These cute birds are sure to appeal to everyone

Home made owls make wonderful toys or decorations for the home.

And on The Knitting Network right now, there’s a charming owl family knitting pattern and a crochet pattern for an owl toy trio.

If you’re keen to get your hands on the Owl Make Family Set Knitting Patterns (in natural tones), click on the name of the product. The reference code for this item is WTD046.

The materials needed for this make are 1 x 100g ball of Hayfield Bonus DK (100% acrylic) in each of Oatmeal (964) and Walnut (927), 1 x 25g ball of Hayfield Bonus Toytime DK (100% acrylic) in each of Chocolate (947), Sunflower (978), White (961) and Black (965) plus a pair of 3mm (No. 11) knitting needles and washable toy stuffing.

The product code for the Owl Crochet Pattern (shown in pink, blue and purple) is WTD018. You’ll need 1 x 100g (280m) ball of Hayfield Bonus DK in each of Cerise (984), Bluebell (969) and Neon (884), a small amount in each of Sunflower (978), Black (965) and Pink (992), plus a size 3.50 crochet hook and washable toy stuffing.

You then just have to choose if you’d like to print a PDF of the pattern yourself or have us post one to your home.

A fan of owls just like us here at Woman’s Weekly, reader Lou Price made cheeky duo Pru and Marvin for a bit of fun.

With round eyes, cute little noses and fabulous feet, Lou’s certainly skilled with a needle and thread.

While Emma Corbett whipped up this owl decoration using various pieces of material she had around her house.

She decided to make this colourful furnishing after feeling frustrated by the prices of bird decorations on the high street.

‘Recently when shopping I have seen lots of owls. I love them, but not the price tags!

‘So, today I thought I would just whip up a little owl pattern. Then I looked through my bag of scrap fabrics and put this together – the ribbon claws were a great finishing touch,’ she told us.

‘Now my 6-year-old twins, and 8-year-old daughter all want one. I am going to be busy! I love it when you have sewing patterns and crafting project in your magazine, and I just wanted to share mine, because I am quite proud of it!’

And feeling inspired by a make in our magazine, teacher Sue Solway took her love of owls to the classroom.

‘Year Two have been learning about owls and other nocturnal animals so your owl Mother’s Day cards were a real inspiration,’ she said.

‘Here are some of their efforts. They loved making them.’

Flick through our gallery to see our owl pattern projects and our readers’ lovely home makes.

  • Beverley Watts

    Hello Vera
    If you click through the links in the articles it takes you to the patterns on The Knitting Network where dimensions and prices are specified. Enjoy!

  • Vera Harrison

    You encourage us to phone for the owl trio pattern but no idea how tall these turn out and what price the pattern is?