Lionel Pattern


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Knitting: Lionel
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease, figure eight cast-on, 3 needle bind off and a small amount of short rowing

Pattern Description:

This fun little lion has lots of character and a full-bodied mane that gives the shampoo models a run for their money. Knit almost entirely in the round with no seaming at all, he knits up quickly and requires little finishing. Details such as shaped foot and paw pads and a sassy little tail make this a fun and interesting project as well as a great gift for any kid or adult.


32 sts x 38 rows =4" in stst on US size 2 (2.75mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.


  • 150 yards of fingering weight yarn in main color (MC)
  • 200 yards fingering weight yarn in contrast color (CC)
  • US size 2 (2.75mm) set of 5 double pointed needles (DPNs)
  • 8 stitch markers
  • 1 stitch holder (or use scrap yarn)
  • tapestry needle
  • piece of 2in (5cm) wide cardboard, wood, or metal, at least 10in (25cm) long
  • 1-2 oz (30-60 g) stuffing (amount varies depending on how stuffed you want your finished lion to look)
  • size F crochet hook (don't worry, you don't need to know how to crochet!)

About Designer

About Designer

CatherineS on

I've been into DIY since I was little, but these days my main craft is knitting. My mother taught me the basics when I was eleven, and after several years of neglect I picked it up again at university. When I can squeeze it around my day job, I love to come up with knitting patterns, you can check out what I've got in development over on my blog,

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