Owl Knitting Patterns
Owls adorn these free knitting patterns (links below) for a tablet cover, cup cozy, large softie, small softie, hat, and blanket square. These patterns were created by other talented knitters who have generously made their work available for free. Please patronize and support their sites.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Stuffy Owl by Amanda Berry
This simple owl is knitted in one piece, with eyes and beak are added after knitting using duplicate stitch (though I imagine you could adapt for stranded colorwork). Approximately 10cm tall and 9cm wide. Designed by Amanda Berry
This adorable owl toy softie stands 10.5 to 11 inches tall. Designed by bjfromnv
I’m a Hoot Hat
This pattern for an owl baby hat comes with a free video tutorial. Sizes: 6-12 months and 18-24 months. Designed by Bernat.
Cordell the Owl
Knit-a-Zoo’s easy cute owl toy is about 11 cm high,
Grey Eyed Owl Mittens
Rebecca Tsai’s mittens feature owls and olive branches, symbols of Athena, in stranded colorwork.
Big Snowy Owl Softie
This huggable stuffed owl is a foot and a half tall and a yard around, perfect for cuddling!
Hoot Water Bottle Cozy
Robyn Wade designed a hot water bottle cover with owl cable motifs that you can embellish with embroidery, buttons, and more to make it your own.
Who Gives a Hoot? Owl Mittens
Designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick, this is not an actual pattern, rather it’s meant to be a guide to take your favorite pattern for worsted weight mittens and turn them into owls.
Owl Cup Cozie Free Pattern
Wide awake owls keep your cup warm and your hands cool. This cable pattern could easily be adapted to decorate blankets, cardigans, and pillows.
Owl Tablet Sleeve Free Pattern
Originally created as a netbook sleeve (remember those?), this wise owl can get with the times and find new use for your tablet, Kindle or other device.
Seamus the Owl Small Softee Free Pattern
Seamus is one of the most popular pins on my Pinterest boards and you can see why with his cute little body and face.
Designed by Kalliopi Aronis after ancient Greek designs of the symbol of the goddess of Wisdom.
Nancy Anderson designed this cute little plush toy that is about 14 cm [5½”] tall
Tea Toting Owl Tea Wallet
Tea toting owl free knitting pattern – this cute owl holds your tea bags when you travel. Great for stash and remnant yarn!
Sara Elizabeth Kellner designed this 10 inch owl knit in the round.
Jenna Kruger designed these cute owl softies that can be adapted to whatever design or colors you want. A link to the pattern is in the project.
Give a Hoot Mittens
These mittens designed by the Fibre Company feature a unique thumb gusset and a cable owl pattern.
Little Black Owl
Designed by Kat at Just Crafty Enough, this pattern takes one ball of chunky yarn to make an owl that is 5″ tall (including the ears) and 4 1/2″ wide (not including the wingspan if you leave the wings free).
Wise Owl Hat
Auntie Em designed these ornaments with plenty of options. The body can be knit in seed stitch, plain garter stitch or garter stitch with stripes. Also the head of the owl can be knit in a different color. There are seed stitch wings or garter stitch wings.
Hooties Owl Booties
Designed by Kedi Simposn for newborns.
Owl Pot Holder
This owl motif block designed by Joan Hamer could also be used for a dish cloth or afghan block.
Sizes: Ladies S, M and L
- Get the free knitting pattern designed by Julie Elswick Suchomel
- Get the yarn recommended by the designer, madeleine tosh sock
Snowy Owl Ornament
How could such a simple shape be so cute! This was part of an Advent Calendar Project at Just Crafty Enough. Great use for oddball stash yarn!
Owl Fingerless Gloves
Whooo Loves Ya, Baby? Cloth
These waving owl motif designed by Elaine Fitzpatrickis perfect for dish cloth, afghan blanket square, and more.
Cable Owl Blanket Square Free Pattern
This owl forms a six inch square that can be added into your blanket project. Although, I’m not fond of how it was used in the example with the dark cable squares, I think it is a really cute and ingenious cable pattern.
Patterns for Purchase
Winter White Owl
This pattern is no longer free. Barn owl toy knit in one piece measures approx. 23cm/ 9in tall Designed by Claire Garland.
This boat neck long sleeved sweater features a lace owl motif. Sizes 35 (39, 43, 46½, 50½)” bust circumference. Designed by Cassie Castillo. Pictured project by frightmolt
Owl Baby Cocoon
3 Sizes: Preemie, 0-3, 3-6 months. Crochet pattern also available. Designed by ShiFio
Owl Baby Onesie and Owl Toy
With sweet little details like the ruffled tail feathers, a knit and purl textured belly, and an owl face hood, this romper is sure to keep baby warm and Mom smiling! If that wasn’t enough, this onesie comes with a precious matching stuffed Owl toy for baby to cuddle with too! Designed by Lauren Riker
Oakley the Owl
This baby owl stands at 11 inches/28cms and step by step instructions are included.
- Get the knitting pattern for these happy owl pillows for $5.37
- Get the recommended yarn at Etsy
- See more Cushion Knitting Patterns
Into the Magic Forest Baby Blanket
Owl-bordered blanket designed by Melanie Berg.
“Chouette” in French has a double meaning: an owl and something cool. Toddler, child and adult sizes.
Owl Ways Scarf
Finished Dimensions 7” (18 cm) wide, 48½” (123 cm) long excluding tassels, blocked
Harry Potter O.W.L. Mittens
With owls on back and a spell reference on the palm, these mittens are a handy reference for any wizard on the go.
- Get the knitting pattern for $5.50 from Interweave
- Or get the knitting pattern in the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits book
- See More Harry Potter Knitting Patterns
Archie Owl Mug Cozy
To fit mug size: 25cm Circumference, 11cm Height.
Night Owl Mitts
Fingerless mittens in DK yarn with separately knitted owl motif. 4 sizes ages 3 years to adult.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!