Free knitting patterns for owl themed toys, hats, mittens, and more. Updated 11/8/23
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Adorable little owl stuffies. All parts are knitted flat and sewn up at the end. No circular knitting is required. Great stash buster for scrap yarn! Perfect stocking stuffer. Finished size: 7.5cm / 3 inches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. May only be free for a limited time.
Tiny Explorer Owl
Small owl toy stuffie that's perfect for stash busting. Finished size: 14cm/5.5in long. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Louise Walker
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
This toy owl is knit in the round and stands ten inches tall. Options for a forward or side facing head. The wings (with optional embroidery) are also knit in the round and seamed to body. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner. Pictured project by Hip4Knits
Cordell the Owl
Knit-a-Zoo’s easy cute owl toy is about 11 cm high,
Big Snowy Owl Softie
This huggable stuffed owl is a foot and a half tall and a yard around, perfect for cuddling!
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.
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. Pictured project by bumblebeas
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
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
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
Seamus is one of the most popular pins on my Pinterest boards and you can see why with his cute little body and face.
More Free Patterns
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.
Designed by Kalliopi Aronis after ancient Greek designs of the symbol of the goddess of Wisdom.
Grey Eyed Owl Mittens
Rebecca Tsai’s mittens feature owls and olive branches, symbols of Athena, in stranded colorwork. Pictured project by emkovar
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!
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).
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 Simpson 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
This waving owl motif designed by Elaine Fitzpatrickis perfect for dish cloth, afghan blanket square, and more.
It’s a Hoot Owl Hat
This colorful knit hat with ear flaps also includes crocheted eyes, beak, and edging.
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
Nite Nite Owl
Owl toy softie in nightcap stands approx 30 cm (12 in) high without hat. Made mainly in the round with DK yarn. Designed by Jette Walters.
Hedwig Owl Shawl
Wrap designed like an owl in flight with intarsia face on the back and feathered wings. Feathers and fringe alternate along the bottom edge. Designed by tiny owl knits. Worsted weight yarn.
Owl softie toy knitted flat but joined as you go measures approx. 26cm/ 10in tall Designed by Claire Garland.
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.
Owl Baby Cocoon
3 Sizes: Preemie, 0-3, 3-6 months. Crochet pattern also available. Designed by ShiFio
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the crochet version
- See more Baby Cocoon Knitting Patterns
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
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).
Snuggly easy to make blanket with cute cabled owl detail.
- Get the knitting pattern at Etsy
- See more Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
- See more Cable Creature Knitting Patterns
Oakley the Owl
This baby owl stands at 11 inches/28cms and step by step instructions are included.
“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
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.