Gili the Dinosaur - FREE Crochet pattern - Skill Level - Intermediate


You are invited to crochet a sweet dinosaur named Gili with me.

The written instructions for this dinosaur are followed by video tutorials for the parts I thought you might need help with.

The demonstrations – photo tutorials and video tutorials - might be using different colors than the colors that will be used for your doll, yet all stages are the same. Skill Level of this crocheted dinosaur - Intermediate.


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Materials

YarnArt JEANS PLUS yarn (1 skein = 100 g, 160 mt/178 yds, 55% Cotton & 45% Pac). For each doll you need 1 skein of beige #05 and partial skein of yellow #35, orang #85 & green #69.

A 3.75 mm crochet hook.

A pair of 12 mm safety eyes.

A tapestry needle to weave in all extra yarn.

Sewing threads in the doll colors and a suitable needle.

Stitch markers - yarn in a different color than the colors being crocheted.

Stuffing materiel such as Acrilan.

Tension / Gauge

10 cm/4” = approx. 18 sc & 16 rows.

Final Measurements

Approx. 39 cm/15.3”


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Abbreviations - US Terms

ch = chain sc = single crochet

inc = increase Inv dec = invisible decrease

sl st = slip stitch dc = double crochet

rnd (s) = round(s) fl = front loop

bl = back loop yo = yarn over

pm = place a marker st(s) = stitch(s)

WS = wrong side RS = right side


General

  1. The written instructions are followed by video tutorials for the parts I thought you might need help with. I recommend viewing all the tutorials before crocheting the doll.

  2. In every part you crochet in a round using the spiral method, you should place a marker (pm) at each rnd end. I recommend to use a different color of yarn than the color that is being crocheted as markers. I pull the marker with me while I crochet each rnd and keep all the markers in their place till the doll is completed. You can view this process in the "Crocheting the head of the doll video tutorial".

  3. Make sure that the RS of each crocheted part is facing you - as shown in the "Crocheting the head of the doll video tutorial".

  4. X sc = crochet 1 sc to each of next X sts. For example, => 6 sc = crochet 1 sc to each of next 6 sts.

  5. Inc = crochet 2 sc to the next st.

  6. [ ] - you should crochet the instructions in brackets, the number of times mentioned right after them. For example, => [inc, 3 sc] * 5 = crochet 5 times the following instructions: 2 sc sts to next st, 1 sc to each of next 3 sts

  7. ( ) = you should crochet the instructions in brackets, to the st mentioned right after them. For example, => (1 sc, 1 dc) to next st => crochet the following 2 sts to the next st => 1 sc & 1 dc.

  8. In each rnd end, the sts number will be mentioned in brackets ( ).

  9. After you finish crocheting each part of the dinosaur, weave in all extra yarn, unless otherwise is stated.

  10. Some parts of the dinosaur will be sewed with jeans plus yarn, and some parts with a double sewing thread – instructions will be written later.

General Video Tutorials

Creating the magic ring (2 methods).

Crocheting an invisible decrease (inv dec).

Crocheting the head of the dinosaur => - Crochet rnds 1 to 5, while explaining the written instructions. - Work with yarn as a marker (min 1.04). - Identify the RS and WR of your work (min 9:41). - Count rnds (min 10:23). - Create the last loop using a needle & how to crochet under it in the next rnd (min 11:09). - Switch colors (min 12:54).

Closing rnd opening in a “shrink” method. In this video tutorial I demonstrate it on the head of the dinosaur.

Closing rnd opening in a “one row” method. In this video tutorial I demonstrate on the arm of the dinosaur.

Locating & inserting the safety eyes of the dinosaur.

Joining the legs and explaining how to sew the hole between them (the 2 first body rnds).

Joining the neck to its cover & the sewing process.

Joining the back