Crochet a Lamb

Designer: Meg Grossman
Published: August 20, 2007
Technique: Crochet
Skill Level: Easy

This charming crocheted lamb is a companion to the crocheted cat that appears in the November/December 2003 issue of PieceWork. The combination of fine yarn for the lamb’s legs, underside, and face, with fuzzy yarn for the fleece, is particularly intriguing. The body of the lamb is an armature over which the crocheted fleece is sewn.

Finished Size: 10" (25.4 cm) from nose to beginning of tail, about 5¾" (14.6 cm) tall.

Yarn: Fingering or baby-weight yarn, 50 grams (1¾ ounces)/ball, natural, 1 ball; Sportweight yarn with soft fuzzy texture, 50 grams (1¾ ounces)/ball, natural, 1 ball; Embroidery floss for mouth and nostrils, red.

Hooks: Size 3 (D) for fingering yarn, size 5 (F) for sportweight yarn.

Notions: Tapestry needle; embroidery needle; sewing thread to match yarn; cotton batting, 1 yard (91.4 cm); interfacing, heavy-duty nonfusible, 1 yard (91.4 cm); beads, black for eyes, 2; ribbon for neck.

Gauge: 11 sts = 2" (5.1 cm) with fingering yarn and size 3 hook over dc; 3 sts = 1" (2.5 cm) with sportweight yarn and size 5 hook over dc.

Skill level: Easy.

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