Crochet Owl Lovey Free Pattern

Crochet lovey made with this crochet owl lovey free pattern in a flat lay
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Last week, I released the first of a series of free crochet lovey blanket patterns, the My Cuddle Bear Lovey. This series of lovey toys was created for you! I’m always wanting to give you guys what you’re asking for so when many of you were requesting patterns for free crochet lovey blanket patterns, I got straight to work three of them. This weeks’ pattern is my crochet owl lovey free pattern which I’ve named My Baby Cuddle Owl Lovey. If this is your first time working with faux fur yarns, don’t worry. I’ve included some resources for you below to help you find as much succses with working with this yarn as possible.

This crochet owl lovey free pattern was designed to be super cute, fit a woodland nursery theme, be easily customized and be quick enough to whip up in case you need a last minute baby shower gift. For me, that last one is a biggie. I always think I have lots of time to whip up something great for a baby shower and then next thing I know, the shower is one a day or two away. Heck, you could whip this up the night before, or dare I say, the morning of a baby shower. If you’ve got a couple of days before the shower, pair it with my go-to baby shower blanket pattern, The Timeless Teal Chevron Blanket Pattern and you’ll be set to go with a gorgeous gift that’ll have everyone ooh-ing and aahing at your crochet prowess and they’ll never know you did them in a pinch.

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I LOVE using faux fur yarns to create amigurumi for many reasons, one of which is that you can create beautiful amigurumi projects that don’t even look crocheted. I can’t tell you how many times people have been surprised when I show them a toy I’ve made with faux fur yarn and I tell them it’s crocheted. It’s pretty awesome. The other great thing about working with faux fur yarn is that it’s incredibly forgiving. So if you’re not great at sewing on limbs and you think that seam always looks “ugly” that’s not a concern with faux fur yarn. The fur hides it all my friend! Ready to get those hooks into some faux fur? 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.

Other Free Crochet Patterns Using Faux Fur Yarns:

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

crochet security blanket made with this crochet owl lovey free pattern

Skill Level:

  • Easy


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

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Abbreviations:


Finished Size:
 

  • Owl: Approximately 3.5” tall
  • Blanket Size: 12” x 12”

Gauge: 

  • Owl: 4 sts x 5.5 rows = 2”
  • Granny Square Blanket: 16 sts x 8 rows = 4”


Notes:

  • Gauge is 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 in the bear parts.  Yarn amounts are based on the gauge given so not matching gauge may affect 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 affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed. 
  • The Owl body 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. 
  • The CH 3 at the beginning of each round in the granny square blanket counts as a DC.
  • The CH 2 spaces in the corners of the blanket are not included in the stitch count for each row.

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

baby crochet owl on a blue crochet security blanket

Crochet Owl Lovey Free Pattern – My Baby Cuddle Owl Lovey

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.

crochet owl made with faux fur cupped in hands

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.

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.

There is a video tutorial available on my YouTube Channel for the beak. You can check it out here:

crochet owl beak tutorial image 1
crochet owl beak tutorial image 2
crochet owl beak tutorial image 3
crochet owl beak tutorial image 4
crochet owl beak tutorial image 5

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 the feet onto the front of the body, near the bottom pointing outwards at a slight angle.

There is a video tutorial available on my YouTube Channel for the feet. You can check it out here:

crochet owl foot used in this crochet owl lovey free pattern

Blanket:

Round 1: Using Brava Worsted in Celestial, CH 4 and join last CH to the first CH with a SL ST to form a ring.  CH 3 (counts as first DC here and throughout), DC 2, CH 2, *DC 3 into the ring, CH 2* repeat instructions in the **3 times. Join last ST to the top of the first ST (not the CH 3) with a SL ST (from here on out referred to only as Join). (12)
Round 2: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 3* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP.  Join. (28)
Round 3: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 3, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 7* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 2.  Join. (44)
Round 4 CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 5, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 11* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 4.  Join. (60)
Round 5: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 7, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 15* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 6.  Join. (76)
Round 6: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 9, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 19* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 8.  Join. (92)
Round 7: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 11, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 23* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 10.  Join. (108)
Round 8: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 13, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 27* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 12.  Join. (124)

sample made with this crochet owl lovey free pattern


Round 9: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 15, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 31* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 14.  Join. (140)
Change to Dove Heather
Round 10: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 17, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 35* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 16.  Join. (156)
Round 11: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 19, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 39* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 18.  Join. (172)
Change to Celestial
Round 12: CH 3, DC in same ST. DC 21, *(DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 43* repeat instructions in ** 3 times, (DC 2, CH 2, DC 2) in the next CH SP, DC 20.  Join. (188)FO and weave in ends.

Assembling Your Crochet Owl Lovey:

Position the head with the arms already sewn to it in the center of the blanket, facing one of the corners.  Using a length of Celestial, sew the blanket to the bottom of the head in a circle approximately 1.5 – 2” in diameter.  FO and weave in ends.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this crochet owl lovey free pattern! Ready to start another crochet lovey? Check out my Crochet Bunny Lovey Free Pattern next.

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