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Sheep

from Sidrun's Zoo
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Sheep
Sheep
Sheep
Sheep
Sheep
Sheep

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Crocheting in spiral.
  • Crocheting in rounds.
  • Chain, slip, single and double crochet stitch.
  • Increasing and decreasing.

Pattern Description:

Includes one PDF file on 13 pages with all the instructions needed to make your own cuddly sheep.

Pattern is written in English, using US crochet terminology. I included detailed instructions, many step-by-step photos and useful tips and tricks.

In this tutorial I will explain the bobble stitch, starting a piece with an adjustable loop (magic ring), finishing a piece, joining pieces, knotting and hiding yarn tails. Pattern includes unlimited support from me via email.

For a little preview, take a look at the first three pages - http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/media/blogs/a/patterns/EN-052.04_preview.pdf

Gauge:

You can use the same pattern to make smaller or larger toys by using finer or bulkier yarns. Make sure to pick a crochet hook at least a size smaller than suggested on the yarn label and crochet tightly enough to achieve a tight gauge that will not allow the stuffing to show through the fabric.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32 cm (10 1/2") tall, with DK weight alpaca wool and a 2,50 mm crochet hook.

Materials:

  • Yarn. I used DK weight 100% alpaca wool, 100 m = 50 g (109 yds = 50 g) / 8 ply / 11 wpi. You will need about 90 g of yarn for the fleece and about 40 g for the limbs and ears.
  • 2,25 - 2,75 mm crochet hook (US size 1/B - 2/C) or according to the yarn.
  • Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
  • 12 mm (1/2") safety toy eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
  • Cotton embroidery floss.
  • Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

Suggested yarn:

260 meters of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Katia "Alpaca Andes"
pdf Digital Download

$6.20

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All my toys are fairly easy to make and patterns written with beginner crocheters in mind - I always include many step-by-step photos, detailed instructions and useful tips and tricks.

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