March is finally here and I cannot wait for the Spring to arrive.
I'm already dreaming of blooming trees, flowers, and their beautiful colors and the irresistible smell.
With Spring and Easter around the corner, it's time to start refresh our house and add colorful and bright decoration to it!
Here's a little project for you...a cute egg-shaped SHEEP!
This is part of a lovely EASTER EGG TRIO. I already shared the instructions to crochet the CHICK and next week you'll find the pattern to create the Bunny here on my blog.
If you can't wait to work on all the three eggs, you can head to my Etsy page to purchase an AD-FREE PDF of the pattern with step-by-step pictures.
Here's the FREE pattern to create the SHEEP EGG!
YARN: Light (3) White, Beige; Cotton Thread in Black
MATERIALS: 2.5 mm Crochet Hook; Polyester Filling
DIMENSION: 3.5” x 3”
ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), fasten off (F/O), round (rnd)
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.
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BODY (white and beige yarn)
Rnd 1: starting off with white yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: sc inc around (16)
Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (24)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (32)
Rnd 5: sc even (32)
Rnd 6: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (40)
Rnd 7 - 8: sc even (40)
Rnd 9: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (48)
Rnd 10: 17 sc, switch to beige yarn, 14 sc, switch to white yarn, 17 (48)
Rnd 11: keep working with white yarn, 16 sc, switch to beige yarn, 15 sc, switch to white yarn, 17 (48)
Rnd 12 - 13: rep rnd # 11 (48)
Rnd 14: keep working with white yarn, 17 sc, switch to beige yarn, 13 sc, switch to white yarn, 18 (48)
Rnd 15: keep working with white yarn, 18 sc, switch to beige yarn, 12 sc, switch to white yarn, 18 (48)
Rnd 16: working with white yarn only, (5 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (56)
Rnd 17 - 23: sc even (56)
Rnd 24: (6 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (64)
Rnd 25 - 26: sc even (64); start stuffing the egg
Rnd 27: (6 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (56)
Rnd 28: (5 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (48)
Rnd 29: (4 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (40)
Rnd 30: (3 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (32)
Rnd 31: (2 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (24)
Rnd 32: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (16); finish stuffing the egg firmly
Rnd 33: sc dec around (8)
F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end.
Embroider the eyes (between rnds # 10-13) and the nose (between rnds # 11-15) with black cotton thread.
Add some pink blush to the cheeks and the nose with a make-up brush.
EARS (white yarn; make two)
Rnd 1: 8 sc in a mr (8)
Rnd 2: (3 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (10)
Rnd 3: (4 sc, 1 sc inc) rep around (12)
Rnd 4 - 5: sc even (12)
Rnd 6: (1 sc, 1 sc dec) rep around (8)
F/O and leave a long strand of yarn.
Do not stuff the ears, flatten them instead before sewing them on the top of the egg between rnds # 6-10.
This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.
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