Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Crochet Dinosaur Series - Trees

 We finish off the accessories to enhance your playmats environment this week, by adding some trees from the Crochet Dinosaur Series. 



The trees are worked in three separate parts, small leaves in light green, large leaves in dark green and trucks worked in either dark or light brown.   The trunks, like the volcano, make use of post stitches to create the bark like texture.  Whilst both the leaves are worked in one continuous round in both sides of a chain.   The leaves are then sewn on to the trunk at the end, starting with the larger leaves and then the smaller ones in between the larger leaves.

I made 4 Trees, mostly because that was all the brown yarn I had, and also as I didn't want to use more than 1 ball of each colour in the playmat.  However, I think given the size of the playmat, any more trees would have made it just too crowded.   If you want however, you can vary the amount of trees you make.

You can find the FREE Playmat Trees pattern below.

I hope you enjoy finishing off the playmat with tree this week.   Next week finishes the Crochet Dinosaur Series by making a storage bag for you to keep everything in.

Vicky x

Trees

The trees are 3” tall and 2” wide at the base.   They have two coloured leaves and two different coloured trunks

 

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make all of the dinosaurs, their playmat and accessories.   The bonus patterns will have their own resource lists.

·        Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours


o   Light Brown

o   Dark Brown

o   Light Green

o   Dark Green


·        Stuffing

·        2.5 mm hook

·        Tapestry needle

·        Stitch marker

·        scissors

 

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

·        Hdc – Half double Crochet

·        Hdc inc – half double crochet increase

·        Hdc dec – half double crochet decrease

·        Dc – double crochet

·        Trc – treble crochet

·        Dtrc – double treble crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Fphdc – front post half double crochet

·        Bphdc – back post half double crochet

·        Fphdc inc – front post half double crochet increase

·        Bphdc inc – back post half double crochet increase

·        Fphdc dec – front post half double crochet decrease

·        Bphdc dec – back post half double crochet decrease

 

 3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

Gauge

The trees 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.

 

Small Leaf – make 24 in light green

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 7 trc in last ch

13

2

Working up the opposite side of the chain -  2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc and 3 sc in the top ch loop (the one that was skipped in the beginning), sl st in starting sc and cast off, leave a long tail for sewing.   Sew in inside end.

9

 

 Large Leaf – make 24 in dark green

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, then sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 trc, 9 dtrc in last chain

17

2

Working up the opposite side of the chain – 2 trc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, then 3 sc in top chain (the ch you skipped in the beginning), sl st in starting sc and cast of leaving a long tail for sewing.   Sew in inside end.

 

 

Trunks – working in 2 strands make 2 in light brown and dark brown

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

8 hdc in magic circle

8

2

(hdc inc) x 8

16

3

(hdc, hdc inc) x 8

24

4

Hdc around in b/l

24

5-12

(2 fphdc, 2 bphdc) x 12

24

13

(fphdc dec, bphdc dec) x 12

12

14

(fphdc, bphdc) x 12

12

 

Stuff trunk

6

15

(Hdc dec) x 12

 

 

Sl st and cast off and sew hole shut.  Sew in ends

 

 

Sew 6 large leaves evenly spaced around the top

 

 

Sew 6 small leaves overlapping the large leaves so they are poking through the gaps in the large leaves.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Crochet Dinosaur Series - Dinosaur Playmat

 Having finished all of the dinosaurs in the Crochet Dinosaur Series, you will need a place for them all to play and this week we will make the playmat for them.

The playmat is made in entirely in wave stitch in alternating colours to represent the deep sea up to the waves on the beach.   It also has mud, bushes, grass and finishes with snow capped mountains.  Although it might be shown in an abstract way, children should have no trouble figuring out which section is perfect for the dinosaur they are playing with.



We will make the accessories for the playmat (trees and moutains) over the next two weeks, but for this week we will just focus on the playmat itself.   I made it 24" square, but you could easily increase the size by adding more rows to increase the length, or adding multiples of 4 to the starting chain to increase the width.

You can find the FREE pattern below.

I hope you enjoy making the playmat for the dinosaurs to play on.  Join me next week when we will be adding a volcano.

Vicky x


Playmat

The playmat is a 24” landscape square, designed to represent, sea, sand, much, grass and snow topped mountains in the sky.   It is made using wave stitch as shown below.

 

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make playmat.

·        Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours


o   Navy Blue

o   Turquoise

o   Blue

o   Sea Green

o   Mint

o   Yellow

o   Light Brown

o   Dark Brown

o   Moss Green

o   Light Green

o   Dark Green

o   Grey

o   White


 

·        4mm hook

·        Tapestry needle

·        scissors

 

1.  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

·        Dc – double crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Wave stitch –

o   1.  (4 sc, 4dc) repeat, 2.  (4dc, 4sc) repeat 

o   3.  (4dc, 4sc) repeat, 4.  (4sc, 4dc) repeat

 

2.   Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

 Gauge

The playmat does not have any specific gauge, depending on how your tension is they may come out slightly smaller or larger than mine, but this does not really matter. 

  

Playmat – starting in Navy blue

 Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 105, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3sc, (4dc, 4sc) x 12 then 4dc, ch3 and turn

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

2

(4 dc, 4sc) x 13, ch 3, turn

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

3

Switching to blue, (4dc, 4sc) x 13, ch 1 turn

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

4

(4sc, 4dc) x 13, ch 1 turn

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

5

 In navy (4sc, 4dc) x 13, ch 3 turn

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

6

(4dc, 4sc) x 14, ch 3 turn

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

7-8

In blue repeat row 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

9-10

In Sea green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

11-12

In blue repeat row 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

13-14

In Sea green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

15-16

In turquoise repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

17-18

In sea green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

19-20

In mint repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

21-22

In white repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

23-24

In mint repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

25-26

In white repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

27-28

In yellow repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

29-30

In white repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

31-32

In yellow repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

33-34

In yellow repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

35-36

In light brown repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

37-38

In yellow repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

39-40

In light brown repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

41-42

In dark brown repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

43-44

In light brown repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

45-46

In dark brown repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

47-48

In moss green repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

49-50

In dark brown repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

51-52

In moss green repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

53-53

In moss green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

55-56

In moss green repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

57-58

In light green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

59-60

In light green repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

61-62

In moss green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

63-64

In light green repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

65-66

In dark green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

67-68

In light green repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

69-70

In dark green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

71-72

In dark green repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

73-74

In dark green repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

75-76

In grey repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

77-78

In grey repeat rows 5 & 6

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

79-80

In grey repeat rows 3 & 4

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

81-82

In white repeat rows 5 & 6, ch 1 turn and start border

13 sets of 4dc & 4sc

 Border – start in white

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

( 4 sc, 4 hdc) x 13 then ch 2 and sc in last hdc to create corner

Down the side, sc in each sc stitch and 2 sc in each dc stitch, sc, ch 2 sc to create second corner

(4 hdc, 4 sc) x 13 along bottom row and ch2 and sc in last sc to create third corner

Then down the final side, sc in each sc stitch and 2 sc in each dc stitch, then ch 2 and sl st in starting sc to create final corner

Cast off

 

2

In navy blue, attach yarn into any corner and (sc, ch 2 sc to create a corner.   Then sc across the row) x 3 and sl st in starting sc and sew in ends

 

 

© All patterns on this page belong to www.cosycrochet.co.uk You may not sell this pattern. Please feel free to sell the items you make using this pattern, however please acknowledge me in your listing.