Dinosaur Crochet Tutorial – Crochet Applique Tutorial


Hello everyone, thank you for joining me,
I’m Kerri. Today I’ll be showing you how to crochet this dinosaur. Crocheted
in 8 ply wool, which is this one, 8 ply wool is light worsted in the US and
double knit in the UK, the size is 14 centimeters by 16 centimeters or 5.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Crocheted in 4 ply crochet cotton, this one, the size is 10 centimeters by 10 centimeters, or 4 inches by 4
inches. I’ll be using 4 ply crochet cotton today.
I’ve got a darker green for the main colour and lighter green for the contrast
and I’ve got black and white for the eyes.
I’ve got sewing thread and a needle to stitch it together. The white is to
embroider a small dot on the inner eye. I’ve got a darning needle to weave in
the ends, scissors and I’ll be using a 1.25 millimeter crochet hook. Now I’ll be
starting on the head there. So using my main color, my darker green I’m going to
make a magic loop. For a magic loop or a magic circle I put my hook on the yarn
and bring the short end over the hook and then take the longer end over the
short end. Put my yarn around the hook and bring the hook with the yarn through
the circle and that’s my magic loop. Then I start with 1 chain and work 12 half
double crochet into my circle. A half double crochet is called a half treble
in the UK. For a half double crochet I put my yarn around the hook. Hook into
the circle through the front and bring back a loop. Put my yarn around the hook
and take the hook with the yarn through all the loops on the hook and that’s a
half double crochet. I need 11 more. I have my 12 half double crochet
into the circle. Now I pull the circle tight. So I take hold of the tail and
just ease it in as tight as I can and I work a slip stitch into the top of the
first stitch. So I put my hook into the first stitch, just in the top there. Yarn
around the hook and take the hook with the yarn through the stitch and through
the loop on the hook and that’s a slip stitch. That’s my head done. I’m going to
work the neck now. So I start with 19 chain. Now I miss the first 3 chain and
work a joined double crochet over the following 2 stitches. A joined double
crochet would be called a joined treble in the UK. For a joined double crochet I
put my yarn around the hook and then I put my hook into the fourth chain from
the hook. I bring up a loop, yarn around the hook. Take my hook and yarn through
2 loops. Yarn around the hook, hook into the next stitch and bring through a loop.
Yarn around the hook, take my hook and yarn through 2 loops. Yarn around the
hook and take my hook and yarn through the remaining loops. Now I work a joined
double crochet over the next 2 stitches. So that’s just worked the same as
the last joined double crochet. Now I work 1 double crochet into each
of the next 5 stitches. Then 1 half double crochet into each
of the following 5 stitches. Then 2 half double crochet into the next
stitch. Now we work a joined half double crochet
over our last chain and the next stitch on the head.
For a joined half double crochet we put our yarn around the hook, hook into our
last chain and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook, hook into the first
stitch on the head and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook and take our hook
and yarn through all the loop. And then we work a joined half double crochet
over the following 2 stitches. Then slip stitch into the next stitch and fasten off. And that’s the head and the neck done. I’ll
just weave in those ends to make it easier for you to see when I’m doing the
body. Now for the body we join our cotton at the end of the neck, just in the top
of the first stitch there and work 1 chain and work 2 single crochet into
the same stitch as the chain. A single crochet is called a double crochet in
the UK. For a single crochet we put our hook into the stitch and bring up a loop.
Yarn around the hook and take our hook and yarn through both the loops. So we
need another single crochet in that stitch and then we need 2 single
crochet into each of the next 2 stitches. For row 2 we start with 1 chain and
turn our work over. We work 2 single crochet into the first stitch. 1 single
crochet into each of the next 2 stitches. 1 half double crochet into
each of the following 2 stitches and a double crochet into our last stitch.
And we’ve now got 7 stitches. For row 3 we start with 3 chain and turn our work.
We work 1 double crochet into each of the first 2 stitches. 1 half double crochet into each of the
next 2 stitches. Then we work 1 single crochet into
each stitch to the last stitch and we work 2 single crochet into the last
stitch. For row 4 we start with 3 chain
and turn. We work 3 double crochet into the first stitch. 1 half double crochet into the next
stitch. 1 single crochet into each of the following 3 stitches. 1 half double crochet into each of the
next 2 stitches and 1 double crochet into the last
stitch. And we’ve now got 10 stitches. For row
5 we start with 3 chain. We work 1 double crochet into each of the
first 2 stitches. 1 half double crochet into each of
the following 2 stitches. 1 single crochet into each stitch to
the last stitch. And we work 3 single crochet into
the last stitch. For row 6 we start with 1 chain and
turn. We work 2 single crochet into the first stitch. 1 single crochet into
each stitch to the last 4 stitches. And then we work 1 half double crochet
into each of the next 2 stitches and a double crochet into each of the last
2 stitches and we have 13 stitches. For row 7 we start
with 3 chain and turn. We work 1 double crochet into each of the first 2
stitches. 1 half double crochet into each of
the following 3 stitches. 1 single crochet into each stitch to
the last 2 stitches. And then work 1 half double crochet
into the next stitch and 1 double crochet into the last stitch. For row
8 we’re starting our decreasing down the back now. We start with 1 chain and
turn. We’re going to work a joined single crochet over the first 2 stitches. For
a joined single crochet we put our hook into the first stitch and bring through a
loop. Hook into the next stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around the hook and take
our hook and yarn through all the loops. And then we work 1 single crochet into
each stitch to the last 2 stitches. And we work a joined single crochet over
the last 2 stitches. For row 9 we work 1 chain and turn and we
work 1 single crochet into each stitch to the end and we’ll have 11 stitches. For row 10 we start with 1 chain and
turn. We work a joined single crochet over the first 2 stitches and then work 1
single crochet into each stitch to the end and we’ll have 10 stitches. For row 11 we start with 1
chain and turn . We work 1 single crochet into each stitch to the last 2
stitches and we’ll work a joined single crochet over the last 2 stitches and
we’ll have 9 stitches. So 1 single crochet into each stitch to the last 2
stitches. And a joined single crochet over the
last 2 stitches. For row 12 we start with 1 chain and turn. We work a joined
single crochet over the first 2 stitches. 1 single crochet into each
stitch to the last 2 stitches and we’ll work a joined single crochet over
the last 2 stitches and we’ll have 7 stitches. For row 13 we start with 1 chain and
turn. We work 1 single crochet into each stitch to the last 2 stitches and
work a joined single crochet over the last 2 stitches and we’ll have 6
stitches. So 1 single crochet into each stitch to the last 2 stitches and then work a joined single crochet
over the last 2 stitches. For row 14 we start with 1 chain and turn. We work a
joined single crochet over the first 2 stitches and work 1 single crochet
into each stitch to the end and we’ll have 5 stitches. For row 15 we start with 1 chain and
turn and work 1 single crochet into each stitch and we’ll have 5 stitches. For row 16 we start with 1 chain and
turn. We work a joined single crochet over the first 2 stitches. 1 single
crochet into the next stitch and a joined single crochet over the last 2
stitches. And that’s the dinosaurs body done. We’ll start on the tail now, we
don’t fasten off. We start with 18 chain. We work a slip stitch in the second
chain from the hook and then we work 1 single crochet into each of the next
5 chain. Then work 2 half double crochet into the
following stitch. Then 1 half double crochet into each
of the next 3 stitches. And then 3 half double crochet into
the next stitch. This is giving the bend in the tail. And
then we work 2 double crochet into each of the next 2 stitches. And then 1 treble into each remaining
chain. A treble is called a double treble in the UK. For a treble we put our yarn
around the hook twice. Hook into the stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around
the hook, hook and yarn through 2 loops. Yarn around the hook, hook and yarn through
2 more loops. Yarn around the hook and hook and yarn through the remaining 2
loops. So we work a treble into each remaining chain. And then we join our tail to the body
with a slip stitch into the top of the body there, just up in here. And that’s the body, head and tail done.
Now we’re going to work a neatening row round the body, neck and head and back to
here. Around the body we’re going to work a single crochet into the stitches,
occasionally we’re going to need 2 single crochet. So just find a suitable
place to put your hook, not too far from the edge and work a single crochet. Around the curve at the top at the back
you’ll probably need 2 single crochet into some stitches. I’ll work 2 single
crochet into this stitch and 2 single crochet into this stitch here. And then I’m going to work a joined
single crochet into the last stitch of the body and the first stitch of the
neck. And then I’m going to slip stitch around
the neck. At times to help the neck bend the right way I’ll work some joined
single crochets. So just at the beginning of the neck I’ll work a couple of, sorry,
joined slip stitches. So for a joined slip stitch I bring a loop through the
first stitch and a loop through the second stitch and take it straight
through the loops on my hook. And then I’ll work 1 slip stitch in the
following stitch and then a joined slip stitch over the next 2 stitches. That
will just bring the neck, bend it in. And then I’ll just work some looser slip
stitches up to the head. Now I’ll work a joined single crochet in the last stitch
of the neck and the first stitch of the head and then I’ll work single crochets
around the head. I’ll work 2 single crochet into every second stitch and then 1 single crochet into the
next stitch. And I’ll work a joined single crochet into
the last stitch on the head and the first on the neck. And then I’ll slip
stitch down the neck and then work a single crochet around
the body to the tail. So I’ll continue working around the neatening row and I’ll
be back when I get near to the tail. When you get back close to the
tail, slip stitch into the next stitch and fasten off unless you’d like to
neaten the tail. I feel the tail doesn’t really need neatening and I don’t want
it to be too thick. I’ll just weave in my ends and then I’ll
be back and we’ll crochet on this tummy marking. Now for these tummy markings,
we’re going to crochet them onto the back of the body and then turn them over.
So on our wrong side we join our contrast color 5 stitches along from
the tail on the bottom. Now I only crochet through this back loop here, so
it’s the front loop on the back side. So I’ll join in there and work 1 chain
and I work a single crochet in the same stitch as the chain and then work a
single crochet into each of the next 3 stitches. I work 2 half double crochet into the
following stitch. 1 half double crochet into each of the next 2 stitches. 2 double crochet into the next stitch. 1 double crochet into each of the next
3 stitches. 2 half double crochet into the
following stitch. 1 half double crochet into each of the
next 3 stitches and then work 1 single crochet into
each stitch to the stitch before the neck. And then work a slip stitch into the
next stitch and fasten off. And we’ll just bend that up over the
body and stitch it down when we are putting it together. So that’s all the
body done. Now I’ll start on the outer eye now. So using my white I make a magic
loop and work 1 chain and work 4 single crochet into my circle. I pull the circle tight and slip stitch
into the top of the first stitch. You could use felt if you’d prefer for the
eyes. And fasten off and I’ve got a small white circle. For the inner eye,
using my black I make a magic loop and I’m going to make a smaller circle. I
start with 1 chain and I work 2 slip stitch into my circle. I pull the
circle tight and I slip stitch in the chain, it’s a bit fiddly, and fasten off and I’ve got a really
tiny circle. Now all 4 legs I’ve worked the same. I start with the magic loop and
work 3 chain and work 3 double crochet into my circle. I pull the circle tight, but I don’t join.
For row 2 I start with 3 chain and turn my work and work 1 double crochet
into each of the 3 stitches. And for row 3 I start with
3 chain and turn and work 1 double crochet into each of the 3 stitches. Now I’m going to do a neatening row of
slip stitch down around the leg and up to the top and then I’m going to work a
single crochet into each stitch along the top. The single crochet is just to
give it a bit more height. As I crochet it seems to pull in and make it a bit
smaller so I work the row of single crochet along the top to make it just a
bit longer. And once I get into the corner stitch I
work 1 chain and then work a single crochet into each stitch along the top and fasten off. And I’ll work 3 more legs the same.
So I’ll weave in my ends and I’ll work 3 more legs and I’ll be back and
we’ll put it together. Now here’s the pieces. The first things I’ll do is
embroider a small white dot in the middle of the inner eye and I’ll stitch
the tummy marking down just along the top. Next we attach the inner eye to the
outer eye with the black part even with the top of the white part, in like that.
And we’ll attach the 2 left legs. The flat part goes to the bottom. The back
leg goes over the marking so we don’t have any of the marking showing at the
back and down a bit and the front leg goes even with the back leg along the
bottom, so about there. And the last things we do is attach the eye to the
head and the legs in behind the body sticking forward a bit, but not as low, so
probably in about there for the front leg and there for the back leg. So I’ll attach
those and I’ll be back to show you the finished dinosaur. And there’s the finished
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