Dinosaur Comforter

Dinosaur Comforter

Baby Dinosaur Triceratops Comforter 

  1. Materials and Resources

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

  • Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
    • Blue
    • Dark Green
    • White
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)
  • Stuffing (I used about half a 250g bag of stuffing)
  • 4mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • scissors

This comforter can be made bigger by using Aran/worsted weight yarn and a 5mm 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
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sc inc – single crochet increase
  • Sc dec – single crochet decrease
  • Ch – chain
  • b/l – back loops
  • f/l – front loops
  1. Notes

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

Gauge

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

 Short Row Shaping

  • It is very helpful to have a stitch marker when doing short row shaping – so you always know where the start of the original row begins. Short rows do not go right around the whole row, this gives the ability for shaping – i.e a dinosaurs head ridge for the eyes.
  • In addition, when you start the first row after short row shaping, don’t forget the stitch at the base of the sl st show in the picture below.
  • Do not make a single crochet in the sl st, ignore these to create the short row shapes.

 Attaching Limbs as you go

Below is a guide to demonstrate how to attach limbs as you go.  Some of the dinosaur patterns use this method, other’s require normal sewing.

  • To attach a limb you will need to hold your limb next to the dinosaur with the opening at the top with the toes pointing inwards at the bottom. The photo to the left shows what you will see when placed correctly.
  • You will then insert your hook through 2 layers of leg and through the dinosaur body and pull up a loop through all 3 layers. Then complete the single crochet.
  • All limbs will be attached this way unless otherwise stated.   Each pattern will indicate the number of single crochet stitches required to attach it.
  • Feet are attached to the legs in a similar manner. Your hook will be inserted through the stitch on both the foot and the leg and a loop pulled through and single crochet completed.   The difference with the feet is that 2 single crochets will go through each foot loop but only one will go through each foot.

 Other Notes

  • This pattern is 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.

Horns – make 3 in white

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in magic circle 4
2-4 Sc around 4
Sl st and cast off

Legs – make 2 in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 ch 8 and join with sl st to make a round 8
2-4 Sc around 8
5 (2 sc, sc inc) x2, 2 sc 10
6 Sc around 10
7 (Sc 4, sc inc) x2, sl st and cast off 12
Sl st and cast off

Foot – make 2 in white

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 Attach to leg using (sc inc) x 6 12
Sl st and cast off

Head – starting at the nose in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 Sc in b/l around 6
3 2 sc, attach horn with 2 sc, 2 sc 6
4 2 sc, (sc inc) x2, 2 sc 8
5 Sc around 8
6 3 sc, (sc inc) x3, 2 sc 11
7 4 sc, (sc inc) x5, 2 sc 16
8 Sc around 16
9 4 sc, (sc inc, sc) x4, sc inc, 3 sc 21
10 Sc around 21
11 9 sc, (sc inc) x3, sc 9 24
12 9 sc, attach horn using 2 sc, 3 sc, attach horn using 2 sc, 8 sc 24

 

13 23 sc, sl in last st, ch 1, turn
sc in next st (st after sl st 16 sc, sl in next st, ch 1, turn
Working in b/l, 6 sc, (sc dec) x 2, 6 sc, sc in sl st base, sc in last stitch before start of round 13. 22
Add the eyes between row 10 and 11, on the outside of the horns
14 Sc around 22
15 Sc, ch 6, sk 4, 18 sc 18 & ch 6
16 Sc, 6 sc in ch 6 gap, sc, (sc dec) x 5, 5 sc, leave last stitch unworked 17
17 Attach legs with 3 sc ( 1 from previous round), sc, sc dec, attach leg with 3 sc, (sc dec) x 4. 2 Sc 14
18 (sc dec) x 7 7
Sl st cast off and sew hole shut
Stuff head

 Crest – Using 2 strands of blue

Row Instruction Stitches
1 attach wool in 1st of the b/l created in row 15 and 16 sc across all loops you 16
2-3 Hdc across, ch3 and turn 16
4 DC in same st as ch 3, HDC and SC in next st, SC and HDC In next st, 2 DC in next st.  (2 DC, HDC SC, SC HDC, 2DC) X 5
Cast off and sew in ends

 Blanket – Stating with green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 12 sc around  neck opening 12
2 Sl into the b/l of row 1 starting st to beginning closing hole.   Using sl st insert hook into b/l of opposite st and go across opening,  you should have 6sl st in total to close hole 6
3 Sl into the f/l of round 1 and sc in each f/l joining with a sl to complete round 12
4 Ch3 2DC ch2 3DC in same st to make corner, ch1, sk next st, 3DC in same st, ch1, sk next st, 3DC ch 2 3DC in same st to make next corner, ch1 sk 1 st, 3DC ch2 3DC to make 3rd corner, ch 1, sk next st, 3DC in same st, ch 1, sk next st, 3DC ch 2 3DC to make last corner, ch1, sk final st and sl st into top of ch 3 (you now have 4 corner st and 2 single st) 9 single clusters and 4 corners
5 Ch4 and then in the first corner ch2 make another corner (3 DC ch2 3DC) then ch 1 and 3 DC in the ch1 so of previous round.  Ch 1 and 3 more DC in the next ch1 so.   Ch1 and you should be back at the second corner.   Make a corner in the ch 2 so (3DC ch 2 3DC). Repeat this pattern around until you get to the final sp before you ch4 put 2 DC in the so and sl st into the 3rd ch you stated with. (4 corners and 6 3DC set 12 clusters and 4 corners
6 switch to white and work 2 rows as above increasing by 1 cluster each time 16/ 20 clusters and 4 corners
7 switch to blue work 2 rows as above increasing by 1 cluster each time 24/ 28 clusters and 4 corners
8 switch to white work 2 rows as above increasing by 1 cluster each time 32 / 36 clusters and 4 corners
9 switch to green work 2 rows as above increasing by 1 cluster each time 40 /44 clusters and 4 corners
10 continue in the green and use crab st- working 1 sc in each st, 1 sc in each ch1 sp and 2sc in each ch 2 sp and sl st into first st cast off and sew in ends.

To finish using black wool sew a mouth at the base of the nose.   Sew tightly to bring the nose into more of a point.

Baby Triceratops Comforter

Baby Triceratops Comforter

 

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