Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Crochet Owl Ornament Pattern

Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments on my blanket! You guys are the best! It seemed everyone who commented puts up their tree either the weekend after Thanksgiving or the first week of December, so to get you ready for tree decorating here is the pattern for a little crochet owl ornament!




 Materials:
  • scrap worsted weight cotton
  • size US H crochet hook
  • black brads or black buttons
  • poly-fil stuffing
  • stitch marker 
Notes: The body is worked in a spiral so you will not slip stitch at the end of each row. Instead place a marker so you know where the beginning of the next row is. I like to use a small piece of contrasting scrap yarn because it is easier to just pull out and place between the stitches.

Body:

I used the colors pink (A), green (B) red (C), blue (D).
With Color A make magic loop
Row 1: 12 sc in loop (12sc)
Row 2: *Sc 1, 2 sc in the next sc*, rep 6 times. (18sc)
Row 3: *sc 2, 2 sc in the next sc*, rep 6 times. (24sc)
Row 4: *sc 3, 2 sc in the next sc*, rep 6 times. (30sc)
Row 5:  Sc in each sc around. (30sc)
Row 6-7:  Change to color B and sc in each sc around.(30sc)
Row 8-9:  Change to Color C, sc in each sc around. (30sc)
Row 10-11 Change to color D, sc in each sc around. (30sc)
Row 12: Change to color A, sc in first 3sts, decrease (sc2tog), sc in each st. (29sc)
Row13-18: sc in each sc around. (29sc)
Row 19: Sc in next 4 sc,  fold the body on the top and crochet together 6 sts, slip stitch in the sc 1 row below, stuff the owl with poly fil, crochet together last sts, end with a sl.st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends

Eyes (make 2):
magic loop in white.
Row 1: ch3, 11 dc in loop. Join with a sl st to top of ch3.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Add a black brad or button to center of eye. You can alternatively embroidery a french knot in the center.

Beak:
1) Ch 3, turn.
2) Crochet 2 sc, turn.
3) Crochet 1 sc, turn.
4) Make a sl.st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Assembly:
I am extremely lazy and just glue on the eyes and the beak on to the owl, but feel free to sew them on. If you would like to add a hanging loop, just make a chain of 14 and sew it on the center top of the owl. I decided that I liked the owl better with just a Christmas ornament hook looped through a stitch on the top :)

There you have it a super simple Christmas ornament!
I hope you all enjoy!




83 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the pattern - they are adorable. Any chance that you can teach me to crochet too? Wish I could make some, your tree is utterly fabulous. X

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  2. Oh my, these owls are stunning. Thank you so much for the pattern, I'm going to try that!

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  3. Thanks so much for the pattern. I started putting up my tree this past Monday. I can't wait to try this out tonite:)

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  4. I've actually signed up so I can leave a message! I found your blog yesterday and fell in love with the decorations, they're gorgeous! I love the others too, they're fab - are the patterns for the others available too? Xxx

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  5. These are fabulous, you are sooo clever! :)

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  6. Thank you for this pattern, I shall enjoy having a go at making one, they are sooooo cute. Sam xx

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  7. Oh my stars these are gorgeous, I am going to extend my meagre crochet skills and try one, thank you for the pattern.

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  8. How lovely and thank you for sharing your pattern. I think I'll make one for my grand-daughter to go in her stocking.
    Your Christmas tree is looking spectacular too.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  9. so so lovely!!! thank you for sharing this!!!
    xxx Ale

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  10. So cute! And your granny square blanket is divine!!! Love the pillow too. So cute!
    xo Kris

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  11. Oh-so-sweet! Thanks for sharing your pattern, am definitely going to try it :-)
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Xx

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  12. Those owls are just adorable..I so need to learn how to crochet!
    Magie x

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  13. The little owl is so sweet Becky... thanks so much for the pattern! Hugs, Jill x

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  14. о!!! thank you!!! they are amazing!!!

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  15. Your owls are just so gorgeous! I received mt Etsy order today - everything is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing your pattern.....I look forward to making one!
    Carole

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  16. Hi
    Just made one of your owls - love it!
    I have a question re row 14. Should it be sc3, decrease, sc3, decrease around - to leave 24 stitches?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Carole

      You are just going to do one decrease in the row. I have tried it both ways with either no decreases or one every 3 stitches and I found that it was either too chubby or too skinny. Feel free to do what ever one you like better though :)

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  17. Hi!

    After I posted this pattern on my facebook page yesterday, I was asked whether I could make these for peeps, for moneys. SO here I am, asking whether that's allowed.

    PS This is Julie, of ACCROchet. You can also email me at julie.accrochet@gmail.com or message me at the facebook page.

    xo

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    1. Hi Julie!

      Feel free to sell your finished owl :) Thank you so much for asking!

      P.S. I adore your patterns!!!

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    2. Thank you for the permission ;)

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  18. So cute, these look like great little handbag projects!

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  19. found your pattern via Ravelry! So cute :) Pinning this for a future project:)
    Thank you for sharing!
    Wish you a nice weekend,
    Hanni

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I absolutely adore it. I did have a quick question. Your owl has 4 colors, but the pattern calls to change to E (or 5th color) in rows 12-13. Is that a mistake? I noticed that your owl seems to have 19 rows, but the pattern calls for 21. Thank you so much for your help!

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    1. Hi Carrie!

      Thank you so much for pointing out the mistake to me! I just fixed it so there are only 19 rows. Thanks again, I'm glad you spotted that :)

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    2. Thank you again for the pattern. I already made one, and it's absolutely adorable!

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  21. Thank you for sharing a fab pattern - love your blog :)
    If you get a mo pop over to mine. handmadewithlove-esther.blogspot.com/

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  22. Ahwww these are absolutely ADORABLE!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  23. Que bonitos te han quedado los búhos.
    Saludos.

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  24. Thank you ♥sooooo much♥!!
    If you want, look here
    http://gobunt.blogspot.de/2012/11/looking-for-gift.html
    XO,
    Martina♥

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  25. Hello Becky, thanks for the pattern. Am I allowed to translate it in Dutch and place it with a l;ink to your blog in a Dutch facebook group about crochet
    Thanks Diny

    I couldn't find your emailaddy.

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    1. Hi Diny!

      Of course you can :) Thank you so much for asking!
      Becky

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    2. Diny, where will the translation be? I'd love to use it, I'm not very good at reading the english patterns...

      Becky, thank you so much for allowing it!!! :D

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  26. I have been loving the owls everywhere at the moment so thank you for this pattern. I look forward to giving it a go!
    Abigail x

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  27. OMG so cute! so glad I found your blog!

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  28. Posted a picture on my blog of an owl I made! Your an inspiration. I am at
    insomniacwithahook

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  29. So darn cute!!!!!! You are awesome!
    Kris

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  30. I have a few trees I set up in my home, 'round the house, and one is strictly for my own crocheted ornaments. I don't believe it has any owls yet!!!.. So thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I'll be working on at LEAST one, probably more, very soon!... Happy Holidays! ~tina

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  31. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you another friend' blog. Your crocheted owl ornaments are so cute. While I was browsing, I noticed the Christmas tree. It is so pretty filled with unique ornaments. You have such a charming blog with many creative ideas. I love the handmade dolls. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty and simplicity. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  32. Have just made my first owl ..oh my gosh I could whoop for joy I love it so much. Thank you fro sharing xx

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  33. I have just made my first owl..oh my gosh I could whoop with joy..I love it thank you for sharing xx

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  34. The owls are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
    KATRIN W.

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  35. Que bonitos y alegres buhos! tienes un blog precioso, gracias por compartir el tutorial!
    abrazos

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  36. Thank you for the great pattern - my daughter is excited to hang her owl on the tree....funny how I have time for crocheting but not for decorating.... ;)

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  37. These are so adorable! I will have to have a few. Linking up at Tangled happy this week. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  38. Really cute pattern Becky! I've seen them on two different blogs already, and I'm going to make some for my tree! Thank you : )
    Lynne

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  39. adorable!!! Thinking one would make a sweet 1st Christmas ornament for our youngest granddaughter :)

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  40. Thank you for the pattern Becky, they look wonderful. Will have a go this evening xx

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  41. Hi, thank you for the lovely Owl pattern! they are adorable and i can see myself making a lot of these! Ive just started my very own blog and i hope you dont mind but ive linked this pattern as it so lovely to share! Please add me to your blog list :0) Peace and love xx

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  42. I have been making these for the mother in law and she absolutely loves them. Thank you for the great pattern!

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  43. I just finished my 9th owl, and I am going to make a ton more for my family for Christmas! I'm wondering if I'll have time to make an owl for each person in the family?! Love the pattern. Thank you!!

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  44. So, so very cute... I have a friend whose dauber loves owl and I'm going to make one to use as a present topper for her Christmas present. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

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  45. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern, I love them! You can see mine here: http://creativechaosart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/crochet-owl-decorations.html
    Helen x

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  46. I really really really like your owls. I found the pattern this afternoon and i've already finished the 2nd owl! It's so easy but so beautiful.
    At the edges of the ears, i made 2 double crochets instead of sc.

    Can i sell owls? Or only give them as a present?

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  47. What kind of camera do you use? I would love to know. And I'm making this today! Thanks for the great pattern.

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  48. This pattern is so cute, I made one yesterday and I'm going to do more today. It's not too early to make tree decorations is it??

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  49. Hi! This is a lovely pattern, thanks so much for sharing it! I would really like to make a whole lot of these for our school fair in November - all proceeds go directly to the school. Would you be happy for them to be sold for this purpose?
    Again, thanks very much!

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    1. Hi there! Of course, feel free to sell as many at your school as you want :) Thank you for asking.

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    2. Thank *you*! I foresee a year full of owls :-)

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  50. Used your absolutely brill tutorial, then couldn't find you (brain dead!) to link back.....will set the record straight very soon and you will be added to my blogs to follow!

    Thank you SO much
    xx

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  51. Thank you so much for this brilliant pattern. How do I link you to my blog at work, rest and crochet?

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  52. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern.

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  53. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing (I have linked to your pattern on my blog)! I'll be making lots of these for stocking stuffers! :o)

    http://ediblethoughts-stephanie.blogspot.com/2013/12/crochet-owl-ornaments.html

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  54. I just discovered these on ravelry.com and your shop on etsy.com...I love these little owls. I am attempting to make them now, but I'm having some trouble understanding the pattern. I'm determined though....thank you so much for sharing your pattern and your creative vision!

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  55. I found this tutorial via pinterest and made a bunch of them to give to family and friends as a little Christmas present. If it is ok with you I would love to translate your tutorial into German and share it on my blog! Thank you and Merry Christmas! Simone

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    1. I am sorry to bother you again, I would really love to translate it into German. But before doing so I am waiting for your ok. Happy New Year, Simone

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    2. Hi Simone!

      Feel free to translate the pattern into German :) I just ask that you give me credit for the pattern.

      Thanks so much!
      Becky

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    3. I hope, this is to your liking: http://seemownay.blogspot.de/2014/01/tutorial-hakeleule-von-hopscotch-lane.html

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  56. Tq so much for your pattern. .. love it dear.

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  57. Tq so much for your pattern. ...I love it. ...

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  58. These are super cute! I can't wait to try my hand at these. I found you on Ravelry, by the way. Great pattern!

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  59. Just found your blog and I'm now a follower. I LOVE your little Owl Ornaments. I am going to try to make one to hang on my tree. Thought it might be cute to hang in my van from the rear view mirror. I'm still learning crochet. So I hope you don't mind me asking you a question.
    In your pattern, on row 12 sc in first 3 stitches, then in the next stitch you single crochet 2 together, and then for the rest you only single crochet. Is that right???? or do I alternate the 3 single stitches and the 2 together??? Hope that makes since. :0)

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  60. hi I came across your cute owls and would love to sell some on my etsy.. I have seen that you give permission to others... could I have your permission too please? :) it will be for my etsy store and also for orphanwares (www.orphanwares.com). In my etsy store, I will give credit to you for any owls that I made "inspired from hopscotchlane.blogspot.com" how does that sound? my etsy store is empty at the moment, been stocking up on different kinds of crafts and hope to open soon :)

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    1. Hi Susan

      Yes you may sell your finished owl as long as you give me credit :) What you have written is perfect! Thank you so much!
      Becky

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    2. hi Becky,
      thank you so much! :)
      Susan

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