A Sheep For Shearing by Rachel Borello Carroll
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A Sheep For Shearing

Crochet
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
This pattern is available from cooperativepress.com for $5.00.

A Sheep for Shearing is not only a sweet and woolly
companion, but he also has an adorable function: his super
thick and bobbly fleece is removable, allowing kids to “shear”
him at will. At over a foot long from nose to tail, the sheep is a
wonderful pal for cuddling up to, using as a pillow, or dragging
along as a toy.

Required Skills
Adjustable ring
Basic embroidery (running stitch, whip stitch)
Basic increases and decreases
Basic sewing (seaming)
Basic stitches (ch, sc, sl st)
Crochet flat (back and forth)
Crochet in the round
Intermediate stitches (bobble)

Finished Measurements
Height: 10” / 25.5cm
Length: 16” / 40.5cm from nose to tail

Materials
Imperial Yarn Columbia 100% wool; 220yds / 201m per 113g
skein

MC Pearl Gray #02; 1 skein
CC2 Rich Soil Natural #05; 1 skein

Imperial Yarn Erin 100% wool; 245 yds / 224m per 113g skein
CC1 Natural #01; 2 skeins
US size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain
gauge
Polyester fiberfill
Stitch marker (optional)
Yarn needle

Gauge
10 sts and 11 rows = 3” / 7.5cm in single crochet

Pattern Notes
The sheep is worked in the round from the tip of the nose to the rump. The ears, tail, and legs are crocheted separately and sewn on, and the fleece is worked last.
Do not join rounds, work them continuously and use a stitch marker before the first stitch of every round to mark your place.