Happy 2017! (FREE PATTERN: Harumi and Piyo-kun)

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…

Harumi is a perpetually worried mother of her daydreamer son Piyo-kun

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Sunni: Harumi? What’s Wrong?

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Harumi: I can’t find Piyo-kun anywhere… Oh Sunni, please help…

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Sunni: Calling the chickens of the Sunshine Forest!

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Sunni: Well Harumi? Are any of these chicks your son?

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Himamatsuri chicks: Hey whats the big deal? It’s only January!

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Harumi: P-Pi-Piyo?

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Harumi: Piyo-kun! I thought I had lost you…

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And now to celebrate finding Piyo-kun and the new year, the free pattern for both chickens!

FREE PATTERN: HARUMI

Abbreviations

  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet

Materials

  • 2.5mm hook
  • White yarn
  • Yellow yarn
  • Red yarn
  • 2 black 4mm brads
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fibrefill

Head/Body
With white yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (42)
Round 8: *6 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (48)
Round 9-20: sc in each sc around (48)
Round 21: *6 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (42)
Round 22: *5 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 23: *4 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 24: *3 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 25: *2 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (18)
*Stuff head*
Round 26: *sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Round 27: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

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Head/Body

Comb (make 3)
With Red yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

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Comb

Beak
With Yellow yarn:
Round 1: Chain 4
Round 2: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and *2 sc in each sc around* (12)
Round 3-4: sc in each sc around (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Wattle
With Red yarn:
Row 1: Chain 4
Row 2: HDC in 2nd chain from hook, sc, chain to fasten off
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

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Beak and Wattle

Assembly

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  • Attach the 4mm black brads between rounds 11 and 12, 9 stitches apart
  • Sew the Comb into place on the top of the head/body
  • Sew the Beak between the eyes, on rounds 12 and 13
  • Sew the Wattle underneath the Beak

To add cheeks
Instead of using brads or crochet or felt, this time, I decided to use makeup. This technique is a very fast and easy way to add blushies on any amigurumi.

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Use a clean Q-tip or eyeshadow brush and blush or pink eyeshadow (I used an old makeup set)

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Carefully dab the makeup into desired place.

TIP: Use the most of the powder for the centre of the cheek. When the main colour has finished use the remaining colour to spread and blend the makeup on the doll.

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Finished one cheek. Now do the same on the other side.

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Finished Harumi.

FREE PATTERN: PIYO-KUN

Abbreviations

  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease

Materials

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Yellow yarn
  • Orange yarn
  • Black thread
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fibrefill

Head/Body
With yellow yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7-12: sc in each sc around (36)
Round 13: *4 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 14: *3 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 15: *2 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (18)
*Stuff head*
Round 16: *sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Round 17: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

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Head/Body

Wings (make 2)
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2-3: sc in each sc around (6)

Beak
With Yellow yarn:
Round 1: Chain 4
Round 2: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and *2 sc in each sc around* (12)

Assembly

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  • With black thread, sew a diagonal line on round 9, 2 stitches wide, 6 stitches apart
  • Sew the Beak between the eyes on round 10
  • Sew the Wings on either side of the head/body on round 11
  • Add the blushed cheeks using the same technique as Harumi
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Finished Piyo-kun

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This is an original Sunshine Amigurumi pattern so please do not claim it as your own
You may share the pattern by linking it to your site. But please do not repost it!
Also, please use this pattern for personal use only. Thank you!

I want to thank everyone for following and bearing with me all this time. 2016 was a slow year where I only had 2 blog posts. Unfortunately, I was quite busy last year and hope that I can make it up to you guys this year by posting more often! I also included 2 patterns in this post to make up for the lack of posts last year but I’m afraid I need to work harder than that right?

Anyway, I hope that I can post more this year, so make sure you look forward to another year of Sunshine Amigurumi!

Thank you everyone, so so much~

P.S. If you stick around for Chinese New Year Eve (27 January), there will be a Stop Motion Animation about these two. Otanoshimini! (Please look forward to it!)

Hello 2016 (FREE PATTERN: Saru-Chan)

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Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you). I’m Saru.

Saru-chan is a very polite and shy monkey always lost in thought. Though she never tells anyone what she is thinking. Except on very rare occasions…

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I have something to tell you…

Though she is often interrupted…

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Hey Saru-chan! Have you made your New Year’s Resolution?

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No… How about you Daruma-kun?

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I can’t, somebody has already wished on me…

*Note:* When Daruma are bought, both eyes are blank. When someone makes a wish or a goal, they paint one the Daruma’s eyes. When their wish comes true or their goal has been achieved, the other eye is filled in.

Saru-chan Free Pattern

Abbreviations

  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet

Materials:

  • 2.5mm hook
  • Light Brown yarn
  • Peach yarn
  • Pink yarn
  • Black thread
  • 2 black 4mm brads
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fibrefill

Head
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7-12: sc in each sc around (36)
Round 13: *4 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 14: *3 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 15: *2 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 16: *sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Round 17: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

Body
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4-9: sc in each sc around (18)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Face

With Peach yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2sc in the next sc* 2 times, sc, *2 hdc in the same sc* 2 times, 3sc, *2hdc in the same sc* 2 times, slip stitch to fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.

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Face

Cheeks (make 2)
With Pink yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

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Face and Cheeks

Ears (make 2)
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
FO and fold in half. Leave a long end for sewing

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Folding ears in half

Arms (make 2)
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2-4: sc in each sc around (6)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Legs (make 2)
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2-3: sc in each sc around (6)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Tail
With Light Brown yarn:
Round 1: 4 sc in a magic circle (4)
Round 2-13: sc in each sc around (4)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Assembly 

  • *OPTIONAL* Thread a thin wire through the tail. Shape into a question mark and sew. Note: If you decide to skip this step, you will not be able to shape the tail. However, if you have younger children, it may be best to skip this step.
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Wire before going into tail

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Shape into a question mark

  • Sew on the body to the head and other limbs
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In place before sewing

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Finished!

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Side Angle

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3/4 Angle

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We have something to tell you…

If a lot of things happened to go wrong last year, 2016 is a fresh start. You can make this year, your year. Today is the first page of  a 366 page book. Write a good one.

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Hello 2016

This is an original Sunshine Amigurumi pattern so please do not claim it as your own
You may share the pattern by linking it to your site. But please don’t repost it!
Also, please use this pattern for personal use only. Thanks!

As a New Year Gift, I present to you this nengajo. Nengajo are sent in Japan as a  New Year postcard. Just click on it to download the full version. You are welcome to use this nengajo to send to your friends and family to spread the joy of the new year~ Happy New Year everyone!

NENGAJOU

FREE PATTERN: COOKIE AND CREAM

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Hey Cookie! Want to go on an adventure?

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Why?

These two adorable little bears are as opposite as they come. Cookie is a sleepy bear, always ready for a nap. But Cream? He is always ready for adventure. With a spring in his step he often convinces Cookie to come along with him. But of course, he sleeps most of the journey!

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Well? Where do you want to go? Here? Or how about here?

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The bus is taking ages. I’ll…just take…a little…nap…

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Oh no! Cookie wake up! The bus is here!

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Cookie…we missed the bus

 

Cookie and Cream Free Pattern

(Most of the work in progress photos are shown of Cream on account of Cookie being a bit harder to make. If you are a beginner, I suggest only making Cream. But beware! They do get a little lonely when they are alone…)

Abbreviations

  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inv dec: invisible decrease
  • MC: Main Colour

Materials:

  • 2.5mm hook
  • To make Cookie: Light Brown yarn (MC), Blue wool roving, White wool roving, Cream felt
  • To make Cream: Peach yarn (MC), White felt
  • Pink felt
  • Black thread
  • White thread
  • Sewing needle
  • 2 black 4mm brads
  • Darning needle
  • Polyester fibrefill
  • (OPTIONAL): Daiso’s フェイクレザーキット:トランク (Artificial leather craft kit: Trunk)

Head
With MC (Light Brown yarn/Peach yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5: *3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 6: *4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 7: *5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (42)
Round 8-13: sc in each sc around (42)
*If making Cream, insert brads in between rounds 10 and 11 about 7 stitches apart*
Round 15: *5 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (36)
Round 16: *4 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (30)
Round 17: *3 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (24)
*Stuff the head*
Round 18: *2 sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 19: *sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Round 20: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

Body
With MC (Light Brown yarn/Peach yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Round 5-9: sc in each sc around (24)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Arms (make 2)
With MC (Light Brown yarn/Peach yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2 – 4: sc in each sc around (6)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Legs (make 2)
With MC (Light Brown yarn/Peach yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2 – 3: sc in each sc around (6)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Ears (make 2)
With MC (Light Brown yarn/Peach yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Sl St in next sc to Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Tail
With MC (Light Brown yarn/Peach yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

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Body parts before sewn

Cookie’s blanket
With Blue wool roving:
Step 1: Needle felt a rectangular piece measuring about 4.5cm x 3.5cm
With White wool roving:
Step 2: Add polka dots and a line of white on the bottom of the blanket.
With White thread:
Step 3: Blanket stitch all the way around the blanket. (You can also sew it on using this thread)
Alternatively, you could simply use a fabric of your choice to make his blanket, however, I believe the needle felting technique makes it look more like a fleece blanket (and it’s so rewarding to make something yourself!)

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Close up of Cookie’s blanket

Assembly (General)

  • Sew on the body to the head and other limbs
  • Cut out a muzzle and the insides of the ears out of the felt specified
  • Cut out cheeks from pink felt
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Felt compared with a ruler

  • Sew a nose and mouth onto the muzzle using black thread
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Steps to make the muzzle

  • Glue on the felt in the appropriate places
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I used Daiso Handicraft Cloth Adhesive Glue. (手芸用布接着剤) Some of the glue spread over the edge but it’s okay, it dries clear.

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Sew it together. It is much easier to sew it and then glue. I did it the wrong way round. Oops…

Assembly (Cookie)

  • Sew on diagonally slanted eyes using the black thread. (You may need to go over the eyes a few times so it is thick enough to be seen)
  • Sew on Cookie’s left arm so that it points to the right – this is so he is able to hold his blankie
  • Using the needle-felting needle, (or by sewing) attach the blanket to the body and hand to make it look as if he is holding a blankie
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Close up of Cookie’s face

Assembly (Cream)

  • Assemble the Daiso フェイクレザーキット:トランク (Artificial leather craft kit: Trunk). (There are instructions in both English and Japanese inside)

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I really enjoyed making Cookie and Cream and I hope you do too! Please show me photos of your bears in the comments below! Have fun!

This is an original Sunshine Amigurumi pattern so please do not claim it as your own
You may share the pattern by linking it to your site. But please don’t repost it!
Also, please use this pattern for personal use only. Thanks!

FREE PATTERN: COTTON CANDY SHEEP

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We are the Cotton Candy Sheep!

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Haru! (Spring)

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Natsu! (Summer)

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Fuyu! (Winter)

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Akemashite omedetou! (Happy New Year)

With New Year comes new surprises. And here’s a surprise just for you! Sunshine Amigurumi’s first free pattern!

If you saw my post yesterday , it featured the Sunshine Amigurumi Cotton Candy Sheep in a stop motion animation. And now, you can make your very own Cotton Candy Sheep!

(Just a quick apology: I forgot to take step-by-step photos when I was making the sheep so please forgive the lack of photos. Sorry!)

Cotton Candy Sheep Pattern

Abbreviations
・Sl st: Slip Stich
・Ch: Chain
・Sc: single crochet
・Inv dec: invisible decrease
・Hdc: Half double crochet

Materials
・3.75 mm hook – for Eyelash Yarn
・2.5mm hook – for Peach Yarn
・Eyelash yarn in whatever colour you would like (This will be the Main Colour)
・Peach yarn
・Light pink yarn -for cheeks/flower (optional)
・2 black 4mm brads
・Black thread
・Darning needle
・Polyester fibrefill

Body
With Eyelash Yarn (and 3.75 mm hook):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4-6: sc in each sc around (18)
Round 7: *Sc, Inv dec* repeat 6 times (12)
Begin stuffing body
Round 8: Inv dec around (6)
Fasten Off and weave in ends

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Body

Face
With peach coloured yarn (and 2.5mm hook):
Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *2 sc, sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (18)
Round 4: *2sc, 2 sc in the next sc* repeat 6 times (24)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Arms (make 2)
With peach coloured yarn (and 2.5mm hook):
Round 1: 4 sc in a magic circle (4)
Round 2 – 4: sc in each sc around (4)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Legs (make 2)
With peach coloured yarn (and 2.5mm hook):
Round 1: 4 sc in a magic circle (4)
Round 2: sc in each sc around (4)
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Ears (make 2)
With peach coloured yarn (and 2.5mm hook):
Round 1: Ch 4
Round 2: 3 Hdc in 2nd chain from hook, sc, chain.
Fasten Off and leave a long end for sewing

Assembly
・Insert brads into face between 2nd and 3rd rounds
・Sew on the nose and mouth with the black thread. You may sew the mouth in any expression to give your sheep its own personality
・Sew on head and other limbs

Unfortunately, the only ‘work in progress’ picture I have is the one of the body, but I took close ups of the faces of the sheep so you can see where the facial features go

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Close up of Fuyu’s face

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Close up of Natsu’s face

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Close up of Haru’s face

If you would like, you could also add cheeks (like Haru’s) or even some accessories like the flower on Haru’s head

To add cheeks: Sew light pink thread in a horizontal line just beneath the eyes

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Close up of cheeks

To add a flower:
Round 1: 5 sc in a Magic Circle (5)
Round 2: Sl st in next sc. In the same sc; *Ch 2, 2 Hdc, Ch 2. Sl st inside the circle* repeat around
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing
Sew flower next to ear

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Close up of flower

I would like you to know that this is my first time writing a pattern so if you find any mistakes, please tell me quickly so I can fix it! I hope you enjoy making these sheep as much as I did! Please show me photos of your sheep in the comments below! What kind of personality does your sheep have?

This is an original Sunshine Amigurumi pattern so please do not claim it as your own
You may share the pattern by linking it to your site. But please don’t repost it!
Also, please use this pattern for personal use only. Thanks!