Sheep Rattle - Free Crochet Pattern

sheep rattle free crochet pattern for babies

Sheep rattle - Rattles, blankies and stuffed animals; the cutest baby toys are self-made! By varying in colours, figures and yarns you can easily create the most beautiful sets for your little one. Continue reading for the free crochet pattern of the rattle and make it for your own baby, grand baby or as an original baby shower present!

The most beautiful baby accessories are self-made! For this sheep rattle we used the pattern of Rosie the Sheep as a basis. By changing the colours and adding the wooden ring you can easily make your own super cute and unique gift!

The rattle is made with Phildar Phil Coton 3 and Phildar Phil Douce. The soft teddy yarn Phil Douce gives a cuddly effect to your rattle and the small mini balls are used to embroider the eyes, nose and mouth. Of course the rattle bead makes it complete!

sheep rattle free crochet pattern

What do you need for crocheting this sheep rattle?

- Phildar Phil Coton 3: Perle (4)
- Phildar Phil Douce: Grege (11)
- Yarn and colors Must-Have Minis: Black (100) and Clay (5)
- Crochet hook no. 2 and 3mm
- Wooden ring 10cm ∅
Stuffing
- Rattle Bead 24mm
- Darning needle with a sharp tip
- Scissors

Stitches used:
Ch.            = Chain
Sc.            = Single crochet
Sl.st.         = Slip stitch

sheep rattle free crochet pattern for babies

Sheep Rattle - Free Crochet Pattern

Start with crocheting the head.

Head:
Round 1: With crochet hook no. 2mm and Phil Coton 3 Perle, sc. 6 in a magic ring or start the following way; Ch. 2, sc. 6 in the 1st ch. and end with sl.st. 1in the first ch. such that you'll get a round of 6 sts. (6 sts.)
Round 2: Sc. 2 in each st. (12 sts.)
Round 3: Sc. 2 in each 2nd st. (18 sts.)
Round 4: Sc. 1, *sc. 2 in the next st., sc. 2*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the round but end with sc. 1 (24 sts.)
Round 5: Sc. 2 in each 4th st. (30 sts.)
Round 6: Sc. 2, *sc. 2 in the next st, sc. 4*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the round but end with sc. 2 (36 sts.)
Round 7: Sc. 2 in each 6th st. (42 sts.)
Rounds 8 - 10: Sc. 42 each round (42 sts.)
Round 11: Decrease 6 sts. Sc. each 6th and 7th st. tog. (36 sts.)
Rounds 12 - 14: Sc. 36 each round (36 sts.)
Round 15: Decrease 6 sts. Sc. each 5th and 6th st. tog. (30 sts.)
Round 16: Decrease 6 sts. Sc. each 4th and 5th st. tog. (24 sts.)
Round 17: Sc. 2 in the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th st. Sc. 1 in all of the other sts. (30 sts.)
Rounds 18 & 19: Sc. 30 each round (30 sts.)
Round 20: Decrease 6 sts. Sc. the 1st. and 2nd, 3rd and 4th st. tog and the 23rd and 24th, 25th and 26th, 27th and 28th, 29th and 30th st. tog. Sc. 1 in all of the other sts. (24 sts.)
Round 21: Sc. 24 (24 sts.)
Round 22: Continue from now on only in the back loops such that single loops are being created on the outside of your work. Sc. 24 (24 sts.) Stuff the head firmly and insert the rattle bead in the stuffed head.
Round 23: Decrease 6 sts. Sc. each 3rd and 4th st. tog. (18 sts.)
Rounds 24 & 25: Sc. 18 each round (18 sts.)
Round 26: Decrease 6 sts. Sc. each 2nd and 3rd st. tog. (12 sts.)
Round 27: Decrease 6 sts. Sc. each 2 sts. tog. (6 sts.) Draw your end yarn through the last 6 sts. and pull it tight to close your work.

Finishing the head
Cast on a new yarn of Phil Douce in the single loops of round 22. Sc. 1 in each single loop up until the last st. of round 27. Cast off and weave in the ends. Embroider with Clay a little nose between rounds 2 & 3 and 7 & 8, and a little mouth at the bottom of the nose between rounds 4 & 5. Embroider the nose 3 times. Embroider with black the eyes in round 17.

Ears
Round 1: With crochet hook no. 2mm and Phil Coton 3 Perle, sc. 6 in a magic ring or start the following way; Ch. 2, sc. 6 in the 1st ch. and end with sl.st. 1in the first ch. such that you'll get a round of 6 sts. (6 sts.)
Round 2: Sc. 2 in each st. (12 sts.)
Round 3: Sc. 2 in each 4th st. (15 sts.)
Round 4: Sc. 15 (15 sts.)
Round 5: Decrease 3 sts. Sc. each 4th and 5th st. tog.(12 sts.)
Round 6: Decrease 3 sts. Sc. each 3rd and 4th st. tog. (9 sts.)
Round 7: Sc. 9 (9 sts.)
Round 8: Decrease 3 sts. Sc. each 2nd and 3rd st. tog. (6 sts.)
Round 9: Fold your work flat and close it with sl.st.
Work another ear the same way. Sew the ears on top of the fluffy part of the head.

Ring
Work with Phil Douce and crochet hook no. 3mm. Work in rows and make tch. 1 to turn after each row. This tch. does not count as a stitch.
Ch. 31.
Rows 1 - 6: Sc. 30 each row (30 sts.)
Cast off and leave a longer yarn on your work. Fold your work around the wooden ring and close the side seams around it.

Feet
Work with Phil Coton 3 Perle and crochet hook no. 2mm.
Work in rows and make tch. 1 to turn after each row. This tch. does not count as a stitch.
Ch. 4.
Rows 1 - 12: Sc. 3
Row 13: Ch. 1 and sc. 12 alongside the edge.
Row 14: Ch. 1. Turn your work and sl.st 12 back alongside the long edge. Cast off. Work another foot the same way. Sew the feet around the wooden ring at the end of the fluffy part. Place the foot just over the fluffy part.

The long edges with sl.st. are the ends of the feet. Attach the other longer edge to the fluffy part.

Finishing
Sew the bottom of the head firmly on top of the middle part of the wooden ring.

Note: The video below is in Dutch but offers great visual images on how to work the fluffy part of the head. 

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