Mathilde the Sheep
Mathilde the Sheep

Mathilde the Sheep

Pattern Notes: This pattern is worked in rounds. Be sure to move your stitch marker to the
beginning of each round so as not to lose your place!
When stuffing your body parts, loosely start stuffing during the decrease rows and then stuff firmly
before crocheting the last row.

Materials

• Cotton in several colors: beige, yellow, purple, green and white. Of course you can choose
the color scheme fort his sheep yourself.
• Fuzzy white yarn
• 1.5 mm crochet needle
• 2.0 mm crochet needle
• Fiber fill
• Embroidery thread
• Black beads for the eyes
Head of the sheep
Start with the beige yarn and the 1.5mm crochet needle.
Make a magic circle.
1 6 sc in the magic loop (6)
2 [inc] repeat 6 times (12)
3 [sc, inc] repeat 6 times (18)
4 [2 sc, inc] repeat 6 times (24)
5 [3 sc, inc] repeat 6 times (30)
6 [4 sc, inc] repeat 6 times (36)
7 [5 sc, inc] repeat 6 times (42)
8-9 sc around (42)

10 [dec, 5 sc] repeat 6 times (36)
11 [dec, 4 sc] repeat 6 times (30)
12 [dec, 3 sc] repeat 6 times (24)
13-17 sc around (24)
Change to the fluffy yarn and use a 2.0mm crochet needle.
18 Sc around (24)
19 This round can be very difficult, because the stitches of the previous round are difficult
to see.
Sc2tog 12 times (12). Instead of Sc2tog, you can also just skip a stitch.
Start filling the head.
20 Sc2tog 6 times (6). Instead of Sc2tog, you can also just skip a stitch.
Close the head. Fasten off and weave in the ends

Ears (make 2)

Use the beige yarn and a 1,5 mm crochet hook.
Make a magic circle.
1 6 sc in the magic loop (6)
2 [sc, inc] repeat 3 times (9)
3 [sc, inc] repeat 4 times, sc (13)
4-6 Sc around (13)
7 [Dec, sc] repeat 4 times, sc (9)
8 Sc around (9)
Fasten off. You don’t have to stuff the ears. Leave a long tail, and sew the ears to the head of
the sheep. You can slightly form the ears with your fingers. See the picture below.

Body

This is the most difficult part to crochet. The yarn is fluffy and the previous stitches are not well
visible. I use a thick fluffy yarn. The pattern is written for this thick yarn. However, if you use a
thinner yarn, you have to crochet some extra rounds after round 5. In each extra round, you have
to increase. For row 6, this will become [4 sc, inc] repeated for the whole round, for row 7 this will
become [ 5sc, inc] repeated for the whole round, etcetera. The most important thing is that the
shape of the body should look like a pear.
Start with the fluffy yarn and a 2.0 mm crochet hook. Make a magic circle.
1 6 sc in the magic loop (6)
2 Increase all around (12)
3 [sc, inc] repeat 6 times (18)
4 [2 sc, inc] repeat 6 times (24)
5 [3 sc, inc] repeat 6 times (30)
6 Sc around (30)
Start filling the body
7 Sc2tog for the whole round. For this fluffy yarn, it is better to just skip a stitch instead of
sc2tog.
Fasten off and weave in the ends. Below you can see the size of the body relative to the size of
the head.

Legs (make 4)

Start with the beige yarn and a 1.5 mm crochet hook. Make a magic circle
1 6 sc in the magic loop (6)
2 Increase all around (12)
3 [sc, inc] repeat 6 times (18)
4 Sc all around only in the backloops! (18)
5-6 Sc all around (18)
7 [Sc2tog, sc] repeat 6 times (12)
8 Sc all around (12)
The next rounds will be in alternating colors: purple, yellow, green and white. So, start the next
round with purple yarn.
9-17 Sc all around (12)
Fill the leg.
18 Crochet with the fluffy white yarn. Sc all around. However, make less than 12 stitches,
because the yarn is thicker.
19 Sc2tog all around.

Assembling all the parts
Now that all the parts are finished, you can start assembling the sheep. First sew on the muzzle. I
advise you to do it before sewing the head to the body, so that you can hide the tails.
Now sew on the ears and add the eyes. After that, you can sew on the head to the body. You
can do this with regular thread, because it is too difficult to do this with the fluffy yarn. Finally, sew
on the legs. Experiment with their position so that the sheep can sit and doesn’t fall on its side.

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