Crochet Bobble Stitch Sheep Square

After finishing my Bobble Stitch Blanket, I started getting ideas of other projects I could do with the bobble stitch. The bobbles reminded me of sheep wool and so the idea of a sheep granny square was born! Little did I know this small project would require so much math. I swear I mapped out that grid dozens of times.

Finally I think I have it right! Each square in the graph equals one single crochet with exception to the “o”… those represent the places where you will make the bobbles. You can also see where you need to make the color changes. Feel free to back the background any color you want (I chose green).
Here is a video tutorial on how to make a bobble:

Finished sheep square with border measures approximately 10.5×10.5
Materials:
-Size H Crochet Hook
-Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s choose in white, charcoal grey, and fern.
-Tapestry needle
Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Bobble Stitch video tutorial above
Pattern:
Starting with green (background color)
Chain 29, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn (28 SC)
Row 2-4: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn 
Row 5: SC in first 19, change to white and make your first bobble, SC in next, bobble, SC, change back to green and SC in the last 5 stitches, chain 1, turn
Row 6: SC in first 5 with green, SC in next 4 with white, SC in last 19 stitches with green, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC in first 17 with green, with white yarn bobble, SC, bobble, SC, bobble, SC, bobble, SC, change to green and SC in last 4 stitches, chain 1, turn
Row 8: SC in first 4 with green, SC in next 7 with gray yarn, change back to green and SC in last 17 stitches, chain 1, turn 
Row 9: SC in first 16 with green, change to white and bobble in next, SC in next 7 with gray, bobble in next with white, change to green and SC in last 3 stitches, chain 1, turn
Row 10: SC in first 3 with green, SC in next 9 with gray, change to green and SC in last 16 stitches, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC in first 6 with green, change to white and *bobble, SC over next 10 stitches, SC in next 10 with gray, SC in last 2 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 12: SC in first 2 with green, SC in next 10 with gray, SC in next 10 with white, SC in last 6 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 13: SC in first 5 with green, change to white and *bobble, SC over next 10 stitch THEN make one more bobble with white, SC in next two with gray, bobble in next stitch with white, SC in next 4 with gray, SC in next stitch with green, SC in next two with gray, SC in last two with green, chain 1, turn
Row 14: SC in first 5 with green, SC in next 4 with gray, SC in next 14 with white, SC in last 5 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 15: SC in first 2 with green, SC in next two with gray, with white *bobble, SC over next 14 stitches THEN make one more bobble with white, SC in next 3 with gray, SC in next 6 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 16: SC in first 9 with green, SC in next 15 with white, SC in next 2 with gray, SC in last 2 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 17: SC in first 2 with green, SC in next with gray, with white *bobble, SC over next 16 stitches and then make on more bobble with white, SC in last 8 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 18: SC in first 8 with green, SC in next 17 with white, SC in last 3 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 19: SC in first 4 with green, with white *bobble, SC over next 14 and then make one more bobble with white, SC in last 9 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 20: SC in first 9 with green, SC in next 15 with white, SC in last 4 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 21: SC in first 5 with green, with white *bobble, SC over next 12 then make one more bobble with white, SC in last 10 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 22: SC in first 10 with green, SC in next 13 with white, SC in last 5 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 23: SC in first 6 with green, with white bobble, SC in next, SC in next two with gray, with white *bobble, SC over next 6, SC in next two with gray, SC in last 10 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 24: SC in first 9 with green, SC in next 2 with gray, SC in next 6 with green, SC in next two with gray, SC over last 8 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 25: SC in first 8 with green, SC in next 2 with gray, SC in next 6 with green, SC in next two with gray, SC over last 10 with green, chain 1, turn
Row 26-28: SC in each stitch across with green, chain 1, turn
SC around edges with green.
To make picket fence border:
Row 1: SC with green, Spike Stitch with white around endure edge making SC + chain 2 in each corner with just green
Row 2: Alternate DC in green and white matching up color to the spike stitches in previous row. Make DC + chain 1 + DC with just green in each corner.
slip stitch along bottom edge with white and slip stitch again right under the spike stitches all the way around to finish off the fence.
Here is what the back looks like
These squares are large (10.5×10.5). 4 of them together would make a great lovey blanket. 6-8 sewn together with a border would make a nice blanket! I would love to make multiple squares with different color sheep or maybe use it in a farm themed afghan. Can’t wait to see what you do with them!
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  1. says

    There's an error, I believe, in row 6. If you turn and start back, you would sc with green in 5 stitches, then your white scs, then finish the row with 19 green scs. At least that's what it seems like as I'm trying the pattern.

  2. says

      • Gigi H. says

        I love this pattern, but what. do you do with the yarn on the back side to make it look neat. I thought I would carry it along to have less yarns to weave in, but if there is a better way I would like to learn how it is done.
        Thank you.

  3. Winny says

    I love this sheep ! But I’d love to make it coaster size – ‘cos I need something at work on my desk to plonk my work keys on so they don’t damage the desktop and so it’s not so noisy when I put them on the desk. Currently I put them on a folded up tissue! Would love to crochet a all version if the sheep!

    • Winny says

      Could u do a miniature pattern of this? I wonder how hard it would be to change it … Too hard for me though …

  4. Kris says

    I’m wondering how to switch the yarns going from the green to the white. Do you cut it everytime or just let it hang there or carry it across? I’ve never switched colors so many times so close together. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  5. Anamarc says

    Question for row 6, please: SC in first 5 with green, SC in next 4 with white – does it mean it will be one white st. over green, 2 sts. over white and another st. over green? it looks awful on my work. Where do I go wrong? Thanks.

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