15+ Adorable Free Crochet Owl Patterns

Do you love owls? Whether you yourself are an owl enthusiast, or know someone who is, there are fun crochet owl patterns in here for everyone! I’m excited to share them with you today.

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Owls are such majestic animals, don’t you think? Here are some fun facts about them:

  • Not all owls hoot
  • Baby owls are called owlets (isn’t that cute?!)
  • They have binocular vision

When it comes to crocheting owls, of course, there are many different methods and results.

You can make amigurumi owls, flat owl appliques, owl home decor, and more. There will be a little bit of each of those categories in this post…so let’s dive right in!

(Oh and by the way, if you really love birds check out my crochet penguin pattern too!)

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How do you crochet an owl?

There are a variety of ways to crochet an owl; it depends on what final result you are looking for! Some owls are made in the amigurumi style, by making a body, wings, eyes, etc. and sewing them all together.

Other owls are made flat, and still others are incorporated into designs as colorwork (like a blanket or pillow for example).

However, no matter what style you choose, you should always be on the lookout for a few things in your crochet owl: big eyes, a correctly shaped nose, and tufts of feathers on the head. Patterns that achieve these things will have a more accurate looking owl!

Free Crochet Owl Patterns

To start off, let’s look at 15 free crochet owl patterns! Then at the bottom, I’ll show you even more patterns that are paid, on Etsy. But don’t worry, there is plenty of free patterns too.

1. Lacy Owl

To kick things off, meet this amigurumi Lacy Owl! This unique pattern features these fun, lacy wings that pair so well with its cute and whimsical look. This pattern is fairly simple to recreate, so it’s perfect for beginners!

Designer: Made by Gootie

Yarn Used: Schachenmyar Ctatnia 100% Cotton Yarn

2. Valentine Heart Owl

Next, here’s the Valentine Heart Owl! Isn’t it so cute? Thanks to the bulky yarn it uses, this owl is extra plush and works up super quickly. Valentine’s Day might be over for a little while, but this sweet guy is great for all seasons!

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me

Yarn Used: Bernat BlanketYarn

3. Crochet Owl Hat

Next is a cute one: the Owl Hat! Isn’t it so fun? I love the added ear flaps as well as how easy it is to customize with different colors. This little hat is super simple to work up and would make an adorable craft fair project or baby shower gift!

Designer: Jenny and Teddy

Yarn Used: Mota Vera Beetle yarn

4. Faux Fur Owl

Are you looking for something a bit more realistic? If so, this Faux Fur Owl is perfect! This pattern uses a mixture of faux fur and worsted weight yarn which gives it such a soft, realistic feather-look! This little owl is so fun and easy to crochet, which makes it a great start to plushies for beginners.

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Fable Fur and WeCrochet Brava Worsted

5. Owl Lovie

Here’s another fun baby-related pattern: the crochet Owl Lovie! This has such a fun, woodland-feel and can easily be customized with a variety of colors to fit any theme. Additionally, it works up quickly enough to make the perfect, last-minute baby shower gift!

Designer: The Loopy Lamb

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Fable Fur and We Crochet Brava Worsted

6. Owl Heart Appliques

Next are these super fun Owl Heart Appliques! These little appliques are so cute and have such a unique, heart-shaped look. These would be fun to make for a number of things including scrap booking, brightening up clothing, using as a bookmark, etc.!

Designer: Golden Lucy Crafts

Yarn Used: Patan Grace yarn

7. Owl Tissue Box Holder

Now here’s a unique one: the Owl Tissue Box Cover! It’s so cute and versatile with any color combination. This fun design would make the perfect piece of whimsical home decor or a cute gift to brighten up the day of a sick loved one.

Designer: Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft

8. Owl Table Runner

Next is a more elegant design: Owl Table Runner. This pretty table runner may look tricky and intricate, but it’s a lot simpler than you may think! This pattern uses the filet (or, “net”) crochet technique to create the beautiful owl motif in the center. This table runner would make such a fun accent to your table!

Designer: Handmade by Raine

Yarn Used: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread

9. Owl Pumpkin

Are you looking for a fun way to spice up your fall decorations? This Owl Pumpkin is perfect! Not only is it fun and unconventional, but it’s overall a simple pattern as well. This design features a fun, rib-knit stitching that gives it those iconic pumkin-y ridges. If you’re looking for a funny gift idea or decor piece, this one is perfect!

Designer: Winding Road Crochet

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

10. Red Heart Owl Pillow

What better way to add a fun owl-twist to your home than with this Red Heart Owl Pillow? This cute guy works up quickly and easily and can be made with just about any worsted weight yarn you have lying around. Additionally, this pillow is super easy to customize for different seasons, rooms, or holidays by using any color combo of your choice!

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

11. Owl Applique

Are you looking for an owl that you can sew onto a blanket, bag, or clothing item? If so, than this Owl Applique is for you! This tiny owl is super simple to make and is crocheted flat, which makes it perfect for sewing onto pillows, afghans, etc.! Since these are so tiny, they’re great for using up any leftover bits of scrap yarn.

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon

Yarn Used: Worsted Weight Yarn

12. Owl Family

Next up is the Owl Family designed by Repeat Crafter! This sweet little family is so cute and simple to make. Each owl comes in a variety of sizes, so you can pick or choose which ones you’d like to make! These would make fun pieces of decor, toys for a little one, etc.!

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me

Yarn Used: Vanna’s Choice and Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn

13. Amigurumi Owl

If you’re looking for something a little different, I got you covered with this Owl on a Branch pattern! This little guy is crocheted in an adorable amirugumi style and then is gracefully perched on a crocheted tree branch. You can even make a smaller little owl to accompany him! This would be such a fun addition to a kid’s room, craft fair booth, etc.!

Designer: The Crochet Space

14. Hygge Owl

Next up is the Hygge Owl! This owl has a slightly more realistic look, which makes it a fun playmate for little ones or a unique decor’ piece. This owl is designed using a fuzzy yarn that gives it an extra cute and cozy feel!

Designer: Hooked by Kati for Underground Crafter

Yarn Used: Red Heart Soft and Red Heart Hygge

15. Odin the Owl

Are you looking for something a little more whimsical? Odin the Owl is the perfect pattern! This cute owl is bright, happy and so simple to work up, which makes it a good plush for beginners! I just love his big, sweet eyes. If you’re wanting a simpler pattern, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Green Fox Farms Designs

Yarn Used: Paintbox Cotton Aran

16. Beginner Friendly Owl

Here’s another beginner pattern: Beginner Friendly Owl. These little cuties work up incredibly fast, even for a newbie crocheter! Additionally, there is absolutely no sewing required, which makes them the perfect intro to amigurumi for beginners. These would make fun keychains, party favors, etc.!

Designer: K Hook Creations

Yarn Used: Aran Worsted Weight Yarn

PDF Crochet Owl Patterns

If you’re interested in paid PDF owl crochet patterns, I have a few I want to show you! All of them are very affordable (two of them are under $2!)

17. No Sew Owl (Paid)

This next design is one you can make in a pinch! These No Sew Owls are super cute, fun to customize, and take absolutely no time at all. I love how bright and happy these ones are! These little owls would make fun party favors, ornaments, toys, or craft fair items.

Designer: ToyStoryPatternsAU (Etsy pattern)

18. Chubby Realistic Owl

This final pattern is perfect for any of you owl or wizard-lovers out there: the Chubby Owl! This realistic crochet snowy owl has an adorable, plushy look and is a super simple and quick pattern. It is perfect to make as a last-minute gift for any occasion!

Designer: ShieldMaidenCrochet (Etsy)

19. Alda the Owl

Last but definitely not least, meet Alda the Owl! This amigurumi owl has got to be one of the cutest ones I’ve seen! Those giant eyes, plus the textured body, make it extra adorable.

Designer: EmSaCrochet (Etsy)


Crochet owls are fun to make and great for a variety of different uses, whether for decor or a children’s gift. I hope you found the perfect pattern in this list. So what are you waiting for? Grab a hook and get started on your favorite!


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