Polly the Pterodactyl

 
Polly the Pterodactyl - Free Crochet Pattern

Everyone, meet Polly, she is the last ragdoll dinosaur from my dinosaur series for the time being. I do have 1 more pattern in the works but that one will be extra special so you’ll just have to wait and see. Polly is the smallest of the dinosaurs but she flies so that’s pretty cool.


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Polly the Pterodactyl

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Materials Needed:

Yarn

o   Acrylic worsted weight, orange, approx. 150 yds

o   Acrylic worsted weight, green, approx. 23 yds

Extras

o   2 safety eyes, 10mm

o   Stuffing

o   3.75mm hook

o   Scissors

o   Tapestry Needle


Stitches Key:

Sc – single crochet

Inc – increase/2 single crochet in the same stitch

Dec – decrease/single crochet 2 together

Sc3tog – single crochet 3 together

Ch/s – chain/s

st/s – stitch/es

Sl st – slip stitch


Gauge:

8.5 sc and 9 rows = 2 inches


Size:

Finished Polly is approx. 9” long and 16” wingspan


Notes:

  • Ch 1 and turn at the end of each row unless otherwise marked

  • Ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as st

  • when stitching together the pieces make sure to stick your hook through BOTH pieces to make sure they’re sewn together



Wings (make 2):

Using orange

Row 1: Ch 18, Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc 16 (17)

Row 2: Dec, Sc 15 (16)

Row 3: Sc 16 (3)

Row 4: Dec, Sc 14 (15)

Row 5: Sc 15 (15)

Row 6: Dec, Sc 13 (14)

Row 7: Sc 14 (14)

Row 8: Dec, Sc 12 (13)

Row 9: Sc 13 (13)

Row 10: Dec, Sc 11 (12)

Row 11: Sc 12 (12)

Row 12: Dec, Sc 10 (11)

Row 13: Sc 11 (11)

Row 14: Dec, Sc 9 (10)

Row 15: Sc 10 (10)

Row 16: Dec, Sc 8 (9)

Row 17: Sc 9 (9)

Row 18: Dec, Sc 7 (8)

Row 19: Sc 8 (8)

Row 20: Dec, Sc 6 (7)

Row 21: Sc 7 (7)

Row 22: Dec, Sc 5 (6)

Row 23: Sc 6 (6)

Row 24: Dec, Sc 4 (5)

Row 25: Sc 5 (5)

Row 26: Dec, Sc 3 (4)

Row 27: Sc 4 (4)

Row 28: Dec, Sc 2 (3)

Row 29: Sc 3 (3)

Row 30: Dec, Sc 1 (2)

Row 31: Sc 2 (2)

Row 32: Dec

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Repeat rows 1-32 using green

 

Stitching together:

Place wing panels, wrong sides together, making sure you line up the straight (side A) and angled (side B) sides.

Leave the short side (side C) unstitched as it will be closed up when you attach it to the body.

 

Wing A: Attach yarn in the corner of side A and side C, working with orange panel facing you

Wing B: Attach yarn in the corner of side B and side C, working with orange panel facing you

 

Special notes:

·         stitch 3 sc in the dec of row 32

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing, set aside.



Body:

Using orange

Row 1: Ch 2, Inc in second ch from hook (2)

Row 2-3: Sc 2 (2)

Row 4: Inc, Sc 1 (3)

Row 5-6: Sc 3 (3)

Row 7: Sc 2, Inc (4)

Row 8-9: Sc 4 (4)

Row 10: Inc, Sc 3 (5)

Row 11-12: Sc 5 (5)

Fasten off, set aside

 

Repeat rows 1-12, do not fasten off

 

You now have 2 nose pieces, row 13 you will stitch across both pieces to join them

Row 13: Sc 5, Sc 5 (10)

Row 14-15: Sc 10 (10)

Row 16: Inc, Sc 9 (11)

Row 17: Sc 10, Inc (12)

Row 18: Inc, Sc 11 (13)

Row 19: Sc 6, Dec (7)

Row 20: Sc 7 (7)

Row 21: Sc 5, Dec (6)

Row 22: Sc 6 (6)

Row 23: Sc 4, Dec (5)

Row 24: Sc 5 (5)

Row 25: Sc 3, Dec (4)

Row 26: Sc 4 (4)

Row 27: Sc 2, Dec (3)

Row 28: Sc 3 (3)

Row 29: Sc 1, Dec (2)

Row 30: Sc 2 (2)

Row 31: Dec (1)

Fasten off. [img 1]

img 1

 Attach yarn to unworked stitches of row 18 [img 2]

img 2

Row 1: Dec, Sc 3, Ch 21 (4 Sc + 21 ch)

 

Stitch in bottom of chs

 

Row 2: Sc 20 (20)

Row 3: Dec, Sc 16, Dec (18)

Row 4: Sc 18 (18)

Row 5: Dec, Sc 14, Dec (16)

Row 6: Sc 16 (16)

Row 7: Dec, Sc 12, Dec (14)

Row 8: Sc 14 (14)

Fasten off. [img 3]

img 3

Working on the other side of the belly ch sps, attach yarn to last st [img 4]

img 4

Row 1: Dec, Sc 20, Dec (22)

Row 2: Dec, Sc 20 (21)

Row 3: Dec, Sc 17 Dec (19)

Row 4: Dec, Sc 17 (18)

Row 5: Dec, Sc 14, Dec (16)

Row 6: Dec Sc 14 (15) [img 5]

img 5

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach your safety eyes between row 19 & 20 and 3 stitches from the top of the head.



Stitching together:

Place your 2 body pieces back to back making sure your faces are pointing outwards.

 

Attach your yarn in the 4th st back from where you fastened off the belly portion of your body [img 5]



Special notes:

·         dec in the corner where the belly meets the neck

·         stitch 3 sc in each of the tips of the nose/mouth pieces

·         sc3tog in the corner where the mouth pieces meet

·         stitch 3 sc in row 31 of the head piece

·         dec where the head piece meets the back of the neck

·         *stuff as you go*

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends


Finishing:

Sew your wings onto the body, stitching through both panels of the wings, place side A towards the head so she has a straight wing span with side B near her bottom. Weave in any remaining ends.


Polly the Pterodactyl

Pattern may be used for personal use including to make and sell items with this pattern but do not use my pictures for your listing and do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. Please share the link to my blog if you’d like to share my pattern.