Geometric Lion Wrap

Updated: Sep 9

Well this was SUPPOSED to be a baby wrap but my niece was too darn cute and fell in love with it the seconds she saw it that I just had to have her model it ❤️. 


The nee Chic Sheep yarn is the perfect yarn for anything made for kiddos. It is so soft and squishy that those little hands will love to touch it. It is also a dream to work with because it is soft to the touch and holds up to all the ways we work with it. The best part - it's 100% wool and comes in a bunch of vibrant colours! 


The finished size is a 24in square (so perfect for babies!)


Materials





Pattern:

Start with the Body:

Start with a foundation row (a multiple of 3 chains) chain 99 sts

Row 1: Make 2 double crochets in the 3rd chain from the hook. *Skip 2 ch. Make 1 sc in next ch. Make 2 double crochet in the same ch. Repeat from * to the end of row 1 ending with 1 sc in the last ch.

Row 2: Chain 2, turn, make 2 dc in first sc. **Skip the next 2 dc, Make sc and 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from ** across ending with 1 sc in the top of the ch-2.

Repeat Row 2 until desired length is made. Do not bind off.



Form Hood:

Row 1: Working in front loops only, repeat row 2 for 10 in (approx 42 sts), ending with the 1 sc.

Row 2: As row 2 above. Once you have returned to the side of the work, attach with a SS to the side.

Row 3: As Row 2 from body, finishing 3 stitches shorter than Row 1 from Hood.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3, decreasing 3 sts each round and attach to the side of the work until no stitches remain.





Make Ears :

With yellow (make 2), start with a magic circle.

Row 1: 6 sc in the loop created. Ch 1, turn

Row 2: 2 dc in every sc, ch 2, turn

Row 3: (2 dc in next st, dc) in next 2 dc, repeat to end. ch 2, turn

Row 4: (2 dc in next st twice, 2 dc), in next 4 dc, repeat to end. ch 2 turn

Row 5: 5 sc, 3 hdc, 8 dc, 3 hdc, 5 sc.

Bind off


With white make inner ears (make 2)

Repeat Rows 1-3 from Ears above.




Paws (make 2)

Chain 13

Row 1: HDC in second ch from hook across, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 2: 2 HDC in first HDC, HDC to last st, 2 HDC in last

HDC, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 3: HDC across, ch 1, turn (14)

Repeat row 2-3 until there are 22 HDC

Next 3 rows: HDC across, ch 1 turn, (22)

Row 14: HDC2tog, HDC to last 2 sts, HDC2tog, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 15: HDC across, ch 1 turn (20)

Repeat row 14-15 until there are 13 HDC, bind off.



Assembly:

Sew the inner white ear to the larger yellow ears and attach to ether side of the hood.

From the paws by folding the piece in half, stuff with batting, and sew along either sides and attach to the corner of the the body. With an embroidery needle, pucker the hand to form 3 "fingers" and pull yarn through to hold in place. 


For the mane, attach white with a ss at the base of the hood, ch 15, ss in the following stitch around. Repeat once more with ch 20 immediately behind the first row - there should be two rows of ch loops with the back set being a little bit longer than the first.





Tail:

With MC and larger hook, ch 30.

Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 3 sc in each ch to end. Fasten off.

It will curl all on its own.


Tassel:

Wrap A yarn around a 4 1/2” piece of cardboard 82 times. At one end, slip a 5” piece of MC under the loops and knot tightly. Cut the loops at other end and remove cardboard. Loop and tightly wrap a 36” strand of MC around the tassel, about 1” down from top. Secure the yarn ends and tuck them into the tassel. Attach to one end of tail. Fasten other end of tail to outside of wrap approximately 13” from lower edge in center.

Weave in ends and enjoy!







Enjoy and post pics below!