Crochet Owl Pattern

I’ve got this new crochet owl pattern for you today. This is what the owl appliqué is going to look like.

Finished crochet owl group portrait

If you would like to follow along with the crochet video tutorial for this pattern it’s available at Crochet Owl Tutorial.

This pattern will be using US terminology. If you would like to get the UK version go to Crochet Owl Pattern (UK Version).

Crochet Owl Pattern 

Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • dtr – double treble crochet

Materials Used

  • A main colour, contrast colour, colour for beak, white and black crochet cotton or wool.
  • Crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Thread to sew together.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.

 

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Head

Make a magic loop.

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Row 1: 2 ch, 2 hdc, 3 tr, 6 hdc, 3 tr, 3 hdc into circle.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st in 2nd ch.
Row 2:  2 ch, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, work 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, work 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in remaining sts.  Sl st in 2nd ch.
Row 3:  3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, 1 dc in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch.
Row 4:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) 6 times, (1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) 6 times, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in following st. 1 dc into any remaining sts.  Sl st into 3rd ch.
Row 5:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, (1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,) repeat to end of row.  Sl st in top of 3 ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet owl head

Ears

Join for ear as in picture below.

Row 1:  2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 1 joined hdc over same st as last hdc and next st.  Turn.
Row 2:  2 ch, 1 joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc, 1 joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 3:  2 ch, hdc cluster over all sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet owl head with first ear

Work the 2nd ear the same as the 1st.

Crochet owl head with ears

To Neaten Head and Ears

Join cotton at base of 1st ear.  1 ch, work 1 sc in each st around the head and ears.  Fasten off.

Crochet owl head and ears with neatened edges

Body

Make a magic loop.

Row 1: 2 ch, 2 hdc, 3 tr, 6 hdc, 3 tr, 3 hdc into circle.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st in 2nd ch.
Row 2:  2 ch, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, work 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, work 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in remaining sts.  Sl st in 2nd ch.
Row 3:  3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, 1 dc in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch.
Row 4:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) 6 times, (1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) 6 times, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in following st. 1 dc into any remaining sts.  Sl st into 3rd ch.
Row 5:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, (1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,) repeat to end of row.  Sl st in top of 3 ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet owl head

Outside of Eyes (Make 2)

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  3 ch, work 12 dc into the circle.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st in the 3rd ch.
Row 2:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in same place as ch and then 2 hdc in each st around.  Join with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet owl outer eyes

Eyes (Make 2)

Make a magic loop.
1 ch, 8 sc into circle.  Pull the circle tight and join with a sl st.  Fasten off.

Crochet owl inner eyes

Beak

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  3 ch, 2 dc into circle, pull circle tight but don’t join.  Turn.
Row 2:  3 ch, a dc cluster over all sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet owl beak

Wings (Make 2)

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  3 ch, 2 dc into circle.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Turn.
Row 2:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in top of ch.  Turn.
Row 3:  3 ch, 2 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 1 dc in top of ch.  Turn.
Row 4:  3 ch, 1 joined dc over same place as ch and next st, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 1 dc in top of ch.  Turn.
Row 5:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in each st to last, 1 joined dc over last st and top of ch.  Turn.
Row 6:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in each st and top of ch.  Turn.
Row 7:  3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in each st to last 2.  1 joined dc over last 2 sts.  Turn.
Row 8:  3 ch, 1 dc cluster over all sts.  Don’t fasten off.

To Neaten Edges

1 ch work 1 sc in each st around the wing.  Join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

For the 2nd wing, after you finish the main part of the wing turn it over and sc in each st around. (This makes the wing slope in the opposite direction).

Crochet owl wings

To Make Up

Weave in ends. Embroider white spot on each eye.

Crochet owl inner eyes finished

Stitch outside of eyes together on one.

Crochet owl outer eyes joined

Attach the eyes to the outside of eyes and embroider on eyelashes if desired.

Crochet owl finished eyes

Stitch the eye piece to the head and attach the beak partly over the eye piece as shown.

Crochet owl face with eyes Crochet owl face with beak

Join the head to the body and attach the wings.

Crochet owl body and head Crochet owl body with head and wings

Crochet on the claws.

Finished crochet owl landscape

Claws

Join cotton to bottom of body 3 stitches off centre.

(3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 3 ch, sl st in same place as dc, sl st in next st) 3 times omitting the sl st in next st on last repeat.  Fasten off.

Make another claw to match.

Finished crochet owl group 1 landscape

I hope that you’ve like this crochet pattern. If you’ve enjoyed it or have any questions leave a note in the comments section.

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9 thoughts on “Crochet Owl Pattern

    • Hello Barbara, I’m sorry that the content wasn’t what you were after. I’ve unsubscribed you from the newsletter. Kerri.

    • Hello Agnes, I use a 1.25mm hook which is an 8 in US and a 3 in UK and Canada. I use 4 ply crochet cotton which is fairly thin. I hope this is some help. Kerri

  1. I love the pattern but I altered it a bit on mine. To make is less ‘gappy’ I used dc in place of the tc called for. Less holey spaces in the finished project.

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