Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern

Crochet Owl made with faux fur held in cupped hands, made with this crochet owl ornament free pattern
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I love, love, love owls. As we prepared to put up our Christmas tree this year, I decided that it needed another owl on it. So, I made one up and now I have this adorable crochet owl ornament free pattern to share with you all. He is just way to cute and since he’s soft, there’s no risk of him breaking should little hands find their way to the tree. I couldn’t decide on a fun name for this crochet owl ornament free pattern so I just decided to call him Baby Owl Ornament. EDIT: I have a new free crochet ornament pattern out now as well! Check out the Polar Bear Crochet Tree Ornament.

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If you haven’t used faux yarn to crochet amigurumi before, this crochet owl ornament free pattern is a great pattern to finally give it a try. The owl is small and quick to make so it’s not a huge committment in terms of time or resources. Faux fur yarn is incredibly forgiving so if you don’t have the tidiest seaming when putting your crochet owl ornament together, no one can tell. The fur hides it all and still looks great. Check out my tips and tricks for using faux fur yarns in the video below (or find the write up HERE) so you can hit the ground running. If you’re looking to give faux fur yarns a try, I recommend using Fable Fur from WeCrochet (found HERE). It’s my favourite faux fur yarn as it has a thick strap on the back of the yarn which helps you feel the stitches, even if you can’t see them.

I designed another crochet owl earlier this year and he is my absolute favourite thing I’ve ever designed. Otis the Owl is another free crochet pattern that you can find here on my blog using Fable Fur. Check him out HERE.

amigurumi owl made with faux fur yarn and a free pattern found on this blog
Otis the Owl – A free amigurumi owl pattern found here on The Loopy Lamb

Other Free Faux Fur Yarn Crochet Patterns Available:

If you haven’t seen my other faux fur yarn crochet patterns that I’ve published so far, check them out here:

Stay tuned for next week for another free crochet christmas ornament pattern as well!

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

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Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern sample in a cupped hand

Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain
  • FO = Finish Off
  • MC = Magic Circle
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
  • SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • ST = Stitch


Finished Size:
 

  • Approximately 3.5” tall

Gauge: 

  • 4 sts x 5.5 rows = 2” – Not vital to project as long as the same tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no holes that stuffing can be seen through. 


Notes:

  • Gauge is not vital to the project but it may effect the amount of yarn needed for the project. 
  • A 5.5mm crochet hook is recommended for the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to more easily know where to place your stitches.  This may however effect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise).  Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated.  A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
  • All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur. 

Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern

Crochet owl ornament hanging in a tree

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Head

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
Rounds 4 – 8:
SC around (18) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 2 sts between them
Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more as you work.
Round 9: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole.  Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole.  Weave in ends.



Wings (make 2)

Round 1: Using Fable Fur and 5.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Pull the circle tight but do not join. FO, leaving a long tail and sew onto either side of the bird, lining the wings up with the eyes.

Here’s a YouTube tutorial for how to make the beak:

Beak:

Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Cobblestone Heather and a 3.5mm hook, make a MC.  CH 3 and DC 3 into the MC. (3)
Turn and join last ST to the top of the CH 3 with a SL ST.  FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the face. Using the tail from the creation of the MC, sew the CH 3 to the last DC to close up the back of the beak.  Sew onto face between the eyes and weave in ends.

Step one of making the crochet owl ornament beak
step two of the owl beak
step 3 of the crochet owl beak
step 4 of the crochet owl beak


Here’s a video tutorial on how to make the feet:

Feet


Row 1:
Using 3.5mm hook and Brava Worsted yarn in Cobblestone Heather, CH 3. In 2nd CH from hook, SC.  SC in next ST. Turn. (2)
Row 2: CH 1. SC in each ST. Turn. (2)
Row 3:  CH 1. SCINC in each ST. Turn. (4)
Row 4: CH 4. SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the next SC of Row 3.  CH 4. SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the next SC of Row 3. CH 4, SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST 2. SL ST in the last SC of Row 3.  SL ST down the side of the foot, placing a SL ST in the end of each row. 
FO leaving a long tail to sew onto body.  Sew feet onto the bottom of the body so the toes just peek out the front.

bottom view of the crochet owl ornament free pattern


Creating the Hanger

Thread the ribbon or piece of yarn onto a tapestry needle.  Insert tapestry needle through one of the stitches near the top/center point of the head and out through the stitch directly opposite the stitch you went into.  Tie the ends together in an overhand knot and slide the knot inside the head.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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7 thoughts on “Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern”

  1. I’m somewhat new to crochet and I’m finding the faux fur yarn to be a little difficult to figure out. What are the specifications using regular worsted weight yarn? Should I change the hook I use?

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    • Hi Whittney,

      You could try pairing a worsted weight yarn with the faux fur yarn (working both strands at once) if you want to use the faux fur. You’ll get a different look but you’ll be able to better see the stitches. I’m not sure what the specifications for this would in worsted weight as I haven’t attempted to make it in anything other than the faux fur but I know it would be much smaller than this. If you were going to use a worsted weight yarn for the body, I’d recommend using a 3.5mm hook.

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  2. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern and for sharing my creations on your Instagram page. I was so honored! I have made a dozen of these so far to sell, and they have been a big hit! I work with families of special needs children, so for us, this is little owl is a sensory calming aid. The fur is so soft it is like petting a kitten. My 4 year old nephew saw one that I had made, gasped, squealed, pet the owl and clutch it to his heart. “I WOVE it, Aunt Sawah!” So they are kid-tested and approved as well. Now I am getting special requests to covert them into the child’s favorite animal. I am having a lot of fun with it, and I just wanted to share my gratitude with you. ❤❤

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