'Lil Lamb "Steelwool Holder"

'Lil Lamb Steel Wool Holder Online MBA in Information Technology; designed for tech-savvy professionals who are on the verge of leadership opportunities.

Designed by: Cylinda Mathews

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in the following colors:
  (Cream & Black)
Crochet hook, size F

Finishing Materials:
Empty margarine cup (I used Imperial), measuring approx. 2 1/2" T x 3 1/2" in dia at top
Small amount of fiberfill
2 plastic eyes or black beads (for eyes)
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Finished Size: 4" Tall
Gauge: Not important to over all size

Special Stitches:: Loop Stitch: Insert hook in indicated stitch and place yarn around index finger of left hand (it should already be there as your finger is extended), (Right for left-handers), hook both strands of yarn (the one in front of finger and the one behind the finger) pull through stitch, slip loop off finger, YO and pull through all 3 loops to complete the stitch.

Body: (Using Cream)
Rnd 1) Starting at bottom: Ch 3, 8 sc in 3rd ch from hook; join with a sl st in first sc: 8 sc.

Rnd 2) Ch 1, 2 sc in joining; * 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 16 sc.

Rnd 3) (Working in front lps only); Ch 1, sc in joining, 2 sc in next sc; * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 24 sc.

Rnd 4) (Working in front lps only); Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; * sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 32 sc.

Rnds 5-7) (Working in both lps); Ch 1, sc in joining; * sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 32 sc.

Rnd 8) Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; * sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st to first sc: 40 sc.

Rnd 9) Ch 1, sc in joining; * sc in next st; repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 40 sc.

Rnd 10) Ch 1, loop st in joining; * loop st in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first loop st: 40 loops sts.

Rnds 11- 16) Repeat instructions for rounds 9 -10 respectively.

Rnd 17) Ch 1, sc in joining; sc in next 17 sts, sc in the front lp of next 2 sts (mark with black for head placement), sc in both lps of the next 20 sts.

Rnd 18) Ch 1, loop st in joining; loop st in next 17 sc, sc in the front lp of next 2 sc, loop st in both lps of next 18 sc, sc in the front lp of next 2 sc (mark with red marker for tail placement). Fasten off; secure ends.

Lamb's Head & Ears: (Using Black)
Rnd 1) Ch 4; 7 dc in 4th ch from hook; join with a sl st to 4th ch of beg. ch 4. Fasten off, stuff ends to the inside: 8 dc.

Rnd 2) Join Cream to any sc on round 1; Ch 1, sc in joining, 2 sc in next sc; * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc: 12 sc.

Rnd 3) Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next sc, (2 sc in next sc) 4 times, sc in next 2 sc, (sc decrease over next 2 sc) twice; join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 4) Ch 1, sc in joining, sc in next 3 sc, sc in back lp of next sc, sc in both lps of next 4 sc, sc in back lp of next sc, sc in both lps of last 4 sc; join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5) Ch 2, dc decrease over next 2 sc, (dc decrease over next 4 sc) twice, stuff head with fiberfill, dc decrease over last 3 sc; join with a sl st to top of first decrease. Fasten off, leaving a 6" tail for securing head to body.

Ears: (Using Black)
Join black to unworked front lp on round 4; Ch 2, 2 dc cluster in same st. Fasten off; secure ends.

Repeat for opposite ear.

Tail: (Using Black)
Row 1) Join Black to unworked back lp on round 18 (red marker) of body; Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in next unworked back lp.

Row 2) Ch 2, turn work; dc decrease over next 3 sts. Fasten off; secure ends.

Legs: (Using Black) (Make 4)
Rnd 1) Join yarn to unworked back lp on round 3 of body, at joining with a sl st; working facing toward center of body, ch 1, 2 sc in joining, 2 sc in back lp of next st, turn work so that you are now working away from center of body, 2 sc in corresponding unworked back loop from round 2; join with a sl st in first sc: 6 sc.

Rnds 2-3) Ch 1, sc in joining; * sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first sc: 6 sc.

Rnd 4) Stuff leg with fiberfill, ch 1, sc in joining, sc decrease over next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sc decrease over last 2 sc; do not join, but sl st in opposite side of leg to close. Fasten off; secure ends.

Remaining Legs:
Rnd 1) Skip next 4 sts on round 3 of body from last st worked; join yarn to next unworked back loop with a sl st; ch 1, 2 sc in joining, 2 sc in back loop of next st, turn work so that you are now working away from center of body, skip next 3 sts on round 2 from last st worked, 2 sc in next unworked back loop; join with a sl st in first sc: 6 sc.

Rnds 2-4) Repeat instructions for round 2-4 for first leg.

Repeat instructions for each remaining leg.

Finishing:
Insert empty margarine cup and pull the edges up to just cover the top of the margarine cup. Glue plastic eyes to the head.

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