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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!


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

nest owl


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 🙂

311 thoughts on “Nesting Rainbow Owls

  1. Thank for the free pattern I love owls and these Nested Rainbow Owls are adorable. I plan on making them for myself and as a gift for a friend. Do you have any Dolphin patterns? I am also interested in dolphins for a friend.

  2. Would it help if I emailed them to you? I’m not sure how things work for an Ipad and I haven’t heard of notability. It’s tough going keeping up with all the latest technology sometimes!

  3. Amazing pattern! I’ve tried several owl patterns but this is by far my favourite. Thank you so much for sharing it so generously! 🙂

  4. I absolutely love your little owls. I want to make this for my granddaughter who loves owls. Could you possibly tell me what yarn you used. I am having trouble finding the right colors in a light weight. Thank you so much. You are amazingly talented.

    • Hi Kim, thanks for your nice comments! 🙂 I used a selection of double knitting (light worsted weight in the US) yarns. My favorite brands are Patons Fab and Robin DK. You could substitute a worsted weight yarn if you can get hold of them easier, just take the hook size up to a size G (4mm). Have fun making them!

  5. Hi Patti, I don’t have a video of my own but I think this one by Bernat will help make things clearer:
    My pattern only calls for 2 sc to be made in the last chain. I prefer to make one sc in the front and 1 sc in the back loop of this last chain, but it doesn’t matter exactly where they go as long as they are both in this chain. Once you have finished this round place your marker and continue in a spiral. You will find that this gives you a straight top edge for your owl. I hope that helps!

  6. Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!

  7. I’m interested to know what yarn you used, especially for the nest – it is so perfect for this project. What a beautiful pattern you have made and so many helpful tips included as well. Thank you!

    • Hello Millie, I used Patons Caressa Express for the nest. The colours were 4422 for the main part and 4423 for the darker trim around the top and bottom. I hope that helps. I hope you manage to track it down 🙂

  8. Increible,hermosisimos. 🙂

  9. I have really enjoyed making the owls, I even enlarged the pattern to make a door stop, so thank you for this pattern 🙂

  10. Hi 🙂 I was wondering were you bought the eyes for the owls? I’ve been looking everywhere and can’t find the exact ones

  11. Hi Alexandra, thanks for asking but I only make patterns at the moment. Sorry!

  12. These are so cute! I want to make them for my niece. I looked at the eyes on the Suncatcher sight. What size did you use for these owls?

  13. Thank you!

  14. I will keep a look out on your blog to see a picture of your owl. I hope he’s turning out well! It would be lovely if you could translate the pattern to Catalan. I would put it up on my free patterns page alongside the others. Thank you! I’ll email you about it 🙂

  15. Thank you 😉

  16. Thank you for this pattern. I have a friend expecting her first baby and I was looking for something special and unique. This is perfect!

  17. Hi, where did you get your wool because I think the colours are great and would really love to copy it, thanks!

    • I mainly use acrylic yarns in a light worsted weight (dk). These owls are mostly either Robin DK, or Patons fab DK yarns. There are so many choices of colours, and I love their intensity. They’re inexpensive too and both brands are widely available here in the UK. Any yarn shop will stock them or ebay has a wide choice. As for specific colours, most of them were made from oddments, so I’m not sure, but I think the owls work best when they are two distinct tones of the same colour. Hope that helps a bit!

  18. Thanks so much!

  19. Wow! This is amazing! Thank you so so much for this, I will make millions :3

  20. You are truly gifted! I am so excited about making these owls for my mom! Thank you so much!!

  21. Those are so nice! Thank you very much. Greetings from Iceland 🙂

    • Thanks Unnur. My son just went to Iceland on a geology trip with his college. He said it was amazing, and he got to see the Northern lights too! He took loads of photos. I am quite envious of his experience. You live in a beautiful land!

  22. Where is the best place to find the eyes? I love the colored eyes bit not sure where to find them. Thanks.

  23. You are very welcome to post a picture of my Rainbow Owls with a link to the pattern page that brings your Facebook fans back to my blog 🙂

  24. Thank you so much for sharing, I love these owls……..

  25. OH!!! I was told these were knitted!!! I just looked at the pattern and see it’s crocheted!! Hurray!! I can’t wait to try making them!! Thank you!! My granddaughters will love these!!

  26. I only have this in crochet at the moment. Sorry! Glad you think they’re awesome though!

  27. I haven’t knitted for a while now, having been entirely obsessed with crocheted amigurumi since I discovered it a few years ago, but I will see about a knitted pattern when I get a bit more time on my hands. I was thinking of branching out into knitting patterns designs sometime this year… if only I can put my crochet hook down for long enough!! I’ll let you know when that happens 🙂

    • I’m the other way round with my knitting needles, so I totally understand. I’ll persevere with the crocheting but keep my fingers crossed you feel inspired to create a knitted version! 😉

  28. Only crochet at the moment, and quite a few deadlines for crochet patterns coming up – but I’ll see what I can do when I get the chance to ditch the hook for the needles!

  29. Hi Vicki, this is a crochet pattern actually. It’s your lucky day!

  30. I just love owls. I’ll try it immediately. thanx

  31. I love how your cat is sitting in the nest looking cross, maybe he thinks you made it a bit small! Thanks for the pattern, the owls are so cute.

  32. I don’t have any knitting patterns at the moment, but there seems to be a demand so I’ll see what I can do in the near future. Keep an eye out on my blog for further developments!

  33. Sorry Catherine, I’m only making patterns at the moment, but I can ask around and see if any crocheters I know are currently making and selling them. I’ll let you know if I find anyone.

  34. Hi, I love these little owls, I have already made 4 to send to my daughter. I hope it’s ok to share your Facebook page on my page. I showed the little owls to the other NAVY MOMS and they just loved them.

    • Thanks for sharing, it’s always appreciated. I hope your daughter loves her handmade owls. Feel free to post a picture on my Facebook page if you want to show them off! I hope all the Navy Moms will be taking up crochet now!

  35. Thank you so much for this pattern! These candy colored little guys are so adorable! The only challenge I’ve found though is keeping them from my cat lol 🙂 Also, where did you get the red color yarn from? I love the watermelon-y shade of it, but I can’t find it anywhere 🙁

    • Cats! I know just what you mean. I have four lively moggies here who all love wrecking my crochet – in a playful way of course! The colours I used were all oddments from my stash and all the oddments are unbanded now. Sorry I can’t help you more, but if I do come across that shade again I’ll let you know 🙂

  36. Thank you for the pattern, the alternate lines of pattern being on different backgrounds makes it much easier to read in artificial light.

  37. merci beaucoup pour ce modèle

  38. oh gosh, these little fellows really make me wish I could crochet!

  39. merci c’est adorable

  40. Thank you! This is perfect! My DIL is expecting my first grandchild this fall — she loves owls and wants to decorate the nursery in owls. This is the cutest thing I’ve found so far! (And will look great with the Owl Obsession blanket I am currently making for her!)

  41. Question: I am starting the head and body. The pattern states to ch 13, sc in second ch, how does this work when crocheting in a spiral? Dumb question I bet, but I’m kinda new at this. Thank you

    • It may look a little confusing on the first round. As you will be crocheting down one side of the chain first and then rotating the work and crocheting down the opposite side of the chain you will end up back where you started. Then you just keep crocheting, going round and round until the end of the pattern. What you end up with is a spiral structure with a flat seam at the top. I hope that makes sense!

  42. merci, c’est un très joli modèle.

  43. thank s a lot for this beautifull pattern

  44. Thanks for the lovely patterns, I am trying the owls at the moment 😊

  45. I love your pattern!! I was hoping to get your permission to sell these for my fundraiser. I am walking in Avon 39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer this summer and I am trying to raise $1,800 for the cause. Please let me know. Thanks!!!

    • Hi Crystal, yes you are very welcome to sell the owls, or anything else made from my patterns. I give full permission for either charity or personal sales as I think that’s only fair when you have put all the time in to make the finished product. Good luck with your fundraising for such a great cause!

  46. I love this…..This is SO adorable! Thank you for the great pattern.

  47. Merci beaucoup pour ce modèle

  48. I made one and he’s very cute. Can’t post a photo here. 🙁

  49. Hola como esta! me encanta sus BUHOS ,me gustaria tener el patron en espaniol! gracias

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