Atlas the Lion Cub| crochet pattern


This listing is for is a crochet pattern, not a physical product. It is an easy-to-follow tutorial that will teach you how to make an floppy, life-sized lion cub – with loads of pictures and bonus tips! Scroll down for pattern details and more info.

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Don’t be fooled by his floppy cuteness, Atlas is a ferocious roaring lion, striking fear in the hearts of man and beast! Although it’s hard to be intimidated by those big moon eyes and squidgy pink toe beans! This cub is only a baby of course, he hasn’t grown a mane yet so Atlas wears this bushy bonnet to look like King of the Jungle but sshhh – don’t tell the other cubs it’s fake!

This hefty babe is almost the size of a real baby big cat, and with the option to put weights inside his body and make him using the lush merino yarn kit, he becomes a weighted therapy toy and an heirloom.

This pattern contains every shred of info you’ll need to make your own perfect cub from ear to tail, including all the supplies and their quantities, plus helpful tips and a whole extra booklet with extra helpful amigurumi and sewing techniques! I’ve gone to the ends of the earth to make it easy to follow and accurate down to the last stitch, with over 200 high quality photos to guide you step by step. If you can crochet, you can make this cub!



  • 85 Page PDF pattern of accurate, easy-to-follow instructions
  • Over 200 high quality images included to guide you through every step
  • A list of all the supplies you’ll need for making your cub
  • Helpful notes and tips throughout the pattern
  • Free bonus Booklet: Projectarian’s Pro Tips for Amigurumi (ami & sewing help)
  • Free support from the designer (me), and a large network of experienced crocheters



Yarn: Atlas the Lion is designed with Miss La Motte Merino yarn in double knit (8ply) weight.

Terminology: US terminology with metric and imperial sizes.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Although it is rated intermediate, this pattern contains loads of photos (over 200!) plus extra tips and a bonus section that will teach you all the required skills and techniques. The pattern has been thoroughly tested by the team at Hooked On Sunshine to ensure it’s concise and easy to follow. If you happen to get stuck, you can get help from the massive support group on Facebook.

Delivery: Instant download in PDF format. English only.



Toys made with natural fibers are highly durable and can be handed down to your child’s future siblings and even their own children one day. Atlas’s merino body is the perfect bundle of soft, natural warmth and squish!

You can buy a pack containing all the yarn you need to make Atlas in the same colours as pictured. Click on the button below to visit Hooked On Sunshine and purchase your kit (pattern excluded):

Atlas The Lion Cub | Pattern by Projectarian










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This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the designer. Copyright and intellectual property rights reserved.

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Additional information


This is a virtual product, delivered as a digital download.
No physical item will be shipped to you.
Your files will become available for download once the order is complete.

Due to their nature, digital items cannot be reclaimed and are therefore non-refundable, unless they fail to meet the following criteria:
– satisfactory quality
– fit for the intended purpose
– meets product description


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