Let’s all give a roar in’ welcome to Cedric. Made up in Wool Couture’s Cheeky Chunky merino wool, he’s a lion quite literally in sheep’s clothing, but he’s so darn cuddleable we can forgive any species subterfuge. Measuring up at an impressive 66cm, he’ll tower over your teddy and take up half the bed, but also keep any monsters at bay – a solid trade off.


To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

Wool Couture Cheeky Chunky (100% merino wool, 200g/130m) in Mustard and Dark Brown

Any black yarn

Any pink yarn

An 8mm (US L/11) hook

Toy stuffing

For yarn stockists contact Wool Couture on 01226 414950 or at www.woolcouturecompany.com

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this amazing lion inside issue 88.

Simply Crochet issue 88 is available to order online, you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.


Simply Crochet is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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