These little versions of the beloved big cats are just the right size for being carried around by a little one, or to use as gift embellishments or ornaments.
Boxy version: Approximately 5.25” (13.5 cm) square after stuffing.
Rounded version: Approximately 5” (13 cm) diameter after stuffing.
Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Stitches should be small so that fiber filling doesn’t show.
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 170 yd/156 m/medium weight) – 1 skein each in 158 Mustard (CA), 123 Beige (CB), 153 Black (CC), and 130 Honey (CD), or approximately 85 yd (78 m) in CA, and 7 yd (6.5 m) each in CB, CC, and CD in any medium weight yarn.
US F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Fairfield Poly-Fil fiber filling.
1 pair – animal safety eyes – I used Consumer Crafts 12 mm Clear Animal Eyes for the Rounded Ornament version and Consumer Crafts 24 mm Brown Animal Eyes for the Boxy version.
1 – Consumer Crafts 21 mm Animal Nose.
Knit Picks Bent Tip Tapestry Needles.
Knit Picks Locking Stitch Markers.
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