Crochet the Cutest Festive Sheep Ornament

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To kick off I Love Yarn Day week we’re sharing this adorable pattern from Jennifer Dickerson of Fiber Flux.

Festive Sheep Ornament

The Festive Sheep is the perfect addition to any yarn lover’s holiday décor. A big, cozy sheep is adorned with a fun scarf to celebrate the winter season. This ornament could be hung on a tree, but also would be a perfect gift topper for any yarn lovers you may know. Easily made with small amounts of yarn, it makes a great stash buster too!

Festive Sheep Ornament

Sizing:

Sheep measures about 4 inches across.

Abbreviations:

sl st: slip stitch

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

tr: treble crochet

st: stitch

 

Materials:

  • Solid colored yarn of your choice (The sheep pictured are crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver in Black, White, Cherry Red, and Spring Green)
  • H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle
  • Optional: Hot Glue or Fabric Glue (To attach all of the components together, you can either stitch them with a matching piece of leftover yarn and a tapestry needle or glue them together).

 

Instructions:

 

Note: Components are crocheted first then assembled. Photos will walk you through the assembly process below.

Sheep Components

Body:

Ch 6 and join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Work 12 dc into center of ring.

Round 2: Ch 2. Work 1 dc in first stitch. Work 2 dc in next stitch and in each stitch around entire circle. Join with sl st to close round.

Round 3: Ch 2. Work 1 dc in first stitch. Work 2 dc in next stitch and in each stitch around entire circle. Join with sl st to close round, then chain 12. Join with a sl st in same st to create a hanging loop. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

Scarf Circle:

Ch 6 and join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Work 12 dc into center of ring.

Round 2: Ch 2. Work 1 dc in first stitch. Work 2 dc in next stitch and in each stitch around entire circle. Join with sl st to close round. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 

Scarf Tails (Make Two):

Note: Scarf on each sheep are solid, but you could also make yours striped, etc)

Ch 10.

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, work a sc. Work a sc in each ch across row to the end.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc in each stitch across entire row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Fringe (optional): Because the scarf is so tiny, all I did was tie on several strands of yarn to each end, securing with a knot. Then, trim straight across to make fringe even.

 

Head:

Ch 6 and join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Work 12 dc into center of ring.

Round 2: Ch 1 and work 1 sc in first st. Work 2 sc in each st around entire circle. Fasten off.

To make top of sheep’s head, tie on a new color (shown in white in pictures). Ch 1 and work a sc in first st. In the next three sts, work 2 sc in each. Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc in each stitch across. In the last st, also work a sl st to finish off row. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Face:

For the eyes you can make them with a French Knot as shown. Other cute options include: buttons, safety, eyes, beads, a small piece of felt, or even googly eyes. The nose/mouth was embroidered using backstitch and ends tied to the back. No need to weave ends, just snip them short because they’ll be hidden after assembly.

 

Ears (Make Two):

Ch 8

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook work a sl st. In the next ch, work a sc, next ch work a dc, next ch work a tr, next ch work a dc, next chain work a sc, and in the last ch work a sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Feet (Make Two or Four):

Note: feet can be placed how you’d like and are worked right onto the largest circle (not as a separate component). Each foot is worked over three stitches.

Tie on yarn where you’d like for the foot to be. Ch 1 and work a sc in first, second, and third st. Ch 1 and turn. Work a sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Assembly:

I found it helpful to lay everything out then attach all of the parts. You can either sew everything together with a piece of matching yarn and a tapestry needle, or glue the parts with fabric glue or hot glue.

 

Place largest circle on the bottom.


Place scarf tails as shown or make them go off to the side.

Festive Sheep Ornament

Place scarf circle next.

Festive Sheep Ornament

Place ears as shown.

Festive Sheep Ornament

Place head on top.

Festive Sheep Ornament

Attach everything together, if you are gluing, be sure to wait until glue is completely dry before hanging.

Be sure you check out Jennifer’s Blog for other great patterns!

What do you plan on crocheting for the holidays?

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Jules says

    Love these guys, just made all the parts and need to put together, these will make great gift tags on Christmas pressies, all with different coloured scarfs to match family’s favourite colours, thanks for taking the time to post this pattern and great instruction pics. Thanks so much : )

  2. Carol Carlton says

    I have a Knitting/Crocheting ministry at church “Knitting/Crocheting for the Lamb.” This will make adorable Christmas gifts for each of the ladies. I’m always looking for sheep/lamb things to make for the nursing homes we visit too. Thank you for a cute idea!!

  3. ScoutMom says

    Would you be interested in making one with a cow face? I could really use that pattern and am a very novice crocheter. I wouldn’t begin to know how to create a pattern!

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