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Free owl crochet pattern

This free crochet owl pattern comes with a bunch of quick crochet accessories to make a fun picnic scene - it's such a hoot!

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We love these wide-eyed crochet owls and their picnic for two – they’re just so cute. You can use the basics of this free crochet owl pattern by Lucy Pollack to make a simple owl, but there’s also some fun picnic accessories and a hat for each crochet owl that instantly gives them extra character! You only need to follow one crochet owl pattern for the owl body and wings, using a soft pink shade for Martha and pale blue for Boris. This set would make a sweet gift for a couple who enjoy sharing a bottle of wine under the twinkling stars!

If you fancy check out some more of Lucy’s fab amigurumi patterns, visit her Etsy store! And if you just can’t get enough of cute crochet owls, you’ll find some more crochet owl patterns to try at the end of this post!

You will need

Stylecraft Special DK (100g/295m), 1 ball each in: Sherbet (1034)

  • Clematis (1380)
  • White (1001)
  • Stone (1710)
  • Bright green (1259)
  • Black (1002)
  • Claret (1123)
  • Saffron (1081)

4mm (US G/6) hook

3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

Embroidery needle

Stitch markers

Toy stuffing

Pins (optional)

4 x 10mm black safety eyes

Measurements

Owl approx. 15cm (6in) tall

Tension

Tension is not critical for this free crochet owl pattern, but it’s best to keep your stitches tight so that your toy stuffing doesn’t show through.

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet owl pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free crochet owl pattern

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Eyes (make 4)

Using 4mm hook and White, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 4dc in loop. [4 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [8 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) four times. [12 sts]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) four times. [16 sts]

Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Owl body

Boris is made in Sherbet yarn, Martha in Clematis yarn.

Using 4mm hook and either Sherbet/ Clematis, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 6dc in loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) six times. [18 sts]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [24 sts]

Round 5 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [30 sts]

Round 6 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st six times. [36 sts]

Round 7 (Dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [42 sts]

Round 8 (Dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [48 sts]

Rounds 9-28 (20 rnds) Dc in each st around.  [48 sts]

Round 29 (Dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog) six times. [42 sts]

Round 30 (Dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog) six times. [36 sts]

Round 31 (Dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog) six times. [30 sts]

Round 32 (Dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog) six times. [24 sts]

Position the white eyes on the body and attach a safety eyes through the middle of each white eye, making sure you also put it through the body of the owl.

Stuff here.

Round 33 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog) six times. [18 sts]

Round 34 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) six times. [12 sts]

Round 35 (dc2tog) six times. [6 sts]

Ss and sew ends. Fasten off.

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Beak (make 2)

Using 4mm hook and Saffron, ch5.

Row 1 Dc in 2nd ch from the hook, dc across, ch1, turn. [4 sts]

Row 2 Skip st, dc in next st, skip st, dc in next st. Ch1, turn. [2 sts]

Row 3 Skip st, dc in next st. [1 st]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Wings (make 2)

Using 4mm hook and either Sherbet/ Clematis, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 4dc in loop. [4 sts]

Round 2 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) two times. [6 sts]

Round 3 Dc in each st around. [6 sts]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) two times. [8 sts]

Round 5 Dc in each st around. [8 sts]

Round 6 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) twice. [10 sts]

Round 7 Dc in each st around. [10 sts]

Round 8 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) twice. [12 sts]

Round 9-14 (6 rnds) Dc in each st around  [12 sts]

Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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Floppy hat for Martha

Using 4mm hook and Stone, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 6dc in loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) six times. [18 sts]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [24 sts]

Round 5 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [30 sts]

Round 6 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [36 sts]

Round 7 (Dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [42 sts]

Round 8 (Dc in next 13 sts, 2dc in next st) three times. [45 sts]

Rounds 9-14 (6 rnds) Dc in each st around  [45 sts]

Round 15 FLO (htr in next 2 sts, 2htr in next st) 15 times. [60 sts]

Round 16 (htr in next 3 sts, 2htr in next st) 15 times. [75 sts]

Round 17 (htr in next 4 sts, 2htr in next st) 15 times. [90 sts]

Ss twice and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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Pork Pie hat for Boris

Using 4mm hook and Black, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 6dc in loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) six times. [18 sts]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [24 sts]

Round 5 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [30 sts]

Round 6 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st six times. [36 sts]

Round 7 (Dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [42 sts]

Round 8 (Dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [48 sts]

Round 9 BLO Dc in each st around. [48 sts]

Rounds 10-15 (6 rnds) Dc in each st around.  [48 sts]

Round 16 FLO (Dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [54 sts]

Round 17 (Dc in next 8 sts, 2dc in next st) six times six times. [60 sts]

Round 18 (Dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in next st) six times six times. [66 sts]

Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Blanket/grass

Using 4mm hook and Bright green, ch54.

Row 1 Tr in 3rd ch from hook, tr in each st across, ch3, turn. [50 sts]

Rows 2-21 (20 rows) Tr in each st across, ch3, turn (only tr across on last row).  [50 sts]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Wine bottle

Using 3mm hook and Claret, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 4dc in loop. [4 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [8 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) four times. [12 sts]

Round 4 BLO Dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 5 Dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Change to white

Rounds 6-9  (4 rnds) Dc in each st around.  [12 sts] Change to Claret.

Rounds 10-11 (2 rnds) Dc in each st around.  [12 sts]. Stuff here

Round 12 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) four times. [8 sts]

Round 13 dc2tog three times, dc in next 2 sts. [5 sts]

Rounds 14-16 (3 rnds) Dc in each st around.  (5 sts) Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Wine glass (make 2)

Base

Using 3mm hook and White, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 4dc in loop. [4 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [8 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) four times. [12 sts]

Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Stem and cup

Using 3mm hook and White, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 4dc in loop. [4 sts]

Pull yarn to the other side.

Rounds 2-4 (3 rnds) Dc in each st around.  [4 sts] Change to Claret.

Round 5 2dc in each st around. [8 sts]

Round 6 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) four times. [12 sts]

Round 7 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) four times.  [16 sts]

Rounds 8-9 (2 rnds) Dc in each st around.  [16 sts]

Ss and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew the bottom of the stem to the base.

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Basket

Using 4mm hook and Stone, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 6dc in loop. [6 sts]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) six times. [18 sts]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [24 sts]

Round 5 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [30 sts]

Round 6 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st six times. [36 sts]

Round 7 (Dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st) six times. [42 sts]

Round 8 BLO Dc in each st around. [42 sts]

Rounds 9-14 (6 rnds) Dc in each st around.  [42 sts]

Ch25. Ss to opposite side, ss again, turn, dc back across the ch, ss to the next st by the ch st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

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To make up

Sew down the edges of the white eyes to the body of the owl. Sew the beak between both eyes, with the triangle pointing downwards.

Sew the wings to each side of the body, placing the top of each wing in line with the bottom of the eyes.

Sew the hats to the top of the heads if you wish.

Sew all the ends into the blanket, basket and glasses. Go back and forth with a needle through the top of the bottle to make sure the stuffing doesn’t fall out.

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1

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3

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5

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6

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7

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8

Free baby crochet owl hat pattern

How cute is this free baby crochet owl hat pattern from Yarnspirations?! It’s a simple pattern that even crochet beginners can try, plus there’s a handy tutorial video to accompany the pattern too!

Find the pattern on Yarnspirations


9

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Find the free pattern at RepeatCrafterMe


10

Crochet owl poncho pattern

If you’re looking for a fun project to hook up for your kids, then this epic crochet owl poncho pattern is sure to be a hit! The pattern also comes with some matching owl socks too!

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