DROPS Extra / 0-1376

Easter Lamb by DROPS Design

Crochet sheep for Easter in DROPS Paris.

DROPS Design: Pattern no w-661
Yarn group C or A + A
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Measurements: approx. 15 cm / 6'' high and approx. 34 cm / 13½'' in circumference at bottom.
Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
100 g color 17, off white
50 g color 32, light blue purple
50 g color 59, light old pink
50 g color 60, dark old pink
A remnant of dark gray for the eyes and snout.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 MM/US 7 – or the size needed to get 16 single crochets and 18 rows on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height. And 14 stitches pattern A.3 on 10 cm / 4'' in width.

ACCESSORIES: A little padding to fill.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4.

CROCHET TIP:
Each round starts with 1 chain stitch (does not replace the first stitch), the round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch at the beginning of the round.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 single crochet by working 2 single crochets in the same stitch.
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SHEEP:
The sheep is worked in the round and top down. It is worked in parts and these are worked together with the body as you go. First work the bottom. Then work the ears and head separately before they are worked together. The body and legs are worked at the end.

BOTTOM:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and off white and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Work A.1 a total of 6 times in the round – READ CROCHET TIP and REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! When A.1 has been completed in height, there are 48 single crochets on the last round. The bottom measures approx. 11 cm / 4½'' in diameter. Cut and fasten the strand.

EAR:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and dark old pink and form them to a ring with1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch.
ROUND 1: Remember CROCHET TIP! Work 4 single crochets around the chain-stitch ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 single crochets in each single crochet = 8 single crochets.
ROUNDS 3-5: Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet.
Fold the ear flat so that there are 4 single crochets on each side. Work the ear together by working 1 single crochet through both layers - work 1 single crochet in each of the 4 single crochets = 4 single crochets. Cut and Fasten the strand. Work 1 more ear in the same way.

HEAD:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and light old pink and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Then work A.2 a total of 4 times in the round - Remember CROCHET TIP! When A.2 has been completed in height, there are 16 single crochets on the last round. The head measures approx. 5 cm / 2'' in height.
Change to off white and work the head and ears together as follows:

WORKING THE HEAD AND EARS TOGETHER:
ROUND 1: Work 1 single crochet in each of the first 2 single crochets, lay the ear (= 4 single crochets) down along the head, matching the next 4 single crochets and work 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 single crochets through both layers, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 single crochets (= mid front), lay the other ear (= 4 single crochets) along the head, matching the next 4 single crochets and work 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 single crochets through both layers, finish with 1 single crochet in each of the last 2 single crochets.
ROUND 2: Work the first round in A.3 a total of 8 times in the round. Cut and fasten the strand.
Eyes and snout: Embroider the eyes and snout with a remnant of dark gray. Cut and fasten the strand.
Fill the head with a little padding (should not be hard, but quite plump).
Fold the head flat so that the ears are in the middle of each side and there are 8 single crochets on the top of the head and 8 single crochets underneath. Start on the one side and work the head together with off white by working 1 single crochet through both layers - work 1 single crochet in each of the 8 single crochets = 8 single crochets. Cut and fasten the strand.

BODY:
The body is worked top down.
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and off white and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Then work A.4 a total of 8 times in the round - Remember CROCHET TIP! When A.4 has been completed in height, there are 16 stitches on the last round.

WORKING THE BODY AND HEAD TOGETHER:
ROUND 1: Work 1 single crochet in each of the first 4 stitches, lay the head (= 8 single crochets) matching the next 8 single crochets and work 1 single crochet in each of the next 8 single crochets through both layers, finish with 1 single crochet in each of the last 4 single crochets = 16 single crochets.

Now work the first round in A.3 a total of 8 times on the round. Then work the 2nd round in A.3 AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 4 single crochets evenly along the round – READ INCREASE TIP! = 20 single crochets.
Now work as follows:
ROUND 1: Work the first round in A.3 the whole round.
ROUND 2: Work the 2nd round in A.3 and increase 4 single crochets evenly along the round = 24 stitches.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 two more times, then repeat round 1 = 32 stitches

Now work 4 legs: Work in the same way as the ear, but the legs are worked in light blue purple.
Place 1 leg each side of mid front of the sheep (with 8 stitches between legs).
Work them together with body through both layers while working as round 2 = 36 stitches.
Work rounds 1 and 2, 3 times more and then work round 1 = 48 stitches.

Place 1 leg each side of mid front of the sheep (with 16 stitches between the legs). Work them together through both layers while working 1 double crochet in each stitch = 48 double crochets. Do not cut the strand!

WORKING THE BODY AND BOTTOM TOGETHER:
Lay the bottom (= 48 single crochets on the last round) with right side out and work it together with the body (= 48 single crochets) by working 1 single crochet in each single crochet through both layers - NOTE! Fill the sheep full of padding (should be quite firm) as you go. Cut and fasten the strand.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= Work 4 chain stitches and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch – black spot on the circle is the start of the round.
= 1 single crochet in stitch
= 1 single crochet around the chain-stitch ring
= Work 2 treble crochets and 1 single crochet together as follows: Work 2 treble crochets in the stitch – but wait with the last yarn over on both of these treble crochets, work 1 single crochet in the same stitch and pull the strand through all the loops on the hook (= 1 stitch)
= shows the last round worked - start on the next round!

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