17 cutest sheep patterns that every knitter should try at least once

Whether you have a baby shower coming up or you just love sheep, these are some of the cutest patterns you'll find anywhere! From raised patterns to full, puffy, huggable sheep, you'll fill your cuteness quota and get some knitting done in the process.
Some of these patterns are available for free, while some require a small fee. Check the links in each description to access directions and pattern information.
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1. "Baa Baa Black Sheep" baby blanket by FieldGuided.
This adorable baby blanket features a charming raised-sheep pattern as well as beautiful edging. This blanket looks pretty in pink or gray, but it would look just as nice in green or blue. You can learn more about this pattern at FieldGuided and purchase it from Leisure Hearts (this is included in a bundle of 16 patterns, "Precious Knit Blankies for Baby").
2. "Favorite things" scarf by Loritimesfive.
This fun scarf is simply a collage of things that make the knitter happy. As an alternative, you could make this scarf animal themed with a different creature in each panel all the way around. Look around for simple designs and incorporate them in a round pattern.
3. Bobble sheep pillow by Purl Soho.
Why spend a ton of money on decorative pillows when you can make your own? A simple way to change the look and feel of this project is to play with the yarn. A thicker yarn will yield a fluffier looking sheep. See how to make it with the free pattern at Purl Soho.
4. "Welcome to the flock" cardigan and hat by Julia Farwell-Clay.
This adorable sweater and hat set is perfect for a baby shower, birthday or Christmas gift. This sweater and hat set would look cute in any color, and the fun sheep motif adds just the right touch. The pattern can be had for less than $6 (at the time of publishing), purchase it here.
5. "Sheep in the countryside" cushion by IKnitDesigns.
If you're feeling a bit creative, skip pillow shopping and create your own work of art. This piece is eye-catching and a great conversation starter. You'll need to have some serious knitting skills to master this advanced-level project. Get the pattern here.
6. "Christmas Baa-ble" by Donna Smith Designs.
The perfect Christmas tree includes home-made decorations. Add your personal touch to this year's holiday decor with an adorable sheep ornament. The best part is you can get this pattern for free. Check it out on the Donna Smith Designs blog.
7. Lamb booties by Sleake Knits.
Keep your favorite little feet warm this fall and winter with adorable sheep booties! The flat-knit booties are intermediate level. Try changing out the white yarn for black or pink for a fun twist. Purchase the pattern for these adorable booties from Sleake Knits.
8. "Shaun the sheep" tea cozy by Wooly People.
Can you think of a more adorable way to keep your teapot warm than a Shaun the Sheep cozy? Probably not. This particular cozy already sold on eBay, but you can try one of this cute pattern from Ravelry.
9. Moss the sheep by Amanda Berry.
These adorable sheep are great stocking stuffers or little toys to include with a baby blanket. You can even toss them on a bookshelf for cute decor in any room of the house. Purchase the downloadable pattern from Amanda Berry.
10. Sheep baby blanket by Two Sisters Crafting.
How fun is this blanket! We really love the fun yellow color. It looks elegant and comfortable at the same time! This blanket looks cute in any color. Note: You may want to add backing once the knitting is finished as it looks a bit odd from the back. Get the pattern here.
11. "Rounding up the sheep" sweater by Silksauen.
Knit sweaters get a bad rap. But, this adorable pattern is simple enough lets you show off your mad knitting skills while creating a finished project anyone kid would love to wear. The pattern is here, but it's not in English so you may need to turn your page translator on.
12. Old fashioned sheep toy by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner.
This over-the-top sheep project is sure to be a hit with the kids! Create your own old-fashioned toy with this pattern. You'll need about 120-yards of yarn and a wooden base with wheels, but the pattern is free here.
13. Heid sheep on mittens by Knitted Bliss.
These amazing knit gloves are cute but classy. As an added bonus, they are super cozy! When you purchase this pattern, you also get the pattern for a matching hat! So fun. Learn more about this project at Knitted Bliss.
14. Sheep hat pattern as seen on Pinterest.
If your hands are itching for a little bit of easy stitching, check out this free sheep pattern. We love that it's easy to switch out the colors for a more personalized project. Click here for the actual pattern.
15. Sheep hot water bottle by Jennifer B.
If you've gotta ease the sore muscles with a hot water bottle, you may as well do it in style! This fun puts the fun in functional. This makes a perfect gift idea as well. Try changing out the yarn color to make the pattern your own.
16. "Counting sheep" baby vest by Tracey Nicole.
An adorable knitted baby jumper with a sweet sheep in the corner? Yes, please! This pattern is really sweet, and we love that the added buttons put a bit of hard texture on this soft pattern. You can use any color yarn you want making this a great pattern for a boy or a girl. Learn more about the pattern here.
17. Lamb shoes by FiberFarm.
If lamb boots aren't your style, then maybe these tiny shoes will do the trick! The sweet sleepy sheep are the perfect way to keep little toes warm. They work great for boys or girls, children or adults. Get the pattern here.
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