Owl – amigurumi keychain – gift idea for a teacher

In today’s post, I will show you how to easily crochet a meaningful supplement to a Teacher’s Day gift. We are talking about a keychain with a little owl. Owls are perceived as a symbol of wisdom, knowledge and power of the mind. That’s why they often appear in conjunction with the National Education Day.

The pattern is highly combined, I have modified it many times. Ultimately, however, I am very happy with the effect. See for yourself 😉

Owl with autumn's leaves

What will be needed to crochet owl?

  • Free crochet pattern, highly combinated, that you can find below
  • Free crochet pattern for wings and legs from cutiemestore
  • Yarn, I used YarnArt Jeans with colors: dirty beige, light beige, mustard, white, black
  • Hook with size 2,5 mm
  • Fiberfill
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Ring with a chain to make a keychain, I bought on Allegro and they were shipped very fast

Owl – simple crochet pattern and step-by-step tutorial

Owl in progress

mr – magic ring
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase
dec – decrease
st – stitch

Head and body

Start with light beige yarn
1: 6 sc in MK [6]
2: inc*6 [12]
3: (sc, inc)*6 [18]
4: (2 sc, inc)*6 [24]
5: (3 sc, inc)*6 [30]
6: (4 sc, inc)*6 [36]
7-12: sc in each st [36]
13: (4 sc, dec)*6 [30]
14: (3 sc, dec)*6 [24]
15: (2 sc, dec)*6 [18]
Change yarn color to dirty beige.
16: (2 sc, inc)*6 [24]
17: (3 sc, inc )*6 [30]
18-21: sc in each st [30]
22: (3 sc, dec)*6 [24]
23: (2 sc, dec)*6 [18]
24: (sc, dec)*6 [12]
25: dec*6 [6]
Using yarn needle sew hole and hide remaining yarn inside.


I hadn’t idea for wings, so I used free crochet pattern from cutiemestore:

1: 6 in MR [6]
2: inc*6 [12]
3: (sc, inc)*2, sc, slst, 3 ch, slst in first ch, (slst, 5 ch, slst in first ch)*2, slst, 3 ch, slst in first ch, slst, sc, inc [15]
Fasten off, leave the long tail for sewing. Every owl needs two wings 🙂


Using mustard yarn crochet 2 ch, then 6 sc in first ch and 6 sc around. Sew beak to head using yarn needle.


Reduce volume of the yarn dividing it into two. Use white yarn.
1: 5 in MR [5]
2: inc*5 [10]
3: (sc, inc)*5 [15]
Sew to the head close to each other. Using black yarn and yarn needle sew apple of the eye.


Use 2 cm yarn pieces and drag it in places where ears should be. Tie a not and comb. I dragged two pieces to make ears more visible.


Legs was crocheted based on free pattern from cutiemestore:

1: 6 in MR [6]
2: inc*2, (slst, 3 ch, continuing into second ch from hook crochet 2 slst)*3, inc [15]
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Each owl needs two legs 🙂

Owl - almost ready

Joining all elements

Wings and legs sew to owl’s body. On owl’s belly sew “v”.

Sew ring with chain to the owl’s head to make original keychain. Owl is ready! 🙂

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If you are looking for more amigurumi inspirations (crochet toys) visit our Crochet section. Highly recommended as a cuddly toy for a child: chocolate teddy bear and Jeremy the cat:

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