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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

PUBLISHED IN:  knit.1
CORRECTIONS: None
 

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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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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (C)
Fun Fur®

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Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire
Dusty Blue Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe
Chocolate Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose
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 Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print
Charcoal Print Denim Mist 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 Cambridge
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Raspberry Red
Champagne Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta
Grape Silver Fox Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Aquamarine
Violet Purpletini Neon Lime Lime Hot Pink Indigo Lava Sandstone
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*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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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  860-130 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Honey
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$ 4.39  
Note: (A)
•  860-158 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard
   ball
$ 4.39  
Note: (B)
•  320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate
   ball
$ 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®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

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.

NOTES:

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

BODY FRONT
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.

BODY BACK
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.

TAIL
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.

FINISHING
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.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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)  


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
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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