Did you know that 2015 is the Year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac?
The Year of the Sheep starts from Feb. 19, 2015 (the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival of China) and lasts to Feb. 7, 2016.
Of course, as yarn addicts we love sheep, so we couldn’t help but share with our our very favorite sheep and lamb inspired free crochet patterns. We thought sharing them early would give you plenty of time to hook up any of these great projects before the Lunar New Year arrives.
Sheep are known to be soft and gentle creatures, so they are the perfect icon to ring in a new year with. In terms of the zodiac, it is said that those born under the sign of the sheep are calm, gentle and caring. Why not work up a few sheep inspired patterns to celebrate the Chinese New Year?
Sweet Sheep Hat Crochet Patterns:
Keep little heads warm with these fantastic sheep inspired free crochet hat patterns. From a delicate -and absolutely adorable- spring lamb bonnet to a chunky sheepskin inspired winter set, you are sure to make someone very happy with these great projects.
Free Crochet Toy Patterns:
These gentle patterns are sweet to look at, and even more fun to hook up. You’ll love making these little lambs and fun sheep toys. What perfect ideas to make for anyone celebrating the Chinese New Year, or even as gifts for a new baby born in the Year of the Sheep.
Crochet Patterns for Baby and More:
Of course, any baby born this year will be the perfect recipient for a sheep or lamb inspired project. What a wonderful way to welcome a new little one into the world than with one of these great free crochet patterns. Work up a pair of booties for the new baby in no time at all. Pair them with a sheep themed crochet bib, and you’ve got a gift fit for a baby born in the Year of the Sheep.
What is your New Year’s resolution this year?