My Dinosaur Crochet Playbook Part #4

PART FOUR:

SKILL LEVEL:
Easy to Intermediate :
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing. Concentration required for neat finishing.

MATERIALS:
Yarns:
-scraps of double knitting/light worsted yarn in assorted colors
(from 2 yards to 50 yards) – white, dark green, (beige, grey or stone color), dark brown, golden brown and green

Hooks & Notions:
-Size 3.50 mm Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Stitch Marker
– Thread & Needle
Optional – 4 small buttons

GAUGE:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

 

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

INSTRUCTIONS:

Left Inside Page Appliques
Cloud: 
With white double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 11
RND 1: Work 3 DC into 4th CH from hook, work 1 DC into next 6 CH, work 8 DC into last CH – continue working in the round – work 1 DC into next 6 CH, work 4 DC into last CH, join with a SL ST into top of 3rd of the starting CH (the first 3 STS of your starting CH)
RND 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next 3 STS, work 1 DC into next 6 STS, work 2 DC into next 8 STS, work 1 DC into next 6 STS, work 2 DC into next 4 STS (44 DC), join with a SL ST into top of 3CH
RND 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 3 DC into same ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 6 DC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 4 DC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 3 HDC into next ST, SKIP 1 ST, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 6 DC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 1 HDC into next 3 STS, work 1 DC, 5 TR into next ST, SKIP 3 STS, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 1 SC into next, work 6 DC into next, SKIP 2 STS, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 3 HDC into next ST, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 5 HDC into next ST, work 1 SC into next ST,
work 1 DC, 6 TR into next ST, work 1 SC into last ST
SL ST into top of 3 CH
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

 

Right Inside Page Appliques

Plant: (make 2)
With dark green double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 11LEAF 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next CH,
work 1 HDC into next 3 CH, work 1 DC into next 4 CH
SL ST into last CH
LEAF 2: CH 9,
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next CH,
work 1 HDC into next 3 CH, work 1 DC into next 3 CH
SL ST into the same CH  as the first SL ST
LEAF 3: CH 7
Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next CH,
work 1 HDC into next 3 CH, work 1 DC into next CH
SL ST into the same CH  as the first SL ST
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

 

 

Volcano Border: (rock edge)
CH 36
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (35 SC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (35 SC). TURN
ROW 3: CH 1, SC into next ST, 3 DC into next ST, SKIP 2 STS,
SC into next ST, 1 DC, 5 TR into next ST, SKIP 3 STS,
SC into next 3 STS, 3 HDC into next ST, SKIP 1,
SC into next ST, 4 DC into next ST, SKIP 2,
SC into next ST, 1 DC, 5 TR into next ST, SKIP 3,
SC into next ST, 1 HDC, 2 DC into next ST, SKIP 2,
SC into next ST, 3 HDC into next ST, SKIP 1,
work 1 SC into last ST.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
Cloud: 
With white double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 11Repeat instructions for Left Hand Side Page Cloud

Main Page Appliques

Cave: 
With dark brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 52ROW 1: Work 1 DC into 4th CH from hook, work 1 DC into NEXT 15 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 16 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 16 STS (54 DC), TURN
ROW 2:  CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into NEXT 16 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 18 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 17 STS (58 DC), TURN
ROW 3:  CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into NEXT 17 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 20 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 18 STS (62 DC), TURN
ROW 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into next 18 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 22 STS, work 3 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 19 STS (66 DC), TURN
ROW 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST until end (66 DC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
 

Cave Pocket:

With golden brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 31ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (30 SC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (30 SC), TURN
ROW 3-9: Repeat ROW 2.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
 
Mini Tree: 
Bark:
With light brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 12ROW 1: Work 1 DC into 4th CH from hook, work 1 DC into each CH until end (10 DC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, SL ST into last 2 STS
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
Leaves:
With green double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic circleLeaf One: CH 9, work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, work 1 HDC into next 3 CH, work 1 DC into last 4 CH, SL ST into magic circle
Leaf Two – 5: Repeat Leaf One instructions
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing, Pull magic circle tightly to close ring and weave in
 

Berry Plant:
Plant:
With light green double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 21

LEAF 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, work 1 HDC into next 2 CH, work 1 DC into next 5 CH, SKIP 2 CH, SL ST into next, CH 7
LEAF 2: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, 1 HDC into next CH, 1 DC into next 2 CH, SKIP 2 CH, SL ST into next, CH 9
LEAF 3: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 2 CH, 1 HDC into next 2 CH, 1 DC into next 3 CH, SKIP 2 CH, work 1 SC into last CH
Continue along the bottom and work 1 SL ST into each CH
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Optional – Berry: (make 2)
With bright pink double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic circle
RND 1: Work 6 SC into ring
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC of previous round
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
Building your page:
 
Using the tails of each applique, whipstitch each piece into place!
 
 Sew cloud onto to top of both pages but leave a section of the op open to form a pocket –
see photo for guide

 

 

Sew the two plant parts together and sew onto the page next to the pond

 

Sew the rock border onto the bottom part of the volcano

 

Building The Cave 🙂

Sew the cave pocket first to the page – DO NOT STITCH TOP PART!
Sew cave section over the pocket – keeping the inside open – see photos for guide

Sew Mini Tree onto the side of the cave

Sew the plant in front of the cave – see photo for guide

Optional – You can either sew on the berries or sew on some buttons 🙂


PLEASE NOTE: THIS CAVE IS NOT MEANT FOR YOUR DINOSAUR STUFFIES 🙂
SO IF THEY DON’T FIT, THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO!
PART FIVE WILL REVEAL ALL!

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Author

    Thank you so much Michelle 🙂 I do hope you feel better soon!

  2. I just thought I would congratulate you on your truly magnificent playbook. I haven't started yet – too poorly, but boy these are amazing. Your imagination is fantastic. I learned an awful lot from things like this. Thank you so much.

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