Mary Had a Little (Amigurumi) Lamb

Feelin’ sheepish lately? This adorable little gang will make you count sheep in no time!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 5”x 3” (12 x 8cm)

Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project

Materials

Yarn: Bravo Schachenmayr (100% acrylic; 146 yards [133 meters]/50 grams): #08224 White (MC1, 1 ball), #08226 Black (CC1, 1 ball), #08234 Neon Pink (CC2, less than one ball)
Hooks: US size G/6 (4.0 mm), US size C/2 (3.0 mm) hooks
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, small amounts of felt in white and black

Special Stitches

Popcorn Stitch: Work 5 hdc in st or sp as indicated by pattern, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first st of group, pick up dropped loop & draw through.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the top down.

Pattern

Body

Using MC, ch 2 and make 6 sc in second ch from hook or Magic ring, make 6 sc in magic ring.
Row 1: Sc and then pop in first stitch and in each stitch around. (6 sc + 6 pop = 12 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (24 sc)
Row 3: Sc in first stitch, pop in next stitch, repeat around. (12 sc + 12 pop = 24sts)
Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (24 sc)
Row 5: Sc in first stitch, pop in next stitch, repeat around. (12 sc + 12 pop = 24 sts)
Row 6: Sc in first st, sc in next st, scdec, repeat around. (18 sts)
Row 7: Sc in first stitch, pop in next stitch, repeat around. (9 sc + 9 pop = 18 sts)
Row 8: Sc in first st, scdec, repeat around. (12 sts)
Row 9: Sc in first stitch, pop in next stitch, repeat around. (6 sc + 6 pop = 12 sts)
Row 10: Scdec, repeat around. (6 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to head.

Head

Using MC, ch 2 and make 6 sc in second ch from hook or Magic ring, make 6 sc in magic ring.
Row 1: Sc and then pop in first stitch and in each stitch around. (6 sc + 6 pop = 12 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (24 sc)
Row 3: Sc in first stitch, pop in next stitch, repeat around. (12 sc + 12 pop = 24 sts)
Row 4: Scdec, repeat around. (12sts)
Row 5: Sc in first stitch, pop in next stitch, repeat around. (6 sc + 6 pop = 12 sts)
Change to CC1.
Row 6: Sc in first st, sc in next st, scdec, repeat around.  (9 sts)
Row 7: Sc in first st, scdec, repeat around. (6 sts)
Row 8: Scdec, repeat around. (3 sts)
Fasten off.

Ears (Make 2)

Using Yarn B, Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (5 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to head.

Legs (make 4)

Using CC1, ch 2 and make 5 sc in second ch from hook or magic ring, make 5 sc in magic ring.
Row 1: Sc tbl in each st around. (5 sts)
Rows 2-4: Sc in each st around. (5 sts)
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing to body.

Eyes

Using white felt cut two roundish joined eyes. Using black felt cut two small round pieces as pupils. Glue or sew onto to head.

Bow

Using CC2, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn and ch 1. (7 sts)
Row 1: Sc in each st across, turn and ch 1. (7 sts)
Pinch in middle and wrap a piece of yarn around the middle.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing to head.
For black sheep, repeat the Basic Sheep pattern using Yarn B for all pieces.
For shaved sheep repeat the Basic Sheep pattern making the following changes to body.

Body

Using MC, follow the Basic Sheep pattern up to Round 5.
Rows 6-10: Sc in each st around. (5 sts)
Row 11: Sc in first st, sc in next st, scdec, repeat around. (18 sts)
Row 12: Sc in first st, scdec, repeat around. (12 sts)
Row 13: Scdec, repeat around. (6 sts)
Fasten off.

Tail

Using MC, ch 2, make 1 pop in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to body.yarn ball

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Comments
  • Karen C.

    These are an absolute riot!! Especially like the one that’s unravelling. Can hardly wait to get started. Thank you for the pattern!!

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