Knitters have a special fondness for sheep and lambs since they generously provide the supplies for our addiction — yarn! So it is only right that we honor them in our knitting with these adorable patterns! Most patterns are free.
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Tiny sheep or lamb amugurimi softie with scarf, knit flat with a blackberry stitch coat. Size: To fit adult palm though size can be adapted by using different yarn weights. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sue Stratford.
Small amigurumi sheep toy. Designed by John Culverhouse. DK weight yarn.
Little Lamb Toy
Small sheep softie about 6 inches tall. Ravelrers and the designer report this is an easy pattern. Designed by Anita Elmore
Fuzzy Mitten Lamb
Barbara Prime‘s cute toy is 7.5″ tall and uses boucle yarn to imitate the wool coat.
Lamb Baby Hat
Easy baby hat knit in seed stitch with ears knit separately. Designed by Little Red Window. 6 months size is free on the web page.
Susan B. Anderson designed this 6.5 inches tall lam. Boucle yarn is used for woolly look. The legs are cleverly constructed of I-cords stuffed with straws, which allow the lamb to stand on its own. Excerpted by Petite Purls from Susan’s book Itty Bitty Toys
Bobble Sheep Pillow
Purl Soho designed this squeezable sheep pillow with a bobble coat of super chunky yarn and a head and feet of sport weight yarn. 19 inches by 14 inches.
Knitted Sheep in Woolly Land
Designed by Flutterby Patch, the coats of these sheep are knit separately and the sheep are dressed in them.
More Free Patterns
Baby Sheep Hat
This design by Melissa Burt to go with the baby cardigan below. Pictured project by poppleton
Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan
Jennifer Little’s sweater is sized for 9-12 months.
About 9 in. (23 cm) tall, this lamb pattern is inspired by antique toys.
Denise de Lelys designed these coffee cozies.
Shaun the Sheep
Knit your own Shaun the Sheep.
Woolly the Ewe Softie
Gritty Knits designed this 9 inch tall sheep toy.
Sheep in Sheep’s Clothing
The amazing Frankie Brown designed this sheep that fits in the palm of your hand.
Quick and Easy Sheep Hat Knitting Pattern
This hat Kate at ColoradoMoms can be knit in the round or knit flat and seamed.
Fluffy Little Sheep
These sheep are about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) tall
Old Fashioned Sheep Toy
Sara Elizabeth Kellner’s sheep toy is knit in the round with very little seaming.
This 12 inch lamb by Storm in the Attic is based on a family pattern handed down and is available on the Wayback Machine Web Archive. Go to the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page for the pattern.
Little Lamb Sock Critter
About 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) tall.
Stranded Sheep Scarf
A stranded colorwork scarf knit in the round and blocked flat by Chelsea Amanda. Check out the projects to see how knitters have adapted this patterns for sweaters, tote bags, shawls, pillows and more. Pictured project by cal2dco
Fester the Whole Goat
Well, Fester is not a sheep but he decided to butt in to this pattern page — ha! Justjen’s goat is just 12cm tall not counting horns. He is knitted except for his horns which are crocheted, but Justjen included instructions for knit horns as well.
Patterns for Purchase
Lamb & Pup
No longer free. Baby sheep and dog softies knit in the round. Size: 7" tall. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Borello Carroll.
Baby lamb softie toy. Finished Size 30 cm (12 in) tall. DK weight yarn held together. Designed by Cilla Webb.
Lamb Blanket Buddy
Done in garter stitch with a picot bind off that provides a wonderful squishy texture for the baby. Finished Size 11.5 inch square
These knit ornaments are designed by Dona at Creative Country Life. No longer free
Vintage pattern of Shari Lewis’ famous hand puppet Lamb Chop with both knitting and crochet versions of the pattern.
Snuggly Sheep Hat and Booties
Baby hat and booties are knitted flat using two needles. Sizes: 0-3(3-6: 6-12) months
12 inches/31 cms and is knitted on straight needles, flat and assembled.
These booties are designed to be stretchy and very comfortable. Great for showers Sizes: 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months
Woolly Soap on a Rope
Quick knit and great stash buster for cotton yarn! Holds a bar of oval shaped soap (ie. Dove) or stuff with Potpourri.
Sizes included: 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-3 years
Moss the Sheep
Pattern contains instructions for large and small sheep knit flat. The big sheep is 12cm tall.
Lambs and Lullabies Blanket