Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Crochet Dinosaur Series - Daisy the Diplodocus

 For those of you who preferred to wait for the release of this week's dinosaur, rather than buy the 'Crochet Dinosaur eBook', I have a new dinosaur pattern for you, Daisy the Diplodocus.

Daisy is the only land dinosaur who I made in two very different colours; orange for the smaller dinosaur, and a colour changing turquoise for the larger dinosaur.   I think she looks cute in both versions, and have been unable to decide which version I prefer.   Whichever colour you pick though, Daisy is made with join as you go limbs and only one colour, making her super easy to work up with no sewing.


Her neck makes good use of short row shaping, which features in a few of my dinosaur patterns.   If you haven't used it before, then I have included some helpful notes to get you started, and you may even be a pro at it by the time you have completed all these patterns.

You can find the pattern for Daisy the Diplodocus below.

Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who has liked, shared and entered my competition to win one of 2 eBooks.  I am so excited by the response I have had and amazed by how much you all love these dinosaurs.   As promised, the two winners have been drawn by random generator and will need to either email me or send me a Facebook message to arrange received your 'Crochet Dinosaur eBook'.   The winners are Leslie Garcia and Gloria Arnold.   Congratulations and please get in contact with me!

As a thank you for everyone else, I will be doing flash sale of my eBook so for the next 48 hours you can get my eBook for 50% off with this coupon code 'DINOSAUR' on my etsy store.

I hope you enjoy making Daisy and adding her to her friends.  Join me next week for our last land dinosaur.

Vicky x

Daisy Diplodocus

Daisy is 5.5” Tall (when standing) and 12” long when made for the playmat in DK yarn.

If you make Daisy in Aran/worsted weight yarn she will be 6” tall (standing) and 18” long. 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make Daisy

  • Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours
    • Orange
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)
  • Stuffing
  • 5 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • scissors

All dinosaurs can be made bigger by using Aran/worsted weight yarn and a 3mm hook.

 2.  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

 2.  Notes

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.

Other Notes

  • 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.

Legs – make 4 in orange

1Ch 12, sl st to form a ring12
2-6Sc around12
75 sc, (sc inc) x 2, 5 sc14
8Sc around14
Sl st and cast off

Feet – make 4 in orange

16 sc in magic circle6
2Use (sc inc) in each stitch to attach foot to leg12
3Sl st, (ch2, sl) x 5 to make 5 toes5 ch2 loops
Cast off, stuff legs and sew in ends

Head – in orange

16 sc in magic circle6
2(2 sc, sc inc) x 28
3(3 sc, sc inc) x 210
4(4 sc, sc inc) x 212
5Sc around12
6( 5 sc, sc inc) x 214
7Sc around14
8(6sc, sc inc) x 216
9Sc around16
10(7sc, sc inc) x 218
11Sc around18
126 sc, (sc inc) x 6, 6 sc24
13-15Sc around24
16(2 sc, sc dec) x 618
Add eyes between rows 13 and 14 at stitches 6 and 13

 Neck – in orange

17-21Sc around18
2217 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
11 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
10 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
9 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
8 sc,  sc in base of 1st sl st, sc
23Sc around (don’t forget base of sl st)18
24-35Sc around18
26(8 sc, sc inc) x 220
27Sc around20
28(9sc, sc inc) x 222
29Sc around22
30(10 sc, sc inc) x 224
31Sc around24
Stuff neck and head
324 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
9 sc, sl st, ch 1, turn
8 sc, sc in sl st base from 1st short row, 4sc, sc in last sl st base – the next sc in the new start of rounds

 Body – in orange

33(3 sc, sc inc) x 630
34Sc around30
35(4 sc, sc inc) x 636
36Sc around36
37(5sc, sc inc) x 642
38Sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 5 sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 22 sc42
39-48Sc around42
49Sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 5 sc, attach leg with 7 sc, 22sc42
50(5 sc, sc dec) x 636
51Sc around36
52(4 sc, dc dec) x 630
53Sc around30
54(3 sc, sc dec) x 624
55Sc around24
56( 2 sc, sc dec) x 618
57-60Sc around18
Stuff body, do not cast off and continue on to tail

Tail – in orange

61(7 sc, sc dec) x 216
62-65Sc around16
66(6 sc, sc dec) x 214
67-70Sc around14
71(5 sc, sc dec) x 212
72-75Sc around12
76(4 sc, sc dec) x 210
77-80Sc around10
Stuff tail and stuff as you go from this point onwards
81(3 sc, sc dec) x 28
82Sc around8
83(2 sc, sc dec) x 26
Sl st, cast off and sew tail shut

Sew a few stitches between neck base and body to help hold the neck up.

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