You Don’t Need a Garden to Have Your Own Owl

House Owl

House Owl

Owls are one of my favourite animals. They are such beautiful birds – I love their delicate and dense feathers, piercing eyes and amazing 360 degree heads, allowing them to get the best possible view of the world.

If you love owls, I’m sure you’ve seen the delightful You Tube clip of a little owl enjoying having its head rubbed. I’ve also become fascinated with the Great Grey Owl, captured here by The National Geographic.

But I don’t have a garden to welcome owls to, so I thought I’d make my own. I hope you like him. Now even those of us who live in flats can have our own owls!

New to crochet? learn how to get started, making chain stitches and double crochet stitches.

House Owl

Key: ch chain; dc double crochet; dc2tog insert hook in st and draw up a loop. Insert hook in next st and draw up another loop. Yarn over, draw through all three loops on hook; rep repeat; st(s) stitch(es).

Use a stitch marker to mark the start of each row.
Hook: 3.5mm and 4mm
Yarn: 4 ply in cream for body, Double Knitting (DK) brown for wings and base.
Stuffing: soft polyester

Body (4 ply cream, 3.5mm hook)
Make 2 ch.
Round 1: 6dc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: 2dc in each st. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (18 sts)
Round 4: *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (24 sts)
Round 5: *1dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * to end. (30 sts)
Round 6: *1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (36 sts)
Round 7-25: 1dc in each st. Fasten off.

Side view of owl

Base (in DK brown, 4mm hook)
Make 2 ch.
Round 1: 6dc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: 2dc in each st. (12 sts)
Round 3: *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (18 sts)
Round 4: *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (24 sts)
Round 5: *1dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * to end. (30 sts)
Round 6: *1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. (36 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long end.

Base of Owl

Wings (Make 2 in DK brown)
Make 3 ch
Round 1: 1dc in second ch from hook, 2dc in next st, 1ch, turn. (3 sts)
Round 2: 2dc in second ch from hook, 1dc , 2dc in next st, 1ch, turn. (5 sts)
Round 3: 2dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next, 1ch, turn. (7 sts)
Round 4: 2dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next, 1ch, turn. (8 sts)
Round 4: 2dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next, 1ch, turn. (9 sts)
Round 4: 2dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next, 1ch, turn. (10 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long end.

Owl wing

Making up
Stuff the body with filling and then pin on the base. Sew the base onto the body using its long end and a yarn needle. Attach the wings in a similar fashion, sewing down the two straight sides, leaving the curve of the wings open. To make the owl’s face, cut a heart shape with a rounded bottom from grey felt, the beak from black felt and the eyes from orange and black felt. These are sewn in place using white cotton thread.

Note: You could make the owl’s body using DK acrylic if you don’t have any 4 ply.

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5 thoughts on “You Don’t Need a Garden to Have Your Own Owl

  1. Pingback: Free Owl Amigurumi - free amigurumi patterns daily | free amigurumi patterns daily

    • Hi there, glad you like the owl. If you want to reproduce the pattern online, please credit lotsofnicethings.com, I don’t mind people selling things they’ve made from my patterns on a small scale, like at craft fayres.

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