Tyler the Tyrannosaurus Rex is the last of the land dinosaur to be released in the follow Crochet Dinosaur Series.
Tyler is the only land carnivore on the playmat, but don’t worry he’s perfectly friendly and everyone will see him coming with his lovely shade of yellow.
Tyler uses Romanian Point Lace Cord (which I introduced in my Jewellery blog post) for his front arms, and it works perfectly. His back legs were a little more complicated and although they are joined as you crochet, they do actually require a little more sewing to secure them in to the place they are needed.
Tyler is created in one go, except for his tail, a hole is left, through which you can stuff him, then the tail is created at the end. However, this doesn’t really create much more sewing work. It’s Tyler’s toothy mouth which I think really gives him his personality and was also the only part that got me really frustrated. It took me ages to get it just perfect.
For those of you who preferred to wait for the release of this week’s dinosaur, rather than buy the ‘Crochet Dinosaur eBook’, I have a new dinosaur pattern for you, Daisy the Diplodocus.
Daisy is the only land dinosaur who I made in two very different colours; orange for the smaller dinosaur, and a colour changing turquoise for the larger dinosaur. I think she looks cute in both versions, and have been unable to decide which version I prefer. Whichever colour you pick though, Daisy is made with join as you go limbs and only one colour, making her super easy to work up with no sewing.
Her neck makes good use of short row shaping, which features in a few of my dinosaur patterns. If you haven’t used it before, then I have included some helpful notes to get you started, and you may even be a pro at it by the time you have completed all these patterns.
Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who has liked, shared and entered my competition to win one of 2 eBooks. I am so excited by the response I have had and amazed by how much you all love these dinosaurs. As promised, the two winners have been drawn by random generator and will need to either email me or send me a Facebook message to arrange received your ‘Crochet Dinosaur eBook’. The winners are Leslie Garcia and Gloria Arnold. Congratulations and please get in contact with me!
As a thank you for everyone else, I will be doing flash sale of my eBook so for the next 48 hours you can get my eBook for 50% off with this coupon code ‘DINOSAUR’ on my etsy store.
I hope you enjoy making Daisy and adding her to her friends. Join me next week for our last land dinosaur.
This week marks the half way point in the dinosaur pattern portion of the Crochet Dinosaur Series, and here to join her friends is Tracey the Triceratops.
Whilst Terry the Pterodactyl was the first dinosaur I completed, I actually had made a portion of Tracey the Triceratops much earlier in the year, when I designed the Dinosaur Baby Comforter. I had to adapt the patterns size to make her a little larger to fit in with the sizes of the new dinosaurs, but her head is based on my original comforter.
Tracey, like Angie, has very little sewing, with her horns and legs made in advance and added as you go. Even then crest is crocheted directly onto her head, so you only have to sew in those dreaded ends! Tracey is also the smallest of the land dinosaur’s as well as my favourite, although that may have something to do with her being purple!
Tracey the Triceratops is the same in her smaller and larger version and you can find all the instructions you need to make her by clicking on her name.
The Dinosaur eBook contains the patterns for the 4 dinosaur patterns that have so far been released. In addition, it contains the 4 dinosaur patterns which are coming over the next 4 weeks, plus the patterns for the playmats, trees, volcano and dinosaur storage bag. In addition it has the bonus patterns for the dinosaur comforter and baby blanket. If you are too impatient to wait for everything to be released, or would like all these patterns available in one convenient place then the eBook will be for you. The link to purchase this Ebook will be released on my Facebook page TOMORROW!
I hope you enjoy making Tracey the Triceratops, and look forward to seeing you next week for the release of another dinosaur pattern.
This week we will continue with the Crochet Dinosaur Series, by releasing another dinosaur pattern for FREE – Steve the Stegosaurus.
Steve’s legs are all crocheted in advance and added as you go, meaning on less thing to have to sew on. His spikes are also made in advance (except the very back 4), although these do need to be sewn on, it is easiest to do so as you rather than waiting to the end, this way it is much less fiddly.
Steve, like the other dinosaurs, can be made in the larger cuddly size, or the smaller size, perfect for playing with his friends on the playmat. I used safety eyes for all my dinosaurs, but you could just as easily sew them on if you preferred, or were giving him as a gift for a baby.
Following on from the success of Terry the Pterodactyl’s crochet pattern last week, I will be sharing another FREE pattern from the Crochet Dinosaur Series; Angie the Anklyosaurus.
I love how cute Angie looks. She makes good use of the popcorn stitch for her armoured back, and all her spikes and legs are made in advance and crocheted in as you go. This means no sewing (apart from the final end at the tip of the tail!) If like me, the sewing is the part of crochet you like least, then Angie is the dinosaur for you.
I made her with nostrils on the larger size, but completely forgot to add them in when I made her in the smaller size for the playmat, however, I dont’ think it makes any difference to how she looks. I also adjusted the sizes or her horns from the big to smaller dinosaur and I definitely preferred the look of the smaller dinosaur, so these are how you will find them in her instructions. If you prefer the look of the bigger dinosaur, then simply make all your horns the same size.