Macho the Owl, free crochet owl amigurumi pattern

Enjoy making Blinky the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Blinky is a fun and quick project to make perfect for play time.

After making the Magical Owl Keychain in 2019, I thought it was time for another crochet owl amigurumi pattern. In this post, I’m going to teach you how to crochet an adorable owl amigurumi.

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Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.

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About Macho Owl.

Meet Macho the Owl, another crochet softie creation to add to your selection of crochet amigurumi. Macho is Swahili for eyes and I find this to be very appropriate for this crochet owl amigurumi because its most distinctive feature is it’s eyes.

This crochet owl amigurumi is made for donation and inspired by the need to end the stigma surrounding owls. In most African cultures, the owl is viewed as a bad omen. Its presence accompanied by its nocturnal hooting sends a chilling message that something awful is about to happen.

Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.

As a nature lover and advocate of all things cute and cuddly, it’s my hope that this cute, huggable owl amigurumi will help change the perception that people still attach to owls.

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Crochet owl amigurumi pattern.

Macho is very quick and easy to make that can stand on any flat surface. It makes for a beautiful addition to your kid’s room, a meaningful gift or even as part of your home décor!

It uses off- white DK yarn for the main body. The wings are made using a blend of off-white and grey yarn. Overall, the pattern uses easy, simple stitches enabling you to make dozens of these squishy cute birds!

Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Materials:

  • Acrylic DK yarn in:
    • Off-white
    • Dark grey
    • Mustard
    • Rust
  • Acrylic Fingering Weight yarn in:
    • Dark Grey
  • White velvet yarn
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 5 mm crochet hook 
  • 14 mm black safety eyes
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Toy stuffing

Stitches and terms used:

  • Ch= chain
  • Sl st= slip stitch
  • Sc= single crochet
  • Dc= double crochet
  • Rpt = repeat
  • St(s)= stitch(es)
  • Sp(s)= space(s)
  • Inc= increase: 2 sc in the same space
  • Dec= decrease: single crochet two together
  • Puff st= Puff Stitch:  (Yarn over, insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop) 3 times. There will be 7 loops on the hook. Yarn over, and draw the hook through all loops on hook

Size: With the yarn and hook specified magical owl measures approximately 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide.

Yarn alternatives:

  • Any DK, #3 or 8 ply yarn
  • Any variegated DK yarn for the wings
  • White worsted weight yarn in place of velvet yarn

Notes:

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  • The pattern is worked from bottom up in continuous rounds into the st as normal (unless otherwise stated).
  • This pattern starts with a magic ring. For a detailed tutorial on how to work and secure the magic ring, read through my blog post on the same.
  • Repeating sections within the rounds are shown in round () brackets followed by the number of times they are repeated e.g. (sc, inc) 6 times means the sequence in the brackets must be repeated a total of 6 times.
  • Stitch totals are shown in square [] brackets at the end of each round e.g. [18] means you should have a total of 18 stitches at the end of the round.
Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.

Pattern:

1. Eyes (make 2)

With Mustard yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the 6 sts [12]

Rnd 3: (inc, sc) 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: (inc, 2 sc) 6 times [24]

Fasten off and leave a 10” tail for sewing onto the body. Insert 14” safety eyes in any st in rnd 1

Crochet eyes

2. Eyelids (make 2)

With off-white DK yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Row 1: 3 sc into a magic circle [3 sts]

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. (inc) 3 times [9 sts]

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. (inc, sc) 3 times [12 sts]

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn. (inc, 2sc) 3 times [15 sts]

Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing on top of eyes.

Crochet eyelids

3. Beak

With dark grey DK yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Row 1: sc into 2nd ch from hook [1]

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. (inc) [2]

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. (inc) 2 times [4]

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn. Inc, sc in each of the next 2 sts, inc [6]

Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing onto the body.

Crochet beak

4. Wings (make 2)

With dark grey fingering weight yarn and off-white held together using your 5 mm crochet hook,

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Work 5 dc into a magic circle [6]

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Work (puff st, ch 1) twice in the space between the 1st 2 sts. Sk next space. (Work (puff st, ch 1) twice in the next space) 2 times [6 puff sts]

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. (sc on top of puff st, ch 3) 6 times. Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2 from row 2. [7 sc, 6 ch-3 sps]

Rnd 4: Ch 3, turn. (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) 6 times. Sc in last st [7 sc, 7 ch-3 sps]

Fasten off. Leave tail for sewing on the body.

Crochet wings

5. Scarf

Main scarf:

The scarf is made using Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch.

Stitch guide:

Tunisian crochet stitches are worked in 2 steps; forward and return pass from right to left with the number of sts increasing on the hook during the forward pass and decreasing during the return pass.

Return pass (RP) is worked in the same way for all stitches (rows of sts) used in this scarf as follows: yo and pull up just 1 loop (i.e. ch 1). (Yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook) twice.You should have 1 loop left on your hook.

Tunisian knit stitch (tks): Insert the hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bar, yo and pull up a loop.

With rust DK yarn and 5 mm hook,

Foundation row: Ch 3

Insert your hook in the 2nd ch, yo and pull up a loop, insert your hook in the next ch, yo and pull up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook. RP.

Row 2-66: Tks. Insert your hook in both loops of the last st and pull up a loop. RP

Row 67: Finish off using sl sts

Crochet scarf

Scarf “ball”:

With white velvet yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the 6 sts [12]

Rnd 3: sc in each st across [12]

Rnd 4: (dec) 6 times [6]

Fasten off. Leave a tail and use it to sew the opening closed.

Scarf ball

Attach each of the balls to the ends of the scarf.

Crochet owl amigurumi scarf

6. Legs (make 2)

With mustard yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: (sc, inc) 3 times [9]

Rnd 3-5: sc in each st across [9]

Crochet legs

7. Body & Head

Body:

With off-white DK yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a magic circle [6]

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each of the 6 sts [12]

Rnd 3: (sc, inc) 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) 6 times [24]

Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) 6 times [30]

Rnd 6: (4 sc, inc) 6 times [36]

Rnd 7-8: sc in each st across [36]

Rnd 9: (5 sc, inc) 6 times [42]

Rnd 10-11: sc in each st across [42]

Rnd 12: (6 sc, inc) 6 times [48]

Rnd 13-23: sc in each st across [48]

Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.

Neck shaping:

Rnd 24: (6 sc, dec) 6 times [42]

Rnd 25: (5 sc, dec) 6 times [36]

Rnd 26: sc in each st across [36]

Head:

Rnd 29: (5 sc, inc) 6 times [42]

Rnd 30: (6 sc, inc) 6 times [48]

Rnd 31-45: sc in each st across [42]

Rnd 46: (5 sc, dec) 6 times [36]

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing the top closed.

Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.

Finishing for the crochet owl amigurumi pattern:

  1. Firstly, insert eyes at rnd 35 in st 6 & 15. Fasten eyes. Secondly, sew around the eyes to the body. Thirdly, attach eyelids on top of the eyes.
Attach eyes to the head
  1. After that, fold the beak length-wise and sew the beak between the eyes.
Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.
  1. Fold the head in half and working in both front and back stitches, whip stitch across. This sews the owl closed. From here, you will sew the ears. The seam is the base of the triangle- the ear, between the last 3 rnds of the head.
Sewing the head and ears
  1. Next, sew the wings on the side of the body. Only attach the straight edge. Similarly, attach the legs to the base of the owl.
Attach the wings and the legs
  1. After that, sew feather detailing on the chest using dark grey DK yarn.
Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.
  1. Lastly, tie the scarf around the neck.
Enjoy making Macho the Owl using this free crochet owl amigurumi pattern. Macho is a fun and quirky project to make perfect for play time.

And there you have it. You’re very own distinguished Macho the Owl. I’d love to see you process and finished product so please use #MorinesShop or tag me @morines_shop on Instagram.

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