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Lion Comfort Toy Free Crochet Pattern

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Lion Comfort Toy
designed by Kim Guzman © Nov. 2015
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished size

13″ across at widest points

Materials

  • DMC “Top This!” (approx. 98 yds) (The yarn is about a bulky weight and includes the animal head.)
  • Suggested crochet hook: 7mm
  • Needle (for weaving ends)

Gauge

About 5.5″ across after round 3.

About 8″ across after round 5.

Special Stitches

Small Shell (SmSh): [Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in indicated sp.

Large Shell (LgSh): [Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in indicated sp.

*This should actually be written as [(dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc] in indicated sp. I get too many emails when I include too much in the way of abbreviations so I’ve written it out completely for both of these shells.

Notes

The yarn here is a continuous strand of only 98 yards of different colors and textures to match the included animal head. I would have loved to make a lovey size project, but, with less than 100 yards, I was limited. You can make larger projects by including a different yarn in the same project, but I wanted to see what I could do with only one ball of Top This.

This project isn’t intended for babies. It’s more of a comfort toy for toddlers.

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Instructions

Round 1: Ch 4, [dc, ch 1] 7 times in fourth ch from hook, sl st to third ch of beg ch-4: 8 ch-1 sps.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc plus ch 2 here and throughout), dc in same st as joining, [dc, ch 2, dc] in each dc around, sl st to third ch of beg ch-5: 8 ch-2 sps.

Round 3: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch-1 here and throughout), [dc, ch 1, dc] in same ch-2 sp (counts as first SmSh, ch 1, *SmSh in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * around, sl st to third ch of beg ch-4: 8 SmSh.

Round 4: Ch 4, dc in same st as joining, [dc, ch 1, dc] in each dc around, sl st to third ch of beg ch 4: 24 ch-1 sps.

Round 5: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch-3: 72 dc.

Round 6: Sl st across to ch-1 sp, ch 4, [dc, ch 1, dc] in same ch-1 sp (counts as first SmSh), SmSh in each ch-1 sp around, sl st to third ch of beg ch-4: 24 SmSh.

Round 7: Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, *2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * around, sl st to top of beg ch-3: 24 ch-1 sps.

Round 8: Sl st across to ch-1 sp, ch 4, [dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc] in same ch-1 sp (counts as first LgSh), LgSh in each ch-1 sp around, sl st to third ch of beg ch-4: 24 LgSh. Fasten off.

Finishing

With yarn needle, weave in all ends securely. Attach head to center of project with the provided satin ribbon.

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