toes? Thanks!

    • Hi Madison! I crocheted my legs and the decreases came between the toes. If you still fail, then crochet as many stitches (plus or minus) to be the decreases between the fingers. Move the marker according to how many stitches you worked plus or minus so that you can follow the instructions according to the pattern.

  • Can anyone describe with a little more details on the cardboard pieces placement and how to do it. I’m lost with it and there are no pics to help describe the steps. Thank you

    • Hi Teresa! There is no description in the original pattern, but I used a white cardboard disc 3 cm in diameter and a thin black plastic disc 2.5 cm in diameter. I positioned the white cardboard disk and glued it in the orbit of the eye so that it would take up all the space except the highlighted edge (where I crocheted slip stitches). I positioned and glued the black disc towards the inner corner of the eye (towards the beak), over the white disc and with white nail polish I painted the eye light (see my photo at the end of the article). Thank you very much for your interest and comment. Have a good day!

  • I’m still really confused about the ears. . . I’ve closed it up and they still don’t look like the picture, do I need to crochet more on the corners after I close the top of the head?

    • Hi Mandi! Thank you for the comment.
      After sewing the top of the head, sew the ears (the seam is the base of the triangle – the ear) between 14 and 15 rows of the head or even lower if necessary.

    • Hi Andria! Thank you for the comment. I recently introduced this blog protection feature due to the increasing number of content theft from my site. Blog posts are free but cannot be copied. I invite you to browse the blog pages and view directly from there or make print screens and merge them into a Word or PDF file.
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  • Grazie per aver postato questo gufo … mi piace molto …. al momento sto cercando di fare le zampe ne sto facendo uno on lana acrilica con un uncinetto del 3.5 ma mi viene una zampa gigante rispetto il corpo nonostante che riesco a fare tutti i punti da descrizione … ora prima di andare avanti devo trovare una soluzione…..
    E a proposito di soluzioni per unire la testa col corpo ho incollato il disco di cartone e incollato all’interno delle parti poi ho unito con una vite due rondelle ( una per parte ) e due bulloni mettendo un goccio di colla tra il primo e il secondo per essere sicura che non si svitino … ora la testa gira di 360° sul corpo …. mi è sembrata una buona soluzione

    • Ciao Alba! Grazie mille per il tuo commento. Per non venire le zampe così grandi prova di lavorarle con un filato più sottile. Io ho usato un filo metallizzato dorato.
      La tua soluzione per unire la testa al corpo è buonissima. Io ho utilizzato due dischi di plastica e anche due bottoni con un filo di ferro tra loro. Grazie ancora per visitare il mio blog! 🙂

  • I’m new to Amigurumi and I’m struggling.
    I know how to connect the head and body…but after connecting the pattern on the outside of the head and the body does not match…what do I do wrong.please help. I’m doing the beige owl

    • Hi Elrei! Thank you for the comment!
      Before crocheting the last 5 rounds from the body, stuff very well and insert the junction disk with the screw or wire up. Then finish making the body.
      After the 5 rounds from the head, insert the second disc and tighten the screw or bend the wire of the first disc so that the 2 discs slide easily between them and the head rotates. The two discs with the diameter of the 5 rows must be identical and should be made of hard and thick plastic of approximately 1 – 1.5 mm.
      I hope I helped you.

  • Did you use 10mm hook for the body? And what number hook did u use for beak and legs? So that I know the difference.

    • Hi Vaishali!
      The number of crochet hooks depends on what yarn you use. In any case, for the beak and claws, use a thinner thread (for example acrylic) and a hook with one or two smaller numbers or adapted to the thread you are working with.

  • This pattern is locked and cannot be copied…is that on purpose? Usually, free patterns aren’t locked. Thank you.

    • Hi Karen! Thank you for the comment. I recently introduced this blog protection feature due to the increasing number of content theft from my site. Blog posts are free but cannot be copied. I invite you to browse the blog pages and view directly from there or make print screens and merge them into a Word or PDF file.
      Thanks for understanding.

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