Monday 29 May 2017

Mini Sheep

This mini Sheep is similar to my hedgehog design which can also be found on this blog.

You will need:
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn - (Approx 85m)
  • Black embroidery thread for eyes and face 
  • Soft toy filling
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

Head and body
Starting in brown - MC (6)
*Inc * (12)
*1sc, inc * (18)
*2sc, inc * (24)
24sc (24)
*2sc, dec * (18)
*1sc, dec * (12)
Change to cream – BLO – *1sc, inc * (18)
BLO – 6sc, inc x6, 6sc (24)
BLO – 6sc, *inc, sc *x6, 6sc (30)
BLO – 8sc, *inc, 2sc * x6, 4sc (36)
BLO – 36sc (36)
BLO - *4sc, dec * (30)
BLO - *3sc, dec * (24)
BLO - *2sc, dec * (18)
BLO - *1sc, dec * (12)
*dec* (6)

FO and close hole.

Do the fleece before adding the feet and ears.
Join yarn to the first cream stitch on the head using the FLO left over from making the body.
*2sc into the 1st stitch, 3dc into the next st * repeat this on alternate rounds around the sheep until you have 4 rounds left, then do every round until the end.

Feet x4
MC (6)
6sc (6)

FO leaving yarn tail for sewing to body.

Ears x2
MC (4)
Do not join the MC. Ch 1 and turn. 1sc into each st. Slst into centre of MC

Fo leaving yarn tail for sewing to body.


Anonymous said...

This pattern looks great! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Realy cute, I gave it to my grandma and she was so happy!
Thank you for posting it for free.

Jen said...

What size yarn and hook?

Anonymous said...

Hi. Can someone clarify how the fleece is added. Struggling to make sense of doing alternate rounds with amigarumi, as the rounds are on a spiral. Are you supposed to do a row, fasten off, miss a row and then start again? How do they become a bobble. I can't make sense of instruction for the fleece. TIA

Anonymous said...

I also could not figure out the fleece. Mine does not look like the photos, but it is good enough, it’s a wavy coated sheep I guess haha

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just crocheted some bobbles along the sheep. I found that having about 6-8 loops on the hook when finishing a bobble gave me the best look. I ended up with around 10 rows and around 125 bobbles. I used the body piece basically as a grid to anchor my bobbles to, and tried to keep them to a 2x2 or 3x3 space for my preferred look.

Anonymous said...

Could I sell these if I make them?