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Leicestershire, England

I learnt the art of knitting when I was about 5 years old. Even at that age I was never happy to follow a pattern, always wanting to try something different.

After a shoulder injury I found I ...

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Oakley the Owl

from Huggable Bears
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Oakley the Owl
Oakley the Owl
Oakley the Owl
Oakley the Owl
Oakley the Owl
Oakley the Owl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on/off
  • Knit/Purl
  • Sewing together

Pattern Description:

Please meet Oakley the Owl. Oakley is a tubby little owl, not long out of the nest and ready to make his own way in the world.

Oakley stands at 11 inches/28cms, he's a tubby little owl, and his tummy measures 16 inches/40 cms! He can be knitted with any worsted weight/Aran yarns. I have tried eyelash, fleecy yarns such as Snowflake and Pipsqueak, or soft chenille.

He is actually based on a favourite owl that belonged to my nephew, Stevie. He used to take that owl everywhere. Once he lost him in a restaurant and my poor brother had to retrace the 70 or so miles back up the motorway to find him. Luckily they did find him. Often wonder what happened to Stevie's Oakley.

This Oakley can be knitted using any worsted weight yarn. I used a very soft eyelash for the main part and for the tum and eyes I used Bernat Pipsqueak and also Sirdar Snowflake Chunky.

As I was researching owls I came to realise that there are many different shapes and sizes, use your imagination and create your favourite owl. I have included directions for optional ears as some owls seems to have ears!!

Pattern includes a detailed making up guide, full of photos and tips to help you. Perhaps a good idea to download and save onto your pc rather than print as it will drink your ink and eat your paper!!

Please note this listing is for an instant downloadable knitting pattern, not a physical item.



Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Oakley the Owl stands at 11 inches/28cms, he's a tubby little owl, and his tummy measures 16 inches/40 cms


  • 75-grams/135 meters/150 yards Eyelash Yarn (Yarn A; for body and head).
  • 25-grams/80 meters/90 yards Worsted Weight/Aran (Yarn B; for tummy and eye patches)
  • 25-grams/80 meters/90 yards Worsted Weight/Aran for the feet and beak.
  • 3.5mm/4US straight knitting needles
  • Yarn sewing needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Toy stuffing
  • 18mm - 20mm toy safety eyes. I've given two sizes because this really is a matter of personal choice. I have used 18mm.

Suggested yarn:

320 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Jame C Brett; Ice Yarn Smooth; Bernat Pipsqueak; Sirdar Snowflake