Smaller version of the sheep pattern

When I first published my sheep pattern, it quickly became (and still is) the most popular one. It's one of my all time favorites as well – I love the textured and fluffy fabric the bobble stitches create. But it does take a long time to make. So, when you guys suggested I make a smaller version, I immediately thought it was a great idea and now I finally found the time to actually finish writing the pattern.

Crochet pattern: Small amigurumi sheep // Kristi Tullus (spire.ee)

I wanted to make it quite small, but the head and body pattern sort of dictate the smallest possible size – if there are not enough bobbles, it starts to look a bit weird and lumpy instead of nice and fluffy. So, after a few tries I ended up with a 20cm (8”) tall sheep – not tiny, but takes less than half the time to make than the larger version.

Small amigurumi sheep pattern

For pattern info, full materials list and a little preview, take a look at the first three pages. And if you now feel like crocheting one, get yourself a copy of the pattern here.

But if crocheting is not your cup of tea, I would be happy to make you one myself, take a look here.

crocheted sheep pattern

Small amigurumi sheep crochet pattern

amigurumi animal patterns

Happy crocheting!

Kristi Tullus

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11 comments

Comment from: Carol [Visitor]  
Carol

Would LOVE a tutorial on the bobble stitch for the sheep! Don’t know why I struggle so!? Is the sc in the SAME stitch as the 5 dc? Then 1 SC in the next st? Thanks for any light you can shed…..Carol

05/31/16 @ 05:17
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Carol,

Yes, the first sc goes in the same stitch as the bo and the second sc in the next stitch. I have a little video of the second round: https://youtu.be/1QF7X2RYW3I

Kristi

05/31/16 @ 07:10
Comment from: Katarzyna [Visitor]  
Katarzyna

I am currently trying to make this sheep. And the head shape is coming tottaly wrong. Is oval not a circle. Any suggestions?

06/29/16 @ 01:58
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Katarzyna,

I’m not sure what may have gone wrong. I have little videos of the second and third round - https://youtu.be/1QF7X2RYW3I and https://youtu.be/nwrR60q63FE. I hope this will help you figure this out, but if you are still having trouble, send me some close up photos and I will try to help you figure this out.

Kristi

06/29/16 @ 13:00
Comment from: Sophie [Visitor]  
Sophie

Hi Kristi,
I have just bought the gorgeous sheep pattern :)
Ive just started on the head and it’s my first time doing bobble stitch! I seem to have got it thanks to your video tutorial :) I’m finding using chain stitch and slip stitch at the beginning and end of the rounds a bit confusing though and I seem to be adding or losing stitches. I’m hoping you can help… After the final bobble stitch in a round do I do a single crochet? And is this then followed by a slip stitch into the first stitch of the next round? and then is the stitch count correct at this time even though I have stitches into the next round?
Many thanks,
Sophie

09/23/16 @ 21:50
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Sophie,

Yes, on the first few rounds you end with a bo and sc in the same stitch (later, when we are no longer increasing, rounds can end with bo or sc, see pattern). Then slip stitch in the first sc (or bo if your round starts with a bo, see pattern) of the same round you are just finishing. Then chain one and start the next round, crocheting the first sc or bo in the first stitch, the same one you slip stitched into earlier. Do not count the sl st and ch as stitches. And make sure you always skip the sl st and ch and don’t crochet any extra stitches into them.

Here are little videos of the second and third round:

Round 2: https://youtu.be/1QF7X2RYW3I
Round 3: https://youtu.be/nwrR60q63FE

I hope this helps.

Kristi

09/23/16 @ 22:18
Comment from: Sophie [Visitor]  
Sophie

Thanks Kristi, that’s a great help, I think I have the hang of it now :)
Apologies for the late reply!

09/29/16 @ 14:03
Comment from: Renata [Visitor]  
Renata

Hello Kristi,
I’m trying to purchase the small sheep pattern, but for some reason the link doesn’t open. :(

Have you posted it anywhere else?

Thanks!

10/03/16 @ 23:07
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Renata,

I see you already found it on Ravelry :)

Anyway, this pattern is also available on:
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/280263408
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/small-sheep
LoveCrochet: http://www.lovecrochet.com/small-sheep-crochet-pattern-by-kristi-tullus

10/04/16 @ 10:27
Comment from: Stéphanie [Visitor]  
Stéphanie

Hi !
I just bought the sheep pattern and I also watched your 2 tutorials video (It help a lot !). I was wondering if I have to do the first single crochet in the same stitch where I made the slip stitch at the end of the last row ?
I do not know if my question is clear, English is not my first language.
Thank you :)

10/11/16 @ 17:39
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Stéphanie,

Yes, the first sc or bo goes in the first sc or bo on the previous round, the same one you made the slip stitch into earlier.

Kristi

10/11/16 @ 18:26
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