Little Owl Pillow Pet – Little Sister

So I mentioned how I had leftover Bernat Blanket yarn and made the Big Owl Pillow Pet, but I STILL had more yarn, so Big Brother needed a Little Sister! The two patterns are very similar, just slightly different in size. If Big Brother is the perfect Pillow, then Little Sister is the perfect cuddle toy. It’s jus the right size to put little arms around for a cuddle!

This pattern shouldn’t take more than a few hours to work up, and it’s a great addition for a shower gift or a child’s birthday!

In working on this pillow pet, I made the small pieces first, and sewed them to the main body before the final round.  This made it easier for me to sew all the pieces on (which is the part I least look forward to, btw!), but you’re welcome to sew them on after stuffing the main body!

So here’s the companion owl to Big Brother, the Little Sister Pillow Pet:


9mm hook, 4mm hook

Bernat Blanket Yarn – less than 100 yards of Main Color

Less than 30 yards of Bernat Blanket yarn in white for the eyes and wings (can do wings in any contrasting color if desired)

Small amount of yellow #4 yarn OR a 1-inch yellow triangle button for the beak

Small amount of black #4 yarn OR 2 black half-inch buttons for the eyes


Eyes (make two), in Bernat Blanket yarn in white, using 9mm hook:

Round 1: Magic Circle. Ch2, 12dc. Sl st to first dc. (12dc)

Round 2: Sl st in the back loop of each st. FO, leaving long tail.

Sew onto front of owl, so they just touch one another, and the eyes are between rows 11-14.

Using black #4 yarn, attach a half inch black button at the center of each eye.

If not using buttons, with #4 black yarn and a #4 hook, do 6sc in a Magic Circle, sl st to first sc, and FO. Sew onto center of white.

Wings (make two), in white Bernat Blanket yarn OR a contrasting color to main body color, using 9mm hook:

You will NOT be slip stitching the beginning and end of each round together. Instead you will be turning after each round of the wings.

Round 1: Magic Circle. Ch3 (counts as dc), 11 dc. Do NOT sl st. (12dc)

Round 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in same st. 2dc in ea st around. Do NOT sl st. (24dc)

FO, leaving long tail. Use the tail to sew onto the sides of the owl, so that the first and last dc of each round is attached to the owl between rounds 9 and 10. 

Beak, using 4mm hook and yellow #4 yarn: 

Round 1: Magic Circle. Ch3 (counts as dc) 11dc. Sl st to first dc. (12dc)

Round 2: Ch1. *Sc. 2hdc. Sc. Sl st.* Repeat * to * around. Sl st to first sc.

FO, leaving long tail. Sew between the eyes.

Main body, in Bernat Blanket yarn in Main Color, using 9mm hook:

You will be working in rounds, without slip stitching at the end of each round. Instead, put a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round, so you always find your way back to the beginning!

Round 1: Magic Circle. Ch1, 6sc (6sc)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12sc)

Round 3: (Sc, 2sc in the next st) around (18sc)

Round 4: (Sc in next two sts, 2sc in the next st) around (24sc)

Round 5: (Sc in next three sts, 2sc in the next st) around (30sc)

Round 6: (Sc in next four sts, 2sc in the next st) around (36sc)

Rounds 7-16: Sc in ea st around. Sl st to first sc of the round at the end of Round 16. (36sc)

Round 17: Flatten and fold in half. Sc across, crocheting through the sc’s of both sides. Before your last 5sc’s, stuff the body to desired firmness. Finish the round. (18sc). 

FO, weave in end.

Cut 8 pieces of 10-inch long blanket yarn in the wing color.  Put 4 pieces through the top of the first sc of Round 17, and knot them together. Repeat in the top of the last sc of Round 17. Trim knotted yarn to desired length. 

And that’s it! As always, I’d love to hear from you about what you think about the Little Owl Pillow Pet – Little Sister, or any of my other creations, so feel free to leave a comment or ask a question!  If you make it, I’d love to see it in action, so tag me on Instagram @springintofalldesigns and on Ravelry at SpringintoFall.  Also, follow me on Instagram to be the first to know what new patterns are on their way!!!

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