Friendly Lion Scrubby

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by Michele Wilcox, Red Heart Design Team

Friendly Lion Scrubby

Let the king of the jungle lend you a helping hand in the kitchen. Crochet a lovable lion scrubby using a few balls of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle yarn.

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GAUGE:

8 dc = 1½" (4 cm); Rounds 1–3 = 3¼" (8.5 cm).


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

6¼" (16 cm) in diameter.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Instructions

  • 1

    Special Stitch

    sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


    Special Technique

    Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

  • 2

    SCRUBBY

    Head

    With A, ch 4.

    Round 1: Work 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning skipped ch count as first dc); join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc.

    Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each remaining st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 dc.

    Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—36 dc.

    Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—48 dc.

    Round 5: Ch 3, working in back loops only, dc in same st as join, (ch 1, 2 dc) in each remaining st, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—96 dc and 48 ch-1 spaces.

    Round 6: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—144 dc. Fasten off.

  • 3

    Mane

    Round 1: Join B with sc in any unworked front loop of Round 4, *ch 4, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, skip next 2 front loops, sc in next front loop; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.


    Top of Nose

    With B, ch 5.

    Row 1: Slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch. Fasten off.


    Bottom of Nose

    With C, ch 5.

    Row 1: Sc2tog in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, sc2tog in last 2 ch, turn—2 sc.

    Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog—1 sc. Fasten off.


    Eye (make 2)

    With C, ch 2.

    Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

  • 4

    FINISHING

    Refer to photograph for placement of facial features. Sew all pieces with sewing needle and thread.

    Nose Sew top and bottom pieces to center of head.

    Eyes Sew in place on Round 2.

    Mouth With C, embroider smiling mouth with back stitches under nose.

    Trim “eyelash” strands from facial features to emphasize their shape.

    Weave in ends.


    ABBREVIATIONS

    A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.; ch = chain(s); dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Supplies

  • • 1 Ball Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle: Lemon (A); Orange (B); Licorice (C)
  • • 4mm Crochet Hook; Yarn Needle; Sewing Needle; Ecru Thread