This is my nephew Liam. It seems like just yesterday we welcomed him into this world (shirts we wore to the hospital). But in reality it's been almost 5 months and like 5 month olds- he chews on everything and loves bold contrasting toys.
I kept this in mind while I picked an animal to crochet him for Christmas. Looking through a file I have on my ipad of images I saved from the Internet (back before Pinterest) and I found this photo of a crocheted stuffed lion...
he is so cute! Since I saved the file I don't have the link to see who's photo or pattern this belongs to(I can't find it on a google images search either?) so if you know please leave me a comment and I will place the link to this original lion.
It was a pretty easy pattern to figure out, I just made the body a rectangle and the arms/legs tear drop shaped. Really it is the face and mane that make him so unique and lovable.
I made him about 12 inches tall and the body about 5 inches wide. This turned out to be the perfect size for him to hold and use for a pillow.
Liam really loves the lion and rolled over just to reach for him a couple weeks ago... it's nice to be appreciated =)