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Kepler the Lion Crochet Amigurumi Pattern

Skill Builder!


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Meet Kepler the Lion, the irresistible cutie with a wild mane!

You can also leave off the mane and make a lioness! (instructions included)

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly. No shipping costs and no waiting! (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.)

Pattern Details


Kepler measures 15” tall when completed with worsted weight yarn (10 inches seated).

Want a bigger or smaller lion? Use thicker or thinner yarn and a larger or smaller hook!


This lion is an intermediate-level crochet pattern, delivered instantly by email. You’ll need to:

  • single crochet
  • decrease
  • increase
  • embroider (detailed instructions included)
  • crochet in the front loop of existing stitches

Don't worry - the PDF pattern has links to videos teaching you all the skills you'll need! And it contains progress photos of all the important steps, so you won’t get lost. :-)

Materials Needed

You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

You'll need. . .

  • Size H (5.0mm) hook (or size to get a nice-looking fabric)
  • 4 colors of worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft used in the sample): yellow (220 yards), orange (135 yards), tan (45 yards) and dark brown (5 yards)
  • A pair of 12mm black craft eyes
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Tapestry needle

This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make items which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!

Talk to Me

If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to hire someone to help you crochet, or to do all the stuffing for you, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Bev F
Kepler the Lion

Kepler is cute and happy looking. Enjoyed crocheting him, pleased with how the mane turned out. Took me a few goes to get the tail done but eventually realised what I was doing wrong. Another great pattern.