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I love to design crochet patterns! I'm a wife to a great hubby and Mom to two super fun kiddos. I've been designing kids toys and products for 5 years now and am having a blast. My kids and their ...

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Nativity Set #2 Shepherds and Sheep

from Cuddle Bug Kids
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Nativity Set #2 Shepherds and Sheep
Nativity Set #2 Shepherds and Sheep Cuddle Bug Kids Entire nativity set
Nativity Set #2 Shepherds and Sheep Shepherd with staff
Nativity Set #2 Shepherds and Sheep Nativity Shepherds and sheep
Nativity Set #2 Shepherds and Sheep Shepherd with baby sheep
Nativity Set #2 Shepherds and Sheep Shepherds and sheep

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Be familiar with crocheting in a continuous spiral
  • Able to read a written crochet pattern
  • Be comfortable switching stitches
  • Pattern uses magic circle, sc, hdc, increases and decreases

Pattern Description:

These little guys are so super cute! One of my most popular patterns on Etsy! I worked for 6-10 hours on designing each of these little guys then another 4-6 hours each to pattern and test them. Now they come to you ready for you to make your own heirloom nativity set too!

Written crochet pattern includes patterns for 2 different shepherds and for a larger and smaller sheep. Want a herd of sheep? Just make a few! Photos are included in a few places to clarify where to sew pieces together. Shepherds stand approximately 5.5" tall. Please see photo in hand for size reference. This is a great sized set!

Each character is open at the bottom to enable it to stand or be used as a puppet. There is no better way to teach the story of Jesus' birth than through play! If you're ready to try taking your crochet to the next level - just do it! It's super fun!


Gauge is determined by tightness of stitches. If you crochet more loosely, you may choose to use a 3.75mm or 3.5mm hook.


  • 4.0mm crochet hook
  • yarns detailed in pattern
  • small amount of fiber fill
  • stitch marker

You Will Also Need:

  • 16 gauge metal wire
  • brown floral tape
  • wire cutters

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand

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