Owl Toy Knitting Pattern

Make a plush little owl with this free and easy knitting pattern.

The owl is made in a number of separate pieces and then stitched together.

A little crochet knowledge is also required if you want to crochet the owl’s jacket.

The owl pattern is easy to follow, knit flat on straight needles and then seamed.

This easy owl knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for practising basic knitting stitches and learning how to shape.

If you would like to make more knitted items for kids, please take a look at the other patterns in the kids knitting pattern library.


Owl Toy Pattern

Materials >

1-x Double knit yarn 50g (in your own colour choice) I used grey.

Small amount of black double knit yarn for beak and feet.

Small amount of white double knit yarn for ears and eyes.

Small amount of blue yarn x 2 for the jacket.

2 x small buttons for the eyes.

1 x button for the jacket.

Darning needle

Scissors.

Toy stuffing.

Knitting Needles: 4 mm(US 6) and 4mm crochet hook (US G6)


Body – Make 2 pieces >

With double knit yarn (I used grey) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on 20 sts.

Start with a knit row and continue in stocking stitch until piece measures 5 inches.

Knit 6 – cast off 8 until 6 sts remain

Knit

Purl

Put other 6 stitches on a stitch holder to work later.

Knit

Purl

Change to white yarn and knit

Purl

SKPO knit to last 2 sts K2TOG

Purl

SKPO K2TOG

P2TOG

Take 6 sts on stitch holder and place onto the needles ready to work again and attach yarn.

Knit

Purl

Change to white yarn and knit

Purl

SKPO knit to last 2 sts K2TOG

Purl

SKPO K2TOG

P2TOG

Bottom Circular Piece – Make 1 >

With double knit yarn (I used grey) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on 8 sts (leave a tail of at least 12 inches for sewing up later).

Purl

K2, (YFON, K1) till end, K1

Work those two rows 5 times

Knit

Cast off in purl leaving another 12 inches tail for sewing up. Stitch centre opening closed so the circle is ready.

Wings – make 2 pieces

With double knit yarn (I used grey) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on 6

Knit all rows until piece measures 1.5 inches

SKPO – knit to last 2 sts K2TOG

Knit

SKPO, K2TOG

K2TOG


Feet and Beak >

With double knit yarn (I used black) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on 4

Knit 3 rows

SKPO, K2TOG

Purl 2

K2TOG


Eyes – make 2 pieces >

Using crochet hook 4mm (US G6) and white double knit yarn chain 40

Curl up into a circular shape and stitch into place onto the front body piece of the owl.

Stitch a small button into the centre of the coil.

I used black thread to make it look more like an eye.


Jacket >

Using a 4mm (US G6) crochet hook and double knit yarn chain 41

Single crochet 3 rows of dark blue

Single crochet 3 rows of light blue

Single crochet 3 rows of dark blue

Add a small button to one side so the jacket can be fastened.

Alternatively, you can knit the jacket – using 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and double knit yarns in your colour choice.

Knit 3 rows of dark blue

Knit 3 rows of light blue

Knit 3 rows of dark blue

Knit 3 rows of light blue

Knit 3 rows of dark blue

Add a small button to one side so the jacket can be fastened.


Making up >

1.    On the front piece of the body stitch the eyes and beak into place.

2.    Place the body front sides together and stitch around leaving the bottom opening.

3.    Turn the right sides out and stuff the body with toy stuffing until it is as full as you wish.

4.    Place the circular bottom with the right side facing outwards. Stitch around the edge.

5.    Place the wings onto the front body piece and sew into place.

6.    Sew feet onto the front side of the body.

7.    Fasten jacket around the owl’s body.


Abbreviations >

K – knit

P – purl

P2tog – purl 2 stitches together

Sts – stitches

Garter stitch – every row knit

Stocking stitch – knit 1 row (front), Purl one row (back)

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

SKPO – slip one stitch; knit one stitch, and pass slipped stitch over knit stitch.

M1 – make one stitch

YFON – yarn forward over needle

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