My Dinosaur Crochet Playbook Part #3

Crochet Dinosaur Playbook Part Three|Creative Crochet Workshop

 

Jungle & Tricerotops

VIEW INTRODUCTION AND LINK PAGE HERE!


PART THREE:

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

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MATERIALS:
Yarns:
-scraps of double knitting/light worsted yarn in assorted colors
(from 2 yards to 50 yards) – light blue, yellow, golden brown, purple, cream, red and pink

Hooks & Notions:
-Size 3.50 mm Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Stitch Marker
– small amount of Fiberfill/Toy Stuffing
– 1 x  2 cm ribbon approx 40 cm in length (or length to required to achieve effect)
– 4 x 2 cm ribbon approx 10 cm in length
– 4 x round buttons
– a pair of sticky eyes (or any eyes you would like to use)
– Thread & Needle

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

 

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

INSTRUCTIONS:

Right Inside Page Appliques
Pond (part two):
With light blue double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 21
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into the 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into each CH until end (20 SC), TURN
ROW 2 – 5: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (20 SC), TURN
ROW 6: CH1, work 1 SC into next 6 STS, CH 10, SKIP 10 STS, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, TURN
ROW 7: CH1, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, work 10 SC over the 10 chain, work 1 SC into the next 6 STS, TURN
ROW 8: CH1, work 1 SC into each ST until end (20 SC), TURN
ROW 9: CH 3, work 4 DC into the same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next 7 STS, work 1 HDC into next 8 STS, work 1 SC into next 4 STS – continue in working down the side and along the bottom of the foundation chain – SL ST into each row and CH stitch – then work 1 SL ST into first two rows, work 1 SC into next 4 rows, work 1 HDC into next 3 rows.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

 

Volcano Fire:
With red double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
CH 6ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 4 STS, (5 SC) TURN
ROW 2: Work 1 SC into each ST, (5 SC) TURN
ROW 3: work into back-loops only –
SL ST into first ST, CH 11, work 1 SC into each CH (10 SC),
SL ST into next ST, CH 6, work 1 SC into each CH (5 SC),
SL ST into next ST, CH 9, work 1 SC into each CH (8 SC),
SL ST into next ST, CH 10, work 1 SC into each CH (9 SC),
SL ST into next ST, CH 12, work 1 SC into 11 CH, SL ST into same ST
Fasten off and weave in tails
Note: There is an extra chain on my fire – I made an extra chain on the side 🙂

 

Right and Left Inside Page Appliques

Sun: (make 2)
With yellow & golden brown double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
make a magic circleROW 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, 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, work 1 DC into next ST.
*Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat until end (18 DC) TURN
ROW 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS.
*Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat until end (24 DC) TURN
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
Optional – Attach some ribbon to the sun pieces
Fish: (make 3 or more)
With assorted double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
make a magic circleRND 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into ring, SL ST into top of 3rd CH, (12 DC)
RND 2: CH 1, work 2 SC into first ST, work 2 SC into each ST until end, SL ST into first SC (24 SC)
RND 3: CH 3, work 1 DC, 1 HDC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 2 STS, work 1 HDC, 1 DC into next ST, CH 3 and SL ST into same ST.
Building your page:
 
Using the tails of each applique, whipstitch each piece into place!
 Attach the pond to the bottom left hand side of the right side page
Attach the sun pieces to the top of each page
 

 

Attach volcano fire to the ribbon – pull ribbon through the openings of the volcano.
Attach one end of ribbon at the top and the other end at the bottom – use photos as guide!

 

 

Dinosaur – Triceratops
The Body: (make 2)
With pink 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
continue along the bottom of the half circle – work 2 SC into each row (24 SC)
Fasten off and leave a VERY LONG  tail for sewing on one of the body pieces – weave all other ends in.

 

The Tail: (make 2)
With pink 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 next ST, work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, work 1 DC into next 6 STS (10 STS), TURN
ROW 2: 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
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on one of the tails.
The Head: (make 2)
With pink double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook
Make magic ring
RND 1: CH3 (counts as 1 DC) work 11 DC into ring, SL ST into top of 3CH (12 DC)
RND 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 2 DC into each ST until end, SL ST into top of 3CH (24 DC)
RND 3: SC into next ST, work 1 HDC into next ST, work 2 HDC into next ST, work 2 HDC into next ST, work 1 HDC into next ST, work 1 SC into next ST (this forms the nose/front of the head)
SL ST into the remaining STS.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing on one of the head pieces, weave in all other ends.
The Head Fin:
With pink double knitting/light worsted yarn and 3,50 mm hook

Make a magic ring

ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 7 DC into ring, TURN (8 DC)
ROW 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, Work 2 DC into each ST until end (16 DC), TURN
ROW 3: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end, SL ST into top of 3rd CH (24 DC), TURN
ROW 4: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end (32 DC), TURN
ROW 5: SL ST into 2 STS, CH 3. *SL ST into next 4 STS, CH 3. Repeat from * until end,
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
Building your Dinosaur – Brontosaurus
 
Place the two tail pieces together and whipstich.

 

DO NOT SEW BOTTOM OPENING CLOSED – this part will be used to attach tail to body.
Put to one side

 

Whip stitch the two pieces of the head together leaving just four stitches at the back open –
stuff lightly with some fiberfill/toy stuffing. Weave in tail ends.
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 🙂
Attach your tail to the body – first along one side then along the other
Your body tail should be at the start again
Weave your body tail through underneath the dinosaur tail and continue working the body together.
When about 10 cm from end – stuff body lightly with some fiberfill/toy stuffing
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
Stitch the body together until you reach the last 5 stitches – attach your dinosaur head.
First one side – sew the 5th stitch, then the remaining 4 stitches on the other side.
Fasten off by closing the gap behind the head. Weave in ends 🙂
Attaching the Head Fin – photos as guide
Attach eyes (stick/glue eyes or embroider) – I used a small cream ribbon bow to resemble

the horns of a Triceratops also because she is a girl dinosaur 🙂

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)
This little guy measures approx – 24 cm in length from head to tail and from top of head to feet 14 cm!

 

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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

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2 Comments

  1. Hello there. First I love the playbooks and am currently working on the "Under the Sea" to make for my granddaughter. When I downloaded Part 3 of Under the Sea the title section looked like it's for the sea,but what came up is the title page from my dinosaur. I'm guessing that the document's title page is for the Sea, but what comes up is entitled"my for the dinosaur."

    (I hope this is understandable..lol) Thank you so much for sharing your patterns with us. Your work is absolutely brilliant

    Mitzi

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