Bobble Sheep Pillow in Gentle Giant by Purl Soho

Bobble Sheep Pillow in Gentle Giant

by Purl Soho
February 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 17 - 12.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
440 yards (402 m)
one size: 28 inches across x 15 inches tall
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This pattern is available for free.


Get all the yarn you’ll need to make your own Bobble Sheep Pillow with our Yarn for Bobble Sheep Pillow kit. It includes…

  • Main Yarn: 10 skeins of Purl Soho’s Gentle Giant, 100% merino wool, in either Heirloom White or Graphite Gray
  • Contrast Yarn: 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Flax Down, 43% baby alpaca, 42% merino wool, 15% linen, in Kettle Black. NOTE: The original color of the Contrast Yarn has been discontinued. We’ve replaced it with the slightly darker Kettle Black, still Flax Down. The photo of the finished Bobble Sheep here shows the original Toasted Charcoal color, but the yarn photo, above, shows the updated Kettle Black. Baa!

You will also need…

  • US 17, 32-inch circular needles
  • Optional: US 17, 24-inch circular needles (When you start the body of the sheep, you may find it more comfortable to use 24-inch circular needles than the double pointed needles. You will still need the double pointed needles to work the tail though.)
  • Set of US 17 double pointed needles
  • Set of US 10 double pointed needles
  • 1 bag of Fairfield’s Poly-fil Stuffing
  • Scrap yarn (jumbo weight) and crochet hook to match (for provisional cast on)


  • 8 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch with Main Yarn on larger needles
  • 15 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with Contrast Yarn, doubled, on smaller needles

28 inches wide (from chest to rear) x 15 inches tall (from top of back to bottom of belly)