Amigurumi – Saroo the lion - crochet – tutorial

This tutorial explains how to make a crocheted lion amigurumi. This toy will please toddlers and older kids, and is a perfect birthday or Christmas gift.

The tutorial is of intermediate level. Knowledge of the magic ring, chain stitch, single crochet stitch, double crochet, increase and decrease, as well as the fur stitch, is necessary to make the toy.

The character presented here was made with 4 mm yarns of light brown color (for the head and the body) and orange color (for the mane). It is about 38 cm in height and 16 cm wide.

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  • tutorial for crochet amigurumi
  • pictures and diagrams included
  • explanation of the lion doll
  • explanation of the accessory the vest
  • intermediate level
  • completion time is about 18 hours

Materials you need at home:

  • wool or cotton (4 mm) 1 ball of light brown color, 1 ball of orange color, 1 small ball of yellow color, 1 small ball of light grey color
  • cotton for embroidery of brown color
  • a pair of 9 mm safety eyes
  • synthetic stuffing
  • 3.75 mm crochet hook
  • 1 safety nose (optional)
  • tapestry needle
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I am serial crocheter and an enthusiastic amigurumi designer; my home is full of yarns and amigurumis… I learned to knit and crochet with my grandma when I was a little girl. I discovered the amigurumi world a couple of years ago: looking for hand-made and home-made personalized gifts for the babies of my friends. I bought a lot of books and tons of yarns, and crocheted different tribes of amigurumis. Later on, when I became myself mother, I began to create my own amigurumis. I am always amazed to see a ball of yarn turn into a soft stuffed animal brought to life by children’s imagination. My biggest sources of inspiration are my two daughters. They like so much to imagine new stories with their stuffed animals and often challenge me to create new ones.

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