Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep is one of my little granddaughter's favorite shows. This is a British animation that appeals to children of all ages. It is hilarious!  Last summer while in Chicago, I searched for a pattern for Shaun to knit or crochet (something I could do in the motor home while we were driving home). I found one at Purple Linda Crafts. Looking back, I should have given up when I couldn't get the recommended yarns and had to use a substitute.

The pattern did not give the size for this character, so I figured it would be about 12 inches high or there about - until I got the body done!! The finished height of this creature is 27 inches tall. I worked on Shaun all fall during our weekly stitching group. Each part took longer than I wanted but I wasn't about to give in. Once I start something, I usually try to finish it. Shaun was finished last night. My friends have been watching my progress and since they won't see Shaun before he goes to Chicago next week, I'm presenting him here! Every time I look at him, I chuckle. Hope you get a chuckle too!

In my photos, I positioned him so his tail was behind him. When Shaun is standing, the tail between his legs, looks a little bit strange (grin)!



  1. What a wonderful friend for someone who loves Shaun. Your granddaughter will be thrilled. He's amazing.

  2. That is a labour of love. He is adorable. He is probably bigger than your granddaughter!

    1. This past summer, my granddaughter reached the 3 foot mark at the zoo. She will be three mid March. My stitching friends and I got many chuckles while Shaun was been created.

  3. Shaun is absolutely adorable! Great Job!

  4. Very cute...I love Shaun the Sheep too.

  5. Thank you for all the comments! They are much appreciated.

  6. Well hello to you Judy! I'm always happy to get new visitors. Shaun the sheep was quite the project. I'm sure your granddaughter loves him. He turned out so cute. Hope your staying warm. Its been a very cold winter. It stayed in the thirties all day today. I' m sure its much colder up where you are. I can't wait for Spring.