Dinosaur Jr.: Stegosaurus

Dinosaur Jr.


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Materials:
 1 skein Cascade 220 in grey (9559)
1 skein Cascade 220 in purple (9453)
1 pair US size 6 double pointed needles
2 black buttons or safety eyes
Polyester stuffing
Yarn needle
Stitch marker

Finished size:
14” long
Gauge: 20 rows/ 26 stitches over 4” in stockinette st

Body, knit from the head down:
Using grey yarn, CO 6, pm, join to knit in the round.
Round 1: (Kfb, k1, kfb) twice. 10 sts
Round 2 and all even numbered rounds: Knit.
Round 3: K1, kfb twice, k1, kfb twice, k2, kfb twice. 16 sts
Round 5: (Kfb, k1, kfb twice, k3, kfb) twice. 24 sts
Round 7: (K5, kfb, k5, kfb) twice. 28 sts
Round 9: K4, kfb twice, k7, kfb twice, k4, kfb, k7, kfb. 34 sts
Round 11: K5, kfb twice, k9, kfb twice, k16. 38 sts
Rounds 12-16: Knit.
Round 17: K7, ssk, k9, k2tog, k18. 36 sts
Round 19: (Ssk, k3, k2tog, ssk, k7, k2tog) twice. 28 sts
Round 21: (Ssk, k1, k2tog, ssk, k5, k2tog) twice. 20 sts
Round 23: (K3, ssk, k3, k2tog) twice. 16 sts
Begin increases for body:
Round 25: K3, kfb, k3, kfb, k3, kfb, k3, kfb. 20 sts
Round 27: K4, kfb, k3, kfb, k4, kfb, k5, kfb. 24 sts
Round 29: K5, kfb, k3, kfb, k5, kfb, k7, kfb. 28 sts
Round 31: K6, kfb, k3, kfb, k6, kfb, k9, kfb. 32 sts
Round 33: K7, kfb, k3, kfb, k7, kfb, k11, kfb. 36 sts
Round 35: K8, kfb, k3, kfb, k8, kfb, k13, kfb. 40 sts
Round 37: K9, kfb, k3, kfb, k9, kfb, k15, kfb. 44 sts
Round 39: K10, kfb, k3, kfb, k10, kfb, k17, kfb. 48 sts
Round 41: K11, kfb, k3, kfb, k11, kfb, k19, kfb. 52 sts
Round 43: K12, kfb, k3, kfb, k12, kfb, k21, kfb. 56 sts
Round 45: K13, kfb, k3, kfb, k13, kfb, k23, kfb. 60 sts
Round 47: K14, kfb, k3, kfb, k14, kfb, k25, kfb. 64 sts
Round 49: K15, kfb, k3, kfb, k15, kfb, k27, kfb. 68 sts
Round 51: K16, kfb, k3, kfb, k47. 70 sts
Round 53: K17, kfb, k3, kfb, k48. 72 sts
Rounds 54-56: Knit.
Round 57: K17, ssk, k3, k2tog, k48. 70 sts
Round 59: K16, ssk, k3, k2tog, k47. 68 sts
Round 61: K15, ssk, k3, k2tog, k15, ssk, k27, k2tog. 64 sts
Round 63: K14, ssk, k3, k2tog, k14, ssk, k25, k2tog. 60 sts
Round 65: K13, ssk, k3, k2tog, k13, ssk, k23, k2tog. 56 sts
Round 67: K12, ssk, k3, k2tog, k12, ssk, k21, k2tog. 52 sts
Round 69: K11, ssk, k3, k2tog, k11, ssk, k19, k2tog. 48 sts
Pause and stuff head andbody mostly full.
Round 71: K10, ssk, k3, k2tog, k10, ssk, k17, k2tog. 44 sts
Round 73: K9, ssk, k3, k2tog, k9, ssk, k15, k2tog. 40 sts
Round 75: K8, ssk, k3, k2tog, k8, ssk, k13, k2tog. 36 sts
Round 77: K7, ssk, k3, k2tog, k7, ssk, k11, k2tog. 32 sts
Round 79: K6, ssk, k3, k2tog, k6, ssk, k9, k2tog. 28 sts
Rounds 80-82: Knit.
Round 83: K5, ssk, k3, k2tog, k5, ssk, k7, k2tog. 24 sts
Rounds 84-86: Knit.
Round 87: K4, ssk, k3, k2tog, k4, ssk, k5, k2tog. 20 sts
Rounds 88-90: Knit.
Round 91: K3, ssk, k3, k2tog, k3, ssk, k3, k2tog. 16 sts
Rounds 92-94: Knit.
Stuff rest of body
Round 95: K2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog. 12 sts
Rounds 96-98: Knit.
Stuff remainder, squeeze and prod toy into desired shape.
Round 99: K2tog 6 times. 6 sts
Break yarn, pull tail through remaining sts, knot, pull knot to inside of fabric. Weave in loose ends.
Feet (make 4):
Using grey yarn, CO 6, pm, join to knit in the round.
Round 1: Kfb 6 times. 12 sts
Round 2: (Kfb, k1) 6 times. 18 sts
Round 3: (Kfb, k2) 6 times. 24 sts
Rounds 4-11: Knit.
Bind off. Leave long tail for seaming. Stuff feet. Seam to bottom of dinosaur.
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Plates
Plate A (make 3):
Using purple yarn, CO10, pm, join to knit in the round.
Round 1: (Kfb, k3, kfb) twice. 14 sts
Round 2: (Kfb, k5, kfb) twice. 18 sts
Round 3: (Kfb, k7, kfb) twice. 22 sts
Round 4: (Kfb, k9, kfb) twice. 26 sts
Round 5: Knit.
Round 6: (Ssk, k9, k2tog) twice. 22 sts
Round 7: (Ssk, k7, k2tog) twice. 18 sts
Round 8: (Ssk, k5, k2tog) twice. 14 sts
Round 9: (Ssk, k3, k2tog) twice. 10 sts
Round 10: (Ssk, k1, k2tog) twice. 6 sts
Round 11: K3tog twice. 2 sts
Break yarn. pull tail through remaining sts and weave into fabric.
Plate B (make 2):
Using purple yarn, CO10, pm, join to knit in the round.
Round 1: (Kfb, k3, kfb) twice. 14 sts
Round 2: (Kfb, k5, kfb) twice. 18 sts
Round 3: (Kfb, k7, kfb) twice. 22 sts
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: (Ssk, k7, k2tog) twice. 18 sts
Round 6: (Ssk, k5, k2tog) twice. 14 sts
Round 7: (Ssk, k3, k2tog) twice. 10 sts
Round 8: (Ssk, k1, k2tog) twice. 6 sts
Round 9: K3tog twice. 2 sts
Break yarn. pull tail through remaining sts and weave into fabric.
Plate C (make 2):
Using purple yarn, CO6, pm, join to knit in the round.
Round 1: (Kfb, k1, kfb) twice. 10 sts
Round 2: (Kfb, k3, kfb) twice. 14 sts
Round 3: (Kfb, k5, kfb) twice. 18 sts
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: (Ssk, k5, k2tog) twice. 14 sts
Round 6: (Ssk, k3, k2tog) twice. 10 sts
Round 7: (Ssk, k1, k2tog) twice. 6 sts
Round 8: K3tog twice. 2 sts
Break yarn. pull tail through remaining sts and weave into fabric.
Plate D (make 2):
Using purple yarn, CO6, pm, join to knit in the round.
Round 1: (Kfb, k1, kfb) twice. 10 sts
Round 2: (Kfb, k3, kfb) twice. 14 sts
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: (Ssk, k3, k2tog) twice. 10 sts
Round 5: (Ssk, k1, k2tog) twice. 6 sts
Round 6: K3tog twice. 2 sts
Break yarn. pull tail through remaining sts and weave into fabric.
Beginning and neck, just behind head, sew plates onto center of back in the following order:
B, A, A, A, B, C, C, D, D
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Sew on buttons for eyes, or attach safety eyes (buttons are not recommended for baby toys).
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20 comments:

  1. I love this pattern, I have made it twice now. It is easy to follow, knits up quickly and is super adorable. Thank you for making this available. I love it so much I decided to review it on my youtube channel and blog to hopefully help spread the word for you. Can't wait to make the fox scarf next! Here is a link to my blog post in case you're interested http://openboxreviews.com/hand-knitted-dinosaur-pattern-review

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  2. EXCELLENT pattern! Super cute and fast to work up.

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  3. Very,Very beautifull and easy pattern! Thank you!

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  4. Is it okay if I make this pattern to sell?
    I'll credit you on the back as a patch.

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  5. Is it okay if I make this pattern to sell?
    I'll credit you on the back as a patch.

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  6. Very easy & cute pattern , done a greeny blue colour with bright yellow plates , looks really cool ,thankyou

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  7. Should the plates be folded in HALF? Mine have garter ridges, yours look smoother.

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    1. Yes you fold in half. I did and looks great. Hope that helps?

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  8. Abbreviations list would be very helpful.

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    1. I made up a list of abbreviations from my other knitting books. If you would like I can make a list for you. the only think I am having trouble with is I am not sure what she means by knitting in rounds. they after round 69 it says to pause and stuff head and and body mostly full, but it doesn't say to close to do this.

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  9. Very cute dino. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  10. I love this pattern, thank you, and everyone loves the dinosaurs I have made so far ☺️

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  11. So excited to make this for my three grandsons!!!! Extra excited thanks for posting this free pattern! Makes things even more affordable. 😊😊

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  12. Hi was wondering if this was size 4mm sized needles? I’m in Australia we use mm for needle sizes. Thanks in advance!

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  13. Yep! 4mm is correct. Happy Knitting!
    Katie

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    1. Thx Katie much appreciated! I do have a question below too 😬tia x

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  14. Aww thx Katie! Also wondering if I can knit flat? What I’m finding is knitting it flat is that the stitches are short of say in the first round 11 - k5, Kfb, twice then k9, kfb twice then k16 I have like 1 leftover totally 38 sts but no k16 to actually knit so is this because I’m knitting flat and not in the round?? I can’t knit in round I have nobody to teach me as I need to watch in person not on video I’m THAT student lol thx to anyone for help x

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  15. Hello! I really like your dinosaur, it’s really cute! This is a really long comment, but I’d really appreciate you reading until the end. I would like to ask your permission to use a part of your pattern in the one I’m writing.

    I’m making my own dinosaur pattern, it’s sort of a brachiosaurus with plates. I’ve tried to come up with my own pattern for the plates. The best I could come up with was a steady increase on both sides of the work and then a sloped bind off for a diamond shape, but I couldn’t figure out how to make it double sided. I was about to abandon the spikes, but I don’t think it’ll look as good without them.

    When I saw your plates, they were exactly what I was trying to accomplish! I was so happy that I was able to add them to my toy.

    This is the first pattern I’ve made and I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes. I don’t plan on profiting from this pattern. I’m not going to sell the product or ask for money for my pattern. I’d like to use your pattern for the plates, though. Would you mind if I used them, if I were to credit you in the pattern?

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    1. Sure! I'm fine that. I'd appreciate you giving me credit in the pattern notes if you wouldn't mind. Good luck!

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  16. Where would I find info on your abbreviations for knitting the dinosaur please Katie?

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