Little lion amigurumi

Little lion amigurumi

One of my very first crochet pattern that turned out good and got many hearts from other crocheters. This little lion amigurumi would make a nice soft toy for little hands and a cute handmade gift for anyone.

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Materials: (I used)
4mm crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn: brown and beige
Scissors
Yarn needle
Fiber fill
Safety eyes and nose

Abbreviations

Note: this pattern can be crocheted with any hook size, use a yarn type that matches the hook you chose.

Special stitch used: loop-stitch ( check out the video tutorial here )

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Pattern:

Head: using brown yarn

R1: magic ring, 6sts
R2: with loop- stitch, inc x 6 times, 12 sts
R3: with loop- stitch, (1 st,inc) x 6 times, 18 sts
R4: with loop- stitch, (2 st, inc) x 6 times, 24 sts
R5: with loop- stitch, (3 st, inc) x 6 times, 30 sts
R6: with loop- stitch, (4 st, inc) x 6 times, 36 sts
R7 to 10: with loop- stitch, crochet around, 36 sts
R11: with loop- stitch, (4 st, dec) x 6 times, 30 sts
R12: with loop- stitch, (3 st, dec) x 6 times, 24 sts

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Now work these last rounds with single crochet
R13,14: 24 sc, 24 sts (begin stuffing)
R15: (2 sc, dec) x 6 times, 18 sts
R16: (1 sc, dec) x 6 times, 12 sts
R17: dec x 6 times, 6 sts ( fasten off)

Face: using beige yarn
R1: magic ring, 6 sc, 6 sts
R2: inc x 6 times, 12 sts
R3: (sc, inc) x 6 times, 18 sts
R4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 times, 24 sts
R5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 times, 30 sts
R6: (4 sc, inc) x 6 times, 36 sts ( fasten off)
Attach eyes and nose, embroider or paint whiskers.
Attach face to the head.

Ears: using beige yarn (make 2)
R1: make 5 sts into ring,ch1, turn (5 sts)
R2: 1 sc,1 inc into next st across, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
R3: 2 sc,1 inc into next st across, ch 1, turn (9 sts)
Attach ears on head.

Body: using beige yarn
R1: magic ring, 6 sts
R2: inc, ( 6 times), 12 sts
R3: 1 sc, inc, ( 6 times), 18 sts
R4: 2 sc, inc, ( 6 times), 24 sts
R5: 3 sc, inc, ( 6 times), 30 sts
R6 to R15: sc around, 30 sts
R16: 3 sc, dec, ( 6 times), 24 sts (begin stuffing)
R17: 2 sc, dec, ( 6 times), 18 sts ( fasten off)
Attach body to the head.

Arms: using beige and brown yarn (make 2)
Start with brown yarn
R1: magic ring, 6 sts
R2: inc x 6 times, 12 sts
Change to beige yarn
R3: (sc, inc) x 6 times, 18 sts
R4,5,6: sc around, 18 sts
R7,8: (sc, dec) x 6 times, 12 sts ( fasten off)
Attach arms to side of the body

Legs: using beige and brown yarn (make 2)
Start with brown yarn
R1: magic ring, 6 sts
R2: inc, ( 6 times), 12 sts
R3: 1 sc, inc, ( 6 times), 18 sts
Change to beige yarn
R4: 2 sc, inc, ( 6 times), 24 sts
R5,6,7,8: sc around, 24 sts (begin stuffing)
R9,10: 2 sc, dec, ( 6 times), 18 sts ( fasten off)
Attach legs to lower side of the body

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Tail: using beige yarn
R1:ch 16
R2: sc in second st from hook, sc in next sts.
Tail’s pompon: using brown yarn, no need to stuff.
Work with loop-stitch
R1: 5 sts
R2: inc x 5 times, 10 sts
R3: (1 st, inc) x 5 times, 15 sts
R4: (1st , dec) x 5 times, 10 sts
R5: dec x 5 times, 5 sts ( fasten off)
Attach tail’s pompon to tail then attach to the back of the body.

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Happy crocheting xD

Written pattern and photos copyright Maz Kwok 2012. Please do not repost, republish or sell the content or photos as your own. You can sell the items you made from this pattern as long as you use your own pictures and give back proper credit. Please do share this pattern with others by link.  For more info, visit my Copyright page.

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