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 high and approx. 34 cm in circumference at bottom.
Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
100 g colour 17, off white
50 g colour 32, light blue purple
50 g colour 59, light old pink
50 g colour 60, dark old pink
A remnant of dark grey for the eyes and snout.

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

ACCESSORIES: A little padding to fill.
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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 double crochet by working 2 double 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 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 TENSION! When A.1 has been completed in height, there are 48 double crochets on the last round. The bottom measures approx. 11 cm in diameter. Cut and fasten the strand.

EAR:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm 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 double crochets around the chain-stitch ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 double crochets in each double crochet = 8 double crochets.
ROUNDS 3-5: Work 1 double crochet in each double crochet.
Fold the ear flat so that there are 4 double crochets on each side. Work the ear together by working 1 double crochet through both layers - work 1 double crochet in each of the 4 double crochets = 4 double 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 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 double crochets on the last round. The head measures approx. 5 cm 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 double crochet in each of the first 2 double crochets, lay the ear (= 4 double crochets) down along the head, matching the next 4 double crochets and work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4 double crochets through both layers, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4 double crochets (= mid front), lay the other ear (= 4 double crochets) along the head, matching the next 4 double crochets and work 1 double crochet in each of the next 4 double crochets through both layers, finish with 1 double crochet in each of the last 2 double 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 grey. 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 double crochets on the top of the head and 8 double crochets underneath. Start on the one side and work the head together with off white by working 1 double crochet through both layers - work 1 double crochet in each of the 8 double crochets = 8 double crochets. Cut and fasten the strand.

BODY:
The body is worked top down.
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm 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 double crochet in each of the first 4 stitches, lay the head (= 8 double crochets) matching the next 8 double crochets and work 1 double crochet in each of the next 8 double crochets through both layers, finish with 1 double crochet in each of the last 4 double crochets = 16 double 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 double crochets evenly along the round – READ INCREASE TIP! = 20 double crochets.
Now work body 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 double 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 double crochets on the last round) with right side out and work it together with the body (= 48 double crochets) by working 1 double crochet in each double crochet through both layers - NOTE! Fill the sheep full of padding (should be quite firm) as you go. Cut and fasten the strand.

Diagram

= Work 4 chain stitches crochets 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 double crochet in stitch
= 1 double crochet around the chain-stitch ring
= Work 2 double treble crochets and 1 double crochet together as follows: Work 2 double treble crochets in the stitch – but wait with the last yarn over on both of these double treble crochets, work 1 double 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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