Free Pattern: Knitted Owl Holiday Ornament

owl ornamentsA couple of weeks ago there was a boutique show where I live, in which lots of small crafty companies showed off their wares in the hope that people would buy them for holiday gifts. I didn’t get to go because it was just days before my book deadline (it’s done! woohoo!) but a friend who was there told me it was all “chevrons, owls and Razorbacks.” (Now if someone could just create the chevron owl Razorback we’d hit the crafty trifecta.)

So it’s clear that owls are still big, at least where I live. And in the world of Jenni at the Vintage Umbrella, too, though her owls are actually quite small.

Check out her free pattern for a wee owl ornament you can hang from your tree, add to a package or use to decorate just about anything you want. It’s made holiday with the addition of a Santa hat, but you could work the hat in a different color if you wanted to make these cuties for any occasion.

The pattern does not say what weight of yarn or size of needles was used, though it looks like a light worsted. I’ll bet they’d also be cute — and even smaller! — worked in sock yarn. So sweet!

[Photo via the Vintage Umbrella.]

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