Amigurumi Christmas Owl Crochet Pattern: 30 Days of Cozy

Pineterst graphic for Owletta on the Shelf Amigurumi Owl FREE Beginner Crochet Pattern with a photo of a crocheted animal hanging on the Christmas tree

 

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Day 10 of our 30 Days of Cozy brings us Owletta on the Shelf, an amigurumi Christmas owl crochet pattern from Jennifer of Jennae’s DIY Studio.

This little own can be used with our without her little Santa hat. Make several in your Christmas colors and she’ll look great on your tree!


 A photo showing the white ribbon on the right part of the Owletta on the Shelf Amigurumi Owl FREE Beginner Crochet Pattern

Are you ready to make your own?

 

 

PATTERN DOWNLOADS

There are several ways you can access the pattern for this adorable Christmas Owl:

  1. Follow along with the free pattern, below.
  2. Purchase the ad-free, downloadable PDF pattern on Ravelry or Etsy.

 

MATERIALS

 

Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton yarn is a natural, 100% USA-grown cotton yarn. I used Tea Rose and White.
Size U.S. G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Fiber Fill
All-purpose Adhesive
Plastic Safety Eyes 6mm

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Closer look at the details for this crocheted amigurumi owl Christmas tree ornament

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS

  • Blo = Back loop only
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Flo = Front loop only
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sc dec = Single crochet decrease
  • Sc inc = Single crochet increase = 2 sc in same st
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tr = treble or triple crochet
  • [ ] = Stitches displayed inside parentheses are worked into 1 stitch space
  • * * = Stitches displayed inside asterisk are repeated

AMIGURUMI CHRISTMAS OWL CROCHET PATTERN

OWLETTA on the SHELF

Eyes

With white. Make 2.

Working into magic circle. Ch 1, 6 sc, turn work, *ch 3, sl st on top of sc*. Repeat * to * 5 more times. Ch1.

Fasten off.

Close the magic circle.

Tip: Be mindful that the safety eyes go in the center. Leave a little space for them.

Bow

With tea rose.

Work into magic circle. Ch 3, dc, ch 3, sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 3, sl st, ch 1, cut approx 3″ of yarn, cut.

Wrap around center of bow to give form.

Pull yarn into the created center to secure the bow.

Cut the remaining yarn.

Beak

With tea rose.

Ch5, dc in 3rd ch, dc in next 2 chs, ch1.

Fasten off.

Body

With tea rose.

Row 1: Magic ring with 6 sc. (6 sts)

Row 2: Sc inc in each of next 6 st. (12 sts)

Row 3: *Sc in next st, sc inc in next st*. Repeat * to * 5 more times. (18 sts)

Row 4: *Sc in next 2 st, sc inc in next st*. Repeat * to * 5 more times. (25 sts)

Row 5: *Sc in next 3 st, sc inc in next st*. Repeat * to * 5 more times. (30 sts)

Rows 6 – 10: Sc in each st. (30 sts)

Row 11: Sc on blo. (30 sts)

Rows 12 – 20: Sc in each st. (30 sts)

Owl’s body will be closed after attaching the eyes and filling the body.

Skirt

With white.

Turn owl’s body upside down.

Working on the sc loops that are free. *[sl st, hdc], [dc, tr, dc], [hdc, sl st]* Repeat * to * 9 more times. Join end with beginning end.

Hide tails by pulling the yarn from the inside part of the body. (10 petals)

Hair

Cut 2 pieces of tea rose, and 4 pieces of white yarn into 10″ each.

Use 1 piece and 2 pieces of each color for one side.

Working on each corner of the owl’s body, with a crochet hook pull the yarn and create a knot with all the 6 pieces that are created.

Take the cream yarn and separate all the strands of it.

Repeat on the other side.

Put the yarn together to cut it at the same length.

Photo of Owletta an amigurumi animal hanging on a Christmas tree

Santa’s Hat

Brim With white.

Ch 20. Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring. Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 19 chs. (20 hdc) Sl st on top of first hdc, ch 1, cut.

Weave ends.

Hat’s Body With tea rose.

Row 1: Working on remaining chain loops. Attach yarn, sc in each ch. (20 sc)

Row 2: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 8 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 3: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 7 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 4: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 6 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 5: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 5 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 6: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 4 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 7: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 3 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 8: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 2 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 9: *Sc dec, sc in each of next 1 sc*. Repeat * to *.

Row 10: Ch 1, cut a long tail of approx 3″.

Pom-pom:

Cut 2 pieces of white yarn, one of 5″ and other of 36″.

Using the long piece, wrap-around two fingers.

Take out and squish the yarn.

Use the small piece of yarn to tie the wrapped yarn on the center.

Cut the loops.

Use the long tails to attach the pom-pom on top of the hat.

Cut the excess yarn.

Assembly

Grab the eyes, be sure where your eyes would be, and secure it from the inside of the owl’s body.

Fill the owl’s body using fiberfill.

Fold the owl and close it by making single crochets in each stitch to join both rows together.

Chain 1, cut where you have 5 inches of yarn, pull the yarn out.

This yarn strand will be part of the owl’s hair.

Make owls hair.

Using tacky glue, attach all the parts to the owl’s body.

 

ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED

I know you’re going to love making the Owletta on the Shelf and I so look forward to seeing your finished product.

  • Be sure to share photos on social media using the hashtag #30DaysofCozy so we can all see your project and give you all-the-hearts. 💖💖💖

I can’t wait to see your creations!

Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Photo of guest designer Jennifer Orengo the creative mastermind behind Jennae's DIY StudioJennifer Orengo

Jennifer is the creative mastermind behind Jennae’s DIY Studio. She began crocheting 27 years ago and published her first pattern in 2013.  Her designs are unique and playful and she gets her inspiration from nature’s colors and kids play. When she’s not crocheting, you can find her sharing health and fitness tips and making memories with her family.  You can find more of her work on her website at www.jdiystudio.com.

 

 

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