Post by craftcrazymama on Jan 30, 2015 3:59:30 GMT -5
I have a pattern that I used to make a Druid type figure. Perhaps you could use that for your Shepherds? I will add a pic tomorrow so you can take a look and let me know. No sheep or grains etc on file though. A sheep would be pretty easy to make with a few small rounds and some added features. How big are you wanting to go?
I'll have more ideas if you do both, but, for crochet, there's this nativity on Ravelry that has sheep and a shepherd (and looks very quick). Amigurumi is fun, super quick to knit/crochet- most of the time is in the details/attaching parts.
If you need these soon, I'd probably go for smaller- you can always add more sheep, make a second set, or whatever. BUT, if the kids are tiny ones (<3yo), you should stick to bigger (and choke proof- embroider eyes and such). As long as you know how to crochet in the round, you shouldn't have any problems- use a smaller hook than you think you'll need (you want little holes so stuffing doesn't show much), you can stuff a dark sock with stuffing and then stuff THAT into the project, if the stuffing is showing too much. The bigger the FOs are, the more stuffing you'll need- they can eat a lot of it. I like to use a (nearly) invisible decrease on amigurumi, lots of patterns just have you crochet two stitches together, but, there are much better ways, IMO. Have fun!
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