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Zahle, Lebanon // May 13, 2017

#TOYSFORSYRIANREFUGEECHILDREN About. It is currently estimated that there are now over 1.5 million refugees living in Lebanon, with the vast majority of these people being women and children.

moments earlier. They were playing a game with their teddies! I was told they had given names to their toys: one was ’Noora’ and the other ‘Elsa’. That moment moved me.

That’s why, in May 2017, Chubby Knots, in partnership with Open Doors Australia and The 4th Musketeer (4M) delivered over 100 crocheted toys to Syrian & Iraqi refugee children living in refugee camps in Zahle, Lebanon. We made this effort in order to give love to these children, to let them know that they are loved and not forgotten. It helped put a smile on their face. It gave them their own toy…when they had nothing to call their own. We want to give these children their identity back: they are not forgotten. They are loved, and we will do whatever we can to make sure they feel loved.

These children have so much love to give, they love to love – and it is my hope that as a community we can pour love back onto them through handmade toys. Imagine the impact our toys can make to suffering children around the world!!

During my time on the ground, I had the privilege and honour to visit families - across multiple refugee camps. Their stories I’ll never forget. One particular Syrian family told me; “We left our home with the clothes on our back. We pay $500US per month to live in this tent. My husband earns $5US per day on the fields. We can’t go back to Syria. We can’t afford to stay here. We are hated by the world. We live day to day - there is no hope.” What hit me hardest was the fact that she recognised a world that chose to ignore her people. Imagine being in that position, as a mother – raising children not in a community that didn’t want them, but in a world, an entire world that didn’t want them. I can’t even imagine what it must be like to carry that on your shoulders. I will never forget this family, nor the smiles on the faces of the little children as they were given their own - unique toy made with love, in love and for love. Those smiles will forever burn bright in my mind. As we were leaving, I noticed two little girls playing. They had their toys in their hands…the same ones we had given them

We generated 160 toys in 7 weeks between March and April, 2017. In December it is our goal to take a further 500 toys back to the Middle East. We want to let 500 other children know that we have not forgotten them, that we will not forget them, nor will we stop loving them. But I can’t do it alone – I need your help. I would love you to help me! I imagine the help of this amazing crochet-making-community making toys for suffering children around the world. Let’s give these kids some handmade love this Christmas. If we could do 160 toys in 7 weeks – imagine the number that could be achieved in 4 months!


500 TOYS TO REFUGEES FOR CHRISTMAS

Toy Guidelines.

Things to Come.

In the last toy drive all makers worked off various patterns. They injected their own personality and creative license into each toy, which was amazing but also posed a couple of issues which I had not anticipated. At the end of the day, kids will be kids and if one child gets a “better animal” or a “bigger teddy” – feelings get hurt and what is meant to be a gesture of love runs the risk of causing trouble. For this reason I have written three patterns, which all donating makers must work off. This is not because I don’t want you all to be creative, but rather because I want to love these children fairly and equally.

Not only do we want to give 500 toys at Christmas time, Chubby Knots is also in the midst of another bigger project. We are so excited and I am happy to share this little snippet with you today! I will let you know more soon. Just know there are super exciting things in the pipeline, like the launch of our own website and more information about our vision for the future. We are, God willing going to make this an ongoing process! There is a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment, so lots to look forward to!

There are three patterns to work off; one for babies, one for boys and one for girls. I have chosen each character specifically, for the following reasons: Baby – Bear (symbolic of protection, love and security) Boys – Lion (symbolic of bravery and courage) Girls – Unicorn (symbolic of individuality, beauty and creativity)

Are you a part of a crochet group? Do you belong to a crochet network? If you are part of a church group, or if you and some friends would like to learn how to make these toys, please feel free to get in touch. We’d love to organise a workshop for you and your friends. I am so grateful that Maddy (who runs ‘Knitted by Madison) is joining Chubby Knots to help us run workshops and teach more toy-makers.

It would be incredible if each maker could commit to making one of each of these characters. With that said, it is maker discretion as to what they do or do not wish to make. Please contact me if you have any questions about these patterns. Toys that are not made to the specifications of the patterns provided unfortunately will not be taken over.

Community Involvement


PREVIOUS TOY DRIVE // MAY 2017 Makers Previously Inolved. I would love to thank the makers who helped us put a toy in the hand of over 100 children in Lebanon. The amazing makers involved in the initial toy drive are listed below. @knittedbymadison @wrappedwithlovebymichelle @heidiricker @inmysparetime_crochet @gwen.morrison @kate_wor @susurikids @petit.remy @coma2os40crochet @stitchbyfay @ellanimmersat @ohmyknit @mint.hook @thekrankycrocheter @girlmeetssunday @nans_olive_torana @mjatworld @uniquescrapiness @liz306harvey @killerqueenknits @brabstar @nadzibz @ladiejanne @sassperko @mmbroady

Check out their Instagram’s, connect with them - let’s build an amazing community that loves each other above all else. Loving the children that we donate our toys to starts with loving each other.


BEAR PATTERN // BABY Finished dimensions: Height: between 22-24cm Width: between 11-13cm

Materials. 3.5mm or 3mm (ONLY THESE SIZES) crochet hook 8 Ply (Double Knit) Soft Acrylic or Cotton Yarn in 3 colours: (you will need one main colour for the body and 1 to 3 contrasting colours depending on your jumper pattern preference) Stitch Markers or Safety Pins Black 4ply Yarn (for facial features) Tapestry needle Fiber-fill stuffing

Abbreviations. MR = Magic ring st = stitch sl st = slip stitch R = round sc = single crochet (US terminology) inc = single crochet increase, meaning 2 single crochets made into one stitch sc2tog = decrease by working to single crochets together dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet FO = finish off (x) = the number in brackets refers to the number of stitches that should be in


BEAR PATTERN // BABY Legs (Make 2) Legs (Make 2) Using your main colour (MC) R1: Starting with a magic ring, single crochet (sc) 6 stitches (sts) R2: 2sc in every st (12 sts) R3: (1sc, inc) repeat 6 times (18 sts) R4: (2sc, inc) repeat 6 times (24 sts) R5-15: 24sc For leg 1: slip stitch to fast off and cut yarn, leaving a long tail. For leg 2: do not fasten off or cut yarn

Body Join the two legs together with a slip stitch R16-19: 48sc Change to your contrasting colour/s (CC). For this section feel free to be as creative as possible. If you are using multiple colours you wont need to worry about cutting the yarn, it will be hidden inside the body. R20-33: 48sc Change back to MC R34-45: 48sc R46: (6sc, sc2tog) repeat 6 times (42 sts) R47: (5sc, sc2tog) repeat 6 times (36 sts) R48: (4sc, sc2tog) repeat 6 times (30 sts) Start stuffing the feet and body firmly. Continue to stuff the rest of the body as you go. R49: (3sc, sc2tog) repeat 6 times (24 sts) R50: (2sc, sc2tog) repeat 6 times (18 sts) R51: (1sc, sc2tog) repeat 6 times (12 sts) R52: (sc2tog) repeat 6 times (6 sts) Sew in the tail.


BEAR PATTERN // BABY Nose. Using your main colour (MC) R1: Starting with a magic ring, single crochet (sc) 6 stitches (sts) R2: 2sc in every st (12 sts) R3: (1sc, inc) repeat 6 times (18 sts) R4: (2sc, inc) repeat 6 times (24 sts) R5-6: 24sc Fasten off and leave a long tail that will be used to sew the nose onto the body. Before attaching the nose, sew the features on. Stuff lightly and using the whip stitch attach to the body, have the base of the nose sitting just above the jumper.

Ears (Make 2) Use Colour B R1 = Start with a magic ring, 6sc into magic ring (6) R2 = Inc around (12) R3 = (1sc, inc) repeat this instruction 6 times (18) R4-7 = sc in each st around (18) Fasten off, leaving a long tail that will be used to sew onto body with tapestry needle


LION PATTERN // BOY Finished dimensions: Height: between 22-24cm Width: between 11-13cm

Materials. 3.5mm or 3mm (ONLY THESE SIZES) crochet hook 8 Ply (Double Knit) Soft Acrylic or Cotton Yarn in 3 colours: Colour A= Feet Colour B = Body Colour C = Mane Stitch Markers or Safety Pins Black 4ply Yarn (for facial features) Tapestry needle Fiber-fill stuffing

Abbreviations. st = stitch sl st = slip stitch R = round sc = single crochet (US terminology) inc = single crochet increase, meaning 2 single crochets made into one stitch sc2tog = decrease by working to single crochets together dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet FO = finish off (x) = the number in brackets refers to the number of stitches that should be in that particular round


LION PATTERN // BOY Legs (Make 2) Use Colour A & use stitch marker on the first stitch of each round. NB: It is also useful to keep a tally of what row you are up to, on a piece of paper or your phone R1 = Start with a magic ring, 6sc into magic ring (6) R2 = Inc around (12) R3 = (1sc, inc) repeat this instruction 6 times (18) R4 = (2sc, inc) repeat this instruction 6 times (24) R5 = sc in each st around (24) CHANGE TO COLOUR B R6 -15 = sc in each st around (24) For leg 1: fasten off, leaving a long tail For leg 2: do not fasten off

Body Join the two legs together with a slip stitch - you will be continuing on from leg 2, hence not fastening off. R16-45 = sc in each st around (48) R46 = (6sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (42) R47 = (5sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (36) R48 = (4sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (30) Start stuffing legs & body (and continue to stuff as you go from this point onward R49 = (3sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (24) R50 = (2sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (18) R51 = (1sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (12) R52 = sc2tog around (6) Fasten off. Stuff firmly and sew shut. Stitch on facial features as you desire.

Mane. Chain 76, sl st to form circle (be careful not to twist) Instructions in brackets e.g. (dc, hdc) means that a double crochet and a half double crochet are done in the same stitch. * =repeat this sequence of instructions around

R1 = 75sc around (75) R2 = sl st, ch 1 *(sc, hdc), (dc, hdc), (sc, sl st) (repeat around) sl st to finish off when you have come full circle. Sew onto face.


LION PATTERN // BOY Ears (Make 2) Use Colour B R1 = Start with a magic ring, 6sc into magic ring (6) R2 = Inc around (12) R3 = (1sc, inc) repeat this instruction 6 times (18) R4-7 = sc in each st around (18) Fasten off, leaving a long tail that will be used to sew onto body, behind the mane with tapestry needle

Tail Use Colour C R1 = Start with a magic ring, 6sc into magic ring (6) R2 = (2sc, inc) repeat this instruction arouns (9) R3-5 = sc around (9)

CHANGE TO COLOUR B

R6 = (2sc, dec) repeat this instruction around (6) R7-15 = sc around (6) Fasten off, leaving a long tail that will be used to sew onto body with tapestry needle


UNICORN PATTERN // GIRL Finished dimensions including horn: Height: between 25-27cm Width: between 11-13cm

Materials. 3.5mm or 3mm (ONLY THESE SIZES) crochet hook 8 Ply (Double Knit) Soft Acrylic or Cotton Yarn in 3 colours: Colour A= Feet, skirt, horn, hair Colour B = Body PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY USE ANY COLOUR COMBINATION YOU WISH, I have just used these for the purpose of writing this pattern. Stitch Markers or Safety Pins Black 4ply Yarn (for facial features) Tapestry needle Fiber-fill stuffing

Abbreviations. st = stitch sl st = slip stitch R = round sc = single crochet (US terminology) inc = single crochet increase, meaning 2 single crochets made into one stitch sc2tog = decrease by working to single crochets together dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet FO = finish off (x) = the number in brackets refers to the number of stitches that should be in that particular round


UNICORN PATTERN // GIRL Legs (Make 2) Use Colour A & use stitch marker on the first stitch of each round. NB: It is also useful to keep a tally of what row you are up to, on a piece of paper or your phone R1 = Start with a magic ring, 6sc into magic ring (6) R2 = Inc around (12) R3 = (1sc, inc) repeat this instruction 6 times (18) R4 = (2sc, inc) repeat this instruction 6 times (24) R5 = sc in each st around (24) CHANGE TO COLOUR B R6 -15 = sc in each st around (24) For leg 1: fasten off, leaving a long tail For leg 2: do not fasten off

Body Join the two legs together with a slip stitch - you will be continuing on from leg 2, hence not fastening off. R16-45 = sc in each st around (48) R46 = (6sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (42) R47 = (5sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (36) R48 = (4sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (30) Start stuffing legs & body (and continue to stuff as you go from this point onward R49 = (3sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (24) R50 = (2sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (18) R51 = (1sc, 1 sc2tog) repeat this instruction 6 times around (12) R52 = sc2tog around (6) Fasten off. Stuff firmly and sew shut. Stitch on facial features as you desire.

Skirt. Chain 61 - skirt is worked in rows and is joined at the end. R1 = starting in the second chain from hook, sc around (60) R2-5 = ch3, turn, dc around (60) R6 = (sc, hdc), (dc, hdc), (sc, slst) [Note that in row 6, the brackets represent one stitch - i.e. sc, hdc in one stitch, then in the next dc, hdc] sl st to finish off. Wrap skirt around body, pin in place and sew onto body.


UNICORN PATTERN // GIRL Horn R1: 4 sc into magic ring (4) R2: Sc around (4) R3: (Sc, inc) repeat around (6) R4-5: Sc around (6) R6: (Sc, inc) repeat around (9) R7: Sc around (9) R9: (2sc, inc) repeat around (12) Round 9-12: Sc around (12) FO, stuff lightly. Leave long tail for sewing onto top, middle of the head.

Ears (Make 2) Use Colour B R1 = Start with a magic ring, 6sc into magic ring (6) R2 = Inc around (12) R3 = (1sc, inc) repeat this instruction 6 times (18) R4-7 = sc in each st around (18) Fasten off, leaving a long tail that will be used to sew onto body with tapestry needle

Hair Make enough to surround horn with hair ringlets (I made 10) Ch 40 Working in a row - Inc in each stitch (80) - this will create the ringlet effect. FO, attach to head.


Teddy​ ​Bear

FINISHED​ ​DIMENSIONS    Height:​ ​between​ ​22-24cm  Width:​ ​between​ ​11-13cm      MATERIALS    4mm​ ​(size​ ​6)​ ​needles,​ ​80cm​ ​(32”)  circular​ ​needle​ ​or​ ​longer​ ​for​ ​the  magic​ ​loop​ ​method  OR  4mm​ ​(size​ ​6)​ ​needles,​ ​set​ ​of​ ​5  DPNs     8​ ​Ply​ ​(DK)​ ​Soft​ ​Acrylic​ ​or​ ​Cotton​ ​Yarn​ ​in​ ​at​ ​least​ ​2​ ​colours​ ​(you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​one​ ​main​ ​colour​ ​for  the​ ​body​ ​and​ ​1​ ​to​ ​3​ ​contrasting​ ​colours​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​your​ ​jumper​ ​pattern​ ​preference)  Removable​ ​stitch​ ​Markers​ ​or​ ​Safety​ ​Pins   Contrasting​ ​Yarn​ ​(for​ ​facial​ ​features)  Tapestry​ ​needle  Fiber-fill​ ​stuffing  Scrap​ ​yarn​ ​or​ ​stitch​ ​holders      GAUGE    24​ ​sts​ ​and​ ​32​ ​rows​ ​to​ ​10cm​ ​(4")​ ​measured​ ​over​ ​stockinette​ ​stitch​ ​in​ ​4mm​ ​(size​ ​6)​ ​needles. 


ABBREVIATIONS   CO​ ​-​ ​Cast​ ​on  BO​ ​-​ ​Bind​ ​off  K​ ​-​ ​Knit  P​ ​-​ ​Purl  K2tog​ ​-​ ​Knit​ ​2​ ​together  M1​ ​-​ ​Make​ ​one.​ ​Insert​ ​left​ ​needle,​ ​from​ ​back​ ​to​ ​front,​ ​under​ ​strand​ ​of​ ​yarn​ ​which​ ​runs  between​ ​last​ ​stitch​ ​on​ ​left​ ​needle​ ​and​ ​first​ ​stitch​ ​on​ ​right​ ​needle;​ ​knit​ ​this​ ​stitch.​ ​1​ ​stitch  increased.  MC​ ​-​ ​Main​ ​colour  CC​ ​-​ ​Contrast​ ​colour      NOTES    If​ ​using​ ​circular​ ​needles,​ ​you’ll​ ​use​ ​the​ ​magic​ ​loop​ ​method​ ​for​ ​knitting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​round  throughout.​ ​Please​ ​look​ ​at​ ​either​ ​the​ v ​ ideo​​ ​or​ w ​ ritten​​ ​tutorial​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​unfamiliar​ ​with​ ​it.      PATTERN    Legs​ ​(Make​ ​2)    For​ ​intermediate​ ​knitters:​ ​Leave​ ​a​ ​long​ ​tail​ ​on​ ​your​ ​slip​ ​knot.​ ​CO​ ​6​ ​sts​ ​with​ ​MC​ ​using​ ​any​ ​CO.  For​ ​advanced​ ​knitters:​ ​Using​ J​ udy’s​ ​magic​ ​cast​ ​on​​ ​and​ ​MC,​ ​CO​ ​6​ ​sts    Begin​ ​working​ ​in​ ​the​ ​round​ ​with​ ​DPNs​ ​or​ ​the​ ​magic​ ​loop​ ​method.    Round​ ​1:​ ​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​2:​ ​ ​(K1,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​12​ ​sts  Round​ ​3:​ ​ ​(K2,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​18​ ​sts  Round​ ​4:​ ​ ​(K3,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​24​ ​sts  Round​ ​5:​ ​(K4,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​30​ ​sts    Rounds​ ​6-22​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts.     For​ ​first​ ​leg:​ ​place​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​a​ ​stitch​ ​holder​ ​or​ ​scrap​ ​yarn.​ ​Break​ ​yarn,​ ​leaving​ ​a​ ​long​ ​tail.  For​ ​second​ ​leg:​ ​leave​ ​live​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​the​ ​needles.​ ​Break​ ​yarn,​ ​leaving​ ​a​ ​long​ ​tail.     


Body​ ​setup   If​ ​you​ ​used​ ​the​ ​intermediate​ ​CO,​ ​sew​ ​up​ ​the​ ​small​ ​holes​ ​using​ ​the​ ​long​ ​tail​ ​you​ ​left​ ​on​ ​your  slip​ ​knot.    If​ ​using​ ​DPNs:​ ​distribute​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​evenly​ ​across​ ​4​ ​needles​ ​-​ ​you​ ​will​ ​have​ ​half​ ​(15​ ​sts)​ ​of  each​ ​leg​ ​on​ ​one​ ​needle.​ ​Orient​ ​the​ ​needles​ ​so​ ​that​ ​the​ ​two​ ​long​ ​tails​ ​are​ ​in​ ​together​ ​in​ ​the  middle.    If​ ​using​ ​circulars:​ ​distribute​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​across​ ​the​ ​two​ ​needles​ ​of​ ​your​ ​circulars​ ​so​ ​that​ ​there  are​ ​half​ ​of​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​from​ ​each​ ​leg​ ​on​ ​each​ ​needle,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​long​ ​tails​ ​are​ ​in​ ​between​ ​the  two​ ​legs.​ ​You’ll​ ​have​ ​30​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​each​ ​needle.    Body    You​ ​will​ ​treat​ ​the​ ​60​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​your​ ​needles​ ​as​ ​one​ ​large​ ​round.​ ​For​ ​the​ ​first​ ​few​ ​rows,​ ​pull  very​ ​tightly​ ​at​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​where​ ​the​ ​legs​ ​join.    Round​ ​23​:​ ​Join​ ​MC​ ​and​ ​knit​ ​across​ ​all​ ​stitches.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​join​ ​the​ ​legs​ ​together.   Rounds​ ​24-30​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Pull​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​long​ ​tails​ ​into​ ​the​ ​body​ ​through​ ​the​ ​hole​ ​between​ ​the​ ​legs.​ ​Use​ ​the​ ​other​ ​long  tail​ ​to​ ​sew​ ​up​ ​the​ ​hole​ ​between​ ​the​ ​legs.    Join​ ​CC.​ ​For​ ​this​ ​section​ ​feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​be​ ​as​ ​creative​ ​as​ ​possible.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​using​ ​multiple  colours​ ​you​ ​won’t​ ​need​ ​to​ ​worry​ ​about​ ​cutting​ ​the​ ​yarn,​ ​it​ ​will​ ​be​ ​hidden​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​body.  Rounds​ ​31-51​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts    Join​ ​MC  Rounds​ ​52-61​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​62​:​ ​(K8,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​54​ ​sts  Round​ ​63​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​64​:​ ​(K7,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​48​ ​sts  Round​ ​65​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​66​:​ ​(K6,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​42​ ​sts  Round​ ​67​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​68​:​ ​(K5,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​36​ ​sts  Round​ ​69​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​70​:​ ​(K4,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​30​ ​sts  Round​ ​71​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts   


Start​ ​stuffing​ ​the​ ​feet​ ​and​ ​body.​ ​Avoid​ ​overstuffing​ ​-​ ​don’t​ ​stretch​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​too​ ​much​ ​or the​ ​stuffing​ ​will​ ​show​ ​through.​ ​Continue​ ​to​ ​stuff​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body​ ​as​ ​you​ ​go.    Round​ ​72​:​ ​(K3,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​24​ ​sts  Round​ ​73​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​74​:​ ​(K2,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​18​ ​sts  Round​ ​75​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​76​:​ ​(K1,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​12​ ​sts  Round​ ​77​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​78​:​ ​K2tog​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​6​ ​sts    Break​ ​yarn.​ ​Pull​ ​through​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​6​ ​sts​ ​and​ ​draw​ ​tight​ ​to​ ​close.​ ​Use​ ​your​ ​yarn​ ​needle​ ​to  push​ ​any​ ​remaining​ ​yarn​ ​ends​ ​back​ ​into​ ​the​ ​body.    Ears​ ​(make​ ​2)    CO​ ​30​ ​sts.​ ​Join​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​round.   Rounds​ ​1-4​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts   Rounds​ ​5-10​:​ ​Work​ ​rounds​ ​72-77​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body​ ​pattern.    Break​ ​yarn,​ ​pull​ ​through​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​12​ ​sts​ ​and​ ​draw​ ​tight​ ​to​ ​close.​ ​Fold​ ​in​ ​half​ ​and​ ​sew  to​ ​the​ ​head.    Nose    CO​ ​30​ ​sts.​ ​Join​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​round.   Rounds​ ​1-2​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts   Rounds​ ​3-9​:​ ​Work​ ​rounds​ ​72-78​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body​ ​pattern.    Break​ ​yarn,​ ​pull​ ​through​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​6​ ​sts​ ​and​ ​draw​ ​tight​ ​to​ ​close,    Using​ ​a​ ​contrasting​ ​yarn,​ ​sew​ ​on​ ​any​ ​nose​ ​or​ ​mouth​ ​detailing.​ ​Stuff​ ​very​ ​firmly​ ​and​ ​sew​ ​it​ ​to  the​ ​face,​ ​just​ ​above​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​jumper.    Eyes    Sew​ ​on​ ​any​ ​eye​ ​details​ ​using​ ​the​ ​same​ ​contrasting​ ​yarn​ ​as​ ​the​ ​nose​ ​details.         


Lion   FINISHED​ ​DIMENSIONS    Height:​ ​between​ ​22-24cm  Width:​ ​between​ ​11-13cm      MATERIALS    4mm​ ​(size​ ​6)​ ​needles,​ ​80cm  (32”)​ ​circular​ ​needle​ ​or​ ​longer  for​ ​the​ ​magic​ ​loop​ ​method  OR  4mm​ ​(size​ ​6)​ ​needles,​ ​set​ ​of​ ​5  DPNs     8​ ​Ply​ ​(DK)​ ​Soft​ ​Acrylic​ ​or  Cotton​ ​Yarn​ ​in​ ​at​ ​least​ ​2  colours​ ​(you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​one​ ​main​ ​colour​ ​for​ ​the​ ​body​ ​and​ ​1​ ​to​ ​3​ ​contrasting​ ​colours​ ​depending  on​ ​your​ ​jumper​ ​pattern​ ​preference)    Removable​ ​stitch​ ​Markers​ ​or​ ​Safety​ ​Pins   Contrasting​ ​Yarn​ ​(for​ ​facial​ ​features)  Tapestry​ ​needle  Fiber-fill​ ​stuffing  Scrap​ ​yarn​ ​or​ ​stitch​ ​holders      GAUGE    24​ ​sts​ ​and​ ​32​ ​rows​ ​to​ ​10cm​ ​(4")​ ​measured​ ​over​ ​stockinette​ ​stitch​ ​in​ ​4mm​ ​(size​ ​6)​ ​needles.      ABBREVIATIONS    CO​ ​-​ ​Cast​ ​on  BO​ ​-​ ​Bind​ ​off  K​ ​-​ ​Knit 


P​ ​-​ ​Purl K2tog​ ​-​ ​Knit​ ​2​ ​together  M1​ ​-​ ​Make​ ​one.​ ​Insert​ ​left​ ​needle,​ ​from​ ​back​ ​to​ ​front,​ ​under​ ​strand​ ​of​ ​yarn​ ​which​ ​runs  between​ ​last​ ​stitch​ ​on​ ​left​ ​needle​ ​and​ ​first​ ​stitch​ ​on​ ​right​ ​needle;​ ​knit​ ​this​ ​stitch.​ ​1​ ​stitch  increased.  MC​ ​-​ ​Main​ ​colour  CC​ ​-​ ​Contrast​ ​colour      NOTES    If​ ​using​ ​circular​ ​needles,​ ​you’ll​ ​use​ ​the​ ​magic​ ​loop​ ​method​ ​for​ ​knitting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​round  throughout.​ ​Please​ ​look​ ​at​ ​either​ ​the​ v ​ ideo​​ ​or​ w ​ ritten​​ ​tutorial​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​unfamiliar​ ​with​ ​it.      PATTERN    Legs​ ​(Make​ ​2)    For​ ​intermediate​ ​knitters:​ ​Leave​ ​a​ ​long​ ​tail​ ​on​ ​your​ ​slip​ ​knot.​ ​CO​ ​6​ ​sts​ ​with​ ​CC​ ​using​ ​any​ ​CO.  For​ ​advanced​ ​knitters:​ ​Using​ J​ udy’s​ ​magic​ ​cast​ ​on​​ ​and​ ​CC,​ ​CO​ ​6​ ​sts    Begin​ ​working​ ​in​ ​the​ ​round​ ​with​ ​DPNs​ ​or​ ​the​ ​magic​ ​loop​ ​method.    Round​ ​1:​ ​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​2:​ ​ ​(K1,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​12​ ​sts  Round​ ​3:​ ​ ​(K2,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​18​ ​sts  Round​ ​4:​ ​ ​(K3,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​24​ ​sts  Round​ ​5:​ ​(K4,​ ​M1)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​30​ ​sts    Switch​ ​to​ ​MC  Rounds​ ​6-22​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts.     For​ ​first​ ​leg:​ ​place​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​a​ ​stitch​ ​holder​ ​or​ ​scrap​ ​yarn.​ ​Break​ ​yarn,​ ​leaving​ ​a​ ​long​ ​tail.  For​ ​second​ ​leg:​ ​leave​ ​live​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​the​ ​needles.​ ​Break​ ​yarn,​ ​leaving​ ​a​ ​long​ ​tail.      Body​ ​setup    If​ ​you​ ​used​ ​the​ ​intermediate​ ​CO,​ ​sew​ ​up​ ​the​ ​small​ ​holes​ ​using​ ​the​ ​long​ ​tail​ ​you​ ​left​ ​on​ ​your  slip​ ​knot. 


If​ ​using​ ​DPNs:​ ​distribute​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​evenly​ ​across​ ​4​ ​needles​ ​-​ ​you​ ​will​ ​have​ ​half​ ​(15​ ​sts)​ ​of each​ ​leg​ ​on​ ​one​ ​needle.​ ​Orient​ ​the​ ​needles​ ​so​ ​that​ ​the​ ​two​ ​long​ ​tails​ ​are​ ​in​ ​together​ ​in​ ​the  middle.    If​ ​using​ ​circulars:​ ​distribute​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​across​ ​the​ ​two​ ​needles​ ​of​ ​your​ ​circulars​ ​so​ ​that​ ​there  are​ ​half​ ​of​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​from​ ​each​ ​leg​ ​on​ ​each​ ​needle,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​long​ ​tails​ ​are​ ​in​ ​between​ ​the  two​ ​legs.​ ​You’ll​ ​have​ ​30​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​each​ ​needle.    Body    You​ ​will​ ​treat​ ​the​ ​60​ ​stitches​ ​on​ ​your​ ​needles​ ​as​ ​one​ ​large​ ​round.​ ​For​ ​the​ ​first​ ​few​ ​rows,​ ​pull  very​ ​tightly​ ​at​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​where​ ​the​ ​legs​ ​join.    Round​ ​23​:​ ​Join​ ​MC​ ​and​ ​knit​ ​across​ ​all​ ​stitches.​ ​This​ ​will​ ​join​ ​the​ ​legs​ ​together.   Rounds​ ​24-61​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts    After​ ​round​ ​30,​ ​pull​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​long​ ​tails​ ​into​ ​the​ ​body​ ​through​ ​the​ ​hole​ ​between​ ​the​ ​legs.  Use​ ​the​ ​other​ ​long​ ​tail​ ​to​ ​sew​ ​up​ ​the​ ​hole​ ​between​ ​the​ ​legs.    Round​ ​62​:​ ​(K8,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​54​ ​sts  Round​ ​63​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​64​:​ ​(K7,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​48​ ​sts  Round​ ​65​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​66​:​ ​(K6,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​42​ ​sts  Round​ ​67​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​68​:​ ​(K5,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​36​ ​sts  Round​ ​69​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​70​:​ ​(K4,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​30​ ​sts  Round​ ​71​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts    Start​ ​stuffing​ ​the​ ​feet​ ​and​ ​body.​ ​Avoid​ ​overstuffing​ ​-​ ​don’t​ ​stretch​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​too​ ​much​ ​or  the​ ​stuffing​ ​will​ ​show​ ​through.​ ​Continue​ ​to​ ​stuff​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body​ ​as​ ​you​ ​go.    Round​ ​72​:​ ​(K3,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​24​ ​sts  Round​ ​73​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​74​:​ ​(K2,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​18​ ​sts  Round​ ​75​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​76​:​ ​(K1,​ ​K2tog)​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​12​ ​sts  Round​ ​77​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Round​ ​78​:​ ​K2tog​ ​to​ ​end.​ ​6​ ​sts 


Break​ ​yarn.​ ​Pull​ ​through​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​6​ ​sts​ ​and​ ​draw​ ​tight​ ​to​ ​close.​ ​Use​ ​your​ ​yarn​ ​needle​ ​to push​ ​any​ ​remaining​ ​yarn​ ​ends​ ​back​ ​into​ ​the​ ​body.   

  Ears​ ​(make​ ​2)    CO​ ​30​ ​sts.​ ​Join​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​round.   Rounds​ ​1-4​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts   Rounds​ ​5-10​:​ ​Work​ ​rounds​ ​72-77​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body​ ​pattern.    Break​ ​yarn,​ ​pull​ ​through​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​12​ ​sts​ ​and​ ​draw​ ​tight​ ​to​ ​close.​ ​Fold​ ​in​ ​half​ ​and​ ​sew  to​ ​the​ ​head.    Eyes    Sew​ ​on​ ​any​ ​eye​ ​details​ ​using​ ​the​ ​same​ ​contrasting​ ​yarn​ ​as​ ​the​ ​nose​ ​details.    Mane    CO​ ​3​ ​sts.  Row​ ​1​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts  Row​ ​2​:​ ​K1,​ ​KFB,​ ​K1  Row​ ​3​:​ ​K2,​ ​KFB,​ ​K1  Row​ ​4​:​ ​K1,​ ​KFB,​ ​K3  Row​ ​5​:​ ​K4,​ ​KFB,​ ​K1 


Row​ ​6​:​ ​K1,​ ​KFB,​ ​K5 Rows​ ​7-8​:​ ​K8  Row​ ​9​:​ ​K5,​ ​K2tog,​ ​K1  Row​ ​10​:​ ​K1,​ ​K2tog,​ ​K4  Row​ ​11​:​ ​K3,​ ​K2tog,​ ​K1  Row​ ​12​:​ ​K1,​ ​K2tog,​ ​K2  Row​ ​13​:​ ​K1,​ ​K2tog,​ ​K1  Row​ ​14​:​ ​K​ ​all​ ​sts    Repeat​ ​7​ ​more​ ​times.​ ​Sew​ ​to​ ​face​ ​along​ ​the​ ​flatter​ ​side.     Tail    Using​ ​MC,​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​and​ ​knit​ ​6​ ​stitches​ ​a​ ​few​ ​rows​ ​above​ ​the​ ​leg​ ​join​ ​in​ ​the​ ​middle.     Knit​ ​these​ ​6​ ​stitches​ ​as​ ​an​ ​i-cord​ ​for​ ​10​ ​rows.     Switch​ ​to​ ​CC.   Knit​ ​6​ ​stitches​ ​as​ ​an​ ​i-cord​ ​for​ ​6​ ​rows.     Draw​ ​the​ ​yarn​ ​through​ ​the​ ​6​ ​sts​ ​tightly.       ©​ ​Katrina​ W ​ alser,​ ​2017    Questions?​ C ​ omments?​ ​I’d​ ​love​ ​to​ ​help!​ ​Email​ ​kat@oliphantkat.com 

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