Doodle Zoo 9: Rory the Lion by Heather C Gibbs (KCACO.UK)

Doodle Zoo 9: Rory the Lion

November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
4.0 mm (G)
90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m)
Finished lion measures (from bottom to top of mane) = 4 inches / 10.5 cm
both US and UK
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Doodle Zoo character number 9; Rory or (Leonie) the Lion is a great little stash buster! All the Doodle Zoo animals are designed to work up in less than an hour and because they are just the right hand size they become very steal-able so be prepared to make a few! Rory would make a cute additional gift for family and friends or an quick addition to a craft stall.

This is an easy pattern suitable for beginners looking to learn some new crochet techniques. The majority of the pattern is worked without joining; placing a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch to mark start of round.

Pattern is written in UK and US terms and includes explanations of all stitches and abbreviations.


(8ply / yarn weight #3 or #4)
30g / 90 yards of a double knit yarn

Hook: 4mm (US size G)

You will also need:

• Yarn needle
• Stitch marker
• 2 x 9mm black safety eyes
• Polyester toy stuffing

If you like this pattern then please come check out my other designs:

This pattern is (c) designed by Heather Gibbs 2015 and is for Personal use only, not for resale. Patterns are not to be copied, sold or distributed. However, you are welcome to donate, gift as well as sell any of your finished items (if you are an Individual Crafter). If you sell your work online, please credit the work as appropriate and link to my pages where you can: