Whether you’re looking for the perfect baby shower gift or a new project to try out with your crochet club, we’ve found something everyone will love: a crocheted sheep stuffie with a bobble textured coat. These tiny, adorable little critters feature safety eyes, an embroidered nose, and a lovely splash of colored ribbon. They’re the perfect size to fit in the palm of your hand, or in a child’s arms.
This is an amigurumi pattern, which means that you will be crocheting in stages – the head, body, arms, legs, ears, and tail are all crocheted separately and then joined together with a tapestry needle and more yarn. You have the option to embroider the eyes and nose, or to use buttons or safety eyes and a nose instead.
To make one of these bobble sheep, you’ll need the following:
- Yarn – two contrasting or complementary colors. The pattern suggests using 100% cotton (easy to wash!), like Alize. You can do white and pastel for a small child’s present, team colors for a friend, or holiday colors if you’re going to make these for a variety of seasonal celebrations.
- Crochet hooks in two sizes, 2mm and 3.5mm (You can of course make a bigger or smaller sheep as long as you pair the hooks with larger or smaller yarn)
- Tapestry needle
- Safety eyes
- Black thread
- Sewing needle
You’ll also need to be at least somewhat familiar with the following crochet terms: magic ring, single crochet, increase, and decrease. If you aren’t familiar with one or more of these, it’s worth going to YouTube and searching each stitch to familiarize yourself with the techniques. Even if you don’t start with this pattern, those stitches will come in use for later projects.
If you’re part of a crochet club, you might want to consider making these sheep and donating them to a children’s home or hospital. You could also make this part of a baby shower present, cake topper, or barn-raising gift. Of course, nothing is stopping you from making your own little flock of sheep to keep you company.
The free crochet bobble sheep pattern can be found here.