Originally, I had planned to submit my design to a magazine. However, reading their submission requirements, I read that they wanted yarn labels. Since the yarn I'd used was hand-me-overs and scraps, I figured I'd set the pattern aside, make a new one with newly purchased (not to mention labelled) yarns and then submit. However, after 7 months of sitting, I felt it was time to offer the pattern for sale myself. I still haven't bought the labelled yarns for the lion!
The pattern calls for worsted weight yarns (when working the mane, an assortment of worsted, baby, sport, even eyelash yarns would be awesome but this is not necessary), and buttons or 'google eyes'. Or, simply embroider the eyes. Polyester stuffing gives the head a slightly raised look. Lion is app. 14" tall by 10" wide, size may differ slightly according to your tension.
This would be great as a Christmas stocking, or year round as a gift bag. Or, stuff, sew the top closed, and you have a pillow! I do plan on designing more animal gift bags\/stockings, and if you purchase this one, you will receive a discount on any future stockings in this line.
This pattern is now available as an instant download. Upon payment, you will receive a link to download your pattern. Please note, due to copyright this pattern cannot be shared/redistributed: if you would like to give a pattern as a gift to an online friend, please contact me and I will set up a listing for you to purchase without the instant download and will then send to the email address you provide.
Now, for copyright info: this pattern is NOT to be redistributed in any way, whether free or for sale. This means no posting the pattern on websites, passing on in emails, selling the pattern at craft sales, and especially no selling the pattern at any online store (or auction site). What you may do (heck, I like for people to make money!!), is make a few to sell at craft fairs for profit, as long as the pattern is not included. Please, NO mass production.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. And keep an eye on my listings, I am hoping to do another animal stocking soon!
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Returns & exchanges
Due to their nature, patterns are non-refundable once sent. If you have not received your pattern within 24 hours, and there is no notice up about being away, please let me know. Sometimes spam blockers keep out the good as well as the bad!
If you are having difficulties understanding the pattern, please don't hesitate to email me, I want to make sure you are happy, so I do provide email support on my patterns! I can sometimes design a pattern upon request. If I do design a pattern that you have suggested and wind up selling the pattern, I will give you the pattern free. **Due to copyrights, I will not design anything using a trademarked character. So, no Disney characters, Harry Potter, etc.