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Staruman, crochet sheep pattern

With pride and delight, I present to you, Staruman the crochet sheep pattern.

crochet sheep pattern

Staruman is a sheep, but of course a ram too. It is always hard to say which of the amigurumi’s I made is my favourite and it changes occasionally, but this one is very special for sure. The majestic horns and wooly texture of the loop chain stitches of the body make him unique and stunning looking. I had no experience at all with the chain loop stitch (twisted loop stitch) but it is so easy to do and worth the effort.

When I started working on this crochet animal, I had a clear image in my mind of how I wanted him to look. I knew the horns had to be partly worked in the back loops to create the lined structure and the body needed a special stitch too, something that would exaggerate the wooly coat. I started practicing with the loop stitch but didn’t like the result. The loops where thin and when cut the body looked like a pompom. I needed a bulkier, textured sort of loop. That is when I discovered the chain loop stitch. It is easier to make than a loop stitch, just takes more time because of the chains you make before each single crochet stitch. But the result is fabulous.

And about the light spots behind the eyes. For a while now I’m trying to create a more subtile looking eye patch. For this sheep I found a very simple and effective solution and nothing needs to be sewed on, so it always looks the same.

Staruman might look a bit more complicated than most of my patterns, but don’t let it fool you because he is just as easy to make. Crocheting the body and horns only takes a bit more time, that’s all.

Here are a few more pictures of Staruman the crochet sheep and below them you can find info about and links to buy the pattern.

Info about & links to buy the pattern

This impressive, cute and curly sheep is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool. He is sitting 14 cm / 5.5 inch tall. Despite his looks, he is quite easy to make and you can finish your sheep in a day or so. I strongly recommend using a fuzzy yarn because it gives the best result for both the eye patches and chain loop stitches.

This crochet sheep pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the sheep, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own loopy friend. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings. You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my shop at Ravelry or order it here.

This pattern has a one dollar release discount till Friday the 16th!

Balloo, crochet sheep pattern

My favorite moment of designing crochet patterns is when my new doll is finished and I can take pictures of him. It’s much fun to do, playing with my fuzzy friend and I can see the finished project for the first time with a fresh view. After a long time working on a project, I become sort over critical and can’t see clearly how it looks. But when the pictures are finished I get all happy and proud.

So, now I present Balloo, my crochet sheep pattern. I called him Balloo, because he’s a Drents sheep and there’s a big hurdle of these sheep in the surroundings of the village Balloo, nearby where I live.

crochet sheep pattern

Balloo-chill

The Balloo crochet sheep pattern is available in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order the pattern directly from me here. It is written in standard American crochet terms. This crochet sheep is partly made of a 100% wool, the brown colour that is, and the white yarn is mixed of 68% alpaca, 10%merino and 22% polyamide. Balloo is 7,9 inch / 20 cm tall. He’s very soft and cuddly. The crochet sheep pattern contains clear instructions of how to make and attach him and a bunch of example pictures.

It is kind of silly, I always use 100% wool, but for the sheep fur a mix was more suitable. Balloo is a great new addition to my crochet animal pattern collection. The collection absolutely needed a sheep, the beautiful animal my amigurumi’s are made from.