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Little Lamb Applique – Free Crochet Pattern

A few weeks ago we went out for my husbands birthday and enjoyed a lovely mezze platter of all sorts of lovely things including flat breads and beetroot dip. Our little boy Elliot loved the colour of the dip and so he dug in. Great we thought, until a great big dollop landed down his jumper! To cut a long story short, after much washing and attempting to remove the stain I suddenly came up with the idea of making a little appliqué to pop over the top and hide the said stain.

I remembered that I’d designed some little boot toppers for Simply Crochet magazine years ago and figured that the little lambs were perfect for this time of year so I whipped one up in Aran cotton and sewed it on. Brilliant! Brand new jumper and no stain. He’s had so many comments on the new jumper that I decided to share the pattern with everyone so that you can enjoy it too.

Of course you don’t have to use yours to cover dodgy stains, you can pop them wherever you like. I think it would look fab on a little canvas bag or backpack, or on the back of a jacket, or the hem of a skirt with the little legs dangling down? Am I getting carried away? Maybe….!

The pattern is in both UK and US terms and comes with step by step tutorial photos to help you along the way.

little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet

The pattern is here free for everyone to enjoy.

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The Yarn

I used some Rico Creative Cotton Aran from my yarn stash to make the little lamb. You only need about 15g of the main colour (Nature) and then some little scraps for the head and legs (Brown).

You can buy the yarn I used <<<<<<<< here >>>>>>>

Tension and Sizing

My finished little lamb measures 15cm by 12cm and tension really doesn’t matter for this project.

If you’d like a slightly smaller lamb then perhaps just change down to double knit yarn and a smaller hook and that will work fine.

little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet

Materials

Along with the yarn you will also need:

A 4mm/G crochet hook

Needle

Scissors

Small amount of thread to sew appliqué on

Glossary/Abbreviations

ch – chain

ss – slip stitch

st- stitch

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sk – skip

UK TERMS: dc – double crochet, htr – half treble, tr – treble crochet, dc2tog – double crochet 2 together, 3tr-Cl – 3 treble cluster

US TERMS: sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, sc2tog = single crochet 2 together, 3dc-Cl – 3 double crochet cluster

Notes

  1. The ch-1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a st.
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet

The Pattern

STANDARD UK TERMS – please scroll down for US terms.

BODY: – use Nature

Foundation chain: ch14
Row 1: RS: dc in 2nd ch from hook and each across [13]
Row 2: ch1, dc, *3tr-Cl, dc, rep from * across
Row 3: ch1, 2dc, dc in each to last, 2dc in last [15]
Row 4: Rep Row 2 [15]
Row 5: ch1, dc in each [15]
Row 6: ch1, dc, *dc, 3tr-Cl, rep from * across to last 2, dc in last 2
Row 7: Rep Row 5
Row 8: Rep Row 2
Row 9: ch1, dc2tog, dc in each to last 2, dc2tog [13]
Row 10: dc2tog, *3tr-Cl, dc, rep from * across to last 3, 3tr-Cl, dc2tog [11]


Border: turn to RS dc evenly around, ss in 1st to join

Tail: Turn to work with WS facing and join to top corner – ch1, 3tr-Cl over the 3 corner sts.

HEAD: – use Brown

Foundation chain: ch4
Round 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook and next, 3dc in last, rotate to work on other side of FC, dc, 2dc in last [8]
Round 2: *dc in 3, 3dc, rep from * around
Round 3: htr in 4, 3htr, htr in 5, 3htr, htr, ss in 1st and continue for 1st ear: Foundation chain: ch5
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr, dc in 2, ss back into the head
Join yarn to other side and repeat ear instruction for 2nd ear

LEGS: – make 4 using Brown


Foundation chain: ch6
Row 1: 3tr-Cl in 2nd ch from hook
Sew into position as shown

little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet

STANDARD US TERMS

BODY: – use Nature

Foundation chain: ch14
Row 1: RS: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across [13]
Row 2: ch1, sc, *3dc-Cl, sc, rep from * across
Row 3: ch1, 2sc, sc in each to last, 2sc in last [15]
Row 4: Rep Row 2 [15]
Row 5: ch1, sc in each [15]
Row 6: ch1, sc, *sc, 3dc-Cl, rep from * across to last 2, sc in last 2
Row 7: Rep Row 5
Row 8: Rep Row 2
Row 9: ch1, sc2tog, sc in each to last 2, sc2tog [13]
Row 10: sc2tog, *3dc-Cl, sc, rep from * across to last 3, 3dc-Cl, sc2tog [11]


Border: turn to RS sc evenly around, ss in 1st to join

Tail: Turn to work with WS facing and join to top corner – ch1, 3dc-Cl over the 3 corner sts.

HEAD: – use Brown

Foundation chain: ch4
Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next, 3sc in last, rotate to work on other side of FC, sc, 2sc in last [8]
Round 2: *sc in 3, 3sc, rep from * around
Round 3: hdc in 4, 3hdc, hdc in 5, 3hdc, hdc, ss in 1st and continue for 1st ear: Foundation chain: ch5
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, sc in 2, ss back into the head
Join yarn to other side and repeat ear instruction for 2nd ear

LEGS: – make 4 using Brown


Foundation chain: ch6
Row 1: 3dc-Cl in 2nd ch from hook
Sew into position as shown

Thats all there is to it! Sew your appliqué onto wherever you would like and you’re all done!

Step by Step Tutorial

Here are a few snaps of the process that I hope might help if you need it:

little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Foundation Chain
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 1
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 2
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 3
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 4
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 5
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 6
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 7
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 8
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 9
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 10
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Border
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Head – Foundation Chain
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Round 1
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Round 2
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Round 3
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Ear 1
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Ear 2
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Leg – Foundation Chain
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Row 1
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet
Completed leg
little lamb crochet appliqué. Easter applique for jumper by Hannah Cross, HanJan Crochet

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