I’m slightly obsessed with crochet. I love creating new patterns (even though I kind of suck at writing them out) and trying pattern’s other people have have written. Its very therapeutic for me and reminds me of the hours I spent with my Nana learning how to crochet. My Niece’s 2nd Birthday is coming up quickly… since she already has 2 patchy bears, I decided to make her something a little different… And I came up with this crocheted owl stuffie idea!
This one is pretty basic… its a whole lot of single crochet rows, a little stuffing, and some felt for the face. In about 2-ish hours you should have your owl stuffie crocheted up and ready for snuggles!
To Start – Magic Circle. 9 Single Crochet (SC). Slip Stitch Together (SlStTo). Chain (ch) 1 and turn.
Row 1 – 1 SC in first stitch. 2 SC in next Stitch. Repeat around the row. SlStTo, Chain (ch) 1 and turn.
Row 2 – Repeat row 1
Row 3 – 1 SC in first 2 stitches. 2 SC in next Stitch. Repeat around the row. SlStTo, Chain (ch) 1 and turn.
Row 4 – Repeat row 3
Row 5 – 1 SC in first 5 stitches. 2 SC in next Stitch. Repeat around the row. SlStTo, Chain (ch) 1 and turn.
Row 6 to 50 – SC in every stitch. Repeat around the row. SlStTo, Chain (ch) 1 and turn. Tie off thread.
For the face you’ll need 2 1.5 inch felt circles, 2 small black buttons and a yellow triangle for the beak. I hand stitched these on to create the face. I also made a small weight for the bottom of the owl stuffie (the owl’s “butt” if you will). I added a thin layer of poly-fill at the bottom on the stuffie, added in the weight (a circle of fabric sewn together, filled with rice and top stitched to close), and then filled the rest of the owl stuffie.
To close your owl you’ll whip stitch the top row of single crochet. Tuck in a little additional batting in the “ear” as your whip stitch along and again right before you close the 2nd ear. Once you’ve whipped stitched across the entire top, tug on the yarn to tighten it just a little. This will help the ears become a little more prominent.
This adorable crocheted owl stuffie stands about 9 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter. Not too big, not too small… pretty much the perfect size for a 2 year old to love on!
Hacv any questions about the pattern? I’ll help if I can! What else should I add to my 2 year old niece’s birthday package?
This is so adorable. My grandmother taught me how to crochet also. Your niece will love this.