Lion Pocket Pillow by Marie Segares

Lion Pocket Pillow

April 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (sc)
3.75 mm (F)
400 - 514 yards (366 - 470 m)
Pillow: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 12” (30.5 cm) tall before stuffing.
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A free version is also available.

A lion’s face and mane add character to a simple, stuffed pillow. The pocket on the back can be used to hide a gift or to keep a book safe during travels. This pillow is one of ten free crochet patterns by ten designers in the Softie Crochet Along.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable PDF for sale on Ravelry includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, slip stitch
Crocheting flat in rows (for Panels), crocheting in the round (for Muzzle and Ears)
Increasing, seaming

Skill Level

Finished Size
Pillow: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 12” (30.5 cm) tall before stuffing.

Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein each in 336 Warm Brown (CA), 334 Buff (CB), and 256 Carrot (CC), or approximately 364 yd (333 m) in CA and 75 yd (68.5 m) in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.

US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Filling, 20 ounce bag.

12 mm craft eyes (“safety eyes”) in brown - 1 pair.

13 mm oval craft nose in black - 1 piece.

Yarn needle.

Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set, or 8-12 locking stitch markers.

18 sc x 20 rows = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern but stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.