Wooly Friend (Little "Stella") Tutorial
Finally, as promised, here is the tutorial to my
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 Teresa, Gracie and Betsy ...when they told me another one of our blogging friends, Meredith from www.mereknits-mereknits.blogspot.com 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
Basic knowledge of crochet
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 go...my 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 :)