Lions and Elephant and Pigs….oh my!

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One of my favorite things is to come up with a base pattern, and then find ways to alter it to make different things. Well, I took my Bailey the Bear pattern, and changed or added things to it to turn it into an elephant, a lion, a pig and a puppy. There are so many different animals I could make with this one pattern, and I may get around to making more eventually, but for now here’s all you need to know to make these four.

Just go grab the Bailey the Bear pattern from my other page for the head, body, arms and legs. Then come back here and see what you need to add to make each of these animals.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Loops and Threads Charisma yarn (or any yarn, really)

L (8mm) crochet hook (or whatever size your yarn recommends)

18mm safety eyes

20mm safety nose (for the puppy or lion, or you can stitch a nose on)

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

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Elephant

Ears

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * four times total, leaving the last 2 stitches undone, ch 1, turn. (12 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in first 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 2 stitches, inc, sc in last 4 stitches, ch 1, turn. (14 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in first 5 stitches, inc, sc in next 2 stitches, inc, sc in last 5 stitches, ch 1, turn. (16 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in first 6 stitches, inc, sc in next 2 stitches, inc, sc in last 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (18 stitches)

Row 6: Sc around. Tie off. (18 stitches)

Make 2 and sew to side of head.

Trunk

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc around. (10 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Dec, sc in next 2 stitches, inc, inc, sc in next 2 stitches, dec. (10 stitches)

Rows 9-10: Sc around. (10 stitches)

Rows 11-12: Dec, sc in next 2 stitches, inc, inc, sc in next 2 stitches, dec. (10 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Sew onto center of face.

I added a little tail to the elephant, by chaining 10, then adding some yarn to the end of it.

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Lion

Ears

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 6: Sc around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make two, fold flat and sew to head.

Tail (For lion or puppy)

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-16: Sc around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. For lion tail, attach yarn to end. Sew to back of stuffie.

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Pig

Ears

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc around. (5 stitches)

Row 4: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 5-7: Sc around. (10 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2, fold flat and sew to head.

Snout

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: In front loops only, *dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Sew to center of face. Use dark yarn to stitch on nostrils.

Tail

Ch. 7

Row 1: 3 sc’s in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Attach to butt.

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Puppy

Ears

ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 4-8: Sc around. (15 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Rows 10-11: Sc around. (12 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (9 stitches)

Rows 13-16: Sc around. (9 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2, flatten and sew to sides of head.

For the puppy’s tail, use the same pattern as the lion but don’t add yarn to the end.

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I hope you have fun making a whole zoo of animals. I’m sure I’ll come up with other animals to make using this pattern, but if you think of any other animals you’d like to make, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any animals of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

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