Terry the Pterodactyl

Terry the Pterodactyl

Terry Pterodactyl

Terry is 9” Tall and 8” wide when made for the playmat in DK yarn.

If you make Terry in Aran/worsted weight yarn he will be 10,5” tall and 14” wide.

 Materials and Resources

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

  • Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
    • Yellow
    • Red
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)
  • Stuffing
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • 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

 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.

 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  1. 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

  • 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 2 in Red

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

Feet – Make 2 in Yellow

Row Instruction Stitch Count
1 6sc in magic circle 6
2 Attach foot using (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sl st, ch 2) x 3, sl st 3 ch 2 loops
Cast off, sew in ends and stuff legs

 Head – In red

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4sc in magic circle 4
2 Sc around 4
3 (sc, sc inc) x2 6
4 Sc around 6
5 (2sc, sc inc) x 2 8
6 Sc around 8
7 (3sc, sc inc) x2 10
8 Sc around 10
9 (4sc, sc inc) x2 12
10 Sc around 12
11 (5sc, sc inc) x2 14
12 Sc around 14
13 (6sc, sc inc) x2 16
14 Sc around 16
15 Sc inc, (6sc, sc inc) x2, sc inc 20
16 Sc around 20
17 (4sc, sc inc) x 4 24
18 Sc around 24
19 8 sc, ch 8, skip 8, 8sc 16 sc & ch 8
20 8 sc, 8 sc in ch 8 gap, 8 sc 24
21-22 Sc around 24
23 (2sc, sc dec) x 6 18
24 Sc around 18
25 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
26-30 Sc around 12
31 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
32 (2 sc, sc inc) x6 24
33–49 Sc around 24
50 Attach leg with 4sc, 9sc, attach 2nd leg with 4sc, 7sc 24
51 6 sc, ch 6 skip 6, 12sc 18 sc, ch 6
52 6sc, 6sc in ch 6 gap, 12 sc 24
53 (2 sc, sc dec) x6 18
54 (sc, sc dec) x6 12
55 (sc dec) x6 6
Sl st, cast off and sew hole shut
Add eyes 3 rows above the beak gap on either side
Stuff Terry

You should now have something that looks like the images below, with two openings, one of the front for the beak and one on the back for the tail.   You may need to use a couple of stitches across the legs to hold them down.

 Beak – in Yellow

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4sc in magic circle 4
2 Sc around 4
3 (sc, sc inc) x2 6
4 Sc around 6
5 (2sc, sc inc) x 2 8
6 Sc around 8
7 (3sc, sc inc) x2 10
8 Sc around 10
9 (4sc, sc inc) x2 12
10 Sc around 12
11 (5sc, sc inc) x2 14
12 Sc around 14
Sl st, cast off with a long tail, sew to front opening

Tail – In red

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4sc in magic circle 4
2 Sc around 4
3 (sc, sc inc) x2 6
4 Sc around 6
5 (2sc, sc inc) x 2 8
6 Sc around 8
7 (3sc, sc inc) x2 10
8 Sc around 10
9 (4sc, sc inc) x2 12
10 Sc around 12
11 (5sc, sc inc) x2 14
12 Sc around 14
Sl st, cast off with a long tail, then sew to back opening

 Some images showing how to create the arm on the wing and sewing them to the body.

 Wings – Make 2 in red and 2 in yellow

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 21, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each ch to end 20
2 Ch 1, turn, 8 sc, (sc inc) x4, 8 sc 24
3-6 Ch1 , turn, Sc across 24
7 Ch 1 turn, 10 sc (sc inc) x4, 10 sc 28
8-11 Ch, 1 turn, sc across 28
Sl sl and cast off
To join, hold a red and yellow piece together and sc around two sides and bottom, using (sc, ch2, sc) in each corner
For the top row you will need to sc across and then ch1, turn and make 3 more rows in this way.
Then fold the rows you have just made over and sl st them to the top row of the yellow piece to form the arm
Sew wings to Terry with yellow being the front.
Finally sew a couple of claws on the end of each arm at the top of the wing.

 

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