Saturday 13 April 2013

Boris The Tiny Lion - Free Amigurumi Pattern

I've posted about this pattern before, it was part of a pattern exchange here, but I thought I'd put the pattern here on my blog so it's easy to find.

Boris The Tiny Lion 
Amigurumi Pattern

ch = chain
st = stitch or stitches
sc = single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)
dc = double crochet (US), treble crochet (UK)
hdc = half double crochet (US), half treble crochet (UK)
BLO = back loop only
FLO = front loop only
tog = together
sc2tog = decrease by working two sc together
FO = fasten off

General instructions:
Work in rounds unless otherwise stated and do not join rounds unless told to. Use a stitch marker to mark the start of a round - a small piece of different coloured yarn placed under the stitch at the start of the round will do. To start a round, you can use the magic ring method, but I prefer (ch2, work 6 sc into 1st ch). If you work the 6 sc over the tail of yarn as well you can use that to pull the hole tight.

Work through both loops of stitches unless otherwise indicated.

You will need:
Small amount of yellow/gold yarn.
Small amount of brown yarn.
Small amount of black yarn.
Small amount of stuffing.
3.5mm (E) hook.

Special stitch instructions:
5 dc pop: popcorn stitch for legs. Work 5 dc into 1 st, take hook out leaving loop, put hook through 1st dc & pull loop through.

3 dc bob: bobble stitch for mane. YOH, insert hook into next stitch, YOH and pull through stitch, YOH, pull through 2 loops, *YOH, insert hook into same stitch, YOH and pull through stitch, YOH, pull through 2 loops, repeat from*, YOH, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Start using yellow/gold yarn.
Round 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc into 1st ch - 6 st.
Round 2: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times – 9 st.

Round 3: Sc in each st around - 9 st.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] 3 times – 12 st.
Round 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times – 18 st.
Round 6: Sc in each st around - 18 st.
Change to brown yarn.
Round 7: [Sc in next st, 3 dc bob in next st] 9 times – 18 st.
(Push the bobbles outwards after each round.)
Round 8: Sc in next st, [sc in next st, 3 dc bob in next st] 8 times, sc in next st – 18 st. (Optional: to make ears do the 2nd and 5th bobbles in the yellow/gold yarn).
Round 9: [Sc in next st, 3 dc bob in next st] 9 times – 18 st.
Change to yellow/gold yarn.
Round 10: [2 sc in next st] 2 times, sc in next 12 st, [2 sc in next st] 4 times – 24 st.
Round 11: 5 dc pop in next st, sc in next 19 st, 5 dc pop in next st, sc in next 3 st – 24 st.
Round 12: Sc2tog, sc in next 18 st, [sc2tog] 2 times – 21 st.
Round 13 - 15: (3 rounds) Sc in each st around - 21 st.

Stuff as far as you can and embroider face with black yarn. Use French knots to make eyes.

Round 16: Sc in next st, 5 dc pop in next st, sc in next 16 st, 5 dc pop in next st, sc in next 2 st – 21 st.
Round 17: Sc in each st around - 21 st.
Round 18: [Sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] 3 times – 18 st.
Round 19: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times – 12 st.
Round 20: [Sc2tog] 6 times – 6 st.
FO, leaving length of yarn. Finish stuffing and sew up hole at end.

Ch 5, turn, miss ch next to hook, ss in next 4 ch.
FO and sew to bottom. Sew or knot a little bit of brown yarn to the end to make a tuft.


Sheltie Times said...

Thank you so much. I'm making the free jungle mat from Joann's and looking for some additional animals to add. This guy is perfect. I am thrilled to have another animal to complete.

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you, glad I could help! I have an elephant pattern that you might be able to use (see the list of free patterns on the right) and I'm intending to post a mini monkey pattern very soon.

HLBurke said...

What a clever little fellow!

I adore him!

Anonymous said...

How kind

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!

May said...

Any chance you can give a short explanation on how to do the face? :D

LucyRavenscar said...

I'll give it a try! Take your black yarn through the hole at the centre of the 1st round and sew a 'Y' shape over the 1st round - do two lines at the top part of the 'Y' and one at the bottom. That makes the nose and the line downwards. Then sew a line at either side of the bottom of the down line for the mouth. To make the eyes, take the yarn out between rounds 4 and 5, in a line between the nose and the ears. Make a small French knot (I'm sure there are instructions on how to make these online, but basically you wrap the yarn round the needle a couple of times, then take your needle into the face right next to where the yarn came out.) - if you're not confident doing this, just sew a small horizontal line for the eye, or use a small safety eye.

I hope this helps!

Kerstin said...

did your awesome pattern. Thanks for it!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks! I love your idea to use it to represent the Lannisters in Game of Thrones.

Craftyclairy said...

Stunning, as ever. I've been meaning to make him for a little, and suddenly decided to start him in time for medical tests tomorrow

LucyRavenscar said...

Good luck! Both with making him, and with the tests.