A Free Crochet Pattern
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From August 21st through the 31st you can download a free copy of my Little Lamb Lovey. The idea is that each free download counts as a pledge to make at least one of that pattern to be donated.
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Finished Lovey will measure 14”×14” after shell edging
11 sc= 2 inches in sc in the round
Furls Wander Yarn in Snow (MC), Mist (CC1), Cobblestone (CC2)-1 skein of each color
D-3.25 mm hook
13×13” square of flannel/soft fabric
8 mm safety eyes
SlSt= slip stitch
Dc= double crochet
Sc2tog=single crochet two together
Modified Puff stitch= puff: yo, insert hook in stitch, yo pull up a loop,(3 loops on hook), yo,insert in stitch,yo and pull up a loop,(5 loops on hook)yo, insert hook in stitch, yo and pull through stitch (7 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
Sh=Shell: 5 dc in same stitch
C-Sh=Corner shell: 8 dc in same stitch
This pattern is written with the assumption that you understand the basics of amigurimi. The lamb head, ears and arms are made in separate pieces. The eyes are attached and the face is embroidered before you finish stuffing and closing up to make it easier. Then, the ears will be attached to the head and the head and the arms are attached to the center of the fabric. When making the head you will be working in a spiral and will not join at the end of the round. You should use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round.
Row 1: Sc 2 times in 2nd ch from hook. Turn. (2)
Row 2:Ch1. Place 2sc in both st. Turn.(4)
Row 3: Ch1, 2sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 st, 2sc in last st. Turn. (6)
Row 4-6: Ch1, sc in each st. Turn.(6)
Row 7: Ch 1,sc2tog, sc in next 2 st, sc2tog. Turn. (4)
Row 8: Ch1, sc2tog twice. (2)
Sc evenly around the piece. Fasten off leaving a long tail to attach to head.
With CC1 ch2.
Rnd.1: Sc 6 times in 2ch from hook. Place a stitch marker in the 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Rnd 3: *2sc in next sc, sc in next sc.* Repeat * to * around. (18)
Rnd 4: *2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc.* Repeat * to * around. (24)
Rnd 5: *2sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. * Repeat *to * around. (30)
Rnd 6: *2sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc.* Repeat from *to *. (36)
Change to MC
Rnd 7: *puff st, sc in next.* Repeat * to * around.
Rnd 8: * sc2tog, sc in next 4 st.* Repeat *to * around.
Rnd 9: *puff st, sc in next.* Repeat *to *around.
Rnd 10: *sc2tog, sc in next 3.* Repeat *to *around.
Rnd 11:Repeat rnd 7.
Rnd12: *sc2tog, sc in next 2.* Repeat *to *around.
Now, add the safety eyes to the gray area. Then, using either CC2 or black yarn, use the straight stitch to add the nose and the mouth. You can use my lamb’s face as a guide, or you can make your own. Sew the ears to each side of the head ( approximately 2 inches apart) making sure to fold them slightly to give them more of the sheep shape, and make sure you’ve attached them well and that you weave the ends in well. Add poly fill.
Rnd13: Repeat row 7.
Rnd 14: *sc2tog, sc in next.* Repeat *to *around. Add more polyfill if needed.
Rnd15: Repeat row 7. Add more polyfill if needed.
Take Tapestry needle and sew last few stitches together. Fasten off leaving an extra long tail.
Using CC1 Ch2.
Rnd 1:Sc 4 times in in 2nd stitch from hook. Mark 1st stitch with marker.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch around. (8)
Rnd 3-14: sc in each stitch around. Fasten off leaving an extra long tail.
Note:Round the corners of your fabric square before beginning.
Using CC2, and a sharp tapestry needle, blanket stitch or straight stitch around the square, making each stitch a centimeter long, and making sure to have an odd number of stitches on each side and 1 stitch in each of the 4 corners. Each of my sides had 27 stitches, not counting the corners. Fasten off.
Rnd 1: With same color, attach yarn in one of the corner stitches. Ch 3,make 7dc in same space.* Skip 1 st. Sc in next, skip 1, Sh in next.* Repeat *to * until you reach next corner stitch. Place a C-Sh in corner stitch. Repeat * to * until you reach the next corner st. Place C-sh in corner stitch. Repeat *to * until you reach the next corner. C-Sh in corner st. Repeat * to *. Slst in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends for each piece. Sew head to the center of your fabric square. Sew each arm to square, placing very close to head.
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