Christmas Owl Ornament Pattern

It is already the end of the year, Christmas is right around the corner. This year has gone by so fast I cannot believe that 2018 is almost over! It has been a while since I posted any free pattern so today I am going to write a tutorial to make a really cute owl ornament for your Christmas tree. It has been requested on my Facebook after I posted pictures from last year. So here it is, I hope you will enjoy it. The finished size is 3.5 inch/10 cm. I suggest making a few of them using different colors for fun.

  • Materials you will need for this project: 
  • Brown, cream, green and white yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver)
  • 2.75mm hook (you can use a larger hook, your owl will be bigger)
  • Beige and orange felt
  • 12mm brown or black safety eyes (you can opt for googly eyes)
  • White glittery pompom
  • Fiberfill for stuffing
  • Yarn needle, and a glue gun (or fabric glue)

Abbreviations: 
Rnd = round 
Sc = single crochet
Inc = increase
Dec = decrease
st = stitches

Body:
With brown yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc. inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 6 to 10: sc in each st around (30)
Change color to light brown
Rnd 11 to 14: sc in each st around (30)
Hold your work to work on the eyes
Cut two oval shapes in a piece of beige felt. Make a little cut in the center and insert the safety eyes. Attach the eyes to the body by inserting them between row 10 and 11.
Row 15: [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Row 16: [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Stuff the body with fiberfill and continue along the way
Row 17:[1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Row 18: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing the rest of the stitches together to close the hole.

Glue the off-white felt part of the eyes to the body (this way they will remain flat).
Cut a small triangle in orange felt and glue it between the eyes to make a beak.

The eyes
Make sure the eyes touch in the middle.

Wings (make 2):
With brown yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3 to 5: sc in each st around (12)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail at the end. Sew the wings on each side of the body.

The wings.

Hat:
With green yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2 to 3: sc in each st around (6)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 2 times (8)
Rnd 5: sc in each st around (8)
Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] 2 times (10)
Rnd 7: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 8: [4 sc, inc] 2 times (12)
Rnd 9: sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 10:[1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 11: sc in each st around(18)
Rnd 12: [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 13: sc in each st around (24)
Rnd 14: [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
Rnd 15: sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 16: [4 sc, inc] 6 times (36)
Change color to white
Rnd 17 to 18: sc in each st around(36)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew the hat around the head using the stitches of the last row. (You can opt to glue the hat to the head instead)
Put a dot of glue on one side of the hat and bend the top to glue it to the bottom half.

The hat before…
and after.

Hook:
I have a cool trick to make the hook with yarn. Follow the instructions in pictures:

1. Insert your needle in a top stitch and through the back
2. Insert into the closest stitch and back to where you started. (don’t pull your yarn completely through, leave a loop hanging)
Make a double knot. Now you should have two loops, one on top and one in back. Pull your yarn down until the knot disappears into the hat. (don’t pull too much or it will go out on the other side)
Pull the top loop on the other side. Voila!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and that it will be a nice addition to your Christmas tree. Don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions.

Happy crocheting!

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Penguin Ornament Pattern

Jingle, jingle, jingle! Here comes the second Christmas pattern of the season, a cute little penguin to decorate your tree. Like the snowman crochet pattern, it is very easy to make, perfect for beginners.

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This little penguin is about 2.5 inch, crocheted in rounds without joining the rounds. Let’s start with the materials you will need for this project:

– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – black
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – blue
– 1 medium/4 worsted yarn – white
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– 1 pair of 0.2 inch goggly eyes
– Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
– Stitch marker
– Yarn needle
– Felt, orange and white
– 0.4 inch acrylic pompom, white
– Small red ribbon
– Embroidery thread, blue
– Glue gun, or fabric glue

Abbreviations:
rnd = round
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase
dec = dec
rnd = round

THE PATTERN

Body:
With black yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Rnd 4: sc in each st around (15)
Rnd 5: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (20)
Rnd 6: [3 sc, inc] 5 times (25)
Rnd 7 to 12: sc in each st around (25)
Rnd 13: [3 sc, dec] 5 times (20)
Start stuffing, and continue along the way
Rnd 14: [2 sc, dec] 5 times (15)
Rnd 15: [1 sc, dec] 5 times (10)
Rnd 16: dec 5 times (5)
Fasten off. Embroider the thread in the stitches of the last row to close the hole.

Front of the body:
Cut a piece of white felt in the shape shown below, and glue it to the front of the body.

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Wings (Make 2):
With black yarn, start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3 to 6: sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 7: [dec, 3 sc] 2 times (8)
Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff them, they will remain flat. Sew the wings on each side of the body with a thread needle. Weave in loose ends.

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Eyes, beak and feet:
Glue some goggly eyes on the face of the penguin. Cut a piece of orange felt in the shape of a triangle and glue it under the eyes. Cut two pieces of orange felt in the shapes of bird feet and glue them under the body.

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Beanie:
With blue yarn, start with a magic ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in center of the ring (5)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (10)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, inc] 5 times (10)
Change yarn to white
Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 5 times (15)
Fasten off, and weave in the loose end in the stitches of the hat. Glue the pompom to the top of the hat. Pour some glue around the inside edge of the hat, and glue it to the head.

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Make a bow with a small size ribbon, and glue it in front of the penguin, underneath the beak.

Cut a piece of embroidery thread and insert it in the stitches of the hat, behind the pom-pom, Make a secure double knot, then hide the knot inside the hat.

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Voila! I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments. I will make sure to answer your replies as fast as I can. Next weel I will publish a pattern to make a little Santa ornament to add to your collection.

Happy crocheting!

Little Vampire Bat – Free Halloween Pattern

Here is another Halloween pattern, a little vampire bat!  Easy and perfect for beginners, it doesn’t take long to make, but is still very cute!

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Halloween Bat by MissDolkapots

You will need:
– Worsted 4/medium black, or charcoal yarn
– 2.75mm crochet hook
– Felt, black, red and white
– *Goggly eyes
– glue gun, or fabric glue
– Fiberfill for stuffing
– Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
– Rnd = rnd
– sc = single crochet
– inc = increase
– dec = decrease
– st = stitch

The Pattern:

Body:
With black or charcoal yarn, make a magic ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in center of the ring (6)
Rnd 2:  2 sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 3:  [1 sc, inc] 6 times (18)
Rnd 4:  [2 sc, inc] 6 times (24)
Rnd 5:  [3 sc, inc] 6 times (30)
rnd 6 to 8:  1 sc in each st around (30)
Rnd 9:  [3 sc, dec] 6 times (24)
Rnd 10:  [2 sc, dec] 6 times (18)
Start stuffing and continue as you go
Rnd 11:  [1 sc, dec] 6 times (12)
Rnd 12:  dec 6 times around (6)
Fasten off, embroider yarn in rest of the stitches to close the hole.

– Cut 2 circles in red felt, and glue on the body. Glue the goggly eyes on the felt.

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– Cut 2 triangles in black felt to make the ears. Fold and glue the bottom extremity together. Glue to the ears to the head.

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– Cut the pieces of black felt and shape them as bat wings. Glue the extremities to the back of the bat.

bat wings

– Cut 2 triangles with white felt and glue them at mouth level. These teeth are sharp! 😛

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Voila! Quick and easy, your cute Halloween bat is done! You can use a piece of yarn or embroidery thread to hang it. You can make several bats of different colors, have fun with the eyes, you can use bigger goggly eyes, even put one big and one small etc…

I hope you enjoyed this pattern as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Other Halloween projects on this blog:
– Big Spider tutorial
– Small Spiders Tutorial

Happy crocheting!

* goggly eyes are small parts and therefore not suited for small children, in that case you can use felt instead.