Knitted Sheep pattern - Knit your own sheep, knit a flock of sheep, and count sheep along with Lucy - but beware - you might get overrun with sheep and need the help of Downboy the sheepdog...

Knitted Sheep pattern

 

 

You will need:
1 ball Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake chunky
Small amount  of black double knitting yarn
Small amount of toy stuffing
Oddment of white wool for features
A pair of 6mm knitting needles
A pair of 4mm knitting needles
Darning needle

 

Abbreviations:

K - knit
P-  purl
g-st - garter stitch = knit on every row
st st  - stocking stitch = knit on right side, purl on wrong side
DK - double knitting yarn

 

Body

Using cream coloured Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake chunky and 6mm needles,
Cast on 20 stitches
Garter stitch 12 rows
Then cut yarn, leaving a long end, thread this through stitches using a darning needle, pull tight and fasten off.

 

Head 

Using black DK and 4mm needles, 
Cast on 14 stitches
Stocking stitch 8 rows
Then cut yarn, leaving a long end, thread through stitches using a darning needle, pull tight and fasten off.

 

Legs: make 4

Using black DK and 4mm needles
Cast on 6 stitches
Stocking stitch 6 rows
Then cut yarn leaving a long end, thread through the stitches using a darning needle, pull tight and fasten off.

 

Ears: make 2

Using black DK and 4mm needles
Cast on 6 stitches, then cast off

 

Tail:

Using Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake chunky and 6mm needles
Cast on 5 stitches, then cast off.

To make up:

Body: over sew row ends, turn to right side and fill with toy stuffing. Stitch up cast on edge, by gathering up the cast on edge, pull tight and fasten of.

Head: over sew row ends, turn right side out and fill with toy stuffing. Stitch up cast on edge, by gathering up cast on edge, pull tight and fasten off.

Legs: over sew row ends, this is best done right side out, as they're very fiddly to turn out. Stuff with toy stuffing.

Stitch head to body, stitch legs in place. Stitch on tail. Stitch ears onto head and embroider features onto face with white yarn, and black DK.


©Anne M Stephenson 2014

But I'm Not Sleepy - the book that inspired the sheep:

 

Lucy isn't sleepy. She's feeling bouncy and full of energy.

She listens to Granny's bedtime stories, then jumps about pretending to be the characters.

Granny suggests counting sheep, but when the sheep start running around Lucy's bedroom, even Downboy the sheepdog can't round them up.

Finally Lucy gets tired, and finds her own solution to the sheep problem.

#LostinaBook 

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