Wintery Cozy Owl – Free Crochet Pattern

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Hello, my dears. Today I will show you my last project – wintery owl. This cute toy I made 100% of crochet – body and wardrobe  🙂

Materials:

  1. Beige fur-imitating yarn Phildar Phil Nounours
  2. Dark brown acrylic yarn for the paws and beak
  3. Pink acrylic yarn for the hat and scarf
  4. 3,5 mm (US E/4, CA/UK 9) crochet hook
  5. Scissors
  6. Knitting needle
  7. Large, plastic eyes with safe mountings (20 mm – 3/4″)
  8. Hypoallergenic stuffing, like in pillows
  9. Optional: glass marbles to weigh down the paws so the owl stands stably.



Head: work using the furry yarn in single crochets in circles, without yarn over hooks
Row 1. Enclose 6 single crochets in a magic ring, without yarn over hooks [6]
Row 2. Double every single crochet [12]
Row 3. Double every 2nd single crochet [18]
Row 4. Double every 3rd single crochet [24]
Row 5. Double every 4th single crochet [30]
Row 6. Double every 5th single crochet [36]
Row 7 – 10. Make 36 single crochets [36]
Row 11. (4 single crochets, work 2 single crochets together) repeat 6 times [30]
Row 12. (3 single crochets, work 2 single crochets together) repeat 6 times [24]
Row 13. (2 single crochets, work 2 single crochets together) repeat 6 times [18]

Finish, leave a yarn end long enough to sew on the head. Mount the eyes halfway up the head, with some 1.5-2 cm (0.5 – 3/4″) apart. Stuff the head.

Beak:

make out of dark brown yarn
Row 1. Enclose 6 single crochets in a magic ring, without yarn over hooks [6]
Row 2. Double every single crochet [12]
Row 3. Double every 2nd single crochet [18]
Row 4. Double every 3rd single crochet [24]
Row 5. Double every 4th single crochet [30]
Bring together the formed circle, and combine with single crochets using a crochet hook along half of its length. Gently stuff the beak and sew the open side onto the head, with the beak base halfway down from the eyes.

Body:

work using the furry yarn in single crochets in circles, without yarn over hooks
Row 1. Enclose 6 single crochets in a magic ring, without yarn over hooks [6]
Row 2. Double every single crochet [12]
Row 3. Double every 2nd single crochet [18]
Row 4. Double every 3rd single crochet [24]
Row 5. Double every 4th single crochet [30]
Row 6. Double every 5th single crochet [36]
Row 7. Double every 6th single crochet [42]
Row 8 – 15 Make 42 single crochets [42]
Row 16. Enclose every 6th single crochet [36]
Row 17. Make 36 single crochets [36]
Row 18. Enclose every 5th single crochet [30]
Row 19. Enclose every 4th single crochet [24]
Row 20. Enclose every 3rd single crochet [18]
Finish, stuff the tummy and use the needle to sew onto the head opening with the leftover yarn end.

Wings:





2 times, make with the furry yarn
Make 7 single crochets, plus 3 reverse single crochets, insert hook with yarn over into the 4th eye from the hook, make a double crochet and double the crochets to the end.
2 row: Make 2 double crochets in each single crochet [14]
3 row: Double the double crochet in every 2nd single crochet [21]
Finish, sew the wing onto the body with the slanted edge, close to the head. The narrow, straight edge should be in the front, and the wide one in the back.

Paws:

2 times, make with the dark brown yarn
Each talon is worked separately, like in a glove.



First and second talon:
Row 1. Enclose 6 single crochets in a magic ring, without yarn over hooks [6]
Row 2. Double every single crochet [12]
Row 3. Double every 2nd single crochet [18]
Rows 4 – 6. Make 18 single crochets [18]
Finish, leave a free yarn end. If using marbles for ballast, insert them into the ends of the talons before stuffing.
Make the third talon as above, do not cut off the yarn. Combine all 3 talons together along the 7th single crochet row, leaving 3-4 single crochets between the talons.
Row 8. Enclose every 4th single crochet.
Row 9. Enclose every 3rd single crochet.
Row 10 – 11. Make individual single crochets.
Lightly stuff the talons, sew over the spaces between the talons using the left over yarn ends..
Row 12. Enclose every 2nd single crochet.
Optionally, the heel can also be weighted down with marbles.
Row 13. Work every 2 single crochets together.
Complete the stuffing.
Finish, use the yarn end to sew up the heel.
The 2 feet are sewn together such that the talons form a fan shape, and the heels are close together. Use the same yarn to sew these onto the base of the body. When sewing these on, check the stability of the owl.

Now, for the wardrobe.

Hat:





pink yarn (double thread)
Row 1. Enclose 7 single crochets in a magic ring [7]
Row 2. Make 3 single crochets of the chain, then, in turn, double crochets, 2 in every single crochet, enclose with a slip stitch [14]
Row 3. Make 3 single crochets of the chain, then, in turn, double crochets, 2 in every 2nd single crochet, enclose with a slip stitch [21]
Row 4. Make 3 single crochets of the chain, then, in turn, double crochets, 2 in every 3rd single crochet, enclose with a slip stitch [28]
Row 5. Make 3 single crochets of the chain, then, in turn, double crochets, 2 in every 4th single crochet, enclose with a slip stitch [35]
Row 6. Make 35 single double crochets around, inserting a hook with yarn over only underneath the back strand of the single crochets (forming the edge of the hat), enclose with a slip stitch [35]
Row 7. Make 35 single single crochets around, without yarn over, inserting the hook underneath both strands of the single crochets, enclose with a slip stitch [35]
Finish, cut off and hide the yarn end inside the hat with a needle. You may make and sew on a small pom-pom.

Scarf:

make with the pink yarn (single strand)




Make a chain of 100 single crochets (35-40 cm (14-16″) of the scarf), insert the hook with yarn over into the 4th single crochet from the hook and make a double crochet. Then, continue with double crochets until the end of the crochet chain. In the last single crochet, make an additional 4 double crochets and then work the double crochets in the bottom edge of the chain. Caution: insert the hook into spaces between double crochets. In the last space make 2 additional double crochets and combine with the first double crochets of the row with a single crochet. Finish. Tie on the fringe strings to the scarf ends.

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