Announcing Chubby Sheep CAL!

We had so much fun with the Ripple Mania CAL that some people in my Ravelry group wanted to start another one right away!  With the holiday crafting season upon us, the Chubby Sheep pattern seemed like the best fit.

This cute little critter is crocheted with about 100-120 yards of the main color and 35-45 yards of the other color.  You will also need a small amount of embroidery floss for the eyes and a yarn needle for assembly.  I used Galler Yarns Flore II, which is a mohair blend yarn, and that added a fun, fuzzy texture.

The Chubby Sheep took me and most pattern testers about 5 hours to make, including all the (dreaded) amigurumi assembly.

If you’d like to make the Chubby Sheep as a Christmas gift, the pattern includes optional instructions to convert it to an ornament.

If you’ve never made crocheted popcorns before, I have a photo tutorial on the Galler Yarns blog here.  Some nice folks from Ravelry who have already made the pattern allowed me to share their project pictures with you.

Top row (left to right): adotlane, AEriko, aimeefae, and ayoung.  Bottom row: linda0504, Macstitcher, RobinBrz, and Timic.

The CAL will run from now through January 31, 2013.   You can download the pattern for free on my blog here.

I will have two giveaways for participants to share a photo of their completed project.  One will be for projects completed between now and December 31, and the other one will be for projects completed in January.  More details will be available as we get towards the end of December.  Ravelry members can chat and share progress in through the Underground Crafter group.  I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

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