Crochet Snowy Baby Owl

Snowy Baby Owl Amigurumi Pattern

When I’ve finished the crochet Gryffindor Scarf I made last week I knew I needed a plushy to match our Harry Potter themed Halloween, and what better animal to make than Harry’s best pal Hedwig! But I decided to make a baby version of the owl to match my toddler boy. After all, Halloween doesn’t need to be all scary or creepy. If you’re planning an owl themed baby shower or birthday party for a little one, this can also be a perfect gift or addition to your decorations.

So friends here’s my first amigurumi pattern giveaway inspired by the adorable snowy owl. The owl consists of several parts but I made the pattern simple and beginner friendly so if you know how to single crochet and make increases and decreases, you can make your very own baby owl in no time!




MATERIALS:
• Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn (I used Gantsilyo Guru’s Milk Cotton Light – approximately 50 meters for yarn color Snow and small amount of yarn color Black, Sunlight, Linen and Orchid)
• Hook: 3.5mm crochet hook / US E-4 / UK 9
• Yarn needle
• Stitch marker (optional)
• 12mm safety eyes
• Fiber fill/toy stuffing

ABBREVIATION/STITCHES:
• Magic ring
• sc – single crochet (US) / dc – double crochet (UK)
• inc – increase = two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
• dec – decrease = crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method
• st/sts – stitch(es)
• blo – back loops only
• sl st – slip stitch
• [sc, inc] n times – repeat the pattern between parentheses n times.
• (N sts) – number of stitches in a round after finishing round.

If you need guide with the stitches, you can always check my post about Basic Crochet Techniques HERE.

NOTES:
– Finished owl stands approximately 7 inches. Any variations to hook size and yarn weight will result in a different sized owl.
– This owl was made by crocheting in continuous spirals except for the eye patches and pointy part of wings.
– Use stitch marker and continue to move to every beginning of a round.
– For the eye patch, chain 1 at the beginning of each round does not count a stitch.

PATTERN

EYE PATCH (make 2):
Using yarn color sunshine, begin with a magic ring. Do not to pull the ring too tight to leave a small space at the center, wide enough to insert the safety eyes later.

Round 1: sc 6, sl st to first sc made.
Round 2: ch 1, inc 6 times, sl st to first sc made. (12 sts)
Switch to yarn color black.
Round 3: ch 1, [sc, inc] 6 times, sl st to first sc made. (18 sts)
Switch to yarn color snow.
Round 4: ch 1, inc 18 times, sl st to first sc made. (36 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, sc around, sl st to first sc made. (36 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

BODY:
Using yarn color snow, begin with a magic ring.
Round 1: sc 6
Round 2: inc 6 times (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc, inc] 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [sc 2, inc] 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [sc 3, inc] 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [sc 4, inc] 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: [sc 5, inc] 6 times (42 sts)
Round 8: [sc 6, inc] 6 times (48 sts)
Round 9: [sc 7, inc] 6 times (54 sts)
Round 10-18: sc around (54 sts)
Round 19: [sc 7, dec] 6 times (48 sts)
Round 20-22: sc around

At this point, you can begin attaching the eye patches. Push the safety eyes onto the very center of each eye patch but don’t attach the backing yet. Place the eye patches onto the owl’s body, between Round 14 and 15. You can refer to my photo for the position. To see if both eye patch are in the right place, stuff the head temporarily – if they are, attach the safety eyelet backing from the inside of the body. Use pins to hold the eye patches in place then sew them onto the body using running stitch method.

Stuff body with fiber fill, adding more as necessary before closing.

Round 23: [sc 6, dec] 6 times (42 sts)
Round 24-26: sc around
Round 27: [sc 5, dec] 6 times (36 sts)
Round 28: sc around
Round 29: [sc 4, dec] 6 times (30 sts)
Round 30: sc around
Round 31: [sc 3, dec] 6 times (24 sts)
Round 32: [sc 2, dec] 6 times (18 sts)
Round 33: [sc, dec] 6 times (12 sts)
Round 34: dec 3 times. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Weave through the stitches of last round then pull tail end tightly to close the gap. Fasten off and hide tail.




 

WINGS (make 2):
Using yarn color snow, begin with a magic ring.
Round 1: sc 6
Round 2: inc 6 times (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc, inc] 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [sc 2, inc] 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [sc 3, inc] 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [sc 4, inc] 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: [sc 4, inc] 7 times, sl st to the last stitch. (43 sts)
Round 8: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next 4 chains, sl st in the 1st and 2nd stitch of Round 7. Turn.
Round 9: sc in the next 5 sts, ch 3. Turn
Round 10: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next chain, sc in the next 5 sts (blo), sl st in the 3rd and 4th stitch of Round 7. Turn.
Round 11: sc in the next 7 sts, ch 3. Turn.
Round 12: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next chain, sc in the next 7 sts (blo), sl st in the 5th and 6th stitch of Round 7. Turn.
Round 13: sc in the next 9 sts. Turn.
Round 14: sl st in the first 2 stitches, ch 1, sc in the next 6 sts (blo), sl st in the 7th and 8th stitch of Round 7. Turn.
Round 15: sc in the next 7 sts. Turn.
Round 16: sl st in the first 2 stitches, ch 1, sc in the next 4 sts (blo), sl st in the 9th and 10th stitch of Round 7.. Turn.
Round 17: sc in the next 5 sts. Turn.
Round 18: sc in the next 4 sts (blo), sc in each of the remaining 31 sts of Round 7, sl st in last 2 sts. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

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Sew the wings onto the side of the body, just below Round 16, using a running stitch method. Make sure the pointy end is positioned side down. Do not sew the pointy end of the wings and do not stuff the wings.

BEAK:
Using yarn color linen, begin with a magic ring.
Round 1: sc 4
Round 2: [sc, inc] 2 times (6 sts)
Round 3: [sc 2, inc] 2 times (8 sts)
Round 4: [sc 3, inc] 2 times (10 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Fold in half and sew it onto the center of the body under the eye patches.

LEGS (make 2):
Still using yarn color linen, begin with a magic ring.
Round 1: sc 6
Round 2: inc 6 times (12 sts)
Round 3-4: sc around
Round 5: [sc 2, dec] 3 times (9 sts)
Round 6-8: sc around
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Pin the legs under the body in the space between the wings. When you are sure the legs are in the right position, sew them on and fasten off.

TAIL (make 2):
Make one tail using yarn color snow and another tail using yarn color linen.

Begin with a magic circle.
Round 1: sc 6
Round 2: inc 6 times (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc, inc] 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [sc 2, inc] 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next 6 chains, sl st in the 1st and 2nd stitch of Round 4. Turn.
Round 6: sc in the next 7 sts, ch 3. Turn..
Round 7: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next chain, sc in the next 7 sts (blo), sl st in the 3rd and 4th stitch of Round 4. Turn.
Round 8: sc in the next 9 sts, ch 3. Turn..
Round 9: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in the next chain, sc in the next 9 sts (blo), sl st in the 5th and 6th stitch of Round 4. Turn.
Round 10: sc in the next 11 sts. Turn.
Round 11: sl st in the first 2 stitches, ch 1, sc in the next 8 sts (blo), sl st in the 7th and 8th stitch of Round 4. Turn.
Round 12: sc in the next 9 sts. Turn.
Round 13: sl st in the first 2 stitches, ch 1, sc in the next 6 sts (blo), sl st in the 9th and 10th stitch of Round 4.. Turn.
Round 14: sc in the next 7 sts. Turn.
Round 15: sc in the next 6 sts (blo), sc in each of the remaining 14 sts of Round 4. Slip stitch in the last stitch. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Place the snow colored tail on top of the linen colored tail. Sew the circular portion together using running stitch method . Leave the pointy ends undone.

 

With the excess yarn color linen, sew the tail onto the body using running stitch method.

EARS (make 2):
Using yarn color snow, begin with a magic ring.
Round 1: sc 4
Round 2: inc 4 times (8sts)
Round 3: [sc, inc] 4 times (12 sts)
Round 4: [sc 2, inc] 4 times (16 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the ears onto the owl’s head just above the eyes between Round 8 to Round 12 of the body.

Lastly, using the yarn color orchid embroider half of the body on the front and back using cross stitch method. See photo for reference.

Snowy Baby Owl Amigurumi Pattern

Snowy Baby Owl Amigurumi Pattern

I hope you enjoy your snowy baby owl as much as I do! If you have any trouble with the pattern, please feel free to leave a comment here, and you may follow me on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST for more project updates. Happy Crocheting!




4 thoughts on “Crochet Snowy Baby Owl

    1. Hi Nancy, “inc” stands for increase. Tou should crochet two single crochet stitches (sc stitches) in the same stitch.

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