June 14, 2015

Sheep Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. size: 2.5"H x 2.5"L
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: White (8yds) & Beige (3yds)
*Thin Ribbon: color of your choice
*Stitch markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Hot Glue (optional)
*Magnet (optional)

PATTERN NOTES
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
  You ALWAYS do the first stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
  The ch2, in the beginning, doesn't count as a stitch.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.


 BODY with white
  Rnd 1: 13hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st, ch2 (13)
  Rnd 2: *2hdc in each st* repeat from * to * 11 more times, 3hdc in last st, sl st into 1st st (27)
  Rnd 3: *sc+2hdc+sc in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st* repeat from * to * all the way around, sl st into 1st st (9 shells created)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

HEAD w/ EARS with beige
  Row 1: ch3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4sc in next ch, sc in next ch, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 2: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 3: sc in each st, when you get to the last st ch4 and sl st into 4th ch, sl st across the top part (flat side), ch4 and sl st into 4th ch
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FLUFF on top of the head with white
  Rnd 1: ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2sc in last st, other side of foundation chs sc in next 2 sts, sl st into 1st st (6)
  Rnd 2: *ch2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch* repeat from * to * all the way around, sl st into 1st st (6 picot sts created)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     Sew the head to the body between round 1 or in the position you like best but don’t sew the ears down.
     Sew the fluff just above the head. Don’t completely sew it down; just sew across the top of it.
     Let’s make the little feet…by attaching the beige yarn in the back loops between round 2 and 3. ch5, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and across (4) F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Do the same for the other foot. Now if you like, you can sew the feet down so they’re not all wobbly.
     With black embroidery floss let’s make those little eyes and mouth. Make a little bow and you can either sew it on or glue it in place.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sk: skip || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (June 2015). 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/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

3 comments:

  1. I love your Sheep Applique pattern but in the body part of the pattern it says (10 shells created). Only 9 shells fit so I assume 9 shells is the correct number.

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    1. Thank you Jane for pointing out that typo. I went ahead and corrected. :)

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