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Lion & Lamb Pillows: Lamb
Lion Brand® Homespun® - Wool-Ease® Sportweight - Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: chs-Pillow
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
CORRECTIONS: (applied Jun 24, 2004)
Lamb Pillow: Body: With one strand of Lamb color A, ch 32. Row 1: Dc into fourth ch from hook and each ch to the end of row (30 sts). Turn. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc into second dc and each dc across. Rep Row 2 until you have 24 inches. Finish off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
790-309 Homespun Yarn: Deco Heathered Solid Soft cream
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Note: (small quantity needed for embroidering face)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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12 in. pillow form
Poly fill washable stuffing for face
Two 3/4-inch buttons for eyes
10 dc = 4" with one strand of Homespun and K hook 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.
DecBR (decrease at beginning of dc row): Ch 2, yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2 to finish dec DecER (decrease at end of dc row): Yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull up loop in next st, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 3 to finish dec
Lamb Pillow: Body: With one strand of Lamb color A, ch 32.
Row 1: Dc into fourth ch from hook and each ch to the end of row (30 sts).
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc into second dc and each dc across.
Rep Row 2 until you have 24 inches.
Face: Using two strands held tog, one each of A and B, ch 32.
Row 1: Dc into fourth ch from hook, and each ch across (30 sts).
Row 2: DecBR, dc in next st and in each dc up to last 2, DecER [28 sts].
Rep Row 2 until 12 sts remain.
Cut yarn and pull end through loop to finish off.
Ears (Make 2): Using two strands held tog of A and B, ch 10.
Row 1: Dc into fourth ch from hook and each ch across (8 sts).
Row 2: Ch 3, dc into second dc and each dc across.
Rep Row 2 until you have 6 rows.
Row 7: DecBR, dc in next st and in each dc up to last 2, DecER [6 sts].
Rep Row 7 until 2 sts remain.
Assembly for Lamb: Using a double strand of A (Deco for Lamb, Rococo for Lion) and working from the wrong-side, sew Face to the Body.
Center and sew the long side edge Face onto the center of the long side edge of Body (see diagram).
Fold in half and sew tog the bottom of the Face and the remaining edge of the same side of the Body.
Sew the other side of the Body tog, leaving the bottom edge open.
Turn right-side out.
Insert stuffing into Face and the pillow form into Body.
Sew the bottom opening of the pillow.
Sew ears to body as pictured: For Lamb: Bend first and last sts of Ear under and sew to Body in this position.
Hair for Lamb : Attach two strands (one each of A and B for the Lamb; one each of A or B and C for Lion) to Body.
Using your crochet hook, pull up a loop 1 - 2" long under and through dc sts, making sure to catch both strands of yarn; remove hook.
Using your finger to maintain the size of the first loop, insert hook into next st and through first loop.
Pull up another loop, drawing it tightly through first loop to anchor.
Cont drawing up loops until Body of Lamb are as full as you like.
Alternate Hair Method: If you prefer, you may make the hair as fringe: For Lamb: Holding one strand each of A and B tog, wrap yarn twice around a piece of cardboard the length you want the hair to be.
Cut ends attached to ball/skein but not bottom of fringe.
Holding top of fringe tog, slide yarn off cardboard.
Using fingers or crochet hook, reach through dc from back to front of Body and pull top of fringe through.
Pull bottom of fringe through this loop.
Rep until Body is covered.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
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