Crochet Lion Applique pattern

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Free crochet Lion applique is part of our Safary Animal Blanket Pattern.

free crochet lion applique pattern

Each applique will be shared separately to be easier for you to get the pattern because this one is really long one.  We have 9  crochet appliques – Koala applique , Lion applique , Panda applique , Hippo , Rhino , Elephant , Parrot applique Sloth applique and Crocodile applique. As you know we have so much applique themed blanket and we really appreciate your positive feedback for all of them. If this is your first visit here I am sure you will like our Jungle friends appliques baby blanket / Undersea Sweetness appliques blanket or / Forest friends appliques blanket 

The Yarn :

For all my applique I always prefer thinner yarn. The crochet Appliques have so much details and this way it is easier to crochet and attach them. Of course you can use different weight yarn but my suggestion is category 3 weight yarn, DK ( double knit ).


free crochet lion applique pattern

CROCHET LION APPLIQUE PATTERN:

Pattern:

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Materials:

  • Yarn : Acrylic DK weight yarn -I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn-100gr/322yds/295m

In colors – Mustard, dark orange
and dark cream colors

  • Crochet hook size 3,5mm- US hook size E
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

NOTES:

When you finish all parts of appliques, lay them on flat surface and use pins to secure them on right place. It is very important to pin the appliques before sewing so you will know exactly how it will look when you sew it on your project. When you like the layout off your appliques you can sew it on your crochet project.

If you will use the appliques on granny square blanket, sew the appliques onto the squares then join the granny squares into blanket. It will be easier to do and the applique will be more accurately placed.

Final Measurements : height 7 inches-18cm/ width 6,5 inches- 16,5cm

Lion applique: 

HEAD:

 -with yellow color

Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3(12)

Rnd 2: ch 3(count as 1st dc ), dc in base of initial ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (24)
Rnd 3: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 2 hdc in next st, * hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st * rep 11 times, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of
initial ch 2. (36)

Rnd 4: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, * hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st *rep 11 times, join with
sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. FO. (42)

EARS: 

-with yellow color

First ear – Insert your hook in the 17th st of last row of head, pull a loop and ch 1, skip 1 st, make 6 dc in next st,
skip 1 st, sl.st in next st. FO.

Second ear- skip 7 sts from last st of 1st ear, and insert your hook in 8th st, pull a loop and ch 1, repeat the same
we did in 1st ear. FO.

MANE: 

-with dark orange

Rnd 1: ch 37, sl.st in 1st st to form a ring, ch 1, *hdc in next 2 chs, 2 hdc in next ch * rep from * to * till th end,
join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (48)

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* rep from * to * till the
end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st. (60)

Rnd 3: ch 1, hdc in base of initial ch 1, dc in next st, 2exdc in next st, hdc in next st, sl.st in next st, *hdc in next st,
dc in next st, 2 exdc in next st, hdc in next st, sl.st in next st * rep from * to * till the end, join with sl.st on top of 1st st.
(12 petals) FO.

MUZZLE:

 -with light cream color

Rnd 1: Ch 9, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 4 chs, 5 dc in last ch, continue on opposite side, dc in next 4 sts,
2 dc in last st, join with sl.st on top of 1 st st. (18)

Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in base of initial ch-2, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 5 sts,
dc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch-2. (28) FO.

LINE ON HEAD: 

– with light cream color

Row 1: Insert your hook in the 22nd st of last rnd and pull a loop, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts.

Row 2: ch 3, turn , dc in next st, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3.
Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in next st, hdc in 3rd ch of turning ch-3. FO.

NOSE: 

– with black color

Take a tapestry needle and black yarn. Insert your needle from back to front in 21st st, then insert it from front to back 1 st
bellow, . And make vertical lines next to each other repeating the same to form a triangle shape for nose.
Make it wider. Then make 1 horizontal line from one side to other of the nose to make straight edge on the
top. Now make a straight line downward.

BELLY:
-with light cream color
Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (12)
Rnd 2: ch 3(count as 1st dc ), dc in base of initial ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (24)
Rnd 3: ch 2(count as 1st hdc), 2 hdc in next st, * hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st * rep 11 times, join
with sl.st in 2nd ch of initial ch 2. (36) FO.

BODY: 

-with yellow color

Row 1: Ch 32, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 8 chs, *2 dc in first, dc in next * rep from * to * 1 more time, dc in next 3 chs, *2 dc in first ch, dc in next* rep from * to * 1 more time, dc in next 9 chs, ch 2, turn

Row 2: hdc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts* rep from * to * 1 more time, dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts* rep from * to * 1 more time, hdc in next 8 sts, skip the turning ch.

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in base of initial ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 8 sts, sc in 2nd ch of turning ch-2. FO.

FEET (make 2 pieces): 

-with yellow color

Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (12)

Rnd 2: ch 3(count as 1st dc ), dc in base of initial ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (24) FO.

Small circle of feet (make 2 pieces): 

-with light brown color

Rnd 1: Start with magic ring, secure with slip knot ch 2, make 11 dc into the ring, join with sl.st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3. (12) FO.

TAIL:
-with yellow color
Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem chs, switch to orange color, ch 4, 2 tr, 1 picot, 2 tr, ch 4, sl.st all in last st.

Joining all the parts together:

  •   Take the mane, head and muzzle. Sew head onto the mane, then sew muzzle onto the head. Muzzle must be placed that the line of muzzle is centered. Insert the eyes on both sides of line right above the muzzle.
  •   Take the belly, body and tail. Place the body onto the belly. The belly must be under the body and only half must be visible. Sew the tail under the body and belly on 1 side. I sawn mine on left side when RS of applique is facing you.
  •  Take the 4 parts of feet and place small light brown circle onto the big one. I saw mine on bottom part of big circle. Repeat the same for other foot. Now sew the feet on both sides of bottom of body. Sew it onto half of body.
  •  Now sew head onto body. You must sew it on half again and making sure that the upper part of body is visible.

ABBREVIATION:

sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
tr- triple crochet
sl.st- slip stitch
ch(s)- chain(s)
st(s)-stitch(es)
hdc- half double crochet
trng- turning chain
** – repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times
FO- fasten off
rep – repeat

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4 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I thank you for your unique designs and only have one question that I have not found the answer to,
    what does exdc in Round 3 of the Mane mean?

    Does it mean extra double crochet? My guess in case I do not get an answer but if wrong ugh it could make a mess lol.
    Thank you again!

    1. Hello, it means extended double crochet. There is only a loop difference. Extended double crochet- yarn over, insert your hook in the next stitch, pull a loop, you have 3 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the first loop on your hook, you must have 3 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the first 2 loops on your hook, you must have 2 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the 2 loops on your hook.
      I hope it will be helpful.

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