Where would the world be without the Triceratops?

Someone commented on an earlier pattern that my original dinosaur blanket also had Triceratops on it. That was true, but the reason that I never posted that pattern was because… well, it was terrible. However, now that I have several more years of crocheting experience under my belt, I decided to give it another go!

rawr

Turned out pretty good, I think

Pattern:

Body: Ch 4, join to form a loop.  Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), 15 dc in loop, join to first ch 2 with a sl st.

Head/Neck/Ruff Thingy: Ch 8, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, sc in next stitch.

be careful it doesn't spike you!

This is the first horn for your triceratops

Ch 3, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, ch 2.

This is the 2nd horn

This is the 2nd horn

Hdc into the chain between the two horns, dc into sc at the bottom of the first horn and next 2 ch on neck.

Should look like this

Should look like this

Now for the ruff (it’s the trickiest part, and the pictures I took don’t really show much, so hopefully everyone will magically read my mind here.) Ch 1, sc and hdc in bottom half of previous dc. (first arrow in pic) Dc and 2 htc in top half of same dc (2nd arrow in pic) 3 htc in the top of dc, 2 htc and 1 dc in top half of the back of same dc, hdc and sc in bottom half of back of dc, sl st to the ch 1 from the beginning of this step.

Basically you're just going up and around, getting taller and then shorter again.

Basically you’re just going up and around, getting taller and then shorter again.

Then dc in the final two ch left on the neck.

whew, hard part's over!

whew, hard part’s over!

Skip 1 dc on main circle, and attach to next dc.

like so.

like so.

Legs: *Sl st into next dc, ch 4, hdc in 3rd and 4th chs from hook, sl st into next dc on body. Rep from * for second leg.

more green arrows!

more green arrows!

Tail: Sl st into next dc on body. Ch 9, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, sl st into 2nd dc on body.

At this point, I was kind of just having a good time drawing green arrows...

At this point, I was kind of just having a good time drawing green arrows…

And then I slip stitched around the body so that the join was behind the ruff, just for aesthetic value.

makes a nice little braid-ey thing along the back as well

makes a nice little braid-ey thing along the back as well

Don’t forget to leave a good long tail when you fasten off so you can sew it down without having to weave in extra ends!

Finished!

Finished!

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~ by oflions on April 3, 2014.

4 Responses to “Where would the world be without the Triceratops?”

  1. That looks really neat!

  2. Am I missing something or should there be some dc in that very first body loop?

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