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Home : Patterns : Lion & Lamb Pillows: Lion
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Lion & Lamb Pillows: Lion

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease® Sportweight - Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: chs-lionPillow
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Approximately 18 inches square

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Color (A)
Homespun®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-311: Homespun Yarn: Rococo
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Color (B)
Homespun®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 790-326: Homespun Yarn: Ranch
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Color (C)
Wool-Ease® Sportweight

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 660-501: Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: White Frost (discontinued)
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (D)
Wool-Ease®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Homespun®
Sundae Stripes Gemstone Stripes Wildberries Stripes Beachside Stripes Petunia Stripes Hepplewhite Shaker Colonial
Deco Rococo Edwardian Tudor Sierra Regency Baroque Waterfall
Gothic Prairie Barrington Nouveau Windsor Corinthian Mediterranean Delft
Quartz Montana Sky Black Candy Apple Harvest Olive Barley Grape
Cream Golden Meadow Fiesta Plum Apple Green Lagoon Parfait
Ocean Painted Desert Wild Fire Bourbon Herb Garden Mixed Berries Pearls Marble
Amethyst Pesto Coral Reef Great Plains Ambrosia Vintage Purple Haze Wisteria
Mimosa Seafoam Spice Tulips Cherry Blossom Vineyard Pueblo Abalone
Claret Clouds Desert Mountain Blue Moon Barks Forest Sand Dune
Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom
White Frost
*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins
*Wool-Ease® Sportweight (Article #660). · Solids, Heathers, Prints: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool.
· Frosts: 70% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 10% Nylon
· Color #301 White/Multi: 78%Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Polyester
· Color #402 Wheat, #403 Mushroom: 86%Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Rayon.; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (435yds/397m) pull skeins
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-311 Homespun Yarn: Rococo
   ball
$ 7.49  
Note: (A)
•  790-326 Homespun Yarn: Ranch
   ball
$ 5.59  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (B)
•  660-501 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: White Frost (discontinued)
   ball
$ 5.99  
Discontinued, sorry!
Click for yarn substitutions
Note: (C)
•  620-128 Wool-Ease Yarn: Espresso (discontinued)
   ball
$ 3.79  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
12" pillow form,
poly fill washable stuffing for face.
Two ¾" buttons for eyes.
 

Lion & Lamb Pillows: Lion

Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease® Sportweight - Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

10 dc = 4" with one strand of Homespun and K hook,

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

DecBR (decrease at beginning of dc row): Ch 2, yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2 to finish dec

DecER (decrease at end of dc row): Yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 3 to finish dec


LION PILLOW
Body: With one strand of Lion color A, ch 32.
Row 1:
Dc into fourth ch from hook and each ch to the end of row (30 sts). Turn.
Row 2:
Ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc into second dc and each dc across. Rep Row 2 until you have 24 inches. Finish off.

Face: Using two strands held tog, one each of A and B, ch 32.
Row 1:
Dc into fourth ch from hook, and each ch across (30 sts). Turn.
Row 2:
DecBR, dc in next st and in each dc up to last 2, DecER [28 sts]. Turn. Rep Row 2 until 12 sts remain. Cut yarn and pull end through loop to finish off.

Ears (Make 2): Using two strands of A held tog, ch 10.
Row 1:
Dc into fourth ch from hook and in each ch across (8 sts). Turn.
Row 2:
Ch 3, dc into second dc and each dc across. Turn.
Row 3:
DecBR, dc in next st and in each dc up to last 2, DecER [6 sts].
Row 4:
Rep Row 3 (4 sts). Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Weave tail through the 4 sts and pull to make Ear curve. Finish off.

Lion Tail: With two strands of A, ch 18, dc into fourth ch from hook and each ch across (16 sts). Finish off.

ASSEMBLY: Using a double strand of A (Deco for Lamb, Rococo for Lion) and working from the wrong-side, sew Face to the Body. Center and sew the long side edge Face onto the center of the long side edge of Body (see diagram). Fold in half and sew tog the bottom of the Face and the remaining edge of the same side of the Body. Sew the other side of the Body tog, leaving the bottom edge open. Turn right-side out. Insert stuffing into Face and the pillow form into Body. Sew the bottom opening of the pillow.

Sew ears to body as pictured: Bend Ear so first and last sts meet and sew to Body in this position. If you are making the Lion, sew the tail on at the top of the back seam of the pillow. Embroider Face and sew or glue on buttons for eyes as shown.

Hair: Attach two strands (one each of A and B for the Lamb; one each of A or B and C for Lion) to Body. Using your crochet hook, pull up a loop 1 - 2" long under and through dc sts, making sure to catch both strands of yarn; remove hook. Using your finger to maintain the size of the first loop, insert hook into next st and through first loop. Pull up another loop, drawing it tightly through first loop to anchor. Cont drawing up loops until Mane and end of Tail of Lion are as full as you like. (For Lion, alternate A and B with C for a varied effect and snip some of the loops when done for a furrier effect).

Alternate Hair Method: If you prefer, you may make the hair as fringe:
Holding one strand each of A, B, and C tog, wrap yarn around a cardboard the length you want the fringe to be. Cut at one end. Taking one strand each of A and B, fold in half. Insert hook under dc and pull loop through. Bring ends through loop and tighten. Rep until Mane or Tail tip is completed. To give your Lion the short “beard inches shown in photo, use fringe of A and C on chin and trim to desired length.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Lion & Lamb Pillows: Lion Reviewed by Peters Jessica on 2008-02-11 ****
I did this pattern a couple days ago, only took three days and its pretty easy. I did mine as a valentines day pillow so i put a heart on the side. I changed a few things, like the colors I used red heart black for the body and red heart plum pudding for the mane,tail fluff and I did a stripe down his back into his tail.I also used wiggly eyes instead of buttons and i used a frog eye closure button turned for his nose. I will make the lamb next :)


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