Tracey the Triceratops

Tracey the Triceratops

Tracey Triceratops

Tracey is 5” Tall (when standing) and 9,5” long when made for the playmat in DK yarn.

If you make Tracey in Aran/worsted weight yarn she will be 6” tall (standing) and 11” long.

You can find the video for Tracey at the end of this pattern.

  1. Materials and Resources

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

  • Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
    • White
    • Purple
  • 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.

  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
  • Hdc – Half double 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 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 purple

Row Instruction Stitch Count
1 Ch 8 and sl st to form a circle 8
2-4 Sc around 9
5 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2, 2 sc 10
6 Sc around 10
7 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
Sl st and cast off

Feet – Make 4 in white

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 4 to make 4 toes 4 ch 2 loops
Cast off, stuff legs and sew in ends

 Horns – make 3 in white

Row Instruction Stitches
1 4 sc in magic circle 4
2 Sc around 4
3 (Sc, sc inc) x 2 6
4 Sc around 6
Sl st and cast off

Head – in purple

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 Sc around in b/l 6
3 Sc, attach horn with 3sc, 2 sc 6
4 Sc, sc inc, sc, sc inc, 2sc 8
5 Sc around 8
6 3sc, (sc inc) x 3, 2sc 11
7 3 sc, (sc inc) x 5, 3 sc 16
8 Sc around 16
9 3 sc, (sc inc, sc) x 5, 3 sc 21
10 Sc around 21
11 12 sc, (sc inc) x 3, 6 sc 24
12 10 sc, attach horn with 3 sc, (sc inc) x 3, attach horn with 3 sc, 5sc 27
13 9 sc, sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc, 4 sc , sc in, 8 sc 30
14 29 sc, sl st ch 1 turn
24 sc (ignore sl st), sl st, ch 1 turn
Working in b/l, 10 sc (ignore sl st), (sc dec) x 4, 8 sc, sc in base of sl st, sc (you should now be back to start of original row 26
Add eyes between row 10 and 11 to the outside of the horns
15 Sc around 26
16 (sc dec) x 2, 22 sc 24
17 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
18-19 Sc around 18
Stuff head, do not cast off – work on crest at this point before continuing with body

Crest – in white using 2 strands together (this helps it keep its shape)

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Sl st into 1st f/l stitch from last short row at round 14 (on the right of the head) then sc in each f/l across, ch 1 and turn 24
2 HDC across, ch 1, turn 24
3 HDC across, ch 3, turn 24
4 DC in Ch 3, (hdc & sc in the next st, sc & hdc in the next st, 2 dc in the next stitch) rep to pattern to the end and cast off.   Sew in ends

Body – in purple

Row Instruction Stitches
20 (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 24
21 (3sc, sc inc) x 6 30
22 Attach leg with 4 sc, sc, attach leg with 4 sc, 21 sc 30
23 (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 36
24-26 Sc around 36
27 (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 42
28-30 Sc around 42
31 (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 36
32- 34 Sc around 36
35 (4sc, sc dec) x 6 30
36 2 sc, attach leg with 4 sc, 2 sc, attach leg with 4 sc, 18 sc 30
37 (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 24
38 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
39-42 Sc around 18
Stuff body, do not cast off, continue on to tail

Tail – In purple

Row Instruction Stitches
43 (7 sc, sc dec) x 2 16
44 Sc around 16
45 (6sc, sc dec) x 2 14
46 Sc around 14
47 (5 sc, sc dec) x 2 12
48 Sc around 12
49 (4sc, sc dec) x 2 10
50 Sc around 10
51 (3 sc, sc dec) x 2 8
52 Sc around 8
Stuff tail
53 (2 sc, sc dec) x 2 6
54 (sc dec) x 3 3
Sl st and sew hole shut, sew in ends

 

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