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Sheep Toy

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Knit this fuzzy and cuddly sheep toy for your favorite animal lover.

Size

Single Size
Approx 12 ins [30.5 cm] high x 20 ins [51 cm] long
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The materials for this project cost $25.91

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  • Single Size
Sheep Measurements
Approx 12 ins [30.5 cm] high x 20 ins [51 cm] long

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Main Color (MC)

Canadiana | White, 10005Edit Color
$16.47

Contrast A

Canadiana | Black, 10040Edit Color
$5.49

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Materials not included in this kit:

Stuffing is required.

The materials for this project cost $25.91

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Dec = decrease(ing)

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Sheep Measurements
Approx 12 ins [30.5 cm] high x 20 ins [51 cm] long

MATERIALS

Sheep Toy
Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz;187 m/205 yds)
Main Color (MC) White (10005) 3
Contrast A Black (10040) 1
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Stuffing.

GAUGE

20 sts and 38 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.

INSTRUCTIONS

UPPER BODY

With MC, cast on 58 sts and mark center of row.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
Proceed in garter st (knit every row) as follows:
Shape Back Legs: Cast on 6 sts beg next 4 rows, then cast on 3 sts beg following 2 rows. 88 sts.
Proceed in loop st pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *ML. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: K2. *ML. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: Knit.
These 4 rows form loop st pat.
Work a further 10 rows in loop st pat.
Keeping cont of pat, cast off 3 sts beg next 2 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows twice. 76 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows. 70 sts.
Work 6 rows even in pat.
Inc 1 st at each end of next and following 6th rows twice more, taking inc sts into pat. 76 sts.
Work 21 rows even in pat, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and following 6th rows twice more. 70 sts.
Work 7 rows even in pat, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape Front Legs: Keeping cont of pat, cast on 3 sts beg next 6 rows. 88 sts.
Work 16 rows even in pat.
Cast off 3 sts beg next 4 rows.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows 5 times more. 64 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and every following row until there are 38 sts.
Work 3 rows even in pat. Cast off.

UNDERSIDE
With MC, cast on 5 sts and mark center st.
Proceed in garter st, as follows: Inc 1 st each end of 3rd and following alt row. 9 sts.
Work 7 rows even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Inc 1 st each end of next and following 8th rows twice more. 15 sts.
Work 9 rows even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape Back Legs: Cast on 6 sts beg next 4 rows, then cast on 3 sts beg following 2 rows. 45 sts.
Work 1 row even.
Next row: (RS). K15. Sl1. K1. psso. K11. K2tog. K15.
Work 1 row even.
Next row: K14. Sl1. K1. psso. K11. K2tog. K14.
Work 1 row even.
Next row: K13. Sl1. K1. psso. K11. K2tog. K13.
Work 1 row even.
Cont in this manner, dec 2 sts (as before) on next and every alt row, until there are 35 sts.
Work 2 rows even.
Next row: (WS). Cast off 3 sts. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Cast off 3 sts. K7 (including st on needle after cast off ). Sl1. K1. psso. K11. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows twice more. 21 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows. 15 sts.
Work 6 rows even.
Inc 1 st at each end of next and following 6th rows twice more. 21 sts.
Work 21 rows even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and following 6th rows twice more. 15 sts.
Work 7 rows even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape Front Legs: Cast on 3 sts beg next 6 rows. 33 sts.
Work 16 rows even.
Cast off 3 sts beg next 4 rows. 21 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and following 6th rows until there are 9 sts.
Work 3 rows even. Cast off.

HEAD
With A, cast on 47 sts.
1st row: (RS). K37. Turn.
2nd row: P27. Turn.
3rd row: K23. Turn.
4th row: P19. Turn.
5th row: K15. Turn.
6th row: P11. Turn.
7th row: Knit across all sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows even in stocking st.
Next row: K7. K2tog. K6. Sl1. K1. psso. K13. K2tog. K6. Sl1. K1. psso. K7.
Next row: P14. P2tog. P11. P2togtbl. P14.
Next row: K6. K2tog. K6. Sl1. K1. psso. K9. K2tog. K6. Sl1. K1. psso. K6.
Next row: P13. P2tog. P7. P2togtbl. P13.
Next row: K5. (K2tog. K6. Sl1. K1. psso. K5) twice.
Purl 1 row even.
Next row: K4. K2tog. K6. Sl1. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. K6. Sl1. K1. psso. K4. Work 3 rows even.
Next row: (RS). K10. K2tog. K3. Sl1. K1. psso. K10.
Work 7 rows even, dec 1 st in center of last row. 24 sts.
Shape Muzzle: Next row: (RS). K3. Cast off next 6 sts. K6 (including st on needle after cast off ). Cast off next 6 sts. K3.
Work 3 rows even on last 3 sts. Leave sts on a safety pin.
With WS of work facing, rejoin A to center 6 sts and work 3 rows even.
Leave sts on a st holder.
With WS of work facing, rejoin A to last 3 sts and work 3 rows even. Leave sts on a safety pin.
Place 3 sts at each end onto one needle.
Place center 6 sts on another needle.
With 3rd needle, cast off these 2 sets of 6 sts tog (see diagram below).

FEET (make 4 - worked sideways)
With A, cast on 12 sts. Beg with a knit
row, work 22 rows in stocking st. Cast off.

EARS (make 2)
With A, cast on 6 sts.
Work 3 rows garter st.
Dec 1 st each end of next and following alt row. 2 sts.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

TAIL
With MC, cast on 18 sts.
Work 2 rows garter st. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew Upper Body to Underside matching markers and leaving leg openings free. Sew cast on and cast off edges of Feet tog. Sew bottom seam.
Stuff feet lightly. Sew to leg openings.
Sew Head seam. Sew cast off edges at either side of Muzzle in position. Stuff Head and Body.
Sew Head to Body. With MC embroider eyes as illustrated. Sew Ears and Tail in position.