If you are wondering how to make a rattle lion baby crochet pattern, the details are here. It is a great way for your baby to experience different textures and colors. Follow our instructions below step by step.

Supplies:

  • Yarnart Jeans (55% cotton, 45% acrylic; 160 m / 50 g) in light brown, dark brown, beige, light yellow and neon yellow colors
  • 2.0 mm crochet hook
  • Brown embroidery floss
  • Reliable safety eyes (7-8 mm) or black floss for eye embroidering
  • Fiberfill for stuffing
  • Little plastic egg/container (like Kinder Surprise egg) with beads
  • Scissors and tapestry needle

Skill level: easy

The size of finished crochet rattle is about 12-13 cm (5″).

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
inc = increase (2 sc in one st)
dec = decrease (2 sc together)
sl st = slip stitch
(..) = repeat the space in brackets the given number of times
[..] = total number of stitches

This crochet pattern describes the rattle without a wooden ring. If you want to use a wooden ring, crochet the base rattle parts (ring and semi-ring) around it, beginning with the ring and finishing with the semi-ring.

Semi-ring:
Crochet 15 ch and join with sl st to make a circle. Start each round with 1 ch and finish with sl st. Continue crocheting around about 18 rounds. Crochet sc around the edges of the semi-ring with light yellow yarn. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Ring:
Crochet 12 ch and join with sl st to make a circle. Continue crocheting around in spiral about 45-46 rounds. Now you have a cylinder. Insert it in the semi-ring, then join the ends of the cylinder with sewing needle to form a ring (don’t forget to stuff with fiberfill). Fasten off and weave in the end. Hide the seam shifting the semi-ring.

 

Arms (make 2):

Crochet in continuous rounds with light brown yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: sc in all 18 st [18]

Rnd 5: (dec, sc in next st) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 6-9: sc in all 12 st [12]

Rnd 10: dec, sc in next 10 st [11]

Rnd 11: sc in all 11 st [11]

Rnd 12: dec, sc in next 9 st [10]

Rnd 13: sc in all 10 st [10] Stuff.

Rnd 14: (dec) repeat 5 times [5]

Close the hole. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

 

Ears (make 2):

Crochet in continuous rounds with light brown yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: sc in all 18 st [18]

Rnd 5: (dec, sc in next st) repeat 6 times [12]

Finish with sl st. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

 

Head:

Crochet in continuous rounds with light brown yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24]

Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30]

Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc) repeat 6 times [36]

Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc) repeat 6 times [42]

Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc) repeat 6 times [48]

Rnd 9-16: sc in all 48 st [48]

If you use safety eyes, insert them between Rnd 12 and Rnd 13 (about 7 stitches between the eyes).

Rnd 17: (sc in next 6 st, dec) repeat 6 times [42]

Rnd 18: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 6 times [36]

Rnd 19: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times [30]

Rnd 20: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times [24]

Put small beads inside the plastic container. Close the container and secure it with cloth sticking tape.

Insert the container with beads inside the lion head and stuff the head with fiberfill.

Rnd 21: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 22: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times [12]

Finish with sl st. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff.

Muzzle:

Crochet in continuous rounds with beige (milk color) yarn.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]

Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]

Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]

Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc) repeat 6 times [24]

Rnd 5: sc in all 24 st [24]

Change to light brown yarn.

Rnd 6-7: sc in all 24 st [24]

Finish with sl st. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Stuff with fiberfill.

Sew the muzzle to the head right under the eyes. Flatten the ears and sew them to the head between Rnd 5 and Rnd 11.

 

Mane:
Mark the mane line with pins. Cut the yarn into pieces of 5-6 cm (about 2 inches). Fold the piece in half and draw its center through the stitch of the head with your hook. Pick up 2 strands, draw them through the loop and tighten. Attach all other pieces in the same manner, then trim lion hair as you like.

 

Scarf:

Row 1: crochet 70 ch with neon yellow yarn, turn [70]

Row 2: 1 ch, sc in next 70 st beginning from the 2nd ch from hook [70]

Change to light yellow yarn.

Rnd 3: crochet sc in each st around the scarf making 3 sc in the stitches at both ends of the scarf. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Assembly:
1. Make small eye indents (optional).
2. Embroider a nose, a mouth and eyebrows.
3. Sew the head in the middle of the semi-ring.
4. Embroider lines on the paws.
5. Sew arms to the ring near the head.
6. Put on the scarf.

Your crochet lion baby rattle is finished!