Crochet Sheep - 'Dare to be different'

Multi coloured sheep - dare to be different!

Multi coloured sheep - dare to be different!

Detail of flowers in the meadow

Detail of flowers in the meadow

Finished at last. My cunning sheep design can be revealed..........a draught excluder. Why? I really don't know because we don't have a draughty door in our little flat and I don't intend to have a draughty door in the future. I do like things to be useful and if  they make me smile, even better.  I've been a bit scuppered though, because I thought I was being really clever in making an early entry for the Bakewell Show 'Show us yer Sheep' competition. Winning a competition in the show last year really gave me the impetus to go for the double. There's been a bit of a hitch though, because the competition this year is for a miniature garden and not at all sheep related. Whoops. Oh well, never mind, I still have a lovely, quirky sheepy draught excluder. It even has a title - "Dare to be Different". I mean, who wants to be a sheep like every one else? I like to think that I'm the multi coloured sheep, at least in my own head.

Common or garden white sheep  

Common or garden white sheep

 

Of course, it is a crochet creation. I'm still limiting myself largely to crochet as it is so self contained and transportable and well, small. Ideal for a small flat. My sheep are made from a Garn Studio pattern though the draught excluder design is all mine. I would have liked to have used Drops yarn but I had a need to use up some yarn that I already had, although that never seems to work because I always run out and have to buy more. I did use an excellent acrylic yarn - Hayfield Bonus DK, it's inexpensive but has a lovely soft feel and thickness. Loop stitch is a bit wearing on the fingers when you've made a few sheep and a flower meadow. It's a bit tricky to start with, but there is an excellent tutorial and youtube video made by June Gilbank of www.planetjune.com to help you out if you want to have a go.

Bolster shaped meadow filled with quilt wadding

Bolster shaped meadow filled with quilt wadding