Merlion Amigurumi Pattern (Free)

Did a cute version of the Singapore Merlion last year and had requests for the pattern. Finally finish writing it!



This is a free pattern, please do not sell this pattern or claim it as your own. If you want to share this pattern, please link back to this page.

Materials:

Using fingering yarn with 2.5mm hook will produce a Merlion of about 11cm/4.3in tall.
All yarn threads are assumed to be of the same thickness.
-White
-Red yarn
-Light Pink Embroidery Thread
-Black Embroidery Thread
-Safety Eyes 6mm x 2 (based on fingering yarn, use a bigger size if using a thicker yarn)
-Stuffing

Abbreviations:
sc - single crochet
sc inc - single crochet increase
sc dec - single crochet decrease
ss - slip stitch
ch - chain stitch
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
dc inc - double crochet increase
bo - bobble stitch with 3 double crochet
Rnd – Round

Head & Body
With white yarn,
Rnd 1: 6sc into magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: sc inc x 6 times (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, sc inc) x 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (42)
Rnd 8: (6 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (48)
Rnd 9 - Rnd 15 (7 rnds): sc all around (48)
Rnd 16: (6 sc, sc dec) x 6 times (42)
Rnd 17: (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 times (36)
Rnd 18: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 times (30)
Rnd 19: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 times (24)
Rnd 20: (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 times (18)

Insert the eyes between Rnd 10 - Rnd 11, about 8 stitches apart.
Sew the nose and mouth from Rnd 11 - Rnd 12.
Sew whiskers from Rnd 11 - Rnd 13

Rnd 21: (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (24)
Rnd 22: (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (30)
Rnd 23 - Rnd 24 (2 rnds): sc all around (30)
Rnd 25: (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 times (36)
Rnd 26: sc all around (36)
Rnd 27: (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 times (30)
Rnd 28: (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 times (24)
Rnd 29: sc all around (24)
Rnd 30: (6 sc, sc dec) x 3 times (21)
Rnd 31: sc all around (21)
Rnd 32: (5 sc, sc dec) x 3 times (18)
Rnd 33: sc all around (18)

Put stuffing in.

Rnd 34: (4 sc, sc dec) x 3 times (15)
Rnd 35: (4 sc, sc inc) x 3 times (18)
Rnd 36: (8 sc, sc inc) x 2 times (20)
Rnd 37 - Rnd 40 (4 rnds): sc all around (20)

Add a few stitches until Rnd 40 end at the side of the merlion.



Rnd 41: hdc, dc inc, ss, hdc, dc inc, hdc, ss, (hdc, dc inc, ss) x 2 times,
             hdc, dc inc, hdc, ss, hdc, dc inc, ss (26)

Stuff the tail portion lightly as you need to fold it later.

Flatten the tail portion and sew the hole close.


Body Details
With light pink embroidery thread, sew a wave pattern from Rnd 25 – Rnd 27.


Mane
With red yarn,
Rnd 1: ch 56, ss to make into a ring (56)
Rnd 2: sc all around (56)
Rnd 3: (6 sc, sc inc) x 8 times (64)
Rnd 4: (hdc, dc inc, hdc, ss) x 16 times (80)

Fasten off and leave a length of yarn for sewing

(Note: The mane may curl up and you may want to block it to make it lay flat.)


Ears (Make 2)
With white yarn,
Rnd 1: 4sc into magic ring (4)
Rnd 2: (sc, sc inc) x 2 times (6)

Fasten off, leaving a length of yarn for sewing.

Assembly
Sew the mane to the head.



Sew the ears to the head.

Fold up the tail and sew it to secure it.



Hope you enjoy the pattern!

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