Little Owl Pattern
This crochet owl pattern is featured in the Fall 2018 issue of Crochet World Magazine. The skill level for the crochet owl is considered to be intermediate.
Beginner vs. Intermediate Crochet Pattern
I think of a beginner level pattern is one that uses the basic stitches (sc, dc etc.) and may require increases or decreases. An intermediate pattern requires the reader to combine the basics into a sequence that forms a more complex stitch.
You will use the crocodile stitch for this crochet owl pattern. The layered look of this stitch makes it ideal to create the owl’s feathers. The stitch might seem a little difficult at first. However, I think it will be well worth the investment of time. Red Heart has an excellent tutorial that includes photos. Click here to go to their tutorial on the crocodile stitch. Reese the Garden Fairy also uses the crocodile stitch. The pattern is free to subscribers. Click here to see the Garden Fairy post and to learn why she is named Reese.
Materials for the Crochet Owl
- Lion Brand Yarns Landscapes medium weight acrylic yarn (3 1/2 oz/147 yds/100g per skein):
1 skein #545-206 Metropolis
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton worsted weight yarn (3.5 oz/186 yds/100g per skein):
1 skein #761-124 Camel
- Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tapestry needle
- Lion Brand split ring stitch markers
- Two 12 mm Darice® Solid Eyes with Plastic Washers – Black
- Poly-Fil® Crafter’s Choice® Dry Packing Fiber
- DMC Color Infusions® Memory Thread–Black
- National nonwoven felt:
- Cut (2) 1 ⅛” Circles from Yellow
- Cut (2) ¾” Circles from Chartreuse
- Beacon’s Fabric-Tac™