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Lion Head Instructions:
rnd 1: sc 6 into a magic circle (6 sts)
rnd 2: sc 2 into each st around (12 sts)
rnd 3: [sc, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (18 sts)
rnd 4: [sc 2, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (24 sts)
rnd 5: [sc 3, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (30 sts)
rnd 6: [sc 4, sc 2 into next st] x 6 (36 sts)
rnd 7: [sc 3 into next 2 sts, sc 16] x 2 (44 sts)
rnd 8-9: sc 44 for 2 rnds
rnd 10: sc 2, (sc 2 in next st) x 2, sc 20, (sc 2 in next st) x 2, sc 18 (48 sts)
rnd 11-18: sc 48 for 8 rnds
rnd 20: [sc 5, sc2tog] x 6 (36 sts)
rnd 21: [sc 4, sc2tog] x 6 (30 sts)
rnd 22: [sc 3, sc2tog] x 6 (24 sts)
rnd 23: [sc 2, sc2tog] x 6 (18 sts)
rnd 24: [sc, sc2tog] x 6 (12 sts), sl st join to first st of rnd, f/o.
Sew head to body with the body’s tail using 2 whipstitches per st. Every few sts pull tight. First and last sts of body should line up with the last and first sts of head, respectively. Next, sew legs, tail and arms to body, and sew the muzzle, ears and eyes to head. Weave in all ends.
You will start attaching the ears in rnd 5, the eyes in rnd 10 and the muzzle in rnd 14.
The flat side of the ears is what you will be attaching to the head. Each rnd you will attach one st of each ear to the head for a total of 6 rnds (first and last sts of the last rnd of ears count as the first and last sts to be attached to the head). As you are attaching the ears, pull the tails of the ears into the head.
- For the left/first ear, always insert hook from back (WS) to front (RS) of ear.
- For the right/second ear, always insert the hook from front (RS) to back (WS) of ear.
The eyes are a perfect circle, so you can start attaching them from any st of the eye.
When attaching the eyes and muzzle to the head, always insert the hook from the RS to WS of the eye/muzzle for the first half of the sts. Then, switch it to the WS to RS for the last half.
St sps #17-#10 of muzzle are the first 8 sts to be attached to the head in rnd 14.
rnd 5: sc next st of head tog with first st of first/left ear, sc over next 2 sts of head, sc 2 into next st of head, [sc 3, sc 2 into next st] x 2 over next sts of head, sc next st of head tog with last st of second/right ear, sc in next 2 sts of head, sc 2 into next st of head, [sc 3, sc 2 into next st] x 2 over rem sts of head (30 sts).
rnd 16-18: sc over next 10 sts of head, sc next st of head tog with next avail st of muzzle, sc over next 10 sts of head, sc next st of head tog with last avail st of muzzle, sc 26 over rem sts of head (48 sts).
Sew head to body with the body’s tail using 2 whipstitches per st. Every few sts pull tight. First and last sts of body should line up with the last and first sts of head, respectively. Weave in all ends.
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