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Dolly by DROPS Design
Crochet DROPS sheep with loop sts in ”Merino Extra Fine”. DROPS design: Pattern no me-065
DROPS Extra 0-947
Yarn group B
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SHEEP:
Measurements: Approx. 12 cm / 4¾’’ vertically.

Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100 g color no 01, off white
Some left-over black and pink for decoration.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4
ACCESSORIES: Some poly stuffing for filling

LAWN:
Measurements: approx. 60 x 35 cm / 23½” x 14”
Materials:
DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
400 g color no 13, olive

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8

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  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.85 USD
  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE MIX (50g)
    5.85 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
CROCHET INFO:
Beg every round with 1 ch (this does not replace first st but is extra). Finish with 1 sl st in first st from beg of round.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 sc by working 2 sc tog as follows: * Insert hook in next sc, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.

LOOP STS:
Work as follows: * Pull out some yarn with your left finger, insert hook through st, get the yarn behind the finger and pull it through the st, there are now 2 sts on hook and a loop on your finger. Pull yarn end to make loop the right size. Get yarn end and pull it through both sts on hook the regular way *, repeat from *-*.

MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid holes in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, ch 1, then work sc around the loop. When the desired no of sc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop.
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SHEEP:
Piece is worked from bottom up, work from inside of piece so that loop sts are on the outside of piece. Work a base to be under the sheep, fasten this to the sheep when finished.

BODY AND HEAD:
Chain 50 with off white Merino Extra Fine on hook size 3.5 mm/E. Form a ring with 1 sl st into first ch.
ROUND 1: READ CROCHET INFO! Work 1 sc in every ch the entire round.
ROUND 2: Work LOOP STS - read explanation above, in all sc on round = 50 loop sts.
ROUND 3-12: Work as 2nd round.
ROUND 13: Work 1 loop st in first st, * skip 1 st, work 1 loop st in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 25 loop sts.
ROUND 14: Work loop sts in every loop st on round = 25 loop sts.
ROUND 15: * Work 1 loop st in each of the first 3 sts, skip 1 st, work 1 loop st in each of the next 2 sts, skip 1 st *, repeat from *-* 2 more times and finish with 1 loop st in each of the last 4 sts = 19 loop sts.
ROUND 16: Work loop sts in every loop st on round = 19 loop sts.

Now work back and forth to make neck on sheep.
ROW 17: (= inside) Work 12 loop sts from where previous round ended, turn piece.
ROW 18: (= outside) Work 12 loop sts. Place loops towards you so that loops are on the outside. Or work as before and pull loops on to outside with a crochet hook afterwards. Turn piece.
ROW 19: (= inside) Work 12 loop sts, turn piece.
ROW 20: (= outside) Work 12 loop sts. Place loops towards you so that loops are on the outside. Or work as before and pull loops on to outside with a crochet hook afterwards. Turn piece.
ROW 21: (= inside) Work 12 loop sts, turn piece.
ROW 22: (= outside) Work 1 loop st in first st, * skip 1 st, work 1 loop st in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 6 loop sts. Fasten off.

Now work in the round to make the head on sheep. Continue to work with off white from inside, beg on left side of neck.
ROUND 23: * Work loop sts in the side of loop sts worked back and forth on neck (= 6 loop sts) *. Work 1 sl st in each of the loop sts at the front of neck (= 7 sl sts). Repeat from *-* up along the other side of neck and finish with 1 loop st in each of the 6 loop sts from 22ND ROUND = 25 sts around the head.
ROUND 24: Work loop sts in all loop sts and sl sts in all sl sts the entire round.
ROUND 25-26: Work loop sts in all sts on round = 25 loop sts.

Now work the snout with sc as follows:
ROUND 27: READ DECREASE TIP! Work 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, dec 1 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, dec 1 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc = 23 sc on round.
ROUND 28-30: Work 1 sc in every sc the entire round.
ROUND 31: Work 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, dec 1 sc, work 5 sc, dec 1 sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 10 sc = 21 sc on round.
ROUND 32: * Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* 3 more times, work 1 in last sc = 17 sc.
ROUND 33: Work 1 sc in every sc the entire round.
ROUND 34: * Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, dec 1 sc *, repeat from *-* 2 more times and finish with 1 sc in each of the last 2 sc = 14 sc.
ROUND 35: Work sc tog 2 by 2 the entire round = 7 sc.
ROUND 36: Work 1 sc in every sc the entire round.
Cut the yarn, baste it around the opening and the front on snout and tighten tog. Fasten the strand and embroider eyes, nose and mouth with black.

BASE:
Worked in the round in a circle. Loop sts are looser than regular sc and to make the base fit, do not tighten too much when working the base.
ROUND 1: Beg by making a MAGIC CIRCLE – see explanation above, with 6 sc in circle.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc the entire round = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: * Work 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 18 sc.
ROUND 4: * Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, then 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sc.
ROUND 5: * Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, then 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 30 sc.
ROUND 6: * Work 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, then 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 sc.
ROUND 7: * Work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, then 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 42 sc.
ROUND 8: * Work 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, then 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 sc.
ROUND 9: Work 1 sc in every sc while AT THE SAME TIME inc 2 sts on round = 50 sc.
Fill the sheep with some poly stuffing. Place the base under the sheep. Work parts tog with sl sts through sc from the base and ch on underside of sheep. Fasten off. If the base is too small, you can continue to inc evenly the same way as before after 8th round, but then you must sew the base on the underside.

EAR:
Work 4 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with off white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Work 3 ch and 13 dc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Embroider small sts inside the ear with pink. Fasten strands and fasten ear on the side of head. Work another ear the same way.

LAWN:
Ch 66 on hook size 5 mm / H/8 double strand olive Big Merino, turn piece. Work 1 sc in every ch the entire row. READ LOOP STS!
Then work loop sts back and forth. NOTE! Make sure to place the loops towards the same side the entire way. Or work as before and pull loops on to one side with a crochet hook afterwards. Work until piece measures approx. 35 cm / 14’’ or desired measurements. Fasten off.


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