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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!

Crochet, wool, sheep!

This is a blog about crochet. My favourite material to crochet with is wool. So when I met the sweetest male sheep in the world, I decided to dedicate a post to him. 

We went to the Dutch island Terschelling this weekend, to hike and go cycling. On our way to one end of the island, we saw a dead sheep. Well, that’s what I thought, because there was one sheep just laying there weird in the grass near a parking space. It made me feel sad how he just seemed to be thrown out there.

BUT, on our way back, there he was, standing there, eating some grass. He wasn’t dead at all! So I had to go to him and see if I could cuddle him. He was a big male sheep and he was happy to see me and actually ran towards me when I approached! So utterly cute, usually sheep are very curious but shy. This one wasn’t. He was sweet and put his head against my legs. Somehow this sweet and cuddly sheep made me feel sad in a way. Who could leave a social animal like that sheep, alone next to a parking space? You could see he was lonely.

The rest of the weekend we visited him when we past him and cuddled him. We even called him Knor, because he made little noises. He was a very old sheep and when I crochet I’ll always be reminded of him. Have a good life Knor!