Hooded blankets seem to be very much in fashion at the moment and I wanted to jump on that trend for my children. Being as I have a dinosaur mad son and I already had some of the chunky green and blue wool from Aldi, I decided I would make Oliver a Crochet Hooded Blanket, a dinosaur version.
The blanket was very easy to make, I simply made a rectangle using double crochet stitches, but working in alternating back and front loop rows, to create a bit of texture like a dinosaur. I then made a rectangle shape to create the hood which is attached in the centre at the top of the rectangle. I also added triangle pockets for Oliver’s hands to hold up the blanket in the contrasting blue.
For the border, I worked a round of single crochet in the blue colour and then a round of almost picot like border to create spikes on the blanket, another dinosaur effect. I finished off with a crest on the hood and a couple of horns giving a similar effect to a triceratops.
To go with his hooded blanket (and to use up the last of the green wool) I also made Oliver his own chunky Tracey Triceratops and he has been delighted with both, as you can see above. They will be perfect for him to cuddle up under as the weather gets colder.
See you next week for the unicorn version I made for Lily.
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.