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Free Amigurumi Sheep Pattern

April 24, 2016 emma.crook Amigurumi, Free Pattern

Hello fellow Happy Crocheters! Here comes my new free amigurumi pattern for a sad looking
black sheep. I’ve been busy crocheting lots of lovely things lately, but today I will tell you about
my free Ewe Gene the Sheep crochet pattern being published in a Crochet Magazine called
Amigurumi which is a fantastic German crochet magazine focusing solely on Amigurumi
Animals!

but adapting it to be a pouffe / footstool cover. This year I have been working on the Sophie’s Universe CAL blanket. however every year I tend to make a blanket or some pillows and soon regret how time-consuming crocheting bigger items take compared to making dolls or animals.I mainly crochet amigurumi. . I haven’t finished it yet but will do a post once done.

he is by far my most popular pattern to date. . I think it’s the sad grumpy look on his face that make people want to cuddle him.While berating myself for starting such a large crochet project with no end in sight. it does seem funny that my saddest looking crochet creation is a favourite. I have published the free pattern below in English. Anyway after confirming that they could translate the pattern over to German for me away I went! I wish I knew German as the rest of the free patterns in the magazine are super cute! I might try my hand at reading the patterns to see if I can follow them. I was over the moon and was happy that my Ewe Gene the Sheep pattern was suitable for the publication. although I must say that you do learn a lot of new stitches and techniques with the Sophie’s Universe CAL. Here is Ewe Gene being a proper couch potato on my sofa. I was contacted by the lovely Julie from Amigurumi Magazine asking if I would like to contribute in their issue 12 of the mag which was published in March.

Here is the free amigurumi pattern: Ewe-Gene the Black Lamb Notes about this pattern: .

chain stitch. double loop stitch. single crochet stitch. Skills you will need: Magic ring. Materials and tools you will need:  Black DK yarn (100g) = approx. 10 yards (9m)  Fibrefill (or stuffing of your choice)  Crochet hook 4mm  Stitch marker. 200 yards (182m)  Light Grey DK yarn (50g) = approx. some sewing pins and a yarn needle Abbreviations: Pattern is written using standard US crocheting terms. do not join rounds with slip stitch or turn unless stated otherwise. decreasing and increasing. hook into next stitch and complete the single crochet to join both indicated stitches into one complete double loop stitch) . slip stitch. 100 yards (90m)  White DK yarn (5g) = approx. Rnd – Round ch – Chain stitch slst – Slip stitch sc – Single crochet (change to Double Crochet for UK terminology) dlc – Double loop crochet (see images 2-5 below) inc – Increase (make 2 single crochet stitches into indicated stitch) dec – Decrease (crochet next 2 stitches together into 1 stitch by picking up the front loops of two sts and crocheting one sc into both loops) dlinc – Double loop increase (make 2 double loop stitches into indicated stitch) dldec – Double loop decrease (do a double loop stitch into first loop.  Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end of the round. before completing it with the single crochet stitch (see images below).  Crochet through both loops. scissors. Move the stitch marker after finishing each round.  Crochet in a continuous spiral. crocheting in rounds.

dlc] x6 (12) Rnd 9 – [dldec] x6 (6) Rnd 10 – [dec] x 3 (3) Fasten off. 5sc] x6 (42) Rnd 8 – [inc. 5dlc] x6 (36) Rnd 28 – [dldec. 2dlc] x6 18) Rnd 8 – [dldec. 2sc] x6 (24) Rnd 5 – [inc. 6dlc] x6 (42) Rnd 27 – [dldec. 15cm of yarn to use to sew onto the head later. Stuff very firmly. sc] x6 (18) Rnd 4 – [inc. leave approx. Lamb Head: With light grey yarn Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) Rnd 2 – [inc] x6 (12) Rnd 3 – [inc. Rnd 10 – Rnd 24 – dlc in each st (54) 15 rows Rnd 25 – [dldec. 7sc] x6 (54) *Now the stitches will be Double Loop Crochet (dlc) see images 2-6.(#) – Number of stitches after finishing the round […] x# – Repeat instructions described in brackets # times in that round Lamb Body: With black yarn. 4sc] x6 (36) Rnd 7 – [inc. leave approx. sc] x6 (18) Rnd 4 – [inc. Lamb Hair: With black yarn Rnd 1 – ch31. see image 1 below. 4dlc] x6 (30) Rnd 29 – dlc in each st (30) Fasten off. *We begin by using single crochet stitches to create a flat bottom for the lamb to sit on. 6sc] x6 (48) Rnd 9 – [inc. 3sc] x6 (30) Rnd 6 – [inc. 7dlc] x6 (48) Rnd 26 – [dldec. 3dlc] x6 (24) Rnd 7 – [dldec. slst into first chain to create a loop (30) Rnd 2 – Rnd 5 – dlc in each st (30) 5 rows Rnd 6 – [dldec. 2sc] x6 (24) . Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) Rnd 2 – [inc] x6 (12) Rnd 3 – [inc. 15cm of yarn to use to sew onto the head later.

7sc] x6 (48) Rnd 20 – sc in each st (48) Rnd 21 – [dec. 8sc] x6 (60) Rnd 16 – sc in each st (60) Rnd 17 – [dec. 2sc] x6 (18) Rnd 14 – Rnd 28 – sc in each st (18) 15 rows Fasten off. 6sc] x6 (42) Rnd 22 – sc in each st (42) Rnd 23 – [dec. 15cm of yarn to use to sew onto the body later. 7sc] x6 (54) Rnd 13 – Rnd 14 – sc in each st (54) 2 rows Rnd 15 – [inc. 2sc] x6 (24) Rnd 5 – Rnd 7 – sc in each st (24) 3 rows Rnd 8 – [inc. sc] x6 (18) Rnd 4 – [inc.Rnd 5 – [inc. 6sc] x6 (48) Rnd 9 – Rnd 11 – sc in each st (48) 3 rows Rnd 12 – [inc. Stuff firmly. 4sc] x6 (36) Rnd 7 – [inc. 8sc] x6 (54) Rnd 18 – sc in each st (54) Rnd 19 – [dec. leave approx. Lamb legs (make 2): With light grey yarn Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) Rnd 2 – [inc] x6 (12) Rnd 3 – [inc. 3sc] x6 (30) Rnd 6 – [inc. 2sc] x6 (24) Rnd 5 – Rnd 7 – sc in each st (24) 3 rows Rnd 8 – [dec. 5sc] x6 (42) Rnd 8 – [inc. 3sc] x6 (30) Rnd 9 – Rnd 10 – sc in each st (30) 2 rows Rnd 11 – [dec. Stuff the head firmly and leave until later. 2sc] x6 (18) . 5sc] x6 (36) Rnd 24 – Rnd 28 – sc in each st (36) 5 rows Rnd 29 – [dec. Lamb arms (make 2): With light grey yarn Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) Rnd 2 – [inc] x6 (12) Rnd 3 – [inc. sc] x6 (18) Rnd 4 – [inc. 4sc] x6 (30) Fasten off and hide yarn inside of the head. 3sc] x6 (24) Rnd 12 – sc in each st (24) Rnd 13 – [dec.

leave approx. sc1] x6 (12) Rnd 16 – sc in each st (12) Fasten off. Lamb White Eyes (make 2): With white yarn Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) Rnd 2 – [inc] x6 (12) Rnd 3 – Rnd 5 – sc in each st (12) 3 rows Fasten off and hide yarn inside of the eye. 3sc] x6 (24) Rnd 11 – sc in each st (24) Rnd 12 – [dec. 15cm of yarn to use to sew the eyes together and then onto the head later. leave approx. Stuff firmly. Stuff firmly. Lamb Black Iris (make 2): With black yarn Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) SLST and fasten off. 15cm of yarn to use to sew onto the eye whites. 3sc] x6 (30) Rnd 10 – [dec. Lamb Grey Eye Lids (make 2): With light grey yarn Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) Rnd 2 – [inc] x6 (12) Rnd 3 – [inc. sc] x6 (18) Rnd 4 – Rnd 6 – sc in each st (18) 3 rows Fasten off. sc2] x6 (18) Rnd 13 – Rnd 14 – sc in each st (18) 2 rows Rnd 15 – [dec. . Lamb ears (make 2): With light grey yarn Rnd 1 – Magic ring with 6sc and tighten loop (6) Rnd 2 – sc in each st (6) Rnd 3 – [inc] x6 (12) Rnd 4 – sc in each st (12) Rnd 5 – [inc. leave approx. 2sc] x6 (24) Rnd 9 – [inc. 15cm of yarn to use to sew onto the body later. 15cm of yarn to use to sew onto the body later.Rnd 9 – Rnd 18 – sc in each st (18) 10 rows Fasten off. sc] x6 (18) Rnd 6 – Rnd 7 – sc in each st (18) 2 rows Rnd 8 – [inc. leave approx.

It will your hook through the look like you have 3 loops on indicated stitch. Now you strand of yarn (this is the last now complete. 4. Showing Rnd 9 of the 2. Once you have inserted lamb body index finger twice. 1. Pull or draw all 3 loops 5. will have 4 loops on your strand on your finger) and hook pull through all the loops on your hook. Sew the black iris so it just rests at the top of the eye and then stitch the grey lid over the top of the iris and the white of the eye. Yarn over the working 6. sew the eyes together securely before attaching them to the head. hook through all 3 loops on your finger. The double loop stitch is through the stitch. insert your your finger.If you look at the images. Wrap the yarn around your 3. .

Using the yarn left over to put in place.7. the dlc part of the body it from each leg sew them allows the lamb to sit securely onto the body of the comfortably on a shelf and lamb. sew onto the opening of the head. If the legs are placed onto 9. Do the same with the 11. Attach the legs using pins 8. . 12. his legs can dangle. placing them a few use the left over black yarn to rows below the lamb’s neck. Stuff the head firmly. 10. Pin the hair in place and arms.

16. head. 17. Pin securely so all the 15. back of his head and push of the head tightly make an through to where one eye will indent. are no openings. Do not fasten off yet. eye and fasten off. . Then make a small stitch 18. Using black yarn sew the placed lengthways across the body opening is pinned to the head onto the body so there body opening. Pin the ears at the side of position the needle at the and push through to the back the head and sew into place. With the left over yarn. repeat for the other be.13. The head should be 14.

Then sew through the 24. Each eye uses three 20. fourth row from the left. 22. above the magic loop. Hopefully your lamb should be looking like Ewe Gene now: . Sew the black iris onto 21.19. Pin the completed eyes crocheted sections. Using black yarn start 23. Then pull the yarn across embroiding the nose 4 rows magic loop and through the to the right and fasten off. the grey the white and then cup the onto the face where the eye lid. and sew together. the eye white and the eye lid over the white and iris indents were made and sew black iris. on securely.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free amigurumi lamb pattern. Until next time. . Happy Crocheting.