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#1 Sugarcoatedlies

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

[IMG]http://th02.deviantart.com/fs39/300W/f/2008/352/b/1/Amigurumi_Lion_by_Sugarcoatidli3z.jpg[/IMG]


I made this up as I went along, I thought I would share with other people. I wanted to make a lion, but none of the patterns available were cute enough for me :P

this pattern can be made in 2 ways, instuctions are at the bottom for assembly. you can also adapt it to make a bear or other animals!

You can use this pattern, but you can't sell it or claim it as your own! I made it up and I took the time to write it up, so please respect that! You may link to this, but don't copy and paste the whole thing to your own blog! You can make as many lions from this as you want to give away or keep. You can sell some of these if the proceeds will go to a charity, but not if they will go to yourself or a company.

Materials
~worsted weight or thinner yarn ( i used a yarn i had in my stash that was missing the label, it's soft and somewhat silky feeling, thinner than worsted, i remember the color was honey)

~2 balls of fun fur yarn (i used lion brand fun fur in copper)

~F or G hook (i used f because my yarn was kinda thin and i didn't want stuffing poking through)


note: this pattern is worked in spirals. do not join rounds. use a stitch marker to keep your place.


muzzle
with body color yarn, ch 2 (or do the magic ring)
round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (or in magic ring)
round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)
round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (18 sts)
round 4-6: 1 sc in each st around (18) bind off leaving a long tail to sew to face later

Head
face
with normal yarn
ch 2 (or do the magic ring)
round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (or in magic ring)
round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)
round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (18 sts)
round 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (24 sts)
round 5: *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (30 sts)
round 6: *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (36 sts)
round 7: *1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (42 sts)
mane
note: when working with fun fur, the fuzzyness tends to go to the "wrong side" you might have to turn it inside out, maybe that just happens to me, though, lol.
round 8: holding main yarn, add 2 strands of fun fur. hold all 3 strands together and make 1 sc in each stitch around. (42 sts)
rounds 9-15: hold all 3 strands together and make 1 sc in each stitch around (42 sts)
round 16: holding all 3 strands together *dec over next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 5 sts* 6 times (36 sts) sew muzzle and add eyes
round 17: holding all 3 strands together *dec over next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 4 sts* 6 times (30 sts)
round 18: holding all 3 strands together *dec over next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 3 sts* 6 times (24 sts) stuff head
round 19: holding all 3 strands together *dec over next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 2 sts* 6 times (18 sts)
round 20: holding all 3 strands together *dec over next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 1 sts* 6 times (12 sts)
round 21: holding all 3 strands together *dec over next 2 stitches,* 6 times (6 sts)
bind off.

ears (make 2)
ch 2 (or do the magic ring)
round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (or in magic ring)
round 2: 2 sc in each of the next 5 stitches. (10 sts) bind off leaving a long tail for sewing to head

body
with normal yarn
ch 2 (or do the magic ring)
round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (or in magic ring)
round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)
round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (18 sts)
round 4: *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (24 sts)
round 5: *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (30 sts)
round 6: *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (36 sts) stuff body
round 7-19 1 sc in each stitch around (36 sts)
round 20: *dec over next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 4 sts* 6 times (30 sts)
round 21-22: 1 sc in each stitch around (30 sts)
round 23: *dec over next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 3 sts* 6 times (24 sts) stuff body
bind off. leave a long tail for sewing

arm (make 2)
with normal yarn
ch 2 (or do the magic ring)
round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (or in magic ring)
round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)
round 3-4: 1 sc in each stitch around (12 sts)
round 5: *dec over next 2 sts, 1sc in next 2 sts* 3 times (9 sts) stuff.
round 6-15 1 sc in each stitch around (9 sts) stuff.
bind off leaving a long tail for sewing.

legs (make 2)
with normal yarn
ch 2 (or do the magic ring)
round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (or in magic ring)
round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around. (12 sts)
round 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st* 6 times (18 sts)
round 4: 1 sc in each stitch around (18 sts)
round 5: decrease over next 2 scs, 1 sc in next st, decrease over next 2 scs, 1 sc in each of the remaining 13 sts. (16 sts)
round 6: decrease over next 2 scs, decrease over next 2 scs, 1 sc in next 12 scs (14 scs)
round 7-14: 1 sc in each st around.

tail
with one strand of normal yarn and 2 strands of fun fur held together, ch 2 (or do the magic ring)
round 1: 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook (or in magic ring)
round 2- 9: sc in each st around (5 sts)
bind off leaving a long tail to sew


Assembly

This lion can be assembled 2 different ways and look cute.

Option 1: the sitting lion. This one sits like a person.
Make all the pieces indicated.
Sew body to head, with opening on the body up against the lion head like a person.
Sew arms on either side of the head like a person.
sew legs at the bottom front like in the picture
sew tail on it's butt

option 2: the "realistic lion"
instead of making arms, make 2 more legs.
make all the other parts.
For the body, continue decreasing till it is closed off.

follow this diagram

[IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/9qyz3t.jpg[/IMG]
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#2 wiz3283

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:40 PM

He is wonderful. Thank you for sharing him with us. :hug
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#3 Sugarcoatedlies

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:41 PM

Thanks!
I didn't have anyone test him yet, though so there might be some errors.
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:44 PM

Cute, thanks for sharing:clap
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:59 PM

he is cute! thank you for sharing!!
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:10 PM

So adorable!

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:25 PM

Very cute, thank you for sharing.

#8 Sugarcoatedlies

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

^_^

hopefully he will be of some use to someone!
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 07:43 PM

He's adorable! You did a wonderful job! TFS!
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:29 PM

He's so cute! Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:32 PM

He is so adorable!! I love his mane!

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:34 PM

Andrea, he is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing his instructions with us. He is the sweetest lion I've seen! Beth

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:41 PM

Cute!

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 02:37 AM

Andrea, he is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing his instructions with us. He is the sweetest lion I've seen! Beth

You're welcome! I hope the "rules" for the pattern aren't bad, this is one of my first patterns so I don't know how to go about things like sales permissions >.<
THanks for the compliment :)

He is so adorable!! I love his mane!

Thanks! I was wanting to use that fun fur for a while but didn't know what to use it on haha, I'm happy with how the mane came out as well

Cute!

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:42 AM

I tried this pattern and mine came out exactly like the picture. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:05 AM

yay! glad it was of use! could you post a pic? i love seeing stuff made from my patterns :)
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:58 PM

I was running out of yellow yarn so I made him have underwear. Doesn't he look tough? :cheer


http://i585.photobuc...saysthelion.jpg

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:24 PM

aww underwear! now i really have to see him, though the link didn't work >.<
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

aww yay! he's adorable! the underwear cracks me up :D
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need to type pattern for balaclava
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