Well, Easter is this weekend, so I had better get cracking! You know, I’m sure I’d be getting these done faster, but I have to do all my work at night when the kids are in bed so I don’t spoil the surprise. Then of course I have to take pictures during the day without them seeing that, either! Fortunately I’ve already finished the next Easter basket toy:
a little sheep. I think he’s pretty cute, if I do say so myself. Felt is so much fun to work with, because you don’t have to worry about finishing edges or turning seams. Just sew it together and go! It takes embroidery pretty well, too…
…which is fun. I enjoy amigurumi as much as the next girl, but it’s a little hard to embroider expressive faces across single crochet.
And hey! I drew out the pattern again.
Click on the pattern picture for a printable pdf.
You Will Need:
- 2 sheets white felt
- 1 sheet black felt
- Needle and thread in desired colors
- Stuffing or Fiberfill
- Cut out your pattern pieces.
- With contrasting color, sew eyes to face and embroider nose.
- Fold ears in half. Sew face to body, inserting ears at appropriate places and sewing into place.
- Match up legs in pairs. Sew around edge of legs except for flat side where they will join the body. Stuff legs.
- Sew around body, stuffing as you go. Don’t forget to insert legs at appropriate places and sew into place.
You’re finished! Enjoy your sheep.