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Baby Lion Mane
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE:
Baby (Toddler)
Finished length of front edge About 9 (11 1/2) in. (23 (29) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

480-158 Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton Yarn: Mustard

Medium muted orange-yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price:
Note: (A)

480-136 Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton Yarn: Spice

Muted medium red-orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price:
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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Additional Materials
2–2 1/2 in. (5–6.5 cm) piece of heavy cardboard or credit card
GAUGE:
12 sc + 14 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1. Base of Mane is worked back and forth in rows, beg at center back of head. Border is then worked in rnds around the outer edge.
2. Two rows of loops are worked across the Base for the Mane.
3. Ears are worked separately and sewn to Base.


INSTRUCTIONS



BASE

Beg at center back of head, with A, ch 4.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next
ch, (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in last ch; working across opposite
side of foundation ch, sc in next 2 ch; do not join, work back and
forth in rows – 7 sc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, (sc, ch 2,
sc) in next ch-2 sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp,
sc in last 3 sts – 10 sc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each sc to next ch-2
sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, sc in each sc
to end of row – 14 sc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Rep last row 1 (2) time(s) – 18 (22) sc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end
of this row.

Row 5 (6): Ch 1, turn, *sc in each sc to next
ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, sc in each sc to
end of row – 22 (26) sc.
Sides

Rows 6 (7)–10 (13): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Note: Work now proceeds in joined rnds, worked
around the entire outer edge of the Base.
Border

Rnd 11 (14): Do not turn, working in ends of rows
across straight edge, work 20 (26) sc evenly spaced across edge;
working in sts of last row, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first sc, sc in each
st to last sc (sc, ch 2, sc) in last sc; join with sl st in first
sc – 44 (54) sc and 2 ch-2 sps.

Rnds 12 (15)–13 (17): Ch 1, working in back loops
only, *sc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp;
rep from * once more, sc in each sc to end of rnd; join with sl st
in first sc – 52 (66) sc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of Rnd 13 (17).

Fasten off.
MANE
Notes:

Mane is worked with WS of Base facing, and
yarn held on RS of Base.


Working yarn is wrapped around piece of
cardboard or a credit card to create loops on RS of Base.
Wrapping around cardboard or a credit card ensures that mane
loops are all the same size.

Mane Row: Working from WS with 2 strands of B
held tog on RS of Base, work across sts of Row 8 (11), insert hook
from WS to RS through first st; leaving a long tail (to weave in
later), yarn over and draw loop through to WS, *insert hook in
next st, wrap working yarn around 2–2 1/2 in. (5–6.5 cm) piece of
cardboard or credit card and then over hook, draw loop through to
WS, tightening the yarn around cardboard or credit card (mane loop
made), then draw loop through loop on hook; rep from * across row.
Fasten off. Remove loops from cardboard. Draw yarn tails to WS of
Base.





Note: Adjust thickness of Mane by working more
than one mane loop in some of the sts, as desired.
Rep Mane Row over sts of Row 7 (10).
EARS (make 2)

With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 11 dc in 2nd ch from hook; join with
sl st in top of beg ch. Fasten off.
TIES (make 2)

With RS facing, join A with sl st in one front corner of Base, *ch
37 (47), sl st in each ch back to beg sl st. Fasten off *. 
Rep on opposite front corner of Base.
FINISHING

Sew Ears to Base in front of Mane. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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