Amigurumi Crochet Sheep

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“Lucy” Crochet Sheep Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2019.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

intermediate crochet pattern

Gather Your Supplies

For this cute little crochet sheep amigurumi pattern we’ll use Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn. It’s a chunky weight wool-blend yarn that helps the project work up fast while giving it a natural sheep look and feel.

To make one crochet sheep, you will need three skeins of any main color you choose (I used “Fisherman”) and one skein of a contrast color (I used “Grey Marble”).

If you choose to substitute yarn, I recommend using a chunky weight yarn.

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 skeins (16 oz total used, 285 yds), Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick – Main color (Fisherman shown)
  • 1 skein (2.3 oz total used, 50 yds), Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick – Contrast color (Grey Marble Shown)
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • 10 mm Shank Back eyes (2)
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • 1.5″ buttons (2)
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors


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Gauge & Sizing

Use the instructions to crochet the tail to check your gauge (minute mark 14:15, video two). It should measure approximately 2.25″ wide (when laying flat) and 1.5″ long.

Your finished crochet sheep will measure approximately 13.5″ tall when seated; 20″ long when laying flat.

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Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Inv – Invisible
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Together **see special stitches
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)

For a list of all crochet abbreviations, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

Your crochet sheep will be worked in six different segments: head, ears, arms, legs, tail and body. Each segment will be sewn together during the assembly.

The body segments are worked in spiral rounds beginning with a magic ring. If you prefer not to use the magic ring, you can use this alternate method. You will use a variety of increasing and non-increasing rounds to achieve the desired shape.

Some decreases (sc2tog) are worked using the invisible method to reduce the size of the holes you will see. Please see special stitches for instructions on how to crochet the invisible decrease (sc2tog).

Special Stitches (Sc2tog): Some sections of this pattern recommend you use the invisible decrease (inv sc2tog). When directed to make an inv sc2tog – insert hook into designated stitch through the front loop only, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch through the front loop only, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

When directed to make a sc2tog – insert hook into designated stitch through both loops of the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch through both loops of the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Color Key

  • Color A (Main Color) – Fisherman
  • Color B (Contrast Color – Grey Marble

How to crochet “Lucy” the Crochet Sheep – Video 1 (Head & Ears)

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Crochet “Lucy” the Crochet Sheep Video One – Left-Handed Tutorial with Brittany

How to crochet “Lucy” the Crochet Sheep – Video 2 (Legs, Arms, Tail)

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Crochet “Lucy” the Crochet Sheep Video Two – Left-Handed Tutorial with Brittany

How to crochet “Lucy” the Crochet Sheep – Video 3 (Body, Assembly)

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.

How to Crochet “Lucy” the Crochet Sheep Video Three – Left-Handed Tutorial with Brittany

Amigurumi Crochet Sheep | Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

“Lucy” Crochet Sheep Amigurumi Pattern

Amigurumi Crochet Sheep | Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

Head

(Minute Mark – 0:50, video one)

Round 1: With B, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in a spiral. Mark first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 4: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. *2 sc in next stitch. 1 sc in the next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 6: Make 1 sc in the first 3 sts. *2 sc in next stitch. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. Break color B and join color A at last sc. Continue working in spiral (30 sts)

Round 7: Make 1 sc in the first 4 sts. *2 sc in next stitch. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Rounds 8-9: Make 1 sc in each st. (36 sts)

Round 10: Make 1 sc in the first 5 sts. *2 sc in next stitch. 1 sc in the next 5 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (42 sts)

Rounds 11-17: Make 1 sc in each st. (42 sts)

Thread approximately 24″ of color A on your darning needle. Stitch the nose in place by whip stitching a triangle over the first and second rounds and then fill it in with several whip stitches. (Minute Mark – 10:35, video one)

Attach the eyes, one at each corner of the nose, 6 rows up from the nose, about 6 sts apart. (Minute Mark – 10:56, video one)

Round 18: Make 1 sc in the first 5 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 5 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Round 19: Make 1 sc in the first 4 sts. *Inv sc2tog. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 20: Make 1 sc in the first 3 sts. *Inv sc2tog. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 21: Make 1 sc in each st. (24 sts)

Round 22: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. *Inv sc2tog. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 23: Make 1 sc in the first st. * Inv sc2tog. Sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Add stuffing to the head before proceeding.

Round 24: *Inv sc2tog. Rep from * around. (6 sts) Remove stitch marker and slst into that st to correct the jog.

Fasten off leaving a tail that is approximately 4-5″ long. Create a drawstring closure by weaving the tail in and out of every stitch. Pull the draw string closed and weave in the ends. (Minute mark 18:56, video one)

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Ears (Make Two)

(Minute Mark – 19:46, video one)

Round 1: With A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in a spiral. Mark first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Rounds 3-6: Make 1 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Remove stitch marker and slst into that st to correct jog. Fasten off leaving a tail that is approximately 8″ long.

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Legs (Make Two)

(Minute Mark – 0:48, video two)

Round 1: With B, Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral. Mark first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 4: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in the first 3 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. Break color B and join color A at last sc. Continue working in spiral. (30 sts)

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

Round 11: Make 1 sc in the first 3 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 12: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 Sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Rounds 13-30: Make 1 sc in each st. (18 sts)

Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail. Stuff the legs.

Arms (Make 2)

(Minute Mark – 8:49, video two)

Round 1: Make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral. Mark first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. Break color B and join color A at last sc. Continue working in spiral. (18 sts)

Rounds 4-8: Make 1 sc in each st. (18 stitches)

Round 9: Make 1 sc in the first st. *Sc2tog. 1 Sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Rounds 10-23: Make 1 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Fasten off leaving a tail that is approximately 8-10″ in length. Stuff the arms.

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Tail

(Minute Mark – 14:15, video two)

Round 1: With A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in a spiral. Mark first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in each stitch. (12 sts)

Rep round 2 until your tail measures approximately 1.5″ long. Remove stitch marker and slst into that stitch to correct jog.

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Body

(Minute Mark – 00:49, video three)

Round 1: With A, make a magic ring with 6 sc. Do not join, continue to work in spiral. Mark first stitch of each round with a stitch marker.

Round 2: Make 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: Make 1 sc in first st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Round 4: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Round 5: Make 1 sc in the first 3 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 6: Make 1 sc in the first 4 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Round 7: Make 1 sc in the first 5 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in next 5 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (42 sts)

Rounds 8-19: Make 1 sc in each stitch. (42 sts)

Round 20: Make 1 sc in the first 5 sts. *Sc2tog. 1 Sc into the next 5 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (36 sts)

Round 21: Make 1 sc in each st. (36 sts)

Round 22: Make 1 sc in the first 4 sts. * Sc2tog. 1 sc in next 4 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Round 23: Make 1 sc in each st. (30 sts)

Round 24: Make 1 sc in the first 3 sts. *Inv sc2tog. 1 sc in next 3 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Rounds 25-26: Make 1 sc in each st. (24 sts)

Round 27: Make 1 sc in the first 2 sts. *Inv sc2tog. 1 sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Rounds 28-29: Make 1 sc in each st. Remove stitch marker and slst into that stitch to correct jog. (18 sts)

Fasten off leaving a tail that is approximately 15″ in length. Add the crafting beads to the bottom of the body and fill with stuffing.

Assembly

(Minute Mark – 9:04, video three)

Step 1: Sew the arms to the body opening on opposite ends using the arm tails and whip stitches. (Minute mark 09:05, video three)

Step 2: Sew up each end of the legs using the leg tails and whip stitches. (Minute mark 10:40, video three)

Step 3: Using a 16″ cut of color A yarn, attach the button to the top center of the leg. Leave the long tail to attach to the body. (Minute mark 11:10, video three)

Step 4: Using the long tail from where you sewed your button in place and your darning needle, situate your needle directly down from the center of the arm, 6 rows from the bottom. Run the needle through the body to the other side, poking it through it roughly in the same place (directly below arm, 6 rows up). Grab the second leg and run that tail through the leg (under the button). Run it back through the other side. Repeat once more to secure the legs in place and weave in your ends. (Minute mark 11:50, video three)

Step 5: Flatten the ear and curl it slightly. Using the ear tail, sew it to the head 5 rows up from the eye and out 3 stitches. Repeat for the other ear. (Minute mark 14:39, video three)

Step 6: Sew the head in place using the body tail and whip stitches. (Minute mark 15:39, video 3)

Step 7: Sew the tail in place using whip stitches. (Minute mark 16:15, video three)

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