My Dinosaur Crochet Playbook Part #5

PART FIVE:

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) – beige, red brown, brown

Hooks & Notions:
-Size 3.50 mm Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Stitch Marker
-Thread & Needle
-3 pairs of sticky eyes (or any eyes you would like to use)
– small amount of Fiberfill/Toy Stuffing
– 4 x 2 cm ribbon approx 10 cm in length
– 4 x round buttons

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

 

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

INSTRUCTIONS:

Front Page Appliques
Dinosaur Lettering: 
I used Handy Kitty ‘s Alphabet to created my Dinosaur word 🙂
I used small leftover yarn in the colors that I have used throughout the playbook!
Sew the letters onto the Front Page above the cave 🙂
Caveman:
With beige double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic circleBody: (Make 2)
Head
RND 1: Work 6 SC into ring, use a stitch marker to mark your last stitch
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC of previous round (12 SC)
RND 3: *Work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next, Repeat from * until end (18 SC)
RND 4: *Work 2 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, Repeat from * until end (24 SC)
Body
ROW 5: Work 1 SC into next 4 STS, SL ST into next ST, TURN
ROW 6: CH 1, SKIP SL ST, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, SL ST into next ST, TURN
ROW 7: CH 1, SKIP SL ST, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, SL ST into SL ST of previous row, TURN
ROW 8: repeat row 7
Arms
ROW 9: CH 11, work 1 SC into 2nd ST from hook, work 1 SC into next 10 CH, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, CH 11, work 1 SC into 2nd ST from hook, work 1 SC into next 10 CH, SL ST into SL ST of row 7.
Fasten off and weave in ends
ROW 10: Rejoin yarn and work 1 SC into each ST across (24 SC)
Fasten off and weave in ends
Body
ROW 11: Rejoin yarn into the 10th ST, work 1 SC into next 6 SC, TURN
ROW 12 – 17: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC (6 SC), TURN
Leg
ROW 18: CH 1, work 1 SC into next 3 SC, TURN
ROW 19-22: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST (3 SC), TURN
ROW 23: CH 1 work 1 SC into next ST, work 2 HDC into next ST, work 1 SC into last ST.
Fasten off and weave in ends
Leg
ROW 1: Rejoin yarn and work 1 SC into each ST across (3 SC)
ROW 2-5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST (3 SC), TURN
ROW 6: CH 1 work 1 SC into next ST, work 2 HDC into next ST, work 1 SC into last ST.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing only on one piece!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap:

With red brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 20
SL ST into 1st CH to form a ringRND 1: Work 1 SC into each CH (20 SC), SL ST into first SC
RND 2 – 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each CH (20 SC), SL ST into first SC
Strap:
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into next 4 SC, TURN
ROW 2-3: CH 1, work 1 SC into next 4 SC, TURN
ROW 4: CH 1, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, SC2tog, TURN
ROW 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into next 3 SC, TURN
ROW 6: CH 1, work 1 SC into next ST, SC2tog, TURN
ROW 7-11: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST, TURN
Fasten off and weave in ends

 

Hair:

With brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
 Join yarn into a loop on top of the head – front facing, *CH 6, SL ST into next loop. Repeat from * approx 6 to 7 times, SL ST into a loop on the back of the head – continue working in the back loops. Repeat from * approx 6 to 7 times.
Attach some sticky eyes or any other eyes you would like to use 🙂

Club: (make 2)

With brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 13Work 1 DC into the 4th CH from hook, work 4 DC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 8 CH, work 2 SC into last CH – continue along the opposite side – SC 1 into each CH (9 STS), work 1 SC over the 3 CH, SL ST into the top of the 1st DC.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing only on one piece!

 

 

 Sew the two pieces together and sew onto the one hand of the cave man 🙂

 

 

Back Page Appliques

Footprints: (make 5)
With golden brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic circle

ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5 DC into ring (6 DC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH. Work 2 DC into each ST until end (12 DC), TURN
ROW 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next ST. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end (18 DC), TURN

(ROW 4:) continue along the bottom of the half circle – work 2 SC into each row (12 SC), TURN
ROW 5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC (12 SC), TURN
ROW 6: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC (12 SC), TURN
ROW 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), DC2tog, CH 3, SL ST into next 2 STS. Repeat from * twice more, ending with 1 SL ST into last ST, TURN
Work 2 SC over 3 CH. CH 4, SL ST into 4th CH from hook, SL ST into top of 2DC worked together, work 2 SC over 3 CH, SL ST into ST row below. Repeat from * twice more.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

 

 

Sew dinosaur paw-prints randomly to the back page 🙂

Extra Appliques

Dinosaur Birds: 
Body:
With any double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic circleRND 1: Work 6 SC into ring
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC)
RND 3: Work 2 SC into first 6 STS, work 1 SC and 1 DC into next ST, CH 5, SL ST into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 CH STS, work 2 SC over the DC and 1 SC into next 4 SC, work 1 HDC, 1 DC, 6 TR, 1 DC into next ST, SL ST into same ST.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Wings:
With any double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 11Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 CH STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 CH STS, work 1 DC into last 3 CH STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
Sew the wings to either side of the body, attach a sticky eye.
Bird fits neatly inside a Cloud Pocket!
Dinosaur – T-Rex
The Body: (make 2)With red brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make a magic circle
ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5 DC into ring (6 DC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH. Work 2 DC into each ST until end (12 DC), TURN
ROW 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next ST. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end (18 DC), TURN
ROW 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end (24 DC), TURN
ROW 5: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next 3 STS. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 3 STS. Repeat from * until end (30 DC), TURN
ROW 6: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next 4 STS. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 4 STS. Repeat from * until end (36 DC), TURN
ROW 7: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next 5 STS. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 5 STS. Repeat from * until end (42 DC), TURN

continue along the bottom of the half circle – work 2 SC into each row (28 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing only on one piece!

 

The Head & Neck: (make 2)
With red brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 15

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (14 SC), TURN
ROW 2-5: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (14 SC), TURN
continue working in the round

RND 6: CH1, work 1 HDC into next row, work 1 DC into next 2 rows, work 5 DC into last row – continue working the foundation chain
Work 1 DC into next 2 CH,
work 1 HDC into next 2 CH,
work 1 SC into next 4 CH,
work 1 HDC into next 2 CH,
work 1 DC into next 2 CH,
work 2 DC into next CH
continue working in the round
work 1 DC into next row,
work 1 HDC into next row,
work 1 SC into next 2 rows
continue working in the round
work 1 SC into next 15 STS
work 1 SC into next ST
work 1 HDC into next ST
work 2 DC into next  6 STS
work 1 SC into next 4 STS
work 1 SL ST into next ST

TURN, SKIP SL ST,
work 1 HDC into next ST,
work 1 DC into next ST,
work 2 DC into next 3 STS,
work 1 DC into next 3 STS,
work 2 DC into next ST,
work 2 HDC into next ST,
work 1 SC into each ST all around and SL ST into SL ST of previous round
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing only on one piece!

 

 

 

 

The Tail: (make 2)
With red brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 11

ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST (10 SC) TURN
ROW 2: Work 1 SC into next 2  STS, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next 6 STS (10 STS), TURN
ROW 3: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), work 1 HDC into next 3 STS, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, SL ST into next 3 STS, SC2tog (SC the 2 rows together)
continue in the round
work 1 SC into each foundation CH ST (10 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing only on one piece!

 

 

The Fins:
Large (make 4)
With golden brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Leave a long tail for sewing, CH 6
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into the 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end (5 SC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 1, work 1 SC into each SC until end (5 SC), TURN
ROW 3: CH 1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next ST, SC2tog, (3 SC), TURN
ROW 4-5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (3 SC), TURN
ROW 6: CH 1, SC3tog, CH 1, TURN
ROW 7: CH 3, SL ST all around
Fasten off and weave in ends

Medium (make 2)
With golden brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Leave a long tail for sewing, CH 6
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into the 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each ST until end (5 SC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 1, SC2tog, work 1 SC into next ST, SC2tog, (3 SC), TURN
ROW 3: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (3 SC), TURN
ROW 4: CH 1, SC3tog, CH 1, TURN
ROW 5: CH 3, SL ST all around
Fasten off and weave in ends

Building your Dinosaur – T-Rex

Place the two tail pieces together and whipstich.
Note: with the tails there is no wrong or right side – because the two pieces are made
exactly the same! When stitching a wrong ‘side’ and a right ‘side’ will be facing each other
Stuff tail lightly – DO NOT SEW BOTTOM OPENING CLOSED – this part will be used
to attach tail to body. Put to one side
Place the two head pieces together and whipstitch together
Stuff head and neck lightly – LEAVE AN OPENING SEE PHOTO. Put to one side

 

Whip stitch the two body pieces together as shown in the photos – you will be working with
the right sides facing towards you.
NOTE: DO NOT CUT YOUR BODY TAIL YARN THIS WILL BE USED TO ATTACH
TAIL AND HEAD 🙂

 

Use photos as guide to attach your dinosaur’s head:

 

When about 10 cm from end – stuff body lightly with some fiberfill/toy stuffing
Continue to sew body closed, Fasten off – DO NOT CUT YARN
TIP: Check below to see how I stuffed my dinosaur’s body – this is of course optional 🙂
I used a piece of cushion inner to put my stuffing in and then I placed this into my dinosaur 🙂
TIP: you can also add a bell or beans
 
Using the leftover Body tail attach your tail to the body – first along one side then along the other
Whip-stitch the fins evenly spaced onto the back of the dinosaur
Use approx 4-5 stitches to sew one fin, SKIP 4-5 stitches of the back, then sew on the next fin 🙂
The Legs:
I used some scrap-booking ribbon – I cut 4 x  10 cm strips then melted (burnt) the edges together with a flame – then with some thread I stitched each ‘leg’ into place on the bottom of the dinosaur’s body – then I added a button to the top of each leg
(this was for decorative as well as to hide the stitches)
I then glued some sticky eyes to the head – this was at the request of my daughter 🙂
 This not so little guy measures approx – 26 cm in length from head to tail.
Assembling:
Carefully insert each key ring through a SC starting from the last page and
working towards the first page. Space each key ring about 1cm – 2cm apart.
Note: Another awesome way to assemble your book  if you have made a page for each section – insert a plastic sheet in-between pages then crochet them together then bind your pages.

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Author

    Hi 🙂 You just sew (whipstitch) them evenly spaced onto the back of the T-Rex!

  2. Thanks for this lovely play book pattern. I was wondering how to attach the fins to the dinosaur, I don't seem to find the instructions anywhere.

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