Liam the Liopleurodon

Liam the Liopleurodon

Liam Liopleurodon

Liam is  11” long and 7” wide when made for the playmat in DK yarn.

If you make Liam in Aran/worsted weight yarn he will be 14” long and 8” wide.

  1. Materials and Resources

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

  • Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
    • Sea Green
  • Small bits of black double knit yarn (for mouths)
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)
  • 5
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • scissors

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

  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.

  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sc inc – single crochet increase
  • Sc dec – single crochet decrease
  • Ch – chain 
  1. 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.
  • Where there are fins or spikes to be attached that are sewn on, it is easiest to sew these as you go. I will indicate the rows in the patterns that they will need to be attached at.   You can wait until the dinosaur is finished before you sew in on, but I found this harder to do.

Flippers – make 4 in Sea Green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in magic circle 4
2 ( sc, sc inc) x 2 6
3 Sc around 6
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
5 Sc around 8
6 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
7 Sc around 10
8 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
9 Sc around 12
10 (5 sc, sc inc) x 2 14
11 Sc around 14
12 (6 sc, sc inc) x 2 16
13 Sc around 16
14 (7 sc, sc inc) x 2 18
15 Sc around 18
Sl st and cast off, leave a long tail for sewing
Weave tail end between stitches in the last row and pull shut

Head – in Sea green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in magic circle 4
2 ( sc, sc inc) x 2 6
3 Sc around 6
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
5 Sc around 8
6 (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 10
7 Sc around 10
8 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
9 Sc around 12
10 (5 sc, sc inc) x 2 14
11 Sc around 14
12 (6 sc, sc inc) x 2 16
13 Sc around 16
14 (7 sc, sc inc) x 2 18
15 Sc around 18
16 (8 sc, sc inc) x 2 20
17 (sc around 20
18 (9 sc, sc inc) x 2 22
19 Sc around 22
20 (10 sc, sc inc) x 2 24
21 Sc around 24
Add eyes between rows 19 and 20, 7 stitches apart
22 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
23-26 Sc around 18
  Stuff head do not cast off and continue to body

Body – in sea green continuing on from head

Row Instruction Stitches
27 (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 24
28 ( 3 sc, sc inc) x 6 30
29-31 Sc around 30
Sew first two flippers along the last 3 rows, place them 4 stitches below the eyes
32 (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 36
33-42 Sc around 36
43 (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 30
44-46 Sc around 30
Place second set of flippers along last 3 rows, level with first set
47 (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 24
48 Sc around 24
49 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
Stuff body, do not cast off and continue to tail

Tail – in sea green continuing on from body

Row Instruction Stitches
50-55 Sc around 18
56 (7 sc, sc dec) x 2 16
57-60 Sc around 16
61 (6 sc, sc dec) x 2 14
62-63 Sc around 14
64 (5 sc, sc dec) x 2 12
Stuff tail and continue to stuff as you go from this point
65 (sc dec) x 6 6
66 (sc inc) x 6 12
67 3 sc, (sc inc) x 3, 3 sc, (sc inc) x 3 18
68 6sc, (sc inc) x 4, 5 sc, (sc inc) x 4 27
69-71 Sc around 27
72 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6, sc, sc dec 20
73 (sc, sc dec) x 6, 2 sc 14
74 (sc dec) x 7 7
Sl st and sew tail shut, sew in ends

 

 

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