I am a 25 year old with a moderate to severe craft obsession. I mainly crochet (amigurumi for the most part) and knit for my Etsy shop, but I also really love to sew and dabble in embroidery, cross ...
I am a 25 year old with a moderate to severe craft obsession. I mainly crochet (amigurumi for the most part) and knit for my Etsy shop, but I also really love to sew and dabble in embroidery, cross stitch and needle felting.
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In 2009 I moved from Cupertino, California to Orland, a small town in northern Cali, with my boyfriend and was, as I like to call it, a stay-at-home-girlfriend while he worked as a car salesman. I was not used to living in such a rural area, not to mention without my friends and family, and fell into a sort of funk.
Sitting at home alone one day, I realized I needed a hobby if I wanted to keep my sanity. I thought for a few minutes and just randomly decided to teach myself to knit. Even now I could not explain to you why I landed on knitting - literally no one in my family does it - and I had only ever done that silly finger knitting kids do that makes a long pointless chain. Whatever the reason was, I hopped in my car and drove the 30+ minutes to Chico (see: civilization) to buy my first set of knitting needles.
I immediately loved it. I don't know if I have ever been so committed to learning/doing something and even when I got stuck and felt like giving up, I took a breath and tried to troubleshoot. This even meant posting on a knitting forum a few times. I don't think there is anything more satisfying that finishing a project and looking at it, realizing you just made that with your two hands.
After a bunch of normal knitting projects (hats, baby sweater, a few potholders, etc), I made a stuffed knit rabbit which I really liked but, when I compared it to pictures of crocheted stuffed creatures, there was no contest. Thus, I decided to learn to crochet too. It was much harder for me to teach myself to crochet that to knit, possibly because there wasn't a good crochet resource website as there had been for knitting, but I finally got the hang of it. In no time I was popping out amigurumi (crocheted or knit stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures) and discovered my real passion.
My family and friends were so supportive and enthusiastic about my crocheted goodies that they successfully convinced me to open up an Etsy shop and share them with the world. The rest is history!
When designing for my shop, I am inspired by all things cute. I love to take normal things, a teacup for example, and give them a little face and personality. Also, I am kind of a gamer geek and I think it's so fun to create items/characters from games and make something people can relate to.
This triceratops pattern was originally designed as a request by a friend for her son. I ended up loving the little guy so much that I listed the finished toy as a permanent item in my Etsy shop. Since that time, I have had many requests to buy the pattern and I finally gave in! I love that other crochet lovers will be able to make their very own dinosaurs from a pattern that was once a thought inside my head and I hope to see many, many pictures!
This 14 page PDF pattern contains detailed instruction on how to crochet the Christina's Yarn Crafts amigurumi triceratops. Featuring a total of 34 color step-by-step photos to help you along the way. Written in standard American terms
If any questions/confusion arise while working on your dinosaur, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to help and will respond in a timely manner :]
When purchasing this pattern, you purchase the right to use it for your own private, non-commercial use. You do not have permission to share, recopy, rewrite, redistribute or otherwise resell this pattern in any form. Feel free to sell your finished dinosaurs at local craft fairs but please do NOT sell them online or commercially!
I would like to thank May, my pattern tester, for her excellent feedback, suggestions, and attention to detail!
11 sts/11 rows = 2 inches