May 24, 2012

Stegosaurus Amigurumi


MATERIALS:
Lion Brand Jiffy, 1 skein (A) "Apple Green" & partial skeins (B) "Grass Green" & (C) "Dark Grey Heather"
size I or J crochet hook
9mm black safety eyes (or black yarn)
stuffing
yarn needle

Some stitches/abbreviations used in this pattern:

Dec1 = Insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Now, insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. [1 stitch has been decreased]

PATTERN:

SHAPE HEAD:
Round 1: Starting with a magic ring and A, 6 sc into ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rounds 3-4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: *(2 sc in next st, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Rounds 6-8: Sc in each st around.

SHAPE BODY & TAIL:
Round 9: *(Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * to last 3 sts, sc in each of last 3 sts. (23 sts)
Round 10: 2 sc in next st, sc in ea st around to end of round. (24 sts)
Round 11: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice, *(sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st), repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc in each of last 2 sts. (30 sts)
Round 12: *(2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Secure safety eyes in place on head. Stuff head.
Rounds 13-20: Sc in each st around.
Round 21: *(Dec 1, sc in each of next 4 sts), repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Rounds 22-23: Sc in each st around.
Round 24: *(Dec 1, sc in each of next 3 sts), repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 25: Sc in each st around.
Round 26: *(Dec 1, sc in each of next 2 sts), repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Rounds 27-29: Sc in each st around.
Begin stuffing and continue until fastening off.
Round 30: *(Dec 1, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Rounds 31-33: Sc in each st around.
Round 34: *(Dec 1, sc in next st), repeat from * around. (8 sts)
Rounds 35-36: Sc in each st around.
Round 37: Dec 1 around. (4 sts)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining stitches.

SPIKES:
(Sew the spikes to the top of the body segment in the following order: small spike, medium spike, large spike, large spike, medium spike, small spike.)

SMALL SPIKES:
Make 2.
Starting with a magic ring and B, 6 sc into ring.
Round 1: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

MEDIUM SPIKES:
Make 2.
Starting with a magic ring and B, 6 sc into ring.
Rounds 1-2: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

LARGE SPIKES:
Make 2.
Starting with a magic ring and B, 6 sc into ring.
Rounds 1-2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice. (8 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

FRONT LEGS:
Make 2.
Starting with a magic ring and A, 6 sc into ring.
Rounds 1-2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice. (8 sts)
Rounds 4-5: Sc in each st around.
Round 6: 2 sc in next st, sc in each st around to end of round. (9 sts)
Round 7: [Sc in next st, dec 1] three times. (6 sts)
Round 8: Dec 1 around. (3 sts)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining stitches, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

BACK LEGS:
Make 2.
Starting with a magic ring and A, 6 sc into ring.
Rounds 1-2: Sc in each st around.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] twice. (8 sts)
Round 4: Sc in each st around.
Round 5: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. (10 sts)
Round 6: Sc in each st around.
Round 7: [Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. (12 sts)
Round 8: Sc in each st around.
Round 9: *(Sc in next st, dec 1), repeat from * around. (8 sts)
Round 10: Dec 1 around. (4 sts)
Fasten off and thread yarn through remaining stitches, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.

TAIL SPIKES:
Make 4.
Starting with a magic ring and C, 4 sc into ring.
Rounds 1-3: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a tail of yarn for sewing.


10 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a cute dinosaur pattern and accidentally found this adorable Stegosaurus! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm almost done making him. :)

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  2. Thanks for the pattern; good Dinosaur ones are so hard to find!

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  3. On round 11, your stitch count is off. You can only sc in the last stitch, not the last 2, and then you end up with 31. I even checked on paper. Unless you're not supposed to finish the entire * to *. I'm wondering if there's a reason not to use *2 sc in next stitch, sc in next 3 stitches*?

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  4. I am definitely going to need to remake this to find out where I went wrong. Thank you so much for pointing this out! I just a moment ago added a line of instruction that had been missing from the "Alien Amigurumi" pattern, so it wouldn't surprise me a bit if I goofed up here, too.

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  5. Aw, he is too adorable~ I'll have to dig up some green yarn to make one myself :D

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  6. Wanted to let you know this project was highlighted on the at play blog today!

    http://atplayonline.com/2013/07/26/515/

    Megan

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  7. This is so adorable; I can never seem to find cute dino amigurumi patterns for free. Thank you so much for sharing this! :)

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  8. Wow that looks amazing!
    I've never done anything in crochet but I'm going to give this a go. My Boyfriend would love this for Christmas!

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  9. Hi there!
    This pattern is extremely cute!

    I have a question. I've made a few of these little guys and plan to sell them since I don't currently have a job. I gave you credit for the pattern, though. But if this bothers you, I won't sell them! I just wanted to let you know. :)

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    1. That is so cool! And thank you for the kind words. :)

      Feel free to go ahead and sell them! I don't have a job either, so I understand how tough it is to make ends meet these days. It would make me very happy if you could make some money by selling your crocheted goods!

      Thank you so much for asking. That is so sweet! I hope they sell really well for you! :)

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