Sammy the Stegosaurus

 
Sammy the Stegosaurus - Free Crochet Pattern

This dinosaur is brought to you by my kids’ pajamas. My kids each have about 4 pairs of dinosaur pajamas, that’s how real this dinosaur obsession is in our house! So after I made Barry the Brachiosaurus my kids were pointing to all the different dinosaurs on their pajamas and asking me to make them all. So we agreed to start with the Stegosaurus.


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Sammy the Stegosaurus

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Materials Needed:

Yarn

o   Acrylic worsted weight, color A, approx. 100 yds

o   Acrylic worsted weight, color B, approx. 26 yds

o   Small amount of black yarn for the mouth

Extras

o   2 safety eyes, 7mm

o   Stuffing

o   3.75mm hook

o   Scissors

o   Tapestry Needle


Stitches Key:

Sc – single crochet

Hdc – half double crochet

Dc – double crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Dtr – double treble crochet

Inc – increase/2 single crochet in the same stitch

Dec – single crochet 2 together/single crochet decrease

BLO – back loop only

Ch/s – chain/s

st/s – stitch/es

Sl st – slip stitch


Notes:

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

  • ch 1 and turn at the end of every row unless otherwise marked

  • when stitching together the pieces make sure to stick your hook through BOTH pieces to make sure they’re sewn together and you will stitch in every row and stitch around the panels, applying any special notes indicated in that portion of the pattern

  • when making the legs, work in a continuous round, do not turn, unless otherwise marked

  • keep your slip stitches loose and not too tight or it’ll cause your piece to bunch up


Gauge:

8.5 sc and 9 rows = 2 inches


Size:

Finished dinosaur is approx. 7” tall and 18” long



Leg (make 4):

Using color A

Rnd 1: magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 (6)

Rnd 2: *inc in the next st, repeat from * 5 more times (12)

Rnd 3: *Sc 1, inc in next st, repeat from * 5 more times (18)

Rnd 4: Sl st in next st, BLO sc in same st as sl st, BLO Sc 17, Sl st to first Sc (18)


*weave in magic circle end*

Continue working in the rnd

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc 18 (18)

Rnd 6: sc 18 (18)

Rnd 7: *sc 4, dec, repeat from * 2 more times (15)

Rnd 8-9: sc 15 (15)

Rnd 10: *sc 3, dec, repeat from * 2 more times (12)

Rnd 11-14: sc 12

Sl st, fasten off, leave a long tail to sew to body

 

Lightly stuff the legs, set aside



Body:

Using color A

Row 1: ch 74, sc in second ch from hook, sc 71, inc (74)

Row 2: inc, sc 73 (75)

Row 3: skip first st, sl st 4, dec, inc, [img 1] sc 66, inc (71)

img 1

Row 4a: sc 10, dec (11)

Row 5a: dec, sc 7, dec (9)

Row 6a: dec sc 5, dec (7)

Row 7a: dec, sc 3, dec (5)

Row 8a: dec, sc 1, dec (3) [img 2]

img 2

 Ch 1, sl st down the side of the dino head, ending in the same st as the last st of the dec in row 4a

 

Row 4b: sl st 2, dec, inc, [img 3] sc 48, sl st 1 (51)

img 3

Row 5b: DO NOT CH, turn, sl st 4, dec, inc, [img 4] sc 41, dec (45)

img 4

Row 6b: sc 40, sl st 1 (40)

Row 7b: DO NOT CH, turn, sl st 4, dec, inc, sc 31, dec (35) [img 5]

img 5


Row 8b: sc 28, dec (29)

Row 9: dec, sc 25, dec (27)

Row 10: sc 25, dec (26)

Row 11: dec, sc 22, dec (24)

Row 12: sc 24 (24)

Row 13: dec, sc 20, dec (22) [img 6]

img 6

Row 14: sc 22 (22)

Row 15: dec, sc 18, dec (20)

Row 16: sc 20 (20)

Row 17: dec, sc 16, dec (18)

Row 18: dec, sc 14, dec (16)

Row 19: dec, sc 12, dec (14)

Row 20: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Row 21: dec, sc 8, dec (10) [img 7]

img 7

Fasten off, weave in ends

 Repeat rows 1-21, do not fasten off

 

Attach your safety eyes between rows 6 and 7, and 3 stitches in from the back of the dinosaurs head.

 

Using black yarn, sew on the smile of your dinosaur. [img 8]

img 8

 Stitching together:

Place your 2 body panels back to back, making sure your faces are point outward

 

Special notes:

·         sc 4 around the tip of the tail

·         stuff as you go

 

ch 1, sc around

sl st to first sc

fasten off, weave in ends



Spikes:

Working on 1 side of the Sc join at a time: [img 9]

img 9

 Side 1:

Sl st join color B to last sc st of the tail and work towards the head

 

Step 1: Ch 4, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, skip 2 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 2: Sl st next st of body

Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2

Step 4: Ch 5, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next 2 Chs, skip 2 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 5: Sl st next st of body

Step 6: Repeat step 4

Step 7: Sl st next st of body

Step 8: Ch 5, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, Tr in next Ch, skip 3 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 9: Sl st next st of body

Step 10: Repeat step 8

Step 11: Sl st next st of body

Step 12: Ch 6, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, Tr in next 2 Chs, skip 3 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 13: Sl st next st of body

Step 14: Repeat step 12

Step 15-18: Ch 7, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, Tr in next Ch, Dtr in next 2 Chs, skip 4 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 19: Repeat step 12

Step 20: Repeat step 8

Step 21: Sl st next st of body

Step 22: Repeat step 4

Step 23: Sl st next st of body

Step 24: Repeat step 1

Step 25: Sl st next st of body

Step 26: Repeat step 1

Fasten off, weave in ends.



Side 2:

Sl st join color B to approximately same st on the reverse side of where you just ended the first set of spikes and work towards the tail

 

Step 1: Ch 4, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, skip 2 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 2: Sl st next st of body

Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2

Step 4: Ch 5, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next 2 Chs, skip 2 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 5: Sl st next st of body

Step 6: Ch 5, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, Tr in next Ch, skip 3 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 7: Ch 6, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, Tr in next 2 Chs, skip 3 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 8: Ch 7, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in next Ch, Tr in next Ch, Dtr in next 2 Chs, skip 4 sts of dino, sl st in next st to join spike to body

Step 9-11: Repeat step 8

Step 12: Repeat step 7

Step 13: Sl st next st of body

Step 14: Repeat step 7

Step 15: Sl st next st of body

Step 16: Repeat step 6

Step 17: Sl st next st of body

Step 18: Repeat step 6

Step 19: Sl st next st of body

Step 20: Repeat step 4

Step 21: Sl st next st of body

Step 22: Repeat step 4

Step 23: Sl st next st of body

Step 24: Repeat step 1

Step 25: Sl st next st of body

Step 26: Repeat step 1

Fasten off, weave in ends.


Finishing:

Sew your 4 legs to the bottom of your dinosaur, attaching 2 to each side but keeping them near the Sc join.

 

Weave in any remaining ends.


Sammy the Stegosaurus

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.