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Chinese New Year Amigurumi Ram or Sheep Free Pattern

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Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We took the time to rest up and reflect on the past year. 2014 had so many wonderful “Momomints”. It definitely was a busy one for us.  Thank you for all your continuous support! Looking forward to making 2015 even better.

Last year we released our first free amigurumi pattern – Fluufie the amigurumi sheep. We’re so happy with the positive feedback we got. It’s definitely one of our most fluffiest amigurumi! So we’re super excited that this Chinese New Year is also the year of the Ram or Sheep. On February 19, many people around the world will be welcoming in the year of the Ram or Sheep. To celebrate we’ve recreated our Fluufie the sheep into a cute ram.

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

To create your own amigurumi ram please follow our amigurumi sheep free pattern here but substitute the ears part with the following to create the horns for the ram:

MATERIALS

1 skein of worsted acrylic yarn in yellow colour (Loops & Threads, Medium Weight 4)

PATTERN

Ears:
<Using the yellow yarn and F size crochet hook>
Magic circle 3
Row 1:  inc1, sc st rnd (4 st)
Row 2:  inc1, sc st rnd (5 st)
Row 3-7:  sc st rnd (5 st)
Row 8:  inc1, sc st rnd (6 st)
Row 9-11:  sc st rnd (6 st)
Row 12:  inc1, sc st rnd (7 st)
Row 13-16:  sc st rnd (7 st)

Crochet two of these.

ASSEMBLY

Roll up each of the horns so they look curled up. Then secure in place by sewing straight through the roll so it doesn’t uncurl.  Afterwards you can sew them onto either side of the sheep body.

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

And that’s it! You’ve created your very own amigurumi ram.

We hope you enjoyed this free pattern!  Please reference our original amigurumi sheep pattern for additional information. And feel free to tag your creations on Instagram of Twitter with @momomintsshop #momofluufie.  We love seeing them!

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

We are also releasing these Ram as limited edition Momomints items in our Etsy shop!

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

We will have a limited run of this cream and pink Momofluufie sheep set available for sale, check our Etsy for details: momomints.etsy.com.

Have a peachy day!

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit

About 2 months ago, we released our first ever FREE amigurumi pattern – Fluufie the sheep. We are so happy with the great response it has been getting and enjoy browsing through all the Fluufies that have been created around the world.  Here are a small handful of Fluufies that were created with our free pattern:

Finished #momofluufie projects shared by our followers on Instagram

Finished #momofluufie projects shared by our followers on Instagram

It’s great to see how everyone adds their own personal unique touch to Fluufie! Thanks to @acmurillo, @difair123, @domiasdf, @jessicashinee, @karmync, @mochillery, @mymimicopper, @whitesundayshandmade, @yarntreasures, @_crocheters_, and @rioeeyoh for your posts! Please continue to share your Fluufie the sheep projects with us by tagging #momofluufie and @momomintsshop. You might get featured next time!

Since releasing our amigurumi sheep pattern, we’ve been getting lots of questions about the materials and yarn we use. We understand sometimes it’s hard to track down all the everything for a project, so we have made life a little bit simpler by now selling Fluufie the sheep kits in our Etsy shop!  Each Fluufie the sheep kit is complete with all the materials you’ll need to create one super fluffy soft sheep.  You will just need the required crochet hooks, yarn needle, pink ink (optional) and of course yourself!

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit Contents

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit Contents

The DIY amigurumi sheep kit contains the required yarn, polyester stuffing, two safety eyes, a jingle bell, and a postcard with the full printed pattern.

Close up of the Sheep Kit Pattern Postcard

Close up of the Sheep Kit Pattern Postcard

Everything is packaged into a very durable resealable bag that you can use as a project bag as well!

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit Back View

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit Back View

Thank you to everyone who has tried our Fluufie the sheep pattern or has added it to their project queue. We really appreciate all your kind words and feedback, it has inspired us to create this kit!

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit Fun!

Momomints Amigurumi Crochet DIY Sheep Kit Fun!

Want to try making your own Fluufie? Follow our free pattern. Don’t have time to track down the materials?  Purchase the DIY Amigurumi Sheep Kit in our Etsy shop. Amigurumi just isn’t your thing? You can also purchase a finished Fluufie the Sheep in our Etsy shop.

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Hanging

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Hanging

Back in January of this year, momomints was contacted by a company in Australia. They were interested in a bulk order of custom sheep keycharm keychains and we were more than excited to make it for them!

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips in a Flock

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips in a Flock

The company was actually an Australian beauty brand called Lanolips. Lanolips is famous for their natural lanolin ointment and has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The Times UK, Cosmopolitan, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire, Instyle, UK Harper’s Bazaar, The Telegraph UK, Sunday Telegraph, and Good Health! Boy, that’s a mouth full! You can read more about Lanolips and their story here: http://www.lanolips.com/story/.

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Pair

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Pair

We were told that the keychains were ordered as thank you gifts from Lanolips to the media, as a token of ongoing support since the launch of their brand five years ago. Knowing that our keycharms were going to be shared with many others was very exciting!

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips by Window

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips by Window

They had initially asked for 18 sheep charms adorned with yellow bananas, but this request later was changed to the 25 sheep with pink roses.

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Baking

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Baking

Making a batch of 25 identical sheep polymer clay charms was definitely a feat! But we made every effort to put in the same amount of love and detail into each sheep to make sure they would individually make great gifts to their future owners.

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Close-up

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Close-up

Each sheep was hand molded and hand painted by us and were completed in two weeks for a rush delivery to Australia!

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Packaged

Custom Sheep Polymer Clay Charm Keychains for Lanolips Packaged

Seeing a pile of momomints sheep keycharm keychains all packaged up gave us so much joy. We are constantly thankful for the opportunities we have received to create something we love and are absolutely proud of for others to share with people that are important in their lives.

We definitely hope to get more chances to collaborate and create lovely handmade gifts for others all over the world!

momomints' Facebook Preview of our New Amigurumi Sheep

momomints’ Facebook Preview of our New Amigurumi Sheep

*UPDATE* We now have DIY Amigurumi Sheep Kits for sale on our Etsy Store: Momomints Etsy Shop! Read about them here.

Last week we posted a little teaser pic of our new amigurumi sheep stuffed toy. Delighted with the positive responses and anticipation received from our post on Instagram and Facebook, we decided to release it sooner! We love how they turned out and couldn’t wait to share this special product release. Please meet Fluufie, our super fluffy and soft amigurumi sheep!

Introducing Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep

Introducing Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep

Fluufie is extra special because now you can make your own by following our first ever FREE PATTERN!  We have such high respect for our fellow crafters who provide patterns. These definitely take a lot of hard work and time to write, but we really wanted to show our appreciation to all of our fans who have been requesting and anticipating a momomints amigurumi pattern. Please see below for the complete Fluufie the sheep pattern:

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Fluufie the Sheep – An amigurumi pattern
for one cozy fluffy sheep

Meet Fluufie, momomints' fluffy amigurumi sheep stuffed toy!

Meet Fluufie, momomints’ fluffy amigurumi sheep stuffed toy!

“Hi I’m Fluufie! I like to graze on fresh meadow grass and enjoy the cool springtime breeze. Continue reading to find out how to make me.”

Materials

Free Amigurumi Sheep Pattern Materials and Supplies

Amigurumi Sheep Free Pattern Materials and Supplies

1 skein of eyelash yarn in cream colour  (BERNAT Pipsqueak, Bulky Weight 5)
1 skein of worsted acrylic yarn in soft taupe colour (Loops & Threads, Medium Weight 4)
1 skein of worsted acrylic yarn in mint colour (optional)
H size crochet hook
F size crochet hook
Polyester fiber fill stuffing
A pair of safety eyes
Yarn needle
Ink pad in the colour Pink (optional)
1 jingle bell (optional)

Abbreviations

sc = single crochet
st = stitch
rnd = entire round
dec = decrease stitch
inc = increase stitch
(# st) = # number of stitches in the row

Pattern

In this pattern we use a crocheting technique called the Magic Circle as well as some basic crochet stitches. Please familiarize yourself with these techniques before continuing.  You will also need to already know how to close off amigurumi pieces. There are many crocheting tutorials available on the web and on YouTube that are readily available.  We have listed a few helpful reference links at the end of this pattern.

Body:
<Using the cream colour yarn and H size crochet hook>
Magic circle 5 st
Row 1:  inc1 every stitch (10 st)
Row 2:  sc st, inc1. Repeat for rnd (15 st)
Row 3:  2 sc st, inc1. Repeat for rnd (20 st)
Row 4:  3 sc st, inc1. Repeat for rnd (25 st)
Row 5:  4 sc st, inc1. Repeat for rnd (30 st)
Row 6:  5 sc st, inc1. Repeat for rnd (35 st)
Row 7-10:  sc st rnd (35 st)
Row 11:  5 sc st, dec1. Repeat for rnd (30 st)
Row 12:  4 sc st, dec1. Repeat for rnd (25 st)
Row 13:  3 sc st, dec1. Repeat for rnd  (20 st)
Row 14:  2 sc st, dec1. (15 st)

You will notice the body is slowly closing up.  Start filling the body with the polyester fiber fill.  Continue repeating Row 14 and stuffing the body as you go until you close it up.

Face:
<Using the tan yarn and F size crochet hook>
Foundation chain 5 st
Row 1:  sc st, sc st rnd the foundation chain (11 st)
Row 2:  inc1, 3 sc st, inc1, sc st remaining (13 st)
Row 3:  inc1, 5 sc st, inc1, sc st remaining (15 st)

Legs:
<Using the tan yarn and F size crochet hook>
Magic circle 4
Row 1:  sc st, inc1, sc st, inc1 (6 st)
Row 2:  sc st rnd (6 st)

Ears:
<Using the tan yarn and F size crochet hook>
Magic circle 4

Collar (Optional):
<Using the mint colour yarn and F size crochet hook>
Foundation chain 45 st

Assembly

Once you have the parts of your sheep all made, it’s time to start assembling.  Attach the safety eyes to the face and using the yarn needle, sew the face onto the long end of the body where you closed it up.  Then attach the legs to the bottom and sew the ears above the face. Optional: Attach the jingle bell to the collar and tie it around the sheep. Then use some pink ink for the blushing cheeks.

You now have completed Fluufie the Sheep!

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Front View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Front View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Side View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Side View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Side View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Side View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Back View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Back View

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Couple

Fluufie the Amigurumi Sheep Couple

Tips & Tricks

  • Use a slightly bigger crochet hook when working with the fluffy yarn because it’ll be easier to see and feel where to place your stitches.
  • Try practicing with worsted acrylic yarn first to get a feel for the pattern before using the fluffy yarn.
  • The body of the sheep will expand a lot when stuffing.
  • Try using different colours and yarn weights to achieve different looks.

Helpful References

Amigurumi for Beginners:  http://www.allaboutami.com/tips
Lotsa helpful tips and tricks all organized in one place by our friend and fellow amigurumi enthusiast Stephanie of AllAboutAmi.  And while you’re there check out here awesome and cute amigurumi/crochet creations!

Amigurumi for Beginners videos:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEzxrs–gHA
Andrea Lemire from Lion Brand Yarn Studio explains what is amigurumi and how to get started.  A very helpful video providing tips and tricks along the way.

This free pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell completed work using this pattern or distribute this pattern for sale. If you would like to repost  this pattern please reference and cite momomints as the original source, linking back to this post.  Thank you!
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We hope you enjoy our free pattern and our newest amigurumi creation to the momomints family! Crocheting isn’t your thing? You can also purchase Fluufie from our Etsy store.

We’d love to see all your Fluufie creations. Perhaps even some fluffy flocks of Fluufies!! Be creative and feel free to share your creations and tag us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram: @momomintsshop #momofluufie. We look forward to seeing them!

Happy Crafting!
~Marissa & Sami