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Owl Knitting Patterns

by | Jun 2, 2015 | Animals, Featured

Owl Knitting Patterns, many free 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.


To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

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

 Free Knitting Pattern for Stuffy Owl by Amanda Berry

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Owl Hand Pupper

Owl Hand Puppet

Can be knitted in the round or flat. Designed by Janet McGregor

Free Knitting Pattern for Ollie O'Owl

Ollie O’Owl

This adorable owl toy softie stands 10.5 to 11 inches tall. Designed by bjfromnv

Free Knitting Pattern for I'm a Hoot Hat

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cordell the Owl Toy

Cordell the Owl

Knit-a-Zoo’s easy cute owl toy is about 11 cm high,

Free knitting pattern for Grey Eyed Owl Mittens

© emkovar

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!

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Free knitting pattern for Hoot Owl Water Bottle Cozy and more owl knitting patterns

© bumblebeas

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 Free Knitting Pattern | Owl Knitting Patterns

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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Owl Cup Cozy

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.

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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.

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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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Athenas Pillow

Athena’s Pillow

Designed by Kalliopi Aronis after ancient Greek designs of the symbol of the goddess of Wisdom.


Free knitting pattern for Snowy Owl softie toy

Snowy Owl

Nancy Anderson designed this cute little plush toy that is about 14 cm [5½”] tall

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Tea Toting Owl free knitting pattern for Tea Wallet and more owl knitting patterns

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!

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Free knitting pattern for Obligatory Owl and more owl knitting patterns

Obligatory Owl

Sara Elizabeth Kellner designed this 10 inch owl knit in the round.

Free Knitting Pattern for Owl Puffs

Owl Puffs

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.

GiveaHoot owl mittens knit pattern free

Give a Hoot Mittens

These mittens designed by the Fibre Company feature a unique thumb gusset and a cable owl pattern.

Iron Craft Challenge #38 - Little Black Owl

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).

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Wise Owl Hat

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Owl Ornaments

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.

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Hooties Owl Booties

Designed by Kedi Simposn for newborns.

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More free baby knitting patterns

Photo of owl potholder

Owl Pot Holder

This owl motif block designed by Joan Hamer could also be used for a dish cloth or afghan block.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Owlie Socks

Owlie Socks

Sizes: Ladies S, M and L

Advent Calendar Project '14 - Week 9

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!

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Owl Fingerless Gloves

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Whooo Loves Ya, Baby? Cloth

These waving owl motif designed by Elaine Fitzpatrickis perfect for dish cloth, afghan blanket square, and more.


It's a Hoot Knit Owl Hat

It’s a Hoot Owl Hat

This colorful knit hat with ear flaps also includes crocheted eyes, beak, and edging.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Owl Square

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.

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Patterns for Purchase

Free Knitting Pattern for Winter White Owl

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.

Knitting Pattern for Nocturnal Pullover

Nocturnal Pullover

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

Knitting Pattern for Owl Baby Cocoon

Owl Baby Cocoon

3 Sizes: Preemie, 0-3, 3-6 months. Crochet pattern also available. Designed by ShiFio

Knitting Pattern for Owl Baby Onesie and Owl Toy

Knitting Pattern for Owl Baby Onesie and Owl Toy

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

Knitting Pattern for Owl Family Toys

Owl Family Toys

These owl softies quick and very easy to knit. 3 Sizes: Father Owl – 12cm (5in), Mother Owl – 10.5cm (4.5in)
Baby Owl – 8.5cm (3.5in).

Knitting pattern for Owl Blanket and more owl knitting patterns

Owl Blanket

Snuggly easy to make blanket with cute cabled owl detail.

Oakley the Owl

This baby owl stands at 11 inches/28cms and step by step instructions are included.

Love Owls Knitting Pattern

Love Owls

Into the Magic Forest Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern with owl border | Owl Knitting patterns at

© Mairlynd

Into the Magic Forest Baby Blanket

Owl-bordered blanket designed by Melanie Berg.

Chouette Hat

“Chouette” in French has a double meaning: an owl and something cool. Toddler, child and adult sizes.

Owl Scarf Knitting pattern

Owl Ways Scarf

Finished Dimensions 7” (18 cm) wide, 48½” (123 cm) long excluding tassels, blocked

O.W.L. Mittens for Ordinary Wizarding Level Exams | Harry Potter inspired Knitting Patterns, many free knitting patterns | These patterns are not authorized, approved, licensed, or endorsed by J.K. Rowling, her publishers, or Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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.

Archie Knitting Pattern PDF Document Mug Cup Cosy Warmer DK Yarn Cover by Knit Designer Adel Kay

Archie Owl Mug Cozy

To fit mug size: 25cm Circumference, 11cm Height.

Knitting Pattern for Night Owl Mitts

Night Owl Mitts

Fingerless mittens in DK yarn with separately knitted owl motif. 4 sizes ages 3 years to adult.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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