I think this pattern is widely know but I thought I would share anyway. I like my animals to have some heft to them so I adjusted the normal pattern to reflect that. Good luck. If you are too busy to knit (or don't know how) I am putting is lamb and several horses up on my
for sale. Just in time for Easter baskets if you like :) .
Sewing & filling the animal is what really takes the time. Remember to roll your wool filling around a pencil (very tightly) for the legs and let it come up and be part of the hip bone too - that will make the animal more stable. Don't forget to give him a nice round plump tummy. If you knit a dark animal - don't forget to fill and shape him with dark colored wool.