Sheep Balls! Fun Knitting Pattern

Here’s another Pattern for you! I made it using Knit Picks Stroll and some DayDreams Yarn left over from other projects. I’m thinking they are cute just hanging around, but of course I needed to try one with a red sky for Christmas!


I didn’t have any red sock yarn, so I used fingering weight instead. It seemed a bit too thin, so I decided to carry it doubled. Naturally this made it thicker than sock yarn. It was a little harder to work with, but still manageable. Because of this, my ball ended up a bit bigger. Of course this meant another trip to Hobby Lobby for some larger balls. I found 3 1/4″ clear glass and it fit perfectly!


Aren’t they adorable?


Just click on the link below to start your own flock!

Sheep Balls

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13 Responses to Sheep Balls! Fun Knitting Pattern

  1. Dona says:

    Hi Lis,
    I’ve not tried to do these on 2 needles. I’m sure its possible, but I think the result will be better in the round.
    The kfb means to knit into the front of the stitch as you normally would but then before removing it from the needle, knit into the back of the same stitch. This will increase by one.
    Hope that helps!

  2. lis shaw says:

    Hi these look fantastic but what does Kfb mean & would it be ok to knit on 2 needles then sew them up

  3. Dona says:

    Hi Crina – Sure you can post, but a link back to mine would be nice.
    Glad you like it!

  4. ByCrina says:

    Hiiiii from Spain,

    I’m in love with this sheep balls, I made mine :D. I’d like to write something about this tutorial in my blog, can I do that? Can i translate the tutorial too?
    Have a nice day…

  5. Linda says:

    Very cute! I tried one with lambs between the sheep. Thanks for the pattern!

  6. Dona says:

    The “M” in the pattern is a Make One. Lift the bar between the stitch just knit and the next on and knit into the back of it. I’m sorry if it wasn’t clear in the pattern. You could do whatever increase you are comfortable with, but this one is nice and smooth.

  7. Linda Stevens says:

    These are sooooo cute! THANK YOU for sharing your idea/pattern! I can’t wait to make one, two, three…… might be addictive! And I agree with Sandi that these would make neat gifts!

    • Rebecca says:

      Hi Linda. I am stumped with the directions for these adorable sheep balls. Nowhere can I find what “M” means for the Row 3. Help please. Many thanks. R

  8. i love knitting xmas balls for my friends as little gifts when i visit. i put them around glass, but i think i may use plastic or styrofoam this year in case they drop them. at any rate, i’ve been making cable knit balls and have been wondering what to do this year.. your balls are perfect. they’re adorable and while the sheep mean knitting to me, they’ll be colorful and festive to my friends. thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Linda says:

    Oh how adorable, been out of town with no Internet, I must make some of these

  10. Lori says:

    I can’t wait to finish my present project so I can make some of these. Thank you for the pattern.

  11. Judi M says: