Owl Stuffy

by Lorene on July 10, 2013

Little Guy Stuffed Owl Cuddly

This little guy was thought up as I was making my Bunny and Clyde Easter bunnies.  With owls being so popular right now I decided to make my daughter a little owl stuffy to cuddle.  She loved him so I figured I’d share him with my followers.  I am in the process of designing two different size owls but here is the first to get you started.

little guy's

***There was originally an error on row 6.  I apologize for any inconvenience.  This was fixed on 07/11/13

Finished Size:
approximately 5″ wide by 6″ tall

Worsted Weight yarn any three colors for owl
small amount of white and black for eyes and yellow or orange for beak
(I used Red Heart and Vanna’s choice scraps for the bodies and Simply Soft for the beak and eyes)
5.5mm (I) hook
tapestry needle

You can find the flower pattern featured above here — > Large Roses Pattern

cover free crochet pattern roses

Round 3= 2.5”
Round 5= 4”

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
CA- Color A
CB- Color B
CC- Color C

mc/r- magic circle/ring (watch this video tutorial)
st- stitch
sp- space
sl st- slip stitch
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
insert hook into stich or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops
hdc- half double crochet
yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops
dc- double crochet
yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops

To change color on every color change- for final sl st, insert hook into st, yo with new color and pull through st. With both loops (one of each color) still on hook (keep tight), tie tails of old color and new color together with two knots. Then continue on with your sl st and begin to work with next color.

Make sure all knots are tight and secure and then cut each about  ½’’ long

You will get a different look depending on how much you stuff your cuddly

purple and coral

Cost of Materials:
Made with all scraps with the exception of batting.  Can be found at any craft store for approx $7

Time Involved:
approx 1 hour to complete entire owl from start to finish

Recommended Retail Price:

blue and green


1. With CA- mc/r with 6hdc. Sl st into 1st hdc to join round. <6> (link to mc/r post/video)
2. Ch1. 2hdc in every st around. sl st into the top of the first hdc (skipping the ch1) to join round <12>
3. Ch1. 2hdc in every st around. sl st into to the top of the first hdc (skipping the ch1) to join round <24>
4. Ch1. *1hdc in the next st. 2hdc in the next st. repeat from* around . Sl st into the first hdc to join round (skipping the ch1) change to CB on sl st. For every color change, tie tails of new color to old color to secure, no need to stitch over tails as the will be on the inside of the finished item. <36>
5. Using CB. Ch1. 1hdc in space between 1st set of posts. 1hdc in between every post around. sl st into the top of the first hdc (skipping the ch1) to join round <36>
6. Ch1. *1hdc in each of the next 3sts. 2hdc in the next st. repeat from* around . Sl st into the first dc to join round (skipping the ch1) change to CC on sl st <45>
7. Using CC. Ch1. 1sc in each of the next 19 sts. 1sl st and 1 hdc in the next st. 2hdc in each of the next 5sts. 1hdc and 1 sl st in the next st. 1sc in each of the next 19 sts. sl st into the top of the first sc (skipping the ch1) to join round <52>
8. Ch1. 1sc into each of the next 17sts. sl st into the next st. 1hdc in the next st. 1hdc and 3dc in the next st. Ch1 and 1dc and 1hdc in the next st. 1sc into each of the next 8sts. 1hdc and 1dc in the next st.  Ch1 and 3dc and 1hdc in the next st. 1hdc in the next st.  1sl st into the next st. 1sc into the remaining sts.
9. Loosely sl st around the entire piece. 3sc in each of the ch1 spaces (ears).
10. Repeat entire pattern again for second side. You can use the same colors, use different colors or use any one solid color to complete the back of the owl. This time fasten off and leave a 4’ (48”) tail.
11. Make eyes (pattern below) and stitch onto the right side of one piece. Stitch on beak (directions below).
12. Put sides back to back with the good side facing in.  Whip Stitch together leaving a 1 1/2″ gap.  Turn right side out. Stuff with batting.  Finish stitching together, fasten off and weave in ends.


4.0mm (G) hook

Using black or grey. Mc/r with 6sc. Sl st to close round and change to white on sl st. (with hook still intact also tie center tail (black or grey) with the other black or grey tail tightly to secure. Cut tails (do not cut long working (white) yarn) approx. ½” long.
Ch1. 2sc in every st around. join round with sl st. <12>
Ch1. 2sc in every st around. join round with sl st. <24>. Fasten off and leave 12” long tail.
Repeat for second eye, leaving a 18” long tail.
Using 18” tail secure eyes together in the center for 3-4 st spaces.
Secure onto right side of one of the owl sides using long tails.


To stitch on beak start with the outline. Work from corner of one eye to point of beak. Then work from the corner of first eye to the corner of the second eye. Then work from the corner of the second eye to the point of the beak. Fill in working from both sides to the center. I recommend working from the point of the beak to the top.

beak stitching

beak finished



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on my Little Guy Owl Cuddly.  If you like what you see please share.

Have a fun and as always…

happy hookin’

Love owls???? You may also like my Owl Family Portrait

Owl Family Portrait Free Crochet Patterns

Or check out one of my most popular owl hat patterns, available in 4 sizes
Winky Winky the Owl

winky winky the owl free crochet owl hat pattern

Owl pattern inspired by my Easter pattern… Bunny and Clyde
free easter bunny crochet pattern

Or check out all of my other FREE Crochet Patterns HERE

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{ 112 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea July 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

These are too cute and thank you for the pattern.


Lorene July 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

you are very welcome and thank you


debbie July 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

Thank you for the pattern I love owls :)


Lorene July 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

You are welcome!!!


Rosalie Wright July 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

Thank you for writing the pattern and making it free….there’s not much out there that’s is free these days….


Lorene July 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

You are very welcome! I’m glad you liked him. Please share it, pin it, google+ it… whatever. That way I can continue to make free patterns!


omega July 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

So cute! Not to sound like a dummy (but it’s been awhile since I picked up crochet hook) but what is “mc/r”?


Lorene July 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm

mc/r = magic circle/ ring. here is a video and tutorial http://cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/03/magic-circle-or-ring-crochet/
I usually include abbreviations in all of my patterns. I forgot in this one, sorry


Brenda Sutton July 11, 2013 at 1:39 am

How cute is this? Thank you for the pattern.


Lorene July 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

You are very welcome. Thank you!


Jay July 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

Thank you for the lovely wee pattern. I’ve just watched your very informative videos on youtube. Very helpful to someone not cognisant of US crochet terms.


Lorene July 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it and found it helpful!!!


Lianne July 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

Will this be appearing on Ravelry? I want to queue it for later! :)


Lorene July 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

I will be adding my latest patterns to ravelry in the next few days! thanks


Lianne July 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Awesome thanks!


Lorene July 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

You are very welcome!!!


Effie July 17, 2013 at 2:19 am

Goodmorning Lorene!
I found your site just a few days ago and I wanted to congratulate you for your work with all these…Your instructions are very analytic and clear,almost like watching a video tutorial.I just made your wonderful owl..Keep up the good work…thank you for sharing the patterns.Kisses from Greece!


Lorene July 17, 2013 at 7:24 am

Thank you very much, I truly appreciate the positive feedback and I’m so glad that you are enjoying my patterns!


Jan July 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

These could make adorable scrubbies for the kitchen…just use a round scratch pad for the center and crochet around it!!


Lorene July 18, 2013 at 10:48 am

great idea!


Kathy July 18, 2013 at 11:23 am

This owl is so cute. I’m looking forward to the other sizes. Will one be smaller? Thank you!


Lorene July 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I do have smaller (appliques and stuffy’s) but they are currently under contract with Inspired Crochet. I will release them in the future as well. The next sizes are a bit larger.


Toni L May 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Did you end up making the larger size sutffies? I would love to make one the size of a throw pillow, but I have no idea where to start.


Lorene May 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I did not but I do not plan on making one THAT big. the only thing I can suggest would be to make a large oval (make two), and then stitch on ears, eyes and beak. Stitch together and stuff. Sorry.


Cass July 20, 2013 at 9:12 am

These guys are gorgeous!! I couldn’t get the eyes right like yours so I used felt for that… I’ll have to keep practising :) Thanks so much for this super easy to follow pattern!!


Lorene July 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Thank you, I’m glad you liked him. Where are you having an issue with the eyes, maybe I can help?


Cindy July 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hi, I am in the process of making this little owl…He is adorable.. When you put the two pieces together, do you slip stitch them together or whip stitch them together. Then turn right side out and stuff it ? Thanks for your help..


Lorene July 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I whip stitch but you can do either. Put good sides together (bad sides out) stitch it most of the way closed, leaving a 1.5″ inch gap, turn it right side out, stuff and finish stitching closed.


ana July 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm

hola Lorene: muchas gracias por el tutorial….me gustó mucho. FELCITACIONES


Lorene July 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

De Nada. El gusto es mio!!!! I can read what this says, or the jist. Hello Lorene, thank you very much for the tutorial, It gave me much pleasure????? or something to that regard, lol I only speak English, though I did take a bit of Spanish in high school.


Phyllis Smith July 28, 2013 at 3:04 am

Thank you for this lovely pattern I do like to crochet I’m in my senior years and do find it hard to read the patterns or should I say concentrate but these little fellows will be great for my young great grand children I look forward to making them and can not wait to see the finished owl’s
thank you
God Bless


Lorene July 28, 2013 at 6:17 am

you are very welcome. I’m so glad you liked them.


Kathy B July 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Thank you so much for posting this owl pattern. I know I will be making them, I get customers asking for owls all the time. I especially like your cost estimate and retail estimate. That helps when deciding how much to sell them for at craft shows. Great job!


Lorene July 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Thank you. I’m glad you like them!


Tina July 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Hi Lorene, thank you so much for the adorable pattern! Also, thank you for allowing me to sell them & for giving a retail estimate. Your pattern was super easy to follow & understand. I make owl hats & have always had trouble with the painstaking process of getting the eyes sewn on perfectly even…well your idea of stitching them together first is a lifesaver!!


Lorene July 29, 2013 at 3:13 pm

You are very welcome, and thank you for the positive feedback. I make my owl hats the same way (stitching the eyes together first) for that exact reason. I’m a super perfectionist, lol.


hazel July 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm

love owls for so many years – made many – can never pass up a pattern – this is adorable for a pincushion or just an ornament….thank you


Lorene July 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Thank you, I love him too!


Diane August 3, 2013 at 2:13 am

Oh My Gosh! These are toooooo cute! I just love them. Thanks for the wonderful tut!


Lorene August 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

You are very welcome, and thank you!


Tamara - Moogly August 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

Love it Lorene! Featured it this morning on Moogly: http://www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-owl-patterns-free/


Lorene August 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Thanks Tamara!!!!


Brenda August 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Thank you for this free pattern and tutorial. I have been crochetting for about 1 year and have made a lot of pot holders and dishcloths. I decided it was time to try something else, so this is it. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks again.


Lorene August 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

You are very welcome, hope it works out well for you. I try to make all of my patterns easy to understand, please let me know if you have any issues.


Melanie August 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm

I LOVE THESE!! Everywhere you look there are different crafts with owls but I couldn’t find any crochet patterns. Thank you so much for sharing. This is a great way to work through my scrap yarn & have something adorable to share! Thanks again!!


Lorene August 8, 2013 at 12:32 am

you are very welcome


Gina August 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

My son’s new teacher LOVES owls. And she is having a baby soon. I think this would make a great little gift for my son to give her. Thank you for the pattern. I can’t wait to make it.


Lorene August 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

You are very welcome!!!


Shannon August 27, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Thank you for this wonderful pattern. It’s so beautiful and I can’t wait to make it. I’m a fairly new to crocheting and on row 4 you used the abbreviation of ‘ss’ and not sure what that stands for but any help would be greatly appreciated.


Lorene August 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Sorry that should have said “st” for stitch. I corrected it, thank you! I hope you enjoy making these little owls! Thanks for the compliments!


Elly September 2, 2013 at 11:24 am

I need to help raise money to buy some computer equipment for a day centre I work at, can I please use your pattern to make a few to sell? Thank you, Elly


Lorene September 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm

You can sell any items you make with any of my patterns. Thanks


Stacey September 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

Thank you so much for making your pattern free and available to all. I love these owls, they are cute and easy to make and very on trend. Thank you again for being so kind.


Lorene September 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm

You are very, very welcome, so glad you liked him.


judy bee September 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

just found your spot today and since I have a little crocheting addiction to all things owls, came right to this page. Thanks for sharing, your instructions and tons of other interesting information. can’t wait to raid the scrap bag and start the little hooter.
happy hooking, judyb


Lorene September 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Thank you Judy. I’m glad you like my little hooters, lol. They are so fun to make. I have a bunch around my house.


Kathy B September 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

Love this owl. It worked up real fast, a little longer than 1 hour for me. But still a very quick pattern. I posted a picture of mine on my facebook page (Kathy Bartholomew) and I credited you with the design. Great pattern…can’t wait to make the bunny…


Lorene September 25, 2013 at 11:18 am

awesome, thanks!


Kim October 9, 2013 at 12:07 am

Thank you so much these are so cute


Lorene October 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

You are very welcome, thanks!


Debbie Ward October 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

oh gosh I love love love these!!! too cute!! thanks for the pattern :)


Lorene October 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

You are very welcome… they are pretty cute!


Jackie November 3, 2013 at 12:21 am

Just made one of these little guys and love it. Thank you so much for the pattern!! Very good detailed instructions!! Was wondering if you would be releasing a pattern for a larger one anytime soon? Anxious to make one!! Thanks again!


Lorene November 3, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I have one written I think… I’ll have to see if I can find it and post it… thank you!


Jackie November 6, 2013 at 11:17 pm

That would be great!! Please let me know if you do!! :)


Nicole November 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Love this little guy!! Do you have a pattern for a bigger size? Would love to make a larger one!


Lorene November 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I have one somewhere, but not that much bigger. I’ll have to see if I can find it and get it posted soon.


Deb November 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

I have been looking at owl patterns for my 16 year old granddaughter for an xmas gift and this one is going to be perfect for her. She can use it as a paperweight for her desk. I just love it. Thanks for sharing.


Lorene November 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm

You are welcome!!!! Thanks


waitarere_mum_nz November 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm

great pattern , so quick and easy but the girls love them, thank you


Lorene November 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

You are very welcome, thank you


Alfreda November 26, 2013 at 11:51 am

Thank you for the free pattern. I am struggling to convert to English hooks and stitches and have successfully made an owl in UK double knit (your light worsted, I believe). Next I am going to experiment with thicker wool and a larger hook. I could end up with a complete owl family.


Nanenna December 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm

This is so cute! Thank you for posting a free pattern that looks really good, I’m making one now for my nephew. Unfortunately row 5 has me confused, the instructions say “between posts” but so far as I can figure that’s just a regular stitch.


Lorene December 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm

it is a regular st in the row previously but instead of crocheting under the 2loops of the st like normal you will crochet between the posts instead.


Nanenna December 9, 2013 at 1:19 am

Ah, I think I get it now. Thanks!


Amanda December 14, 2013 at 1:45 am

Thank you so much for this adorable pattern! It is perfect for my little sister for Christmas!
I have just one question though about step 9…. It says to 3sc in each of the ch1 spaces (ears)
I don’t quite understand this? Do I 3sc in all of the stitches of the ears?
I just started to crochet 2 weeks ago so I still get confused lol :) Thank you for any help!!
Amanda (24)


Lorene December 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

you only put the 3sc in the ch1 space. sl st in all the other regular stitches around.


Gramma G December 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Loved the owls! Wondered if I would post the flower pattern?


Lorene December 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm
Kathleen December 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Thank you so much for this pattern. Am going to make it for the “Elephants for Joplin” project. Going to work on it tonight. I believe this is the one they use.


Tammy E January 1, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Made your owl tonight. He turned it really cute and I’ll be making a couple more in the next few days. Thanks for the pattern. Is pinned and the final product has been shared on Facebook and instagram. :-)


SeveredSable January 5, 2014 at 7:45 am

Can you make a video of this owl pattern of you tube or is so much easier for me to follow that way ? Please thanks


Lorene January 5, 2014 at 10:41 am

I will add it to the list but I am not sure when I will be able to get it done. where are you having issues? maybe I can help you through it.


Eleanor January 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

Love your tiny owls, great for kiddies gifts! also, is the pattern for the pretty roses you show, available?? thanks.


Lorene January 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Thank you, yes the flower pattern is available here — > http://www.cre8tioncrochet.com/2013/04/large-roses-free-crochet-pattern/


Cindi January 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

is Rnd 7 miss printed? it only makes one “ear”as it is written, or am I reading it wrong? Thank you, Cindi


Lorene January 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm

It takes three rounds to completely make the ears, round 7, 8 and 9. Round 7 calls for the base of the ears two times (1hdc and 1 sl st in the next st.)


Cindi January 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Thank you ! ! ! I was over thinking the rnd, expecting the ears to show that rnd, thank you, got it now ! ! !


Pam February 4, 2014 at 2:48 am

Thank you for sharing it is so cute!


Lora March 2, 2014 at 3:58 am

Wonderful owls !!!


Lorene March 2, 2014 at 8:46 am

thank you!


Christina March 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Hello! Thank you very much for posting this pattern, and having it be free. (: I’m in the process of making one right now. I was just wondering where color C comes in because you wrote when color B comes in and then I didn’t see C.


Lorene March 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

sorry, you use color b for two rounds and then change to color c on round 7. I fixed this in the pattern, thank you for letting me know!


Kelsey April 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

What do I need to do if I want to make this larger? Is there a certain number of stitch increases I should do in each round? I love this pattern, but am trying to make a pillow version of it. :)


Lorene April 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm

There is no certain number… I haven’t done it myself so I really can’t give you directions… but personally I would follow the same shape, increasing in the bottom, top and sides of owls, and then add the ears in the same manner (adding stitches) when it is nearly the size you want. Good luck.


Lynnette April 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

Can you give me the corrected instructions on row 6?


Lorene April 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm

The instructions on the pattern are the corrected instructions. The correct changes were made on 07/11/13


Jamie April 14, 2014 at 7:47 am

I was looking for something to top a baby blanket I just made. This owl is perfect! Thank you so much for the pattern. It is super cute!


Lorene April 14, 2014 at 8:02 am

You are very welcome, glad you liked it.


Jean June 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Hi Lorene,love the owl,I want to make them in the colours of the Help The Heroes as my friend is raising money for them by walking in South Africa and needs to make as much as she can.Would it be ok to sell them.thanks Jean.


Lorene June 22, 2014 at 1:17 pm

You are more than welcome to sell them… enjoy! (hope you earn a lot of money to donate!!!)


Sabrina July 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Hi there! I was wondering if you could give me an estimation of how big these end up being?

I’m making a security blanket for my cousin, she’s having a baby boy :) I was looking for a. owl to place on top if it, and so far I like yours best. They’re so cute! But if they’re too small or too big I’d have to adjust the blanket a bit.

Thanks in advance for your reply and your pattern of course!!


Lorene July 27, 2014 at 11:44 am

finished size is listed in the pattern, I think it will work great for a lovey
“Finished Size:
approximately 5″ wide by 6″ tall”


jj July 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

Really $18 for a 6″ crocheted owl? They are cute. You would be lucky to get $5 out of them. I wouldn’t be comfortable selling them for much more than that. I could see a basket full of these at a craft fair going pretty quickly at $5 a piece but $18? I don’t hardly think so.


Lorene August 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I have sold several of these for $20, I put a lavender satchel in them and sell at a local boutique. Only you can dictate your price. Of course it depends on your market, but don’t sell yourself short :)


Robin August 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Is there a YouTube video at all?? I am new to this and I do alot better watching and learning.


Lorene September 6, 2014 at 9:46 am

There is currently not a video on this pattern but it will be added at some point, sorry


Natasha Lindsay August 24, 2014 at 8:59 am

Cute owls. :)


Karen September 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Hi Lorene,

This is such a cute pattern. I’m making owls for my children and all of my nieces and nephews.

I have a question about row 8. As written, you start the round with 17 stitches, and end the round with 19 stitches. Is this intended? Or have I done something wrong?



Karen September 5, 2014 at 7:57 am

Here’s a more specific way of asking the question (I’m a bit of a newbie here):

In row 7 there’s a slip stitch followed by an hdc in one stitch, then later there’s an hdc followed by a slip stitch in one stitch. When I work row 8, do I work the slip stitches just like any other stitch or do I skip them?

Or alternatively in row 8, when I ch 1, do I skip a stitch underneath it?

Thanks for much for any guidance you can provide!


Lorene September 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

I’m gonna be completely honest, it has been so long since I made this pattern that I couldn’t say with absolute certainty but I believe you skip the slip stitches in the next round, for row 8 you ch1 and sc in the next st. I can tell you it really doesn’t need to be perfect. If there are a few errors it won’t make much of a difference. just make sure you do both sides the same.


Lorene September 6, 2014 at 9:38 am

Thank you, it is correct, because the bottom is slightly off center when you start, this way you end up with the same amount of sts on either side. enjoy


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