“Lucy” the Crochet Sheep

A cute and cuddly crochet sheep

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 20″ long; 13.5″ tall when seated

Lucy the crochet sheep is perfect for baby shower gifts or a fun Easter project. Thicker yarn makes this crochet sheep quick to crochet so no need to worry if you’re short on time.

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a project that’s cute and fun to crochet, you’re in the right place! Lucy the crochet sheep is a great amigurumi project for Easter, baby showers or just because.

With this pattern you’ll practice basic amigurumi skills and shapes with each element as well as the assembly and finishing touches that bring amigurumi projects to life.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need to get started as well a video tutorial and written instructions to complete Lucy the crochet lamb from start to finish.

You will find the full pattern for free here on this page.

However, B.Hooked Insiders have access to B.Hooked patterns ad-free with the option to download/print, including weekly office hours for pattern support.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 285 yds; Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Colorway pictured: Fisherman) Color A
  • Approx 50 yds; Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Colorway pictured: Grey Marble) Color B
  • 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • 10 mm Shank Back eyes (2)
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • 1.5″ buttons (2)
  • 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 effect 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

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please understand I have experience with these products and recommend them because they’re optimal for this pattern, not because of the small commissions made if you buy them online. Thank you for your support!


Not an Amazon Prime member? Get a free 30 day trial on us so you can unlock unlimited free two-day shipping and instant access to thousands of movies, TV shows and books.

pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • FLO Front Loop Only
  • Inv Invisible
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sc2tog Single Crochet Two Together **
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)

**Invisible Single Crochet Two Together (Inv Sc2tog): Insert hook into FLO of first designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. Insert your hook into FLO of the next designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all three loops.

Finished Size

20″ tall standing
13.5″ tall seated

Gauge

Finished tail, laying flat = 2.25″ wide

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.

Additional Notes: The pattern recommends using the magic ring to begin each segment. If you are unfamiliar with this technique, check out our magic ring tutorial here.

the pattern

Written Instructions


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: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 1 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 4: 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: 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: 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 in last sc. Continue working in spiral (30 sts)

Round 7: 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: 1 sc in each st. (36 sts)

Round 10: 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: 1 sc in each st. (42 sts)

Nose & Eyes

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

Round 19: 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: 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: 1 sc in each st. (24 sts)

Round 22: 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: 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)

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: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Rounds 3-6: 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.

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: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 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: 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: 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: 1 sc in each st. (30 sts)

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

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

Round 3: 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: 1 sc in each st. (18 stitches)

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

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

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

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: 2 sc in each stitch. (12 sts)

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

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: 2 sc in each st. (12 sts)

Round 3: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 1 sc in each stitch. (42 sts)

Round 20: 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: 1 sc in each st. (36 sts)

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

Round 23: 1 sc in each st. (30 sts)

Round 24: 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: 1 sc in each st. (24 sts)

Round 27: 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: 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)

see how it’s done

Lucy the Crochet Sheep Tutorial One


Watch on YouTube

see how it’s done

Lucy the Crochet Sheep Tutorial Two


Watch on YouTube

see how it’s done

Lucy the Crochet Sheep Tutorial Three


Watch on YouTube

#bhooked

We want to see your WIP’s and finished projects on Instagram and Twitter!

Related Posts

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This