Chunky Chums Lamb Crochet Pattern
All about this Amigurumi Crochet Lamb Pattern
What am I buying?
It's an original digital 14 page, easy to follow, professionally tech edited, printable PDF pattern to crochet your own Lamb, including 10 photos showing him from all angles.
Please note - you are NOT buying a finished toy - you are buying a digital pattern to crochet your own Amigurumi character!
The pattern's written in English - available in both US and UK Crochet Terms - please select from the options above.
Please be aware that US and UK Crochet Terms are NOT the same - make sure you buy the version of this pattern that uses the terms you're familiar with, otherwise your finished character will be distorted.
Familiar with the term "sc" for Single Crochet? You're used to patterns written in US Terms.
If the patterns you usually use do not feature "sc" for Single Crochet, then you're used to patterns written in UK Terms.
How difficult is the pattern?
It's Intermediate, suitable for crocheters who've already grasped the basics of amigurumi crochet - if you can make one of the free patterns on mycrochetchums.com, you can make this!
Links are included in the pattern to Photo Tutorials on the website for relevant topics including Working a Magic Ring, How to Secure and Hide Yarn Tails, and Joining Amigurumi Parts Together Seamlessly.
I'm always happy to help by email if anything puzzles you!
What stitches & techniques are used?
- Magic Ring
- UK double crochet/US single crochet
- Slip Stitch
- Working in BLO/FLO
- Basic embroidery techniques
- The parts are crocheted separately and then sewn together.
How big will the finished item be?
Approx 33cm/13in from top to toe when made using a 5mm hook with the yarn specified below.
You can scale this pattern up or down by altering the yarn and hook. Use a heavier weight yarn and larger hook for a bigger Lamb and a lighter weight yarn and smaller hook for a little one. The pattern includes a link to a Scaling a Pattern tutorial on the website.
What yarn do I need?
My Lamb was made with Scheepjes Chunky Monkey Aran, 100% Premium Acrylic, 116m per 100g.
MC: 150g approx of White (1001) - Body, Head, Arms, Legs, Tail & Eye Lids.
CC1: 50g approx of Smoke (2019) - Head, Ears, Arms & Legs.
CC2: 30g approx of Slate (1011) - Arms, Legs, Eye Balls & Embroidered Details.
Yarns can vary depending on brand, generally UK Aran ones are equivalent to US Medium or Worsted weight yarn.
This particular acrylic yarn has a soft finish and slight sheen and gives good stitch definition.
For best results choose a similar weight acrylic yarn with a similar number of metres per 50g.
Don't forget, using an alternative yarn may alter the amount of yarn needed in each colour.
What about Tension/Gauge?
14 sts x 16 rows = 10cm/4in measured over UK dc/US sc using 5mm hook with Aran Scheepjes Chunky Monkey Acrylic.
Tension/Gauge is not critical for this project but stitches should be tight enough to avoid stuffing showing through.
What size Hook do I need?
I used a 5mm hook for the above yarn.
I wanted a soft and squidgy finish. If you prefer a firmer finish, go down to a 4 mm hook - your Lamb will be firmer, will come out slightly smaller and you'll use a little less yarn.
You may need to go up or down a hook size depending on your own natural tension when crocheting.
What other supplies are needed to make the Lamb?
A yarn needle for sewing the parts together and toy stuffing, stitch markers (or waste yarn), pins and scissors.
What else does the pattern include?
A clickable contents page - easily jump to the right page for the different pattern parts.
An Abbreviations List for all the terms used.
Full Making Up Instructions.
Links to free Photo Tutorials at mycrochetchums.com covering techniques used such as Sewing Amigurumi Parts Together Seamlessly and How to Secure and Hide Yarn Tails.
How will I receive the pattern?
Once your purchase is complete, you'll be automatically sent to a download page where you can instantly download the pattern file. You can then view it on a digital device like a smart phone, tablet or computer or print it at home for offline use.
You'll also be sent an email receipt that includes the link to your download page for safe-keeping. You can use that link to download in future if you still haven't downloaded.
Refunds cannot be given on digital products.
Where do I ask something else?
Just email me - firstname.lastname@example.org - and I'll do my very best to help!
I am happy for you to donate, gift or sell any of the my crochet chums you make if you are an individual crafter - please credit mycrochetchums.com as the pattern designer. The patterns can not be used for any type of mass production or manufacturing.
If you do wish to sell your mycrochetchums makes, it is your responsibility to ensure that the finished item complies with the relevant toy safety legislation in your country.
Please be sure to use toy grade stuffing and do not add buttons, bells, ribbons etc that could be a danger to small children.
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