Dancing Sheep Duo crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Duo crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com

Hello! How’s everyone doing this happy Tuesday? Well, I hope it’s happy for you where ever you are. I am well, doin’ lots of crochet and reading lots of fun comic books. 😀
So, this week I’m doing another theme week, shocking I know. If you’ve been a fan of my blog for a while you know that I like to match up my releases sometimes. The burger week or the cupcake week, for instance, was me just being a goofball but I like having things match sometimes! And that brings me to this week’s releases, the Dancing Sheep Duo (Applique and Earrings) and the new Sheila Sheep Slipper-Socks pattern. I’m on a bit of a slipper kick, I’ve designed 3 this year and I’ve got more ideas going! I hope you’re liking them too. I don’t know why I’m in such a mood to design slipper-socks but I am, maybe it’s because my feet are always cold. Who knows? Either way, I hope you like all the new designs this week and give them a try!

You can purchase an ad-free downloadable pdf from my Ravelry shop for $.50 for this pattern. 
Materials:

Gauge:

  • 2.25 mm: 1″ = 10 scs x 10 rows
  • G: 4″ = 16 scs x 16 rows

Terms/ stitches:

  • RS: right side (side that faces out)
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together
  • Sc3tog: single crochet 3 sts together

Notes:

  • Both patterns are worked flat, in rows back and forth, with a turn at the end/ beginning. The last row is a border around the whole finished piece.
  • 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 directions (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parentheses means.
  • Earrings: Color A is white, and color B is black. Applique: Color A is white, color B is both brown and black.
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.
  • You will need to know how to create a slip knot on your hook for this pattern.
  • Please note there are portions of the patterns written as I write my tapestry designs. All the stitches in both designs are single crochets, so in the tapestry rows the instructions only tell you how many stitches (this is the number in the parentheses) to do in what color.
  • The earrings measurements do not include the findings.

Finished measurements:

Earrings
Height: 1.75″
Width: 1.25″
Applique
Height: 4.75″
Width: 4″

Pattern instructions

Dancing Sheep Duo crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Duo crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com

Earrings

Row 1: A Ch 8, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 6 sts – 7 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc into the next 5 sts, sc twice into the last st – 9 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc into the next 7 sts, sc twice into the last st – 11 scs
Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (3), A: (4) – 11 scs
Rows 5 – 6: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (5), A: (3) – 11 scs
Rows 7 – 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (1), B: (1), A: (3) – 11 scs
Rows 9 – 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (1), B: (9), A: (1) – 11 scs
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (11) – 11 scs

Border:
Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog the first 3 sts, sc into the next 5 sts, sc3tog the next 3 sts, ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece 90°, sc into the next 11 row ends, ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece 90°, sc into the other side of the original ch row (7 scs), ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece 90°, sc into the next 11 row ends, rotate the whole piece 90°, ch 1 at the corner, slip st into the first sc3tog –
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

Finishing:

Once you get all your ends woven in, lay the sheep flat and coat them in fabric stiffener. Once they’re nice and coated, let ’em air dry. Once they’re dry, secure your findings to them as you’d like (the ch-1 spaces at the corners or the center as I have made here).

I always use fabric stiffener when I make earrings because it helps ’em keep their shape.

 

Applique Instructions

Dancing Sheep Duo crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Duo crochet patterns by DivineDebris.com

Row 1: A: Ch 14, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 12 sts – 13 scs
Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc into the next 11 sts, sc twice into the last st –  15 scs
Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 15 sts – 15 scs
Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, sc twice into the first st, sc into the next 13 sts, sc twice into the last st – 17 scs
Rows 5 – 6: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 17 sts – 17 scs
Rows 7 – 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (5), A: (6) – 17 scs
Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (7), A: (5) – 17 scs
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (9), A: (4) – 17 scs
Rows 11 – 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (2), A: (2), B: (1), A: (2), B: (2), A: (4) – 17 scs
Rows 13 – 14: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), B: (13), A: (2) – 17 scs
Row 15: A: Ch 1, turn, (17) – 17 scs
Row 16: A: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next 13 sts, sc2tog the next 2 sts – 15 scs

Border:
Row 17: A: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog the next 3 sts, sc into the next 9 sts, sc3tog the next 3 sts, ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece 90°, sc down the row ends, ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece 90°, sc across the back of the original chain row, ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece 90°, sc down the row ends, ch 1 at the corner, rotate the whole piece 90°, slip st into the first st – 56 scs

Legs:
Flip the whole piece around so you’re working along the bottom of the piece.
Create a slip knot on your hook and sc into the 3 sts to the left of the ch-1 at the corner – 3 scs
Rows 2 – 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 3 sts – 3 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Create another slip knot on your hook and sc into the 3 sts to the right of the next ch-1 at the corner – 3 scs
Rows 2 – 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 3 sts – 3 scs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

 

And there they are! I hope you like these littlest of sheep. 😀 See ya next week.

The Littlest Dancing Sheep
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  • April 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm
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    Keep those sheep coming!! They’re great~

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