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Jurassic Rawww!
Because dinosaurs have hearts too! And rib cages. But mainly the hearts!

Add an extra element to your amigurumi using Dandelyne's mini embroidery kits. Kits are available from her Etsy shop, or http://dandelyne.com/

A note on crochet terminology (US):
Sc = single crochet
Ch = chain
SL ST = Slip Stitch
INC = Increase
DEC = Decrease
FO = Finish Off
Instructions in { } are repeated around the round. Work in continuous rounds.

Posted by HotPinkCrayola from Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom • Published See HotPinkCrayola's 95 projects »
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  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 1
    Step 1

    Following the instructions in Dandelyne's kit (or on my 'Pants Drawer Label' or 'Elements of Harmony Necklace' tutorials), embroider your rib cage and heart design using a mixture of satin stitch and backstitch. Use the 4cm hoop and remove the necklace chain.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 2
    Step 2

    US crochet terminology will be used in this pattern - for UK terminology, replace 'Sc' with 'Dc'.

    Body and Tail:

    Ch25 and join with a SL ST to form a circle [24 stitches].
    Round 1: {3sc, INC} repeat around [30]
    Round 2: {4sc, INC} repeat around [36]
    Round 3-7: Sc around [36]

    Stop but don't cut the yarn.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 3
    Step 3

    Slot your embroidered rib cage into the hole, covering the bolt at the top.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use your glue gun to carefully secure the mini-embroidery frame.

    Be sparing at the front, but liberal at the back - it's going to be inside so noone will ever see the mess!

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue with the body and tail:

    Round 8: Round 13: {4sc, DEC} repeat around [30]
    Round 9: {3sc, DEC} repeat around [24]
    Round 10: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [18]

    Stuff the body firmly at this point.

    Round 11: {1sc, DEC} repeat around [12]
    Round 12-21: Sc around [12]
    Round 22: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [9]
    Round 23: {sc, DEC} repeat around [6]

    FO and weave in any tails (except the chunk dinosaur one of course...)

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hips (make 2)

    Magic ring
    Round 1: 6sc into centre of the magic ring [6]
    Round 2: INC around [12]
    Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]
    Round 4: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]
    Round 5-6: Sc around [24]

    FO leaving a long tail for sewing

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew your hips in place either side of the tail. Sew through 18 of the stitches, then stuff firmly, then sew the remaining stitches.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 8
    Step 8

    Head

    Magic ring
    Round 1: 6sc into centre of the magic ring [6]
    Round 2: INC around [12]
    Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]
    Round 4: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]
    Round 5: {3sc, INC} repeat around [30]
    Round 6: {4sc, INC} repeat around [36]
    Round 7-9: Sc around [36]
    Round 10: Round 13: {4sc, DEC} repeat around [30]
    Round 11: {3sc, DEC} repeat around [24]
    Round 12: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [18]

    FO leaving a long tail for sewing

    Add the safety eyes wherever you think looks cutest, but leave at least 2 inches between them for the nose. Stuff the head firmly.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sew the head on to the body - take care around the top of the embroidery frame that you don't hit any solid glue or metal!

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 10
    Step 10

    Nose

    Magic ring
    Round 1: 6sc into centre of the magic ring [6]
    Round 2: INC around [12]
    Round 3: {1sc, INC} repeat around [18]
    Round 4: {2sc, INC} repeat around [24]
    Round 5: Sc around [24]
    Round 6: {2sc, DEC} repeat around [18]

    FO leaving a long tail for sewing.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew nose between the eyes.

    If you wanted to leave off the nose that would work too, but I found it didn't quite look as dinosaur-y as I wanted.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 12
    Step 12

    Arms (make 2)

    Ch8 leaving a long tail at the start
    Row 1: 3sc, ch4.
    Row 2: 3sc, ch4
    Row 3: 3sc, then continue into original chain for 4sc

    FO leaving a long tail for sewing. Use one tail to sew up the holes in the palms.

    Leave your arms under a heavy book for 24 hours to flatten (or block using your preferred method). I suggest you make your feet now too because you need to do the same with them.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 13
    Step 13

    Sew your arms in place so dino can raww!

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 14
    Step 14

    Feet (make 2)

    Ch6 leaving a long tail at the start
    Row 1: 4sc, ch6.
    Row 2: 5sc, ch5
    Row 3: 4sc, then join with a SL ST into remaining chain of Row 1

    Round 1: Sc around the edge of all three sections [27]

    FO leaving a long tail for sewing. Use one tail to sew up the holes in the middle.

    Leave your feet under a heavy book for 24 hours to flatten (or block using your preferred method).

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sew your feet in place under the hips. Make sure the right side of the work is facing down - this will counteract any curled edges.

    Alternatively, you could sew them to the front of the hips to make your dino look like he's sitting down.

  • How to make a T-Rex plushie. T Re X Ray - Step 16
    Step 16

    T-ReX-Ray is finished! Find him an island to live on with a few other dinosaurs and a dodgy wiring system. Because nothing has ever gone wrong with that plan in the history of film...

    Alternatively, keep him to love. Probably safer.

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