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Toy Sheep

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Toy Sheep
Toy Sheep
Toy Sheep
Toy Sheep
Toy Sheep
Toy Sheep

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease
  • previous use of bobble yarn is useful

Pattern Description:

A fat sheep with floppy legs and a silly face - fun to make and sooo cuddly!

Use novelty "bobble" yarn and 8 ply/DK in any colour you like.
Vary the colour used for head, ears and legs, and give them different faces. Make a flock!

As a fan of Mem Fox's book "Where is the green sheep?" I made a sample in green too.


11 sts, 17 rows to 10 cm, (in st st) on 5.5 mm (US 9) needles using bobble yarn and 8 ply/DK together
19 sts, 28 rows to 10 cm in stocking st on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles, using single 8 ply/DK yarn.
Tension is not crucial as this is a toy, and bobble yarns vary in thickness.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 26 cms head to tail, 21 cms tall


  • "bobble" yarn, (approx 50 gms = 30 m) eg Moda Vera "Marshmallow" or Sean Sheep' "Ping Pong", less than 100 gms in main colour
  • 8 ply/DK yarn, less than 50 gms in matching main colour
  • 8 ply/DK yarn, less than 50 gms in second colour

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 5.5 mm (US 9) needles
  • 1 pair 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
  • optional: 1 pair 15 mm "joggle" toy eyes or similar size safety eyes with clip on backs Note: joggle eyes are not safe for children 3 years or younger.
  • dacron toy filling
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala ...

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