Amigurumi Laurence the Lion Free Pattern

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Today we share one free amigurumi crochet pattern again for you. As you know we share new amigurumi free patterns every day. The main crochets are amigurumi gazelles, amigurumi bears, amigurumi pola, amigurumi pandas, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi giraffes, amigurumi llama, amigurumi pigs, amigurumi bunny, amigurumi clowns, amigurumi lambs, amigurumi bees, amigurumi unicorns, amigurumi dolls, amigurumi foxes, amigurumi penguins, amigurumi dinosaurs, amigurumi elephants, amigurumi hippos, amigurumi monkeys, amigurumi cats, amigurumi dogs and more …
Todays daily new amigurumi free crochet pattern is Amigurumi Laurence the Lion.
I want to give you some informations about this pattern ;

Supplies

  • 3.5mm (E) hook
  • 15mm safety eyes
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Fiber fill

Yarn (acrylic, weight 4) – 242 total yards

– Yellow – 181 yards (I used Red Heart Super Saver – Cornmeal)
– Cream – 31 yards (I used Red Heart Super Saver – Aran)
– Brown – 3 yards (I used Red Heart Super Saver – Coffee)
– Orange – 27 yards (I used Red Heart Super Saver – Carrot)

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • slst – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – complete two single crochets within the same stitch
  • dec – combine two stitches into one with an invisible decrease
  • BLO – crochet in the back loop only
  • *sc x* – repeat the instructions between asterisks(*) the indicated number of times. If the pattern doesn’t tell you how many times to repeat, then repeat the sequence until you reach the end of the round.

General Instructions

  • Work all stitches in both loops unless the pattern instructs otherwise.
  • This pattern is worked in one continuous spiral. Do not join rounds unless the pattern indicates otherwise (in other words, do not slip stitch and chain to start a new round).
  • Use a stitch marker to keep track of where one round ends and the next begins. I prefer to place my stitch marker in the last stitch of the round.

Recommended Sequence
Here are the steps to create your lion, in order:

  1. Crochet the Nose
  2. Crochet the Ears
  3. Crochet the Snout & Head
  4. Crochet the Body
  5. Crochet the Belly
  6. Crochet the Arms
  7. Crochet the Legs
  8. Crochet the Tail
  9. Attach the Head to the Body
  10. Attach the Legs to the Body
  11. Attach the Arms to the Body
  12. Attach the Tail to the Body
  13. Attach the Belly to the Body
  14. Crochet or Attach the Mane

Crochet Video Tutorials


Assembly Tutorials

  • How to attach the head to the body
  • How to attach the legs to the body
  • How to attach the arms to the body
  • How to attach the tail to the body

Size up hook on slip stitch BLO rounds
There are several rounds in this pattern that will instruct you to slip stitch around in the back loop only. Often in a later step, you’ll be crocheting into the exposed front loops created by slip stitching into the back loop.Slip stitches often turn out tighter than regular single crochets and that can make them difficult to work into later on, so you may want to consider sizing up to a 4.0mm (G) hook for all slip-stitched BLO rounds (this does not apply to BLO rounds done in single crochet).


Jogless BLO rounds & color changes
Be sure to check out my tutorial on how to create jogless BLO rounds. I also use this technique when changing colors before or after a BLO round.The video explains how to “loop-under” and chain 1 before starting the round. If changing colors, simply complete the chain with the new color, and tighten the strands of both colors down before proceeding.


Snout & Head: Round 8 – Additional Stitches

At the end of round 8, continue to single crochet until your most recent stitch is perpendicular with the chain 5 start, as pictured. This ensures your color join will be on the bottom of the head.These additional stitches are not included in the stitch count for round 8 nor for round 9. Move your stitch marker to the last stitch you made and continue on with round 9 as normal.


Snout & Head: Round 9 – Marking Stitches for Attaching the Nose

At the end of round 9, you are going to mark 2 stitches in the round you just completed to show where to attach the Nose as you crochet round 10. One marker will show you where to start attaching the nose, and one will show you where to stop.On the opposite side of your color join, center your stitch markers above the Chain 5 Start with 8 stitches in between, as shown in the photo.


Snout & Head: Round 10 – Crochet Nose to SnoutSorry, the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 101102)Crochet round 10 as normal until you hit the first stitch marker.Attach the nose to the snout while crocheting until you’ve worked the second marked stitch. Complete the rest of the round as normal.Before proceeding with round 11, attach the tip of the nose to the snout with a strand of brown yarn and a yarn needle.


Snout & Head: Round 14 – Marking Stitches for the Eyes

Stitch Markers for Eyes | Laurence the Lion Amigurumi Tutorial

Between rounds 13 and 14, you are going to insert 2 markers. Center them above the nose with 18 stitches in between (counted on row 13), as shown in the photo.You will leave the stitch markers in place as you crochet rounds 15 – 29, so I recommend using strands of yarn to mark these stitches, ensuring they’re easy to crochet around. Use a yarn needle to insert each strand to mark your stitches.


Snout & Head: Round 20 – Marking Stitches for the Ears

Stitch Markers for Ears | Laurence the Lion Amigurumi Tutorial

At the end of round 20, you are going to mark 4 stitches in the round you just completed to show where you should attach the ears in round 21.Start by placing 2 stitch markers centered above the nose, with 12 stitches in between. Then place 2 additional stitch markers, with 4 stitches between the outer and inner stitch markers, as shown in the picture.


Snout & Head: Round 21 – Crochet Ears to Head
Sorry, the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 101102)Crochet round 21 as normal until you hit the first stitch marker.Attach an ear to the head while crocheting until you’ve worked the second marked stitch. Complete the next 12 stitches as normal until you hit the next stitch marker.Attach the other ear to the head as you crochet until you’ve worked the last marked stitch. Complete the round as normal.


How to Indent the Eyes
Note: This video shows a unicorn, but the technique is the same for all of my patterns.Cut a strand of yarn approximately 18″ long. Tie a large, secure knot in one end and thread the other end through your yarn needle.Insert your needle through the back opening of the head and sew between the two spots where you’ll be placing your safety eyes (marked with strands of yarn).Pull your strand of yarn taut, which will create indents. Fasten off with a knot and hide your yarn tail inside the head.


How to Crochet the Tail Tuft
With orange yarn, create a slip knot on your hook. slst into the first stitch, chain 6, then slst into the same stitch.Repeat this process in the 2 remaining stitches across: slst into the next stitch, chain 6, then slst into the same stitch.Fasten off and hide the yarn tails inside the work with a yarn needle.


Choose Your Mane Style
When you’ve completed crocheting and assembling your lion, the last step is to add the mane! Choose your preferred style above and click to view a video tutorial.
NOTE: If you’ve chosen the Loopy / Chained or Scallop styles, I recommend the following alterations for the Snout & Head:(The main differences are: NOT switching to orange yarn for the back of the head; Switching the slst round to BLO; Only doing one round of BLO)…
15 – 19. sc in each st around [60]
20. BLO: sc in each st around [60]
You are now going to mark 4 stitches in round 20 (the round you just completed) to show where you should attach the ears in round 21.See “Snout & Head: Round 20 – Marking Stitches for the Ears” in the Notes section for details and a video tutorial.
21. sc in each st around, attaching the ears where marked [60]
22 – 24. sc in each st around [60]
25. BLO: sc 4, dec, *sc 8, dec* 5 times, sc 4 [54]
26. *sc 7, dec* [48]…Follow all rounds before and after these alterations as the pattern is written.

Nose

With brown yarn:
01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
02. *sc, inc* [9]
03. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 2 times, sc [12]
04. *sc 3, inc* [15]
05. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 4 times, sc [20]
Switch to yellow yarn:
06 – 10. sc in each st around [20]
Now sc 5 additional stitches. This ensures your color join will be on the back of the nose. Don’t worry about how this affects the stitch count for the round – it doesn’t matter at this point because you’re finishing off the piece.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of about 12”. Fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed, then hide the tail inside the work using a yarn needle.

Ears (make 2)

With yellow yarn:
01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
02. inc in each st around [12]
03. *sc, inc* [18]
04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
05. *sc 3, inc* [30]
06. sc in each st around [30]
07. *sc 3, dec* [24]
08. sc, dec, *sc 2, dec* 5 times, sc [18]
09. *sc, dec* [12]
Fasten off, leaving a tail of about 12”. Fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed, then hide the tail inside the work using a yarn needle.

Snout & Head

With cream yarn:
01. Chain 5 Start: ch5, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch.
Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch [14]
02. inc, sc 4, *inc* 3 times, sc 4, *inc* 2 times [20]
03. inc, sc 6, *inc* 2 times, sc, inc, sc 6, *inc* 2 times, sc [26]
04. inc, sc 8, *inc, sc* 2 times, inc, sc 8, *inc, sc* 2 times [32]
05. sc 14, *inc* 2 times, sc 14, *inc* 2 times [36]
06 – 08. sc in each st around [36]
Now sc until your most recent stitch is centered perpendicular to your Chain 5 Start. See “Snout & Head: Round 8 – Additional Stitches” in the Notes section for more details.
Switch to yellow yarn:
09. BLO: slst in each st around [36]
Once you’ve completed round 9, add 2 stitch markers to the round you just completed. Place them on the opposite side of the color join, centered above the Chain 5 Start with 8 stitches in between. See “Snout & Head: Round 9 – Marking Stitches for Attaching the Nose” in the Notes section for more details.
Attach the Nose as you crochet round 10. See “Snout & Head: Round 10 – Crochet Nose to Snout” in the Notes section for details and a video tutorial.
10. BLO: sc in each st around, attaching the nose where marked [36]
Before proceeding with round 11, attach the tip of the nose to Chain 5 Start of the snout with a strand of brown yarn and a yarn needle.
11. *sc 5, inc* [42]
12. sc 3, inc, *sc 6, inc* 5 times, sc 3 [48]
13. *sc 7, inc* [54]
14. sc 4, inc, *sc 8, inc* 5 times, sc 4 [60]
Between rounds 13 and 14 (the last two rounds you completed), you are going to insert 2 markers. Center them above the nose with 18 stitches in between. See “Snout & Head: Round 14 – Marking Stitches for the Eyes” in the Notes section for more details.
15 – 19. sc in each st around [60]
Switch to orange yarn:20. BLO: slst in each st around [60]
You are now going to mark 4 stitches in round 20 (the round you just completed) to show where you should attach the ears in round 21. See “Snout & Head: Round 20 – Marking Stitches for the Ears” in the Notes section for details and a video tutorial.
21. BLO: sc in each st around, attaching the ears where marked [60]
22 – 24. BLO: sc in each st around [60]
25. BLO: sc 4, dec, *sc 8, dec* 5 times, sc 4 [54]
26. *sc 7, dec* [48]
27. sc 3, dec, *sc 6, dec* 5 times, sc 3 [42]
28. *sc 5, dec* [36]
29. sc 2, dec, *sc 4, dec* 5 times, sc 2 [30]
Stuff head ¾ full and create indents for the eyes. See “How to Indent the Eyes” in the Notes section of the pattern for more details and a video tutorial. Insert your safety eyes and secure the backings.
30. *sc 3, dec* [24]
31. sc, dec, *sc 2, dec* 5 times, sc [18]
32. *sc, dec* [12]
Finish stuffing.
33. *dec* [6]
Cut working yarn and close with an ultimate finish.

Body

With yellow yarn:
01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
02. inc in each st around [12]
03. *sc, inc* [18]
04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
05. *sc 3, inc* [30]
06. sc 2, inc, *sc 4, inc* 5 times, sc 2 [36]
07. *sc 5, inc* [42]
08. sc 3, inc, *sc 6, inc* 5 times, sc 3 [48]
09. *sc 7, inc* [54]
10. sc 4, inc, *sc 8, inc* 5 times, sc 4 [60]
11 – 17. sc in each st around [60]
18. sc 4, dec, *sc 8, dec* 5 times, sc 4 [54]
19. sc in each st around [54]
20. *sc 7, dec* [48]
21. sc in each st around [48]
22. sc 3, dec, *sc 6, dec* 5 times, sc 3 [42]
23 – 24. sc in each st around [42]
25. *sc 5, dec* [36]
26 – 27. sc in each st around [36]
28. sc 2, dec, *sc 4, dec* 5 times, sc 2 [30]
29 – 30. sc in each st around [30]
31. *sc 3, dec* [24]
Fasten off and create an invisible finish. Leave an 24″ tail for sewing. Stuff firmly with fiber fill.

Belly

With cream yarn:
01. Chain 5 start: ch5, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, 5sc in the last ch.
Continue on the other side of the chain base, sc 2, 3sc in the last ch [14]
02. inc, sc 4, *inc* 3 times, sc 4, *inc* 2 times [20]
03. inc, sc 6, *inc* 2 times, sc, inc, sc 6, *inc* 2 times, sc [26]
04. inc, sc 8, *inc, sc* 2 times, inc, sc 8, *inc, sc* 2 times [32]
05. inc, sc 10, inc, sc 2, inc, sc, inc, sc 10, inc, sc 2, inc, sc [38]
06. inc, sc 12, *inc, sc 2* 2 times, inc, sc 12, *inc, sc 2* 2 times [44]
07. inc, sc 14, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 14, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 2 [50]
Fasten off and create an invisible finish. Leave a 24″ tail for sewing.
Optional: Rather than sewing the belly on with the yarn tail, I chose to weave the tail into the back of the work and trim it short, then sew the belly on to the body with matching thread and a sewing needle. Either way works!

Arms (make 2)

Tip: Follow my Perfect Arm Base tutorial for seamless color transitions.
With cream yarn:
01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
02. inc in each st around [12]
03. *sc, inc* [18]
Switch to yellow yarn:
04. BLO: slst in each st around [18]
05. BLO: sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
06. BLO: sc in each st around [24]
07 – 09. sc in each st around [24]
10. sc 11, dec, sc 11 [23]
11. sc in each st around [23]
12. sc 21, dec [22]
13. sc in each st around [22]
14. sc 10, dec, sc 10 [21]
15. sc in each st around [21]
16. sc 19, dec [20]
17. sc in each st around [20]
18. sc 9, dec, sc 9 [19]
19. sc in each st around [19]
20. sc 17, dec [18]
21. sc in each st around [18]
22. sc 8, dec, sc 8 [17]
23. sc in each st around [17]
24. sc 15, dec [16]
25 – 26. sc in each st around [16]
27. *sc 2, dec* [12]
Fasten off and leave a 24″ tail for sewing. Stuff with fiber fill, then fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed.

Legs (make 2)

Tip:Follow my Perfect Leg Base tutorial for seamless color transitions.
With cream yarn:
01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
02. inc in each st around [12]
03. *sc, inc* [18]
04. sc, inc, *sc 2, inc* 5 times, sc [24]
Switch to yellow yarn:
05. BLO: slst in each st around [24]
06. BLO: *sc 3, inc* [30]
07. BLO: sc in each st around [30]
08 – 10. sc in each st around [30]
11. sc 14, dec, sc 14 [29]
12. sc 27, dec [28]
13. sc 13, dec, sc 13 [27]
14. sc 25, dec [26]
15. sc 12, dec, sc 12 [25]
16. sc 23, dec [24]
17. sc 11, dec, sc 11 [23]
18. sc 21, dec [22]
19. sc 10, dec, sc 10 [21]
20. sc 19, dec [20]
21. sc 9, dec, sc 9 [19]
22. sc 17, dec [18]
23. *sc 7, dec* [16]
24. *sc 2, dec* [12]
Fasten off and leave a 24″ tail for sewing. Stuff with fiber fill, then fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed.

Tail

With yellow yarn:
01. start 6 sc into a magic ring [6]
02 – 08. sc around [6]
Fasten off and leave a 18″ for sewing. Fold the top opening in half and slip stitch closed. Thread the yarn tail into the work and out the magic ring with a yarn needle (use it to sew the tail to the body at a later step).
You are now going to add a tuft of fur to the slip-stitched end of the tail. With orange yarn, create a sip knot on your hook.
01. *slst, ch 6, slst into the same st*
See “How to Crochet the Tail Tuft” in the Notes section for more details and a video tutorial.

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