More Sheep?

Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Did someone say more sleep? No, wait, sheep. There’s sheep. Sorry, it’s been a long week and I’m pretty tired. The hubs and I took the weekend off and went out of town where we spend money and had fun but… I doubt I’m alone in this, now I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. I do so love going away, getting a break from the “norm” but when I get home I do love the comforting touch of my couch beneath my butt and the nice routine of working on patterns.

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Materials:

  • US H (5.00) mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight/ size #4/ medium weight yarn
    • 1.50 Oz/ 73 yards
    • I used Sugar and Cream yarn for this (4 – 5 colors)
    • For hot pads or pot holders, use cotton yarn because acrylic will burn/ melt
  • Yarn needleRavelry link

Gauge:

  • 4.5” x 4.5” = 16 scs x 17 rows

Terms/ stitches:

  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked back and forth in rows, with a turn at the end/ beginning.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up.
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parenthesis means.
  • Rather than changing, cutting, and weaving in the ends of all the colors, the colors A and D yarn are carried  in the photos. Here’s a great tutorial on color changes. In this pattern, the active yarn is worked over the inactive. I drop the other colors when they’re not in use.
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.
  • You can replace the chain row with a foundation single crochet row.
  • Color A: is orange, Color B: is black, Color C: is white, and Color D: is red.

Dancing Sheep Pot Holder free pattern by DivineDebris.com #crochet #freepattern #tapestry #sheep #potholder

Finished dimensions:

  • Height: 7.25″
  • Width: 8″

Pattern instructions:

Row 1: A: Ch 31, sc into the second ch from the hook and across – 30 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across – 30 scs
Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (10), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (4) – 30 scs
Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (8), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (4) – 30 scs
Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), A: (6), C: (9), A: (3) – 30 scs
Rows 6 – 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (11), A: (4), C: (11), A: (2) – 30 scs
Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (7), B: (2), C: (2), A: (4), C: (7), B: (2), C: (2), A: (2) – 30 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (1), B: (4), C: (6), A: (4), C: (1), B: (4), C: (6), A: (2) – 30 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), A: (6), C: (9), A: (3) – 30 scs
Rows 12 – 14: A: Ch 1, turn, (30) – 30 scs
Row 15 – 17: D: Ch 1, turn, (30) – 30 scs

Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Potholder free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Row 18: D: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1), D: (3), B: (1), D: (10), B: (1), D: (3), B: (1), D: (6) – 30 scs
Row 19: D: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (8), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (1), B: (1), D: (4) – 30 scs
Row 20: D: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), D: (6), C: (9), D: (3) – 30 scs
Rows 21 – 23: D: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (11), D: (4), C: (11), D: (2) – 30 scs
Row 24: D: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (2), B: (2), C: (7), D: (4), C: (2), B: (2), C: (7), D: (2) – 30 scs
Row 25: D: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (6), B: (4), C: (1), D: (4), C: (6), B: (4), C: (1), D: (2) – 30 scs
Row 26: D: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (9), D: (6), C: (9), D: (3) – 30 scs
Rows 28 – 29: D: Ch 1, turn, (30) – 30 scs

Border:

Row 30: (in any color, I used an cream color) Ch 1, turn, sc across (30), ch 1 at the corner, sc down the edge of the rows (29), ch 1 at the corner, sc across the other edge of the original ch row (30), ch 1 at the corner, sc down the edge of the rows (29), ch 15 at the corner, slip st into the first sc to secure- 118 scs, 3 ch-1 spaces, 1 ch-15 space
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

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