Bobble Sheep Pillows

Nothing really says CROCHET than sheep pillows! Who doesn’t love sheep? After all, they give us the wool from their backs just so we can make cute and cuddly home decor.

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Okay, maybe that’s not why they “give” us the wool from their backs. But I like to think that even the sheep would admire these adorable Bobble Sheep Pillows!

These pillows are easy to make and work up pretty quick! I was able to make one sheep pillow in an evening, and I made the head for that sheep pillow the following evening.

I loved how they turned out, don’t you? They’re so squishy!

The pattern is posted below. You can also purchase a PDF copy of the pattern from my Etsy shop. The PDF pattern contains more photos, a stitch key, and a bunch of helpful tips! Help a crafter out and give it a look? ❤ ❤

Materials Needed:

  • 4-5 skeins (depending on your tension) of Loops & Threads Charisma yarn in Off-White or Black (or any other bulky yarn of your choice)
  • 1 skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in Silver Grey (or any other worsted weight yarn of your choice)
  • Size M/N 9.00mm crochet hook (for body)
  • Size G 4.00mm crochet hook (for head)
  • Round pillow form, 16-inch diameter
  • Polyester Fiberfil Stuffing
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
  • Stitch Marker (optional)

This pattern ranks as Intermediate on our difficulty chart.


Pattern Notes

  •  This pattern uses US crochet terms.
  • The bobbles in this pattern are made of 5 dc stitches.
  • Chain 1 after every bobble EXCEPT for the last bobble of the round (see bobble explanation below).

 

Bobble Stitch

  • Yarn over. Insert your hook into the first stitch of the round. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).
    • Yarn over again and pull through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch. Yarn over again and pull up a loop. (4 loops on hook).
    • Yarn over again and pull though 2 loops. (3 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch. Yarn over again and pull up a loop. (5 loops on hook).
    • Yarn over again and pull though 2 loops. (4 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch. Yarn over again and pull up a loop. (6 loops on hook).
    • Yarn over again and pull though 2 loops. (5 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook.
  • Chain 1. (This step is important, so don’t forget to chain 1 after every bobble EXCEPT for the last bobble of the round!)

BOBBLE SHEEP PILLOW PATTERN

Main Sheep Body (Make 2)

RND 1) With bulky yarn in OFF-WHITE (or BLACK) and a size M/N 9.00mm hook, make a Magic Circle. Ch 3. Work 8 dc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st. (8)

RND 2) Ch 3. Work 8 bobbles. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st. (8 bobbles) 

RND 3) Ch 3. (bobble inc) x 8. Join. (16 bobbles)

RND 4) Ch 3. (bobble inc, bobble) x 8. Join. (24 bobbles)

RND 5) Ch 3. (bobble inc, 2 bobbles) x 8. Join. (32 bobbles)

RND 6) Ch 3. (bobble inc, 3 bobbles) x 8. Join. (40 bobbles)

RND 7) Ch 3. (bobble inc, 4 bobbles) x 8. Join. (48 bobbles)

RND 8) Ch 3. (bobble inc, 5 bobbles) x 8. Join. (56 bobbles)

RND 9) 56 bobbles. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail. (56 bobbles)

 

 

Sheep Head

RND 1) With worsted-weight yarn in SILVER GREY and a size G 4.00mm hook, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1. Work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st. (6)

RND 2) Ch 1. (sc inc) x 6. Join. (12)

RND 3) Ch 1. 12 sc. Join. (12)

RND 4) Ch 1. (sc inc, sc) x 6. Join. (18)

RND 5) Ch 1. 18 sc. Join. (18)

RND 6) Ch 1. (sc inc, 2 sc) x 6. Join. (24)

RND 7) Ch 1. 24 sc. Join. (24)

RND 8) Ch 1. 24 sc. Join. (24)

RND 9) Ch 1. 24 sc. Join. (24)

RND 10) Ch 1. (sc inc, sc) x 12. Join. (36)

RND 11) Ch 1. 36 sc. Join. (36)

RND 12) Ch 1. 36 sc. Join. (36)

RND 13) Ch 1. 36 sc. Join. (36)

RND 14) Ch 1. 36 sc. Join. (36)

RND 15) Ch 1. 36 sc. Join. (36)

RND 16) Ch 1. 36 sc. Join. (36)

RND 17) Ch 1. (sc inc, sc) x 18. Join. (54)

RND 18) Ch 1. 54 sc. Join. (54)

RND 19) Ch 1. 54 sc. Join. (54)

RND 20) Ch 1. 54 sc. Join. (54)

RND 21) Ch 1. 54 sc. Join. (54)

RND 22) Ch 1. 54 sc. Join. (54)

RND 23) Ch 1. 54 sc. Join. (54)

RND 24) Ch 1. 54 sc. Join. (54)

RND 25) Ch 1. 14 sc, sc dec, 6 sc, sc dec, 2 sc, 2 sc inc, 2 sc, sc dec, 6 sc, sc dec, 14 sc. Join. (52)

RND 26) Ch 1. 13 sc, sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec, 8 sc, sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec, 13 sc. Join. (48)

RND 27) Ch 1. (sc dec, 2 sc) x 12. Join. (36)

RND 28) Ch 1. (sc dec, 2 sc) x 9. Join. (27)

Insert some stuffing into the head, but do not overstuff!

RND 29) Ch 1. (sc dec, sc) x 9. Join. (18)

RND 30) Ch 1. (sc dec, sc) x 6. Join. (12)

RND 31) Ch 1. (sc dec, sc) x 4. Join. (8)

RND 32) Ch 1. 4 sc dec. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail. (4)

 

Sheep Ears (Make 2)

RND 1) With worsted-weight yarn in SILVER GREY and a size G 4.00mm hook, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1. Work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning of the round with a sl st. (6)

RND 2) Ch 1. (sc inc, 2 sc) x 2. Join. (8)

RND 3) Ch 1. (sc inc, 3 sc) x 2. Join. (10)

RND 4) Ch 1. 10 sc. Join. (10)

RND 5) Ch 1. (sc inc, 4 sc) x 2. Join. (12)

RND 6) Ch 1. 12 sc. Join. (12)

RND 7) Ch 1. (sc inc, 5 sc) x 2. Join. (14)

RND 8) Ch 1. 14 sc. Join. (14)

RND 9) Ch 1. (sc inc, 6 sc) x 2. Join. (16)

RND 10) Ch 1. 16 sc. Join. (16)

RND 11) Ch 1. (sc inc, 7 sc) x 2. Join. (18)

RND 12) Ch 1. (sc inc, 8 sc) x 2. Join. (20)

RND 13) Ch 1. (sc inc, 9 sc) x 2. Join. (22)

RND 14) Ch 1. (sc inc, 10 sc) x 2. Join. (24)

RND 15) Ch 1. 24 sc. Join. (24)

RND 16) Ch 1. 24 sc. Join. (24)

RND 17) Ch 1. 24 sc. Join. (24)

RND 18) Ch 1. (sc dec, 10 sc) x 2. Join. (22)

RND 19) Ch 1. (sc dec, 9 sc) x 2. Join. (20)

RND 20) Ch 1. 20 sc. Join. (20)

RND 21) Ch 1. 20 sc. Join. (20)

RND 22) Ch 1. 20 sc. Join. (20)

RND 23) Ch 1. (sc dec, 3 sc) x 4. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail. (16)

 

 

Assembly

Sewing the Ears to the Head

Use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to sew the ears to the side of the head. Try different placements to find one you like!  I recommend sewing the ears somewhere near round 26.

When you’ve sewn the ears to the head, weave in your ends and trim any excess yarn.

 

Sewing the Head to the Pillow Piece

Use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to carefully sew the sheep’s head to one of the pillow sides. Try different placements until you find one you like. I recommend sewing the head on in between rounds 4 and 5.

Make sure you securely sew the head to the pillow so that it doesn’t move too much. Some movement is fine (after all, it’s a pillow!), but you want to make sure that it won’t come off. You can also sew the ears down, if you like!

When you’ve sewn the head onto the pillow piece, weave in your ends and trim any excess yarn.

 

Joining the Two Pillow Pieces

Wait to join these pieces together until after you have sewn on the sheep’s head.

Place the two pieces together with wrong sides facing (bobbles go on the outside). Insert your hook into the first stitch of round 9 of BOTH pieces. Yarn over and sl st.

Work a total of 30 sl st around the outside edge, then insert your pillow form and work the remaining 26 sl sts. Join to the beginning of the round and fasten off.

Weave in your tail ends of the yarn and snip any extra yarn.

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And there you go! One super adorable (and super squishy!) Bobble Sheep Pillow. I hope you’ve enjoyed the pattern!


***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own, because that’s just not cool. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

7 thoughts on “Bobble Sheep Pillows”

  1. Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to find a crochet sheep pillow pattern ever since I saw a knitted one a couple years ago. I really appreciate you sharing this pattern!!

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  2. Please help! I’ve never “bobbled” before (:)) and don’t understand the “bobble inc, bobble”, “bobble inc, 2 bobbles” instructions!! I would really appreciate the help if someone doesn’t mind explaining to a dummy! Thanks.

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