Lily the Owl Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Aug 19



A sweet shade of pink deserves a sweet project...so here it comes Lily the Owl!


I have been thinking of designing an amigurumi owl for a while now and when I found this beautiful pink yarn (Wool Ease from Lion Brand) I immediately though it would work perfectly to create a lovely bird!


After so many amigurumi made with light cotton or bamboo yarn, it felt nice work with a thicker yarn and a bigger hook!


Today's project is easy enough for still been suitable for beginners - changing color seamlessly and working in front and back loops are the only techniques you are required to know.


If you have any doubts about the pattern and feel like you need visual help, don't forget that I also offer a digital version of the pattern that contains charts and pictures!


It's time now to have some fun...grab your hook and yarn and crochet this sweet bird!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Medium (4) - Pink, White, Purple and Yellow; Cotton Thread in Black

MATERIALS: 3.5 mm Hook; Poly Filling

DIMENSION: H. 6.5” x L. 7”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), front loop only (FLO), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

SEAMLESSLY COLOR CHANGE: work in the color A until two loops of the last stitch remain on the hook. Use the color B to complete the stitch.




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EARS (pink yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep twice (8)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (16)

Rnd 5: sc even (16)


Do no cut the yarn once you have completed the 2nd ear, CH 6 INSTEAD.

BODY (pink and white yarn)

Merge the two ears together:

Rnd 6: keep working with pink yarn, join the yarn with a sl st to the 1st ear, ch1 and sc in the same st, then crochet 6 sc, 2 sc inc, 7 sc, work 1 hdc in each one of the 6 chs between the two ears, keep working on the 2nd ear, 7 sc, 2 sc inc, 7 sc, then work 1 hdc in each one of the 6 chs between the two ears (48)

Rnd 7: sc even (48)

Rnd 8: (7 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (54)

Rnd 9 - 10: sc even (54)

Rnd 11: 16 sc, switch to white yarn, 4 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 7 sc, switch to white yarn, 4 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 23 sc (54)

Rnd 12: keep working with pink yarn, 15 sc, switch to white yarn, 7 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 3 sc, switch to white yarn, 7 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 22 sc (54)

Rnd 13: keep working with pink yarn, 14 sc, switch to white yarn, 9 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 1 sc, switch to white yarn, 9 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 21 sc (54)

Rnd 14: keep working with pink yarn, 14 sc, switch to white yarn, 19 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 21 sc (54)

Rnd 15 - 17: rep rnd #14 (54); start stuffing

Rnd 18: keep working with pink yarn, 15 sc, switch to white yarn, 18 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 21 sc (54)

Rnd 19: keep working with pink yarn, 16 sc, switch to white yarn, 16 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 22 sc (54)

Rnd 20: keep working with pink yarn, 17 sc, switch to white yarn, 14 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 23 sc (54)

Rnd 21: keep working with pink yarn, 18 sc, switch to white yarn, 12 sc, switch back to pink yarn, 24 sc (54)

Rnd 22: working with pink yarn only, sc even (54)

Rnd 23: 18 sc, working in BLO, 12 sc, working in both loops now, 24 sc (54)

Rnd 24: sc even (54)

Rnd 25: 19 sc, working in BLO, 10 sc, working in both loops now, 25 sc (54)

Rnd 26: sc even (54)

Rnd 27: 20 sc, working in BLO, 8 sc, working in both loops now, 26 sc (54)

Rnd 28: sc even (54)

Rnd 29: 21 sc, working in BLO, 6 sc, working in both loops now, 27 sc (54)

Rnd 30: sc even (54)

Rnd 31: 22 sc, working in BLO, 4 sc, working in both loops now, 28 sc (54)

Rnd 32: sc even (54)

Rnd 33: 23 sc, working in BLO, 2 sc, working in both loops now, 29 sc (54)

Rnd 34: sc even (54)

Rnd 35: (7 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)

Rnd 36: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)

Rnd 37: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (30)

Rnd 38: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (20)

Rnd 39: sc dec around (10); finish stuffing

Rnd 30: sc dec around (5)

F/O, cut the yarn and close the hole.

FEATHERS (purple and white yarn)


Holding the owl upside down:

Row 1: (working with white yarn on the front loop section), insert the hook into the FLO of sc #24 of rnd #32 of the body, {[join with a sl st, ch1 and work 1 sc and 1 hdc into the same st], [then 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sl st into the next st]}; F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.

Row 2: (working with purple yarn on the front loop section), insert the hook into the FLO of sc #23 of rnd #30 of the body, {[join with a sl st, ch1 and work 1 sc, 1 hdc into the same st], [then 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sl st into the next st]}, rep from { to } 1 more times; F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.

Row 3: (working with white yarn on the front loop section), insert the hook into the FLO of sc #22 of rnd #28 of the body, {[join with a sl st, ch1 and work 1 sc, 1 hdc into the same st], [then 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sl st into the next st]}, rep from { to } 2 more times; F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.

Row 4: (working with purple yarn on the front loop section), insert the hook into the FLO of sc #21 of rnd #26 of the body, {[join with a sl st, ch1 and work 1 sc, 1 hdc into the same st], [then 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sl st into the next st]}, rep from { to } 3 more times; F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.

Row 5: (working with white yarn on the front loop section), insert the hook into the FLO of sc #20 of rnd #24 of the body, {[join with a sl st, ch1 and work 1 sc, 1 hdc into the same st], [then 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sl st into the next st]}, rep from { to } 4 more times; F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.

Row 6: (working with purple yarn on the front loop section), insert the hook into the FLO of sc #19 of rnd #22 of the body, {[join with a sl st, ch1 and work 1 sc, 1 hdc into the same st], [then 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sl st into the next st]}, rep from { to } 5 more times; F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.


Embroider the EYES with black cotton thread between rnds # 13-17, 3 sts apart.


Embroider the BEAK with yellow yarn between rnds # 16-21.


WINGS (purple yarn; make two)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a mr (6)

Rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (18)

Rnd 4 - 7: sc even (18)


F/O and leave a long strand of yarn to sew the wings to the side of the owl’s body (between rnds # 20-29). Do not stuff the wings, flatten them instead before attaching them to the body.



I can't wait to see your version of my LILY THE OWL! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


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