April’s Free Crochet-A-Long: Bitty Lamb Buddy

April’s Free Crochet-A-Long: Bitty Lamb Buddy

The April Crochet-A-Long is coming soon and we’re excited to announce this month’s bitty project – the bitty lamb buddy! The lamb was a highly requested buddy and is a beloved favorite of mine. There were lots of requests for new bitties as well, so stay tuned for some new designs coming soon. I just ran out of time to get a new one ready for this month – who else knows that #momlife? Let me know in the comments which bitty you’d like to see and if you are interested in testing some of these new bitty designs, make sure you are signed up for the newsletter.

Moving on to this month’s project, the little lamb! This bitty was initially designed a couple years ago after designing the Lovable Lamb Bobble Buddy. The lamb was a challenging design with all of the bobbles, but so rewarding to see how it comes together. The bitty lamb follows suit with textured bobbles all over the head and body to give it a sweet little lamb look. And big floppy ears to finish off the look!

Warm, spring weather, sunny skies and fresh flowers always make me think of little spring babies and the bitty lamb is the perfect make for any new little one. As usual, you can choose to make this bitty in either size 4 worsted weight or size 5 bulky weight yarn. Size 6 super bulky is not recommended as it is just too bulky for the bobbles, especially on the head!

The bitty lamb will be worked in two parts. In part one, we will make the arms and the body of the lamb. The arms are crocheted into the body, so no sewing necessary! In part two, we will make the ears and the head of the lamb. We’ll also add the features and assemble! The ears will need to be sewn to the head and the head to the body, but I promise the sewing isn’t too much! You’ll be able to add a rattle into the head if you’d like to make a baby rattle or consider adding a teether ring or chain to make a ‘binky buddy!’ These modifications are included in the pdf pattern for the lamb bitty buddy which can be found here.

The CAL will run Friday April 19th to Sunday April 21st. Part One will be posted here on Friday and Part Two on Saturday, with Sunday to finish things up! The CAL posts will remain active through Sunday, April 28th to give everyone ample time for finishing up their bitty lambs. If you need the pattern right away or prefer printing the instructions, check out the PDF pattern on sale through the end of the month. If you prefer following along with the free pattern, I appreciate you coming back to the blog posts!

I’d love to have you share your progress with me on Instagram or Facebook. I’ll be making a lamb this weekend as well, in bulky size! Make sure to tag @_stuckonyoucrochet_ on Instagram or Stuck on You Crochet on Facebook if you’d like to share your project!

On to the details!

Bitty Lamb is a bitty buddy pattern designed by me. As a reminder or if you are new here, bitty buddies are a tiny-sized version of my bobble buddy patterns, which are a cross between a blanket and favorite stuffed animal. The bitties are teeny and sweet and make great rattles or teether toys. If you want to get your hands on a PDF copy of bitty lamb, or any other buddies, you can find the pattern listed on Etsy or Ravelry!

As noted above, there are a variety of options for making the bitty lamb. I like to use size 4 cotton yarn for bitty buddy teethers but other worsted weight yarns can also be used. For a plush, snuggly version, try out a bulky sized yarn like Premier Parfait Chunky or Big Twist Baby Bear. In size 4 yarns, the bitties end up about 7.5 inches tall. In bulky plush yarn, they finish at about 10-11 inches tall. You can use the same pattern for either size!

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MATERIALS:

Materials needed for this little friend will vary based on the type of yarn you choose. If you choose a size 4 yarn, you will need smaller hooks and slightly less yardage of yarn whereas if you use a size 5 or 6 yarn, you will need larger hooks and slightly more yardage of yarn. A quick note about bulkier yarns – these patterns can work well with size 5 bulky yarn or with size 6 Parfait Chunky, but it is a very thin “size 6” yarn. I do not recommend using this pattern with Bernat Blanket Yarn as I feel that it just comes out far too bulky! I think a size 5 yarn works best if you want to make the chunky version.

Materials Needed Include:

HOOK(S): [My all-time favorite hooks are Clover Amour hooks]

  • For Size 4 Cotton/Acrylic Yarn:
    2.75 mm • US size C // 4.0 mm • US size G
  • For Bulkier Yarn (Parfait Chunky):
    4.0 mm • US size G // 5.0 mm • US size H

YARN: [I’ve used Hobby Lobby and Premier Parfait Chunky for this project]

Weight : Worsted
Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton Yarn or Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek
~ 80 yds in Main Color and ~20 yds in Accessory Color

Weight : Bulky
Premier Parfait Chunky

NOTIONS
Darning Needle
Embroidery Thread
Measuring Tape
Polyfil Stuffing
Rattle Insert (if desired)

Scissors
Stitch Marker (if desired)

GAUGE
Exact gauge is not necessary for this project

FINAL HEIGHT
~7.5 // 10-11 inches from top to bottom

That’s it for now! I am so excited to share this crochet-a-long with you guys and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do! Subscribe to my newsletter to be sure you don’t miss out on updates about the CAL and check back each day this weekend to find Part 1 and Part 2!

Please Note!
This pattern and the pictures are the property of Allison Wasserman and may not be copied, shared, reproduced or sold in part or in whole. The pattern may not be altered or rewritten in any way for resale. You may not use any photos without consent. You are permitted to sell the finished product in small quantities, but please credit the designer by linking to the shop or pattern in your online description.


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