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Home : Patterns : Wrapped Lion

Free Craft Pattern: Wrapped Lion

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L0153AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
About 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) tall


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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Color (B)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation Gemstone
Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia Mesquite
Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo Toucan
Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven Winter Sky
Camouflage Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon
Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-189 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Butterscotch
$ 7.59  
Note: (A)
•  640-125 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Hazelnut
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Note: (B)
Pom pom Maker   $ 2.49  
Additional Materials
  • Small piece of black felt
  • Small amount of black yarn
  • Stiff cardboard
  • Paper or plastic cup 4 in. (10 cm) tall and 3 in. (7.5 cm) diameter across top rim
  • Craft glue

Wrapped Lion

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

Apply glue to the base of cup.
Cover glued base with A, wrapped in a spiral shape.
Continue applying glue to outside of cup and wrap with A, leaving rim of cup uncovered.
Trim A, leaving a 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) tail.
Cut an 18 in. (46 cm) length of B. Apply glue to rim edge of cup, then wrap once with B. Fold remaining end of B into loops to make paws and glue into place along rim edge of cup.
Following package directions, make a pom-pom with B. Glue pom-pom to end of tail.

Cut a 3 in. (7.5 cm) diameter circle from cardboard.
Apply a small amount of glue to center of circle. Glue A in a spiral over cardboard circle, applying additional glue as needed.
Cut 22 lengths of B, each 4 in. (10 cm).
Fold each length into a loop, glue loops to back of cardboard circle for mane.
From black felt, cut 2 small circles for eyes and a small triangle for nose.
Glue eyes and nose to head. Glue 2 lengths of black yarn below nose for mouth.
Allow all pieces to dry, then glue head to body.



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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Wrapped Lion Reviewed by Vee K Triandadillou on 2013-03-01 *****
Great idea!This would make a great pencil holder. I would also make a double loop row and snip the loops to gibe a mane effect. Thanks. Vee

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