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Home : Patterns : Amigurumi Lion

Free Crochet Pattern: Amigurumi Lion

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: 70580AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 21 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
7 in. (18 cm) tall


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One of our menagerie of amigurumi animals, this simple lion is sure to be a favorite.
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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

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Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Wild Berry Rose
Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey Charcoal Grey
Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive Radiant Lime
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Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal Grey Marble
Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam Oceania
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Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Red Champagne
Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta Grape
Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Aquamarine Violet Purpletini
Neon Lime Indigo Lava Sandstone Confetti Citrus Tropical Mango
Ginger Café Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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•  860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey
$ 4.39  
Note: (A)
•  860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard
$ 4.39  
Note: (B)
•  320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate
$ 4.99  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
2 plastic safety eyes, 9 mm diameter
Fiberfill stuffing

Amigurumi Lion

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Fun Fur®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Lion's Ears, Arms and Legs are worked in continuous rnds; do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed.

With B, ch 17.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 16 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg.
Fasten off.

Make same as Front.

ARMS AND LEGS (make 4)
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnds 3-7: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off.

EARS (make 2)
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch; place marker to indicate beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.
Fasten off.

With A, ch 10, yarn over with C and draw up a loop (1 ch made), work 3 hdc in 2nd ch from hook.
Fasten off.

Following package directions, attach safety eyes to Body Front. With A, embroider a straight stitch nose. Join Body Front and Back with A by working sc evenly spaced around 3 sides through both thicknesses, working 2 sc at each corner. Before closing last side, stuff Body. Fasten off A.
Stuff Arms and Legs and sew to Body. Join C with sl st just above one Arm and sc around to other Arm for mane. Fasten off C.
Fold Ears in half and sew across corners of head. Sew Tail to back of Body.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 21 reviews)
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Amigurumi Lion Reviewed by Shelly Wolf on 2013-03-01 *****
Have made this - turned out adorable! I've made several of the Lion Brand amigurumis and they've all been easy and fun to make!

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