View recommended yarn
This pattern is instantly downloadable. Details

Product details

He’s the king of the jungle, meet Samson the Lion!  

THE PATTERN INCLUDES:  Row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the lion, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques (including how to knit loops), a materials list and recommended yarns. 

TECHNIQUES:  All pieces are knitted flat on a pair of straight knitting needles.  You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, change colours at the ends of a row and sew seams. Samson has a mane of curly hair which is made by knitting loops, and instructions on how to knit loops are included in the pattern.  If you have never knitted loops before, I also have a free tutorial on my website to help you at

FINISHED SIZE: The finished lion is 27cm tall (when standing, from tips of toes to top of head).

Independent Designer
Amanda Berry
Yarn Weight
DK | Light Worsted
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Featured Yarn
The eyes are two small black buttons backed with a small amount of white felt fabric, but you could use toy safety eyes or beads instead if you wish.

Celebrate the joy of creating! Share your craft and knowledge or pick up some tips.

mc vi amex paypal comodo

Visit our international sites: Australia | Germany | Rest of World