Lazy Leopard - African Flower Cat by e Raitoharju

Lazy Leopard - African Flower Cat

October 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
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Lazy Leopard - African Flower Based Crochet Pattern.

This is an African flower based crochet pattern to make a Lazy Leopard. This patter does not contain instructions how to make African flowers, only the pattern how you can construct a Lazy Leopard using these motifs.

To complete a Lazy Leopard you will make two FOURs, 29 FIVEs, 22 SIXs and 5 SEVEN, so altogether 58 motifs.

You can choose the yarn for this pattern as you please. You can also use yarns that are somewhat similar but not the same. Just choose your hook accordingly. You should use the smallest hook you can manage for your yarn (I used 2,5 mm hook for the multicolored one and 3,5 mm for the leopard colored leopard). . That way the stuffing will not show or leak from the final product. The selection of yarn and hook will affect the size of the final Leopard and the amount of yarn you need (I used total about 800 m of yarn for the larger Leopard in the pictures). Just make sure you have enough of the yarn you are using in the outmost round and joining of the African flowers.

I have used 15mm safety eyes for my Leopard. You can also use sew in eyes. Cat eyes are most suitable for this pattern. Remember that the eyes you choose effect whether you can give the toy to small children or not.