Worked in thread, this winsome trio perches nicely on your
shelf. For larger crochet dolls, work in a worsted yarn.
Long ago, in the frozen North, a woman went out in search of
her ewe, which had not returned from grazing. She carried her child wrapped in
a shawl, protecting it from the blowing snow, which was quickly gathering in
drifts about her feet.
As she followed the sounds of the ewe's bleats, the storm
worsened. Soon the wraps of shawl were not enough to keep her babe from
At last, she found the ewe and the lamb that had been born
that day, whose spindle-legs could not climb through the snow to get home. The
ewe regarded the mother with her mewling bundle. "Strap your babe to my
fleece," she said. "I will keep her warm, and your arms will be free
to carry my lamb home."
The mother nestled her wee one into the fleece of the ewe
and wrapped the shawl around them. She lifted the lamb out of the snow and held
it close to her as they walked back to the warm cottage at the far end of the
They spent that and every following winter together by the
fire, the babe's hands growing to spin fine threads from the lamb's downy
And they all lived
happily ever after.
Designer: Sarah Read
doll: 2¾" tall; sheep: 3¼" tall; mama: 3¾" tall.
Gelin Garden size 3 (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yd [124 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): 300
11 medium blue (A), 300-04 light pink (B), 300-02 cream (C), 300-25 black (D),
300-07 cabernet (E); 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.
(2.25 mm) steel hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
needle; fiber fill; st marker (m).
1-8 = 1" in sc spiral rnds.