Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Crochet Owl Brooch Pattern

These cute little guys at around 5.5cm high are the perfect size to make into brooches, bag tags, magnets or anything else your heart desires.  

Note - this is a free pattern.  You are free to make as many as you like, as they would make great items for Christmas, fetes, etc.  I only ask that if you share this pattern online that you please link back to Sugarbird - thank you :) 

This pattern assumes you know the basic of crochet.
And as this is only the second crochet pattern I have ever written, I would appreciate any (constructive) feedback.

2 colours Bella Baby Bambini wool (or any scraps you have of baby wool)
2.5mm crochet hook
2 buttons (for eyes)
Brown felt (for beak)
1 brooch back
White thread for eyes and brown thread for beak
Polyfill (for stuffing)
Normal needle for attaching eyes and beak
Darning needle

ch      chain
sl st   slip stitch
sc      single crochet
dc      double crochet

Make three ch and sl st into first chain to form a small ring

Row 1    3 ch to count as first dc.  11 dc into ring. Sl st into first 3 chains  Total of 12 dc 

Row 2    Change wool colour - sl st into first space BETWEEN the stitches in row 1.  3 ch to count as fist dc. Dc into same space.  2 dc into each remaining spaces.  Sl st into first 3 chains  Total 24 stitches
Row 3   Change wool colour - sl st into first space BETWEEN the stitches in row 2.  2 ch into 1st space.  sc into each remaining space.  sl st into first 2 chain.

ROW 4   Work this row into the stitches of Row 3. 2 ch - counts as first dc.  2 dc into next stitch - 1dc - 2 - dc - 1dc - 2 dc - 1 dc - turn work

  Row 5   Work this row into the stitches of Row 4.  2 ch - counts as first dc.  2 dc into next stitch - 1 dc - 4 sc - 1dc - 2dc - 1 dc

Make another owl exactly the same as the first.  Finish off threads.

Beak   Cut a small triangle of brown felt and stitch onto one owl, with matching thread.

Eyes    With white thread stitch on the eyes.

 Brooch Back    Attach brooch back with yarn to the other owl piece.

With matching yarn, stitch owl pieces together with wrong sides together - leave a small opening to insert polyfil and then finished stitching the pieces together.

And there you have it!!!  One cute little owl brooch - see if you can stop at just one!!!!!!


  1. I don't know how trends start but everyone seems to be owl crazy. Your owl pin is precious. I'm going to make them for the ladies at my church retreat. Thank you for your generosity in sharing the pattern.

    1. I know, right? Trends just seem to cycle. Owls were very popular in the 70s also. My Grandma had a collection. She was so into owls that she had them etched onto her thunderbird!

  2. thank you so much for sharing the pattern above of owls love it thanx ruth

  3. I found you through the linkup! I love to crochet, but ever since I started blogging, I haven't found time to do it. Very nice, I am going to pin it.


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