“Lyle” the Crochet Lamb

The cutest little crochet lamb around.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 6″ tall, 4 ” wide, 7.5″ long

Expand your amigurumi skills and make a darling crochet lamb in the process. Lyle has a unique texture from non-traditional amigurumi stitches.

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for an amigurumi project that uses slightly different stitches than usual, you’re in the right place. This cutie works up in a long afternoon of relaxing crochet and is perfect to gift to your little one.

With this project you’ll get to practice basic amigurumi skills as you crochet the head, ears and legs but you’ll also get to see how you can incorporate popcorn stitches into amigurumi projects for even more texture.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started and, of course, written instructions to walk you through crocheting Lyle the crochet lamb step-by-step.

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getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 285 yds; Patons Classic Wool Worsted
  • Color A – Aran; 175 yds
  • Color B – Grey Mis; 110 yds
  • 4 mm Crochet Hook
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • 9 mm Safety Eyes
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t affect the sizing and keep in mind the recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources:

Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight

3 Things you Must Do to Substitute Yarn on B.Hooked TV

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

**Popcorn Stitch (pc): 5 dc in designated st. Pull up on working loop and remove hk. Insert hk in first dc (from front to back) and place working loop on hk. Tighten loop and pull it through the first st. Ch 1.

Finished Size

6″ tall, 4 ” wide, 7.5″ long

Gauge

First 5 rds of head diameter = 1″

For this pattern we recommend using the magic ring to begin several of the components. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, check out our guide here.

The popcorn stitches in the body will have a slight gap between them. This is normal. The gaps are small enough that the stuffing won’t come out.

For the head, ears and legs you will not join at the end of the round. Instead place a marker on the first stitch and continue working in a spiral.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Head

Round 1: With color B, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join. (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc last st. (18 sts)

Round 4: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc last 2 sts. (24 sts)

Round 5: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 3 sts. 1 sc last 3 sts. (30 sts)

Rounds 6-10: 1 sc in every st. (30 sts)

Round 11: 1 sc in first 4 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (24 sts)

Round 12: 1 sc every st. (24 sts)

Round 13: 1 sc in first 3 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog (18 sts)

Round 14: 1 sc every stitch. (18 sts)

Round 15: 1 sc in first two sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (12 sts)

Rounds 16-19: 1 sc every st. (12 sts)

Place eyes between rounds 17 and 18, three stitches apart. Stuff the head before moving to the next round.

Round 20: 1 sc first st. *Sc2tog. 1 sc next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (6 sts)

Round 21: *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. Fasten off and use tail and yarn needle to close hole.

Ears (Make 2)

Round 1: With color B, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join. (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc last st. (18 sts)

Round 4: 1 sc every st. (18 sts)

Round 5: 1 sc first st. *Sc2tog. 1 sc next stitch. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sc2tog. (12 sts)

Round 6: 1 sc every st. (12 sts)

Round 7: *Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (6 sts)

Rounds 8-9: 1 sc every st. Fasten off leaving a 6″ tail. Use tail and yarn needle to sew them to the head.

Legs (Make 4)

Round 1: With color B, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join. (6 sts)

Round 2: 2 sc in every st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 2 sc in first st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc last st. (18 sts)

Rounds 4-12: 1 sc every st. Fasten off leaving a 6″ tail. (18 sts)

Body

Round 1: With color A, Ch 2. 6 sc in 1st ch. Join with a slst to first st. (6 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3. 1 pc each st. Join with a slst to ch 3 of first petal. (6 pc)

Round 3: Ch 3. 1 pc in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. 2 pc in each ch-1 sp to end of round. 1 pc in same ch-1 space as first pc of round. Join with a slst to ch 3 of first petal. (12 pc)

Round 4: Ch 3. 1 pc in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. 1 pc in next ch-1 sp. *2 pc in next ch-1 sp. 1 pc in next 2 ch-1 sps. Rep from * to end of round. 1 pc in same ch-1 space as first pc of round. Join with a slst to ch 3 of first petal. (18 pc)

Round 5: Ch 3. 1 pc in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. 1 pc in next 2 ch-1 sps. *2 pc in next ch-1 sp. 1 pc in next 3 ch-1 sps. Rep from * to end of round. 1 pc in same ch-1 space as first pc of round. Join with a slst to ch 3 of first petal. (24 pc)

Rounds 6-14: Ch 3. 1 pc in same ch-1 sp as ch 3. *1 pc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to end of round. Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail.

Finishing

Step 1: Stuff the body and each of the legs.

Step 2: Use the body tail and yarn needle to weave in and out of the last round popcorn stitches. Pull the tail to draw it closed until the opening measures about 1″ in diameter.

Step 3: Sew the head directly to the body. You will need to secure it at the top and down towards the mouth.

Step 4: Sew each leg to the body.

Step 5: Make 6 cuts of color A yarn to 1″ pieces. Use hk to feed them through the top of the head and tie them in knots to create the “hair”.


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