Felted Lion Crochet Bag

Felted Lion Crochet Bag

This free crochet pattern shows you how to make a lion face bag or purse.

What you need

Size J crochet hook. Yarn needle. Gold, Black, White and Red felt. Cascade 100 % worsted weight yarn. 3.5 oz skein. 220 yards. 1 skein Sunshine Gold. Siera Pacific 2 skeins – Pastel Luxury yarn Color Brulle.
This yarn is a bulky loopy yarn each skein is 121 yards and is 80% wool and 20% Nylon.


Size: Finished size 11 inches across and handle is 5 inches

Head (make 2)

Row 1: ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in each ch across, turn. (24 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. (26 sc)

Row 3: rep row 2. (28 sc)

Row 4: ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 5: rep row 2. (30 sc)

Row 6: rep row 4.

Row 7: rep row 2. (32 sc)

Row 8: rep row 2. (34 sc)

Row 9: rep row 4.

Row 10: rep row 2. (36 sc)

Row 11: rep row 2. (38 sc)

Row 12-22: rep row 4.

Row 23: ch 1, dec sc over first 2 sts, sc across to last 2 sts, dec sc, turn. (36 sc)

Row 24: rep row 23. (34 sc)

Row 25: rep row 4.

Row 26: rep row 23. (32 sc)

Row 27: rep row 23. (30 sc)

Row 28: rep row 4.

Row 29: rep row 23. (28 sc)

Row 30: rep row 4.

Row 31: rep row 23. (26 sc)

Row 32: rep row 4.

Row 33: rep row 23. Fasten off.

Handle Row 1: from right side skip 3 sts, attach gold in next st, ch 1, sc in 4 sts back loop only, turn. Row 2-35: ch 1, sc across, Fasten off. Skip 10 sts on bag and slip stitch handle to next 4 sts in back loop only. Rep for other side.

Lion Mane

Rnd 1: with wrong sides together attach pastel Luxury yarn through both thickness in row 33 on left side of bag, ch 1, sc in each row end down side through both thicknesses, sc across bottom and each row end up other side of bag through both thicknesses, continue to sc across top row of side closest to you.

You will sc in front loops of row where you joined handle, now turn bag and continue by working sc across other top edge, join in top corner st of 2nd side.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each st down side, across bottom and up other side, continue to sc across top ends closest to you and continue around top ends and work sc across, join to top corner st which will be the first side you started mane.

Rnd 3: rep rnd 2 but you will end with last st begin joined to 2nd side.

Rnd 4: rep rnd 2. ending with last st joined to first side.

Rnd 5: rep rnd 3.

Rnd 6: rep rnd 4. Fasten off.


Set your washing machine to the smallest load with hot water, place crochet bag and add 1 tbs. of laundry soap. Run agitation cycle only. (I leave the lid open on my machine so it does not spin).

Check bag several times during the agitation cycles until hat is felted to your liking. You may want to stretch and shape hat as you to. When your bag is felted to desired size wring out excess water shape and let air dry.


Use felt to cut out face and attach after bag is dry with fabric glue.

All done!



  1. Great craft!a lion is my favorite animal!you did a great job!!

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