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Crochet Lion Free Pattern

Crochet Lion  Free Pattern



SIZE

Height: 35.5cm (Min) including mane and legs

YOU WILL NEED

Lily Sugar'N Cream Ombre, 100% cotton (86m per57g)

2 x 57g balls in Potpourri Prints 178 (A) 

Lily Sugar'N Cream Original, 100% cotton (109m per71g)

1 x 71g ball in Hot Pink 1740(B)

1 x 71g ball in Hot Blue 1742 (C)

Small amount in Black 002 (D)

4mm crochet hook

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

1 small bag of stuffing

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

Tension is not critical for this project.

Work tightly so that stuffing will not show through stitches and toy is sturdy.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

htr = half treble crochet

htr2tog = half treble crochet 2 together

sl st = slip stitch

tr = treble crochet

BODY

Beginning at bottom of body with C, ch 2.

Round 1: Work 6 dc in 2nd ch from hook (6 dc). Place marker in last stitch made to indicate end of round. Move marker up as each round is completed. Do not join at end of rounds, work in continuous spiral.

Round 2: Work 2 dc in each dc around (12 dc).

Round 3: [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 6 times (18 dc).

Round 4: [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc] 6 times (24 dc).

Round 5: [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc] 6 times (30 dc).

Round 6: [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc] 6 times (36 dc).

Round 7: [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc] 6 times (42 dc). Change to A.

Round 8: Working in front loops only, htr in each dc around (42 htr).

Rounds 9 to 13: Working in both loops, htr in each htr around. 

Round 14: [Htr2tog, htr in next 5 htr] 6 times (36 htr).

Round 15: Htr in each htr around.

Round 16: [Htr2tog, htr in next 4 htr] 6 times (30 htr).

Rounds 17 and 18: Htr in each htr around.

Begin stuffing piece and continue to stuff as work progresses. 

Round 19: [Htr2tog, htr in next 3 htr] 6 times (24 htr).

Rounds 20 to 22: Htr in each htr around.

Round 23: [Htr2tog, htr in next 2 htr] 6 times (18 htr).

Round 24: Htr in each htr around. Round 25: [Htr2tog, htr in next 7 htr] twice, si stin next st to finish (16 htr).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing head to body. 

HEAD

With A, ch 2.

Rounds 1 to 7: Work same as Rounds 1 to 7 of body (42 htr).

Rounds 8 to 12: Htr in each htr around.

Round 13: [Htr2tog, htr in next 5 htr] 6 times (36 htr).

Round 14: [Htr2tog, htr in next 4 htr] 6 times (30 htr).

Round 15: [Htr2tog, htr in next 3 htr] 6 times (24 htr). 

Round 16: [Htr2tog, htr in next 2 htr] 6 times (18 htr).

Round 17: [Htr2tog, htr in next htr] 6 times, sl st in next st to finish (12 htr).

Fasten off and tuck tail to inside of head. Stuff head and sew to body using long tail attached to body.

MANE

Round 1: Join B with sl st in head at centre front of chin area, ch 1, dc in same st, work 40 dc evenly spaced around face to create base for the mane; join with sl st in first dc (40 dc).

Rounds 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first tr), 2 tr in same dc as joining sl st, 3 tr in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch (360 tr). Fasten off.

ARMS (MAKE 2)

With C, ch 2.

Rounds 1 to 3: Work same as Rounds 1 to 3 of body (18 dc). Change to A.

Round 4: Working in front loops only, htr in each dc around.

Rounds 5 and 6: Working in both loops, htr in each htr around.

Round 7: [Htr2tog, htr in next st] 6 times (12 htr).

Rounds 8 to 13: Htr in each htr around.

Round 14: Htr in each htr around, sl st in next st to finish. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing arm to body.

LEGS (MAKE 2)

With B, ch 2.

Rounds 1 to 4: Work same as Rounds 1 to 4 of body (24 dc). Change to A.

Round 5: Working in front loops only, htr in each dc around.

Rounds 6 and 7: Working in both loops, htr in each htr around.

Round 8: [Htr2tog, htr in next 2 sts] 6 times (18 htr).

Round 9: [Htr2tog, htr in next st] 6 times (12 htr).

Rounds 10 to 15: Htr in each st around. Round 16: Htr in each st around, si st in next st to finish. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing leg to body.

EARS (MAKE 2)

With C, ch 2.

Round 1: Work 6 dc in 2nd ch from hook (6 dc). Place marker in last stitch made to indicate end of round. Move marker up as each round is completed. Do not join at end of rounds; work in continuous spiral.

Round 2: [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] 3 times (9 dc).

Round 3: Dc in each dc around.

Round 4: Dc in each dc around, sl st in next st to finish.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing ear to head. 

TO FINISH OFF

Using photograph as a guide for placement, sew arms and legs to body, and ears to head in front of mane.

Face

Using photograph as a guide, thread a length of D onto yarn needle, and embroider eyes, nose, and whiskers on face.

Tail

Cut 3 strands of yarn in colours of your choice, each about 25.5cm (10in) long. Hold strands together and tie to lower back of body. Braid strands together. Tie an overhand knot at end of braid to secure. Unravel the plies of the ends for a fluffy tuft at the end of the tail. Weave in any remaining ends.