How to Crochet Bo Peep's Lost Sheep

Spring is here! Unfortunately at the moment it is pouring down rain outside and there is an illness attacking our world creating a pandemic but never fear a new pattern here! This pattern is sure to bring a little joy to your life and help you stay positive in this dark time! I know it has been a little ray of sunshine for myself and my pattern testers during this challenging time! I am sure it will be for you too!



Bo Peep’s lost sheep is just the cutest little gal and works up super fast and easy! She is great to use on pillow’s, blankets, baskets, diaper bags, and more!



One of my testers, Tanya Person, even used hers to make a children’s book! She is so clever and creative! Her sheep is going to help tell the parable of the lost sheep from the bible! Children are going to go on an adverture with this little gal and learn about the love of God this Easter!


Tanya just has some of the best ideas! I just love her! Keep an eye out for Tanya's book on Amazon! You can also join the Orchid and Bee's VIP group for her announcement of when and where to find her book when it's ready!


Speaking of clever and creative… check out Cha Coronel’s version! Ha Ha Ha! Her sheep is not getting any Coronavirus! Her sheep also gives a little shout out to all the healthcare workers out there taking care of people and helping them to get better as best as they can during this pandemic!




I can’t leave out Pattern Tester’s Jessica Whisman’s sheep! She did a “baa baa black sheep” version! Isn't is just incredibly adorable!


These are all just so clever and creative!



I know you will have as much fun with this pattern as my testers did so I will not waste anymore of your time with jibber jabber!


Here is how you make this precious little lamb:


“Bo Peep’s Lost Sheep Crochet Pattern”


Material:

  1. Worsted Weight #4 - White, Grey, Black

  2. Embroidery Thread - Black

  3. Hook - G or 4mm & E or 3.5mm

  4. Needle

  5. Scissors

  6. Hot glue or Fabric Glue *optional

  7. Safety eyes: 2 - 5mm or 6mm (Or Size of choice)


Stitches:

  • MR - Magic Ring

  • Ch(s) - chain(s)

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Tr - triple crochet

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • Sk - skip

  • St(s) - stitch(es)

  • #st - complete # number of sts in same space

  • St # - complete stitch in next # number of spaces

  • ( ) - do all in the same space/stitch

Skill Level / Language - Beginner. If you are unsure of any stitches, Youtube is a great resource! American Standard Terms are used throughout the pattern.


Pattern Info - This pattern is quick and easy! You can use your applique on blankets, pillows, backpacks, diaper bags, and more! This applique is approximately 5 inches tall x 4 inches wide.


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Pattern Instructions

*beginning chains do not count as a st unless otherwise noted

*begin each st in the same space as the beginning chain on rounds

*leave long tail for sewing or weave in ends if glueing

*Use the G hook for all parts except with otherwise noted

*Note both the Large and Small Wool Sections will have 10 wool humps like the photo below



Sheep Wool Large Section: White

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2Hdc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *Hdc, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4: *Hdc 2, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (40st)

  • Round 5: Sc, dc, (tr, dc), (hdc, ch 1, sl st), *(sl st in next st, ch 1, sc), dc, (tr, dc), (hdc, ch 1, sl st)* repeat 8 more times, fasten off. (10 wool humps) *see diagram for assistance


Sheep Wool Small section: White

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2Hdc in each st around, sl st to join, ch 1. (20st)

  • Round 3: *Hdc, 2hdc*, repeat *to* around, sl st to join, ch 1. (30st)

  • Round 4:Sc, 2dc, (hdc, ch 1, sl st), *(sl st in next st, ch 1, sc), 2dc, (hdc, ch 1, sl st)*, repeat *to* 8 more times, fasten off. (10 wool humps) *See diagram for assistance



Head: Grey

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Sc 10 into MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, ch 1. (10st)

  • Round 2: Sc 8, 2hdc, 2hdc, sl st to join, ch 1. (12st)

  • Switching to Rows.

  • Row 3 - 6: Turn, sc 4, ch 1. (4st)


  • Row 7: Turn, sc 4, ch 1, continuing around sheep’s head sc to the 1st st of round 7, fasten off. (this section will not have an exact stitch count, it is similar to doing an sc border around a blanket, just use as many stitches as desired)


Ears: Grey - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 7

  • Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, 2sc, continue around to the unworked side of ch, hdc in next unworked stitch, dc, hdc, sc, sl st, fasten off. (12st)


Legs: Black & Grey - make 2

  • Begin: With Grey, Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2 & 3: Turn, hdc 3, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 4: Turn, hdc 3, change colors to black before finishing last st of row 4, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 5: Turn, hdc 3, fasten off. (3st)


Flower: Yellow and choice of color- E 3.5mm hook

  • Begin: With yellow, MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Sc 5 into MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, fasten off. (5st)

  • Round 2: Join color of choice, ch 1, (hdc, ch 1, sl st), *(sl st in next st, hdc, ch 1, sl st)*, repeat *to* 3 more times, fasten off. (5 petals) *See diagram for assistance


Eyes Option: Black - E 3.5mm hook or 3mm hook - make 2

  • If you do not want to use safety eyes

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Sc 3 into MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, fasten off. (3st)


Assembly

Note: I assemble my appliques with hot glue which is a fast and safe method. The glue adheres to the fibers quite well and the applique is very secure. The hot glue packaging that I use says non-toxic so it is safe in my opinion. In addition, you can machine wash on cold, and lay flat to dry or tumble dry/lowest heat setting. You may also use other fabric safe glue or use the traditional method of sewing your pieces together.


How I assembled my Sheep:

  • I lay out all my pieces to get the look I want first. You can use pins to hold it together if you desire and/or take a picture of your layout with your phone to reference as you are putting it together.

  • Because I use glue I was able to attach my smaller sheep wool section to the largest sheep wool section first.

  • Next I assembled the head

  • First I attached my safety eyes and I added hot glue to the backs of my safety eyes for extra security

  • Next with a needle and embroidery floss/thread I stitched on my nose (in a pinch you can also use black yarn)


  • Last I attached the ears at the top left and right corners of the head and then I attached the flower last.

  • After my head piece was completely assembled I then attached the head to the center of the wool sections.

  • Last I attached the legs to the back of the largest wool section.

  • See assembly pictures for additional assistance


And you are done! Congratulations! you have just created "Bo Peep's Lost Sheep"! Doesn't she just have the best energy about here! I hope that she brings a little ray of hope to your life and that she is a blessing to those that you will be sharing this baa baa sheep with!


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