Sheep are commonly found in cartoons and nursery rhymes. They are cute, round and fluffy. And knitters love the animals since they provide the wool needed to create countless projects. To show your appreciation of these amazing animals try one of the many sheep knitting patterns we have listed.
15 Knitted Sheep Patterns
Below is our list of 15 knitted sheep patterns. Included is everything from plush dolls to pillows and bags. There are patterns for every skill level.
1. Mouton the Sheep Knitting Pattern by KnittingByPost
Knit this soft Mouton the Sheep for a child or a nursery. The plush sheep is so cute and will look adorable sitting on a dresser or a rocking chair.
Finished, Mouton measures approximately 28 cm tall. The pattern is knitted flat and seamed closed. The techniques used include cast on, knit, purl, increase by knitting into the front and back of stitch, decrease by knitting two stitches together, cast off, and sewing pieces together.
2. Pillow with Flock of Sheep Knitting Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Here is an intermediate pattern that is perfect for anyone that loves sheep. The front of the pillow cover is adorned with sheep and daisies. The back of the cover has stripes using the same colours as used on the front.
The pillow cover is knitted in one piece. Instead of stitching the cover closed, this knitted sheep pattern uses 4 buttons. Easily slip this cover onto a pillow insert and button it up.
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3. Lamb Baby Hat Easy Knitted Sheep Pattern from Little Red Window
Dress up your little one this Easter with this Little Lamb hat. They will look so cute when you are visiting your friends and relatives.
This knit sheep pattern is for size 12 months. If you are looking for other sizes, you can purchase the downloadable pattern from their store. The hat uses the seed stitch, which makes it soft and squishy. It is an easy pattern that can be knitted in as little as 3 hours.
4. Knitted Sheepy Hat Pattern by YankeeKnitterDesigns
The Sheepy Hat beanie is made using a simple charted graph. The adorable hat features a line of sheep, a bunch of hearts and a giant pom pom.
This beanie is knit on circular needles using worsted weight yarn. The instructions are easy to follow. Included are instructions for size baby, child and adult. We would recommend this pattern for an advanced beginner/intermediate level knitter.
More Beanie Knitting Patterns here.
5. Throw Knit Sheep Knitting Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Here is a very cosy and unique throw blanket that features a flock of cute fluffy sheep. It would make the perfect baby shower gift.
The blanket is knitted backward and forwards on a circular needle. The pattern uses the stocking stitch and a coloured intarsia chart. The twisted rib border is knitted as you go to avoid curling.
Completed, the final measurements of the blanket are approximately 32 inches wide x 36 inches long (82 cm x 90 cm).
See more crochet throw patterns here.
6. Brenda the Sheep Toy Knitting Pattern by fluffandfuzz
How cute is Brenda? She is knitted uses cuddly boucle chunky weight yarn. Even though she is a larger toy, she knits up fast. Kids will love cuddling with the little animal.
Brenda measures approximately 23 cm tall and 30 cm long. There are 4 pages of written instructions. Each piece is knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight single-pointed knitting needles.
To make Brenda you will need to know cast on and off, knit, purl, work a kfb increase and k2tog decrease, and sew seams.
7. Cynthia’s Free Sheep Knitting Pattern from Clare Wools
Here is a free sheep knitting pattern that makes a cute plush doll. The finished sheep stands approximately 16 cm high.
To make this pattern you will need a pair of 3 ¼ mm knitting needles, double knitting yarn, acrylic toy stuffing and knitters marking pins for sewing up.
8. Counting Sheep Scarf Pattern by LisaTheNiftyKnitter
This fun scarf has an entire herd of sheep. The scarf is knitted uses 2 different colours. Easily customise this pattern using your giftee’s favourite colour combination.
The completed scarf measures approximately 60 inches (152 cm) long. It uses double knit, so the scarf is fully reversible. Included are instructions for the double knitting technique. The scarf pattern is a colour work chart. There are no written instructions.
9. Knitted Baby Blanket with Sheep Pattern by RetroPatternsHere
You can knit this Sleepy Sheep blanket for a baby boy or girl. The monochromatic style would look perfect in any nursery.
Finished, this blanket measures approximately 23 inches x 21.5 inches (58.5 cm x 54.5 cm).
10. Baby Cardigan and Hat Sheep Knitting Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Knit this soft and fluffy sheep cardigan and matching hat for a newborn or toddler up to 18 months. The set knits up quickly using the garter stitch and stocking stitch. The set would make a lovely baby shower gift.
The pattern includes sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months. It uses US6 (4 mm) and US 3 (3 ¼ mm) knitting needles.
11. Counting Sheep Bag Pattern by LisaTheNiftyKnitter
Use this Counting Sheep Bag to carry around all your knitting supplies. The bag features an entire herd of sheep covering both sides. Make this in the suggested black and white design or have fun and change up the colours. The colour combinations are endless.
The bag is knitted using the double knit technique. Finished the bag is fully reversible. Included are instructions for the double knitting technique.
The scarf pattern is a colour work chart. There are no written instructions. The finished size is approximately 4.5 inches wide by 12 inches long by 11 inches high, not including the handles.
12. Doorstop Sheep Knitting Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Put this sheep to work. It can be used as a doorstop or a bookend. If you need to prop something up, this weighted sheep is here to help.
This knitted sheep pattern is an easy and quick project. To make this weighted sheep pattern you will need small stones to fill the lower part of the body. The upper part is filled with toy stuffing. If you want to make this as a toy, omit the stones and completely fill it with stuffing.
Check out more adorable doorstop patterns here.
13. Knitted Sheep Bag Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Knit this sheep knitting pattern to create your new favourite everyday bag. This drawstring bag can be used to carry your crafting supplies, as a beach bag or take it to the market.
The pattern suggests you use 3 balls of 100 gram Aran weight yarn for the main yarn,1 ball of King Cole Cuddles Chunky White, and 1 ball of King Cole Cuddles Chunky Black.
14. Bobble Pillow Free Sheep Knitting Pattern from Purl Soho
This whimsical pillow is squishable and squeezable. It is bursting with bobbles, making it the perfect pillow to cuddle. The finished pillow measures approximately 19 inches wide x 14 inches tall.
15. Baby Sheep Toy Blanket Knitting Pattern by deniza17
Children often have a security blanket. The blankets make children feel safe and secure. This knitted sheep pattern can be used for a boy or a girl. Simply change the main colour.
The sheep blanket is knitted in the round. It is recommended for advanced beginner knitters. Included with this download are written instructions and pictures.
ARE YOU FASCINATED WITH SHEEP? IF SO, WHY NOT KNIT UP A COUPLE OF THESE SHEEP KNITTING PATTERNS WE HAVE LISTED?
Whether you are looking for a knitting pattern for a baby shower or just love sheep, we have included the perfect pattern for you. We have included both free patterns and patterns for sale by some of the most amazing Etsy artists.
We hope we included a sheep knitting pattern you will want to create.