Huggable Lion Pillow

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Huggable Lion Pillow

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This cute huggable lion will go everywhere with your favorite little guy or girl.

Single Size
Approx 16" [40.5 cm] diameter, excluding arms and legs.
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The materials for this project cost $28.52

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  • Single Size

Approx 16" [40.5 cm] diameter, excluding arms and legs.

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Main Color (MC)

Softee Chunky | Soft Taupe, 28011Edit Color
$3.29

Contrast A

Softee Chunky | Linen, 28021Edit Color
$9.87

Contrast B

Softee Chunky | Pumpkin, 28630Edit Color
$13.16

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size L11/8mm
$2.20

Materials not included in this kit:

Two pieces of fabric 18" [45.5 cm] square for pillow form.

2 black buttons for eyes.

Small amount of black yarn for nose embroidery.

Stuffing.

The materials for this project cost $28.52

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

Dc = double crochet

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 16" [40.5 cm] diameter, excluding arms and legs.

MATERIALS

Lion
Bernat Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Main Color (MC) Soft Taupe (28011) 1
Contrast A Linen (28021) 3
Contrast B Pumpkin (28630) 4
Size 8 mm (U.S. L or 11) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Two pieces of fabric 18" [45.5 cm] square for pillow form. 2 black buttons for eyes. Small amount of black yarn for nose embroidery. Stuffing.

GAUGE

8 sc and 9 rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc throughout.
PILLOW FRONT
With MC ch 13.
1st row:(RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 12 sc.
2nd to 7th rows:Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 24 sc at end of 7th row.
8th, 10th,12th and 14th rows:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
9th, 11th, 13th and 15th rows: As 2nd row. Join A at end of 15th row. 32 sc.
16th to 22nd rows:With A, as 8th row.
23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th rows:Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - sc2tog made. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn. 24 sc at end of 29th row.
24th, 26th, 28th and 30th rows:As 8th row.
31st to 36th rows:As 23rd row. 12 sc at end of 36th row.
Fasten off.
PILLOW BACK
Base:With B, ch 5. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd:Ch 3. 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 12 dc.
2nd rnd:Ch 3. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 24 dc.
3rd rnd:Ch 3. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 36 dc.
4th rnd:Ch 3. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 2 dc. 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 48 dc.
5th rnd:Ch 3. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 3 dc. 1 dc in each of last 3 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 60 dc.
6th rnd:Ch 3. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 4 dc. 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 72 dc.
7th rnd:Ch 3. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 5 dc. 1 dc in each of last 5 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 84 dc.
8th rnd:Ch 3. Working in back loops only, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in each of next 6 dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 6 dc. 1 dc in each of last 6 dc. Join with sl st in top of ch 3. 96 dc. Fasten off.
Outer Ruffles :With RS of Base facing, join B with sl st in first unworked front loop of 1st rnd.
1st rnd:Working in unworked front loops of 1st rnd of Base only, *(1 sc. 1 dc. 1 sc) in next st. Sl st in next st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st to first sl st. Ch 3.
2nd rnd:Sl st in first unworked loop of 2nd rnd. Working in unworked front loops of 2nd rnd of Base only, *3 dc in next st. Sl st in next st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st to first sl st. Ch 3.
3rd to 8th rnds:Sl st in first unworked loop of next rnd. Working in unworked front loops of Base rnd only, *Miss next st. 5 dc in next st. Miss next st. Sl st in next st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st to first sl st. Ch 3. Do not work ch 3 at end of 8th rnd. Fasten off.
FACE RUFFLES(make 2).
With B, ch 85.
1st row:1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 100 sc.
2nd row:Sl st in first sc. *1 sc in next sc. 3 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Sl st in next sc. Rep from * to last 3 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 3 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Fasten off.
EARS(make 2).
With A, ch 15.
1st row:1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 13 ch. Turn. 14 sc.
2nd row:Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 7 times. Turn. 7 sts.
3rd row:Ch 1. Sc2tog. Draw up a loop in each of next 3 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – sc3tog made. Sc2tog. Fasten off.
Sew side ends of Ears tog, creating a cupped shape.
ARMS(make 2).
Stripe Pat
With MC, work 3 rnds.
With A, work 3 rnds.
These 6 rnds form Stripe Pat.
With MC, ch 10. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first sc. 10 sc.
2nd rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, rep 2nd rnd until work from beg measures 11" [28 cm]. Fasten off.
Lightly stuff.
LEGS(make 2).
With B, ch 7.
1st rnd:1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working into opposite side of foundation ch, 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 14 sc.
2nd rnd:Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in each of next 3 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 20 sc.
3rd rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (Sc2tog) 3 times. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 17 sts.
5th rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next st. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 7 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 15 sts.
6th rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sts.
7th rnd:Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 4 sts. Join with sl st to first sc. 10 sts. Stuff foot.
8th to 12th rnds:Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off after last rnd.
Finish stuffing.
FINISHING
POM-POM(make 2).
Wind A around 4 fingers approx 50 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach to face as shown in picture.
Pillow form:Cut two 17" [43 cm] diameter circles from fabric pieces. With RS of circle pieces tog and using a ½" [1 cm] seam allowance, sew pieces tog leaving a 4" [10 cm] opening. Stuff pillow form. Sew opening closed.
Sew Front and Back tog leaving large enough opening to slide pillow form in. Insert pillow form. Sew rem opening closed.
Sew 2 rows of Face Ruffles around face as shown in picture. Sew Ears, Arms and Legs into position as shown in picture. With small amount of black yarn, embroider nose. Sew black buttons to face as shown in picture for eyes.