Free Sleeping Buddy Lion Amigurumi Pattern: Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re looking for a delightful project to dive into the world of amigurumi, you’re in the right place! With the Sleeping Buddy Amigurumi Lion pattern, you can create an adorable and cuddly sleep companion. This free and detailed guide offers step-by-step instructions, making it perfect for both beginners and experienced amigurumi enthusiasts. A great project for both children and adults to enjoy!

Abbreviations

Mr : Magic Ring 

Ch -Chain 

sc: Single Crochet  

inc: Increase 

dec: Decrease 

MATERIALS 

Yellow: Alize Cotton Gold color 216 

Orange: Alize Cotton Gold color 83 

Mustard Yellow: Alize Cotton Gold color 02 

Brown: Alize Cotton Gold 493 

Hook: 2.5mm 

Stuffing – Sewing needle – Eyes: 14 mm 

PATTERN

Amigurumi Lion Head

1: 6 sc in a magic ring 

2: 6 inc = 12 sc 

3: (1 sc, 1 inc) – 18 sc 

4: (2 sc, 1 inc) = 24 sc 

5: (3 sc, 1 inc) = 30 sc 

6: (4 sc, 1 inc) = 36 sc 

7: (5 sc, 1 inc) = 42 sc 

8: (6 sc, 1 inc) = 48 sc 

9: (7 sc, 1 inc) = 54 sc 

10: (8 sc, 1 inc) = 60 sc 

11: (9 sc, 1 inc) = 66 sc 

12: (10 sc, 1 inc) = 72 sc 

13: (11 sc, 1 inc) = 78 sc 

14: (12 sc, 1 inc) = 84 sc 

15: (13 sc, 1 inc) = 90 sc 

16: (14 sc, 1 inc) = 96 sc 

17: (15 sc, 1 inc) = 102 sc 

18-33: 102 sc (16 rounds) 

34: (15 sc, 1 dec) = 96 sc 

35: (14 sc, 1 dec) = 90 sc 

36: (13 sc, 1 dec) = 84 sc 

37: (12 sc, 1 dec) = 78 sc 

38: (11 sc, 1 dec) = 72 sc 

39: (10 sc, 1 dec) = 66 sc 

40: (9 sc, 1 dec) = 60 sc 

41: (8 sc, 1 dec) = 54 sc 

42: (7 sc, 1 dec) = 48 sc 

43: (6 sc, 1 dec) = 42 sc 

44: (5 sc, 1 dec) = 36 sc 

45: (4 sc, 1 dec) = 30 sc 

46: (3 sc, 1 dec) = 24 sc 

47: (2 sc, 1 dec) = 18 sc 

(Eyes are attached between rounds 24-25 with a gap of 14 stitches between them) 

Amigurumi Lion Body

(Continue without cutting the yarn, connecting the head and body) 

1-3: 18 sc (3 rounds) 

4: (2 sc, 1 inc) = 24 sc 

5: 24 sc 

6: (3 sc, 1 inc) = 30 sc 

7: 30 sc 

8: (4 sc, 1 inc) = 36 sc 

9: 36 sc 

10: (5 sc, 1 inc) = 42 sc 

11: 42 sc 

12: (6 sc, 1 inc) = 48 sc 

13: 48 sc 

14: (7 sc, 1 inc) = 54 sc 

15: 54 sc 

16: (8 sc, 1 inc) = 60 sc 

17: 60 sc 

18: (9 sc, 1 inc) = 66 sc 

19: 66 sc 

20: (10 sc, 1 inc) = 72 sc 

21: 72 sc 

22: (11 sc, 1 inc) = 78 sc 

23: 78 sc 

24: (12 sc, 1 inc) = 84 sc 

25: 84 sc 

26: (13 sc, 1 inc) = 90 sc 

27: 90 sc 

28: (14 sc, 1 inc) = 96 sc 

29-42: 96 sc (14 rounds) 

43: (14 sc, 1 dec) = 90 sc 

44: (13 sc, 1 dec) = 84 sc 

45: (12 sc, 1 dec) = 78 sc 

46: (11 sc, 1 dec) = 72 sc 

47: (10 sc, 1 dec) = 66 sc 

48: (9 sc, 1 dec) = 60 sc 

49: (8 sc, 1 dec) = 54 sc 

50: (7 sc, 1 dec) = 48 sc 

51: (6 sc, 1 dec) = 42 sc 

52: (5 sc, 1 dec) = 36 sc 

53: (4 sc, 1 dec) = 30 sc 

54: (3 sc, 1 dec) = 24 sc 

55: (2 sc, 1 dec) = 18 sc 

56: (1 sc, 1 dec) = 12 sc 

57: 6 dec, 6 sc (Finish) 

Amigurumi Lion Arm (Make 2) 

Using mustard yellow yarn 

1: 6 sc in a magic ring 

2: 6 inc = 12 sc 

3: (1 sc, 1 inc) = 18 sc 

4: (2 sc, 1 inc) = 24 sc 

5-8: 24 sc (4 rounds) 

9: (8 sc, 4 dec, 8 sc) = 20 sc 

10: (8 sc, 2 dec, 8 sc) = 18 sc 

11: (7 sc, 2 dec, 7 sc) = 16 sc 

Continue with yellow yarn 

12-38: 16 sc (27 rounds) 

Flatten and join the edges. 

Amigurumi Lion Leg (Make 2) 

Using mustard yellow yarn 

1: 6 sc in a magic ring 

2: 6 inc = 12 sc 

3: (1 sc, 1 inc) = 18 sc 

4: (2 sc, 1 inc) = 24 sc 

5: (3 sc, 1 inc) = 30 sc 

6-10: 30 sc (5 rounds) 

11: (9 sc, 6 dec, 9 sc) = 24 sc 

12: (8 sc, 4 dec, 8 sc) = 20 sc 

Continue with yellow yarn 

13-48: 20 sc (36 rounds) 

Flatten and join the edges. 

Amigurumi Lion Tail

Using orange yarn 

1: 6 sc in a magic ring 

2: 6 inc = 12 sc 

3: (1 sc, 1 inc) = 18 sc 

4: (2 sc, 1 inc) = 24 sc 

5: (3 sc, 1 inc) = 30 sc 

6-9: 30 sc (4 rounds) 

10: (3 sc, 1 dec) = 24 sc 

11: (2 sc, 1 dec) = 18 sc 

12: (4 sc, 1 dec, 4 sc, 1 dec, 4 sc, 1 dec) = 15 sc Continue with yellow yarn 

13-38: 15 sc (26 rounds) 

Flatten and join the edges. 

Amigurumi Lion Ear (Make 2) 

Using yellow yarn 

1: 6 sc in a magic ring 

2: (1 sc, 1 inc) = 9 sc 

3: (2 sc, 1 inc) = 12 sc 

4: (3 sc, 1 inc) = 15 sc 

5: (4 sc, 1 inc) = 18 sc 

6: (5 sc, 1 inc) = 21 sc 

7: (6 sc, 1 inc) = 24 sc 

8: (7 sc, 1 inc) = 27 sc 

9: 27 sc (4 rounds) 

10: (7 sc, 1 dec) = 24 sc 

11: (6 sc, 1 dec) = 21 sc 

12: (5 sc, 1 dec) = 18 sc 

13: (4 sc, 1 dec) = 15 sc Flatten and join the edges. 

Amigurumi Lion Mane

Crochet a chain as long as the circumference of the head and join the ends to form a loop. 

1: Chain 2, double crochet in each chain twice until the end. 

2: In the next round, double crochet (8 sc, 1 inc) until the end. 

3: In the next round, double crochet (12 sc, 1 inc) until the end. 

Good luck! 

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