We are kicking off the first #AshAndTay challenge and I couldn’t be more excited! What a better way to start then with using the theme of beautiful little Ava Grace’s fourth birthday party! Ashley and I decided to go with the theme “DinoFour” and both create crochet patterns to fit. Check out the video below to see my whole thought and planning process and to learn more about #AshAndTay !
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Back when Dinofours roamed the earth….
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TLC’s Dinofour Crochet Pattern
The best thing about this pattern that it is so easy to adjust to make these photo booth prop for any size or any age! These are great photo booth props, but for after the party they would be great for dress up and make believe! Kids imaginations are beautiful and amazing. Let’s help their imaginations go crazy with dinosaur thoughts while looking the part!
Dinofour Materials Needed
- At least 2 contrasting color worsted weight (weight 4) yarn
- I used Touch of Alpaca in Blush for the fins
- Bernat Super Value in Grey Ragg for the body
- 8mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle for weaving in ends
Stitch (ST) – Next chain or stitch you are going to work into
Chain (CH) – After having an slip knot on your hook,
YO and pull through your slip knot. That is a chain 1. YO again and
pull through loop on hook. That is your chain 2, and so forth.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) – YO and insert hook into next chain/stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Half Double Crochet 2 Together (HDC2tog) – Yarn over hook, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop, making 3 loops on the hook. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, now leaving 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through all loops on hook.
Dino Tail Pattern
Use your yarn double stranded with your 8 mm hook
Row 1: HDC in 3rd CH from hook and HDC in each ST across. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 2: HDC2tog in the first 2 sts. HDC across, and end with a HDC2tog in the last two sts. CH 2 and turn.
Row 3 – 18: Repeat row 2 until you have decreased the tail to make the pointed tip of a triangle.
Fold triangle in half and sew the edges together using your yarn needle. I shoved all tails and scrap yarn from project into the tail to add some width to it. See video if you need clarification on this step.
DinoFour Tail Fins
Fins 1 and 2
Double Stranded yarn (contrasting color) with 8mm hook.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH. SC across in each CH. CH 1 and turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: SC2tog in the first 2 STs, SC in each ST across ending with SC2tog in the last stitch. Ch 1 and turn (8 sts)
Row 3 – 6: Repeat previous row decreasing at the beginning and end of each row. The very last row you will SC2tog the last two stitches.
Fin 3 and 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH. SC across in each CH. CH 1 and turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: SC2tog in the first 2 STs, SC in each ST across ending with SC2tog in the last stitch. Ch 1 and turn (6 sts)
Row 3 – 5: Repeat previous row decreasing at the beginning and end of each row. The very last row you will SC2tog the last two stitches.
Fin 5 and 6
For Fin 5 repeat steps for previous fins, but start with CH 7.
For Fin 6 repeat steps for previous fins, but start with CH 5.
Fold each fin in half and whip stitch both open ends closed. Now evenly space them along the tail going from largest fins to the smallest and whip stitch them on. Refer to video if you need help with this step.
Near the end of the video I give multiple options on how to make these items into wearables. For the Tail you could add Velcro straps, a belt, elastic, or even a shoe lace or ribbon to tie the tail around their waist. If you have any other suggestions definitely let me know!
DinoFour Feet Pattern
Using main color yarn double stranded with 8mm hook.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd CH from hook. HDC in each ST across.CH 2 and turn. (8sts)
Row 2: Make 2 HDC in the first ST. Make 1 HDC in each of the next 2 STS. SS into the next 2 STs. HDC in the next 2 STs. Make 2 HDC in the last ST. CH 2 and turn. (refer to stitch chart below for clarification)
Row 3: HDC in next 4 ST. CH 4. Skip the 2 SS from previous row. HDC in next four STs. CH 2 and turn. (Refer to stitch chart below for the next few rows for clarification)
Row 4: HDC in each ST and CH across row. (Should have 13 HDC at end of row).
Row 5 – 9: HDC in each ST across. CH 2 and turn. Tie off after 9th row.
Double Stranded with your contrasting color and 8mm hook.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across row. CH 1 and turn (4 sts)
Row 2: SC2tog the first two STs. SC2tog in the next 2 STs. CH 1 and turn, (2 sts)
Row 3: SC2tog. Tie off.
Weave ends in and out of triangle to help stiffen it up. Refer to video for this step if needed. I whip stitched 4 claws to the last row of each foot. Weave in ends and add elastic band to bottom if desired to help keep feet attached to hands/shoes of wearer.
I know my puns aren’t really that funny, but that’s what makes them funny 😉 I bet that seemed like a lot of instructions for such a small project but I promise it works up quick. I tried to add a lot of detail so you would know exactly what to do for every step of this cute Dinofour Pattern! Please please share any photos you take of your littles (or you!) wearing your Dinofour props by tagging me on instagram @TaylorLynnCrochet, or on facebook!
Thanks for taking the time to come check out my first #AshAndTay challenge pattern. Now go check out Ashley’s post and then head to the Ash & Tay Facebook group and vote for your favorite! XOXO Tay