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Baby Lion Mane
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: L10581
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SKILL LEVEL: Easy + (Level 3)
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.
480-158 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Mustard
Medium muted orange-yellow
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480-136 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Spice
Muted medium red-orange
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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2-2 1/2 in. (5-6.5 cm) piece of heavy cardboard or credit card
12 sc + 14 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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