Amigurumi Cute Lion Free Pattern

Designer: Ekaterina Krikun

Hello…

One of the free amigurumi crochet patterns we will share today is the amigurumi lion keychain, whose photos and design belong to Ekaterina Krikun. You can learn how to crochet these lion using the free amigurumi pattern. Thanks to Ekaterina Krikun for this cute lion.

Below you will find some information about this pattern. Have fun…

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Materials:

  • Yarn: YarnArt Jeans (yellow, brown and white colors)
  • Hook size: 2.0 mm
  • 6 mm safety eyes
  • Black embroidery floss for a nose, eyelashes and eyebrows
  • Fiberfill

Abbreviations:

R = row
mc = magic circle
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
F.o. = finish off
( ) = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
( ) * 7 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

FREE CROCHET LION PATTERN

Head

R 1: 7 sc in mc (7)
R 2: (inc) * 7 (14)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) * 7 (21)
R 4: (2 sc, inc) * 7 (28)
R 5: (3 sc, inc) * 7 (35)
R 6: (4 sc, inc) * 7 (42)
R 7: (5 sc, inc) * 7 (49)
R 8-18: 49 sc (11 rows)
R 19: (5 sc, dec) * 7 (42)
R 20: (4 sc, dec) * 7 (35)
R 21: (3 sc, dec) * 7 (28)
R 22: (2 sc, dec) * 7 (21)
R 23: (5 sc, dec) * 3 (18)
Insert safety eyes between R 14 and R 15 at the distance of 5 st from each other.
F.o.

Ears (make 2)

R 1: 7 sc in mc (7)
R 2: (inc) * 7 (14)
R 3-4: 14 sc (2 rows)
R 5: (dec) * 7 (7)
Fold the ear edges together and sew them together.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Muzzle

R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) * 6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) * 6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc) * 6 (24)
5-6: 24 sc (2 rows)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)

R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) * 6 (12)
R 3-4: 12 sc (2 rows)
R 5: 2 dec, 8 sc (10)
R 6-14: 10 sc (9 rows)
Stuff ½ full.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs (make 2)

R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) * 6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) * 3, 6 sc (15)
R 4-7: 15 sc (4 rows)
F.o.
Don’t cut the yarn when you’ll finish the second leg!
From the second leg: 4 ch, join with the first leg (38)
Continue crocheting the body in the round:
R 1: 4 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 16 sc, inc, 2 sc, inc, 10 sc (42)
R 2-7: 42 sc (6 rows)
R 8: (5 sc, dec) * 6 (36)
R 9: 36 sc
Stuff with fiberfill.
R 10: (4 sc, dec) * 6 (30)
R 11-12: 30 sc (2 rows)
R 13: (3 sc, dec) * 6 (24)
R 14: 24 sc
R 15: (2 sc, dec) * 6 (18)
R 16: Attach arms on the sides of the body (crochet sc of the body together with sc of the arm) – 18 sc
R 17: 18 sc
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail

Make 10 ch.
From the 2nd ch from hook: sl st in every st to the end of the row.
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.
Make a yarn tassel on the end of the tail.

Belly

R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (inc) * 6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc) * 6 (18)
F.o. and leave a long tail for sewing.

Mane

Count 10 st from the every eye and go down to the R 22. Now start to crochet a mane.
R 1: sc in every st around the head
R 2: (2 dc in one st, 3 dc in one st) * repeat to the end of the row
R 3: dc in every st to the end of the row.

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