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My mother taught me to make a chain stitch when I was in elementary school. I was hooked. Now, I enjoy making knit and crochet patterns that I love for others to learn these wonderful arts.

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Cowardly Lion Bookmark

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Cowardly Lion Bookmark
Cowardly Lion Bookmark
Cowardly Lion Bookmark
Cowardly Lion Bookmark
Cowardly Lion Bookmark
Cowardly Lion Bookmark

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The crochet stitches include, sc, hdc, dc, tr and sl st and front loop and back loop work. The pattern includes description of abbreviations and complete instructions.

Pattern Description:

Since I live in Kansas, I thought I would do an Oz series of Bookmarks. Here is the Cowardly Lion Reading Character Bookmark for anyone who faces their fears and discovers true bravery.

Cowardly Lions "badge of Courage" that he got from the wizard can hang outside the book to remind any reader that there is more story to go. His three-dimensional head with his mane also hang outside the top of the book.

What a delightful gift to give to anyone who loves to read. This is a fun bookmark to make. I had one customer tell me that she like to add them to gift packaging to spice up the packaging. The bookmark works up really quickly.

The pattern includes picture tutorials.

The pattern includes picture tutorials.


8 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch in half double crochet - United States abbreviations

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3 inches (7.5cm) wide by 8 inches (20.25cm) long


  • 42 yards golden yellow (or choice of body, tail, jowls & ears color)
  • 1 yard burgundy (or choice of badge ribbon color)
  • 2 yards Metallic Silver size 5 thread (or choice of "badge of courage" medal color)
  • Small amount of black (or choice of nose color)
  • Small amount of dusty rose (or choice of mouth color) could also use embroidery floss
  • Small amount of fudge brown (or choice of eye color) could also use embroidery floss
  • Small amount dusty rose worsted weight yarn (or choice lion mane ribbon color)
  • 10 yards Warm Brown Worsted Weight Yarn (or choice of lion mane color)
  • You will need a Boye Steel Crochet hook size 1 (2.25mm) or Aluminum Crochet hook size B. This is a larger size hook than usually used with thread crochet and makes working with thread crochet easier for those who are not comfortable with thread.

You Will Also Need:

  • Small amount of polyester fiberfill.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Washable fabric glue (optional).

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