Sheep

Difficulty: 3
Technique: beadweaving, weaving around, stringing, linking

Flock of seed bead sheep

Sheep are yet another animal which you can make using our tutorials. It requires a little patience and manual skill, but you can have your very own flock of sheep which will liven up decorations at any time of the year.

Make your own flock of sheep. Not only children love animals. They can nicely supplement your Christmas decorations and in spring they make a great Easter arrangement. It is entirely up to you how many ewes, rams and lambs you make. Once again, you can make use of the full color and size range of seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand and combine them according to your imagination. The interconnected rings of strung rocailles create the illusion of tuffs of fluffy wool. Thanks to the legs made of wire, you can arrange the flock of sheep according to your needs or attach them to various bases.

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Procedure

Step 1

The body

Interconnect circles of 5x or 6x beige R8. Use one of the right angle stitch techniques. Strengthen the inside with 2x FPB2.

The base:
String and tie off 5x R8.

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Step 2

Row 1:

The five circles are created from 6x R8. First connect 5x R8 to the base, then string 4x R8 three times and finally supplement the row with 3x R8.

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Step 3

Row 2:

Alternately sew the circles (10x) made from 5x R8 and 6x R8. Start by sewing on 4x R8. Move them on the line and add 8x 3 R8. Finally, connect the row by adding 2x R8.

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Step 4

Row 3:

All of the circles (10x) are made from 6x R8. Begin by adding 4x R8, then add 3x R8 8x. Then connect the row with 2x R8.

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Step 5

Row 4:

Like the 3rd row. This row shifts by half a circle in relation to the previous one.

Row 5:

Like the 3rd row. This row shifts by half a circle in relation to the previous one.

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Step 6

Row 6:

Alternately sew the circles (10x) made from 5x R8 and 6x R8. Start with 4x R8. Continue with 2x R8 and then 3x R8. Use this repetition 4x. In the end, connect the row with 1x R8.

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Step 7

Row 7:

Sew circles (5x) made from 6x R8. Add 3x R8 and then 2x R8 and then repeat the whole thing 3x. Connect the row with 1x R8. The body is elongated, so insert 2x FPB2 inside before you connect the row.

Completion:

Connect the top rocailles from the previous row (5x R8). Sew in the line.

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Step 8

The head

Also connect the circles made from 5x R8 and 6x R8. Use the right angel weave stitch.

The base:

String and tie 5x R8.

Row 1:

It consists of 5 circles made of 5x R8. Connect 4x R8, then add 3x R8 three times. Connect the row with 2x R8.

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Step 9

Row 2:

It consists of 5 circles made of 6x R8. Connect 4x R8, then add 3x R8 three times. Connect the row with 2x R8.

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Step 10

Row 3:

It consists of 5 circles made of 5x R8. Connect 3x R8, then add 2x R8 three times. Connect the row with 1x R8.

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Step 11

Completion:

Connect the top rocailles from the previous row (5x R8). Sew 1x FPB1 onto the circle. Pass the line to the central row (the 2nd row). Sew 1x FPB1 onto one circle (the eye). Pass through this row, leave out one circle and sew the second eye onto the next one (1x FPB1).

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Step 12

The neck

Zigzag to the circle made of 5x R8 on the lower side of the head in the 1st row. Sew it together with the circile made of 5x R8 from the second row on the body. Use the right angle weave stitch.This time, the circles only consist of 4x R8. Add 1x beige R8 between the head and the body.

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Step 13

The fleece

String two arches made of 4x R10 over every R8. You can sometimes leave out one arch (the chest, rump). Do not sew the arches above the R8 on the back and abdomen at all. In the case of the head, only sew the arches in the rear section by the scruff of the neck (an example of the head and part of the 1st row).

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Step 14

The feet

Thread the wire through two circles made of 5x R8 from the 2nd and 6th rows in the lower section of the body. Thread 8x R8 and 1x black R8 onto the end of the wire. Create a loop. Shape the legs.

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