Dinosaur

I was invited to a baby shower last weekend, so I crocheted a baby gift to take. I might know next to nothing about the care and maintenance of babies, but I think I am pretty good at making baby things.

Amigurumi dinosaur made using Yanina Schenkel's pattern

He is such a handsome dinosaur.

I had a bit of a false start with some 4-ply (fingering) wool, and I soon realised that the finished toy would be very, very small. I ripped out that attempt and restarted with 8-ply (DK) cotton. The pattern actually calls for 5-ply (sport), but 8-ply yarn worked perfectly.

Amigurumi dinosaur made using Yanina Schenkel's pattern

I had a false start when I tried using 4-ply yarn. Too small.

Amigurumi dinosaur made using Yanina Schenkel's pattern

I hemmed a piece of double gauze for a swaddle to include with the gift.

I supported three local shops with this project.

Although I work one day a week in a craft shop that has most things I need, I like to visit the others. You never know when a customer is going to be looking for something that we do not stock. Having a knowledge of the other local shops helps me send customers in the right direction. I also get to indulge my crafty habit and support other local businesses.

Amigurumi dinosaur made using Yanina Schenkel's pattern

When you think you are close to finishing, there is still quite a bit of sewing to do.

The pattern for the dinosaur was one I cut out of Mollie Makes magazine a couple of years ago. It is by Yanina Schenkel of Pica Pau, and I cannot believe that no one else has added it to their projects on Ravelry. He is so cute!!

Amigurumi dinosaur made using Yanina Schenkel's pattern

The spots cover his butt join.

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