I am THRILLED so many of you love this knit sheep blanket. I have an adorable knit blanket pattern in my etsy shop you might love too – The Knit Heirloom Baby Blanket.
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Pattern Source: (affiliate link) Precious Knit Blankets For Baby (book)
Pattern Name: Sheep Blankie
Hours Spent: Too many!
Materials: 3 skeins Vannas Choice in Dusty Green, 1 skein each of Hometown USA black and white, circular needles for proper gage, yarn needle
Approximate Yarn Cost: less than $15
Skills Required: knit, purl, changing colors, using yarn bobbins (except I didn’t use them), carrying colors on the back
Notes: The trickiest part of this pattern for me was neatly carrying the green yarn behind each Sheep. There was some trial and error but eventually I figured it out. The fabric backing is a soft and cozy knit jersey type material that I hand stitched on after I washed the knit Sheep side. The end result is a cozy and squishy blankie that looks so adorable! I’d love to try this blanket again but use fuzzy yarn for the Sheep.
I do this same blanket backed with soft flannel and fuzzy sheep. So much fun to make for my friends new babies!
I have just started a blanket and reached the first sheep! is there a video showing how you did them with out bobbins?
Nope there is no video sorry! I just let the threads hang and wrapped them neatly each time
Elisabete pereira says
I loved this blanket baby, I am a grandma a of a little child, and I don’t no yet if it’s a girl or a boy. You are a great artist, you can please let me no the measures of the blanket? Thank you.
Love this baby blanket. Would love to make or for a friend whose expecting her first baby . Is the pattern available for free on your web site?
It’s from the book “ Precious Knit Blankets For Baby”
How do I get the sheep blanket pattern
Mrs Major Hoff says
Super cute! Well done, I’m sure it was tricky getting the back of those sheep done 😉 Such a cute baby model too!
Thank you- she’s the sweetest!
Cathy Faust says
Please, I would like to know where you got the fabric that you used to back the blanket. It is beautiful ! Was it a local fabric store ? Was it an on-line site ?
Thank you for your time.
Its from Joann Fabrics!
Lynn Smith says
Could this precious blanket be purchased or paid to be made in a different color (blue)?
You could use any color yarn!
Lucie Caplette says
J’aimerais me procurer le patron pour la couverture pour bébé avec des moutons.
Hello! This pattern is adorable. When adding the backing to the blanket did you just see the edging or did you do in the center areas also?
I have a blanket I’m trying to decide how to finish and looking for advice.
I only stitched the edge. It seemed to work really well!
Kimberly Sebring says
I love this sheep blanket. I’d like to make it in different colors for my grandchildren. Can you share the pattern with me please or tell me the best place to find it. Thanks so much.
From the book I linked bought on amazon!
Tina Rolfe says
I know it is really cheeky of me to ask but do you have the pattern for this blanket? I followed your link but they want 40 dollars in postage costs to send a 13+ dollar booklet when I only want this particular pattern.
It is so very pretty and I love the colour that you chose to do it in that I would really like to make one myself.
It’s copyrighted from the book so i don’t think i can share it- so sorry!
I dont know if you already bought the book, but you can by it as an ebook for $9.99 at https://www.leisurearts.com/
Hope this helps 🙂
What kind of stitch did you use to add the jersey backing? I just made one myself and I am nervous to add the flannel I have to the back!
Just a running stitch or whip stitch -worked well!
A comment for Tina, I have borrowed the book from the Library. They ordered it specially as they didn’t have it in my towns library.
I love this. Do you have any crochet patterns?
I do! Just use the search bar and type in “crochet” and they should come up. Thanks!
The blanket is adorable! I just knit one up in blue and got my fabric in the mail. Wondering if you sewed a little edging or seam by machine on the jersey material before doing a hand stitch around, or did you just fold a bit under before you did your hand stitch? If you could let me know that would be great. I normally use a machine to sew a seam first and then do handstitch, but thinking that step may be unnecessary…
The blanket is adorable!! Just finished mine in blue and ready to attach a flannel backing. Curious what type of thread you used for the hand stitch? Also, did you fold a bit of the jersey fabric under as you were stitching around? I typically machine sew a seam around the edge of the material before hand stitching it on, and wonder if that step is perhaps uneccessary. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
I used quilting thread! Cotton. And yes, I did fold the edge of the jersey under before stitching. So far it’s held up perfectly so you might not need to stitch before hand!
Helen Rae Timpner says
What yardage of backing fabric did you use?
One yard! But it required less than that.
Susan Mayer says
What size knitting needles did you use?
Hi I’m a novice knitter. I love your sheep blanket. Can u tell me what stitch u used for the border and what size needles ty Sherrie
All details are in the pattern! (it’s copyright protected so I can’t share).
I’ve tried knitting this blanket a couple of times as well, such a beautiful pattern but I never thought to add fabric to cover the back, great idea! One thing I always struggle with the pattern though is the black yarn. Do you tie a knot after each one so it doesn’t fall out? It ends up looking so messy afterwards 🙁
Yes! Because I knew I was backing the blanket in fabric I didn’t worry how the back looked. I did what I needed to do to make the front look as perfect as possible and the back super secure (lots of tiny knots!)
NOELLE SEGOVIA says
hi!! im not crafty at all and really don’t have any interest in taking the time to learn how to knit (i.e. I have a teen I home school, a new baby coming in Feb and my husband is starting full-time college along with full-time work.)… I have a baby blanket from when i was little and it was my absolute favorite and i called it fuzzy lamb. The sheep blanket you made is so similar in the feeling that I get when I see it… is there any way you would be willing to make one and I could buy it from you?? I just REALLY LOVE IT!!!! I can send you a picture of my childhood blanket so you can see what im talking about. I would just want it in BLUE.
I so wish I could make one to sell but it’s too tricky a project for me and took me forever! It’s very far from perfect. Hope you can find someone to make you one!
I just bought the pattern and I am stoked to give it a go! Do you have a tutorial/ a guide on how you attached the backing? I have never done that before and am going to try it!
Thanks so much!
I totally winged the backing. I wish someone would write a detailed tutorial because it was kind of tricky to size it properly. I turned the edge under and them whip stitched it to the knit blanket.
Mary Duplechien says
Hi, I am trying to figure out the sewing of the backing! Did you pre wash and dry the knit blanket and the cloth beforehand? Also, does the blanket seem to puff/pillow since it is only attached at the edges? Would you mind sharing more about what type of cloth exactly that you used or the weight of the yarn used? I’m planning to make a teddy bear blanket using chunky yarn and really want to do a cloth backing!
Ps this is such an adorable baby blanket!
I did prewash the backing! Honestly I totally winged it. I turned the edge under a 1/4 inch with my iron then used that edge to whip stitch it to the knit blanket part. The backing is a slightly stretchy knit/flannel material and the yarn is worsted yarn!