Crochet Heart Lion Appliqué

Crochet Heart Lion Appliqué

Here is another addition to the series of my Heart-shaped Animals – a Crochet Heart Lion Applique!  Easy to make and perfect for any embellishment! Since it consists of hearts you could make this for a Valentine’s Day.

Try to experiment with different size yarn and hooks to make your crochet Heart Lion applique in different sizes.

Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet

Finished Size: crochet Heart Lion applique is about 2-1/2” (6.5 cm) in diameter.

Materials:
– cotton crochet thread size 10 in yellow and orange
– crochet hook size 4/2 mm
– buttons of your choice  for Lion’s eyes
– embroidery floss in black, embroidery needle
– sewing threads, sewing needle

Make a Large Heart for the Lion’s head.

Large Heart
With cotton crochet thread size 10 in yellow
Ch 4;
Rnd 1. make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1,  DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St.

Rnd 2.  Ch 3, in top of first St of previous Row make HDC and DC, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, DC into each of next 3 Sts, HDC into next St, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point),    Ch 1, HDC in Ch-1, DC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC and HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.

Rnd 3. Ch 3, HDC in top of first St of previous round, 2 HDC in each of next 5 Sts, then HDC in each of the next 6 Sts, Ch 1, DC in next St (Heart point), Ch 1, HDC in each of the next 6 Sts, 2 HDC in each of next 5 Sts, HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center, Ch 1.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Make 8 Small Heart for the Lion’s mane.

Small Heart
With cotton crochet thread size 10 in orange
Ch 4;
Rnd 1. make all of the next stitches into the fourth Ch from hook (the first Ch made) working under both loops – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC, Ch 3, Sl St.

Rnd 2. Ch 3, SC into first St of previous Row, 2 SC into each of next 2 Sts, SC into each of next 4 Sts, Ch 1, DC into next St (Heart point), Ch 1, SC into each of next 4 Sts, 2 SC into each of next 2 Sts, SC into next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center, Ch 1.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Sew Small Hearts to the Large Heart from the back side slightly overlapping Small Hearts edges.

Sew on buttons for the eyes or you can embroider them instead. Embroider a mouth.

Enjoy your crochet Heart Lion applique!!!

Crochet Heart Lion Appliqué
Crochet Heart Lion Applique

More my free patterns for the Heart-Shaped Appliques you can find HERE.

 

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