Final Product

Gryffindor Lion Pencil Cover Front

Gryffindor Lion Pencil Cover Back


Brown worsted weight yarn
Yellow or tan worsted weight yarn
G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker
Pencil or pen
Tapestry needle


With brown yarn, ch 3 and join to form a loop.

Work 6 sc in loop, but do not join.

Sc in each sc around until the desired length. (6 sc)

Fasten off.


Round 1: Using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round, join the yellow or tan yarn with a sl st and sc in each sc around. (6 sc)

Rounds 2-3: Work 2 sc in each sc around, in back loops only. (12 sc, 24 sc)

Rounds 4-6: Sc in each sc around, in back loops only. (24 sc)

Rounds 7-8: Sc2tog around, in back loops only. (12 sc, 6 sc)

Fasten off.


Using yellow or tan yarn, join with a sl st to the side of the head on Round 6.

Ch 1, dc, sc.

Fasten off.

Repeat on other side of Round 6.


With brown yarn, sl st into Round 1 of head.

Round 1: *Sc, ch 3 in sc**, repeat from * to ** around.

Rounds 2-6: *Sc, ch 3 in sc**, repeating from * to ** around, turning at the ears.

Rounds 7-8: *Sc, ch 3 in sc**, repeat from * to ** around, including top loops.

Fasten off.


Using appropriate colors, embroider the lion's eyes, nose and mouth on the front of the head.

Weave in all ends.

Insert pencil or pen


© Alene. Tutorial posted with permission.

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