This week Kicks off my Crochet Dinosaur Series. I have been working very hard to produce this series and I am very pleased with it. At some point in their lives, most children love dinosaurs, and my children are no exception. We decorated their bedroom a while back with a dinosaur theme and that is where the idea came from. I have wanted to do more with the playmats I have made and so combining the two ideas seemed perfect.
The dinosaurs themselves, work well in two different sizes. I have made them in Aran/Worsted weight yarn with a 3mm hook as well as in Double Knit weight yarn with a 2.5mm hook. They both came out well, the larger sizes have gone as presents to other children and the smaller ones we have kept for use on the playmat. I have designed 8 dinosaurs in total, alongside a playmat with trees and a volcano, all of which fit into a dinosaur bag for storage. My kids love their dinosaur playmat set!
I have divided these patterns up in to 12 weekly sections (8 dinosaurs, playmat, volcano, trees and dinosaur bag) and I have decided that each pattern will be released on a weekly basis, which for that week only, will be FREE! If you miss the pattern that week, or are too impatient to wait for them all to be released then don’t worry, they will be available to purchase in the ‘Crochet Dinosaur eBook’ which will be released soon. Also included in the eBook will be two bonus patterns, the dinosaur comforter and C2C Dinosaur baby blanket, which I have now added written instructions to go with the graph. You will only find the blanket’s written instructions in the eBook.
So to kick the Crochet Dinosaur Series up, this week’s first pattern is for Terry the Pterodactyl. Terry was the first dinosaur I designed and is made with join as you go legs and sew on beak, tail and wings. He stands up well and you can also make him fly. I made Terry in Red and Yellow, but I think other colours would work well too.
You can purchase the pattern for Terry the Pterodactyl by clicking on the link and they include everything you need to make him in either the larger size or the smaller size to go with the playmat. He uses basic stitches, but has more details instructions for any techniques which are not commonly found. Therefore I think, anyone should be able to make him. If you do need any further information or support when making Terry, then you can, as always, email or contact me on Facebook.
I hope you love making Terry as much as I did designing him. Join me again next week to see the next dinosaur pattern released. Which dinosaur do you think is coming next?