Amigurumi Sheep

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This is the second pattern used in the amigurumi class and was used to introduce the bobble stitch.

Sheep is about 12 cm / 5 inches tall when sat.

I wouldn’t recommend using black for the fleece during a first attempt, I only did because I had run out of white.

Do not join each round work as a spiral.

Materials:

  • 2 colours DK yarn: 1 for skin (A), the other for fleece (B) This pattern uses very little yarn, less than 50 gms.
  • 3 mm hook
  • filling
  • tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = decrease double crochet. Going into first stitch pull yarn through, go into next stitch, pull yarn through, (3 loops on hook) yarn round hook, pull through all 3 loops
  • bobble = *yarn round hook, go into stitch, pull yarn through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat working through same stitch until there are 6 loops on hook, yarn round, pull through all 6 loops.

Head:

  1. Colour A: Magic Ring, ch 1, dc 8 in ring, do not join,
  2. 2dc in each stitch around (16 sts)
  3. *2dc in first stitch, dc in next* repeat (24 sts)
  4. dc in each stitch (24 sts)
  5. dc in each stitch (24 sts)
  6. dc in each stitch (24 sts)
  7. dc in each stitch (24 sts)
  8. dc in each stitch (24 sts)
  9. Change to Colour B: *dc, bobble in next stitch* repeat
  10. *dc2tog, dc in next* repeat (16 sts)
  11. *dc, bobble in next stitch* repeat (16 sts)
  12. dc *dc2tog, dc in next* repeat (11 sts)
  13. dc *dc, bobble in next stitch* (11 sts)
  14. dc2tog, *dc, dc2tog in next* repeat (7 sts)
  15. Fasten off, stuff, pull tail through 4 stitches and pull tight.

Ears:

  1. Colour A: Chain 4, dc in second chain from end, dc in next 2. Now working on other side of chain, dc in next 3, do not join (6 sts)
  2. dc in each stitch around (6 sts)
  3. dc in each stitch around (6 sts)
  4. dc in each stitch around (6 sts)
  5. Fasten off.
 Body:
  1. Colour B: Magic ring, chain 1, 8 dc in ring, do not join
  2. 2dc in each stitch around (16 sts)
  3. *2dc in first stitch, dc in next* repeat (24 sts)
  4. *dc, bobble in next stitch* (24 sts)
  5. dc in each stitch (24 sts)
  6. *dc, bobble in next stitch* (24 sts)
  7. dc in each stitch (24 sts)
  8. *dc, bobble in next stitch* (24 sts)
  9. *dc2tog, dc in next* repeat (16 sts)
  10. *dc, bobble in next stitch* (16 sts)
  11. dc2tog to end repeat (8 sts)
  12. *dc, bobble in next stitch* (8 sts)
  13. dc2tog to end (4 sts)
  14. Fasten off, stuff, pull tail through 4 stitches and pull tight.

Feet (make 4):

  1. Colour A: Magic Ring, chain 1, 10 dc in ring, do not join
  2. In back loops only, dc in each stitch around (10 sts)
  3. Working in both loops, dc in each stitch around (10 sts)
  4. Working in both loops, dc in each stitch around (10 sts)
  5. *dc2tog, dc in next 3 stitches* repeat (8 sts)
  6. *dc2tog, dc in next 2* repeat (6 sts)
  7. Fasten off.

Assembly

  1. Sew ears to head where at edge of fleece.
  2. Sew head to body.
  3. Stuff legs and sew to body
  4. Embroider eyes, 2 or 3 rows below fleece line.

Time taken: took an evening but was slowed down due to working with dark coloured yarn. A white sheep would probably be a bit quicker

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