This is an intermediate pattern designed to be used with an oval plastic ice cream tub.  This pattern is worked with a heavy weight triple ply wool yarn on size 10 ½ needles, and is worked in stockinette stitch.  I used 75 yards of white(w) wool yarn, and 20 yards of black wool yarn.  I also used approximately 15 yards of white wool yarn for the base.  This pattern also uses a pair of size 12 mm eyes.  You will also use a #16 embroidery needle and a medium size crochet hook for details.  Knit side is the right side.  The pattern can be made with or without horns and fleece on top of the head.  You will need to drill holes 1/4 in holes in the top of the plastic container, just under the rim, approximately every 1 inch around the entire top to allow you to sew the body in place.

Belle's Sheep Planter