Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dinosaur Lovey Blanket Crochet Pattern


Here is another lovey blanket pattern to add to the collection! I spotted some dinosaur fleece at Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day and just had to make it into a little lovey :)

Materials:
- Dino themed fleece fabric
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Worsted weight Yarn
- Rotary Cutter and Skip Stitch Blade:
I purchased my skip stitch blade from the Project Linus website but unfortunately it looks like it is no longer available there. You can find the same one HERE on the Skip-Stitch website. I have the "original skip stitch blade" (Blade #1) and you will need a Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter which I purchased from Amazon.

- Poly-fil stuffing
-Tapestry needle
- Large safety eyes
- Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease

First cut your fleece into about a 12x12 square. Then you will want to round off one of the edges like in the picture below.


Next, run your Skip Stitch Blade about a half inch from all edges of your fabric. Use ruler edge to help you create a straight line. You will have to free had the curved line. Slow and steady!


Take your yarn and hook and SC + Chain 1 along the holes in the fabric. Fasten off and weave in ends when you are done.




To make the spikes, attach yarn and chain 5. 
SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next chain, DC in last two chains.
Skip two stitches and join to blanket with a SC. Chain 5 and continue to repeat pattern.



Head Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain1 and make 10 SC in ring, join to first SC, continue to crochet in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 4-12: SC in each stitch around (30 SC)
Round 13: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around 
Round 14: SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 15: SC decrease, SC in next
Round 16-18: SC in each stitch around.
fasten off, add safety eyes, stuff with poly-fil and sew shut. Leave tail to sew onto blanket.

Tail Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, join to first SC, continue to crochet in rounds
Round 2-4: SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (8 SC)
Round 6: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around ( 10 SC)
Round 8-9: SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 10: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 11-12: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 13: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5, repeat around (14 SC)
Round 14: SC in each stitch around (14 SC)
Round 15: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (21 SC)
Round 16-20: SC in each stitch around (21 SC)
fasten off, stuff with poly-fil and sew shut. Leave tail to sew onto blanket.



Feel free to stitch on a mouth (either a smile or something ferocious!) as well as little arms and legs. I think the arms and feet of my Monster Lovey Blanket would work well for a dinosaur as well.

If like this, be sure to check out my other Lovey Blankets!



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10 comments:

  1. It amazes me the things you come up with! Good job and thanks again! :)

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  2. Another darling pattern, have lots of little baby boys that will love this, have made your dog and monster for my nephew, he loves them! Thank you!

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  3. What a lovely creative idea! Will be wonderful for fundraising and charity stalls. Thank you!

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  4. I'm curious if you've ever used a sharp crochet needle rather than the rotary cutter to start this kind of project?

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  5. How sweety!
    Thank you for the pattern.

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  6. Adorable! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. I just bought a pattern for a t-shirt dress from Annie's Catalog and you basically do a blanket stitch on the bottom of a t-shirt and then start making the skirt. It's the cutest pattern! But calls for an awl to make the perforations. I remembered seeing this pattern and decided to go back to it to see what you used for the perforations. Thanks for providing links to the supplies! It helped a lot when I was searching for them. Too bad none of my local craft stores have them in stock!! While I could order it for less online, I just wanna get started!! Anywho, thanks for sharing this super cute blanket.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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