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Sheep Yarn Holder

crochet sheep yarn holder

crochet sheep yarn holder

A cute sheep that will help you keep the skein of yarn in place! Its tail can be used as a pin cushion, too.

Hook: 4mm
Yarn: 100% acrylic, sport weight
300m in 100g
white and black
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sts – stitches (1sc, 1dc)
sl st – slip stitch
x5/x3 – repeat 5/3 times
(x) – number of stitches in a row

inc – 2 sts in one st
dec – 2sts worked together

NOTE! The pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Instead of using only sc or dc for the body, the pattern is worked with both stitches (1sc, 1dc, 1sc, 1dc) to create a special “sheepy” effect. So instead of (1sc,1dc) I used the term stitches (sts). So, in other words, the 1st row is: 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, (1dc, 1sc) x6, (1dc, 1sc, 1dc, 1sc) in last ch, (1dc, 1sc) x6, 1dc, 1sc, 1dc in 1 (32). Additionally, first 3 rounds have more detailed explanation added in brackets to help you understand the instructions better.
Start every row with sc.

Body
ch15
1. working on both sides of the chain: 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 12sts(*1sc in next st, 1dc in next st* 6 times), 4sts (1sc, 1dc, 1sc, 1dc) in last ch, 12sts(*1sc in next st, 1dc in next st* 6 times), 3sts (1sc, 1dc, 1sc) in 1st (32)
2. inc (1sc and 1dc in the first st), 12sts (*1sc in next st, 1dc in next st* 6 times), inc x4 (1sc and 1dc in the same st 4 times), 12sts (*1sc in next st, 1dc in next st* 6 times), inc x3 (1sc and 1dc in the same st 4 times)(40)
3. inc (1sc and 1dc in the same st), 13sts(*1sc in next st, 1dc in next st* 6 times, 1sc), (inc,1)x4 (*1dc and 1sc in the same st, 1dc in next st, 1sc and 1dc in next st, 1sc in next st* twice), 12sts (*1dc in next st, 1sc in next st* 6 times), (inc,1)x3 (1sc and 1dc in the same st, 1sc in next st, 1dc and 1sc in next st, 1dc in next st, 1sc and 1dc in the same st, 1sc in next st) (48)
4. inc, 14sts, (inc,2)x4, 12sts, (inc,2)x3 (56)
5. inc, 15sts, (inc,3)x4, 12sts, (inc, 3sts)x2, inc, 1, ch1 (a hole for yarn made), 1 (64)
6. inc, 16sts, (inc,4)x4, 12sts, (inc,4)x3 (72)
7. inc, 17sts, (inc,5)x4, 12sts, (inc,5)x3 (80)
8. (inc, 18sts, inc, 20sts)x2 (84)
9. inc, 83sts (85)
10. 26 sl st, 59sts (85)
11. ch26, 59sts (85)
12. – 20. 85 sts around (85)
21. in back loops only sc dec, 15sc, sc dec, 16sc, sc dec, 6sc, sc dec, 32sc, sc dec, 6sc (80)
22. (sc dec, 8sc) x8 (72)
23. (dc dec, 4dc) x12 (60)
24. (dc dec, 3dc) x12 (48)
25. (dc dec, 2dc) x12 (36)
26. (dc dec, 1dc) x12 (24)
27. dc dec x12 (12)
28. sc dec x6 (6)
Fasten off. Sew the opening.

Head
ch8
1. sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 5sc, 3sc in last ch, 5sc, inc (16)
2. inc, 5sc, inc x3, 5sc, inc x2 (22)
3. inc, 6sc, (inc, 1) x3, 5sc, (inc, 1) x2 (28)
4. inc, 7sc, (inc, 2) x3, 5sc, (inc, 2) x2 (34)
5. – 9. sc around (34)
10. (15sc, dec) x2 (32)
11. (14sc, dec) x2 (30)
12. (13sc, dec) x2 (28)
13. (12sc, dec) x2 (26)
14. – 15. sc around (26)
16. (11sc, dec) x2 (24)
17. (2sc, dec) x6 (18)
18. (1sc, dec) x6 (12)
19. ch7, hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1dc in each ch (one ear made), 6sc, ch7, hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1dc in each ch(second ear made), 6sc
20. dec x6 (6)
Fasten off. Sew the opening.

Tail
ch2
1. 6sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (6)
2. sc inc x6 (12)
3. (inc, 1sc) x6 (18)
4. – 5. sc around (18)
6. (dec, 1sc) x6 (12)
7. dec x6 (6)
Fasten off. Leave a piece of thread for sewing.

Embroider eyes and nose on the head. Sew the head and tail to the body.

Hope you enjoy it and find it useful!

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