Looking for a darling little addition to a nursery, baby shower, or special photo op? Look no further, because we found the perfect thing: these darling crochet sheep. One can be a given as a gift, or a trio sporting three different colors can arrive to brighting baby’s day. There is a note in the pattern that strongly recommends using Alize cotton yarn to achieve the desired look, but if you’re going for more of a rough or natural look, you may want to try something else.
To make one of these sheepish cuties, you’ll need to gather the following materials:
- Cotton yarn (either Alize cotton or DMC Natura) for the various body parts (nose, ears, arms, legs, tail)
- Soft yarn (either YarnArt Dolce or Sirdar Smudge) for the head and body
- Crochet hooks in 2.00mm and 3.5mm
- Stuffing (this can be whatever is on hand – the official stuff, or creative fillings like strips of t-shirt, or beans, or even potpourri)
- A pair of scissors
- Felt (for the whites of the eyes, though this is considered optional for the pattern)
- Safety eyes, beads, or buttons for the eyes (you could also embroider them if you wish)
- Black embroidery floss (for the nose and eyebrows, though of course while the nose is necessary, the eyebrows are not)
- A darning needle
You’ll also need to be familiar with the following crochet terminology:
- Chain (ch)
- Single crochet (sc)
- Increase (inc)
- Decrease (sometimes notated as dc2tog)
You’ll stuff the various body parts as you go, and then once you’re done with the crochet parts, you’ll need to embroider the nose and eyebrows and attach the eyes. You can then adorn the sheep with a ribbon, a piece of jewelry, such as a brooch, or make little felt accessories for it, such as a vest and shoes.
Need a herd of little fluffies for your play room? Know someone who would love to adopt one of these? You can find the materials list, pattern, and photos here. You may also want to follow the site’s creator on social media or keep an eye on the website for future patterns.