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Crochet Owl Pouch with Pattern

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One Dog Woof: Crochet Owl Pouch. Free Pattern!

UPDATE: I am now offering a printable PDF version of this Crochet Owl Pouch pattern for sale on Craftsy. The PDF  does not have ads or comments, and has the photos at the bottom for easier printing.

Owls are all the rage right now, flying all over Pinterest like that scene from Harry Potter where they land on every available space in the yard.  Well, I wanted to get in on it, but still do something a little different, so here’s my contribution to the owl trend – my very own crocheted owl pouch.

These pocket darlings can be made in a variety of colors and patterns and can hold any little thing your heart desires.  This is a free pattern, so feel free to sell your finished creations.  However, please do not sell or distribute the pattern in any way, and if you can, link back to this post in your listing so your clients know where you got your inspiration!  Thanks!

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Owl Pouch

Supplies:

Cotton or Worsted Weight yarn
G size hook
tapestry needle, scissors
small button
9mm animal eyes

Note: This is not crocheted in a spiral; it is crocheted in individual rounds.  Joining rounds normally gives a moving seam, so I chose to join my rounds using the No-Cut Join method as described by Planet June for a straight seam.  The instructions here will include a short description, but head over to Planet June to see a full tutorial and videos on this joining method.

The instructions below are to create the owl shown above.

Body:

Round 1: Start with a magic circle.  Work 6 SC into ring and join. (6 stitches)

Round 2: CH 1.  Work 2 SC into each stitch.  Joining: Remove hook from last SC.  Insert hook into first SC from back to front.  Add loop from the last stitch onto the hook and pull through tightly.  (12 stitches)

Round 3: CH 1.  Work 1 SC into current stitch (the one where you joined), then 2 SC into next stitch.  *Work 1 SC into next stitch, followed by 2 SC in next stitch* around.  Repeat no-cut joining method. (18 stitches)

Round 4: CH 1. Work 1 SC into current stitch, and 1 SC into next stitch.  Then work 2 SC into next stitch.  *Work  1 SC into each of next 2 stitches, followed by 2 SC in next stitch* around. Join. (24 stitches)

Round 5: CH 1. Work 1 SC into current stitch, and 1 SC into next 2 stitches.  Then work 2 SC into next stitch.  *Work 1 SC into each of next 3 stitches, followed by 2 SC in next stitch* around. Join. (30 stitches)

Round 6: CH 1. Work 1 SC into each of 30 stitches around, starting with the current stitch (where you joined the previous round). (30 stitches)

At the end of Round 6, change colors to create stripes.  To join new yarn, I used Planet June’s Invisible Join method: after the last stitch, cut yarn leaving a tail, and pull tail through stitch.  Insert hook into the 2nd stitch in the round from back to front under both bars and pull tail through.  Then insert hook into last stitch in round from back to front through only the back loop and pull tail through.  (It’s easier to watch the video.)

Round 7-8: CH 1. Work 1 SC into each of 30 stitches around, starting with the current stitch. (30 stitches). Change yarn color.

Round 9-10: CH 1. Work 1 SC into each of 30 stitches around, starting with the current stitch. (30 stitches). Change yarn color.

Round 11-12: CH 1. Work 1 SC into each of 30 stitches around, starting with the current stitch. (30 stitches). Change yarn color.

Round 13-15: CH 1. Work 1 SC into each of 30 stitches around, starting with the current stitch. (30 stitches).  Join.

Row 16: CH 1. Work 1 SC into next 15 stitches. CH 1. Turn.

Row 17: Starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, SC 2 stitches together (sc2tog). Work 1 SC into each stitch in the row (11 stitches) until there are 2 stitches left.  SC2tog the last two stitches.  CH 1. Turn. (13 stitches)

Row 18: Starting with the 2nd chain from hook, sc2tog, then work 1 SC into each of next 9 stitches. SC2tog last two stitches. CH 1. Turn. (11 stitches)

Row 19: Starting with the 2nd chain from hook, sc2tog, then work 1 SC into each of next 7 stitches.  SC2tog last two stitches. CH 1. Turn. (9 stitches)

Row 20: Starting with the 2nd chain from hook, sc2tog, then work 1 SC into each of next 5 stitches.  SC2tog last two stitches. CH 1. Turn. (7 stitches)

Row 21: Starting with the 2nd chain from hook, sc2tog, then work 1 SC into each of next 3 stitches.  SC2tog last two stitches. CH 1. Turn. (5 stitches)

Row 22: Starting with the 2nd chain from hook, sc2tog, then work 1 SC into next stitch.  SC2tog last two stitches. Do not turn. (3 stitches).

Border: Work slip stitches down side of flap, around back of pouch opening and back up other side of flap.  Make last slip stitch in the 3rd stitch of Row 22.  CH 5.  Slip stitch into 1st stitch of Row 22.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Eyes: (make 2)

Round 1: Start with a magic circle. Work 6 SC into ring.  Join. (6 stitches)

Round 2: CH 1. Work 2 SC into each stitch around.  Join. (12 stitches)

Fasten off with long tail.

Finishing:

Push plastic eyes through a point between the 1st and 2nd rows of the eye piece (not through center of circle).  Using the tail and a tapestry needle, attach eyes so that plastic eye is pushed through the body, centered and between Rounds 12 and 13, counting from the bottom.  Push backing of plastic eye on securely.

Attach button to the center of the back of the body between Rounds 11 and 12, counting from the bottom.

Using a tapestry needle, create a beak centered right below the eyes.

Cut strands of leftover yarn and create the tufts using a lark’s knot where the body meets the flap.

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If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will try to answer them as they come up.  Please look through the comments and see if your question has already been asked.  I’d love to see your creations – leave a link on my Facebook page!

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92 Comments

  1. Sue Davies

    Thank you for the “Owl Pouch” idea, it’s really cute. This has sparked a whole load of new ideas; cat’s, puppy dogs… could I make the flap into a horse face, or, riendeer at Christmas??? I’ve made similar from my own pattern as mini ‘Easter egg wallets’, for the boys in my class in school. I decorated them with a large button. For the girls, I made them into a mini handbags, by adding handles and decorated with them with buttons, flowers and a cute handmade charm. Thanks again my head is buzzin now! Ps) I’m definitely going to use your Alien Egg Monster for the children’s Easter gifts next year! I’m so glad I found your Blogg 😀 <3

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    • Sue Davies

      oops typo should have been ‘reindeer’

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    • ChiWei

      Thank you so much Sue!

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  2. Lisa M.

    I can’t wait to make one of these! It will be a great gift for my son’s girlfriend. She loves owls so I am always on the lookout for owl items. Thanks for the cute pattern1

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    • ChiWei

      Glad you like the pattern Lisa!

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  3. Nutmeg Nanny

    These little owl pouches are adorable! I’m also totally digging that coffee cozy….so cute!

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Brandy!

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  4. Melanie

    I absolutely love this and it was interesting and easy enough to make that it was a great project. My mother asked me to consider making amigurumi. It was fun to learn a little of this fascinating art. Thank you for sharing this pattern! I intend to make more.

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    • ChiWei

      Thanks Melanie! I’m glad you like it and helped you start on the road to amigurumi! It’s pretty addictive so don’t be surprised if you start looking for cutie things to make all the time!

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  5. Tina

    Thank you for sharing this cute pattern! The tutorial links were very helpful. I can’t wait to put the finishing touches on my little guy.

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    • ChiWei

      You’re so welcome Tina! Enjoy!

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  6. Pam

    Thanks so much for this pattern. It is just what I need for my daughter’s baby shower. I am stitching up about 100 of these to give as the favors. I can’t decide on a favorite and I know they will be a big hit and something our friends can use over and over n

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    • ChiWei

      Wow, that’s a great favor for a baby shower, I’m sure the guests will LOVE them! And that’s a lot of work for you too, kudos! And congrats of course on the grandbaby. Enjoy!

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  7. Ruchi

    Just finished making the lovely owl pouch for my sis-in-law who loves owls. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Ruchi

    Just finished making the owl pouch for my sis-in-law who loves owls.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Samantha

      they came out great!!!

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  9. Heather

    These are too cute, so glad I ran across it during the CAL. I will be making one of these for each of my little girls for Christmas this year.

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    • ChiWei

      I hope your girls love them!

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  10. Helen

    I love owls in any form,,, crochet is just right. Your little pouches are ideal for toting most anything Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us SMILE

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    • ChiWei

      Thank you so much Helen!

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  11. Annie M

    Hi, I got to step 17 but can’t go any farther. I don’t understand what you mean by stitch 2 SC together. Stitching two stitches to each other somehow?

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  12. Leslie

    Is the planet june website closed?? I have tried several times to go look at the info on the invisible joins, but I can never get the site to come up. I wanted to see her tutorial before attempting this! 🙂

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    • ChiWei

      I don’t think so. I accessed it recently.

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  13. Elsie

    Hello, Thank you for posting this cute creation. I made it for my daughter and she loves it. You are so creative and I love your site. Your tips have helped to respark my interest in crochet. It is so relaxing and satisfying. Thanks again for sharing.

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    • ChiWei

      It’s so great to hear that you find this relaxing!

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  16. Roxana Lamberts

    Hello,
    can i translate this pattern to Dutch for my Facebook group?
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  17. noor

    Thank you , Thank you , Thaaaaaank you

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    thanks for your effort 🙂

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  18. Debby

    This is the second of your patterns I have finished tonight! So well written I sure do appreciate the free patterns. Owl came out perfectly. LOVE IT – Thank You!

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