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How to crochet a pirate owl!

Have I told you how awesome my customers are? I don’t mean to brag but… I’m pretty sure that my customers are the sweetest and most creative crocheters around!

Just this week, Adriana was featured on Martingale’s blog for crocheting all 18 critters from Crocheted Softies!

And today’s Tip Tuesday post? Brought to you by the super-creative mind of Casey from Plus 3 Crochet! Love!

So, there. That proves it. My customers rock. Thank you guys, for being such rock stars!

How to crochet a pirate owl

Casey took the Nelson the Owl pattern and came up with a few tweeks to turn it into an adorable Pirate Owl!

And she’s sweet enough to share how to do it! Follow these instructions, and you can have your own pirate!

Peg Leg

Instead of making two feet, you’ll want to make one foot, and one peg leg.

Instructions for Peg Leg

With black, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
Rnds 3-4: Sc in each st. (12)
Fasten off with long tail. Stuff, and attach.

Eye Patch

To make an eye patch, you’ll make one eye circle in your usual color (shown here in white, but is orange in the original Nelson pattern) and one in black. Then, you’ll crochet a strap.

Instructions for Eye Patch Strap

With black, ch as many stitches as it takes to fit from one side of the eye circle, around the head to the other side.
Row 1: Turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off and attach to head.

Enjoy your pirate owl!

It’s that easy!

Thanks so much, Casey, for sharing how to make a pirate owl! I’ll bet some of you out there will come up with ideas for applying these tips to make some other great pirate-animals!


  1. yennygb SAYS...

    He is adorable no matter how… so cute, thank you for sharing

  2. Christine SAYS...

    Thanks for sharing,I am going to make one for my grandson!

  3. Janet SAYS...

    He is so cute, wii have to do a Thanksgiving and Christmas.Thanks for sharing.
    Been busy will start my class soon. Still do not have a printer that’s works good.
    Thanks, Janet

  4. i really am inspired by your skills, and, happy for sharing your talents. my sister really likes creating cuties like these. i will introduce your site to her. this is a very big help for us. thank you! <3

  5. Is the pattern for Nelson the Owl only fore sale or is there a free pattern? He is very cute and I would love to make one for my daughter. Thank you, Judy Crary