Crochet Lamb Pattern free crochet granny square pattern

Mar 17, 2023 | Crochet patterns

This crochet lamb pattern is a free granny square crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet lamb pattern granny square

This crochet lamb pattern is granny square #3 in my Easter spring Granny Square Blanket series. This cute lamb has so much texture!

If you missed the free crochet pattern for the Bunny Granny Square or the Chick Granny Square you can find them both on the blog.  Square #4 is a Happy Sun Square that will be releasing in just a few days so be sure to check back for that one.

The great thing about the squares for this spring themed blanket is that they are so versatile.  Mix and match the squares for your own perfect spring blanket.  Use the lamb square in different colors for someone who really loves adorable and fun sheep.

I have to admit this square is my favorite so far since sheep have a very special place in my heart. As a kid, I raised lambs for 5 years in 4H and I absolutely loved them so much.  My little lambs were so loving and they would follow me anywhere. The neighbors would get such a kick out of seeing me every day walking down the road with my little lamb trotting along behind me while I had my nose buried in a book. 😂 Very Mary Had a Little Lamb vibes! 

Crochet Lamb Pattern Details

I am working this crochet lamb pattern from the same base pattern as my Christmas crochet granny squares.  All of the squares in this series work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable Easter spring themed throw!  These individual squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for your spring themed home decor.

The lamb begins with rounds of grey double crochet stitches.  You could also change up your face and ear colors to black, beige or cream yarn for different looks. Once his face is complete you will change to white yarn and begin working in the back loop only for several rounds.  The unused front loops will be used to crochet the textured lamb’s wool at the end!

lamb's wool process 2

The stitch I used for the lamb’s wool is a very simple shell stitch – 5 dc stitches worked into the same st which creates such gorgeous texture at the end!  You could also choose to use a fuzzy or fluffy yarn for the wool if you would like to as well.  If you wanted you could change the stitch and use the stitch I used for the beard of my Santa Granny Square which would make another option for you.

I recorded a quick video for how to get started with the lamb’s wool shell stitch and you can find it on YouTube. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

I am using Red Heart With Love* yarn for my squares.  Red Heart With Love yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  These granny squares would be a great way to use up your stash, too!

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crochet lamb granny square process

This Crochet Lamb Pattern is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

Once I have all of the squares designed and completed the pattern will be available as 1 PDF! This PDF will contain all squares + joining and border instructions all for 1 low price! Each of the individual Spring Easter Blanket granny square patterns will also available for purchase.

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Lamb Granny Square free crochet pattern

Lamb Square free crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     Light Grey 1.0 oz / 53 yds (Grey)
  •     White 2.5 oz / 135 yds (White)
  •     Sage 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Green)
  •     Iced Aqua 0.01 oz / 1 yds (Blue)
  •     Black 0.2 oz / 11 yds (Black)

Size I – 5.5 mm crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry yarn needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • BLO = back loop only
  • FLO = front loop only
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • yo = yarn over
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below)

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Face, eyes and ears are all worked in the round.  
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Ears, eyes and nose are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.
  • White section of lamb and first round of green is worked in the back loops only while grey section is worked in both loops.
  • Shell stitches are worked in the unused front loops for lamb’s wool. 

Pattern Instructions

With Grey, make MC.

Round 1: Ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, fasten off grey and switch to white, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Note: Rounds 7-10 are all worked BLO. We are creating the location for the lamb’s wool.

Round 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off White.

Round 10: Join Green in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: Working in both loops, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: Ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

lamb granny square process

Wool shell edging

With white yarn, (working in FLO from rounds 7 – 10) sl st to first unused front loop from round 7, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk next st, 5 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end of round skipping last st, sl st in first st to join.  Fasten off.

lamb's wool process
lamb's wool process 3

Repeat above instructions for rounds 8 – 10 shifting the shell stitches so the shell stitches are behind the sc stitches from the previous round.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

With Black, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) Ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off Black, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 2: Join Blue in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off Blue.

Row 3: Join White in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off White, leaving a long yarn tail for embroidery of eye.

With long tail of White, embroider center of eye.

Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing with tapestry needle.

Ears (make 2)

With Grey, make MC.

Round 1: Ch 1, 4 sc in MC. Tighten MC. (4)

Round 2: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around. (6)

Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around. (9)

Round 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. (12)

Round 5 – 7: 1 sc in each st around.

Round 8: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. (16)

Round 9 – 13: 1 sc in each st around.

Round 14: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. (12)

Round 15: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * around. (8)

Round 16: sc2tog 4 times, sl st to first st. (4)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

With long tails, sew eyes to face.

With long tails, sew ears to face.

With a long length of Black, embroider mouth and nose details.

Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!