Amigurumi is a Japanese style of crocheting which features making really small objects, yet well detailed. It may seem a bit of a challenge at first, but it’s also very fun.
If you want to improve your crochet and sewing skills, making amigurumi stuffies is the way to go. Plus, you will add yet another stuffie to your collection.
In this case, you can create this small and cute crochet lion. It has a free pattern over at Revelry and it’s made by Lion Brand Yarn.
You will need two wool colors. In this case they are using Wool-Ease, but you can use anything you like. You need one tan or light brown color for the body and one dark brown or dark orange for the mane. Next, you will need felt for the eyes and nose, needle and thread, cotton or foam.
After you have your materials ready, you have to check out the pattern and start to crochet the pieces accordingly. The end result should be a crochet lion about 24 cm tall.
After you have the pieces ready, you can stuff them with cotton, fiberfill or foam. Don’t forget to leave small openings in the pieces so you can add the stuffing. It’s best to use just enough foam not to make the toy too bloated, but also not too little so it will have saggy areas. It will take a bit of trial and error until you reach the level of stuffing you like.
The next step is to start putting all of the pieces together. Sew the mane to the back of the head. Then add the ears. Cut eyes and a nose from felt and either glue them on or sew them on. Then come the paws and your cute crochet stuffed lion is ready!