Chubby Sheep by Marie Segares
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Chubby Sheep

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Crochet
December 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
gauge is not critical for this project, see notes
3.5 mm (E)
135 yards (123 m)
US
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A free version is also available.

This rotund sheep is fun to play with and simple to make. The round shape and textured bottom allow it to “sit up” without legs. Optional instructions are included to transform the sheep into an ornament or hanging decoration. This pattern was updated in June, 2018.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Ravelry includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, half double crochet
Crocheting in the round
Increasing
Decreasing with invdec (includes written explanation and link to photo and video tutorials)
Popcorn (includes written explanation and photo tutorial)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
Approximately 3.75” tall (9.5 cm) from base of body to top of head.

Materials
Galler Yarns Flore II yarn (1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/91 m/75% Kid Mohair, 15% Wool, 10% Nylon) – 1 skein in each of 2 colors, or approximately 100 yd (91.5 m) in Main Color and 35 yd (32 m) in Color B in any light weight yarn.

Small amount of embroidery floss for facial features.

US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Locking stitch markers.

Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, 16 oz. bag.

Gauge
Body through Round 12 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) diameter. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

This is a written pattern using U.S. crochet abbreviations and takes about 5-6 hours to make.

Though we are past the prize period, you are always welcome to join in the Chubby Sheep CAL chat thread here!