Monday, May 25, 2020

A Crochet Spinosaurus

For their birthday, I gave my twin nephews the "gift" of "I'll make you what you want". Twin 1 asked for a Spinosaurus. 

A what now? 

At least Google knew what it was, and it corrected my spelling as well. 

Turns out, there are a few patterns out there for a Spinosaurus. Good thing, as I wouldn't even begin to know how to make one. I chose the Rosie the Spinosaurus pattern which was more cute than anatomically correct. (I didn't like the look of the more dino-looking creatures.) 


The instructions were straightforward, but not always clear. That is, it made sense as I was working it, but if I tried to read ahead, I wasn't always sure how things went together. 


But that's true of many patterns, especially toy patterns. I would probably do things a bit differently if I were to make this again. It'd probably take me a lot less time, too, as I put things off for so long wondering how it would work. 

It was the same the first time I attempted the jellyfish. But once I knew what I was doing, Getting one of those finished took not a lot of time at all. 


The spiney thing, which is what the dinosaur is named for, went on last. 


The face, which I found most difficult, went on first. What do you think? How does the face look?

17 comments:

  1. I think it is so cute! All of it, from front to back! Never heard of a spinosaurus, so I learned something new today too. What did Twin 2 want?

    Nicely done by the way.

    Betty

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  2. It's so cute! I love how in the pictures, it looks like it's giving you a cock-eyed look. You did a great job.

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  3. The face is so endearing! I have a couple of gr-sons that would love!

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    1. The pattern writer has said that one can make the critters to sell (so long as she gets credit for creating the pattern)...

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  4. Well...I guess I am more in the "weird" camp than the "cute" camp for this stuffed animal but my opinion doesn't count, fortunately (lol). I think your nephew will like it just fine. I know my dinosaur loving husband would have loved it when he was young. He probably knows what a spinosaurus is, too.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not sure I'm all that pleased with the face. I suppose if I made it over...

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  5. I think your spinosaurus is looking quizzical and that makes it all the more endearing. I think it's fab and I am sure Twin 1 will love it (and for what it's worth, google is trying to correct my spelling of spinosaurus to tyrannosaurus).

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  6. It is sooo cute. I really like the robust tail as well!

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  7. Like the placement of the eyes (or rather how he looks)

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  8. Hi Liz - love that you were able to create twin 1 what they wanted ... what about twin 2?? Take care - Hilary

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  9. I think it turned out really cute.

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