Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Brontosaurus

This Brontosaurus is one piece / no sew




You will need:
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • DK Yarn (approx 60g or 170m)
  • 6mm safety eyes.
  • Soft toy filling
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • DC - Double crochet 
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
  • WS – Wrong side
  • RS – Right side
  • YO – yarn over          
  • PC – Popcorn stitch (3dc popcorn stitch is used in this pattern)
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Stuff the piece as you work


Legs x4:
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*2sc, inc * (16)
4.
BLO – 4sc, PC, sc, PC, sc, PC, sc, 7sc (16)
5.
2sc, dec x2, sc, dec x2, 5sc (12)
6-12.
12sc (12)
13.
*1sc, dec * (8)
14.
6sc, 1sc and 1slst into next st. FO leaving last st of the round unworked (8)


Head – body – tail :
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*Inc x3, 3sc * (18)
4.
1sc, inc x4, 5sc, inc x4, 4sc (26)
5.
3sc, inc, 2sc, inc, 9sc, inc, 2sc, inc, 6sc (30)
6-11.
30sc (30)
12.
4sc, dec x4, 18sc (26)
13.
2sc, dec x4, 16sc (22)
14.
Dec x4, 14sc (18)
15.
2sc, dec, 7sc, dec, 5sc (16)
16-17.
16sc (16)
18-19.
Dec x2, 5sc, inc x2, 5sc (16)
20.
Dec x2, 6sc, inc x2, 4sc (16)
21-28.
Dec, 7sc, inc, 6sc (16)
29.
7sc, inc x4, 5sc (20)
30.
9sc, inc x4, 7sc (24)
31.
9sc, inc x6, 9sc (30)
32.
*4sc, inc * (36)
33-34.
36sc (36)
35.
15sc, *inc, sc *x6, 9sc (42)
36.
*6sc, inc * (48)
37.
4sc through the inside of the 1st  leg and body, 1sc onto body, 4sc through inside of 2nd  leg and body, 39sc (48)  - See Elephant pattern for pictures of this 
38.
4sc through outside of the 1st   leg, 1sc onto body, 4sc through outside of 2nd  leg, 39sc (48)
39-44.
48sc (48)
45.
26sc, *dec, sc *x3, 13sc (45)
46.
45sc (45)
47.
25sc, *dec, sc *x3, 11sc (42)
48.
23sc, *dec, sc *x3, 10sc (39)
49.
21sc, *dec, sc *x3, 9sc (36)
50.
4sc, 4sc through the inside of the 3rd  leg and body, 1sc onto body, 4sc through inside of 4th  leg and body, 23sc (36)
51.
4sc, 4sc through outside of the 3rd  leg, 1sc onto body, 4sc through outside of 4th leg, 23sc (36)
52.
21sc, *dec, sc *x3, 6sc (33)
53.
33sc (33)
54.
20sc, *dec, sc *x3, 4sc (30)
55.
19sc, *dec, sc *x3, 2sc (27)
56.
18sc, *dec, sc *x3 (24)
57.
15sc, *dec, sc *x3 (21)
58.
Dec, 13sc, *dec, sc *x2 (18)
59.
18sc (18)
60.
Dec, 16sc (17)
61.
17sc (17)
62.
Dec, 15sc (16)
63.
Dec, 14sc (15)
64.
Dec, 13sc (14)
65.
Dec, 12sc (13)
66.
Dec, 11sc (12)
67.
12sc (12)
68.
Dec, 10sc (11)
69.
11sc (11)
70.
Dec, 9sc (10)
71.
10sc (10)
72.
Dec, 8sc (9)
73.
4sc, dec, 3sc (8)
74.
4sc, dec, 2sc (7)
75.
3sc, dec, 2sc (6)
76.
6sc (6)
FO – Close hole

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