Dinosaurs Revisited: T-Rex Applique Pattern
I was glancing over my past posts (admiring my handiwork :P) and realized that conspicuously absent from the list was the king of dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex. Since not just one, but two projects bogged down this week, and I’ve been overcome with a case of the January’s (cold, grey, wet… blah), I thought a quick easy project would be the cure. Even with taking parts of the T. Rex apart and trying to get the image in my head to match the one in my hand, it took less than an hour. And now that the pattern is done, it should take you about a quarter of that!
– Caron Simply Soft Yarn
– Size G crochet hook
Base: Ch 4, join to form a ring. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc 15 in ring, join to second ch of ch 2 with a slip stitch.
Tail: Ch 10, sl st in third ch from hook, sc in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 3 ch, dc in last 2 ch, join with a slip stitch to 2nd dc on base. Slip stitch into next 4 dc on base.
Torso: Ch 13, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 4th ch from hook. Dc into next ch. (Yo, draw up a loop in next ch, yo, draw through one loop on hook) 4 times (5 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 5 loops on the hook (back of head formed).
Ch 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook, and next 2 ch. Sc in top side of last dc of head (lower jaw formed).
Dc into next 2 ch spaces of original ch 13. Ch 5, sl st into 2rd ch from hook, pull up a loop in next 2 ch (3 loops on hook), pull last loop through both of the other loops on the hook (elbow formed).
Sc in last ch of arm. Htc in next ch of original ch 13, tc in last ch, join torso with a slip stitch to 4th dc on base, sl st into next dc on base.
Front Leg: Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook. 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch. Draw up a loop in next 3 ch (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 4 loops. Join with a sl st to 2nd dc on base. Sl st into next dc on base.
Back Leg: Ch 5, sl st into 2nd ch from hook. 2 sc in next ch, 1 sc in each of following 2 ch. Join behind tail in the dc that the tail comes out of. Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew down the applique if desired.
Measures 5 inches from nose to tail.