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Owl Christmas Ornament

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Owl Christmas Ornament

Did you crochet an Owl Eyeglass Holder last year? I have reworked the design to be smaller so it can be used as a Christmas ornament. This is a lovely introduction to the crocodile stitch, and there’s a YouTube tutorial to help you learn it.

owl ornament


Sport or baby weight yarn

65 yards ombre or variegated

40 yards solid

1 yard yellow

Size C or E crochet hook

Yarn needle

Plastic googly eyes 40 mm



Using E hook, owl measures 4.5” tall. Using C hook, owl measures 3.5” tall.

 Special Stitches:

V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc in same sp

Crocodile st: Working around the post of the first dc of V-stitch of previous rnd, work 5 dc around this post. Turn to work on other side of V-stitch. Work 5 dc around 2nd post of V-stitch.

Crocodile Stitch YouTube Tutorial



Rnd 1: With ombre yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 9: Ch 4 (counts as 3 dc plus ch-1), dc in same st, sk 2 sts, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in same st (V-stitch made), sk 2 sts,* repeat around (16 V-stitches). Join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, in first V-stitch, *work 5 dc around post of first dc of V-stitch, then work 5 dc around post of second dc of V-stitch (crocodile stitch made). Sl st in center of next V-stitch,* repeat around (8 croc st).

Rnd 11: Ch 4, dc in same st, *V-stitch in center of croc st, V-stitch in next V-stitch,* repeat around. End with V-stitch in last croc st, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4.

Rnds 12-17: Repeat Rnds 10 & 11 three times.

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 10 once more. Fasten off ombre yarn.

Rnd 19: Switch to solid yarn, ch 1, *sc in V-stitch, 2 sc across first half of croc st, sc in center of croc st, 2 sc across 2nd half of croc st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 20-24: Sc in each sc. Do not join.

Rnd 25: *Dec, sc in next 6 sts,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 5 sts,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 27: *Dec, sc in next 4 sts,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 28: Sc in each st. Join with sl st.

If using safety eyes, insert at Rnd 25 approximately 2-5 sts apart (depending on size of eyes).

Insert pantyhose into body to prevent stuffing from showing, stuff pantyhose.

Rnd 29: Holding both sides of Rnd 28 tog, sc through both thicknesses to close (15 sc). Fasten off.

WINGS: (Make 2)

Row 1: With solid yarn, ch 8, hdc in 2nd ch and in next 6 chs. (7 hdc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in remaining sts (8 hdc).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st with 2 hdc in last st (9 hdc).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sk 1 st, 4 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st,* repeat once. Fasten off leaving 12” length. Sew to sides above top croc st row with scalloped edge toward the front.


Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts (4 sc).

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts (5 sc).

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts (6 sc).

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts (8 sc). Fasten off leaving 6” length. Sew beak to face between eyes.

Cut 4 pieces of yarn 2″ long. Fold 2 in half, insert hook into top corner of head, pull loops through, then pull ends through loop. Repeat on the other side of the head.


Cut a 10” piece of ribbon or cord. Fold in half and pull through center st of Rnd 29. Tie ends in a knot.

PDF is available at Owl Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern, on sale for only $1.00 through August 31, 2021.

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