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Chubby Sheep

Crochet
December 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
This pattern is available for free.

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.

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 yds/91 m/75% kid mohair, 15% wool, 10% nylon/light weight) – 1 skein in each of two colors, or approximately in 100 yds in Main Color and 35 yds in Color B.

Small amount of brown embroidery floss.

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

Yarn needle.

Stitch marker.

Fiber filling.

Gauge
Body through Round 12 = 3.75” (9.5 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project but 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!