Monday, June 10, 2013

Ready 4 Summer - Roarin' Roland

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba 
(Here comes a lion, Father)
Sithi uhm ingonyama 
(Oh yes, it's a lion)
 Intro to The Lion King/Circle of Life
© 1994 Tim Rice/Disney Films

and oh yes, it IS a lion!
I love lions.  I have adopted 2!  No, not stuffed animals - but two living, breathing (retired/surrendered) lions :)  Oh come on, that surprises you?  

And while not everyone may choose to enjoy the BIG kitties, almost everyone still love the plush ones.  Their very name suggests authority and their feline attributes just make them appear just so sweet and cuddly!  I can't help but to be inspired by and in love with these big purr-bags!

and with that, I introduce you to Roland!

He is ready to roar his way into your heart and go on many adventures with your little one this summer - keeping him or her safe from harm: of course.  After all, who wants to tangle with a lion?
Roarin' Roland, the lion cub, is an "Intermediate" pattern due to it's use of Loop Stitches in the mane and tail.  This pattern contains 11 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs to help you bring this 22 inch friend to life.
To complete this pattern, it is expected that you already know how to crochet using single crochet stitches as well as loop stitches.  You should also know how to change colors, crochet in the round, crochet in rows as well as how to crochet in the end of rows.

This adorable little cub can be made as pictured in the model, with the variegated yarn listed in materials  - or get creative with his colorings and use what you already have in your yarn bin, alternating between several colors to give your lion a distinct look all his own!

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** WARNING ** Young children, toddlers and infants should ALWAYS be supervised when playing with this toy. There may be small pieces that a child can dislodge and there is potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. Check all toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Broken toys can develop small parts which may present the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. A toy that cannot be repaired should be thrown away immediately. Please remember to use a yarn which is safe, as young children are likely to put toy in their mouth.


Materials Used in Model:

Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0320 Cornmeal, 0313 Aran, 0311 White, 0256 Carrot, 0792 Sandy Print and 0365 Coffee
Size US 7/4.50mm crochet hook
poly-fil fiberfill
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning

This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
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Roarin Roland was inspired by the life of Roland Hayes
Roarin Roland - original concept/copyright 2012/Published Copyright 2013


Anonymous said...

LOVE HIM!!!! (That's no surprise! I'm your biggest fan... well one of them!)


Kerri said...

Hey, Kat, it's just a *little* lion. Look at him. He's so cute and all alone! Can we keep him?
So CUTE! Nothing like looking out your window and seeing a lion on a rock! :P

Anonymous said...

He is spectacular! A "rock star" lion with that "big hair band" style
mane on him. He's just about indescribably purr-fect. :>

Syracuse, NY

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