Loopy Lion

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Loopy Lion Pattern


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Knitting: Loopy Lion
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • icord

Pattern Description:

This friendly lion is knit with DK weight yarn held doubled (worsted weight yarn can be substituted and held single stranded) to make a hardwearing cuddly toy just perfect for snuggling.
Two sets of instructions are provided: work the body in the round and sew on the chest at the end if you prefer a simpler knit, or, choose intarsia in the round for a more challenging knit that reduces finishing to attaching the head and embroidering the face.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the intarsia of the body.

This pattern would suit intermediate knitters and is a perfect opportunity to learn some new skills. Techniques used include the (optional) intarsia in the round (fully explained in the pattern), short rows, I-cords, loop stitch and the Turkish cast on. Links to useful tutorials are provided for each technique.

350 yards yellow DK
120 yards white DK
30 yards orange DK
4 yards black DK
US 6/ 4mm double point needles or circular
Optional pair of smaller double point needles
Stuffing (about 200g poly-fill)
One stitch marker
Two stitch holders or waste yarn

Loopy is 10 inches high when sitting down.


  • US 6 (4mm) double point needles
  • US 8 (5mm) double point needles
  • 350 yards Yellow DK yarn (Three 50g balls)
  • 120 yards White DK yarn (One 50g ball)
  • 30 yards Orange DK yarn
  • 4 yards of black Swish DK yarn
  • stuffing

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

knitpicks swish

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Addicted to Pinterest, never far from Ravelry and guaranteed to have a knitting project at the bottom of every handbag (and dozens hiding behind the sofa), I?m an engineer during the day and a knitting designer after the kids go to bed.

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