Friday, 30 June 2017

Stegosaurus

This Stegosaurus has a one piece body with sewing only required for the spikes.




You will need:
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle 
  • DK Yarn (approx. 100m)
  • Black embroidery thread or 4mm 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)
  • ST - Stitch 
  • FLO - Front loop only 
  • BLO - Back loop only 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
  • PC – Popcorn stitch – This pattern uses a 3sc pc stitch for each of the toes
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
  • Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work



Legs x4 –Green
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
BLO – 3sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, sc, pc, 2sc (12)
4.
SC skipping over the pc stitches from the previous round (8)
5-9.
8sc (8)
10.
1sc and slst into the first stitch. End the round here and cut yarn

Head, Body and Tail – Green
1.
MC (4)
2.
*INC * (8)
3.
*1sc, inc * (12)
4.
*5sc, inc * (14)
5.
*6sc, inc * (16)
6.
*7sc, inc * (18)
7.
*8sc, inc * (20)
8-9.
20sc (20)
10.
*8sc, dec * (18)
11.
*7sc, dec * (16)
12.
*6sc, dec * (14)
13.
*5sc, dec * (12)
14.
*2sc, inc * (16)
15.
*3sc, inc * (20)
16.
*4sc, inc * (24)
17.
*inc, 1sc * x4, 16sc (28)
18.
28sc (28)
19.
3sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 17sc (32)
20.
20sc, 4sc through the inside of the 1st leg and body, 1sc into the body, 4sc through the inside of 2nd leg and body, 3sc into body (32) 

For all legs, join starting at the last sc stitched into the leg and skipping over the slst. This will ensure the toes point in the right direction.

21.
5sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 7sc, 4sc through the outside of the 1st leg, 1sc into body, 4sc into the outside of the 2nd leg, 3sc into body (36)
22-23.
36sc (36)
24.
8sc, *inc, 1sc * x4, 20sc (40)
25-30.
40sc (40)
31.
10sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 18sc (36)
32.
27sc, 4sc through the inside of the 3rd leg and body, 1sc into the body, 4sc through the inside of 4th leg and body (36)
33.
27sc, 4sc through the outside of the 3rd leg, 1sc into body, 4sc into the outside of the 4th leg, 3sc into body (36)
34.
8sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 16sc (32)
35.
7sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 13sc (28)
36.
5sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 11sc (24)
37.
3sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 9sc (20)
38.
1sc, *dec, 1sc * x4, 7sc (16)
39.
*6sc, dec * (14)
40.
Dec, 12sc (13)
41.
3sc, dec, 8sc (12)
42.
3sc, dec, 7sc (11)
43.
3sc, dec, 6sc (10)
44.
3sc, dec, 5sc (9)
45.
9sc (9)
46.
3sc, dec, 4sc (8)
47.
8sc (8)
48.
3sc, dec, 3sc (7)
49.
7sc (7)
50.
3sc, dec, 2sc (6)
51.
6sc (6)
52.
Dec, slst – FO and close hole.


Spikes x8 - Yellow
1.
MC (4)
2.
*INC * (8)
3.
*1sc, inc * (12)
4.
12sc (12)
5.
*dec, 4sc * (10)
6.
*dec, 3sc * (8)
7.
*dec, 2sc * (6)

Slst and FO. These are left unstuffed 
Sew spikes over back in two lines parallel to each other as shown in the picture.


2 comments:

  1. Do you have approx sizes for how big this turns out? It looks great!

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    1. sorry I keep neglecting to write that. Using DK yarn and and 3mm hook, he is about 17cm from head to tip of tail and 10cm high from feet to tallest spike. I hope this helps :)

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