Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sheepy Applique: Free Knitting Pattern!

I'm so excited to share my very first knitting design!

Isn't it cute?! I was inspired by a super adorable Sheep Hat in the book 60 Quick Baby Knits which I recently knit up for an upcoming baby shower:
The chochet-look stitch is called the Trinity Stitch, and it gives the sheep an awesome, puffy, sheepy look. I wanted to make a little matching sheep that I could add to a baby sweater to go with the hat. For the sweater, I chose a simple pattern (Striped Outfit for a Striped Knight, available on Ravelry) and knit it in colours to match the hat. 
Here they are, hanging out like two sheep in a knitted meadow, lol:
To knit my little Sheepy Applique, you'll need less than 50yds of a worsted weight yarn in white, less than half that in a dark grey and some scrap black yarn for the eyes. Also, size 7 (4.5mm) needles.

Download the pattern for free! Perfect for adding to a sweater, bag, hat or just about anything that could use a little sheepy cuteness. If you make my little Sheepy, I'd love to see it! Feel free to use it however you'd like, but please give credit where it's due with a mention and/or a link back to me. Thanks!


  1. This is so cute! I'm looking forward to try it, thanks.

  2. Darling!!! Been looking for a pattern for something like this, Thank you!!!!

  3. Love this applique! What sweater pattern was used? They compliment each other very well. Thanks!!

    1. Hi! Thanks so much. The sweater was a pattern called "Striped Sweater for a Striped Knight", which I found on Ravelry, but is no longer available unfortunately. Really, though, it's just a basic top-down raglan sweater, with seed stitch hem and cuffs. It should be easy to find a similar sweater pattern on Ravelry or elsewhere online!

  4. I've been looking for a sheep applique. Yours is soooooo cute!! Can't wait to try it. It looks darling on the little sweater.