You’ll love stitching this cute owl bundled up in a chunky knitted scarf. The design will make a perfect winter birthday card, last-minute Christmas greeting or even a thank you for the festive gifts you receive! Mount your stitching in a simple white aperture card and decorate with sequins for a touch of seasonal sparkle.


This chart originally appeared in issue 263 (Jan 2018) of The World of Cross Stitching. For more card ideas, pick up The World of Cross Stitching issue 302 (Jan 2021), on sale 3 December 2020. Read more about what’s in the magazine here.

To stitch this cute owl cross stitch pattern you will need:

  1. Zweigart 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in)
  2. Stranded cotton as listed in the key
  3. Size 24 tapestry needle
  4. Square white aperture card plus sequins from stockist of your choice

If you’re new to cross stitch and what to practise the different stitches before you start this pattern, see our cross stitch for beginners article.

Download your winter woolly owl cross stitch pattern

Click to download the Free Winter Owl Card Chart

The download is an A4 PDF with the owl chart and key.


Hannah FletcherEditor, The World of Cross Stitching

Hannah has been the Editor of The World of Cross Stitching magazine for 4 years and is responsible for bringing a wide range of cross stitch patterns from the best international designers to the readers around the world. She loves to stitch modern baby samplers for new arrivals amongst her friends and family, but as an all-round crafter, Hannah is just as likely to have a crochet hook in hand as a needle and thread. When she’s not busy crafting, Hannah can be found Irish dancing or running to keep fit.

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