The loop stitch sheep

The loop stitch sheep

Hi friends!

Are you looking for a fun and challenging little crochet project? This loop stitch sheep has a truly unique design and once you’ll get the hang of how to do the loop stitches, it is pretty easy to make! I made an easy tutorial so if you don’t know how to make the loop stitches be sure to check that out! It was very educational and also a little challenging to make this pattern, but I am happy with the result and it was definitely worth the effort! As always, leave a comment below it you have questions or if something is unclear.

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Skill level: Intimidate. Takes about 2-3 hours to finish.

Materials

  • Head, Feed Hands:                                            
  • Safety eyes
  • Drops Paris 100% Cotton, 1 skein                       
  • Colour white or alternative light beige
  • 50 g / 1.8 oz ,
  • 75 m/ 82 yds
  • Crochet hook 4,5 mm
  • Filling material

Top of the head and body:                            

  • Drops Paros 100% Cotton. 1,5 skeins                              
  • Colour Pink or alternative white
  • 50 g / 1.8 oz
  • 75 m/ 82 yds
  • Left over yarn in black
  • Note! To make the sheep smaller/bigger just grab a smaller crochet hook and yarn to match and then you’re good to go! I recommend Drops Muskat and a 3,5 mm hook.

Stitches used:

  • Single crochet – sc
  • Chain – ch
  • Slip stitch – sl st
  • Stitch – st
  • Loop Stitch –  lp st
  • Loop Stitch Increase – lp st inc
  • Loop Stitch Decrease – lp st dec
  • Round  – Rnd
  • Repeat from beginning to the end of row/round *-*

Notes: The pattern is worked in continuous rounds. I advise you to place a stitch marker to keep track of where you are. Place a stitch marker in the first single crochet and move it up as you finish the rounds. Do not join until instructed.


Crochet pattern for the loop stitch sheep

 

Head. Colour, white or beige. 

Rnd 1) Work 6 sc in a magic ring. 

Rnd 2) Work 2 sc in each stitch. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next. * Repeat from *-*( 18 sc)

Rnd 4) * 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next. * (24 sc)

Rnd 5) * 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next. *(30 sc)

Rnd 6) I sc in each stitch for 1 round. (30 sc)

Rnd 7)* 1 sc in next 3 sc, decrease in next.* (24 sc)

Rnd 8-9) 1 sc in each stitch around for 2 rounds. (24 sc)

Rnd 10) 1 sc in next 2 sc, decrease in next. (18 sc)

Rnd 11-13) 1 sc in each stitch around for 3 rounds. (18 sc)

Now we will be stop working in round and begin to work in rows. This is where the eyes will be attached. Don´t cut the yarn, instead:

Row 14) Sl in the first stitch, chain 1, sc in same stitch and in the next 5, chain 1 turn. (6 sc)

Row 15-16) Sc in the next 6 sc, chain 1 turn. Repeat two times.(6 sc)

Break tread. Sew on mouth and fasten safety eyes.

 

Now we will be working in continuous rounds again. Attach the yarn that you want for the main colour, the same colour as the body. If you followed the pattern, you should have a total of 24 stitches.

 

Slip stitch in the first stitch of the chain in round 14.

Now we will be making the loop stitches.

Rnd 17) I loop stitch in the next stitch and in every stitch around. Work the last lp st in the same stitch as the slip stitch at the beginning of this round( 24 lp st) 

Rnd 18) *1 lp st in first 3 stitches, increase in next*. (30 lp st)

Rnd 19) Loop stitch all around. (30 lp st)

Rnd 20)* 1 lp st in the first 3 stitches,  lp st dec in next* (24 lp st)

Rnd 21) *1 lp st in first 2 stitches, lp st dec. in next* ( 18 lp st)

Rnd 22) *1 lp st in 1 stitch, 1 lp st dec in next* (12 lp st)

Start stuff the head with some filling material.

Rnd 23) lp st dec in each stitch around, repeat 6 times. (6 lp st)

Slip stitch in the first stitch. Cut the yarn, leave a long strand and sew the hole together

 

 

 

Ears, make two. Colour white or beige. 

Rnd 1) Make 6 sc in a magic ring (6 sc)

Rnd 2) 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc)

Rnd 3) *1 sc in first stitch, 2 in next*. (18 sc)

Rnd 4-5) 1 sc in each stitch around for two rounds. (18 sc)

Rnd 6) *1 sc in first stitch, dec in next* (12 sc)

Rnd 7-8) 1 sc in each stitch around for two rounds. (12 sc)

Rnd 9) *1 sc dec in each stitch around*, repeat 6 times. (6 sc)

Cut the yarn, leave a long strand. Slip stitch in the first stitch. Fold the ear in half and sew it together with a few stitches, so that the ear folds.

Ready for more loops? The body is all made with loop stitches (except for the first round).

Body. Colour pink or white. 

Rnd 1 ) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2) 2 lp st in each stitch. (12 lp st)

Rnd 3 )* 1 lp in first stitch, 2 in next. (18 lp st)

Rnd 4) 1 lp st in each stitch around. (18 lp st)

Rnd 5) 1 lp st in first 2 stitches, 2 in next. (24 lp st)

Rnd 6)1 lp st in each stitch around. (24 lp st)

Rnd 7)* 1 lp in first 3 stitches, 2 in next.* (30 lp st)

Rnd 8- 15) 1 lp stitch in each stitch for 8 rounds (30 lp st)

Rnd 16)* 1 lp st in the first 3 stitches, dec in next* (24 lp st)

Rnd 17) 1 lp st in each stitch around. (24 lp st)

Rnd 18) *1 lp st in first 2, dec in next* (18 lp st)

Rnd 19 -22)1 lp st in each stitch around for 2 rounds. (18 lp st)

Start filling the body with some filling material.

Rnd 21) *1 lp st in 1 stitch, dec in next* (12 lp st)

Rnd 22) lp st in each stitch around.(12 lp st)

Rnd 23) 1 lp st dec in each stitch around. (6 lp st)

Cut the yarn, but leave a long strand. You will use this to sew on the head. Make a slip stitch in the first stitch.

Stiff firmly so that the sheep get`s a stable neck =)

 

Feet, make two. Colour white or beige. 

This part is worked in continuous rounds. I advise you to place marker at the beginning of each round and move the marker up as each round is completed. Do not join until instructed.

Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2 Increase in every stitch. (12 sc)

Rnd 3) *1 sc in first stitch, 2 in next.* (18 sc)

Rnd 4) 1 sc in each stitch around for 2 rounds. (18 sc)

Rnd 5) * 1 sc in first stitch, dec in next.* (12 sc)

Rnd 6) 1 dec in each stitch around. (6 sc)

Rnd 7- 21) 1 sc in each stitch around for 14 rounds.  (6 sc)

End the round with a slip stitch in the first stitch. Cut the yarn. Leave a long strand of yarn and sew the feet on the body.

Hands, make two Colour white or beige

Repeat the same pattern as for the feet, but stop at round 17. Do a total of 4 rounds less.

When you have crocheted all the parts, simply sew them to the body.

 


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2 Comments

  • Lena
    August 3, 2017 10:35 pm

    Søteste sauen!😊 Den ska jeg prøve meg på en dag i høstmørkret👍😊

    • yarnhild
      August 4, 2017 6:54 am

      Takk snille Lena! Oppskriften kommer også på norsk snart=)

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