Colorful Crocheted Owl Ornaments

Categories: Kid Friendly, Crochet, Holiday, Winter

Looking for a quick and cute little ornament for your Christmas tree? Well look no further, these cute and colorful little crocheted owls work up really fast and can be made in whatever colors you choose. For a fun, whimsical look you can go with bright colors like I did. If you want a little bit more woodsy look you can make them in browns or even all white for a snowy owl. Stuffed with Poly-Fil they are really light which is perfect for hanging on the tree. The bodies are crocheted in one piece with the wings sewn on afterward. Felt eyes and beaks are glued on and then a string is added to the top for hanging.

What you need to make this project

worsted weight yarn in two coordinating colors, a light and a dark version
G crochet hook
felt in white, black, and gold
yarn needle
glue gun and glue sticks
string for hanging

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  • owl-body

Step One

Begin by making the body, working from the bottom up.

start with the lighter color with a magic ring, do not join rounds

Round 1: in mr ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: (2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next) repeat around (18 sc)

Round 4: (2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2) repeat around (24 sc)

Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 6: (2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3) repeat around (30 sc)

Rounds 7-12: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)

change color to darker color and begin stuffing, continue stuffing as you work

Round 13: (sc2tog, sc in next 3) repeat around (24)

Round 14-15: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 16: (sc2tog, sc in next 4) repeat around (20 sc)

Round 17-18: 1 sc in each stitch (20 sc)

Flatten the owl and working across the top through both layers close the top as follows

sc, sl st in the next 8, sc in last stitch (10 stitches)

weave in ends

  • owl-wings

Step Two

Make wings

Make 2 in darker color

begin with magic ring but you will be turning after each row instead of working in the round

Row 1: in mr ch 1, 5 sc (5 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, 2 hdc in next, 3 dc in next, 2 hdc in next, s in last stitch (9 stitches)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first 3 stitches, 2 sc in each of the next 3 stitches. 1 sc in next 3 stitches

Finish off leaving long end for sewing.



  • felt-face

Step Three

from felt cut

  • 2 small white circles
  • 2 smaller black circles
  • 1 very small yellow beak
  • crochet-owl-parts
  • assembled-owl

Step Four

Sew 1 wing to each side along the line where the two colors meet.

Glue eyes and beak to the face

  • christmas-tree-owl

Step Five

Add a string to the top of the owl and it is ready to hang on your tree.