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Timmy the Lamb – Crochet Doll Tutorial

July 9, 2011
In: Crochet

My son loves Timmy the Lamb. I agree. Stop frame animation is one of my favorite animation types, and this one is styled so nicely. The stories have little or no speech, so they are appropriate for younger ages, but the story has enough nuances to be interesting to older children and grownups as well.

Timmy the lamb is not to be confused with Shaun the sheep, who may or may not be related to Timmy. They are similar, but Shaun has wool on his head and Timmy does not.

No sheep were harmed during the making of this project. The Timmy doll is made entirely with synthetic yarns.

So, let’s get started.

Timmy The Crocheted Lamb

Materials

  • 1 ball super bulky furry white yarn. I used a sparkly yarn by Teddy’s wool, but I can’t find the information online. Sorry…
  • 1 ball black worsted weight yarn.
  • a small amount of white worsted weight yarn for the eyes
  • 6.5 mm hook
  • 4-4.5 mm hook
  • fiberfill stuffing

Notes

  • Gauge is not important for this project, use the size hook appropriate for the yarn you chose.
  • The stitches should be tight so that the filling doesn’t show through the holes.
  • All the pieces are worked in continuous rounds, do not turn or join. Place a marker in the last stitch to indicate the end of the round. Move marker up as each round is completed.
  • You will not use up the entire ball of yarn, make two if you feel like it.
  • My tip for attaching the pieces: first attach with a contrasting yarn, without securing the ends. After you are happy with the placing, secure the pieces with the right color yarn. This will minimize mistakes and give a more professional final look.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st – stitch
  • idec – invisible decrease. Instructions for this can be found here .
  • [ … ] – repeat instructions in [ ] as many times as specified.

Head

1: With black yarn, ch 2. 6 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method

2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc at the end of this round (12)

3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 6 times (18)

4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times (24)

5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times (30)

6-8: sc in each sc around (30)

9: [idec, sc in next 13 sc] twice (28)

10: sc in each sc around (28)

11: [idec, sc in next 12 sc] twice (26)

12: sc in each sc around (26)

13: [idec, sc in next 11 sc] twice (24)

14: sc in each sc around (24)

15: idec, sc in next 8, idec twice, sc in next 8, idec (20)

16: sc in each sc around (20)

17: idec, sc in next 6, idec twice, sc in next 6, idec (16)

18: sc in each sc around (20)

Fasten off, leave a long tail for attaching the head to the body later.

Ears (make 2)

1-3: With black yarn, repeat rows 1-3 of head.

4: sc in each sc around (18)

5: [idec, sc in next 7 sc] twice (16)

6: sc in each sc around (16)

7: [idec, sc in next 6 sc] twice (14)

8: sc in each sc around (14)

9: [idec, sc in next 5 sc] twice (12)

10: sc in each sc around (12)

11: idec, sc in next 2 sc, idec twice, sc in next 2 sc, idec (8)

12: sc in each sc around (8)

13: [idec, sc in next 2] twice (6)

14: sc in each sc around

Fasten off, leave a long tail for attaching to the head later. Flatten.

Eyes (make 2)

With worsted weight white yarn, ch 2. 6 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method. Fasten off. Using a small amount of black yarn, embroider a pupil in the center of the eye.

Attach eyes and ears to head. Stuff head firmly.

Legs:(make 4)

1: With  black yarn, ch 2. 6 sc in second st from the hook, or use the magic loop method.

2-10: sc in each sc around.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching to the body later.

Stuff lightly.

Tail

1-7: Repeat rows 1-7 of legs.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for attaching to the body later.

Stuff lightly.

Body

1-6: With thicker white yarn, repeat rows 1-5 of head.

7-14: sc in each sc around (30)

15: [idec, sc in next 3 sc] 6 times (24)

Stuff piece, and continue stuffing as you go along.

16: [idec, sc in next 2 sc] 6 times (18)

17: [idec, sc in next 1 sc] 6 times (12)

18: idec 6 times (6)

Pull thread through remaining stitches and pull to close. Fasten off.

Attach the head to the body. Attach legs and tail to the body.

Timmy is ready to play!

[This pattern is for personal use only. Items made with this pattern may not be sold without my explicit permission. Please read the Terms & Conditions for further details.]

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  1. Dank je wel voor de duidelijke uitleg! Hier zie je mijn schaapje: http://vrolijkbyleen.blogspot.be/2015/01/schaap.html