Amigurumi Projects · Tutorials

Lion Lovey

Today I am sharing a photo of a lion security blanket I made last year for my little cousin Matthew’s 2nd birthday but never got around to posting.

I used Vanna’s Choice yarn to crochet this little guy. He is a combination of my own amigurumi Lion design (the head, ears, and mane) and Lion Brand’s Circles to Squares pattern available for free on Ravelry. I recommend this pattern if you are interested in designing your own security blanket and want some guidance to get you started. Here are the steps I took:

  1. Crochet the amigurumi head of your choice.
  2. Decrease until there are 12 stitches remaining at the bottom of the head.
  3. Increase in each of the 12 stitches (24 stitches).
  4. Double crochet 24 stitches.
  5. Continue to crochet beginning at R3 of the Circles to Squares Square 1 pattern. (This pattern is worked in rounds that are joined, but I disregarded this and worked in continuous spirals).
  6. Continue the square until it reaches the size you want for your security blanket.
  7. Finish off with a scalloped edge: *double crochet 5 stitches in one stitch, skip one stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, skip one stitch* Repeat all the way around the blanket.
  8. Use the same pattern you used for the head to crochet arms if you wish and sew these to the blanket portion just a few rows below the head.
  9. Stuff the head and stitch the 12 stitch opening closed to secure the stuffing.

Don’t forget to embroider the eyes rather than using safety eyes if you’re making a security blanket for a baby.

Happy crocheting!IMG_0035

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