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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Itty Bitty Sheep!

I am working on a group of small farm animals and this is the sheep I made! I designed a pattern for this, so I will post it below.

You need to know how to do the loop stitch for this pattern, if not, here is the link I used to learn how to do the basic stitch:

http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28870.aspx



Stitches: 
Decrease loop stitch: pull a loop through the first stitch, then pull a loop through the second. You should have 5 loops on your needle. YO and pull through all 5 loops.

Materials:
Small amount of off-white yarn
Small amount of black yarn
6 mm safety eyes
Size F crochet hook
Fibril stuffing
Tapestry needle

Body: 
Rnd 1: Sc 6 into magic loop (6)
Rnd 2: 2 loop stitch into each stitch (12)
Rnd 3: (2 loop stitch into first stitch, loop stitch into next stitch) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4-10: loop stitch into each stitch around
Rnd 11: (Decrease loop stitch, loop stitch into next stitch) repeat around (12)
Rnd 12: Decrease loop stitch around (6)
FO






Head

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (10)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around
Rnd 5: (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (10 sc)
FO
Ears (make 2)
Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around
FO leaving long tail.

Attach safety eyes according to packaging
Sew ears to head as pictured
Stuff head and sew to body
Legs (make 4)
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: In back loops only, sc in each sc around
Rnds 3-4: sc in each sc around
FO

Stuff beginning tail into the leg for stuffing.
Sew legs onto sheep.






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