Lion zoo softie by Amanda Berry

Lion zoo softie

March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
The lion is 13cm tall (sitting)
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Leon is a pocket sized lion so you can carry him with you on your adventures.

IN THE PATTERN: The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 5 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams. The mane is made by knitting loops and instructions on how to knit a loop are included in the pattern, or you can find a tutorial with photos at


  • A pair of straight 3.25mm knitting needles (US 3)
  • 4 ply yarn; less than 50g in each colour
  • Toy filling
  • Toy safety eyes

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This pattern is an updated version of my “Animal Crackers” lion, first published in “Simply Knitting” magazine issue 171.