Balloo the sheep by Sonja van der Wijk

Balloo the sheep

by Sonja van der Wijk
April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
7,9 inch / 20 cm
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This is a .pdf crochet pattern for Balloo the lamb or sheep. With this easy pattern you can make a soft and cuddly woolly friend.

Size of finished lamb made with worsted weight yarn: 5.6 inch / 14,5 cm when sitting.

The crochet pattern contains
An intro with useful info. List of materials, tools and accessories needed. Brand and colour numbers of the needed yarn. A clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal. Pictures and illustrations to help getting everything right. All my patterns are text edited for correct English and have been tested by an experienced crocheter before publishing.

You need worsted weight yarn and an E US/3.5 mm crochet hook. You need two colours of yarn, light grey brown (1/4 of a 100 yard skein) and white (1/3). The quantities are estimates. For the eyes I’ve used 9 mm animal eyes. You will also need fibrefill and pellets for a bit of extra weight in the body (I use Hama beads) and a hard (pet)brush to get the white fur fuzzy. Lopi colour numbers: 0085 and 0051.

Istex Lett lopi. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result.

Gauge is unimportant for this pattern. If the pieces are crocheted tightly enough, they will not gape visibly when stuffed. You can make a little test swap to be sure.

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