Friday, September 23, 2011


This was the last dino I had time to make before the deadline. I thought I might finish a Pteranodon. However, he still needed a beak and wings at bedtime. Therefore, I dropped off four dinos yesterday. The donations were looking thin so I am glad I made the time to make them.

This ami was made using Planet June's Tyrannosaurus Rex Pattern that I received for my birthday as part of her Dinosaurs Set 2. I have a T-Rex pattern as part of Gourmet Crochet's Amigurumi Dinosaurs that I have made several times. After making both patterns I can say they both have their strengths and weaknesses for my style of ami making. I like Planet June's one piece body and tail. However, I was not crazy about the bottom legs. I do think her smaller arms were better than those of the Gourmet Crochet pattern. They fit better. The heads are kind of a toss up with Planet June's having slightly more shaping to it.

I have already adapted the Gourmet Crochet pattern to avoid sewing the head on once. I may incorporate the tail design and make a hybrid of the two in the future, as T-Rex seems to be a popular request among the children in the family.

As far as my stash busting goal this actually finished off one of the smaller balls of Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I had a trash bag full of yarn balls and this stash busting has reduced it by a third so far. I am trying to remember to look into the bag before reaching for a full skein to start my smaller projects.

If you arrived here looking for free toy patterns please see the following pages:

Dinosaurs and Dragons

Knit and Crochet Food Patterns Great for Play Food

Hello Kitty

Crochet and Knit Puppets

Crochet Amigurumi Animals and Stuffed Animal Free Patterns

Knit Amigurumi and Stuffed Toys

Crochet and Knit Amigurumi and Other Dolls

Knit and Crochet Toys

Teddy Bear Patterns and Clothes

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1 comment:

Mellie said...

These are so cute! My kids were pointing to the screen over my shoulder asking me to make one. Thanks for the links!

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