Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop to show you part 2 of the crochet nativity I finished recently. You can read all about the first part here. Today I’m showing you the shepherds and farm animals.
The pattern for the shepherds and sheep is from Let’s Knit Magazine, a magazine published in the UK, and can be found here. It contains the patterns for Baby Jesus, two shepherds, a sheep and the three wise men. This pattern is written in UK terms.
Of course instead of just making one sheep I decided to make a couple more and made one in black. The eyes look different for the black faced sheep because Charlie painted them brown. It took a few coats of paint and sealer to make sure the brown didn’t just rub off.
Except for the heads the pattern for these two are the same. One hurdle I had to overcome with this pattern is that it was written in Spanish. She does provide a key to translate the stitches to English but some of the longer phrases took a bit of work. The great thing about these patterns is that the author also has full length videos of the entire process. Between the video and Google Translate I was able to decipher the patterns. I’m very happy with how they both turned out. In case you are wondering the mule does have a tail just like the ox but it is hidden in the pictures.
If you like to do amigurumi you should definitely check out Canal Crochet’s blog and YouTube channel. There is a wide variety of patterns and they are all free! With just a little bit of work you can easily translate them. Who knows you might learn a bit of Spanish like I did. I can now count to 10 and can recognize the words for stitch, increase and decrease! I enjoyed watching her videos too as she has a pet bird that sometimes likes to get in the middle of her work and is quite comical to watch.
Stay tuned for the final Silent Night installment on an upcoming Hookin on Hump Day. I hope I didn’t put some of my non-hooking blog friends to sleep with this post. If you are interested in seeing more crochet creations please visit the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop.
I didn’t receive any compensation for any of the links in this post but include them for anyone that is interested in finding the products and patterns.