Sunday, January 20, 2013

Wooly Friend Tutorial

Wooly Friend (Little "Stella") Tutorial
Finally, as promised, here is the tutorial to my
"Stella" Sheep
I really had fun making this little sheep. I love this kind of projects because you can go from beginning to end in one sitting.
I had made one for me a while ago and showed my blogging friends TeresaGracie and Betsy ...when they told me another one of our blogging friends, Meredith from would love one of them I immediately thought I was going to make one for her...
but then I thought that we all like wool...and naturally like the cute wooly friends who make our wool.
That is why the idea of sharing my pattern was born.
I have to be honest and tell you that I have seen many of these in the web and other websites, but when I made mine I didn't have a specific pattern and improvised to get this one.
(So while I really like mine this is not, by any means, a professional pattern neither am I a professional pattern writer. So, if you see any mistakes I will be glad to fix it if you send me an email).
Here is a picture of Stella when it was done...
Here is what you need :
Yarn:I used a chunky yarn for the main color(a very hard rug making kind of yarn I got from a friend so I didn't really had a label) any kind really will do it.
and a sports weigh wool for the head and feet.
Hook: Size 5.0 mm - H
Tapestry needle
Basic knowledge of crochet
Abbreviations: (US)
Ch: chain
St = stitches
Sl St+ slip Stitch
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet = treble (or triple)crochet
Row 1: Start by making a magic loop.
 ch 2, and 12 dc into the magic loop to make the first cluster = 12 dc
(pull the tail for the magic loop tight to close the loop in the center)
Slst to join to first dc worked

Row 2: Ch2, 1 dc in the same loop
2 Dc in each dc from previous row = 24 dc
Slst to join to first dc worked

Row 3: Ch2, 1 dc in the same loop
*1 Dc in the next Dc, 2 Dc in the next Dc**, repeat from* to **till you get to the end. Make sure you have 36 Dc.

Good job... You are now done with the body of you little sheep.
We are now ready to start the head of the sheep.
Head: Choose a contrasting color. I used black for mine and brown for Meredith's.
Start by Ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook
1 Hdc, 1 Hdc, 1Dc, 1 Tr, 1 Tr. Turn.(you are now doing the other side of the face) Ch 4, Tr 1, Dc 2, Hdc 2, sc 1, ch 1, sc around the face till you get to the corner, ch 10 ( to make the ear) Sc around the head to get to next corner, ch 10 to make the other ear. Sc around the other side of the head. Fasten off. 
You are now done making the head. :)

Sorry, I didn't take very good pictures of each step to make the head :(
To make the feet:
Feet: Choose the location where you want the feet.
Sc in the space, ch 5, sc in the same space, slst ad fasten off. 
Repeat for the other foot.
Now, with white yarn make 2 eyes and a nose or choose a bead and sew it to the ace to make the expressions you want.
Well, there you very first tutorial. I'm so happy, excited and a bit nervous to push the publish button ...
But the anticipation of sharing it with all of you makes me so happy.
Hope you enjoy making one of this wooly friends as much as I did.

PS: Please, remember I am only writing this pattern for fun and in hopes that you enjoy making one also. If you find any mistakes and want to contact me I'll do my best to correct the mistake. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy it and have fun making many friends to my "Stella"  :)
Thanks again for stopping by to see me... I do love to hear from you :) 


  1. these are too cute, I do not knit or crochet, I may ask my neighbor friend to make me one-thanks for posting the tutorial

  2. Wow, you did a good job of showing us how to make one of your sheep! Yours are very cute. Hope to see you for lunch again, soon.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. So cute!! Meridith was so thrilled with your sweet gift!!
    xo Kris

  4. So cute! Thank you for taking the time to write up a tutorial for us. Stella's friend turned out beautifully.


  5. Thats great - such a cool sheep - isn't it great when you create your own patterns!

  6. Thank you so much for the tutorial :)

  7. I just saw Meredith's post about receiving the sweet little sheep. A lovely little gift. Have a great week. Tammy

  8. Taci, not only are you so lovely making me an adorable sheep now you have outdone yourself with the terrific pattern. Thanks so much for doing this for all of us.
    You are the best!

  9. Thank YOU my dear Meredith for your kind words on your blog and for being so nice.
    I really enjoyed making it and especially thinking about all of us spending time together someday :)

  10. I have an award for you at my blog!
    Eileen :)

    1. Thank you so very much Eileen. I have the day of and will post it today... Sorry it took me so long. I do appreciate you nominating me :)

  11. Taci! Thanks so much for teaching us how to make a Stella! She is precious, and I hope to follow your pattern soon.


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