Free Crochet Pattern: Little Fluffy Sheep

By Rachel Choi – 4 Comments

Inspired by my recent trip to Ireland, here is a sheep to crochet! Cute, little, and fluffy, crochet it for yourself, as a toy for a child, or crochet several and make it into a baby mobile. The body of the sheep is crocheted in one piece, then the ears, tail and legs are sewn on. Check out the loop stitch tutorial if you don’t already know this fun, textured stitch.

Skill Level: crochet skill level intermediate

Finished Size: 3″ (7.5 cm) tall, 3 1/4″ (8 cm) wide, 4″ (10 cm) long

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards of main color, 10 yards of contrasting color, and small amount of black)
Crochet Hook F (3.75 mm)
Yarn needle
Polyester fiberfill
Stitch marker (or safety pin, or scrap of contrasting yarn)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
14 sc = 3’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5 cm x 5 cm) ch 15.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 14 sc
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 14 sc
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Special Stitches
Lsc (loop single crochet) – please see the loop stitch tutorial. The loops in this pattern are about 3/4″ long loops.
Lsc2tog (loop single crochet 2 together) – working a loop single crochet stitch, pull up a loop into the next 2 stitches, yarn over, then pull through all loops on hook, counts as 1 lsc.

Crochet Pattern: Sheep

Face/Body
Note: This pattern is worked seamlessly in the round like a spiral, do not join rounds unless specified in the pattern.
Round 1 (right side): with main color, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker: 6 sc
Round 2: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 9 sc
Round 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 12 sc
Round 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 18 sc
Round 5 – 6: sc in each sc around: 18 sc
Round 7: sl st in next sc, ch 1, turn, (2 lsc in next sc, lsc in next 2 sc) around: 24 lsc
Note: by turning the work, the loops should appear on the outside of the sheep.
Round 8 – 16: lsc in each lsc around: 24 lsc
Round 17: (lsc2tog, lsc in next 2 lsc) around: 18 lsc
Round 18: (lsc2tog, lsc in next lsc) around: 12 lsc
Fill body with fiberfill.
Round 19: lsc2tog 6 times: 6 lsc
Finish off, and weave shut. With a yarn needle and black yarn, embroider eyes to face.

Tail
Row 1: with main color, ch 5, 2 hdc in third ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch: 4 sts
Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing. With a yarn needle, sew tail to body.

Ear (make 2)
Round 1: with contrasting color, ch 2, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in second ch from hook: 5 sts
Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing. With a yarn needle, sew ear to body.

Leg (make 4)
Round 1: with contrasting color, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, place marker: 6 sc
Round 2 – 4: sc in each sc around: 6 sc
Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing. With a yarn needle, sew leg to body.

Need help while crocheting your sheep? Leave your questions below!

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4 Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Oh he is so cute!

  2. Elle says:

    What a charmer! Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Twinkie Lover says:

    Super cute!!!

  4. Quilting Tangent says:

    So cute and fluffy.

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