Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Lion Puppet (Crochet)
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Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Lion Puppet (Crochet)

Use Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ yarn to crochet this adorable lion puppet. Make the entire cast of characters and put on puppet shows with the kids!

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loops and Threads™ Impeccable™ (Solids 4.5 oz. / 128 ga.) Yarn – Topaz (Contrast A; 1 Ball) and Chocolate (Contrast B; 1 Ball)
  • Yarn – Green
  • Crochet Hook, Size U.S. H or 8 (5mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
 

Project Instructions

Measurement: Approx. 7½" (19cm) tall

Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows = 4" (10cm) with U.S. H or 8 (5mm) hook.

Abbreviations

Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Inc = Increase 1 stitch into next stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
Rem = Remaining
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side

Front

Head: With A, ch 2.

1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. 8 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.

4th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.

5th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.

6th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 36 sc.

7th rnd: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep
from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 42 sc.

8th rnd: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 48 sc.

9th rnd: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 dc in next sc. 5 tr in next sc. Place marker on center tr. 1 dc in next sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Rep from * once more. (2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 6 sc) twice. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Mane: 1st rnd: Join B with sl st to first rem front loop of 6th rnd. *yf. Wrap yarn around thumb. yb. Sl st in next st – Loop made. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first st. Ch 1.

2nd rnd: Sl st in first front loop of 7th rnd. Work loop in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. Ch 1.

3rd rnd: As 2nd rnd, working in rem loops of 8th rnd. Fasten off.

Arms:
1st row: (RS). With A, ch 5. 1 hdc in marked tr of 9th rnd of Front and each of next 2 tr. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 5 sc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 3 tr. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 7. 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each of next 4 ch. 1 hdc in each of next 15 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 6 ch. Turn. 27 hdc.

3rd row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Fasten off.

With WS facing, miss first 5 hdc. Join A with sl st to next hdc.

1st row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in each of next 17 hdc. Turn. Leave rem sts
unworked.

2nd row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. Rep last row 9 times more. Fasten off. With B, embroider Nose, using satin stitch. With green yarn, embroider eyes, using satin stitch. Embroider mouth, using straight st.

Back

Work as given for Front, omitting all references to Mane and embroidery.

Finishing

Join Front and Back: With WS facing each other, place Front and Back tog. Join A with sl st to bottom right corner. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 row of sc across Body and Head to opposite bottom corner. Fasten off.

Ears (make 2).

With A, ch 3.

1st row: (RS). 5 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Turn.

2nd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first hdc. (1 sc in next hdc. 2 sc in next hdc) twice. Turn.

3rd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc) twice. Fasten off. Sew Ears to Head between 1st and 2ndrnds of Loops.