Nugget the Lil' Owl Crochet Mini Owl

Nugget the Lil' Owl,
This owl is part of the Lil' Trouble Teddy series.
There's nothing spectacular about this owl, it's really basic but cute. I designed the owl for it to sit on top of Lil' Oak the Hiding Tree. Nugget is a whole 2 inches tall!

There's Lots More!

I designed more patterns for this Lil' Trouble series.
See the round up here

The Lil' Trouble Teddy and Nugget the Lil' Owl are quick to make. They're a great little project to bring along to a doctor's apt or anywhere you'll be stuck waiting for a bit. They will keep your hands busy and your mind occupied!

How To Print The Pattern:

Use the free service found here.

How to read the rows:
Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1hdc then 2hdc in next st means repeat that sequence 1hdc then 2hdc in next st followed by 1hdc then 2hdc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.  Add in a marker at the end of row 2 and move that marker at the end of every row.

Red Heart Comfort yarn in any color
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
polyester stuffing
Use buttons, safety eyes, fabric, paint or felt for the eyes. Just remember anything you add could become a chocking hazard to small children.

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
f/o = finish off

Starting at the bottom of the owl:
1) magic circle with 6hdc (6)
2) 2hdc in each st (12)
3) 1hdc in the next 3st then 2hdc in next st (15)
4) 1hdc in each st for 1 row
5) 1hdc in next 3st then 2hdctog (12)
6) 2dc in next 2st then 1sc in next 4st then 2dc in next 2st then 1sc in next 3st and sl st next st. f/o
leaving a tail to sew up the gap. If you do not add wings, stuff body then sew the top edge closed and hide yarn tail inside owl's body. If you add wings, leave body without stuffing until you add them.

Fold owl body flat with the high parts (ears) on the sides. Insert yarn where the top of the wing will be, (in between the 4th and 5th row) ch1 then add 5dc in the same space. f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff the owl before sewing wings in place. Fold the wing forward, with the round part towards the front of the owl. Sew it in place on a bit of an angle. Hide yarn tails inside body

Eyes and Beak:
play around different ideas. If you like how I did mine then:
Cut two pieces of white felt, you can see I cut mine rather large. Add black paint or felt pen for the pupils. Run a thin bead of tacky glue around the edge of the felt and lay a strand of yarn the same color as owl, around the edge, cut to size so the ends meet. Glue eyes to the doll. I didn't want them to be perfect circles so once they were on the doll I squished them together, one of the pupils is a bit higher than the other. This way they are a bit quirky looking. Do as you desire for this part :)
Add a bit of orange or bright yellow yarn for the beak. You could also glue on a small piece of felt or even paint the beak on. Feel free to get creative!

Copyright 2016 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go All rights reserved


  1. Hi!I love your lil'trouble teddies series! I was wondering if you still planned on releasing the elephant and mouse patterns too? Can't wait to make the whole gang!

  2. Lovely sweet little owls. Great to see them in the tree. Thanks for sharing th pattern.

    Have a great Sunday, Margaret

  3. Your little tree is so beautiful! What a wonderful idea! Your little animals are precious too!

    - Momma Cat

  4. Lovely owls. I like to make these between my bigger projects. TY Sharon

  5. Love your patterns, I'm so glad I found your youtube channel! You've helped me how to read patterns :)

  6. I just love your lil nugget owl plus the whole lil series. I can't find comfort yard in my stores, is there much of a difference between comfort yarn and soft yarn. Thank you for all the free patterns

    1. comfort yarn is a 10 ply worsted weight.
      I list what I used so that you can get the same owl as seen.
      Feel free to substitute other yarn and other hook sizes for sure :)
      Hope that helps!

  7. I love Nugget. Could you help me out on something. My ears on my owl do not look anything like your owls. They just barely stick up. Is there a trick or something that could help me? You whip stitch it closed, right? Yours are very prominent and mine are barely noticeable. Help.😱 Lol.

    1. are you doing dc's when the pattern says to? I didn't do anything special to make them stand out, the dc's make that area stand up higher than the rest of the row.

    2. Lol..... You are absolutely correct! I did not copy the pattern correctly. My owls look wonderful now. I have already made 5. Thank you so much for getting right back to me.

    3. yay!! I'm so happy to hear that :)

      just in case you missed it, there is a print friendly option at the bottom of all my patterns.

    4. I ran out of ink. See what happens when I write it myself?! 😱 Lol

    5. hahaha I totally get it, I am actually out of ink at this very moment. That's too funny :)

  8. hi Sharon,
    thank you so much for sharing your patterns and talent. i have trouble reading patterns so i love your video tutorials. do you think you will do tutorials for the owl and the fox. i want to make the animals before i try the tree, they will be a gift for my great nephew who will be 3 at the end of February.
    have a lovely day

  9. Hi Sharon, Love the whole series! Was wondering when you were going to come out with the lil acorn?

  10. Thanks I have been waiting for this acorn to add in my pattern book with the others now I can finish my ur patterns I have made almost all ur animal patterns Just love them

  11. Do you have a pattern for an owl the size of the monkey? That would be awesome! I love how easy your patterns are and really appreciate your you tube tutorials.

  12. I love your patterns! It is by chance I came across them! Can't wait to make them for my grand daughter and grand nieces & nephews! Thank you for making life beautiful with these tiny gifts! :)

    1. awww! I'm so glad you found your way here. You're welcome and thank you for starting my day off with a huge smile. Happy crocheting!

  13. sharon, I crocheted two bears which I gave away to my daughters who love them so much. Thank you for the pattern and video which made it easy for me to learn. thanks a million. from angela lee

  14. I Sharon is possible do you tell me where I can find the safety eye

    1. the link is in my frequently asked questions page. That tab is at the top. If you are viewing from your phone, click the home button


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