Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

You will find here a free crochet pattern for an adorable little crochet sheep!

Perfect for beginners and crochet enthusiasts, this adorable pattern features step-by-step instructions for creating your own cuddly sheep using simple techniques. Add a touch of handmade cuteness to your collection with this fun and easy crochet project. This quick project requires minimal yarn and works up in no time. You can create this cutie using worsted or fluffy yarn.

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Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

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Crochet Pattern – Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

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Please read the whole pattern properly before starting.

The pattern is written using US terms. The design can be done with several sizes of yarn. I made it with worsted yarn (instructions in the pattern below) and chunky yarn (using a US-7 / 4.5 mm crochet hook).

The head is relatively weighty in comparison to the body. To address this, I opted to place 1 or 2 decorative glass gems at the rear of the body. This addition adds more stability to the body, ensuring that the sheep can stand upright without toppling forward onto its head. Note: This is not recommended for babies or young children.

Important Note: When crafting this sheep using chunky or fluffy yarn:

  • I used 10 mm safety eyes when making the sheep with chunky yarn.
  • Please refer to the pattern instructions provided below. However, instead of making 6 sc in a magic circle, ch 2 and make 6 sc in the second ch from the hook. This minor modification is recommended, as forming a magic circle with fluffy yarn can pose challenges.
  • Additionally, for chunky or fluffy yarn versions, you’ll require 2 decorative glass gems instead of just one.

Size:

  • 2.5 inches (5 cm) tall – 3 inches (7 cm) long with light worsted yarn
  • 4 inches tall (12 cm) – 5 inches (11 cm) long with chunky yarn

Material:

  • Yarn calling for a 5.5 mm hook in white and grey or cream.
  • Size 2.75 mm crochet hook (B/2). You can use a larger crochet. It will work fine but your sheep will be slightly bigger.
  • 2 black safety eyes (6 mm)
  • 1 decorative glass gem
  • Stitch markers (if needed)
  • Tapestry needle
  • poly-fill

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

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Let’s start

The body – Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

  • The body is worked in continuous rounds (as a spiral). Use a stitch marker if needed.

With a 2.75 mm crochet and white yarn.

  • Round 1: Start by making a chain of 14. 1 sl st in the first ch to make a ring. ch 10. Place a stitch marker in the 2nd ch from the hook. 1 sc in the third ch from the hook, 1 sc in next 7 ch. 1 sc in next 14 ch (working in the ring – including the sl st you made previously). Working now on the other side of the ch: 1 sc in the next 8 ch, 1 inc in the next st (the stitch with the stitch marker). (32)

  • Round 2: [1 sc in the next 8 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 10 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 8 st, 1 inc in the last 2 st]. (32)
  • Round 3: [1 sc in the next 8 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 8 st, 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 8 st, 1 inc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, 1 inc in the next st]. (32)

  • Rounds 4 to 6: [1 sc in all st]. (32)

  • Round 7: [ch 3, miss the next 5 st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, ch 3, miss the next 5 st, 1sc in the 4 next st, ch3, miss the next 5 st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, ch 3, miss the next 5 st, 1 sc in the next 4 st]. (24)

  • Round 8: working in the bank loop only (BLO): [12 dec]. (12)

Place 1  or 2 decorative glass gem at the lower back of the body. Fill the body with poly-fil.

  • Round 9: [6 dec]. (6)

With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through all remaining stitches, and pull it tight to close the body. Fasten off.


The Legs (Make 4) – Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

  • The legs are worked in continuous rounds (as a spiral). Use a stitch marker if needed.

With a 2.75 mm crochet and grey or cream yarn.

You now have four holes in the body. You will make one leg in each of these holes.

  • Round 1: Join the yarn of your choice in a stitch of the hole (it does not matter which one – I used a stitch from the miss 5 st). Starting in the same st where you join, make 1 sc in the next 8 st. (8)

  • Rounds 2-3: [1 sc in all st]. (8)

Add filling inside the leg.

With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the back loops only of all remaining stitches, and pull it tight to close the leg. Fasten off.

Note: You have the option to close the legs by working in both loops or in the front loop only. However, please be aware that if you choose that option, the legs will have a rounded form instead of a flat one (refer to the provided images below).

Image 1: flat at the top, rounded below

Image 2: flat on the left, rounded on the right


The head – Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

  • The head is worked in continuous rounds (as a spiral). Use a stitch marker if needed.

With a 2.75 mm crochet and grey or cream yarn.

  • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6)
  • Round 2: [6 inc]. (12)
  • Rounds 3 to 4: [1 sc in all st]. (12)
  • Round 5: [1 sc, 1 inc] x6. (18)
  • Round 6: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Change for the white yarn.

  • Round 7: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6. (24)

Place the safety eyes between Rounds 5 and 6, spaced by 3 stitches.

  • Rounds 8 to 10: [1 sc in all st]. (24)
  • Round 11: [2 sc, 1 dec] x6. (18)
  • Round 12: [1 sc, 1 dec] x6. (12)

Fill the head with poly-fil.

With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through all remaining stitches, and pull it tight to close the leg. Fasten off.


The ears (make 2) – Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

With a 2.75 mm crochet and grey or cream yarn.

The ears are placed between rounds 9 and 10 and are spaced by 8 stitches.

We’ll begin with the right ear (refer to the images below for guidance). : insert your hook beneath a stitch and join the yarn. Make a chain of 5. Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 hdc, 3 dc. (4). Using a tapestry needle, carefully insert both yarn ends into the head and fasten them securely with a knot.

Image 1: I inserted one end on this side of the stitch

Image 2: I inserted the other end on the other side of the stitch

Left ear: (refer to the images below for guidance). : insert your hook beneath a stitch and join the yarn. Make a chain of 5. Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 hdc, 3 dc. (4). Using a tapestry needle, carefully insert both yarn ends into the head and fasten them securely with a knot.

Image 3: Ears are 8 stitches apart.

With some white yarn and your tapestry needle, sew the head to the body.

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Congratulations on crafting the cutest little sheep! 🎉🧶


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Free Crochet Pattern Sheep

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