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Lioness Lea C2C Square - Free Crochet Pattern - Wildlife Graphghan CAL Block 4

Week 4 of the Wildlife Graphghan Crochet-along comes with Lea, the female Lion.

"Lioness Lea" C2C Square is a free crochet pattern that you can find right here, on My Hobby is Crochet blog!

Lioness Lea C2C Square

*Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I might earn a small commission if you decide to purchase through these links. Thank you! The yarn was provided by Red Heart Yarns. Crochet Hook provided by Furls Crochet.

I really love how this lioness c2c square design came out!

I must confess that I'm pretty proud of it! Actually I'm proud of all of my animal squares! :) I really love how my pixel art is coming to "yarn life"! :)

Lioness Lea C2C Square

GAUGE: 6 C2C tiles = 10 x 10 cm (4 inches x 4 inches)

SIZE: the square is 25 tiles x 25 tiles and measures 16 inches X 16 inches (40 cm x 40 cm)


  • yarn: Red Heart Super Saver ( yarn weight: Medium 4) in 7 colors:
    1. Teal for the background approx. 169 yds (154.5 m)
    2. Black approx. 14.2 yds (13 m)
    3. Coffee approx. 10.4 yds (9.5 m)
    4. Warm Brown approx. 90.7 yds (83 m)
    5. Buff approx. 47 yds (43 m)
    6. Aran approx. 9.3 yds (8.5 m)
    7. Gold approx. 1.09 yds (1 m)
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook (shown here my Furls Wooden Hook, Cocobolo)
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

You will work the C2C square on the diagonal starting from bottom right corner to top left.

The even rows will be worked on the right side of work.

The uneven rows will be on the wrong side of work.

On the graphic you will read the even rows from top to bottom and the uneven rows from bottom to top !

You need to be aware that the first row with color changes will be an uneven row, so you will be working on the wrong side of work! That means that you will have to place the yarn strands to the front of your work!

For the even rows (right side) you will place the yarns to the back of the work!

Ones again: uneven rows = wrong side (WS), read the rows on graph from bottom to top ↗
even rows = right side (RS), read the rows on graph from top to bottom ↙

Lioness Lea C2C Square

“Lioness Lea” C2C Square - Wildlife Graphghan CAL

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The pattern for Lioness Lea C2C Square includes written row by row instructions for color counts follow with color pixel graph below.

For detailed instructions + Video Tutorial of the C2C method with the hdc, but also Tips + Video Tutorial for Crisp Color Changes, please check out the WILDLIFE GRAPGHAN CAL PAGE!

- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side

Color abbreviations:

  • t= teal - this is the background color - if you like, you can replace it with any contrasting color of your choice
  • bl= black
  • c= coffee
  • wb= warm brown
  • bf= buff
  • a= aran
  • g= gold (for the eyes)

Written instructions:

Row 1 [WS]: t

Row 2 [RS]: t2

Row 3 [WS]: t3

Row 4 [RS]: t4

Row 5 [WS]: t5

Row 6 [RS]: t6

Row 7 [WS]: t7

Row 8 [RS]: t8

Row 9 [WS]: t9

Row 10 [RS]: t10

Row 11 [WS]: t11

Row 12 [RS]: t12

Row 13 [WS]: t2, a, bf, wb, t8

Row 14 [RS]: t3, (bf) x 5, wb, bf, bl, a, t2

Row 15 [WS]: t2, a, bl, (bf) x 2, wb, (bf) x 5, t3

Row 16 [RS]: t3, (bf) x 5, (wb) x 2, (bf) x 2, bl, a, t2

Row 17 [WS]: t2, a, (bl) x 2, (bf) x 2, (wb) x 6, bf, t3

Row 18 [RS]: t3, bf, (wb) x 6, (bl) x 3, bf, bl, t3

Row 19 [WS]: t3, a, (bf) x 2, bl, c, (wb) x 3, (bf) x 2, (wb) x 2, bf, t3

Row 20 [RS]: t2, (wb) x 2, bf, wb, a3, (wb) x 3, c, bl, (bf) x 2, t4

Row 21 [WS]: t4, wb, (bf) x 2, c, (wb) x 3, c, (bl) x 3, wb, bf, (wb) x 2, t2

Row 22 [RS]: t2, (wb) x 3, bf, wb, bl, g, bl, bf, (wb) x 3, bl, (wb) x 2, t5

Row 23 [WS]: t6, (wb) x 6, bf, (bl) x 2, (wb) x 2, bf, c, (wb) x 2, t2

Row 24 [RS]: t2, (wb) x 2, c2, wb, bf, wb, a2, (wb) x 6, bf, t6

Row 25 [WS]: t7, bf, (wb) x 10, bf, c2, wb, t3

Corner - start decreasing!

Row 26 [RS]: t2, wb, bf, c2, wb, bf, (wb) x 5, bf, (wb) x 2, (bf) x 2, t6

Row 27 [WS]: t6, bf, (wb) x 2, c, bf, (wb) x 4, bf, wb, (bf) x 3, wb, t2

This is how my square looks after finishing row 27!

Lioness Lea C2C Square

Row 28 [RS]: t2, (wb) x 4, bf, (wb) x 4, a, bl, a, wb, (bf) x 2, t5

Row 29 [WS]: t5, bf, wb, bf, (bl) x 2, (wb) x 4, bf, (wb) x 4, t2

Row 30 [RS]: t5, (wb) x 5, a, g, a, wb, (bf) x 2, t4

Row 31 [WS]: t4, bf, wb, bf, (bl) x 2, (wb) x 5, t5

Row 32 [RS]: t5, (wb) x 5, bl, a, wb, (bf) x 2, t3

Row 33 [WS]: t3, bf, (wb) x 2, bl, (wb) x 2, (bf) x 2, wb, t5

Row 34 [RS]: t5, wb, (bf) x 3, (wb) x 3, bf, t3

Row 35 [WS]: t3, bf, (wb) x 6, t5

Row 36 [RS]: t5, (wb) x 3, (bf) x 3, t3

Row 37 [WS]: t3, (bf) x 5, wb, t4

Row 38 [RS]: t4, wb, c2, (wb) x 2, t3

Row 39 [WS]: t3, wb, c2, bf, wb, t3

Row 40 [RS]: t3, wb, c2, (wb) x 2, t2

Row 41 [WS]: t2, (wb) x 2, c, bf, wb, t2

Row 42 [RS]: t2, wb, bf, (wb) x 2, t2

Row 43 [WS]: t2, (wb) x 3, t2

Row 44 [RS]: t2, (wb) x 2, t2

Row 45 [WS]: t5

Row 46 [RS]: t4

Row 47 [WS]: t3

Row 48 [RS]: t2

Row 49 [WS]: t

Lioness Graph:

This Graph is my own creation, my own pixel art made from scratch in Stitch FiddlePlease respect my copyright and do not repost or distribute this graph anywhere else!
You can save the graph image for your own personal use to a file on your PC, by right mouse click, option "Save Image". Once saved to your pc, you can print it out.

Lioness Lea C2C Graph

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

I would love to see pictures of your squares! Please share your pictures on Instagram and other social media sites using hashtag #WildlifeGraphghanCAL, so I can find them!

If you have missed the previous published C2C Squares of the Wildlife Graphghan CAL, you can find them here:

  1. Lava Fox C2C Square
  2. Chimp Lolo C2C Square
  3. Panda Lee C2C Square

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Many thanks to Red Heart Yarns for providing the yarns used for this pattern!

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”Lioness Lea” C2C Square - Wildlife Graphghan - Copyright © 2019 Kinga Erdem
This pattern is free for your personal use, you can sell the products of your work, a link back to my blog would be appreciated.
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Thank you.


  1. Can I get a PDF copy of the pattern/ patterns I would like to complete?

    1. Hi, I'm not offering pdf's of my patterns. You would need to highlight the text, copy and paste it into a file on your pc. For the graph images, mouce right click, "Save Image". Once they are saved, you can print them out.

    2. Go to printfriendly.com and copy the url to the page in the box there. You can get rid of ads and generate a PDF

  2. Go to printfriendly.com and copy the url to the page in the box there. You can get rid of ads and generate a PDF

  3. Hello, tell me please what for this square is? Where i can use it? And all your square pattern are awesome, but i dont know where to use them

  4. Hi,
    I love your patterns. Thank you so much for sharing them. I did a lion from your lioness and if you want, I would like to share it with you. But I don't know how !

    1. You're very welcome! You can email a picture to here: kinga at myhobbyiscrochet dot com
      Thank you! :) I have also designed a bigger lion head that I would publish someday soon, I hope!