How to Make a Crochet Owl Puppet- Free Pattern

Follow this free crochet pattern and learn how to make an adorable crochet owl puppet. The perfect crochet pattern for pretend play with littles!

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The Snowy Owl Hand Puppet is made with a super soft and cuddly yarn, great for play and snuggles! The head is worked from the top down, in the round, with no joining. The rest of the body with the crocodile stitches, continues in joining and turning rnds. The arms, wing feathers, and eyes are made separately and sewn on. The beak is stitched on with black worsted weight yarn. Special stitches are described in detail below, and a video is provided for the crocodile stitch! 

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Crochet Owl Puppet Materials

Hook:
5mm H hook

Yarn:
THE HOOK NOOK, Yummy, Cookies & Cream -Tweed(A) – approximately 135 yds

Small amount of worsted weight black and yellow yarns for the beak and eyes.

Other:
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Scissors 

Stitch Key (US Terms)

magic ring
rnd, rnds – round, rounds
st, sts – stitch, stitches
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase, 2 sc sts in same st
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only 

Special Stitches:

invsc2tog – invisible single crochet 2 together; this is essentially a decrease, but done in such a way as to make the continuous stitching smoother, and the decrease not as noticeable. 

  1. Insert hook into front loop only of next stitch, DO NOT yarn over.
  2. Insert hook into front loop of second stitch. 
  3. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops. 
  4. Yarn over and pull through last 2 loops

crocodile st – crocodile stitch (working to the left) *For these instructions to make sense, it is easiest to have a flat surface (table or desk). Place the puppet head up as shown in the photo below, to begin. After step 6, turn work back to where you started to create the next crocodile st. 

  1. Yarn over. (there should be 2 loops on hook to begin) Working to the left, insert hook around next st POST, as though working a front post st.
  1. Work 4 total dc around that post, in the same manner.
  1. Ch 1
  2. Rotate work 180 degrees to the left so that the puppet head is now facing downward, on your flat surface.
  1. Yarn over. Insert hook around the next st post, right to left.
  1. Work 4 total dc around that post.

Gauge

(sc portion) 6 sts across and 7 rnds down = approximately 2 inches

Crochet Snowy Owl Hand Puppet Instructions

Body – beginning at the head, with A

Begin with a magic ring.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts

Rnd 2: inc in each st around; 12 sts

Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next st)6x; 18 sts

Rnd 4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts)6x; 24 sts

Rnd 5: (3 inc, sc in next 9 sts)2x; 30 sts

Rnds 6-9: sc in each st around; 30 sts

Rnd 10: (3 inc, sc in next 12 sts)2x; 36 sts

Rnd 11: sc in each st around; 36 sts

Rnd 12: (6 invsc2tog, sc in next 6 sts)2x; 24 sts

Rnds 13-16: sc in each st around; 24 sts

Rnd 17: (ch 7, sk next 4 sts, sc in next 8 sts)2x; 30 sts, counting the chs

Rnd 18: (sc into each of the 7 chs, sc in next 8 sts)2x, sl st into first st to join; 30 sts

Rnd 19: ch 2, dc in same st as joining sl st, dc in each st around, sl st into first st to join; 30 sts

Rnd 20: ch 1, turn work, (crocodile st, sk next 2 sts)7x, crocodile st, sl st into the beginning ch-1 sp to join; 8 crocodile sts (see pictures 1-6)

If you find the written instructions for the crocodile st to be confusing, HERE is a video to help you! 

Rnd 21: ch 1 and turn, using the tops of the sts from the previous dc rnd, dc in each st around, sl st into first st to join; 30 sts

Rnds 22-30: repeat rnds 20 and 21; 30 sts *ending with a crocodile st rnd*

Rnd 31: ch 1 and turn, using the tops of the sts from the previous dc rnd, sc in each st around, sl st into first st to join; 30 sts

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Arms in A, make 2 

Begin with magic ring.

Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring; 4 sts

Rnd 2: inc, sc in next 3 sts; 5 sts

Rnd 3: sc in each st around; 5 sts

Rnd 4: inc, sc in next 4 sts; 6 sts

Rnd 5: inc, sc in next 5 sts; 7 sts

Rnd 6: inc, sc in next 6 sts; 8 sts

Rnd 7: inc, sc in next 7 sts; 9 sts

Rnd 8: sc in each st around; 9 sts

Rnd 9: inc, sc in next 8 sts; 10 sts

Rnd 10: sc in each st around; 10 sts

Rnd 11: inc, sc in next 9 sts; 11 sts

Rnd 12: sc in each st around; 11 sts

Rnd 13: inc, sc in next 10 sts; 12 sts

Rnd 14: sc in each st around; 12 sts

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the wings into the arm holes of the body, with the tip pointed downward. Weave in ends inside the body.  

Right Wing Feathers, in A

Feather 1: ch 10, turn and hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, dc in last 4 chs; 8 sts

Feather 2: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 6 sts, ch 5, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, hdc in BLO of the first sl st, dc into BLO of remaining 5 sl sts; 9 sts

Feather 3: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 7 sts, ch 5, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, hdc in BLO of the first 2 sl sts, dc into BLO of remaining 5 sl sts; 10 sts

Feather 4: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 8 sts, ch 5, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, hdc in BLO of the first 2 sl sts, dc into BLO of remaining 6 sl sts; 11 sts

Feather 5: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 9 sts, ch 5, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, hdc in BLO of the first 3 sl sts, dc into BLO of remaining 6 sl sts; 12 sts

Feather 6: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 10 sts, ch 5, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, hdc in BLO of the first 3 sl sts, dc into BLO of remaining 7 sl sts; 13 sts

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the feathers along the bottom of the wing with the shortest feather at the point, and the tallest feather by the body. Weave in ends. 

Left Wing Feathers, in A

Feather 1: ch 15, turn and hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 5 chs, dc in remaining 7 chs; 13 sts

Feather 2: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 10 sts, ch 4, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, hdc in BLO of the first 4 sl sts, dc into BLO of remaining 6 sl sts; 12 sts

Feather 3: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 9 sts, ch 4, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, hdc in BLO of the first 3 sl sts, dc in BLO of remaining 6 sl sts; 11 sts

Feather 4: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 8 sts, ch 4, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, hdc in BLO of the first 3 sl sts, dc in BLO of remaining 5 sl sts; 10 sts

Feather 5: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 7 sts, ch 4, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, hdc in BLO of the first 2 sl sts, dc in BLO of remaining 5 sl sts; 9 sts

Feather 6: ch 1 and turn, loosely sl st into the FLO of the first 6 sts, ch 4, turn and hdc into 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, hdc in BLO of the first 2 sl sts, dc in BLO of remaining 4 sl sts; 8 sts

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew the feathers along the bottom of the wing with the shortest feather at the point, and the tallest feather by the body. Weave in ends. 

Beak, sewn on in black worsted

Using your tapestry needle, sew the black yarn into a triangle on the front center of the face, with the top of the beak a flat line covering 2 sts just below rnd 11, with the bottom point of the beak just below rnd 14.

Then fill in the beak sewing the black yarn over rnds 14 to 12 from point to across the top.

Eyes (make 2)

Use worsted weight yarns in black and yellow.

Begin with a magic ring, with black yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc into magic ring, sl st into the first st to join, pulling yellow through to complete the sl st; 6 sts

Fasten off black, and continue with yellow.

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc into the same st as joining sl st, 2 hdc in each st around, join to first st with sl st; 12 sts

Join with a sl st into next st, and fasten off yellow, leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Attach color A (cookies and cream) to the 2nd st from the joining yellow st.

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, leave remaining 5 sts unworked, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew the eyes into place on the head, just above the beak, so that some of the eyes go into the same row as the top of the beak. Sew around the posts of the cookies and cream parts, so that they’re not sewn down completely.

Weave in ends. 

What a fun pattern! Big thank you to Erin for sharing such a special project with us!! Be sure to tag @ekaygdesigns and @acraftyconcept on Instagram to share off your Crochet Owl Puppets!

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