[EDIT:: for 2019 I have written an update and created a video tutorial on YouTube. Please go HERE to find out more. Cheers.]
A while ago I wrote about how I was working on a crochet pattern. It was something that I came up with a few years ago but I wasn’t entirely happy with it. I dug out my old and poorly written pattern and decided to play around with it and give it a makeover. I now think it is ready to unleash so it can fly off and make new friends!
Here are lots of crochet granny owls in various stages of making. They don’t take too long to put together.
I’m only hurting them because I love them.
I made eight in the end, each of which turned out a little different depending on how I tweaked the pattern.
What I like is, you can add bits or leave bits off. Wings, tufty ears, hangy loop. The wings can be sewn on completely or half sewn on so that they flap about.
Owly with wings and tufty ears.
Owly without wings and tufty ears. This one has suffered a minor injury to his hanging loop. He was attacked by a scissor weilding boy.
A friend of mine knew what I was up to and offered to help turn my pattern into a fancy pants PDF that could be downloaded. This is something I have no experience in and I am unbelievably grateful that she spent so much time making it for me. She is an amazing artist and graphic designer, it looks so pretty! I have given her a open favour in return, I wonder what it’ll be…
The PDF should be just below. It has the pattern and some (hopefully) helpful pictures.
I love these owls. I feel a weeny bit of proud of myself! They’re very cute. I think a snowy owl version would look lovely hanging from a Christmas tree. Or, I’m thinking of a Halloween version?! I’d love to see one of those. Also, I’m sure it could be turned into other creatures besides an owl. Can’t think of any at the moment though…um… turn it upside down, add a few curling tentacles and it’s an octopus??
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14 thoughts on “Crochet granny owl decoration. Free pattern!”
They look amazing! I love the colors you used too! Super cute 🙂 Thanks for the pattern, I will definitely have to give them a try!
Thank you! Please do. I’d love to hear how you get on with it.
Soooo cute. Thanks for sharing your pattern 🙂
They are lovely and definitely on my ‘to-do list’. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!
Thank you! I’d love to see any you make.
I love these! I’d love to see a Christmas and a Hallowe’en one! 🙂
Me too! I may have to make them with themed twists. I would also love to see what others come up with too.
oh how pretty, bet they would transfer into pretty cats for halloween, 🙂 but I am goignt o rustle a few up for a groups party so everyone gets something extra…
Cats! That’s a fab idea. They’d look great with little ears.
I’d love to see what you make! 🙂