Saturday, February 24, 2018

SUE the T Rex!

I finally finished writing up the pattern for my gigantic dinosaur. It's actually not a tough pattern, and can easily be done if you've ever made amigurumi before. If you've made any of my dinosaurs before, this should be perfect for you.

This one takes a ton of yarn (about 5 or 6 skeins of the Red Heart Stripes yarn) and a whole lot of fiberfill stuffing. Plus you'll need a size E crochet hook and a tapestry needle.

Find the pattern on Etsy, Ravelry, or Craftsy.

The finished product is a very huggable 30 inch tall dinosaur!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

March 10 and April 28: mark your calendars!

I've officially received the paperwork, so I will be at the Playa Vista Farmers Market on Saturday March 10, and Saturday April 28. I'm cautiously optimistic :-)

Last weekend my husband and I checked out the market, and it was just so adorable! Not only are there fresh produce stands, but plenty of prepared foods and cute retail stalls. There's even a few Etsy sellers there, too. Tons of kids were running around, which is my target demographic, and if I sell three or more dinosaurs, I will come out in the black.

So stop by!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mini T. Rex Crochet Pattern

My dinosaur obsession continues! Recently I created a tiny T. Rex, which I think works great as a stocking stuffer or a quick way of getting rid of an extra bit of yarn and stuffing.
If you've made amigurumi before, this pattern should be pretty simple. Be sure to put stuffing in as you go.

Materials Needed:
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn (shown in Red Heart Day Glow)
Fiberfill stuffing
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:
Magic ring (MR)
Increase (2sc)
Single crochet (sc)
Invisible decrease (invdec)

Head, Body, and Tail:
Make a MR with 6 scs in it                                               (6)
1. 2sc around                                                                       (12)
2. (sc 3x, 2sc 3x) 2x                                                            (18)
3. (sc 3x, [2sc, sc] 3x) 2x                                                    (24)
4. Sc 6x, 2sc 2x, sc 10x, 2sc 2x, sc 4x                              (28)
5. - 7. Sc around                                                                  (28)
8. Sc 4x, invdec 4x, sc 9x, invdec, sc 5x                           (23)
9. Sc 2x, invdec 3x, sc 15x                                                  (20)
10. Invdec 4x, sc 5x, invdec, sc 5x                                   (15)
11. - 15. Sc around                                                              (15)
16. Sc 10x, 2sc 3x, sc 2x                                                      (18)
17. Sc 10x, (2sc, sc) 3x, sc 2x                                             (21)
18. - 19. Sc around                                                              (21)
20. (invdec, sc 2x) 3x, sc 9x                                               (18)
21. Sc around                                                                       (18)
22. (invdec, sc) 3x, sc 9x                                                     (15)
23. Sc around                                                                       (15)
24. Invdec 3x, sc 9x                                                             (12)
25. Sc around                                                                       (12)
26. (sc 2x, invdec) 3x                                                          (9)
27. Sc around                                                                       (9)
28. (sc, invdec) 3x                                                               (6)
29. Invdec 3x                                                                      (3)
Fasten off, and weave in the end.

Legs (make 2):
Make a MR with 6 scs in it                                          (6)
1. 2sc around                                                                   (12)
2. Sc around                                                                    (12)
3. Invdec around                                                            (6)
4. Sc around                                                                   (6)
5. (sc 2x, 2sc) 2x                                                           (8)
6. (sc 3x, 2sc) 2x                                                             (10)
7. (sc 4x, 2sc) 2x                                                              (12)
8. (sc 5x, 2sc) 2x                                                             (14)
9. (sc 6x, 2sc) 2x                                                            (16)
10. (sc 6x, invdec) 2x                                                     (14)
11. (sc 5x, invdec) 2x                                                     (12)
12. Invdec around                                                           (6)
13. Invdec around                                                           (3)
Fasten off with about 6 inches of yarn and use it to sew to the body.

Arms (make 2):
Make a MR with 6 scs in it                                       (6)
1. - 5. Sc around                                                        (6)
6. Sc, invdec, sc 2x, 2sc                                           (6)
7. Sc, invdec, sc 2x, 2sc                                           (6)
8. Invdec around                                                        (3)
Fasten off with about 6 inches of yarn and sew it to the body. I usually thread the yarn through the arm to the very first round and sew that to the body.