Free pattern Friday!?

So if you’re like me, you tend to have lots of little balls of yarn kicking around. I was trying to come up with something to do with them and ended up with this little dude. So in the spirit of trying to kill all those pesky little yarn balls, here is a free pattern to try to use them up!

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Pocket Sheep

Make your own little flock of colorful sheep! These little guys work up quickly and do not use much yarn. They’re great for stash busters!

Terms used:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
dec – decrease
F/O – fasten off

Supplies:

* two colors of yarn, “A” and “B”
* G hook, F hook
* safety eyes or embroidery floss
* yarn needle

Head: G – hook

begin with “A” yarn, ch 2

1. 6 sc in second ch from hook – 6
2. 2 sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, 2sc ) 6 times – 18
4. ( sc 2, 2sc ) 6 times – 24

5. ( sc 3, 2sc ) 4 times – 28

6 – 8. Sc around – 28 each row

9. ( dec 2, 10 sc ) 2 times – 24

10. sc around – 24

11. ( dec 1, sc 10 ) 2 times – 22

12. sc around – 22

13. ( 2 sc, sc 10 ) 2 times – 24

14. sc around – 24

– place and attach eyes, if you’re going to embroider them, you can wait until the head is finished

15. ( sc 2, dec 1 ) 6 times – 18

– begin stuffing

16. Switch to “B”, ( sc, dec 1 ) 6 times – 12

17. dec 8, F/O weave in ends.

Body: G – hook

Using “B”, ch 2

1. 6 sc in second ch from hook – 6
2. 2 sc in each st around – 12
3. ( sc, 2sc ) 6 times – 18
4. ( sc 2, 2sc ) 6 times – 24
5. ( sc 3, 2sc ) 6 times – 30

6 – 13. Sc around – 30 in each row

14. ( sc 3, dec 1 ) 6 times – 24

15. ( sc 2, dec 1 ) 6 times – 18

F/O leave lone tail for sewing

Feet: G hook, make 4

Using “A”, ch 2

1. 6 sc in second ch from hook – 6

2. 2 sc around – 12

3 – 5. Sc around – 12 in each row

6. dec 2, sc 8 – 10

7. dec 1, sc 7 – 9

8. Sc around – 9

F/O leave long tail for sewing

Ears: F hook, make 2

Starting with “A”, ch 2

1. Sc 4 in second ch from hook – 4

2. 2sc in each st around – 8

3 – 4. Sc around – 8

5. ( sc, dec ) 2 times – 6

6. Switch to “B”, sc around – 6

F/O, sew ears shut flat ( I like to whip stitch them shut) do not stuff, leave long tail for sewing.

assembly:

* Firmly stuff body, sew head onto front of body, about the halfway point of back of head
* Line up the “B” color of head and ears, sew ears on
* Firmly stuff legs, sew onto body
* Weave in all ends

Love your new little friend!

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