My son is learning his animal sounds right now and the first one he tackles really well was the ROAR of a lion. His first favorite book was Dear Zoo which has a lion in it and he also loves watching the Lion King. All those things are what lead me to make him an amigurumi lion. I love these Little Bigfoot guys from Amigurumi to go. They are adorable! I want to tackle the turtle as my next project because of his cute little face.
For the Lion’s body I used Red Heart Super Saver in Tan (body) and Coffee (mane) and the light color in the mane is Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice in Honey.
And here are a few pictures I tried to take through out the process:
I finally bought some safety eyes for this project because I felt that nothing else would be as good. They are from 6060 on Etsy.
Gettin’ his hair did..
Here he is before his final hair cut:
I went through with tweezers after and picked all the little bits of stuff that came through around his face. I also changed up the pattern a bit and used 2 colors for the mane. I decided to do it at first in fear of running out of the Honey color, (I did any way and had to buy more) but I LOVE how it turned out with the 2 colors.
And finally! He is complete.. and I love him. 🙂
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