is the fifth sign of the zodiac, and is represented by the symbol of the lion, consisting of the round shape of the back of the lion's head, and the long tail. The fifth zodiac sign
spans the period from 22nd July, to 22nd August.
With the Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer symbols complete, it's time for crocheting and attaching the rest of your star signs to your crochet granny squares. The Leo horoscope sign is next.
If you've decided not to display star signs, but to use monogrammed letters, Christmas motifs, or flowers instead, now is the time for you to be crocheting and attaching them to your granny squares.
Not decorating your cream squares at all? This is the time for you to finish crocheting all of the granny squares, so you will be ready to assemble your afghan patterns and add your chosen edging.
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Leo Horoscope Sign
Use the leftover twisted cord from your Cancer star sign to make your Leo horoscope sign. You will need a total of three twisted cords [the length given below] to make the twelve horoscope star signs [if you're working your squares the same size as mine]. If you're making your squares smaller, you may need to adjust the thickness of your twisted cords, and the number required - If your squares are half the size of mine, use half the amount of strands.
Materials: 1 100g ball 8 ply synthetic burgundy yarn, knitting needle, sewing needle, burgundy sewing thread, elastic threader or small safety pin.
Twisted Cord Yarn Lengths: 4 strands yarn x 4.5 metres [180ins] long.
Print out the 11cm x 13.5cm [4.4ins x 5.4ins] Leo pdf file, the 7.5cm x 9.25cm [3ins x 3.7ins] pdf, or the 4cm x 5cm [1.6ins x 2ins] pdf, depending on the size of your squares.
Carefully cut out the Leo horoscope sign. You will need to sticky tape the outer edge to mend the Leo horoscope sign template. Trim, position, and pin the template [including the circular piece] in the center of your cream square as you did with the Aries template.
Attach elastic threader or small safety pin to one end of your twisted cord.
Step 1: Working from the back of your cream square, thread your twisted cord through your crochet granny square between the stitches at the point where the circle meets the tail section of your Leo star sign. Pull through until the knot sits firmly against the back of your motif.
Position and pin the twisted cord into place, inside your horoscope template, forming the circular section from right to left first, and then the tail section.
Thread your twisted cord from front to back between the stitches at the end of the tail portion.
Knot your twisted cord firmly, so that the knot sits snugly against the back of your cream square. Make another knot approximately 2cm [.75ins] from the previous knot. Cut between knots. Use the remaining cord for your next horoscope sign [Leo].
Remove your Leo star sign template. Using your sewing needle and burgundy thread, carefully stitch your Leo symbol into place.
Once you've finished attaching your Leo symbol, continue crocheting your cream granny squares, dusty pink granny squares, and any remaining mixed motifs.
When all granny squares are complete, you may assemble your rug and finish it off with a decorative edging.
Like to make more crochet rugs? My free how to crochet for beginners instructions are available for my picnic blanket, Granny Square Crochet Rug, Granny Square Afghan patterns, Ripple Afghan, or Afghan Bed Rug.
Granny squares with a plainer center are best for displaying monogram letters, flowers, Christmas motifs, and zodiac signs.
Free patterns for zodiac symbols - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Sun, and Moon.
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