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Crochet Owl Pouch with Pattern

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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. Mopckou KoTuK

    Большое спасибо! Обязательно попробую!

    Reply
  2. Rachel

    Oh my gosh, so cute! I love these little guys! They look like they’d make a great little coin purse. Are they big enough for a gift card, or folded up money? That would be such a cute way to give a gift–a homemade owl with a little surprise inside 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Hey thanks Rachel! I can fit folded up money in there easily, and a gift card will fit too but it does distort the bag a bit – won’t look round and fluffy. It’ll look like an owl that just swallowed a gift card 🙂

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  3. Justine

    Chi Wei this rocks! It is so cute! I have to admit I’m still not a crocheter…. I was planning on taking your beginners class but never got to it (still on my list though). So this is yet another pattern I will add on to my pinboard of things to crochet when I learn….or I might just pass the pattern on to my sis (who can crochet), maybe she’ll whip one up for me 😉

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  4. Sarah @ An Inviting Home

    Chi Wei,

    These are adorable! Thanks for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery!

    ~Sarah

    Reply
  5. renee

    hi charming owls. so happy too see them perfect gift for two I know teens thanx soooo . your blog is tops .

    Reply
  6. DesignedByBH

    I have absolutely NO IDEA how to make one of these, but they are so cute! I’m pinning it to my Owl board. 🙂

    Reply
  7. wendy

    these are so cute! thanks for sharing

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  8. Jamie

    So stinkin’ cute! This so makes me wanna learn to crochet! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

    Reply
  9. Andrea

    Beautiful pattern! I’d like to try this right now! Can you give a bit more guidance on making the beak? As well as the lark’s knot? Thanks! 🙂

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      The beak is just a strand of orange yarn looped over and over through the piece to create the shape, with the two ends tied in the back and woven in. For the lark’s knot to create the fuzzies, fold a few yarn strands in half, insert the folded end of the strands through a stitch, and pull the yarn ends through the loop. Pull tight to secure. Hope that helps!

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      • Andrea

        Thanks! I think I’m good to go now! I have the rest of it made already and it’s SO adorable!!

  10. Diane

    Love the owl pouch. I think it would be cute with a long braided handle to use as a purse.

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    • ChiWei

      That’s a great idea! Or add a keychain and attach it to a bag 🙂

      Reply
  11. ann

    super cute. 🙂 do you have videos on this?

    Reply
    • ChiWei

      Ann, I’m sorry I don’t. I have not yet ventured into video posts 🙂

      Reply
  12. DeAnna

    Omg I just made one of these owls they’re so cute. I don’t have the size eyes needed,but I’m quite sure black puff paint will do. Thank you for posting this cute pattern.

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  13. MissNeriss

    This is so cool, I am definitely pinning this to make ASAP. I especially love your colour choices.

    Reply
  14. Carmen

    This is so adorable! I always love it when cute things are useful too. When I craft something cute myself I always try to come up with some sort of use for it, to justify my crafting, haha xD

    Reply
  15. Joyce

    Love these little owls, will definately have to make – thanks for sharing pattern

    Reply

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