CROCHETED LAMB


Crocheted Lamb
Click on Lamb (8" tall) to enlarge picture
Get ear pattern here


MATERIALS:
1. 2 oz. white 4-ply worsted-weight yarn.
2. Size J crochet hook.
3. 3 oz. polyester stuffing.
4. 2-inch white pompons (made or purchased).
5. White felt for ears, pink felt for ear linings, blue and black felt for eyes and face.
6. 3/4-inch black pompon for nose.
7. Yarn needle.
8. White craft glue.
Note: Lambs are worked in continuous rounds. Mark beginning of rounds.

Head:
Beginning at tip of nose, chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 1: 2 sc in each sc - 12 sc. (Do not turn work.)
Rnd 2: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 18 sc.
Rnd 3-4: Work even.
Rnd 5: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 scin next sc) 6 times - 30 sc.
Work around even until piece measures 3 1/2 inches from beginning.
Decrease as follows: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc 2 tog) 8 times; (sc, in next sc, sc 2 tog) 9 times; sc 2 tog until opening is closed, stuffing firmly before opening is too small.

Body:
1. Beginning at neck, chain, 2, 6 se in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 1: 2 sc in ea sc 12 sc. (Do not turn.)
Rnd 2: Work even.
Rnd 3: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times - 16 sc.
Rnd 4: Work even.
Rnd 5: (Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times - 20 sc.
Rnd 6: Work even.
Rnd 7: (Sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 8: Work even.
Rnd 9: (Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times - 28 sc.
Rnd 10-11: Work even.
Rnd 12: (Sc, in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times, sc in each of next 16 sc- (backside shaping).
Single crochet 4 rounds even.
Decrease as follows: (Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc 2 tog) 9 times; (sc in next sc, sc 2 tog) 9 times; sc 2 tog until closed, stuffing firmly before opening is too small - shape backside while stuffing.
With nose pointing forward, sew middle of bottom of head to top of neck - make sure backside is in the back.

Arms:
1. Chain 2, 7 sc in second ch from hook. Single crochet around until piece measures 2 1/2 inches.
2. Cut off leaving 12-inch piece of yarn.
3. Stuff arm fully, and sew open end shut.
4. Make second arm same way.
5. Sew arms to sides of Lamb about 2 inches below neck.

Legs:
1. Make two the same as arms, except they should measure 3 inches.
2. Sew one along each side of bottom of lamb.

Ears:
1. Cut out ears from white felt and linings from pink felt.
2. Cover entire back of lining with craft glue and place on ear.
3. Let ears dry under a flat heavy object - they should be flat and fairly stiff when dry.
4. Using dotted line on pattern as a guide, sew each ear to side of lamb's head, with pink forward. Pink should be on insides, and tips of ears point down.
5. Cover top of lamb's head, down around the ear tops, halfway down the back, and fairly low onto the forehead with 1-inch loops. Make loop by wrapping yarn loosely around finger, and securing at base with a tiny stitch. Loops should not be further than 1/4 inch apart.

Tail:
1. Wrap white yarn 20 times around a 2 1/2 inch piece of cardboard.
2. Tie loops tightly through one end and sew to back of lamb bottom.

Face:
1. Cut pieces from black felt using patterns.
2. Glue into place as for rabbit, fanning out eyes and bending ends upwards. If lamb is for small child you may prefer to embroider features for safety.
3. Tie ribbon around neck.
4. Sew flowers at top of left ear.