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Nelson the Owl - Amigurumi Pattern

Skill Builder!


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Whoooo doesn’t love owls? (Sorry, but the bad owl pun is required!)

Nelson is the perfect decoration for any nursery, or snuggly toy for your favorite little one.

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly. No shipping costs and no waiting! (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)

Pattern Details


Nelson measures about 7.5 inches tall when completed with worsted weight yarn. 

Want a bigger or smaller turkey? Use thicker or thinner yarn and a larger or smaller hook!


This is an intermediate pattern, requiring single crochet, increasing and decreasing and color changes. The pdf contains progress photos, Shiny Happy World has tutorials teaching all the skills you'll need.

Materials Needed

You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

You'll need. . .

  • size H (5 mm) crochet hook
  • 4 colors of worsted weight yarn (less than a skein of each): white, brown, orange and yellow
  • polyester stuffing
  • two 12 mm black animal eyes
  • tapestry needle

If you are crocheting this pattern for someone under the age of 3, I recommend embroidering or crocheting the eyes.


This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make items which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

Talk to Me

If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to hire someone to help you crochet, or to do all the stuffing for you, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

Customer Reviews

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Bev F
Nelson the Owl

Nelson looked sooo cute had to get the pattern. Have crotched Nelson and he is gorgeous. Great instructions. Thinking of making some smaller versions.