Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Crochet Dinosaur Series - Volcano

 Now you have made the playmat and all the dinosaurs, you will be needing some accessories to make the environment even better.   This week we will be adding a volcano to the Crochet Dinosaur Series.



The volcano is made from the top down, and creates the inside as you go.  It is worked in double strands, one light and one dark brown to make it more sturdy.  The volcano gets its texture from using front and back post stitches and you need to keep an eye out to make sure you don't miss any when decreasing.

The lava is added on at the end and uses chain's attached at both ends to give a wavy effect of lava coming down the volcano.   Chains are also used to suggest lava is coming out of the top of the volcano by sewing loops into the centre.

You can find the pattern below.

I hope you enjoy adding the volcano to your collection.   Join me next week when we add the trees to the playmat (so the dinosaurs can eat!)

Vicky x


Volcano


The volcano is 4” tall and 6” wide and is worked in mostly front and back post half double crochet stitches, using 2 strands of double knit yarn together.

  

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make the volcano

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

o   Light Brown

o   Dark Brown

o   Red

·        Stuffing

·        2.5 mm hook for

·        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

·        Hdc – Half double Crochet

·        Hdc inc – half double crochet increase

·        Hdc dec – half double crochet decrease

·        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

·        b/l – back loops

·        f/l – front loops

 

3.  Notes

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

 Gauge

The volcano 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.


 Volcano – using light  brown and dark brown together (worked from the top down)

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

8 hdc in magic circle

8

2

(hdc inc) x 8

16

3

(hdc, hdc inc) x 8

24

4-7

Hdc around

24

8- 9

(Fphdc, bphdc) x 12

24 (12 of each stitch)

10

(Fphdc, bphdc inc) x 12

36

11

(fphdc inc, 2 bphdc) x 12

48

12

(2 fphdc, 2 bphdc) x 12

48

13

[2 fphdc, (bphdc inc) x 2)] x 12

72

14

(2 pfhdc, 4 bphdc) x 12

72

15

[(fphdc inc) x 2, 4 bphdc)] x 12

96

16-18

(4 fphdc, 4 pbhdc) x 12

96

 

At this point push the centre of the volcano down so you can only see the post stitches and turn it inside out.   Sew round the edge of the circle to the post stitches so secure in place

 

19

Hdc in b/l around

96

20

(2 hdc, hdc dec, 4 hdc) x 12

84

21

(3 hdc, hdc dec, 2 hdc) x 12

72

22

(4 hdc, hdc dec) x 12

60     

23

(3 hdc, hdc dec) x 12

48

24

(2 hdc, hdc dec) x 12

36

25

( hdc, hdc dec) x 12

24

26

(hdc dec) x 12

12

 

Stuff volcano lightly

 

27

(hdc dec) x 6

6

 

Sl st, cast off a sew shut and sew in ends

 

28

Sc around the front loops of row 19

96

 

Lava – in red

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Sl st into the top of any front post stitch at the top of the volcano then ch 20 and sl st into the bottom of any the same length of post stitches at the bottom of the volcano

20

2

The ch 2 and sl st in the post stitch next to the stitch you started the lava in

20

3-12

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have a cluster of 12 ch 20 rows, ending at the top of the volcano

20 per chain

13

Ch 10 and sl st into the centre of the inside of the volcano

10

14

Ch 10 and sl st into the top of the ch 20 clusters

10

15-23

Repeat rows 13 and 14 ending in the centre of the volcano, cast off and sew in ends

10 per chain

 

To make centre lava, ch 20 and sl st to form a ring, ch 20 and sl st into sl st, repeat this step 5 more times to create 5 loops.   Then cast off with a long tail and sew to the centre of the volcano

 

 

To finish the volcano and make it stand taller, take a long piece of yarn ( it doesn’t matter how long but it should at least wrap around the volcano twice - the longer it is the easier this step is.) and weave it in between every 2 post stitches and pull tight ( until it looks about right), knot ends together and sew them in.

 

 

© 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.

 

 

 

 

 


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