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Published on October 11th, 2015 | by Jenni

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Top 10 Sheep Knitting Patterns

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As you know, we’ve been celebrating wool week!  To finish the week off in perfect woolly style, Jenni has curated 10 of the best sheep knitting patterns on the site, sourced from some of our fab independent designers and brands. Enjoy! Want to know if you’re a born sheep? Click here to find out.

1. Moss the Sheep by Amanda Berry

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Moss the Sheep by Amanda Berry available to download at LoveKnitting

Moss the sheep comes in large and small and is perfect as toys or home decorations. The pattern includes row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the sheep, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques and a materials list. The pattern is worked flat (back and forth) on straight 4mm needles, and knit in Patons Wool Blend Aran.

2. Welcome to the Flock Hat & Cardigan pattern &  Shepherdess Cardigan by Julia Farwell-Clay

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Welcome to the Flock pattern & Shepherdess cardigan available to download at LoveKnitting

This lovely Welcome to the Flock cardigan would look lovely on any little one! Plus, it comes in adult form with this Shepherdess cardigan.

3. Sheep in the Countryside Cushion by iKnitDesigns

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Sheep in the Countryside Cushion cover available to download at LoveKnitting

Transport yourself to the countryside everyday with this fun and cosy cushion cover pattern. The cushion is knit in one piece starting off from half way at the back with stripes, then knitting from the Intarsia Chart, finishing the other half of the back with stripes and buttonholes. You’ll need 1 x 50g balls of Sirdar Country Style DK yarn in Smokey Stone and Tana, plus small amounts of any DK yarn in light brown, dark brown, dark green, emerald, black and white. Plus, Sirdar Snuggly Chunky yarn in Milky (630) for the Sheep and Clouds to give them a 3D effect.

4. Little Sheep Booties for Babies by Sleake Knits

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Little Sheep Booties available to download at LoveKnitting

Any little sheep being born this year? Knit them these perfect lamb booties! The pattern includes a detailed written pattern with photos and row by row written instructions. The booties are knit flat using two needles in Rowan Pure Wool Aran, however you could use any alternative yarn that knits to the same tension/gauge (20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in using US 5 / 3.75mm needles over stocking stitch)

5. Sheep Circular Needles Holder by Justyna Kacprzak – FREE Download

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - FREE sheep cover knitting pattern available to download at LoveKnitting

A multi-funcitional pouch to keep your circular needles safe, store crochet hooks or even use as an e-reader cosy! You’ll want a DK yarn in your chosen colours and Sirdar Snuggly Chunky yarn in Milky (630) for the sheep!

6. Shaun’s Hat Sheep Beanie by Marianne Mueller

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Shaun's hat sheep beanie available to download at LoveKnitting

This gorgeous double knitting beanie is reversible with a large sheep on the front, and a few members of his herd on the back. The pattern includes a short tutorial, with everything you need to know about double knitting for this hat. It comes in 12 sizes and each size is slightly different!

7. Yan Tan Tether Cushion Cover by KCGuild

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Yan Tan Tether Cushion cover available to download at LoveKnitting

Yan Tan Tether is a design inspired by the traditional sheep counting system used in the Yorkshire Dales made by designer Ann Kingstone. Sale proceeds for this pattern support the Knitting & Crochet Guild in its continuing work of education, innovation and preservation. The cushion is knit in the round in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply.

8. Liam Sweater by Just Jussi

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Liam sheep Sweater available to download at LoveKnitting

This sweet sheep sweater is knit all in one piece in garter stitch with a stocking stitch yoke and intarsia sheep on the front. The pattern ranges from sizes newborn to 3 years and is great for beginners looking to take on a new challenge! Plus, the pattern comes with FREE baby pants! You’ll need Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

9. Baby Beanie Little Baa Baa & Mittens by Little Pickle Knits

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Little Baa Baa Beanie & Mittens by Linda Whaley available to download at LoveKnitting

Who can resist the sweetness of this little baa baa beanie and mittens? The patterns are available for sizes newborn to 5 years and are knit in Bergere de France Caline. Please note the pattern for the beanie and mittens are separate patterns. You can find the beanie pattern here and the mittens pattern here.

10. Little Lamb Sock Critter by Lion Brand – FREE download

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns - Lamb Sock Critter knitting pattern by Lion Brand available to download at LoveKnitting

This sock-inspired stuffed sheep is cuddly and adorable! A perfect Easter gift for any child! Plus, the pattern is absolutely free to download! Knit it in Lion Brand Wool Ease.

An Extra Crochet pattern!

Top 10 sheep knitting patterns -Sheep tape measure cover crochet pattern available to download at LoveKnitting

We just couldn’t resist this sweet little tape measure cover! If you were born in the year of the sheep and are constantly using your tape measure, then this is certainly the pattern for you. Express your inner sheep!

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Last updated: October 8th, 2015.

12 Responses to Top 10 Sheep Knitting Patterns

  1. MC says:

    Not in the top ten by a long shot.. but another resource if you’d like to use it, the free Yan Tan Tethera mitten pattern (with a history lesson): http://www.outlanderadventures.com/yan-tan-tethera-counting-sheep-poetry-mittens/

  2. jenna says:

    I ADORE Moss & Shaun’s beanie: They look like the sheep from Wallace & Gromit, whom I love. “mmm, Wensleydale ,,,,”

  3. Nancy says:

    I seen some sheep knitting pattern in red I seen would like to buy one

    Regards Nancy

  4. Di Bunn says:

    It’s the year of the goat

  5. lesley says:

    Is there a free pattern for these beautiful mittens? I can only find the charts and would like a bit more input please! Thank you for putting these on the blog, they are truly gorgeous.

  6. Nancy says:

    I Love that Green Sheep Cardigan & Hat Flock as pictured by Julia Farwell-Clay This very clever Design.

    I see by the Pattern that the Body done in the one ( back and sides attach the sleeves and the Top has those Lovely Sheep ti finish of the Cardigan ) Well done Julia Keep Up the Good Work

    Kindness Regards Nancy

  7. eydis gudrun sigurdardottir says:

    I love your beautiful sheep knittings.

  8. Loretta says:

    Brava! Fabulous sheep knitting!

  9. Joy savanhu says:

    Please can I have free babies’ cardigans, hats, bootees etc patterns to download

  10. Joy savanhu says:

    Pattern LW4066 baby lace cardigan

  11. annette brown says:

    is it possible to have the pattern for the sheep mittens and hat mailed to me

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