Aren’t these adorable. Ann and Marie, two of my long-time, super creative, blogging friends shared this idea for a really quick-to-make project. Adorn your Christmas tree with easy-peasy crochet lamb ornaments or use them to embellish your gifts. You can make a whole flock of adorable lambs in an evening.
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Ann from Ann’s Snap Edit Scrap posted a pic on social media and I asked her how to make them. Ann said she got the idea from Marie from Spun by ME.
I wish I could share a link to the original source but even a search on Pinterest didn’t help. I just used a photo for inspiration and directions from Ann’s adaptation.
Sweet little holiday wreaths can be made the same way. Choose a shade of green yarn and embellish with a tiny red bow and/or tiny stick-on gems.
These crochet wreaths are sweet to decorate gift bags or presents. I make 3-inch x 5-inch cakes or quick bread to give as gifts to neighbors and friends. Presented in a small gift bag with a homemade ornament, you have a cute, inexpensive and thoughtful gift.
How to make crochet lamb ornaments
Attach yarn and single crochet around shower curtain ring.
From a piece of felt, cut out lamb head. At first I used fabric glue but found it easier to use a hot glue gun since there is no waiting for the glue to dry. Add a tuft of yarn to the top of the head (sorry, no pic of this).
Cut twigs to 1.5-inches in length and glue into place on the back of the ring.
Crochet lamb ornaments can be made in different yarn but the homespun brand will give it a bumpy/curly look.
Crochet Lamb Ornaments using Shower Curtain Rings
Plastic shower curtain rings
small amount of yarn in color of choice. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, color Pearls (shown in first photo)
Crochet hook (I used H-size)
Black felt or color of choice for the head of the lamb. Note: you could also use black card stock. I don’t recommend construction paper.
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
thin twigs or sticks for legs
stick-on rhinestone gems
Tiny red bows or ribbon to make bows
Lion Brand Homespun yarn, green
Close plastic shower curtain ring.
Attach yarn with a square knot where the closure is, leaving a length that you will use for making a hanging loop.
Single crochet around the ring until it is completely covered. The number of single crochet will vary depending on the yarn used. I worked 35-40 single crochet around the rings I used.
When the ring is covered, cut the yarn, leaving a tail; tie a square knot with the beginning length of yarn and then knot the two piece together, forming a loop.
Use the pattern to cut out the lamb head.
Using hot glue, attach felt head to the top of the ring.
Swirl a tiny piece of yarn into a circular shape and glue it to the top of the head.
Cut thin twigs or sticks 1.5-inches long. Attach to the back with the hot glue.
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Crochet Wreath Ornaments using Shower Curtain Rings
Follow the How-to for the Lamb ornaments. Instead of adding a felt head, attach a tiny bow to the top of the wreath. Add stick-on gems if you want to embellish a little more.
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So cute! Where is the sheep head pattern?
Sorry that the post wasn’t clear in how to get the lamb head pattern. I updated the post to give better instructions in what to do.
Just click on the link below to go to the post…scroll down till you see the instructions in red. If you have any problems, let me know and I will rectify right away. Thanks for your interest in GPTH, hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Easy Peasy Crochet Lamb Ornament
John (the Techy guy from GPTH)
Love the lamb ornament. We have sheep so I will have to put this on my to do list. Wreath is cute too. I have still NEVER tried your German Star yet. Years ago I got one from an ornament swap and it was from fabric and also ran across your blog around then.
Merry Christmas to you and your Family!
Merry Christmas to you too, Lana! The lamb ornament is prefect for you as you keep sheep at your place. Maybe after the busyness of the holidays you can find a few minutes to make some German Stars too. It is a really easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for your visit! Kindly, Lorraine
Anna Thompson says
Yeah! You found time to make some. They look great. I also love your wreath version. I may have to make some of those
Absolutely adorable and I love that you repurposed the shower curtain rings:@)