Lamb Lovey Pattern

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I would like to share with you guys one of my very first design, as a new crocheter. I have used this pattern several time, since I wrote it, and I think that it produces the expected results. However, I’m not sure if the pattern will be as easy to follow, as it is for myself.

So, fellow crocheters, here is my Lamb Lovey pattern that will be up for free, for few months, then you will be able to buy the PDF format on my Titikel Shop.

I would appreciate if you can leave a comment on your experience with this pattern. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

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Lamb Lovey Pattern (free)
By Titikel

Materials

Head interior, ears and hands:

  • Yarn size: Medium (4)
  • Brand: Bernat Cotton
  • Color: Jute
  • Hook size: 4 mm (G)
  • Quantity: 1 ball (4.5 0z)

Additional materials:

  • Fiber Fill
  • Eyes: Safety eyes black 9 mm
  • Embroidery yarn and needle
  • Stitch Markers (I’ve used bobby pins)
Head exterior, arms and blanket:

  • Yarn size: Super bulky (6)
  • Brand: Bernat Baby Blanket
  • Colors:
    • White (head exterior and blanket part a)
    • Little Sandcastles (blanket part b)
    • Sonoma (blanket contour)
  • Hook size: 6 mm (J)
  • Quantity: 1 ball (3.5 0z) each color

Abbreviations

Round: rnd                       Single crochet: sc           Chain: ch
Stitches: st                         Increase: inc                   Double crochet: dc
Single crochet: sc             Decrease: dec                 Half double crochet: hdc
Slip stitch in space: sp                                               Back loops only: BLO

Head interior

Rnd 1: magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: inc 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 6: sc in each st [30]
Rnd 7: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [36]
Rnd 8: sc in each st [36]
Rnd 9: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [42]
Rnd 10 – 15: sc in each st [42]
Add safety eyes around round 12. Start nose at round 15
Rnd 16: (sc in next 5 st, dec next) repeat 6 times [36]
Rnd 17: sc in each st [36]
Rnd 18: (sc in next 4 st, dec next) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 19: sc in each st [30]
Rnd 20: (sc in next 3 st, dec next) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 21: (sc in next 2 st, dec next) repeat 6 times [18]
Start stuffing with fiber fill and continue stuffing as you go
Rnd 22: (sc in next st, dec next) repeat 6 times [12]
Rnd 23: dec 6 times [6]
Fasten off, leaving a medium string for closing.

Ears (make 2)

Rnd 1: magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: inc 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: sc in each st [12]
Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 5: sc in each st [18]
Rnd 6: (sc in next st, dec next) repeat 6 times [12]
Rnd 7: (sc in next 2 st, dec next) repeat 3 times [9]
Rnd 8 – 9: sc in each st [9]
Fasten off, leaving a long string for closing and sewing.
Do not stuff ears. Sew ears to head exterior.

Head exterior

Rnd 1: magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: inc 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 6: sc in each st [30]
Rnd 7: (sc in next 4 st, inc next) repeat 6 times [36]
Rnd 8: sc in each st [36]
Rnd 9: (sc in next 4 st, dec in next st) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 10: sc in each st [30]
Fasten off, leaving a long string for sewing.
Fringe: ch 1 from edge, sc in next 9 st, ch 1, turn [9]
dec in next st, sc in next 5 st, dec in next st, ch 2, turn [7]
(1 slst, 1 hdc) repeat 4 times or as desired, end with slst.
Fasten off and hide string inside head exterior.
Eyes were my reference for fringe’s starting and ending.
The head interior should fit in easily in the head exterior and tight.
While sewing in the exterior, I’ve passed the string through the fringe as well.

Hands and arms (make 2)

Start with Jute yarn
Rnd 1: magic ring [6]
Rnd 2: inc 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: sc in each st [18]
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, dec next) repeat 6 times [12]
Change yarn
Rnd 6 – 11: sc in each st [12]
Rnd 12: (sc in next 10 st, dec next) [11]
Rnd 13: sc in each st [11]
Rnd 14: (sc in next 9 st, dec next) [10]
Rnd 15: sc in each st [10]
Fasten off, leaving a long string for sewing.
Stuff hand only with fiber fill.
Before sewing arms to head exterior, compare both arms to make sure they are equally stuffed and look identical.

Blanket

It’s a solid granny square blanket. Since the bulky yarn is very thick, markers are really helpful. For the blanket, I’ve used 3 markers. One to help locate the 5th chain, to slip stitch, one to help locate the first stitch following each corner and one to help locate the last stitch. Tamara from Moogly has a simple video that can be help better understand how to work the blanket.

Start with white yarn
Starting point:
ch 4, slst to make a ring
Rnd 1: ch 7 [counts as first dc and ch 2]; (dc 3 in ring, ch 2) repeat 3 times; dc 2 in ring, slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Rnd 2: sp; ch 7, dc 2 in the same space; (dc in next 3 st, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in space) repeat 3 times; dc in the last 3 st, dc in space; slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Rnd 3: sp; ch 7, dc 2 in the same space; (dc in next 7 st, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in space) repeat 3 times; dc in the last 7 st, dc in space; slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Change color – Little Sandcastles
Rnd 4: sp; ch 7, dc 2 in the same space; (dc in next 11 st, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in space) repeat 3 times; dc in the last 11 st, dc in space; slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Rnd 5: sp; ch 7, dc 2 in the same space; (dc in next 15 st, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in space) repeat 3 times; dc in the last 15 st, dc in space; slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Rnd 6: sp; ch 7, dc 2 in the same space; (dc in next 19 st, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in space) repeat 3 times; dc in the last 19 st, dc in space; slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Change color – White
Rnd 7:
sp; ch 7, dc 2 in the same space; (dc in next 23 st, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in space) repeat 3 times; dc in the last 23 st, dc in space; slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Change color – Sonoma
Rnd 8: sp; ch 7, dc 2 in the same space; (dc in next 27 st, [dc 2, ch 2, dc 2] in space) repeat 3 times; dc in the last 27 st, dc in space; slst to 5th ch of ch 7
Rnd 9: slst in each BLO (with 2 slst in each st of the corner)
Fasten off, leaving a medium string for closing. Hide the end.

Tips for sewing in and finishing your project

Sew in each part tight and pass 2 times to secure. Once you are done sewing in, insert the needle close to the point where you have finished sewing in and exit in the opposite side (going through the fiber fill). Leave a very small string and pull it back inside using the needle or hook.

Arms are attached to the head and the head attached to the blanket.

Before attaching both arms, place them first using silk pins to make sure they are well aligned in both side of the head, with the curvy part facing outside.

Congratulations! Your Lamb Lovey is ready for cuddling.

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12 thoughts on “Lamb Lovey Pattern

    1. Thank you Zola. You know that your article on knitting had an impact on my blogging decision, lol. I had wordpress for years and never moved forward writing. Here you go with another WIP, lol. Still can’t wait for your feedback.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your work. I will definitely put this on my To Do List.
    It seems straight forward enough however, just a suggestion – my first reaction when reading the pattern is the need for step-by-step photos. This would help people greatly (especially people new to crochet and amigurumi.) For example, there is no explanation regarding the ‘interior’ and ‘exterior’ parts of the head – a picture would explain this really well.

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