Duolingo Owl Plush – Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve been a big fan of the Duolingo app for several years as I have always loved learning new languages. Growing up, I always took Spanish classes in school and that was my best subject. Even though I took those classes most of my life and even into college, I still entered my adult years unable to truly speak the language. So now, well into my adult life, I am still wanting to be able to speak Spanish well and hold my own in conversations. That is when I started using Duolingo to brush up on my Spanish lessons. I am also learning Japanese (which is much more difficult for me) and at one point was learning High Valyerian (my fellow GOT fans know what I’m talking about).

As you already know about me, I am a huge fan of anything cute, especially animals and characters. Going through my lessons with this adorable green owl makes it much more fun for me. So of course, I had to create a plush version that can sit on my desk and silently judge me for skipping my daily lessons. Also, if you are on TikTok too much like I am, I’m sure you have seen the Duolingo vidoes pop up on your feed. As a marketing director for my full time job, I can’t help but marvel at the unique and hilariously unhinged content their team puts out.

And no, this post is not sponsored, I just really wanted to make the Duolingo owl mascot for a while. I could not find any patterns online for it, so of course I wanted to make my own.

If you enjoy this pattern, please give me a follow on social media and let me know what other free patterns you would love to see! Happy crocheting 🙂

MATERIALS & TOOLS

  • Yarn: Medium Worsted Weight in green & orange
  • Crochet hook (Size 4.0 mm)
  • Polyfil – fiber fill stuffing
  • Felt for face details – light green, black & white
  • Fabric glue
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Sewing pins

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • INC – single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)
  • DEC – decrease (I use the invisible decrease in all of my creations for a cleaner look)
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • FO – fasten off
  • Magic ring (MR)– Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. There are many wonderful YouTube videos on how to make a magic circle if you are a visual learner!Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round.

THIS PATTERN IS WORKED IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS.

POLICIES & REMINDERS

  • DO NOT publish or sell this pattern in any form
  • You may sell plushes made from this pattern but must credit me for the pattern (Simply tag @thewondercrochet or mention Allison from Wonder Crochet)
  • I love interacting with people on social media! Please tag me in your creations and feel free to reach out with any questions
  • This character is property of the company Duolingo, I do not own any rights to it
  • My finished plush measures around 6 inches tall

BODY

IN GREEN

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. (SC, INC)X6 (18)

4. (2 SC, INC)X6 (24)

5. (3 SC, INC)X6 (30)

6. (4 SC, INC)X6 (36)

7. (5 SC, INC)X6 (42)

8. (6 SC, INC)X6 (48)

9. (7 SC, INC)X6 (54)

10. (8 SC, INC)X6 (60)

11-25. SC AROUND FOR 15 ROUNDS (60)

26. (8 SC, DEC)X6 (54)

27. (7 SC, DEC)X6 (48)

28. (6 SC, DEC)X6 (42)

29. (5 SC, DEC)X6 (36)

30. (4 SC, DEC)X6 (30)

31. (3 SC, DEC)X6 (24)

STUFF BODY

32. (2 SC, DEC)X6 (18)

33. (SC, DEC)X6 (12)

34. DEC TO CLOSE

FO AND WEAVE IN TAIL OF YARN

EARS (MAKE 2)

IN GREEN

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. SC AROUND (12)

4. (SC, INC)X4 (16)

5. SC AROUND (16)

6. (SC, INC, SC)X4 (20)

7. SC AROUND (20)

FO, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

WINGS (MAKE 2)

IN GREEN

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. SC AROUND (6)

3. (SC, INC)X3 (9)

4. (SC, INC, SC)X3 (12)

5. (3 SC, INC)X3 (15)

6. (2 SC, INC, 2 SC)X3 (18)

7. (5 SC, INC)X3 (21)

8. SC AROUND (21)

9. SC, HDC, HDC, DC, DC, DC, DC, DC, HDC, SC 11

FO, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

BEAK

IN ORANGE

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. (SC, INC)X6 (18)

4-5. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROUNDS (18)

FO, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

BOTTOM BEAK

IN ORANGE

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3-4. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROUNDS (12)

FO, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

LEGS (MAKE 2)

IN ORANGE

1. 6 SC IN A MAGIC RING (6)

2. INC X 6 (12)

3. (SC, INC)X6 (18)

4. SC AROUND (18)

5. DEC X4, SC 10 (14)

6-7. SC AROUND FOR 2 ROUNDS (14)

FO, LEAVE TAIL FOR SEWING

ASSEMBLY:

-SEW TWO EARS TO TOP OF HEAD, STUFFING LIGHTLY AS YOU SEW

-SEW WINGS TO BOTH SIDES OF BODY, STUFFING LIGHTLY AS YOU GO

-SEW FEET TO BOTTOM OF BODY, STUFFING LIGHTLY

-SEW BOTH UPPER BEAK AND LOWER BEAK TO FRONT OF BODY AS SEEN BELOW

-NOW YOU WILL CUT OUT THE FELT PIECES AND GLUE OR SEW TO BODY AS SEEN BELOW

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU FINISHED YOUR OWL PLUSH!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and found it easy to follow. Again, if you have any questions or are stuck at any point please reach out to me.

I’m so glad our crafty paths have crossed, happy crocheting!

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