Little lamb, who made thee?

In my quest to complete 25 amigurumi by July 24, I have been sorting through my partially completed projects which, as it happens, include several amigurumi in medias res.

Today, I gathered together the pieces for one of the amigurumi I had begun work on, a lamb featured in Tiny Yarn Animals by Tamie Snow. Once I sorted through the pieces, I found that I had six of the nine parts needed for the lamb:

crochet pieces of an amigurumi lamb
Amigurumi lamb pieces I found while cleaning up

Once I had tracked down the yarn I needed (Red Heart Super Saver aran and grey heather), I got out my 4.0mm hook and got to work. In short order, I had made the three missing pieces:

crochet pieces for an amigurumi lamb
I finish the body and two of the legs for an amigurumi lamb

The next challenge was to embroider the nose and mouth onto the muzzle. My first effort did not go well, and I ended up taking the stitches out and starting over. Happily for me, the next try was more successful, and I then attached the muzzle to the head and laid it out with all of the other pieces to get a sense of how the completed lamb would look:

amigurumi lamb
The amigurumi lamb begins to take shape

Now it was time to stuff the body. The pattern called for poly-fil beads, of which I had none. Recalling the advice of an amigurumi designer who suggested using plastic beads to weight amigurumi, I got out some pony beads (which I did have), filled the body about 80% of the way, and then used the poly-fiberfill for the remainder.

As can be seen in the photo, the pony beads make for a very stable lamb with good posture:

Evelyn the amigurumi lamb
Evelyn the amigurumi lamb sits on the deck and enjoys the third day of summer

Like many sheep, Evelyn is a social being and likes to surround herself with friends:

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Evelyn the crochet lamb with her crochet friends, Leonard and Henri

Tomorrow is a new day, and I am not entirely certain what new crochet adventures await, but I am glad that I finally finished the inimitable Evelyn as she is a tremendous addition to my 25 amigurumi project.

2 thoughts on “Little lamb, who made thee?

  1. I LOVE this sweet little lamb! You did a wonderful job. I wish you all the best in making more toys for your child’s hospital. The world needs more people like you! 🙂

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