Saturday, June 2, 2012

Little Bigfoot Lion Free Crochet Pattern

beige and brown crochet  lion
Oh so proud! The amigurumi Lion...


        Copyright 2012 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 
Finished products can be sold 
This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
2tog = 2 stitches together
ch1 = chain one 
sl st = slip stitch


Special notes: I worked in continuous rounds with a 3.75mm hook and worsted weight yarn.  Have any questions or if you come across a mistake in the pattern please leave a message in the comment section below. *Parts of this pattern were designed by Melissa Trenado, and she was kind enough to share the modifications she made to my Little Bigfoot Bear pattern to make this lion which turned out super! Thank you Melissa, see Melissa's facebook page here

*Remember if you use safety eyes to put them in before closing up the head. The size I used are 7.5mm

HEAD:

1) magic circle with 6st  (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 3sc in first st, 1sc in next 8st, 3sc in next st, 1sc in last 8st (22)

5) 1sc in each st
6) 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 10st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last 10st (24)
7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
11) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
12)1sc then 2tog (12)
 

 * stuff head while pushing the stuffing into the sides of the head as you stuff. Please read tip under row 13 before continuing on with row 13.
 

13) 2tog 6times (6)  Finish off

MUZZLE: (designed by Melissa)

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
 
3) 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 5st repeat (14)
4) 1sc in each st
5) sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing
  
**sew muzzle partially to face then stuff before sewing completely closed. Remember that you will be adding a mane that goes completely around the front of the face so leave room for that when you sew muzzle in place



NOSE:

1) magic circle with 4 st
2) sl st to join then f/o leaving a long tail for sewing and embroidering the mouth. sew nose to muzzle more on the top side and use remaining yarn tail to embroider mouth. see photo below.  

 




EARS:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) ch1 turn, 2sc in each st (12)
finish off, leave long tail for sewing.

 * sew ears in place before putting in mane


BODY:

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next st, 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st (24)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows  
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
9) 1sc in each st   
10) 1sc then 2tog (12)

 *stuff body


11) 2tog 6 times , sl st into next st and finish off (6) leave long tail for sewing. Sew head and body together


LEGS:

1) Magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st  (18)
4-6) 1sc in each for 3 rows  

7) 2tog 4 times, 1sc in next 10st (14)
8) 2tog 5 times, 1sc in last 4st (9)

 * stuff foot. No need to stuff legs

9-13) 1sc in each for 5 rows (9) sl st into next st and finish off. Leave long tail for sewing


TIP *** stuff the foot only to give it shape, if you over stuff the foot it will look like a ball instead of a foot. No need to stuff the legs

ARMS: 

1) magic circle with 6 st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3-4) 1sc in each st for 2 rows 

5) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 6st (9)
6) 2tog 3 times, 1sc in last 3st (6)

 
***stuff hand

7-10) 1sc in each st for 4 rows. No need to stuff arms. sl st into next st and finish off, leave long tail for sewing. Sew to body just under the head


Now for that beautiful mane! Designed by Melissa and I just love how it looks!  Choose the color you want for the mane. Pull the color through a stitch on the front/side of the lion's head, ch10 then single crochet into the head right next to where you started. You should now have a loop. ch10 again and  repeat. Keep going around until you reach the place you started and finish off, hide the tails inside the head.  see photos below



 Now for this part, I thought of this step after I put my first row in and I think it fills in the front real nice. ch5 and go all the way around right in front of the row you just put in. finish off and hide tails inside head

Do the same for the back of the head. (ch 10, and repeat) I just went around and around until the back of the head was completely filled in.

 TAIL: (designed by Melissa)

1) magic circle with 5 st (5)
2-11) 1sc in each st for 10 rows
12) sl st and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

with the same color you used for the mane, insert into end edge of tail, ch6 and repeat steps you did for the mane until you have the look you want. Finish off and hide yarn tails into tail itself. Sew tail to body





 And that's it! I hope you get your Lion made and I hope you love him or her just like I do! Please see my other Little Bigfoot Characters listed in my free patterns on the right side of this blog. And again, a big thank you to Melissa for co-designing this lion, I really couldn't have done it with out her

Happy Crocheting!!!