Thursday, September 22, 2011

I said, "Baaaa!"

This pattern is now live on my Etsy shop, and on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/i-said-baa. It's listed for $2.99. I wrote this pattern up in 2011, the first year I started crocheting. Over the years, I have had it listed for free, and it has had quite a number of people making sheep since then! The pattern has been refined over these years and is now good to go!


Sheep

Notes about the sheep:

I used an F hook, but you can use whichever size you prefer. The yarn I used were of 2 kinds: my preferred one was Red Heart Baby Clouds white (bulk of 6) and the second one when I couldn’t find the Baby Clouds again was Yarn Bee (with a bulk of 5). The Bee one seemed to fray a lot more than the Baby Clouds, and the Baby Clouds was a little “fluffier,” giving it the kind of sheepy woolly kind of look I liked. So if you can find the Baby Clouds one, I’d recommend that. I also used a slightly less bulkier yarn, a Bernat baby-blanket type yarn that I thought was good too, but this pattern has been tried and tried again by me with the other 2 mentioned kinds of yarn.

Use a marker to keep track of your rounds, especially when it comes to the bulky kind. It’s very easy to lose track since it is so bulky—particularly if it is your first time to use something like this (which it was mine, when I first started working on this pattern). 

On the picture below, the sheep on the left is using the Yarn Bee type of yarn (bulk 5) and on the right is the Baby Clouds yarn (bulk of 6). The Bee is slightly off-white while the Clouds seems more "pure" white. Only a subtle difference that you could tell if they were side-by-side in front of you.




 


 


 

29 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Thanks for being so creative & for sharing the pattern! 8-)

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  2. You're welcome. Thanks for the comment! :)

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  3. Adorable! I'm anxious to give it a try. :-) Thanks for sharing . . .

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  4. Let me know what you think of it when you make it! :)

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  5. Cute! Looks like Shaun the Sheep! :)

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  6. Preciosa las ovejas!! Es usted una artista!!
    No comprendo mucho el patrón, exactamente el cuerpo, me sale mas pequeño que la cabeza y por la foto el cuerpo es mucho mayor.
    Sería muy complicado para usted explicarlo, se lo agradecería un montón!!
    Muchas gracias y feliz año 2012!!

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  7. Hola charitenerife! Pues el cuerpo y la cabeza son casi iguales, o posiblemente la cabeza un poco mas grande. Se ve deferente en algunas fotos porque la segui cambiando. El azulito era, el primero, y me gusto mas, y las que parecen envases de flores, que tienen las cabezas mas chicas, no resultaron del patron actual, pero de una version anterior. (vea el post "sheep".) Si quiere mandarme una foto, me gustaria mucho! :-)

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  8. Muchas gracias por contestarme en español! Mi ingles es nulo y aunque uso el traductor, traduce muy mal. Estoy todavía con el cuerpo, me he liado desde la fila nº11, creo.
    Me ha encantado su blog, es muy lindo!! Yo no tengo blog, pero si una pag en Picasa, le dejo el enlace para que vea lo que hago.
    Si le gusta algún amigurumi, no dude en pedir el patrón, si lo tengo, se lo mandaré.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/110696033768172847938
    Un saludo!!

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  9. Hola de nuevo!! Le dejo mi correo electrónico por si desea que le mande algún patrón de amigurumini.
    Un saludo!!
    charitenerife@gmail.com

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  10. En cuanto a tu problema con número de fila 11, no estoy seguro. El patrón probablemente tiene errores, porque no he tenido ninguna comentarios acerca de lo que necesita ser arreglado! Voy a hacer otra oveja pronto, para que yo pueda verificará mi patrón entonces, pero probablemente no sea inmediatamente!

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  11. ¿Prefiere les envió a su correo electrónico? Tengo la mayoría de ellos en documentos de Word, excepto para el patrón de manta. :)

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  12. Bueno yo me refería a que si quería que yo le mandará patrones.
    Tengo muchos en ingles, japones y rusos. Si quieres se los mando, lo único que no se a donde...
    La oveja, pues esta casi terminada!
    Un saludo!!

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  13. Cómo mira la oveja ahora? Estoy excitado para verle! Y sí, usted puede enviarme modelos! ¡Le enviaré un correo electrónico con mi dirección de correo electrónico! :)

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  14. Gracias, amiga!! He mirado la corrección que has hecho y está muy bien!! A mi oveja le falta ponerle los ojos, orejas y colita y le saco foto.
    Un saludo!!

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  15. Dziękuję !!! szukałam schematu owcy i proszę ! Jest !

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  16. I'm here from a friend's facebook repost of these adorable sheep! I love to crochet but most cute patterns are for knitting. I'm looking forward to giving this a try (and maybe turning the giraffe into a llama). Also following you now so keep up with your creative ideas.

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  17. Great, great pattern! I love these little goofies! :)

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  18. Thanks, Jelena! I am glad you love em! It's comments like this that make me all warm and fuzzy and inspired. :) Marjorie--not so! Crochet is great for all kinds of lil animals, are you on Ravelry.com? :) I'd love to see the changes to make a llama, if you ever do. So far the only llama I have seen is by DeliciousCrochet, and that one's pretty cute but not quite right. There's another giraffe I've seen in the lil booklet "Easy Crochet Critters" that could probably be altered into a llama pretty easily too. Hehe. :)

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  19. Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Jenny
    Jbenoit@primecp.com

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  20. Would be an awfully cute baby gift with a rattle insert stitched inside! May have to make this for my granddaughter.

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    1. Never thought of a rattle on the inside! Maybe that could work! :)

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  21. just a question as I make this for a new baby- when I made the body, it came out more as a round ball- doesn't seem to have the "neck" as I can see in your pictures...any suggestions or possible reasons? Thanks!

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    1. My original intent was to make him slouch and look "apologetic". If you want a neck, you could do a more gradual decrease on the last few rounds and then when you get to like 16 or 14 or so stitches (depends on your yarn/what look you want) even it up and do that # for a few rounds to give him more of a bottleneck look. Does that make sense? My longer-necked ones were done accidentally/were errors aa I used the boucle yarn and couldn't keep track of my stitches.

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  22. Hi, thanks for sharing this adorable sheep here. Can I know what kind of black yarn you used for the sheep? Thanks! I'm gonna give it a try! :)

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  23. I just used Red Heart Super Saver. :)

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  24. Hi again! I'm crocheting the head now, and I'm bit confused about the last sentence(continue to close.) Does it mean I should keep crocheting "2sctog, sc in 1, rep –"? Also I need to stuff about now, right? Thanks! :)

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    1. Yes, you are correct on both counts! :)

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  25. Is this pattern still free? If so where can I find it? I have looked everywhere I can think of but could not find it! Thank you so much for all your patterns!

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  26. Very cute, lambs are so sweet! You did a good job

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