Rosemary the Lamb Crochet Pattern


Happy Easter, everyone! For this Easter, I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the Spring Blog Hop. What is a "blog hop", you might ask? Well, I had the same question. Since this is my first blog hop, I'll try to explain it the best I could. What you do, is that you "hop" from blog to blog to see what surprise goodies await from the next blogger! It may be a free pattern, or a discount code for a paid pattern, etc. Here are the participating bloggers for this year's Spring Blog Hop!

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So first of all, welcome to my blog! This is my happy place where I get to share with you all of my creative adventures!

There are a lot of different symbols for Easter, and most of them I don't really understand, like the colourful eggs and bunnies. But apparently, for lamb/sheep is a very well-known symbol of Easter because Jesus was known as the "the Lamb of God". And apparently, lamb is a popular Easter Day meal...???

BB was born in the year of the sheep, so we naturally have an affinity for all things sheep-related. I crocheted this adorable crochet sheep baby mobile designed by Repeat Crafter Me to hang above BB's crib when she was a baby. But we had to take it down as soon as she knew how to stand because she was pulling and grabbing them and we didn't want the mobile to collapse on her. 

Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern

Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern

Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern

I was hoping that the crochet pattern would yield a lamb large enough to cuddle. But the lamb came out smaller than the palm of my hand. I should have known, because how would you be able to hang such a large ornament on a baby mobile. So I've set a goal to write my own pattern for a larger sized lamb -- large enough cuddle (for a baby)!

Shortly before publishing this pattern, I was chatting with Hanson that I should probably give this lamb a name. I thought... Would it be too cruel/ironic if I named her Rosemary? But then he reminded me that there used to be this lamb puppet in a popular child's tv program named Lamb Chop, so it's not that far off from that. 

Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern

Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern

Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern

Want to make your own cuddle-sized Rosemary the Lamb? Keep reading!

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn in cream, grey, or brown, or any other colour you prefer
  • Furry Yarn. I used Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White.
  • Size G crochet hook (4.0 mm)
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle
  • Safety Eyes (I used 6.0 mm)
  • Poly-Fil or any polyester stuffing of your choice
  • Scissors


Stitches & Abbreviations

  • sc - single crochet
  • st/sts - stitch/stitches 
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochet in one stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together

Pattern

  • Head

Using worsted weight yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 8 sc (8 sts)
Round 2: sc inc in each st around (16 sts)
Round 3: [sc, sc inc] x 8 times (24 sts)
Round 4: [2 sc, sc inc] x 8 times (32 sts)
Round 5: [3 sc, sc inc] x 8 times (40 sts)
Round 6: [4 sc, sc inc] x 8 times (48 sts)
Round 7-16: sc in each st around (48 sts)
Round 17: [4 sc, sc dec] x 8 times (40 sts)
Round 18: [3 sc, sc dec] x 8 times (32 sts)
Change to furry yarn...
Round 19: sc in each st around (32 sts)
Round 20: [2 sc, sc dec] x 8 times (24 sts)
Round 21: [sc, sc dec] x 8 times (16 sts)
Round 22: sc dec in each st around (8 sts)
Remember to stuff and add safety eyes before closing!

  • Ears (x 2):

Using worsted weight yarn... 
Round 1: ch 7, sc in the second chain from the hook, sc in the next 5 sts.
Now working on the other side of the chain, sc in the next 6 sts (12 sts), do not join, continue to work in rounds.
Round 2-8: sc in each st around (12 sts)
Fasten off leaving a tail. Fold in half and sew close together, then sew onto the head where the fur and the worsted weight yarn meets.

  • Body:

Using furry yarn...
Round 1: Magic ring with a base of 8 sc (8 sts)
Round 2: sc inc in each st, repeat 8 times (16 sts)
Round 3: [sc inc, sc ], x 8 times (24 sts)
Round 4: [sc inc, 2 sc], x 8 times (32 sts)
Round 5-13: sc in each st around (32 sts)
Round 14: [sc dec, 2 sc], x 8 times (24 sts)
Round 15: [sc dec, sc], x 8 times (16 sts)
Fill with polyester stuffing...
Round 16: sc dec in each st around (8 sts)
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the head on.

  • Legs (x 4):

Using worsted weight yarn...
Round 1: Magic ring with a base of 10 sc (10 sts)
Round 2: sc inc in each st around (20 sts)
Round 3: sc back loops only in each st around (20 sts)
Round 4: sc both loops in each st around (20 sts)
Round 5-8: sc in each st around (20 sts)
Round 9: [8 sc, sc dec] x 2 times (18 sts)
Round 10: [7 sc, sc dec] x 2 times (16 sts)
Round 11: [6 sc, sc dec] x 2 times (14 sts)
Round 12: [5 sc, sc dec] x 2 times (12 sts)
Fasten off leaving a tail. Fold in half and sew together, then sew onto the body.

The assembly is pretty straightforward, but don't feel stranded if you need help. Just leave me a comment below or email me and I would be glad to help!

Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern

I want to extend my thank you to all the lovely ladies who contributed to this blog hop to make it a success. Next on the hop is Snuggly Fox Designs! She has some adorable Easter Bunny Accessories free for a limited time only! So snatch them up quick!


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Rosemary Lamb Free Crochet Pattern





This pattern is written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

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