Before I tell you about my Easter sheep, I’d like to tell you something else. I don’t very often go on picasa, but yesterday I did. I was very surprised when I saw my crochet angel in one album. I am not angry. Not at all, because I gave this pattern for everybody, and everybody knows that it’s my design. This angel was a runner up in one of the crafts magazines and I wrote about it on this blog. I understand that some of you use picasa for store different patterns. That’s ok, but… I was very sad and disappointed when I saw my angel without the name of my blog. This person cropped out the name of my blog (here is this album). Can I ask why? I don’t think this is fair.
Wiki –dokładnie tego tutaj. Ja też je zrobiłam. Przy niektórych delikatnie zmieniłam to i owo, ale tylko odrobinkę. Wiki jest bardzo utalentowana i miła. Każdy, kto nie miał okazji zobaczyć baranka w jej wykonaniu i nie miał okazji poznać tajników jego powstania odsyłam do Wiki. Ja natomiast, za jej zgodą umieszczam ten wzór w języku angielskim, dla wszystkich chętnych, którzy nie znają naszego cudnego języka. Wiki, bardzo dziękuję!
This is an easy to make Easter sheep. In Poland we use sheep like this as an Easter decoration, but you can use it your own way. This pattern isn’t my design. This design comes from Wiki. Wiki is a very talented person and very kind. She gave me permission to write about this pattern in English for you. She also drew a diagram pattern on her blog, just here.
Ok. I can’t tell you what size of crochet hook we use and what kind of wool, because I used three different threads. The biggest sheep are made from thick wool, the smallest one from thin thread.
You need to prepare the batting; cotton wool or something.
We begin with the head. We work in a circle. I am going to use English names for this pattern. But “dc” means double crochet in the UK and single crochet in the US.
Round 1: Wiki suggested making a small ring from 5 chain stitches. I made a loop from one chain stitch and put 8 double crochet stitches in it.
Round2: 1dc, 2dc in the next stitch/4 times- (together we have 12 stitches),
Round3: 1dc, 2dc in the next stitch/6 times- (together we have 18 stitches),
Round 4-10: 1 dc in each stitch
Round 11; 1dc, 1 skip (two stitches together)/6 times- (together we have 12 stitches),
Round 12: 6 skips and fastening
Now’s the time to make the body; remember we are working in an oval shape.
We begin with a foundation chain. Make 11 chain stitches.
Round 1; in the second stitch from the hook make 1dc, 1dc into each of next 8 stitches, 4dc on the next stitch,, 1dc into next 8stitches, 2dc in the next stitch,
Round 2: make 2dc into first stitch, 1dc into 10 next stitches, 2dc into next 2 stitches, 1dc into next 10 stitches, 2dc in the last stitch,
Round 3: 1dc in the first stitch, 2dc into next stitch, 1dc into next 10 stitches, 2dc into next stitch, 1dc into next 2 stitches, 2dc into next stitch, 1dc into next 10 stitches, 2dc into next stitch and 1dc into last stitch,
Round 4: 2dc into first stitch, 1dc into next stitch, 2dc into next stitch, 1dc into next 10 stitches, 2dc into next stitch, 1dc into next stitch, 2dc into next 2 stitches, 1dc into next stitch, 2dc into next stitch, 1dc into next 10 stitches, 2dc into next, 1dc into next and 2dc into last stitch.
Round 5-11: 1 dc into each of 40 stitches,
Round 12; 1 treble crochet in each of 40 stitches.
Base. We make the base exactly in the same way like the body, but only from round 1 to 4.
After that we insert the batting inside of the body and sew the base and the head onto the body. Wiki said that you can put something hard into the base: cardboard or plastic, but I didn’t.
In the end we make two horns. This is very easy. Make 20 chain stitches plus three more stitches. At the fourth stitch from the hook make 1 treble crochet stitch, 2 treble crochet in each of the next 19 stitches. Twist the horn yourself. Sew the horns onto the head.
I embroidered the mouth and glued the googly eyes. I made the flag with the cross from felt and a toothpick. I embroidered the cross.
I really thank you Wiki for this pattern and your permission to translate it into English!
Muszę wam to powiedzieć! Chwalę się, ale chyba rozbolałby mnie brzuch gdybym tego nie napisała. Dwa lata temu, dzieci z wielu Brytyjskich szkół malowały różne obrazki, spośród których pewne znane tutaj wydawnictwo miało zrobić książkowy album z najlepszymi pracami! Podobno nadesłano 11.000 prac a w albumie znalazło się tylko 90 najlepszych. Wśród nich –mojej Elusi! Mam ten album! Zobaczcie!
I have to say it! I am very proud of my middle girl! Two years ago, children from many British schools sent their art to something like competition. One very popular publisher wanted to make a pretty book with the best children pictures in England. From all the entries (about 11,000 pictures) they chose about 90 for this book, and my girl’s drawing is there!!! Look! I am very proud of it! Have a nice weekend!