Baby Therizinosaurus Crochet Pattern

Baby Therizinosaurus Crochet Pattern

Baby Therizinosaurus in Egg

 1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this dinosaur

  • Paintbox Simply Aran – 100g balls in any colours you choose – I used the following colours;
    • Granite Grey (206)
    • Dusty Lilac (246)
    • Vanilla Cream (207)
    • Odd amounts of white, red and green (for teeth, eyes and tongue)
    • Aldi Chunky Vanilla Yarn (or equivalent weight) (for egg only)
  • 3mm hook & 6mm (egg only)
  • Stuffing
  • 6 pipe cleaners
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

 

  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • s-sc – surface single crochet
  • s-sl st – surface slip stitch
  • fsc – foundation single crochet
  • 3 dc tog – 3 double crochets together – yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop, yarn over and through 2 loops, leave remaining 2 loops on the hook, repeat this 2 more times and then yarn over and pull through all loops.

 

 

  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • There is no specific gauge for this dinosaur, you will need to work as tightly as you can.
  • The dinosaur is made in separate parts, some are joined together as you crochet and others are sewn on.
  • Pipe cleaners are placed inside the limbs and down the spine to create support and shape for the dinosaur to allow him to stand up.
  • Do not ch 1 at the end of the rows, just turn and work next row, this creates a neater edge
  • Do not sl st and join when working in the round unless otherwise stated as this gives a neater look
  • The dinosaurs eyes are sewn on using a French knot, you could use 3mm safety eyes in green if you have them but sewn on works better for this size of dinosaur.
  • The finished dinosaur is 30cm long from tail to head when stretch out and 12 cm wide.

 

  1. Pattern

Therizinosaurus Back – work in lilac starting from the tail

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1
2 3 sc in same stitch 3
3-7 Sc across 3
8 Sc inc, sc, sc inc 5
9-13 Sc across 5
14 Sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc 7
15-16 Sc across 7
17 Sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc 9
18-19 Sc across 9
20 Sc inc, 7 sc, sc inc 11
21-40 Sc across 11
41 Sc dec, 7 sc, sc dec 9
42-43 Sc across 9
44 Sc dc, 5 sc, sc dec 7
45-65 Sc across 7
  Cast off  
  Attach yarn in middle of tail (row 1) and s-sc all the way down the back to create the spin  
  Turn the back over and fold 2 pipe cleaners in half and twist them, then sew down the back in line with the spine on the other side.  

 

Therizinosaurus Under Body – work in granite grey starting from the tail

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1
2 3 sc in same stitch 3
3-7 Sc across 3
8 Sc inc, sc, sc inc 5
9-13 Sc across 5
14 Sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc 7
15-16 Sc across 7
17 Sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc 9
18-19 Sc across 9
20 Sc inc, 7 sc, sc inc 11
21-26 Sc across 11
27 Sc inc, 9 sc, sc inc 13
28-29 Sc across 13
30 Sc inc, 11 sc, sc inc 15
31 Sc inc, 13 sc, sc inc 17
32 Sc inc, 15 sc, sc inc 19
33 Sc inc, 17 sc, sc inc 21
34-39 Sc across 21
40 Sc dec, 17 sc, sc dec 19
41 Sc dec, 15 sc, sc dec 17
42 Sc dec, 13 sc, sc dec 15
43 Sc dec, 11 sc, sc dec 13
44 Sc dec, 9 sc, sc dec 11
45 Sc dec, 7 sc, sc dec 9
46 Sc dec, 5 sc, sc dec 7
47-49 Sc across 7
50 Sc dec, 3 sc, sc dec 5
51-65 Sc across 5
  Cast off  

 

  • You now need to sc the back and body pieces together. Position the pieces so the tails are together and the insides facing each other (make sure the pipe cleaners are on the inside).   Then hold the pieces so the back is towards you, starting at the neck and working round to the tail and back to the neck again single crochet the pieces together in granite grey.  Stuff tail and body as you go.
  • Shape the finished body so the neck bends in and the tail goes out (refer to the pictures for help)

 

Therizinosaurus Legs – work 2 in granite grey (starting at the ankle)

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 6 and sl st to form a ring 6
2-4 Sc around 6
5 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
6-8 Sc around 8
9 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
10 Sc around 10
11 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
12 Sc around 12
13 (5 sc, sc inc) x 2 14
14 (6 sc, sc inc) x 2 16
15 (7 sc, sc inc) x 2 18
16 Sc around 18
  Fold pipe cleaner into 4 and twist together, then insert it into the leg and stuff around it  
17 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
18 Sc around 12
19 (sc dec) x 6 6
  Sl st and cast off leaving a long tail  
  Sew leg to the body starting at the base of row 22 on the body, it leg should fit nicely under the belly portion rows of 30-44.   Use the pipe cleaners to shape the legs.  

 

Therizinosaurus Front Toes – work 6 starting in vanilla cream

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2-3 Sc around 4
  Change to granite grey  
4-5 Sc around 4
  Sl st and cast off  

 

Therizinosaurus Back Toes – work 3 starting in vanilla cream

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2 Sc around 4
  Change to granite grey  
3 Sc around 4
  Sl st and cast off  

 

Therizinosaurus Feet – work 2 in Granite Grey

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 Sc around 6
3 Left Foot Only – attach back toe with 2 sc, 4 sc 6
3 Right Foot Only – 4 sc, attach back toe with 2 sc 6
4 Sc around 6
5 (Attach toe with 2 sc) x 3 6
  Cast off and sew shut.   Sew a few stitches through the toes to help the sit right you should have the middle claw slightly higher than the other two.  
  Sew foot underneath legs with back toes pointing towards each other  

 

Therizinosaurus Claws – work 6 starting in vanilla cream

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2-7 Sc around 4
  Change to granite grey  
8-9 Sc around 4
  Sl st and cast off  

 

Therizinosaurus Arms – work 2 in Granite Grey

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3-4 Sc around 12
5 (4sc, sc dec) x 2 10
6-11 Sc around 10
12 (3 sc, sc dec) x 2 8
13 Sc around 8
14 (2 sc, sc dec) x 2 6
  Fold a pipe cleaner in 4 and twist together, insert through arm and stuff around it  
15 (attach claw with 2 sc) x 3 6
  Cast off and sew shut, if the claws are too far apart use a few stitches to sew them closer together  
  Sew arms to body above the belly section of rows 33-44 and use pipe cleaners to shape arms.  

 

Therizinosaurus Lower Jaw – make 1 starting in vanilla cream

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2 Sc around 4
  Switch to Granite Grey  
3 Sc around 4
4 (sc, sc inc) x 2 6
5 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
6 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
7-9 Sc around 10
  Sl st and cast off  
10 Under one side of the jaw and using granite grey, s-sc around the edge to create a jaw line (leave rows 1-2 untouched)  
11 Using white, s-sl st inside of the jaw line created in round 10 to make the teeth  

 

Therizinosaurus Head – start in vanilla cream

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in m/c 4
2-3 Sc around 4
  Switch to lilac  
4 Sc around 4
5 (sc, sc inc) X 2 6
6 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
7 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
8 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
9 3dc tog, 5 sc, 3 dc tog, 5 sc 12
10 Sc around 12
11 2 sc, attach jaw with 4 sc (make sure the teeth side points towards the lilac head), 6 sc 12
12 Sc around 12
  If using safety eyes attach now in the 3dc tog made in round 9 then stuff head  
13 (sc dec) x 6 6
  Sl st and cast off  
14 Use lilac to s-sc around the inside of the mouth on the lilac side to create the jaw  
15 Using white, s-sl st inside of the jaw line created in round 10 to make the teeth  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Therizinosaurus Tongue – work in red

Row Instruction Stitches
1 fsc 1, then turn and sl st in the same stitch 1
  Cast off and sew to the back of the mouth  

 

  • Sew head to neck using lilac on the top side and granite on the lower side
  • Finish off the Therizinosaurus by using French knots in green to sew on eyes in the 3dc tog spots created in round 9 of the head.

Therizinosaurus Egg bottom – work chunky vanilla and 6mm hook

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 24
5 (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 30
6 (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 36
7-8 Sc around 36
9 18 sc, 5dc tog, 17 sc 36
10 Sc around 36
  Sl st and cast off  

 

Therizinosaurus Egg top – work chunky vanilla and 6mm hook

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 24
5 (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 30
6 (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 36
7-8 Sc around 36
9 18 sc, ch 5, 18 sc 36
10 Sc around 36
11 S-sl st 1/3 of the egg top to the egg bottom  
  Sl st and cast off, sew in ends  

 

 

 

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