Top 10 sheep knitting patterns

We've got some patterns you'll woolly love! Jenni has picked her top 10 sheep knitting patterns to celebrate our fleecy friends.

Moss the Sheep by Amanda Berry

Moss the sheep comes in large and small and is perfect as a toy or home decoration. The pattern includes row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the sheep, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques and a materials list. The pattern is worked flat (back and forth) on straight 4mm needles, and knit in Patons Wool Blend Aran.

Welcome to the Flock Hat & Cardigan pattern by Julia Farwell-Clay

This lovely Welcome to the Flock cardigan would look lovely on any little one!

Milly the Sheep Toy by MillaMia

This adorable little lady is a free pattern by MillaMia and would make the perfect companion for any child!

Little Sheep Booties for Babies by Sleake Knits

Do you have any little lambs on the way? Knit them these perfect lamb booties! The pattern includes a detailed written pattern with photos and row by row written instructions. The booties are knit flat using two needles in Rowan Pure Wool Worsted, however you could use any alternative yarn that knits to the same tension/gauge (20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in using US 5 / 3.75mm needles over stocking stitch).

Sheep Shuffle Mitts by Sophie McKane

Take on a colorwork challenge with Sophie McKane's fabulous mitten pattern, knitted up with Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift. You'll be sure to stand out from the flock with these!

Sheep cushion by Julia Marsh

Don't be sheepish when it comes to knitting cushions! This beautifully textured, not to mention adorable sheep is the creation of Julia Marsh, and makes the perfect addition to your living room or bedroom.

Yan Tan Tether Cushion Cover by KCGuild

Yan Tan Tether is a design inspired by the traditional sheep counting system used in the Yorkshire Dales made by designer Ann Kingstone. Sale proceeds for this pattern support the Knitting & Crochet Guild in its continuing work of education, innovation and preservation. The cushion is knit in the round in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply.

Wooly the Sheep by Gillian Grimm

Wooly is the ultimate winter warmer! Snuggle up with this hot water bottle cover and get knitting through the chilly months.

Little Lamb Sock Critter by Lion Brand

This sock-inspired stuffed sheep is cuddly and adorable! A perfect Easter gift for any child! Plus, the pattern is absolutely free to download! Knit it in Lion Brand Wool Ease.

An extra crochet pattern!

We just couldn’t resist this sweet little tape measure cover! If you were born in the year of the sheep and are constantly using your tape measure, then this is certainly the pattern for you. Express your inner sheep!