Daisy the Diplodocus

Daisy the Diplodocus

Daisy Diplodocus

Daisy is 5.5” Tall (when standing) and 12” long when made for the playmat in DK yarn.

If you make Daisy in Aran/worsted weight yarn she will be 6” tall (standing) and 18” long. 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make Daisy

  • Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
    • Orange
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)
  • Stuffing
  • 5 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • scissors

All dinosaurs can be made bigger by using Aran/worsted weight yarn and a 3mm hook.

 2.  Stitch List

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

  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sc inc – single crochet increase
  • Sc dec – single crochet decrease
  • Ch – chain

 2.  Notes

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

Gauge

The dinosaurs have no specific gauge, however they need to be as tight as possible to prevent the stuffing from coming out.

 

 

Other Notes

  • All these patterns are worked in continuous rounds, do not sl st at the end of each round. A stitch marker is essential for keeping track of the start of your rows.
  • It is best to stuff as you go with these patterns. Most patterns indicate the best points to stuff, but incase you miss them, it is always best to stuff if you hit a row that gets to 12 stitches.  Any less makes it much harder to stuff large areas.

Legs – make 4 in orange

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 12, sl st to form a ring 12
2-6 Sc around 12
7 5 sc, (sc inc) x 2, 5 sc 14
8 Sc around 14
Sl st and cast off

Feet – make 4 in orange

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 Use (sc inc) in each stitch to attach foot to leg 12
3 Sl st, (ch2, sl) x 5 to make 5 toes 5 ch2 loops
Cast off, stuff legs and sew in ends

Head – in orange

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
3 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
4 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
5 Sc around 12
6 ( 5 sc, sc inc) x 2 14
7 Sc around 14
8 (6sc, sc inc) x 2 16
9 Sc around 16
10 (7sc, sc inc) x 2 18
11 Sc around 18
12 6 sc, (sc inc) x 6, 6 sc 24
13-15 Sc around 24
16 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
Add eyes between rows 13 and 14 at stitches 6 and 13

 Neck – in orange

Row Instruction Stitches
17-21 Sc around 18
22 17 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
11 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
10 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
9 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
8 sc,  sc in base of 1st sl st, sc
23 Sc around (don’t forget base of sl st) 18
24-35 Sc around 18
26 (8 sc, sc inc) x 2 20
27 Sc around 20
28 (9sc, sc inc) x 2 22
29 Sc around 22
30 (10 sc, sc inc) x 2 24
31 Sc around 24
Stuff neck and head
32 4 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
9 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
8 sc, sc in sl st base from 1st short row, 4sc, sc in last sl st base – the next sc in the new start of rounds

 Body – in orange

Row Instruction Stitches
33 (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 30
34 Sc around 30
35 (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 36
36 Sc around 36
37 (5sc, sc inc) x 6 42
38 Sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 5 sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 22 sc 42
39-48 Sc around 42
49 Sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 5 sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 22sc 42
50 (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 36
51 Sc around 36
52 (4 sc, dc dec) x 6 30
53 Sc around 30
54 (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 24
55 Sc around 24
56 ( 2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
57-60 Sc around 18
Stuff body, do not cast off and continue on to tail

Tail – in orange

Row Instruction Stitches
61 (7 sc, sc dec) x 2 16
62-65 Sc around 16
66 (6 sc, sc dec) x 2 14
67-70 Sc around 14
71 (5 sc, sc dec) x 2 12
72-75 Sc around 12
76 (4 sc, sc dec) x 2 10
77-80 Sc around 10
Stuff tail and stuff as you go from this point onwards
81 (3 sc, sc dec) x 2 8
82 Sc around 8
83 (2 sc, sc dec) x 2 6
Sl st, cast off and sew tail shut

Sew a few stitches between neck base and body to help hold the neck up.

 

 

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