Sidney the Lion by Kate E. Hancock

Sidney the Lion

January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
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Sidney the lion makes the best ice cream around and the children queue for miles to taste his marvellous broccoli ice cream.

However, his favourite days are the weekend when he becomes a mouse tamer extraordinaire, training the most ferocious mice to roar and jump through hoops of fire.

Sidney is a good cuddle size, he measures about 8 inches sitting in a DK yarn, but he can be made from any weight yarn and appropriate hook for different sizes. The pattern contains instructions for both a jointed lion and a lion with fixed arms and legs. This is an Intermediate skilled pattern, but it is an easy pattern to follow with plenty of photos to help with tricky bits, and if you run into any problems you will always be welcome to contact me for any extra help. This pattern is available in US and UK Terminology and you will receive a download link to both files.

This is an Intermediate skilled pattern as stitches required include:

• Slip Stitch
• Chain Stitch
• Double Crochet (UK) Single Crochet (US)
• Half Treble Crochet (UK) Half Double Crochet (US)
• Treble Crochet (UK) Double Crochet (US)
• Increasing
• Decreasing
• Treble Cluster (UK) Double Cluster (US) This stitch is explained in the pattern

Materials needed:

• 50g/112m of DK weight yarn in Main Colour (Yarn A) - I used Gold
(Please note, you may need more yarn for all colours if you are using Aran or Worsted weight yarns)
• 40g/90m of DK weight yarn in Contrast Colour 1 (Yarn B) - I used White
• 80g/180m of DK weight yarn in Contrast Colour 2 (Yarn C) - I used Dark Brown
• 3.5mm (E) crochet hook
• 3mm crochet hook
• Small amount of black and white yarn (for crochet eyes option) or
• 2 x safety eyes (I use 20mm)
• Toy filling
• Yarn needle
• Stitch marker