Triceratops

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I designed this little toy for one of my nephews for Christmas. This pattern uses 8 ply wool and a 4mm hook. I used white wool for the horns, the body can be whatever colour you like. The pattern is written in American crochet notation.

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Head

With the body colour wool, stuffing as you go

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

Round 3: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 4: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)

Round 5: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Rounds 6-8: sc in each stitch (18 stitches)

Round 9: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

 

Neck

Round 10: sc in each stitch (12 stitches)

 

Body

Round 11: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 12: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 13: sc in each stitch (24 stitches)

Round 14: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 15-22: sc in each stitch (30 stitches)

 

Tail

Round 23: (decrease two stitches together) x 8, sc in each of the remaining 14 stitches (22 stitches)

Round 24: (decrease two stitches together) x 6, sc in the next 8 stitches, decrease the final two stitches together (15 stitches)

Round 25: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Round 26: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (8 stitches)

Round 27-29: sc in each stitch (8 stitches)

Round 30: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (5 stitches)

Round 31-34: sc in each stitch (5 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Frill

With the body colour wool

Row 1: attach the wool to the neck, down near where a front leg will be, sc 10 stitches into the neck, turn (10 stitches)

Row 2: increase in each sc of row one, turn (20 stitches)

Row 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat, turn (28 stitches)

Row 4: sc in each stitch (28 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Legs (make four)

With the body colour wool

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (9 stitches)

Rounds 3 – 7: sc in each stitch (9 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Small horn

With white wool

Round 1: 4sc in a magic ring (4 stitches)

Rounds 2 – 3: sc in each stitch (4 stitches)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

 

Big horns (make two)

With white wool

Round 1: 4sc in a magic ring (4 stitches)

Rounds 2 – 5: sc in each stitch (4 stitches)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

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Assembly

Stuff the legs and horns. Sew on the legs. Sew the little horn near the nose and the big horns on the forehead. Sew on googly eyes.

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