Tyler the Tyrannosaurus Rex is the last of the land dinosaur to be released in the Crochet Dinosaur Series.
Tyler is the only land carnivore on the playmat, but don't worry he's perfectly friendly and everyone will see him coming with his lovely shade of yellow.
Tyler uses Romanian Point Lace Cord (which I introduced in my Jewellery blog post) for his front arms, and it works perfectly. His back legs were a little more complicated and although they are joined as you crochet, they do actually require a little more sewing to secure them in to the place they are needed.
Tyler is created in one go, except for his tail, a hole is left, through which you can stuff him, then the tail is created at the end. However, this doesn't really create much more sewing work. It's Tyler's toothy mouth which I think really gives him his personality and was also the only part that got me really frustrated. It took me ages to get it just perfect.
Tyler the Tyrannosaurus Rex is the same to make big or small and you can find the instructions for him below.
I hope you enjoy adding Tyler the T-Rex to your collection. Join me next week for the first of the water dinosaurs.
Tyler Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyler is 6” Tall (when standing) and 8” long when made for the playmat in DK yarn.
If you make Tyler in Aran/worsted weight yarn he will be 8” tall (standing) and 12” long.
- Materials and Resources
Below is a list of everything you will need to make Tyler.
- Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
- small bits of black double knit yarn (for mouths)
- 2 x 10mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)
- 4 mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
All dinosaurs can be made bigger by using Aran/worsted weight yarn and a 3mm hook.
- Stitch List
Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns. All terms used are American.
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- Sc inc – single crochet increase
- Sc dec – single crochet decrease
- Ch – chain
Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.
The dinosaurs have no specific gauge, however they need to be as tight as possible to prevent the stuffing from coming out.
- All these patterns are worked in continuous rounds, do not sl st at the end of each round. A stitch marker is essential for keeping track of the start of your rows.
- It is best to stuff as you go with these patterns. Most patterns indicate the best points to stuff, but incase you miss them, it is always best to stuff if you hit a row that gets to 12 stitches. Any less makes it much harder to stuff large areas.
Back legs – make 2 in yellow
|1||Ch 12, sl st to form a ring||12|
|5||(Sc, sc dec) x 4||8|
|9||(sc inc) x 4, 4 sc||12|
|10||7 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn|
|6 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn|
|6 sc, sc in base of sl st, 5 sc|
|11||(sc, sc dec) x 4||8|
|14||(sc inc) x 2, 5 sc, sc inc||11|
|16||Fold in half a close with 4 sc (make sc through both layers), sl st, ch 1, turn||4|
|17||4 sc, ch 1, turn||4|
|18||(Ch 3, sl st) x 3 to make 3 toes||3 ch 3 loops|
|Cast off, sew in ends and stuff legs|
Front legs – make 2 in yellow
|1||Make Romanian point lace cord 1” long (2” if making in aran/worsted weight wool)||–|
|2||(sl st, ch 2) x 3, sl st in original sl st (makes 3 claws)||–|
|Cast of a sew claw end through to starting end then tie both ends in a knot. The ends will be hidden in the dinosaurs body later|
Head – In yellow
|1||8 sc in magic circle||8|
|2||(sc inc) x 8||16|
|3||(sc inc) x 4, 4 sc, (sc inc) x 4, 4sc||24|
|12||(sc inc) x 8, 16 sc||32|
|14||16 sc, sl st, ch 1 turn|
|15 sc, sl st, ch 1 turn|
|15 sc, sl st in 1st sl st, ch 1 turn|
|15 sc, sl st in 1st sl st, ch 1 turn|
|15||Sc around (don’t forget sl st base)||32|
|16||5 sc, (sc dec) x 4, 5 sc, (sc dec) x 2. 5 sc, (sc dec) x 2||24|
|Add eyes between rows 12 and 13 either side of the short row ridge|
|18||(2 sc, sc dec) x 6||18|
|19||11 sc, sl st, ch 1 turn|
|10 sc, sl st, ch 1 turn|
|10 sc, sc in sl st, 6 sc||17|
|21||(8 sc, sc inc) x 2||20|
|23||sc, attach front leg with 2sc, 6sc, sc inc, 6sc, attach front leg with 2sc, sc, sc inc||22|
|25||(10 sc, sc inc) x 2||24|
|29||2 sc, (sc inc) x 3, 13sc, (sc inc) x 3, 4 sc||30|
|30||2 sc, (sc inc) x 6, 13 sc, (sc inc) x 6, 4 sc||42|
|33||2 sc, (sc dec) x 6, 13 sc, (sc dec) x 6, 4 sc||30|
|34||2 sc, attach leg with 6 sc, 13 sc, attach leg with 6sc, 4 sc||30|
|35||2 sc, (sc dec) x 3, 13 sc, (sc dec) x 3, 4 sc||24|
|26||8 sc, ch 8, skip 6, 10 sc||18 + ch 6|
|27||2 sc, sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec, 6 sc in ch 6 gap, 2 sc, sc dec, sc, (sc dec) x 2||18|
|28||( sc, sc dec) x 6||12|
|29||(sc dec) x 6||6|
|30||(sc dec ) x 3||3|
|Sl st cast off and sew in ends|
|Stuff head and body through tail hole|
Use a few stitches to sew legs closer into the body
Tail – in yellow
|1||18 sc around the opening||18|
|6||(7sc, sc dec) x 2||16|
|11||(6 sc, sc dec) x 2||14|
|15||(5sc, sc dec) x 2||12|
|19||(4 sc, sc dec) x 2||10|
|Stuff tail and continue to stuff as you go|
|22||(3 sc, sc dec) x 2||8|
|24||(2 sc, sc dec) x 2||6|
|25||(sc, sc dec) x 2||4|
|Sl st, cast off and sew shut|
Sew on mouth and nostrils
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