Sheep Granny Square Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

Aug 7, 2020 | Crochet patterns

This Sheep Granny Square Blanket is a free crochet pattern for a three dimensional sheep crochet blanket with amazing texture!

Sheep Granny Square Blanket free crochet pattern

The littles are going to love this one – with a fun texture provided by the fuzzy Bernat Pipsqueak yarn.

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Sheep Granny Square

Sheep are one of my favorite animals! Growing up in rural Michigan, 4-H was a big part of my family’s life. I raised lambs for several years and enjoyed every minute of it. Many of my favorite childhood memories center around 4-H in some way. My lambs were like my little babies – they followed me everywhere even without a leash. It was a common sight for the neighbors to see me walking along our country roads morning and evening with my nose buried in a book with my lamb trailing behind me. 😊. It really was lovely being able to revisit some of those memories as I designed and worked on this blanket.

Sheep Granny Square Blanket free crochet pattern

This square actually starts out as a circle and then that circle is squared once the body of the lamb is complete. Once the square is complete you will come back with your fuzzy yarn and work in unused front loops creating the rounds of fuzzy sheep body. The ears and legs are crocheted separately and then sewn to the square. I used embroidery thread to embroider the lamb’s mouth & nose as well as sewing on the small buttons for his eyes. The buttons are completely optional and you could certainly embroider them on if you were gifting this blanket to a baby.

Sheep Granny Square Blanket free crochet pattern

The 12 square blanket has plain circle grannies included but you could certainly have 12 sheep squares instead if you wished. The sheep square would also make a great pillow!

Once the squares were sewn together I crocheted a very simple and basic single crochet border around the outside edge. However, you could certainly add a different border.

Sheep Granny Square Blanket free crochet pattern

I love using Yarnspirations’ Red Heart With Love – it is so economical yet soft with so many color options available! And I just love these lovely soft colors together. I wanted to add some 3-D texture to my blanket so I used Bernat Pipsqueak as the sheep’s fuzzy body. This makes the blanket so soft and I think kids are going to love running their hands over this super squishy yarn!

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Sheep Granny Square Blanket free crochet pattern

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Sheep Granny Square Blanket free crochet pattern

Supplies:

Red Heart With Love Black (Color A) 3 oz / 160 yds
Red Heart With Love White (Color B) 3.5 oz / 190 yds

Bernat Pipsqueak Whitey White (Color C) 3 oz / 90 yds
Red Heart With Love Sweet Pink (Color D) 3.5 oz / 185 yds
Red Heart With Love Sage (Color E) 3.5 oz / 185 yds 

Size J/10 (6.0 mm) crochet hook

Embroidery thread white
Buttons small (1/4”), white (optional)
Tapestry needle
Stitch Markers
Scissors

Approximate finished size30” x 30”

Gauge: 1 square = 10” x 10”

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
blo = back loop only
flo = front loop only
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sp = space
RS = right side

Notes about pattern:

  • Worked in seamless rounds – do not sl st join at the end of each round.
  • Buttons are optional for eyes – if blanket is intended for use with small children do not use buttons as this would be a choking hazard. You can alternatively embroider eyes are it is fine without as well.
  • Initial rounds are worked as a circle and then the circle is made into a square with corners.
  • Fuzzy yarn is worked in unused front loop of square.

Sheep Granny Square (Make 5)

Rnd 1:  With Color A, make MC, ch 1, 8 sc in MC (place st marker in 1st st and move up to 1st st of each round), pull tightly – do not join. (8)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (16)

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to end.  (24)

Rnd 4: 1 sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in last st.  (32)

Rnd 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end.  (40)

Fasten off Color A

Rnd 6:  With Color B, working in blo, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st.  (48)

Rnd 7:  now working in both loops, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end.  (56)

Rnd 8:  working in blo, *1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, 1 sc in last 3 st.  (64)

Rnd 9:  now working through both loops *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to end.  (72)

Fasten off Color B

Rnd 10:  With Color D, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, 1 sc in last 4 st.  (80)

Rnd 11:  1 sc in next 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, 1 tr in next 2 st, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st (corner made), 1 tr in next 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, 1 tr in next 2 st,* repeat between * * 2 more times, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, 1 tr in next 2 st, 1 dc in next 2 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in last 4 st. (92)

Rnd 12:  1 hdc in next 11 st, *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in ch 2 corner sp, hdc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end.  (108)

Rnd 13:  1 hdc in each st to ch 2 corner sp, fasten off color D, with Color E, *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in corner sp, 1 hdc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end.  (124)

Rnd 14: 1 hdc in each st to ch 2 corner sp, *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in corner sp, 1 hdc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end. (140)

Rnd 15: 1 hdc in each st to ch 2 corner sp, fasten off Color E, with Color B, *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner sp, 1 sc in each st to next corner sp,* repeat between * * to end.  (156)

To finish round:  work 1 sc in each st to 1st ch 1 corner sp, sl st in ch 1 sp.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With Color C, (working in flo from rounds 6 & 8) sl st to any unused front loop from round 6, *ch 3, sl st in next flo,* repeat between * * around, sl st to 1st st, sk round 7, repeat between * * in front loops of round 8.

Fasten off Color C

Ear (Make 10)

With Color A, ch 4, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in last st.  (2)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

With long tail left for sewing, sew ears to RS of square as shown below in diagram. 

With embroidery thread, sew nose as shown in diagram below.

Sew buttons (optional) for eyes as shown in diagram below.  If blanket will be for a baby, embroider eyes DO NOT use buttons as they are a choking hazard.

Sheep Granny Square Blanket graph

Legs (make 10)

Row 1:  With Color A, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch room hook, 1 sc in last st.  Turn.

Row 2:  ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 3 – 4:  repeat row 2.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew legs to Sheep Granny Square.

Sheep Granny Square

Circle Granny Square (Make 4)

Rnd 1 – 5:  With Color E, repeat rounds 1 – 5 of sheep square.

Fasten off Color E

Rnd 6:  With Color B, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st.  (48)

Rnd 7:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end.  (56)

Rnd 8:  *1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, 1 sc in last 3 st.  (64)

Rnd 9:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to end.  (72)

Fasten off Color B

Rnd 10 – 15:  repeat rounds 10 – 15 of sheep square in same colors.

Block squares if desired before joining.

Joining Squares & Border

With RS of squares facing each other attach Color B to corner of squares, sl st join squares through back loops of both squares.  Join 3 squares together vertically then join panels horizontally.

Sheep Granny Square sewing squares together process
Sheep Granny Square sewing squares together process

Once squares are joined, with Color B, work 1 round of sc evenly around outside edge of blanket, place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in each corner, sl st to 1st st.  

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Sheep Granny Square Blanket free crochet pattern

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