Hooty: Mini Owl FREE PATTERN

This little guy can be made in 30 minutes. It’s perfect for a key chain, tiny hands, or even a cat toy! Enjoy!

Hooty the Mini Owl- Crochet

Refer to my videos if you need help with any of these crochet techniques.


SC- Single Crochet

sts- Stitches

MC- Magic Circle

SC2ststog- Single Crochet 2 stitches together


Yarn: any color you choose. I chose gold, baby blue and brown.


tapestry needle for weaving

two stitch markers

Crochet hook size I and E


size I hook.

magic circle

5 sc place st marker in first st on round
move st mrkr each round.
sc 2x in all 5 sts . 10 sts
-sc x2 in every other st. 15 sts
– sc in 3 st  -20 sts

Place second stitch marker at this round and keep it there for the next step.
-sc every st for 1′
– begin drcreasing by sc2sts tog every 3 (&4) sts (last st will be sc)
-sc in each st
-sc2sttog every other st (last st will be sc)
stuff lightly (see note at bottom)
hold flat sc front and back sts tog. refer to photos


After closing head, turn and ch 2, skip one st and sc into next st

sc into next 4 sts. turn

chn 2  skip one st and sc into next st.

Cut yarn and weave end into body


using blue and size E hook

make magic circle. 5 sc in mc

sc in each st around.

pull yarn tail until eye is shaped like a teardrop.

cut and sew onto face of owlet


ch 4

sc in each st

skip one sc in 2 sts

skip one sc in one st.

cut and sew on face

Fun Note- If you plan to use this as a cat toy, stuff the toy with Catnip! If you would like to make it a keychain, add a loop using leftover golden thread!



  1. anastasiawraight said,

    April 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    So cute!

  2. April 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    So sweet! Thank you for sharing.

  3. ravelstudio said,

    April 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is adorable, so glad you shared 🙂


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    January 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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