Crochet Pattern: Chubby Sheep

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground CrafterI’m excited to share my first free pattern on the blog, Chubby Sheep. This adorable character is a very simple amigurumi project. I’ve even included tutorials for the special stitches.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the samples was provided by Galler Yarns and Kollabora.

This is one of the super secret projects I’ve been working on, in collaboration with Galler Yarns.

I made this using Flore II, an awesome blend of kid mohair, wool, and nylon.  The kid mohair really makes the difference in the final texture.

Just in time for the holidays, the pattern also includes (optional) instructions to transform Chubby Sheep into an ornament or hanging decoration.

Exact gauge is not critical for this project but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.  This pattern was tested by aimeefae, anamoji, ayoung, and ss9904 on Ravelry.  It takes about 5-6 hours to complete.  Enjoy!

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Chubby Sheep

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter02-easy 50US terms 503-light 50This rotund sheep is fun to play with and simple to make. The shape and textured bottom allow it to “sit up” without legs. Optional instructions are included to transform the sheep into an ornament or hanging decoration.

 

Finished Size

  • 3.75” (9.5 cm) height from base of body to top of head.

Materials

  • Galler Yarns Flore II yarn (1.75 oz/50 g/100 yd/91 m/75% Kid Mohair, 15% Wool, 10% Nylon) – 1 skein in each of 2 colors, or approximately 100 yd (91.5 m) in Main Color and 35 yd (32 m) in Color B in any light weight yarn.
  • Small amount of embroidery floss for facial features.
  • US Size E-4/3.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker set, or locking stitch markers.
  • Fairfield Poly-Fil Fiber Fill, 16 oz. bag.

Gauge

  • Body through Round 12 = 3.75” (9.5 cm) diameter. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • invdec – invisible decrease – Insert hook in front loop only of each of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. (Planet June has a great invisible decrease tutorial here.)
  • MC – Main Color
  • pop – popcorn – Hdc 4 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first hdc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook. A photo tutorial for this stitch is available at the end of this pattern.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • The Head and Body are worked in rounds in continuous spirals without joining. Move stitch marker up each round to mark last st.
  • Most pieces start with magic adjustable ring. Oombawka Design has a helpful magic ring tutorial here.
  • For the Ears, ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  • When choosing colors, note that MC is the main (Head and Body) color and CB is the color of the Snout and Ears.
  • Instructions for making an ornament or hanging decoration are at the end of this pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Beginning at crown, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker to mark last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnds 5 & 6: Rep Rnd 3 twice.
  • Rnd 7: Change to CB in last yo of next sc, sc in each st to marker.
  • Rnds 8 – 13: Rep Rnd 3, 6 times.
  • Rnd 14: *Invdec, sc; rep from * around. Do not fasten off. (12 sts)

Create Eyes

  • Thread yarn needle with embroidery floss. Starting with floss inside of the head, stitch 2 eyes in third row of CB, using photos as a guide. Stuff head firmly with fiber filling.

Finish Snout

  • Rnd 15: *Invdec; rep from * around. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 16: *Invdec; rep from * around. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 9”/23 cm) for seaming. (3 sts).
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail, sew remaining sts together to close Snout. Weave in yarn tail through Head before finishing off.

Ears (Make 2)

  • With CB, ch 3. Begin working flat in rows.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 2 ch, 2 dc in third ch from hook.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. (4 sts)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st. (5 sts)
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 2, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Do not fasten off. (6 sts)
  • Fold Ear in half across Row 5, so that first and last st of row are back to back. Join with sl st to top of first hdc.
  • Row 6: Do not turn, ch 1, join edge of ear with sc in each of next 3 sts, working through both layers. Fasten off with a 9” (23 cm) yarn tail for seaming.

Join Ears to Head

  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail. Sew ears to second row of MC (Rnd 5 of Head), using photos as a guide. Weave in yarn tail through Head before finishing off.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - head and ears assembly collageBody

  • Beginning at bottom of body, with MC, start with magic adjustable ring (see Pattern Notes).
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, pull the yarn tail tightly to close ring, place marker to mark last st. (6 sts)
  • Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 3: *Pop in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 5: *Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnd 7: *[Sc in next st, pop in next st] twice, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (35 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice, pop in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (45 sts)
  • Rnd 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts; rep from * around. (50 sts)
  • Rnd 11: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around. (55 sts)
  • Rnd 12: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts; rep from * around. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 13: *Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 14: Sc in each st around.
  • Rnds 15 & 16: Repeat Rnds 13 & 14 once.
  • Rnd 17: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 3 times, sc in next st, invdec; rep from * around. (55 sts)
  • Rnd 18: *Invdec, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around. (50 sts)
  • Rnd 19: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice, pop in next st, sc in next st, invdec; rep from * 3 more times, pop in next st, sc in next 7 sts, invdec. (45 sts)
  • Rnd 20: *Invdec, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * around. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 21: *[Pop in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice, invdec; rep from * 3 more times, sc in next 6 sts, invdec. (35 sts)
  • Rnd 22: *Invdec, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * around. (30 sts)
  • Rnd 23: *Pop in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 24: *Invdec, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 25: *Invdec, pop in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around. Do not fasten off. (18 sts)

Join Head to Body

  • Thread yarn needle with 9” (23 cm) strand of MC. Sew Head to Body in flat area with fewer popcorns (Rnds 18-22), using photos as guide. Stuff Body firmly. Weave in yarn tails from joining into Body.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - head and body assembly collageFinish Body

  • Rnd 26: *Invdec, sc in next st; rep from * around. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 27: *Invdec, pop in next st; rep from * around. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 9”/23 cm) for seaming. (8 sts).
  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail, sew remaining sts together to close Body. Weave in yarn tail through Body before finishing off.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - finishingOrnament/Decorative Hanging Loop (optional)

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - Chubby Sheep ornament on tree

  • To use Chubby Sheep as an ornament or decorative hanging, join MC with sl st to any st in center top of Body after assembly, sc in same st, ch 25, sc to another nearby st in center top. Fasten off. Weave in yarn tail through body before finishing off.

Popcorn Tutorial

  • Step 1: Make 4 half double crochet in same stitch.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 1

  • Step 2: Remove hook from loop. Insert hook from front to back of first hdc in group.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 2

  • Step 3: Pick up dropped loop.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 3

  • Step 4: Pull the dropped loop through loop on hook to complete popcorn.

Free crochet pattern: Chubby Sheep amigurumi by Underground Crafter - How to make the hdc popcorn tutorial 4

© 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern, the tutorial, or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2011/12/05/free-pattern-chubby-sheep/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Chubby Sheep, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Chubby Sheep, free #crochet pattern with #tutorial by Underground Crafter | This rotund sheep amigurumi is fun to play with and simple to make. The shape and textured bottom allow it to “sit up” without legs. Optional instructions are included to transform the sheep into an ornament or hanging decoration.
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14 Comments

  1. marie reine waltzing
    October 12, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    j’aime bien tout ce quelle fait et tout est bien expliquer dans ses patrons ,j’aime beaucoup

  2. December 5, 2015 / 3:37 pm

    ohh so sweet and oh so cute! what an adorable addition the Christmas tree! Thanks for sharing the pattern for your chubby sheep!

  3. Pam Suver
    December 16, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    Very sweet. Anxious to try the pattern.
    BuckeyePam

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