LION
It is 10" high
Picture here

Materials:
1. Worsted weight yarn - 1 (4 oz.) skein of gold, 1 oz. dark gold
2. Crochet hook size G
3. Embroidery floss or yarn for features: red
4. Scraps of felt: gold, black or brown
5. Black "shank" type buttons for eyes
6. Polyester stuffing
7. Craft glue

GAUGE: 4 sc = 1''

Body:
With gold, beg at bottom, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc)6 times - 18 sc.
Rnd 4: (Sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 6 times - 24 sc.
Rnd 5; (Sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times - 32 sc.
Rnd 6: (Sc in each of 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 8 times - 40 sc.
Rnd 7: (2 sc in next sc, sc in each of 4 sc) 8 times - 48 sc.
Rnds 8-22: Work even for 15 rnds.
Rnd 23: (Work 2 sc tog, sc in each of 6 sc) 6 times - 42 sc.
Rnds 24-29: Work even for 6 rnds.
Rnd 3O: (Sc in each of 5 sc, work 2 sc. tog) 6 times - 36 sc.
Rnds 31 and 32: Work even.
Rnd 33: Work 2 sc tog, sc in each of 4 sc) 6 times - 30 sc.
Rnds 34 and 35: Work even.
Rnd 36: (Sc in each of 3 sc, work 2 sc, tog) 6 times - 24 sc.
Rnds 37 and 38: Work even. End off.
Stuff body firmly; do not sew up hole.

Head:
With gold, beginning at back, work as for body through rnd 6 - 40 sc.
Work 8 rnds even.
Rnd 15: (Work 2 sc tog) 6 times, sc in each remaining sc - 34 sc. Work 3 rnds even.
Rnd 19: (Work 2 sc tog) 4 times, sc in each remaining sc - 30 sc.
Rnd 20: Sc in 5 sc, (work 2 sc tog, sc in 3 sc) 5 times - 25 sc. Work 1 rnd even.
Rnd 22: (Sc in 3 sc, work 2 sc tog) 5 times - 20 sc.
Rnd 23: (Work 2 sc tog) 10 times - 10 sc. Work 1 rnd even. End off. Stuff; sew up hole.

Ear:
Make two. With gold, ch 2.
Row 1: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc - 8 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3; Sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: (Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 4 times. End off. Sew to head. Sew head to body.


Tail:

With gold, ch 10. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Ch 1 , sc in each ch around. Work 2 rnds even on 10 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 3 rnds even on 9 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 1O rnds even on 8 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 10 rnds even on 7 sc. Dec 1 sc on next rnd. Work 1 5 rnds even on 6 sc. End off. Sew some dark gold strands into end of tail. Do not stuff tail; sew to lower back of body.

Foreleg:
Make two. With gold, ch 12. Sl st in first ch to form ring. Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Work 6 rnds even on 12 sc. End off. Make 2 paw pieces for each foreleg, same as body through rnd 3. Sew paw pieces together with stuffing inside. Push paw into leg opening a bit; sew in place. Stuff leg to 1/2'' of top. Sew top flat; sew to side of body. Catch inside of legs to body to hold in place.

Back Leg:
Make two. With gold, ch 14. Sl st in first ch to to form ring. Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Work 8 rnds even on 14 sc. Make 2 paw pieces for each leg, working as for front paws, then work 1 rnd even. Finish as for forelegs.

Finishing:
Cut 5" pieces of dark gold for mane. Knot pieces singly all over head, except face. Cut gold felt circles a bit larger than eye buttons. Cut a slit in center, slip shank of button through. Using a long needle and heavy thread, sew one eye to head, come out where the other eye should be. String on eye; bring needle through to back of head; knot under mane. Embroider mouth with red floss. Cut triangle of black or brown felt 1'' wide for nose; glue on.








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