All things sheep; free patterns

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Free-sheep-patternsIt’s the Year of the Sheep (or goat, or ram, depending on who you talk to) in the Chinese calendar, so we’ve decided to celebrate all things woolly. Check out our pick of the cutest FREE sheep patterns on the net.

Crochet cutie

This adorable amigurumi pattern is by Harugurumi. She calls it the sleeping baby sheep. We call it gorgeous. Either way, give it a try! Find the free pattern here.


Knitted lamb

This free fuzzy lamb pattern is courtesy of the very talented Barbara Prime. Cute, is it not? This wee fuzz-ball measures 20cm (8 inches) high. Get the free pattern over at Ravelry. If you’re not a member of Ravelry, no problem. You can sign up for free.


Knitted hot water bottle cover

UPDATE: Sadly, this pattern is no longer free. It costs 3 pounds over at Herdy.
This fun bedroom accessory was put together by Herdy in the UK and you have two options – make a hot water bottle cover, as shown, or make it into a soft toy. Each option is adorable.


Sock sheep

Oh my gosh. We think these are so cute. Created by Joanne over at Craft Passion, she’s included two patterns – one for standing sheep, and one for sheep that recline. We love them both. Click here for the free instructions.


Crocheted and knitted lamb hats

This is just the thing to keep baby’s head warm in winter – a knitted or crocheted lamb hat. The first pattern is knitted, and is free from Amy Gaines over at Ravelry (click here). The second is crocheted by Sarah, and the free pattern can be found at Repeat Crafter Me (click here).


Knitted sheep backpack

Which little kid wouldn’t love this cute backpack by Tatyana Fedorova? Sizing is 17 x 11 x 23 cm (18 x 4.5 x 9 inches), and it’s a free download pattern over at Ravelry. Click through to the site here.


Polka dot sheep 

You can find the templates for these fabric and felt sheep at Erica Catarina’s blog. Print out the pattern, and away you go. Click here for the pattern. No instructions though.



  1. Do you by any chance have a pattern for sheep or lambs that can be used for a baby quilt??

  2. LorettaT says

    Just so you know, I clicked on one of the links above and found that the blog has been removed with no forwarding address

    Crochet baby blankets
    These oh-so-lovely crocheted blankets have various animal heads to choose from, including a sheep. You’ll find the free patterns over at Britt Marie’s blog. Click here.

  3. Jenny Beddie says

    Hello from Johannesburg, South Africa. Your patterns are beautiful. I’m an avid knitter, wushed I could crochet. The Sleeping Baby Sherp pattern – do you have a knitted version?


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