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Crochet Tutorial: Owl Amigurumi using the Crocodile Stitch

I typically do not give in to major trends, but some just capture my heart. This owl has become popular in the crochet community and in decorating for baby nurseries and kids’ rooms. I could not resist making one of my own! I have made a few of these for gifts and they have been widely popular. They are perfect small stuffed toys that will give a child hours of contentment! There are no small parts so even babies can play with these as there are no choking hazards.

For the feathers, I used the popular crocodile stitch which gives a very neat layered look. You can have fun with your owl by changing the colors, adding different expressive eyes, making it smaller or larger! Wouldn’t this be an awesome large pillow on a chair in a child’s room or in your own living room?! Owl enthusiasts will get a great kick out of this!

Here is a photo of the final product. Below, you will find the video tutorial and written pattern.

Owl

Here are some photos of owls that I have made in the past. As you can see, there are many fun ways to use this cute pillow! These are a hoot! HAHA!

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Click here to download the PDF File of this written pattern.

View this video to get assistance in making this adorable little owl!

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: 8 inches tall, 6 inches wide

Materials:

-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:

Perfect Pink, White, Black, Gold, Gray

-Size G6-4.25mm crochet hook

-Stuffing

-Scissors

-Yarn Needle

Terminology:

Ch: chain

DC: double crochet

Sc: single crochet

FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Sk: Skip

Sl St: Slip Stitch

Body (in Perfect Pink):

Ch 48, join in ring with sl st to first ch,

taking care not to twist chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 1dc in each ch around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (48 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (loosely), work 5 fpdc down post of first dc of previous rnd. Ch 1, work 5 fpdc up post of 2nd dc of previous round—first scale made. Sk 5 sts, *work 5fpdc down post of next dc of previous rnd, ch 1, work 5fpdc up post of next dc of previous rnd—scale stitch made. Sk next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to ch 1 at the beginning. (7 scale stitches around)

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 5 sts until you get to the middle stitch of the 5 skipped dcs from previous rnd. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch up 3. *1dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1dc between 2 dc of scale st. 1dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. (I suggest watching video tutorial for this round. Finishing this round can get a little tricky)

Rnd 4: Ch 1 (loosely), work 5 fpdc down post of first dc of previous rnd. Ch 1, work 5 fpdc up post of 2nd dc of previous round—first scale made. Sk 5 sts, *work 5fpdc down post of next dc of previous rnd, ch 1, work 5fpdc up post of next dc of previous rnd—scale stitch made. Sk next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to ch 1 at the beginning. (7 scale stitches around)

Rnd 5-16: repeat rounds 3 & 4 or until piece measures 6 inches.

Next Round: ch 1, sc in each dc of previous round. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (48 sc)
Assembly Step:

Sc across bottom foundation chain to close bottom of owl. (Watch video for help with this part)

Top part:
Join gray yarn with sl st to any sc.

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1 (48 sc)

Rnds 2-9: sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1 (48 sc)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Wings in Gray MAKE 2

Ch 2

Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, Ch 1 & turn. (3)

Row 2: 2sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. ch 1 & turn. (5)

Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1 & turn. (7)

Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1 & turn. (9)

Row 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1 & turn. (11)

Row 6: Dc across, ch 1 & Turn. (11)

Row 7: Sc across, ch 1 & Turn. (11)

Row 8: Repeat row 6

Row 9: Repeat row 7

Row 10: Repeat row 6

Continue to Sc around entire piece

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew wings to back of body

Eyes (Make 2): With White:

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:

Embroider eyelids/eyelashes with black yarn to eyes as seen in photo. Sew eyes to body on top gray portion.

Beak:

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. (16)

Rnd 4: sc in each st around. (16)

Rnd 5: sc in each st around. (16)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Finishing:

Sew beak between eyes.

Stuff Owl with polyfil

Sew top of Owl closed

Cut 3 strands and attach them to each “ear” corner (See video ending for help)
Sew in any loose ends.

Enjoy!

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

If you have any questions about this pattern, please contact me.

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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4 responses

  1. Pingback: How to Crochet Fin-Tastic Shark Sleep Sack | How To Crochet

  2. This pattern was so fun to make and I definitely learned how to do the Crocodile Stitch! Your instructions are very easy to follow. Thank you for a great experience!

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