Monday, 13 April 2015

Lucy Lamb

I am slowly working through my yarn stash making toys. I'd like to use up most of it before buying new to make another ripple blanket. Don't you think making toys is a good way to clear up yarn clutter? Luckily crochet critter clutter doesn't bother me.

This time I made a lamb and called her Lucy. Lucy loved posing to show off both her front side and back side. Isn't she cute with her big white fluffy body and lovely lamb ears? 
Lucy meets the rest of the gang and they hit if off right away.
To make Lucy, I used #4 worsted weight yarn for the legs, hands, head and inside ears, but the body, arms, hood and outside ears were made using #5 bulky weight yarn. The different yarn weights required pattern alterations to make everything fit. 

I've listed the alterations below in case you might like to make one too. 

Word of warning - my jot notes were scribbled and difficult to decipher, so I may have got it wrong in a few places. I do plan to test this pattern to make a kitten, so will be sure to provide updates if I find any errors.

lucy lamb PATTERN

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Materials used:


partial ball of Patons Divine (#5 bulky weight yarn) in icicle white
partial ball of Patons Divine (#5 bulky weight yarn) in pink
partial ball of #4 worsted weight yarn in pink (100% acrylic)
partial ball of #4 worsted weight yarn in beige (100% acrylic)
Hook size = 3.5 mm
yarn needles to join pieces
Polyester Fiberfill for stuffing
Small amount of black yarn (for eyes)
Small amount of light pink yarn (for mouth)

Stitches used:


ch - chain stitch
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
Magic Circle - see how here (start each piece with magic circle)

Time to Complete - 10 hours (approximately)
Finished size - 13 inches tall

Legs (x2)


Start with pink worsted weight yarn
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5-R6 - sc around (24)
R7 - sc2tog x4 + 16 sc (20)
R8 - sc2tog x4 + 12 sc (16)
R9-R13 - sc around (16)
R14 - (3 sc inc) x4 (20)
R15-R16 - sc around (20)
R17 - (4 sc inc) x4 (24)
Switch to white Patons Divine yarn
R18 - sc around (24) 

Body


Use white Patons Divine yarn to join legs
R19 - sc around (50)
R20 - sc around (50)
R21 - (5 sc inc) x 7 + 3 sc (60)
R22 - sc around (60)
R23 - (8 sc inc) x 6 (66)
R24 - sc 24 + (sc inc + 2 sc) x6 + 25 sc (68)
R25 - sc around (68)
R26 - sc around (68)
R27 - sc around (68)
R28 - sc around (68)
R29 - (6 sc dec) x7 + 2 sc dec (60)
R30 - sc around (60)
R31 - sc around (60)
R32 - sc around (60)
R33 - (8 sc dec) x6 (54) 
R34 - 7 sc dec dec + 23 sc dec dec + sc to marker(50)
R35 - (3 sc dec) x10 (40)
R36 - sc around (40)
R37 - (8 sc dec) x4 (36)
R38 - sc around (36)
R39 - (4 sc dec) x6 (30)
R40 - sc around (30)
R41 - (2 sc dec) x6 (24)
R42 - sc around (24)
R43 - (1 sc dec) x6 (18)
R44 - sc around (18)
Finish off leaving a long tail for joining.


Arms (x2)


Start with pink worsted weight yarn
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - sc around (18)
R5 - (4 sc dec) x3 (15)
R6 - sc around (15)
R7 - (3 sc dec) x 3 (12)
R8 - sc around (12)
R9 - (4 sc dec) x 2 (10)
R10-R11 sc around (10)
Switch to pink Patons Divine yarn
R12-R26 - sc around (10)
Switch to white Patons Divine yarn
R27 - sc around (10)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff only hands and part way up arm.

Head


Use beige worsted weight yarn.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5 - (3 sc inc) x6 (30)
R6 - (4 sc inc) x6 (36)
R7 - (5 sc inc) x6 (42)
R8 - (6 sc inc) x6 (48)
R9 - (7 sc inc) x6 (54)
R10 - (8 sc inc) x6 (60)
R11 - sc around (60)
R12 - sc around (60)
R13 - sc around (60)
R14 - sc around (60)
R15 - sc around (60)
R16 - sc around (60)
R17 - sc around (60)
R18 - sc around (60)
R19 - sc around (60)
R20 - (8 sc dec) x6 (54)
R21 - sc around (54)
R22 - (7 sc dec) x6 (48)
R23 - (6 sc dec) x6 (42)
R24 - (5 sc dec) x6 (36)
R25 - (4 sc dec) x6 (30)
R26 - (3 sc dec) x6 (24)
R27 - (2 sc dec) x6 (18)
R28 - (2 sc dec) x3 + 6 sc (15)
R29 - sc around (15)
R30 - sc around (15)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Stuff head and neck firmly to hold shape.

Hood


Use white Patons Divine yarn.
R1 - 6 sc (6)
R2 - inc x6 (12)
R3 - (sc inc) x6 (18)
R4 - (2 sc inc) x6 (24)
R5 - (3 sc inc) x6 (30)
R6 - (4 sc inc) x6 (36)
R7 - (5 sc inc) x6 (42)
R8 - (6 sc inc) x6 (48)
R9 - sc around (48)
R10 - sc around (48)
R11 - sc around (48)
R12 - sc around (48)
R13 - sc around (48)
R14 - sc around (48)
R15 - sc around (48)
R16 - sc around (48)
R17 - sc around (48)
R18 - sc around (48)
R19 - sc around (48)
R20 - sc around (48)
R21 - (8 sc dec) x6 (42)
R22 - ss loosely around (42)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for joining. Position on head as shown in photos above. After attaching head to body, I like to wrap the tail from the hood around the neck to cover joining stitches.

Ears


I used this pattern for lamb ears provided by blogger Sarah at RepeatCrafterMe. The inner ear was made with a starting chain of 8 instead of 6, so it would fit nicely inside the outer ear made with bulky weight yarn.


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6 comments:

  1. Lucy Lamb is a chubby one - I like the yarn even though you said it was not easy to work with....

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    1. Yes, I like the look of fluffy yarn for toys even though it really is challenging. It tends to snag and stick and is difficult to see the stitches for counting.

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  2. Hello Beth! Thank you for sharing your Boo Bear pattern!! They're so adorable! I'm a beginner in crochet and I've started crocheting your Boo Bear pattern and it's about to complete. I would like to send you a picture of it as a 'thank you' note but I do not know how. May I send it to you through email? GOD bless! Best regards: Joy

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  3. Hello Beth! Thank you for sharing your Boo Bear pattern!! They're so adorable! I'm a beginner in crochet and I've started crocheting your Boo Bear pattern and it's about to complete. I would like to send you a picture of it as a 'thank you' note but I do not know how. May I send it to you through email? GOD bless! Best regards: Joy

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    1. That sounds great. Add your email address here. I will send you an email and you can reply to it with a photo of your Boo Bear. I'd love to see it.

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    2. Great Beth! Here it is jo55bats@yahoo.com. Looking forward to hear from you! Thanks!

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