In this lesson we’ll be crocheting a Triceratops! The first of my mini dino themed patterns. This pattern is very succinct and can be made with almost no sewing together needed. It is accessible for beginners, but I always suggest browsing through Crocheting 101, my free intro crocheting course, for complete beginners!
~ 45 min
What you'll need
Size G6 / 4.00mm
Safety Bead Eyes
Other Useful Info
5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”
Finished piece is about 4.5” tall
Worked in the Round:
Unless otherwise stated
These boxes are checkboxes
These time codes correlate to the video for this lesson
The Horns (make 3)
[All in White]
Ch 2, Working in the BLO of the 2rd ch from the hook, sc 1
Ch 1, cut the yarn and pull through to sew along the neck and back.
m.p = Ch 2, working in the BLO of the 2nd ch from the hook, sl.st 1
[All in Main color]
Ch 2 or use the magic loop method
Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook or into magic loop (4)
sc 1, inc, working in BLO, sc 1, working in both loops, inc (6)
inc in each st (12)
[sc 3, inc] repeat 3 times (15)
[sc 4, inc] repeat 3 times (18)
sc 6, working in FLO, sc 1, [hdc 1, m.p, hdc 1] repeat 5 times, sc 1 (18 [+5 m.p])
Alternate Frill Option
Use the following Rnd to create an alternate version of the frill crown which is slightly larger and has a white edging. I’ve even made a second full length video for it which you can watch here!
sc 6, working in FLO, sc 1, hdc 1, dcinc 1, dc 1, dcinc 1, dc 2, dcinc 1, dc 1, dcinc 1, hdc 1, sc 1 (22)
Using a strand of white yarn begin going around the outer stitches of the frill towards the center. When you reach the center hide the end down through the center of the frill and into the body. Repeat this same process on the opposite side of the frill so that the white stitches are both pointing inward towards the center of the face.
sc 6, working in BLO from Rnd 5, sc 12 (18)
sc 1, bo, sc 2, bo, sc 13 (18)
(08:18) Add eyes and horns.
Rnd 9 – 11
sc in each st (18 x 3)
sc 2, bo, sc 3, bo, sc 11 (18)
sc in each st (18)
[sc 1, invdec] repeat 6 times (12)
invdec, sc 2, invdec 4 (7)
invdec, sc 1, invdec, sc 1, sl.st 1 (5)
Cut the yarn and pull through. Sew together