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Despite telling my mom years ago that I would never become a knitter, I took up a pair of needles in 2009 and haven’t put them down since! Knitting is an outlet for my creative energy and my desire ...

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from Chelsea Anne Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Shaun

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • k2tog

Pattern Description:

Shaun is an adorable, soft sheep toy. This little guy is quick and easy to knit, shaped by short rows and requires hardly any yarn. A perfect stash buster project! Standing seven inches tall and eight inches long, he is knit in pieces and then hand sewn together. By placing heavy quarters in the bottoms of the feet, Shaun also stands up by himself--perfect for a well-played-with children's toy.

My daughter requested her sheep to be a black and white one, however you could very easily make this into any variety or color of sheep. There are so many to choose from!

Pattern includes helpful photos and instructions including notes on all the techniques described.


5.5 stitches/ 7 rows = 1 inch on stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size: 7 inches tall, 8 inches long


  • less than 100 yards of worsted or dk weight wool or acrylic yarn in white and black
  • US size 6 DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 quarters
  • 2 stick-on googly eyes
  • stuffing