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Nesting Rainbow Owls

Here’s a set of wide-eyed Rainbow Owls and a mossy nest for them to snuggle up in. Of course you don’t have to stick with the rainbow theme. These little guys would look good in any color combinations. The owls and the leaves that decorate the nest are made with light worsted weight/DK yarn (worsted weight would work just as well) while the nest itself is crocheted up in lightening fast time with super bulky yarn. I like the contrast between the two different weights of yarn. The heavy yarn looks kind of like bark so the nest really did end up looking  like it was straight out of the forest. I think you’ll agree this family of owls look very comfy in there!

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I’ve nicknamed the green owl Kevin as he definitely enjoys being home alone!

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Have fun with this pattern but please don’t re-publish it in any way. I am happy for you to make and sell the finished articles from both my free and paid for patterns. A credit for Moji-Moji Design as the pattern creator would make me very happy and a link to my blog or my Ravelry shop (listed in the sidebar >) would be much appreciated! In order to keep the handmade love going please note that wholesale manufacturing of items from any of my patterns is not permitted. Thank you 🙂

300 thoughts on “Nesting Rainbow Owls

  1. omg how cute!!!!! Thank you soooo much for the free pattern!!!!

  2. So cute they were! Can I ask where the eyes are from?

  3. Love these owls! I’ve never made anything other than shawls or afghans but want to give these a try! Beautiful pattern and work!! And thanks so much for sharing both:-)

  4. 🙂

  5. These are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. 🙂

  6. These are so adorable

  7. Thank you so much. I am from SOUTH AFRICA.

  8. Merci beaucoup pour le schéma de ces jolies chouettes

  9. The nest is lovely!

  10. Thank you for the adorable owls! I’m going to make a nestful to sit in my craft room.

  11. lovely….i will try to make it

  12. Thank you Janine. It was so generous of you to share it with us…Crochetville gals shared on FaceBook, and now I’ve found your blog. The owls are sweet, but the nest I’d adorable !
    Warm appreciation,
    Becki

  13. I love that birds that great idea. Beauftul pics

  14. Thank you so much for this pattern! How FUN! I have a friend who’s daughter is learning motor skills with CP. This will be perfect to learn colors, counting and her grabbing and movement control exercises. God Bless!

  15. I made these for my 2yo who is obsessed with owls. Thank you for the pattern!

  16. Thank you! I love them!

  17. So cute! I just made one out of embroidery floss, which I have been inheriting in large quantities lately. I used a #1 Boye hook. It took one skein of each color – although if I was buying specifically for this project I would get two each just in case. Finished product was about 2 inches high.
    The only significant changes I made were to the beak (made it about half the size) and the feet (only did one 1 row of 6 stitches; toes were 3 sc in a single stitch and then a slip stitch in the same stitch.)

  18. They are REALLY very sweet!

  19. They so adorable Love the easy pdf file

  20. Hi Marlene, I have sent you the pattern via email. Enjoy!

  21. Thank you for the great pattern. These were so fast and easy to make. 🙂

  22. These are gorgeous – thank you for sharing the pattern.

  23. Hi Ester, the free patterns are available by clicking the green ‘download’ button on this page. If you have difficulty accessing it just let me know and I will email you a the copy 🙂

  24. I just wanted to say that I think you are one of the most talented crochet artists I’ve ever seen.
    I admire your superb talent. I wish I could do such amazing things as you do. I just can’t seem to get the hang of reading patterns for animals and such. 🙁
    But, I surely do appreciate talent when I see it and like so much to view your creations.

    • Thank you Sue, that’s so kind of you 🙂 Why not download one of my free patterns (the teeny tiny snowman is a good place to start) to see if you find that one easier to read? I’m always happy to help and answer any questions if you get stuck too!

      • I just might take your suggestion and give the adorable snowmen a try. That’s a kind offer to help as well. Thank you.

  25. Love the owls and the little snowmen. Many thanks for allowing us to use your patterns. I can see some very happy faces when these are handed out later in the year!

  26. Cute, cute stuff. Thank you for your generosity!

  27. Hola, me llamo Ester y soy de Argentina. Quisiera saber si se venden estos productos y si se envían a otros países. Gracias

  28. Love your Owls and thank you so much for sharing the pattern with everyone! You do fine work. I have 2 questions. Can you tell me the name of the yarn used to make these Owls? And how big were the Owls when you were done? Thank you again for sharing this Lovely pattern.

    • Hi Roxie, I used an assortment of DK (Light Worsted Weight) acrylic yarns. Mostly Patons and Robin brands. The owls are approx. 3″ tall when made with a Size D (3.25mm) hook. Glad you like my work 🙂 Have fun with your owls!

  29. Thank you for reply so quickly. I will write the yarns down that you used and hope mine are as great as yours…I would settle for pleasing. Have a wonderful day!

  30. Love the owls,going to make them for my new great granddaughter. Thanks

  31. oh my gosh those are the cutest little things ?!!!

  32. Beautiful! Thank you so much!

  33. You’re amazing! Thank you so much 😊

  34. Hi Maan, thank you for letting me know. Dropbox (who host my links) have disabled all links for their customers and have not bothered to tell any of us. I think I have fixed it now but if you have any other problems downloading them just let me know and I will email them directly (then kick Dropbox to the kerb and go with Google Drive instead!!) Thanks for your patience!

  35. Awesome! It is working, can’t wait to start them they are so cute, Thanks!

  36. Thanks so much for the pattern. These are so cute.

  37. I love these owls! Its my first amigurumi pattern and I have a question about the color changes, is there a secret not told in the pattern that will make it less obvious or with eyes and wings hide it? Thank you for your help and the pattern!

    • Hello Kristina, I’m glad you like the owls. For color changing always introduce the new color in the last 2 loops of the stitch, not at the next stage when you have finished the stitch and only have 1 loop on your hook. For extra neatness I find that making the first stitch of the new color a slip stitch instead of a single crochet makes less of a step, the transition is much smoother looking. The wings will hide most of the color changes on the owl’s body anyway, but it’s always good to be as neat as possible, future projects will involve more visible color changes at some point.

      For the eye, finish the round in the old color then make a slip stitch in the next st. Pull the new color through the slip stitch and then continue with the pattern in the next stitches. When you pull the slip stitch tight it will be completely hidden and you will have a very neat circle.

      Now I’m not sure how clear I’ve made all that but I’m working on a photo tutorial to explain color changes. I’ll be putting it up on my blog soon, so keep checking back!

      I hope you have fun with your new amigurumi hobby!

  38. Thank you so much for your fast reply! Im pretty sure I understand what you are saying but just to be clear the slip stitch would count as my first stitch? And would I chain one before making the first SC?

    • Yes, for general color changing the slip stitch counts as your first stitch, definitely don’t make a ch, just SC straight into the next stitch. The smoother transition comes from the fact that the slip stitch is shorter than a SC so you get less of a jagged step between the rounds. For the eye, however, the slip stitch doesn’t count as a stitch, it’s simply a loop to pull your new color through. When you have one loop of the new color on your hook go straight to the next st and make a SC in it. Hope that helps clarify things a little.

      And I do beg your pardon for my (now amended) typo on my previous reply. I obviously meant to write ‘and only have 1 LOOP on your hook’ and not what I actually wrote which was ‘and only have 1 POOP on your hook’ >embarrassed face< !!!

  39. Ha Ha I didn’t even catch it LOL thank you so much for your help! I would love to share my finished project with you once im done that is do you have a place I can do this! You’ve been so helpful!

  40. These owls are adorable and I think they will make the perfect gift! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I downloaded the pattern and started working on it but ran into some problems. It’s been a few months since I’ve followed a pattern, so it may just be the fact that I haven’t done it in a while! I made a little minion from Despicable Me a while ago. Anyways, I am a little confused on how to work in continuous spiral rounds for the owls. Do I join the chain together with a slip stitch and then start round one? Also, what does it mean to make all remaining stitches down the opposite side of the foundation chain? I’m really sorry if I’m asking a lot!! I just want to figure it out so that I can make these cute owls. 🙂

    • Hello Dawnn, Working both sides of the foundation chain is a way of starting to work in the round that gives you a flatter top. There is a useful video that explains the basic idea.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc8ksDP9oII

      The only difference is that, for the owls, just put 2 sc into the last stitch before you turn the work (preferably one in each loop on either side of the last chain), and in the very last stitch of the round just place 1 sc. You should then have ended up with 24 sts. Place your marker at this point and just carry on going in rounds according to the pattern. Now if that’s still not clear, or you can’t access the video for some reason, just let me know and I will email you with more help. We’ll have you crocheting owls like an expert in no time!

  41. These owls are adorable and I think they will make the perfect gift! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I downloaded the pattern and started working on it but ran into some problems. It’s been a few months since I’ve followed a pattern, so it may just be the fact that I haven’t done it in a while! I made a little minion from Despicable Me a while ago. Anyways, I am a little confused on how to work in continuous spiral rounds for the owls. Do I join the chain together with a slip stitch and then start round one? Also, what does it mean to make all remaining stitches down the opposite side of the foundation chain? I’m really sorry if I’m asking a lot!! I just want to figure it out so that I can make these cute owls. 🙂

  42. Thanks so much for your help! I guess I was kind of on the right track with working both sides, but I think I was turning it wrong. The video and your explanation helped so much! I made the head/body with some “test yarn” before I go out and buy the right colors.

  43. Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern! The owls are so cute!

  44. Muy bonitos sus trabajos. Me gusta tejer crochet y admiro los trabajos y las publicaciones. Gracias

  45. Thanks so much, just love the owls!

  46. Thank you so much, they are lovely

  47. vorrei comprare lo skema dei gufetti,delle lumachine come devo fare?

  48. Thank you so much for the free Owl pattern. I have just placed an order for 3 more of your patterns thanks. x

  49. Como puedo conseguirlos para venderlos me encantaron

  50. Thank you for your sweet pattern.

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