DROPS Extra / 0-1076

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DROPS Carnival: Crochet DROPS lion head band and plaited lion tail in ”Paris”. Size 1-10 years

DROPS design: Pattern no w-055-bn
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: 1/2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 years
Head circumference: 44/50 – 50/52 – 52/53 – 53/54 – 54/55 cm.
Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
250 g for all sizes in colour no 45, dusty orange
50 g for all sizes in colour no 16, white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 15, black

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 dc x 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc at beg of every dc row with 1 ch.

2 dc tog:
* Insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.

SAFETY TIP:
Be careful when playing with tie on tail. Tie is only intended as a belt to fasten the tail.
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HEAD BAND:
Work 11-13-13-14-14 ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm with dusty orange. Work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook = 2 dc. Then work 1 dc in every ch = 11-13-13-14-14 dc. Continue back and forth with 1 dc in every dc - READ CROCHET INFO - until piece measures approx. 44-45-46-47-48 cm (or desired length. Head band should be approx. 6-7 cm less than head circumference) - REMEMBER CROCHET TENSION. Fasten off. Sew short sides tog edge to edge mid back.

MUZZLE:
Work 24 ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm with white.
ROW 1: REMEMBER CROCHET INFO! Work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook (= 2 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* 3 more times = 20 dc. Turn.
ROW 2: Work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 18 dc, 2 dc in ch from beg of previous row = 22 dc. Turn.
ROW 3: Work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 20 dc, 2 dc in ch from beg of previous row = 24 dc. Turn.
ROWS 4-6: Work 1 dc in every dc. Turn.
ROW 7: Work 2 DC TOG – see explanation above, 1 dc in each of the next 20 dc, 2 dc tog = 22 dc. Turn.
ROW 8: Work 2 dc tog, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 1 sl st in each of the next 8 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 2 dc tog = 12 dc and 8 sl sts. Turn.
ROW 9: Work 2 dc tog, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 1 sl st in each of the next 10 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc tog = 8 dc and 10 sl sts. Let the yarn be approx. 20 cm long, this is used for assembly.

SNOUT AND MOUTH:
Work snout as follows: Work 3 ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm with black.
ROW 1: REMEMBER CROCHET INFO! Work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook (= 2 dc), 1 dc in next ch = 3 dc. Turn.
ROW 2: Work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch from beg of previous row = 5 dc. Turn.
ROW 3: Work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch from beg of previous row = 7 dc.
ROW 4: Work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 2 dc in last ch from beg of previous row = 9 dc.
ROWS 5 AND 6: Work 1 dc in every dc. Let the yarn be approx. 20 cm long, this is used for assembly.
Work mouth as follows: Work a ch-row of 14 ch, fasten mouth to snout with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from cast on edge, 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch on ch-row, work 12 ch. Let the yarn be approx. 20 cm long, this is used for assembly.

EYE:
Work 3 ch on hook size 4.5 mm with black and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 1 ch, 6 dc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in first ch.
Let the yarn be approx. 20 cm long, this is used for assembly - tighten tog by basting a few stitch at the back to form dc into a ball. Work another eye the same way.

EAR:
Work 8 ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm with dusty orange.
ROW 1: Work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook = 2 dc. Work 1 dc in every ch = 8 dc. Turn.
ROWS 2-5: REMEMBER CROCHET INFO! Work 1 dc in every dc. Turn.
ROW 6: Work 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc tog, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc tog, 1 dc in last dc = 6 dc. Turn.
ROW 7: Work 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc tog, 2 dc tog, 1 dc in last dc = 4 dc. Turn.
ROW 8: Work 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc tog, 1 dc in last dc. Fasten off.
Work an edge along the ear, beg from RS in the right corner on cast on edge as follows: Work 1 dc in every row (= 8 dc), in 2nd dc on 8th row (i.e. at the top of tip on ear) work 2 dc + 2 ch + 2 dc, work 1 dc in every row (= 8 dc). Let the yarn be approx. 20 cm long, this is used for assembly. Work another ear the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten muzzle at the front of head band, let the muzzle hang approx. 1 cm below edge. Fasten snout, sew mouth so that it bends upwards on each side - see photo. Fasten eyes by placing 1 eye above each corner on mouth. Fasten ears at the top of head band. Sew cast on edge on the back of head band approx. 1 cm from edge, there should be approx. 5 cm between each ear.

MANE:
1 FRINGE: Cut 8 lengths with dusty orange, 17 cm each. Place them double and thread loop through a row at the top of head band, pull the yarn ends through the loops.
Fasten fringes along the entire edge, approx. 2.5 cm apart - NOTE: Do not fasten fringes in front of the ears.

TAIL:
Cut strands of what is left of the dusty orange yarn (i.e. approx. 2 whole balls) of 3 m. Fold them double and tie a knot around the fold. Divide into 3 equal parts and plait the parts. Tie a knot at the bottom of plait, and cut the fringes so that they have different lengths, let the longest be approx. 8 cm long.
Work a belt as follows: Work 170 ch (string measures approx. 110 cm) with 2 strands black on hook size 4.5 mm. Fasten off. Thread the string through fold at the top of tail - READ SAFETY TIP.

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