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Today, the new daily crochet pattern Amigurumi Lion Free Crochet Pattern, I want to give you some information about this pattern;

MATERIALS

2.5mm hook

Acrylic yarn in Yellow, Light Khaki, Dark Brown, Beige and Black colors

Polyester fiberfill

10mm Dome-Button Eye, 1 pair

18mm Safety Nose, 1 pc.

TOOLS

Darning needle (Long)

Fabric marker (water erasable)

Cardboard, 4″

Scissors

Pins

ABBREVIATIONS

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

inc: 2sc increase

inv dec: invisible decrease

ps3: puff stitch (hdc3tog)

With Yellow yarn:

Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}

Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}

Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}

Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}

Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}

Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}

Round 7: Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc 14, Inc, sc 3, Inc, sc 2. {50}

Round 8: Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times, Inc, sc 16, [Inc, sc 3] 2 times. {56}

Round 9: sc around. {56}

Round 10: sc 25, Inc, sc 27, Inc, sc 2. {58}

Round 11: sc 26, Inc, sc 28, Inc, sc 2. {60}

Round 12: sc 27, Inc, sc 29, Inc, sc 2. {62}

Round 13: sc 28, Inc, sc 30, Inc, sc 2. {64}

Round 14 – 23: sc around. {64}

Round 24: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 14] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 8. {60}

Round 25: sc around. {60}

Round 26: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 13] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 7. {56}

Round 27: sc around. {56}

Round 28: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 12] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 6. {52}

Round 29: sc around. {52}

Round 30: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 11] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 5. {48}

Round 31: sc around. {48}

Round 32: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 10] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 4. {44}

Round 33: sc around. {44}

Round 34: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 9] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 3. {40}

Round 35: sc around. {40}

Round 36: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 8] 3 times, Inv dec, sc 2. {36}

Round 37: sc around. {36}

Round 38: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {30}

Stuff the body firmly with polyester fiberfill.

Round 39: sc around. {30}

Round 40: sc 2, [Inv dec, sc 3] 5 times, inv dec, sc. {24}

Round 41: [sc 2, Inv dec] around. {18}

Round 42: [Inv dec, sc] around. {12}

Round 43: [Inv dec] around. {6}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Head

With Yellow yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4: [sc 2. inc] around. {24}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}

Round 6: sc 2, [inc, sc 4] 5 times, inc, sc 2. {36}

Round 7: [inc, sc 5] around. {42}

Round 8: sc around. {42}

Round 9: sc 3, [inc, sc 6] 5 times, inc, sc 3. {48}

Round 10: sc around. {48}

Round 11: [inc, sc 7] around. {54}

Round 12 – 13: sc around. {54}

Round 14: sc 4, [inc, sc 8] 5 times, inc, sc 4. {60}

Round 15 – 16: sc around. {60}

Round 17: [inc, sc 9] around. {66}

Round 18 – 24: sc around. {66}

Round 25: [inv dec, sc 9] around. {60}

Round 26: sc around. {60}

Round 27: sc 4, [inv dec, sc 8] 5 times, inv dec, sc 4. {54}

Round 28: sc around. {54}

Round 29: [inv dec, sc 7] around. {48}

Round 30: sc 3, [inv dec, sc 6] 5 times, inv dec, sc 3. {42}

Round 31: [inv dec, sc 5] around. {36}

Round 32: sc 2, [inv dec, sc 4] 5 times, inv dec, sc 2. {30}

Round 33: [inv dec, sc 3] around. {24}

Stuff with polyester fillings, sew muzzle. Remove stuffing to install safety nose. Re-stuff again and continue to complete the head.

Round 34: sc, [inv dec, sc 2] 5 times, inv dec, sc. {18}

Round 35: [inv dec, sc 1] around. {12}

Round 36: [inv dec] around. {6}

Fasten and hide yarn end.

Muzzle

Make 2 with Beige yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4: [sc 2. inc] around. {24}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew 2 circles alongside together (about 4 stitches) to form the muzzle.

Ears

Make 2 with Yellow yarn:

Round 1: Sc 4 in magic ring. {4}

Round 2: sc around. {4}

Round 3: [inc] around. {8}

Round 4: sc around. {8}

Round 5: [inc, sc] around. {12}

Round 6: [inc, sc 2] around. {16}

Round 7: [inc, sc 3] around. {20}

Round 8: sc around. {20}

Round 9: [inc, sc 4] around. {24}

Round 10 – 15: sc around {24}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fold the ear and sew the bottom to give it a scooped appearance.

Arms

Make 2 starting with Light Khaki yarn:

Round 1: sc 6 in magic ring. {6}

Round 2: [inc] around. {12}

Round 3: [inc, sc] around. {18}

Round 4: [sc 2. inc] around. {24}

Round 5: [inc, sc 3] around. {30}

Change yarn color to Yellow.

Round 6 – 10: sc around. {30}

Round 11: [sc 8, Inv dec] around. {27}

Round 12 – 13: sc around. {27}

Round 14: [sc 7, Inv dec] around. {24}

Round 15 – 16: sc around. {24}

Round 17: [sc 6, Inv dec] around. {21}

Round 18 – 19: sc around. {21}

Round 20: [sc 5, Inv dec] around. {18}

Round 21 – 22: sc around {18}.

Round 23: [sc 4, Inv dec] around. {15}

Round 24 – 35: sc around. {15}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fill the bottom 2/3 of the arms firmly with polyester fiberfill.

Legs

Make 2 starting with Light Khaki yarn:

Round 1: ch5, Inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch. Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch. {14}

Round 2: Inc, sc 4, [Inc] 3 times, sc 4, [Inc] 2 times. {20}

Round 3: Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc, Inc, sc 6, [Inc] 2 times, sc. {26}

Round 4: Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times, Inc, sc 8, [Inc, sc] 2 times. {32}

Round 5: Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc, Inc, sc 10, Inc, sc 2, Inc, sc. {38}

Round 6: Inc. sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times, Inc, sc 12, [Inc, sc 2] 2 times. {44}

Change yarn color to Yellow.

Round 7 – 10: sc around. {44}

Round 11: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 12, Inv dec, sc 14. {42}

Round 12: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 14. {40}

Round 13: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 14. {38}

Round 14: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 6, Inv dec, sc 14. {36}

Round 15: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 4, Inv dec, sc 14. {34}

Round 16: sc 14, Inv dec, sc 2, Inv dec, sc 14. {32}

Round 17: sc 14, Inv dec, Inv dec, sc 14. {30}

Round 18: sc around. {30}

Round 19: [sc 6, Inv dec] 3 times, sc 6. {27}

Round 20 – 21: sc around. {27}

Round 22: sc 6, [Inv dec, sc 5] 3 times. {24}

Round 23 – 24: sc around. {24}

Round 25: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 10, Inv dec, sc 5. {22}

Round 26 – 27: sc around. {22}

Round 28: sc 5, Inv dec, sc 9, Inv dec, sc 4. {20}

Round 29 – 30: sc around. {20}

Round 31: sc 4, Inv dec, sc 8, Inv dec, sc 4. {18}

Fasten and leave a long tail for sewing.

Fill the bottom 2/3 of the legs firmly with polyester fiberfill.

Tail

With Yellow yarn:

ch 4, slst to form a ring.

ch1, sc 4 into the ring. sc around until the tail is 4″ long, slst.

Change yarn color to Light Khaki.

ch3, ps3 in each st, slst. Hide both Yellow and Light Khaki yarn end into the tail.

ch, Inv dec around, slst, ch

Fasten off. Trim near the knot. Apply tiny craft glue to the end and shape it pointy.

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO ASSEMBLY AMIGURUMI LION, LEON

1.Crochet the body, muzzle, ears, arms, legs, and tail of Amigurumi Lion and stuffed them as instructed in the crochet pattern.

2.Crochet head and sew Muzzle to the head.

After completed round 33 of the Head, stuff it with polyester filling.

Position the muzzle on the head with the center of the muzzle at the 2nd round of the Head. Pin in on.

Sew around the muzzle, followed by stuffing some polyester filling to the muzzle before finish up.

3.Sew a philtrum line with black yarn.

Remove some polyester filling from the head to install a safety nose through the starting round of the head.

Re-stuff the head again after the safety nose has been installed.

Crochet to complete the head.

4.Sew eyes at round 13, and 17 stitches apart.

Do not cut the yarn after sewing the first eye, instead, insert it into the head and come out from the position of the second eye. Sew the second eye onto the head

Pull the yarn a little to sink the eyes to the head, knot securely. You can run the yarn through the head a few times to prevent

the single strand of yarn from snapping in the long run.

5.Sew the ears to the head, position at about 6 rounds at the back of the eyes.

The contact area between the base of the ear and the head is in a form of a triangle shape.

Parts are getting ready for the final assembly.

6.Sew Head to the Body

Mark the centerline below the head and the top of the body.

Position the head to the body (refer to the picture) below. Sew the head to the body at 1 stitch away from the centerlines, sew about 7 stitches from the center of the body to the front, followed by 2 stitches to the side. Sew about 9 stitches to the back and another 2 stitches to the side followed by 2 stitches to complete the stitching.

The contact area of the head is a rectangle of 9 sts x 2 sts.

The head will tilt a little to the front.

7.Sew arms at the side, next to the seam of the head and body.

Followed by sewing legs at round 15 (from the bottom) of the body.

Lastly, sew the tail to the back of the body

8.Sew 3 black lines on each limb as the toe lines of the lion.

9.Cut Mane strips by winding yarn on a 4″ cardboard and cut them into 4″ strips. The amigurumi lion needs about 1000 of 4″ strips to be tied on the head.

10.Install Mane to the head

The front of the lion amigurumi.

Without a mane, Leon, the lion amigurumi doesn’t look happy.

The back of the lion amigurumi.

Starting from the back of the head, fasten the yarn strip as shown in the picture.

Fasten the mane in every stitch to have a full and fluffy hair for the lion.

After a few rounds, the pile starts to show fuller.

It takes time to fasten, please be a little patience.

Continue to fasten until 2 rounds away from the eyes; 4 rounds after the ear.

Fasten more at the chin of the lion by following the shape of the muzzle at a distance of about 4 stitches away.

It takes about a day to fasten the mane but the outcome is flattering.

The soft and fluffiness of the mane is such a cozy little softie to hug and cuddle.

NOTES

Depending on the speed and hours you are spending on the project, the total time needed is only an approximation.

Stuff the parts firmly and densely to give a good shape to amigurumi doll.