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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