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Crochet Lion Amigurumi Pattern

Here’s a cute and free crochet lion amigurumi pattern that I’d like to share with you guys. It’s one of my more larger sized amigurumi, which I always find fun to make because they’re the “pawfect” size for squeezing and cuddling. Not too big, which makes crocheting seem a bit overwhelming, and also not too small, in which case it’s a bit difficult to give a good hug.

Crochet Lion Amigurumi Pattern - Free

This is a crochet lion amigurumi pattern that was in part inspired by the character Kon from the anime Bleach. I’ve actually made many different versions, including a chibi/small size, and even a GIANT sized version! This free pattern is the MEDIUM SIZE version.

Here is my chibi version of Kon amigurumi along with Happy!

Kon Amigurumi Happy

And this is my Giant Version! If you’d like to crochet this huge version, you can find the pattern here.

Giant Lion Amigurumi Kon

For the MEDIUM SIZE Crochet Lion, the doll sits at about 14 inches high. And, if you measure from mane to toe, my finished amigurumi lion was approximately 18 inches in length. His features include a spiky mane, a cute snout, long limbs with claws, and also a button for its belly. He’s created in a nice golden color to evoke the tawny color of lions.

Lion Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

Lion Crochet Pattern Amigurumi

Kon Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

Hope you guys have fun creating your Crochet Lion and if you do, be sure to share your projects with me and tag me on Instagram and Facebook. I’d love to see!

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Crochet Lion Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet Lion Amigurumi Pattern

CROCHET HOOK: 5.0mm hook

YARN:
Red Heart Super Saver – worsted weight, acrylic
– Saffron or Gold
– Coffee
– Aran

NOTIONS:
Polyster Fiberfill
– Yarn Needle
– Stitch Marker
– Scissors
– Black and Pink Felt
25mm White Button, 4 hole (optional)
Fabri-tac Glue

ABBREVIATIONS: (American English crochet)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch

APPROXIMATE SIZE of Crochet Lion:
14 in/35cm tall sitting; 18 in/46cm length from mane to feet

HEAD
With gold yarn
Round 1:         6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 6:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 7:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 42 sc.
Round 8:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] around – 48 sc.
Round 9:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st] around – 54 sc.
Round 10:      [2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st] around – 60 sc.
Round 11-15:    Sc in each st around.
Round 16:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 54 sc.
Round 17:         [Sc2tog, sc in next 7 st] around – 48 sc.
Round 18:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 6 st] around – 42 sc.
Round 19:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 20:       [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 21:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 22:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 23:        [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Fasten off. Stuff head.

MOUTH
With aran yarn
Round 1:         6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:         2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:         2 hdc in next 2 st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

SNOUT
With aran yarn
Round 1:         6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 15 sc.
Round 4-5:    Sc in each st around.
Fasten off. You have just created Part A. Repeat Rounds 1-5 once more to create Part B. Do not fasten off. Join Part A to Part B by joining across 5 sts with sc (or you can just sew together across 5 sts). Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff snout.

Lion Snout - Join with sc across

MANE SPIKE (make 7)
With brown yarn
Round 1:        4 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 10 sc.
Round 4:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 12 sc.
Round 5:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 14 sc.
Round 6:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] around – 16 sc.
Round 7:        Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Repeat to make 7 Mane Spikes in total. Connect each mane part to another mane part by joining with sc across 2 sts. Continue to do so until you have connected all 7 parts together. This is now the completed mane. Do not stuff.

Lion Mane Assembly

EAR (make 2)
Same as Mane above (Rounds 1-7), but in the color gold instead. Do not stuff.

CROCHET LION MANE ASSEMBLY


1. Sew Mouth on first and then Snout onto Head. When looking at the Head, you’ll notice the lines of the decreases separates the head into 6 different sections.  Use those points as reference when sewing on parts and see photos above for Placement.
2. Cut 2 circles from black felt for eyes. Cut a small triangle for the nose. Cut a tongue piece from pink felt.
Glue with Fabri-tac onto Head (or you can sew on). See photos for placement.
3. Sew ears to Head. Cut 2 triangles for the inner ears. Glue onto Ears.
4. Sew complete Mane Piece to Head.

Lion Amigurumi Head Free Crochet Pattern

BODY
With gold yarn
Round 1:         6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:         2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 6:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 7:         [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around – 42 sc.
Round 8:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st] around – 48 sc.
Round 9:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 7 st] around – 54 sc.
Round 10-15:    Sc in each st around.
Round 16:          [Sc2tog, sc in next 7 st] around – 48 sc.
Round 17-22:    Sc in each st around.
Round 23:         [Sc2tog, sc in next 6 st] around – 42 sc.
Round 24:         Sc in each st around.
Round 25:         [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 36 sc.
Round 26:         Sc in each st around.
Round 27:         [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 30 sc.
Round 28-30:    Sc in each st around.
Round 31:         [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] around – 24 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff Body.

TAIL
With gold yarn
Round 1:          6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2-25:   Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Do not stuff.

TAIL END
With brown yarn
[Ch 7, sl st in previous ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch] 6 times. Sl st into very first ch made. Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
It’ll look like a six point star. Fold in half. Lay the points atop each other so that you have 3 points. Sew into place. Sew onto TAIL.

ARM (make 2)
Round 1:        With aran yarn, 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around- 28 sc.
Round 6:        With gold yarn, (In back loop only),  sc in each st around.
Round 7:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 8:        Sc in each st around.
Round 9:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 20 sc.
Round 10-14:    Sc in each st around.
Round 15:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 16-19:    Sc in each st around.
Round 20:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 7 st] around – 16 sc.
Round 21-22:    Sc in each st around.
Round 23:        Sc2tog, sc in next 14 st – 15 sc.
Round 24-26:    Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff Arms.

LEG (make 2)
Round 1:        With aran yarn, 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5:        [2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 st] around- 28 sc.
Round 6:        With gold yarn, (in back loop only) sc in each st around.
Round 7:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 8-12:    Sc in each st around.
Round 13:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] around – 20 sc.
Round 14-18:    Sc in each st around.
Round 19:        [Sc2tog, sc in next 8 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 20-26:    Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Stuff Legs.

CLAW (make 12)
With aran yarn
Round 1:        4 sc into magic ring.
Round 2:        2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3:        Sc in each st around .
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Do not stuff.

ASSEMBLY
1. Sew Head to Body.
2. Sew Legs to Body.
3. Sew Arms to Body.
4. Sew Tail to Body.
5. Sew 3 claws to each Limb.
6. Sew 25 mm white button onto belly (DO NOT use button if for young kids or babies as it is a choking hazard).
7. Cut and hide all ends.

HOORAY, you’re finished!! Don’t forget to show me your Crochet Lion!

Kon Crochet Lion Amigurumi - Free Pattern

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Judy Sutton
    February 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I LOVE your patterns!!! You have such a wonderful imagination and sharing your little creations with us is such a kind and generous thing to do!!

    • Reply
      Ami Amour
      February 14, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks, Judy! Happy Valentine’s day and I’m so glad you like! <3

  • Reply
    Eira
    March 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

    That is a super cute lion!

    I was thinking of making one or two, but I’d like to sell them, how do you feel about other people selling the items made from your patterns? would it be ok for you? I ask because I know there is people who are for and people who are against and I would like to respect you creators.

    Thank you for this beautiful patterns 🙂

    • Reply
      Ami Amour
      March 11, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Hi Eira, you are free to do as you wish with all the creations you make yourself. Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

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