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Crochet Triceratops – Free Pattern

Hello everyone. This crochet Triceratops is the second in my dinosaur collection, following on from the T-Rex. This one I have to admit is my favourite so far, and has been a winner with all the kids who have so far recieved one.

Crochet Triceratops

Crochet Triceratops Pattern

Dk yarn

4mm hook

All crochet terms are in the US style

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Dc = double crochet

2sc = 2sc into the next stitch

2tog = crochet next 2 stitches together.

tc cluster = *yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops* repeat 2 times, yarn over pull through all loops on hook, chain 1.

Head

1)Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

2) 2sc in each stitch.

3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

5)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

6) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

7) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

8-12) sc into each stitch
Working in rows from this point

13) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2tog in next stitch * 6 times.

14)*sc in next 4 stitches, 2tog in next stitch * 6 times.

15) *sc in next 3 stitches, 2tog in next stitch * 6 times. Dont cast off.

Bottom jaw

16) sc into next 10 stitches

17) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

18) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 4 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 4 stitches

19) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

20) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 4 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 3 stitches

21-22) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

23) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 3 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 3 stitches

24) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

25) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 3 stitches.

26) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 3 stitches.

27) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 3 stitches. Cast off

Fold bottom jaw in half and sew corner of one side to the corner of the other side. Sew around the gap to finish the front of the jaw.

Bottom jaw centre (in red)

1)Chain 10, sc into each chain starting 2nd chain from hook

2) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 5 stitchs, 2tog

3) chain 1(turning chain) sc into next 5 stitchs, 2tog

4) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 4 stitchs

5) chain 1(turning chain) sc into next 3 stitchs, 2tog

6) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog, 2tog stitchs

7) chain 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch

8) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog. Sew the bottom jaw centre to the jaw along the side of the jaw, across the top of the jaw and up the other side. Stuff.

Top jaw

1) Rejoin next to the bottom jaw, sc in next 14 stitches.

2) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 6 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 6 stitches

3) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

4)chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 6 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 5 stitches

5) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

6) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 5 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 5 stitches

7) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

8)chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 4 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 5 stitches

9) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

10) 8)chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 4 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 4 stitches

11) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 3 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 4 stitches

12) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into the next 3 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 3 stitches

13) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch

14) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into the next 3 stitches, 2tog

15) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc into the next 1 stitches, 2tog

16) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog, sc

17) 2 tog

Top jaw centre (in red)

1)Chain 10, sc into each chain starting 2nd chain from hook

2 chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 4 stitches, 2tog, sc into last 3 stitches

3-4) chain 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch

5) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 6 red

6) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 3 stitchs, 2tog

7) chain 1(turning chain) sc into each stitch2

8) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog, sc into next 1 stitchs, 2tog

9) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog, sc

10) chain 1(turning chain) 2tog. Sew the red top jaw centre  to the jaw along the side, across the bottom of the jaw and up the second side. Stuff and then sew the last edges of both top and bottom jaw centres together to finish the mouth.

Body

1)Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

2) 2sc in each stitch.

3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

5)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

6) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

7) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

8) sc into each stitch

9) sc into next 6, 2sc* 6 times

10) sc into next 7, 2sc* 6 times

11) sc into each stitch

12) sc into next 8, 2sc* 6 times

13-27) sc into each stitch

28) sc into next 8, 2tog* 6 times

29) sc into each stitch

30) sc into next 7, 2tog* 6 times

31) sc into each stitch

(32) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(33) sc in each stitch.

(34) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(35)  sc in each stitch.

(36)  *sc in next 4 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(37)*sc next 3 stitches , 2 tog* 6 times.

38-39) sc into each stitch. Stuff

Collar

1) chain 30, dc into each chain starting 2nd chain from hook

2) chain 3 (turning chain, and 1st dc) dc into 2nd stitch,*fpdc, 2dc, dc into next 2 stitches* repeat 4 times, fpdc, dc into last 2 stitches

3) chain 3 (turning chain and 1st dc) dc into 2nd stitch,*bpdc, dc into next 3 stitches, 2dc* repeat 4 times, bpdc, dc into last 2 stitches

4) chain 3 (turning chain.and 1st dc) dc into 2nd stitch,*fpdc, 2dc, dc into next 4 stitches* repeat 4 times, fpdc, dc into last 2 stitches

5) chain 3 (turning chain and 1st dc) dc into 2nd stitch,*bpdc, 2dc, dc into next 4 stitches, 2dc* repeat 4 times, bpdc, dc into last 2 stitches

6) chain 3 (turning chain and 1st dc) dc into 2nd stitch,*fpdc, 2dc, dc into next 6 stitches, 2dc* repeat 4 times, fpdc, dc into last 2

Collar supports (on back of collar, to help stiffen it)

1) chain 11, hdc in each chain starting 2nd chain from hook.

2) chain 1 (turning chain) hdc into each stitch. Cast off. Sew to back of collar, behind the fpdc row.

Points on collar

1) join at the top of the first raised row (created by the fpdc and bpdc rows) sc, chain 1, tc, chain 1, sc into same stitch. Cast off. Tie the begining and end threads together before sewing them in. Repeat for all 7 posts.

Nose horn

1) 4 sc into magic circle

2) sc into each stitch

3) 2sc, sc into next 3

4) sc, 2sc, sc into next 3

5) sc into the next 2 stitches, 2sc, sc into last 3 stitches

6) sc into the next 2 stitches , 2sc, sc into next 4 stitches

7) sc into the next 2 stit8, 2sc, sc into next 5 stitches

8) sc into the next 2 stitches , 2sc, sc into next 5 stitches

Top horns

1) 4 sc into magic circle

2) sc into each stitch

3) 2sc, sc into next 3

4) sc into each stitch

5) 2sc, sc into next 4

6) sc into each stitch

7) 2sc, sc into next 5

8) sc into each stitch

9) 2sc, sc into next 6

10)sc into each stitch

11) 2sc, sc into next 7. Change to green.

12)sc into each stitch

13) 2sc, sc into next 8

Eyebrow

1) chain 8, sc in each chain starting 2nd chain fron hook.

2) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into each stitch. Cast off. Fold in half and sew long edges together. Sew above eyes.

Embroider small eyes under each eyebrow.

See the top horns just above each eyebrow.

Sew the collar so it sits just above the top horns, making sure the supports are not showing from the front.

Sew the nose horn and embroider nostrils just bellow the nose horn.

Close up of crochet Triceratops face

Back legs

1)Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

2) 2sc in each stitch.

3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

5) working in back loops only *sc into next 2 stitches change to cream yarn, tc cluster into next stitch, change back to green* repeat 3 times, sc into last 12 stitches.

6) sc into each stitch

7) *sc into next 6 stitches, 2tog* 3 times

8) *sc into next 5 stitches, 2tog* 3 times

9) *sc into next 4 stitches, 2tog* 3

10-14) sc into each stitch

15) sc into next 6 stitches, 2sc, sc into next 7 stitches, 2sc

16) sc into next 7 stitches, 2sc, sc into next 8 stitches, 2sc

17) sc into next 8 stitches, 2sc, sc into next 9 stitches, 2sc

18) right leg sc into next 12 stitches. Left leg sc into each stitch. From this point on we will be working in rows.

19) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 14 stitches

20) chain 1 (turningy chain) 2tog sc into next 10 stitches, 2tog

21) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 8 stitches, 2tog

22) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 6 stitches, 2tog

23) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 4 stitches, 2tog

24) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 2 stitches, 2tog

Front legs

1)Ch 4, join into ring. Make 5 sc into ring.

2) 2sc in each stitch.

3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 5 times.

4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 5 times.

5) working in back loops only sc into next 2 stitches *change to cream yarn, tc cluster into next stitch, change back to green, sc into next stitch* repeat 3 times, sc into last 10 stitches.

6) sc into each stitch

7) *sc into next 8 stitches, 2tog* repeat

8) *sc into next 7 stitches, 2tog* repeat

9) *sc into next 6 stitches, 2tog* repeat

10-13) sc into each stitch

14) sc into next 6 stitches, 2sc, sc into next 6 stitches, 2sc

15) sc into next 7 stitches, 2sc, sc into next 7 stitches, 2sc

16) sc into next 8 stitches, 2sc, sc into next 8 stitches, 2sc
From this point you will be working in rows.

17) right leg sc into next 12 stitches. Left leg sc into each stitch

18) chain 1 (turning chain) sc into next 14 stitches

19) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 10 stitches, 2tog

20) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 8 stitches, 2tog

21) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 6 stitches, 2tog

22) chain 1 (turning chain) 2tog sc into next 4 stitches, 2tog. Cast off. Stuff, sew to front of body.

Tail

(1) Ch 4, join into ring. Make 4 sc into ring.

(2) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 2 times.

(3) sc in each stitch

4) *Sc next 2 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 2 times.

(5) sc in each stitch.

(6) *Sc next 3 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 2 times.

(7) sc in each stitch.

(8) *Sc next 4 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 2 times.

(9) sc in each stitch.

(10) *Sc next 3 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(11) Sc in each stitch.

(12) *Sc next 4 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(13) Sc in each stitch.

(14) *Sc next 5 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(15) sc in each stitch.

(16) *Sc next 6 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(17) sc in each stitch.

(18) *Sc next 7 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(19 )sc in each stitch.

(20) *Sc next 8 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(21) sc in each stitch.

(22) *Sc next 9 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(23) sc in each stitch. times

(24) *Sc next 10 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(25) sc in each stitch. times

(26) *Sc next 11 stitchs, 2sc into next stitch* 3 times.

(27) sc in each stitch. times

The finished triceratops is super chunky, fierce but also very cuddly.

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