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Monday, February 18, 2013

Dinosaur Costume Photography Prop


Dinosaur Costume Photography Prop


Original Design
By:
Kayla Anderson



Size:
Infant
(Hat can be made in other sizes)


Supplies:
Size J crochet hook for body
Size G crochet hook for spikes
Worsted weight yarn in two colors
Darning needle
Poly-fil

Gauge:
5 hdc=2 inches
4 rows=2 inches

Crochet techniques used:
Magic ring=wrap yarn around finger two times, 
insert hook through loop, yarn over hook, pull through loop.
Ch=chain
Sc=single crochet
Hdc=half double crochet
Hdc2tog=half double crochet 2 together
Sl st-slip stitch




Starting at hat:

Make a magic ring.
Hdc 6 times in ring.
2hdc in next 6 st = 12 stitches.
(2hdc, 1hdc)* 6 times=18 stitches.
(2hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc)* 6 times=24 stitches.
(2hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc)* 6 times=30 stitches.
(2hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc)* 6 times= 36 stitches.
(2hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1hdc)* 6 times= 42 stitches.
Hdc 4 rows.




Continuing to back and tail: 

Sc 3 times, turn ch 2.

Hdc 11 times.

Turn, ch 2, hdc across.
Turn, ch2, hdc across.
Turn, ch 2, 2hdc , hdc across, 2hdc in last stitch.
Turn, ch 2, 2hdc, hdc across, 2hdc in last stitch.
Turn, ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 6, 2hdc, hdc 6, 2hdc in last stitch.
Turn ch 2, hdc across.
Repeat for 6 more rows.

Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 6, hdc2tog, hdc 6, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 5, hdc2tog, hdc 4, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc across.
Repeat for 2 more rows.

Turn, ch2, 2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc.
Turn, ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 4, 2hdc, hdc 5, 2hdc.
Turn, ch 2, hdc across.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc4, hdc2tog, hdc5, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 2, hdc2tog, hdc1, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc across.
Repeat.

Turn, ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 1, 2hdc, hdc 2, 2hdc.
Turn, ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc.
Turn, ch 2 hdc across.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 2, hdc2tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc across.
Turn, ch 2, 2hdc, 2hdc, 2hdc.
Turn, ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 2, 2hdc, hdc 1, 2hdc.
Turn, ch 2, hdc across.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc 2, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc 2, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc across.
Repeat.

Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog.
Turn, ch 2, hdc2tog.
Sl st.

Sc all the way to hat, sl st around hat, sc down the rest of the back piece and down tail.
Once you get to the tip of the tail, instead of sc the last two stitches, ch 2, and dc 2 at the tip, sc, and sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.  The placement of these stitches should be placed so that the tail evenly comes to a point. 
Take the other color that you will use for the spikes and sc all around the hat, back, and tail.



Spikes:

Using G hook.


Largest Size:
ch 12, sc across
turn, ch 1, sc2tog.
Repeat until there is one stitch left.
Sl st. finish off weave in ends.

Makes another the same size.
Do not weave in ends yet. Sew together almost all the way around, right before you finish, stuff with poly-fil.

Makes one more this size.  

Total of 2 Large spikes

Medium size:
Ch 10, sc across
Turn, ch 1, sc2tog,
Repeat until there is one stitch left.
 Sl st. finish off weave in ends.


Do not weave in ends yet. Sew together almost all the way around, right before you finish, stuff with poly-fil.

Total of 3 medium spikes.



Smallest size:
ch 8, sc across
turn, ch 1, sc2tog,
repeat until there is one stitch left.
 sl st. finish off weave in ends.

make another one this size.

Sew two pieces together all around until you are almost to the end, and stuff with polyfil, finish sewing.

Total of 2 small spikes.

Sew pieces on like shown in the pictures.

I find the easiest way to sew them on is to place it where you 
want and then wrap the body around the spike and sew from 
the inside. It tucks it in place and stay more secure. It doesn’t 
move around as easily when you are trying to sew it in place.







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I hope you enjoy this free pattern.

Please do not distribute this pattern as your own. 
You may link to this pattern. You may sell finished products from this pattern. 
Giving design credits from your finished pieces would be awesome, but not necessary.

18 comments:

  1. This is just Awesome! Thanks so much for the pattern!

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    1. You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  2. This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing! My 2 year old niece is having a dinosaur birthday party! Going to make this in Kelly green and purple!

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    1. That color combo will be awesome! I can't wait to see it! ...and you are very welcome :)

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  3. My Boys are going to LOVE this! I make them different hats and they wear them around the house, even during the summer. They already have simple dino hats but this one is (in my 5 year olds words) "freakin awesome dude!"

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    1. That is so awesome! Don't you just love the little ones. I'm glad you like it and I hope they have a blast in it! I would love to see pictures when you're finished. :)

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  4. I didn't measure it (And I already gifted it to my friend.) The first larger section of the back should fit the average size newborn's back to bottom(with the baby laying curled up. The rest is supposed to wrap around or lay out flat as the tail. But with a larger hat size this could also work as a costume for older kids.

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  5. Hi Kayla,
    I just posted a link to your pattern on my blog, as it's AWESOME and I'm going to make it for my friend's baby shower.
    http://lozlozloz.wordpress.com/

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    1. awesome! Thank you so much. I hope your friend loves it! ...I commented back in september but now I can see the comment didn't post! :(

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  6. I'm confused about the three sc that appear between the hat portion and the tail (if that makes sense)

    Won't that make one side of the tail slightly skewed or uneven?

    The rest of the pattern makes sense, but this is the bit that has me scratching my head...


    Continuing to back and tail:

    Sc 3 times, turn ch 2.

    Hdc 11 times.

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    1. I'm so sorry for the confusion! On that part of the pattern I did 3 sc because when working in the round without joining rounds the project you're working on tends to end unevenly. The hat portion in this pattern is made using hdcs so to even out the hat i added 3sc. I even sometimes ad a slip stitch after the scs if I am tying off there. Since I continued on to the back and tail I just added 3 sc and turned. After the back and tail is finished you will sc around the whole costume to even it out and give it a more finished look which should help hide any perfections. I hope this helps! Please email me at Kayla1986mc@hotmail.com if you have anymore questions. :)

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  7. I want to make this hat for a 6-9 month old but am confused on how to start it
    ???

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    1. I only wrote the pattern to fit a newborn, but if you want to make it bigger you add another round or two of the increase round when making the hat. You can also refer to any beanie hat that uses the same yarn and hook size, follow it for the appropriate size then without finishing off continue with this pattern at "continue with back and tail." I hope this helps.

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    2. yes it does I think I was over thinking the whole thing. Thank you so much!!!!

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  8. When you say

    ch 12, sc across
    turn, ch 1, sc2tog.
    Repeat until there is one stitch left.

    Are we just doing the sc2tog at the beginning of the row and sc across after that and then another row of just sc and then repeat those two rows?

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