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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 🙂

270 thoughts on “Nesting Rainbow Owls

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

  2. thank s a lot for this beautifull pattern

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. Merci beaucoup pour ce modèle

  7. It should be in your inbox now. Hope you have fun making them!

  8. I’ve just emailed it to you. Enjoy!

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

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

  11. What a lovely pattern of these cute little guys! I have been able to download the English version after a second try. Thanks a lot for sharing your pattern.

  12. thank you – i made one of the owlets, adding loop stichtches to his hair and wings, he looks damn cute. I will try and post it to fb

  13. Little Kevin owl has stolen my heart!

  14. This is too adorable!! We have an owl theme for my Sunday School 1st grade class and are going to use this for the kids to “earn” class rewards. When the nest is full, we celebrate! 😀

  15. These are the cutest things I’ve seen in awhile. The matching rainbow eyes are fabulous. Thank you for sharing such an adorable pattern. I plan on using it for a coworker’s baby shower……she’s decorating the nursery in owls!!!

  16. Hi I’ve just finished my first owl and I love him! Thanks for the fab design and letting us use your pattern. Can I just ask how do you deal with changing colours? I merged a new colour in and then cut off the old colour so had to see in the ends – is there an easier way so not so many ends to sew in? I am fairly new to crochet so any advise very welcome! Thanks

    • Hi Lisa, I just carry the yarn ends up the inside of the work without cutting them and begin crocheting with them again as needed. This works out fine for stripes of between 1 and three, maybe four rounds deep. Where the colour changes are further apart, cut the yarn but don’t bother darning it in. It’s good enough to just tie the adjacent yarn ends together with two to three nice tight knots. I do this for all my colour changes as the knots never show because they are always on the inside of the work.

      Also, a good tip for smoother colour changes that you may or may not be familiar with is to make the colour changes in the last two loops of the previous stitch and then make the first stitch of the new colour a slip stitch instead of a single crochet. As the slip stitch is a shorter stitch than the single crochet the step between the two colours is not as obvious. Make sure the slip stitch is not too tight though or it will be really difficult to crochet into in the next round. This method does not smooth the colour change completely but it does help its appearance considerably. I hope that all makes sense!

  17. Many thanks for your response I will try these techniques on my next owl!

  18. I would like to crochet these cute little owls. Could you let me no where I can buys the eyes. Having trouble finding them.

  19. Hola son preciosos, adore el nido con sus hojitas y todos esos búhos. Podría mandarme a mi correo el patrón, Muchas gracias.

  20. MErci beaucoup pour ce tuto. J’aime beaucoup les chouettes et hiboux.
    Bonne journée, MB2

  21. Do you have directions in English? I would love the owl and another one but need them in english.

    • I would love a copy of this in English. I’ve looked and cannot seem to locate. My granddaughter is going her room in owls and this would be perfect.

      • Hi Karen, the pattern is accessible on the main page by clicking on the download button with the Union Flag next to it. This works in over 99% of cases but very rarely something goes awry. I have emailed you a copy anyway, just in case it’s playing up for you. I hope you enjoy making them and that your granddaughter will be thrilled with her owl themed room. It sounds lovely!

  22. have made 2 of these little chaps and have enjoyed making them as well as the pleasure giving them as gifts will certainly be making more. so delightful.

  23. I just have to say all of your critters are the most beautiful! I haven’t crocheted in awhile (arthritis), but I’m going to try at least one of these little owls! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us peasants!

  24. You are amazing!! I love the owls and the chameleons and the alien and so many more! Thank you for sharing these fun, beautiful patterns. Makes me happy and I need that right now. 🙂

  25. quel magnifique petit hibou !!! c’est juste magique et ça fait rêver ! je souhaiterai pouvoir essayer de le crocheter mais je n’arrive pas à télécharger le tuto en français… pourriez vous s’il vous plait me l’envoyer par email ? je vous en remercie énormément par avance ❤

  26. I cant find the English version of the pattern. Is it available? 🙂

    • You should be able to access it by clicking on the button that says ‘Download’ situated between the images of the Union Flag. Let me know if you are still having trouble as I could email it to you instead.

  27. Wow! These are some of the cutest owls I’ve seen and I do like the rainbow colours of course.

  28. Do you have the instructions for these cute little owls in English? thank you

  29. Can I link to your site on my blog saying that I love this pattern and I am going to try it out? Thanks!

  30. j’ adore c’est magnifique, par contre je ne trouve pas le lien pour recevoir le patron

  31. vIRGINIA


  32. Hi there
    I am trying to make one of your little owls for my Mum as she loves them.
    But I am having a bit of trouble understanding the first part of the head and body section. (I am fairly new to crocheting)
    Please could you explain the following:-
    Make 1 piece, starting at top of head. Working in continuous spiral rounds. (Is this like a magic circle or straight rows?)
    With Light Color yarn make 13 ch. (Foundation chain) Rnd 1 Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each of remaining 11 ch to end, turn work and making all
    remaining stitches down opposite side of foundation chain: Sc in each of next 12 ch to end.
    I did this as a straight row but didn’t end up with 24sts, only 12 still??
    What am I doing wrong please, I’m confused??
    Many thanks

    • Hi Libby, when you make a foundation chain each chain has 2 loops that form a V shape. First crochet in the topmost loops until the end of the row (12 sts) then rotate the work 180 degrees and work the next 12 sts in the leftover loops on the opposite side of the chain (24 sts in total). You should now have ended up back where you started and will have made a long thin oval. I hope that makes sense. If not pm me on Facebook and I will send you some photos of how to crochet around a foundation chain.

      • Ahh I see, I will give that a go, I haven’t come across a foundation chain as yet in my crocheting, but that makes sense now! Lol 😂
        Many thanks for you help
        I will let you know how I get on and post a pic when done 👍🏼☺️

  33. Love these owls! I going to make for the grand kids to clip on their school bags for next year.

  34. These are simply adorable!

  35. I can’t get the Rainbow owls pattern

  36. Could you possibly tell me the brand of yarn that you used for these? Thanks

    • I use a variety of brands, all of them acrylic DK weight. These owls are great stash busters so I gather up any small scraps of yarn that are lying around. My favorite brands are Patons, Robin, Stylecraft, Hayfield and Paintbox, so plenty to choose from!

  37. Bonjour,
    je viens d’être mamie il y a 6 mois et j’aimerai tellement gâter cette petite fille avec vos différents modèles, mais je ne sais pas comment faire pour obtenir les explications pour la réalisation.
    Merci de m’expliquer.

  38. Hallo die Eulen sind sehr schön konnte ich die deutsche Anleitung von ihnen bekommen.danke

  39. habe gefunden sorry

  40. I love the little owls, they are so cute and cozy all together!!!6

  41. I couldn’t seem to get the English version to download. Is there another way to get it? Thanks

  42. donde se reciben los ones

  43. hi where can i buy ready ones ?

    • I’m not sure where you could buy them ready made but all my patterns come with permission to sell the finished items so yu may find someone who would make some for you. Etsy is probably a good place to look.

  44. Hello!
    First of all, the owls are super cute! ❤ thank you for sharing the pattern with us for free.
    I was wondering if you could tell me where you get the small colored safety eyes from? I struggle to find any smaller than 12mm.
    Would love to hear from you! ❤

  45. LOVE these owls!! They’re darling! You do such beautiful work on all you amigurumi!!!

  46. You would think an English major could spell!! …….on all your amigurumi!!!

  47. Hi these look adorable – would love to try them, however the pattern will not download at the moment. Wondering if there is another way of getting the pattern, Many thanks

  48. Hi again – just tried downloading with firefox and it worked – 🙂

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