Crocheted Lamb for Angel Wings Memory Gowns

AngelWingsLambs

Angel Wings Memory Gowns is a non-profit group based in Gatlinburg Tennessee that blesses parents with complimentary burial gowns for babies and toddlers; as well as, ministering and providing grief support to families after the loss of their child. There are various ways to help with this charity if you are interested in helping please check out the link.

I am blessed with the gift of craft– sewing, knitting and crochet mainly. When I was approached to provide “beanie sized” lambs, I decided to work out a pattern that was small, easy to assemble and as adorable as possible. I am offering the pattern free to use for donating to Angle Wings Memory Gowns organization, but freely as well to any other charity that you might feel strongly about. If you make this item for sale or personal use, please also make some for donation.

Angel Wings Lamb

Supplies:

  • Hook: B (2.25mm)
  • Sport Weight/Baby Weight (#3) Yarn in White, and a contrasting color, such as Pink, Grey or Blue [Brands I used, Loops & Thread Snuggly Wuggly, Bernat Baby Sport, and Bernat Softee Baby.]
  • 12mm safety eyes, can use smaller size or buttons
  • pink embroidery floss or #10 pink crochet cotton
  • polyester stuffing
  • 12 inches of 1/4 inch wide Satin Ribbon to match contrasting color

Stitches Used:

  • AR = adjustable ring
  • BLO = back loop only
  • ch = chain
  • FL = front loop
  • FO = fasten off
  • sc = single crochet
  • scdec = single crochet decrease, single crochet two stitches together to make one stitch
  • scinc = single crochet increase, single crochet two stitches into one stitch of the previous row(round) to make two stitches
  • slst = slip stitch
  • skst = skip stitch, miss stitch
  • r = round
  • rep = repeat

Notes:

  • Work this pattern in spiral rounds unless otherwise indicated.
  • Third loop, reference to the loop at back of the stitch. Back bump, back loop, and back bar are other terms to describe this.
  • Written in U.S. crochet terms.

Head:
Using main color. (White)
r1: AR, sc 8. (8 sc)
r2: *scinc; rep from * around. (16 sc)
r3: *scinc, sc 1; rep from * around. (24 sc)
r4-8: sc 24. (24 sc)

Placement of Nose, Mouth, and Eyes

Lamb’s Face

Put safety eyes in and sew on nose/mouth at this point. Center nose/mouth on rounds 3 & 4 and sew in a Y shape. Place eyes on either side of the Y centered on rounds 5 & 6.
Start stuffing.
Work in BLO for rounds 9-11.
r9: *scdec, sc 1; rep from * around. (16 sc)
r10: *scdec; rep from * around. (8 sc)
Finish placing stuffing.
r11: scdec continuously until hole is closed.

Working in ridge created by the FL’s left in the spiral from rounds 9-11, start by slst to the FL, then continue as follows:
ch 3, slst to next FL; rep from * to the last FL, slst and FO.
Weave in ends.
Ears: make two.

Lamb Ear first round and finished

Lamb Ear

Using main color. (White)
ch 4.
r1: working around the chain in a circle; sc in 2nd ch, sc 1, scinc in last. Along bottom, sc in first (already has two from top), sc 1, scinc in last. (8 sc)
r2: *scdec, sc 2; rep from * around. (6 sc)
r3: sc 6. (6 sc)
r4: *scdec; rep from * around. (3 sc)
FO leaving a tail long enough to sew ear to side of head right below hairline.
Body:
Using main color. (White)
r1: AR, sc 6. (6 sc)
r2: *scinc; rep from * around. (12 sc)
Work in BLO for rounds 3-15.
r3: *scinc, sc 1; rep from * around. (18 sc)
r4: *scinc, sc 2; rep from * around. (24 sc)
r5: *scinc, sc 3; rep from * around. (30 sc)
r6-10: sc 30. (30 sc)
r11: *scdec, sc 3; rep from * around. (24 sc)
r12: *scdec, sc 2; rep from * around. (18 sc)
Start stuffing.
r13: *scdec, sc 1; rep from * around. (12 sc)
r14: *scdec; rep from * around. (6 sc)
Finish stuffing, use a tool like a chop stick or the back of a larger crochet hook if necessary.
r15: sc, scdec, skst, slst, ch 4, slst.
Working in ridge created by the FL’s left in the spiral from rounds 3-15 continue as follows:
ch 4, slst to next FL; rep from * to the last FL, FO leaving a long tail for attaching the head to the bald spot left by rounds 1 & 2.

Views of the construction of the body and the wool.

Showing the front loop spiral that the “wool” will be crocheted into; and the area left for the head attachment.

Legs: make four.
Using contrasting color. (Grey, Pink or Blue)
r1: AR, sc 6. (6 sc)
r2: *scinc; repeat from * around. (12 sc)
FO. Weave in ends.

Lamb Hoof instructions

Showing the third loop, hold the work with right side facing you as you crochet.

r3: Attach main color to third loop of previous round, sc into same loop as attached, sc into the next 11 third loops. (12 sc)
r4-5: sc 12. (12 sc)
r6: *scdec, sc 4; rep from * around. (10 sc)
r7-8: sc 10. (10 sc)
r9: *scdec, sc 3; rep from * around. (8 sc)
Start stuffing, use a tool like a chop stick or the back of a larger crochet hook if necessary.
r10-11: sc 8. (8 sc)
FO leaving a tail long enough to sew legs to the body evenly along belly side.

Four legs of lamb, ready for attaching.

Four legs of lamb, ready for attaching.

Assembly:
Attach each ear to the sides of head, weave in ends.
Attach head to the body at rounds 1 & 2 of body using the tail from the body, weave in ends.
Attach each leg to the underside of the body equally distanced as pleases you, weave in ends.
Cut a length of satin ribbon in color to match hooves and place around neck, tying in a bow.

Finished Angel Wings Lamb

Assembled Lamb ready for donation to Angel Wings Memory Gowns.

Enjoy!

© 2015 Cass Dodge

Due to individual crafting techniques, I am giving instructions in good faith. Your results may differ from mine – and to me that is brilliant! Please be kind and do not reproduce this pattern or sell pattern. You are free to sell items made using this pattern, I kindly ask that you include my design name and link to my blog: http://www.cassdodge.com in your online listings. Thanks!