Tweeny the Triceratops

Please Welcome Tweeny the Triceratops!! After lots of thought I have decided to write up my patterns for others to enjoy! Tweeny is one of the first patterns I had ever designed. This design came at a time where the children in my care (Early Childhood Educator!) were really into dinosaurs. I learnt so much from these children! (they seemed to know everything there was to know about dinosaurs!). This in turn sparked my creativity and curiosity about dinosaurs, and lead me down the designing path… I can not thank these children enough! Without these children I don’t think I would have caught the designing bug. Please enjoy this pattern and remember to take lots of pictures so I can see all of your wonderful creations!! 😊

Once Tweeny is finished she measures 19cm long and 8cm tall.

You can purchase this pattern add free at on Ravelry, please follow the link below.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tweeny-the-triceratops

This pattern is for personal use only. Feel free to make as many items as you wish or give them as gifts. If you would like to sell items, please recognise Blue Dinosaur Crochet as the designer. DO NOT share, reproduce or sell this pattern. This pattern belongs to Blue Dinosaur Crochet.

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What you will need:
3.5mm Crochet Hook
1 Skein of 4 Seasons Stallion 8ply yarn in yellow
Small amount of White and Black Yarn (for horns and eyes)
Stitch Markers
Hobby fill/ Stuffing
Sewing Pins
Needle for sewing pieces together
Scissors

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Abbreviations (US Terms):
MC – Magic Circle
SC – Single Crochet
st – Stitch
sl st – Slip Stitch
SC INCR – Increase (two stitches in the same stitch)
SC DECR – Decrease (combine two stitches together, to decrease amount in row)
BLO – Back Loop Only

All rounds are worked as continuous, unless stated otherwise. Please leave tails on all of the pieces after fastening off.

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Body and Tail:

Round 1) In a MC, SC 6.
Round 2) SC 2, SC INCR. Repeat around. (8)
Round 3) SC 3, SC INCR. Repeat around. (10)
Round 4) SC 4, SC INCR. Repeat around. (12)
Round 5) SC 5, SC INCR. Repeat around. (14)
Round 6) SC 6, SC INCR. Repeat around. (16)
Round 7) SC 7, SC INCR. Repeat around. (18)
Round 8) SC 8, SC INCR. Repeat around. (20)
Round 9) SC 9, SC INCR. Repeat around. (22)
Round 10) SC 10, SC INCR. Repeat around (24)
Round 11) SC 11, SC INCR. Repeat around (26)
Round 12) SC 12, SC INCR. Repeat around. (28)
Round 13) SC 13, SC INCR. Repeat around. (30)
Round 14) SC 14, SC INCR. Repeat around. (32)
Round 15) SC INCR in first 3, SC in each around. (35)
Round 16 – 29) SC in each around. (35)
Round 30) SC 3, SC DECR. Repeat around. (28)
Round 31) SC 2, SC DECR. Repeat around. (21)
Round 32) SC, SC DECR. Repeat around. (14)
Round 33) SC DECR in each around. (7)
Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing at a later stage.

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Head:
Round 1) In MC, SC 6.
Round 2) SC INCR in each around. (12)
Round 3) SC, SC INCR. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4) SC 2, SC INCR. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5 – 8) SC in each around. (24)
Round 9) SC INCR in first 5, SC in each around. (29)
Round 10 – 12) SC in each around. (29).
Round 13) SC in first 10. SC, SC DECR for rest of round. (23)
Round 14) SC DECR in each around (ending with a SC). (13)

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Ridge:
This is not worked in a continuous round.

Foundation) Ch 8 + 1. (+1 does not count as a stitch and is for turning).
Row 1) Skip 1st Ch, SC INRC in each until end of row. Ch 1 and turn. (16)
Row 2 – 4) SC in each until end of row. Ch 1 and turn. (16)
Row 5) SC, SC INCR. Repeat until end of row. Ch 1 and turn. (24)
Row 6) SC in each until end of row. Ch 1 and turn. (24)
Row 7) Ch 1 (total of two Ch’s, counting previous Ch at end of last row). Sl St into 1st Stitch. Sl St into next Stitch, Ch 2, Sl St into same stitch, repeat until end of row.
Fasten off. Last row of the β€œRidge” should have small bumps. 

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Horns:
Big Horns (Make 2)

Round 1) In MC, SC 6.
Round 2 – 3) SC in each around.
Sl St into next stitch and then fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing onto head.

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Small Horn (Make 1)
Round 1) In MC, SC 5.
Round 2 – 3) SC in each around.
Sl St into next stitch and then fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing onto nose area of head.  

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Legs (Make 4):
Legs are not worked in a continuous round.
Row 1) In MC, SC 6. Sl St into 1st SC (not counted as Stitch in pattern).
Row 2) Ch 1. SC INCR in each until end of row. Sl St into Ch 1 space. (10)
Row 3) Ch1. SC BLO in each until end of row. Sl St into Ch 1 space. (10).
Row 4 – 7) Ch 1. SC in each until end of row. Sl St into Ch 1 space. (10)
Fasten off. Leave long tail to attach legs to body.

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After all of the pieces have been made its time to stuff the pieces and them pin them together. I did not stuff the legs, as they are quite small.
Pin all of the pieces together before sewing to ensure that your Triceratops can stand up without any assistance.
Don’t forget to send me some pictures of your finished Triceratops! 😊

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