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Meet Lyla the Lamb! Lyla is a bouncy little lamb who is always sticking her nose where it shouldn’t be. Lyla has a way with others, though, and can make friends with just about anyone. She’s even good friends with the sheepdogs!
Dimensions: 3 in. (7.5 cm.) long & 2 in. (5 cm.) tall
Difficulty: Easy! This pattern is perfect for beginners.
– Size E (3.50mm) crochet hook (I use Susan Bates HERE)
– Worsted weight (4
– Polyfil (or your stuffing or choice)
– Tapestry/yarn needle
– Small amount of pink embroidery floss (for mouth)
– Stitch marker (I highly recommend these HERE)
Head (Starting in black or cream yarn)
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
R2: *Inc* rep 6 times (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, inc* rep 6 times (18 sts)
R4: *Sc 2, inc* rep 6 times (24 sts)
R5: *Sc 3, inc* rep 6 times (30 sts)
R6-8: Sc in all 30 sts (3 rounds total – 30 sts)
R9: *Sc 3, dec* rep 6 times (24 sts)
Now we are going to be making the curly fur. To make the fur curly, we will be using the berry stitch (bs). To make the berry stitch, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull through. Now, working with only the front loop on the hook, ch 4. Now yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. Your berry stitch is completed.
Basically, from here on out, every other stitch will be
R10: *Bs 1, sc 1* rep 12 times (24 sts)
R11: *Sc 1, bs 1* rep 12 times (24 sts)R
R12: *Bs 1, sc 1* rep 12 times (24 sts)
R13: *Sc 1, bs 1* rep 12 times (24 sts)R
Insert eyes between R8 & 9, 8 sts apart. (Hint: insert the 1st eye. Count 8 sts from the hole where you inserted the 1st eye and insert the 2nd eye.) Take some pink embroidery floss and embroider her nose approx. one round below the eyes. It should look like a “Y” about 1.5 sts wide at the top.
R14: *Sc 1, bs 1, bs dec* rep 6 times (18 sts)
To make a berry stitch decrease, start making a regular decrease by inserting your hook into the first
R15: *Bs 1, dec* rep 6 times (12 sts)
Stop and begin stuffing
R16: *Bs dec* rep 6 times (6 sts)
Finish off. Finish stuffing head firmly and use tail to sew up hole, then weave in your end.
Ears (make 2 using black or cream yarn)
R1: Ch 5, starting in 2nd ch from hook, inc 1, sc 3
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Neatly weave the tail down to the bottom corner of the ear. Now using that same tail, sew the ear to the head on R14. Do the same for the 2nd ear.
Body (using cream or white yarn)
The body is also made using the berry stitch
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
R2: *Sc in next st, bs in same st as last sc* rep 6 times (12 sts)
R3: *Sc 1, make 1 bs & 1 sc in next st, bs 1, make 1 sc & 1 bs in next st* rep 3 times (18 sts)
R4: *Sc 1, bs 1, 1 sc & 1 bs in next st* rep 6 times (24 sts)
R5: *Bs 1, sc 1* rep 12 times (24 sts)
R6: *Sc 1, bs 1* rep 12 times (24 sts)
R7-10: Rep R5-6 four more times (4 rounds total–24 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Stuff firmly and sew it to the head using the long tail we made and your tapestry needle over R8-15 of the head approx.
Feet (make 4 starting in black yarn)
R1: Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
If making a white and cream lamb, switch to cream yarn, otherwise, continue in black
R2-3: Sc in all 5 sts (2 rounds total – 5 sts)
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew the two front feet to R8-10 of the body and the two back feet to R4-7 of the body.
Tail (using cream or white yarn)
Ch 4, starting in 2nd ch from hook, bs 1, sc 1, bs 1
Finish off leaving long tail for sewing. Sew to the back of the body and weave in all ends.
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