Owl Amigurumi Pattern - Oliver the Wide Eyed Owl
Say hello to Oliver. Oliver is an owl, and a pretty darn cuteone at that. He’s easy to crochet and can be made a couple of different ways. If you want a bigger Oliver all you need to do is use a thicker yarn. If you want an itty bitty Oliver, go grab some DK or 4 ply!
You can make Oliver’s eyes or tummy using felt or crochet You can make your owl any colour you like and call him whatever you like, the most important thing is to have fun while you make him!
There’s instructions included for both felt and crochet features, as well as a template and a mini tutorial (and link to full tutorial) on how to make the felt features.
Gauge is not essential for this project; however it is important to check your hook and yarn choices result in tight even stitches to make sure the stuffing doesn’t show.
Make either 1 pair of felt eyes and tummy circle OR 1 pair of crochet eyes and tummy circle stuffing for your owl, make sure to stuff firmly but don’t overstuff.
This pattern is worked in continuous spirals and does not need to be joined in the round.
Any aran weight yarn will do to make this pattern; I prefer the chosen yarn for its broad range of colours and its softness. If using a different weight yarn and opting to use felt be sure to alter size of felt circles to fit your owl.
This pattern is written using UK crochet terminology. You can find a link to a conversion chart over on my blog. You will find mini tutorials throughout this pattern, for more detailed tutorials, visit my blog www.peekocrafts.com
- Skill Level: Easy
- Skills Required: Basic Amigurumi Skills, some simple sewing skills to assemble and make felt features.
- Finished Height: 7.5” approx.
- UK Crochet Terminology
- Suitable for Beginners
- Imperial Measurement
- Mini tutorials included
Materials you need at home:
- Any aran weight yarn
- Sample made using: Rico Designs Creative Cotton Aran (50g, 92yd/85m, 100% Cotton), 1 ball #51 Clay (A); 1 ball #80 White (B); 1 ball #63 Yellow (C)
- If making crochet features ball #90 Black (D); 1 ball #56 Nougat (E)
- If making felt features White, brown & black felt
- Sewing thread that matches felt
- Polyester stuffing
- Small piece of white embroidery thread or white crochet cotton for eyes
- Size F[3.75mm] Crochet Hook (or size required)
- Stitch Markers
- Tapestry needle
I am a passionate knitter, crocheter and shuttle tatter from the ancient city of Waterford, Ireland. I run a little craft business my from home studio in Waterford, where I make, design and sell my fibre creations. I'm attracted to colourful natural fibres like a magpie is to silver, which is obvious from my work!