Hedwig the Owl Crochet Pattern

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Once again I’m showing my geeky colors and presenting a Harry Potter-Inspired pattern this time. There’s no need to hide it at this point! 🙂

I had made some little colorful owls for a craft show once and my husband says, you know, if you changed the colors it could be Hedwig. I laughed but then thought about it. That pattern was much more of a cartoon-y hoot owl though and I didn’t like it as a Snowy Owl. So I designed this one. It most definitely doesn’t have to be made as a Hedwig. I just like her. It’s a cute little plush guy to play with or sit on a shelf. 

UPDATE (9/24/17) This has been such a popular pattern! It’s awesome! There have been a number of questions about Round 24-26. I’ve added some photos to help explain it better. 🙂  Thanks!

Hedwig

Hedwig the Owl

A couple of disclaimers: This pattern is intended for personal use only. You are welcome to use the pattern to make and sell products, to keep for yourself, or to give away as gifts. I would appreciate receiving credit and a link back to the site, however. Please do not republish or distribute the pattern in any way, or use my photos in your listings. 

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I hope you enjoy this crochet pattern. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below OR email me at auburnelephant@gmail.com OR through the contact page on this site. I’d also love to see your finished creations! 🙂


Supplies Needed:

G/6 4.25mm Hook

White Worsted Weight Yarn (4)

Small amount of Black Yarn

2 black safety eyes, 8-12 mm (I used 10 mm but a little bigger or smaller would be fine too)

Stitches Used:

MR- Magic Ring

SC- Single Crochet

2SC- Single Crochet Increase. Do 2 SC in same stitch to increase.

DEC- Invisible SC decrease.

FLO- Front Loop Only

SC3TOG-Single Crochet Decrease over 3 stitches

Note: This body of the owl is worked in continuous rounds, you will not join. You would do well to use a stitch marker to keep your place. I’ve never had any luck with the little plastic ring style markers. I simply use a scrap piece of yarn to keep my place. 

It’s a good idea to read through the pattern before beginning. If you get confused on a step, read the next section and see if that helps explain. 

Body

1) MR 6 SC in ring (6)

2) 2SC in each around (12)

3) *SC, 2SC* Repeat from * to * around (18)

4) *SC 2, 2SC* Repeat from * to * around (24)

5) *SC 3, 2SC* Repeat from * to * around (30)

6-10) SC in each around (30)

11) *SC 2, DEC* Repeat from * to * around. SC in last 2 (23)

12) *SC 5, DEC* Repeat from * to * around. SC in last 2 (20)

13) *SC, 2SC* Repeat from * to * around (30)

14) *SC 2, 2SC* Repeat from * to * around (40)

15-16) SC in each around (40)

17) *SC, 2SC* Repeat from * to * a total of 3 times. SC in next 12. *DEC, SC* Repeat from * to * a total of 4 times. SC in last 10 (39)

18-19) SC in each around (39)

20) *SC 2, DEC* Repeat from * to * a total of 2 times. SC in each remaining (37)

21) *SC, DEC* Repeat from * to * a total of 2 times. SC in each remaining (35)

22-23) SC in each around (35)

Hedwig-Body

You should be able to tell which side is the front chest of the bird. Put the safety eyes on now while you can reach inside. The best part about the owl is that you don’t have to get the eyes centered! YAY! Centering is the worst. In fact, I think it looks cuter if the eyes are on the side a bit so it looks like the owl is turning its head.  I aim to get the eyes in Round 7 about 5 stitches apart.

You can also stitch on the beak at this point. Cut a length of black yarn and thread through yarn needle. (I actually prefer tapestry needles instead of the big plastic yarn ones. But use what you like.) The beak is simple. Start centered between the eyes in the same row and straight down over a couple rows, go around 3 or 4 times. Tie off.

24) FLO *SC, 2SC* Repeat from * to * a total of 4 times. Through both loops the rest of the round, SC in next 8, DEC 6 times, SC in last 7 (33)

round-24

After Round 24

25) In the unworked back loops of Row 24 (should be 8 back loops) then through both loops; *SC 3, DEC* Repeat from * to * around. SC in last 4 (24) 

Round-25

After Round 25

26) *SC 2, DEC* Repeat from * to * around (18)

Round-26

After Round 26

Stuff with poly fil

27) *SC, DEC* Repeat from * to * around (12)

28) DEC around (6)

Finish off, leaving long tail to sew last hole shut. Finish stuffing if needed. Weave in ends.

Wings

The look of these wings can be accomplished a couple of ways. Use White for the whole wing and use a needle and black yarn to stitch the V shaped black specks. OR you can can do a pull through of black to give it the V shapes. Do this by inserting hook into the stitch, yarn over with Black yarn, pull through, yarn over with White yarn and pull through to finish the single crochet. Do the next stitch in all white, but carry over the black yarn. The wrong side will be sewn down to the body of the owl so you won’t notice if the color changes get messy.

The wings are worked in rows, each row ends with a Ch1 and turn.

Left wing

Ch 3

1) SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC (2)

2) 2SC, 2SC (4)

3) 2SC, SC, SC, 2SC (6)

4) SC in each across (Do 2 black pull through stitches on this row. Starting in White- SC, SC, In black- SC, In White- SC, In Black- SC, In White- SC. Space out the black stitches) (6)

5) 2SC, SC in last 5 (7)

6) SC 6, 2SC in last (Do 3 black pull through stitches on this row. Again spacing them out evenly.) (8)

7) SC across (8)

8) SC across (Do 4 black pull through stitches on this row. Again spacing them out evenly) (8)

9) DEC, DEC, SC in last 4 (6)

10) SC 4, DEC (Do 2 black pull through stitches on this row.) (5)

11) DEC, DEC, SC (3)

12) SC across (Do 1 black pull through stitch.) (3)

13) SC3TOG (1)

14) SC (1)

15) SC evenly around the edge of the wing, SS to first SC. Finish off, leave long tail for sewing.

Right wing

Ch 3

1) SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC (2)

2) 2SC 2SC (4)

3) 2SC, SC, SC, 2SC (6)

4) SC (Do 2 black pull through stitches on this row. Starting in White- SC, In black- SC, In White- SC, In Black- SC, In White- SC, SC. Space out the black stitches) (6)

5) SC 5, 2SC (7)

6) 2SC, SC in last 6 (Do 3 black pull through stitches on this row. Again, spacing out the black stitches evenly.) (8)

7) SC across (8)

8) SC across (Do 4 black pull through stitches on this row. Spacing out the black stitches evenly) (8)

9) SC 4, DEC, DEC (6)

10) DEC, SC in last 4 (Do 2 black pull through stitches on this row.) (5)

11) SC, DEC, DEC (3)

12) SC across (Do 1 black pull through stitch on this row.) (3)

13) SC3TOG (1)

14) SC (1)

15) SC evenly around the edge of the wing, SS to first SC. Finish off, leave long tail for sewing.

Hedwig-Wings

Line up the bottom part of the wing parallel with the bottom of the owl and sew each side on.

And there you go! You have your very own Hedwig or pet snowy owl! You could also use brown and make different owl varieties!

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