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T-Rex Toy

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This squishy T-Rex is both menacing and lovable. Raaar!

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Approx 20 ins [51 cm]
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Approx 20 ins [51 cm]

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Contrast A

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Contrast B

Canadiana | White, 10005Edit Color
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Contrast C

Canadiana | Black, 10040Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
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Stuffing is required.

The materials for this project cost $14.93

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Dec = decrease(ing)

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1K = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Height
Approx 20 ins [51 cm]

MATERIALS

T-Rex
Patons Canadiana
Main Color (MC) () 2
Contrast A () 1
Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz;187 m/205 yds)
Contrast B White (10005) 1
Contrast C Black (10040) 1
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Stuffing.

GAUGE

21 sts and 27 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Note: When working with more than 1 color within a row, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.

LEFT LEG
**Sole of Foot
:With A, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
Cont in garter st (knit every row), inc 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on following alt rows twice. 15 sts.
Cont in garter st until work from beg measures approx 3¼ ins [8.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Break A.
Join B and knit 1 row.
2nd row: Purl.
Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows twice. 9 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 rows. 5 sts. Cast off.
Top of Foot: With MC, cast on 23 sts.
With B, cast on 28 sts. With MC, cast on 23 sts. 74 sts.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K23. With B, K28. With MC, K23.
2nd row: With MC, P23. With B, P28. With MC, P23.
Shape toes: 3rd row:With MC, K23. *With B, K8. With MC, K2. Rep from * twice more. With MC, K21.
4th row: With MC, P23. *With B, P2tog. P4. P2togtbl. With MC, P2. Rep from * twice more. With MC, P21. 68 sts.
5th row: With MC, K23. *With B, K6. With MC, K2. Rep from * twice more. With MC, K21.
6th row: With MC, P23. *With B, P2tog. P2. P2togtbl. With MC, P2. Rep from * twice more. With MC, P21. 62 sts.
7th row: With MC, K21. (M1. K1) twice. *With B, Sl1K. K1. psso. K2tog.
With MC, K1. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more. With MC, M1. K21. 62 sts.
Break B and cont with MC only.
Beg with a purl row, work 7 rows stocking st.
Shape ankle: Next row: (RS). K17. K2tog. (K3tog) 9 times. K16. 43 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: (RS). K7. *M1. K2. Rep from * to last 8 sts. M1. K8. 58 sts.**
Cont even in stocking st for another 24 rows, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shape thigh and tail opening:
Next row: Cast off 29 sts. Place a marker in st left on needle after cast off. Purl to end of row. 29 sts.
Next row: Cast off 3 sts. K2 (including st left on needle after cast off). M1. K4. M1. K3. M1. Knit to end of row. 29 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: Cast off 2 sts. K4 (including st left on needle after cast off ). M1. K6. M1. Knit to end of row of row. 29 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: Cast off 2 sts. K3 (including st left on needle after cast off ). M1. K3. M1. K4. M1. Knit to end of row. 30 sts.
Work 11 rows even, ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast on 2 sts beg next and following alt row. 34 sts.
Next row: (WS). Cast off 2 sts. Purl to end of row. 32 sts.
Next row: Cast on 3 sts. Knit to end of row. 35 sts.
Cast off 6 sts beg next and every alt row until 5 sts rem, thus ending with RS
facing. Cast off.

RIGHT LEG
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Leg.
Cont even in stocking st for another 23 rows, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape thigh and tail opening:
Next row: Cast off 29 sts. Place a marker in st left on needle after cast off. Knit to end of row. 29 sts.
Next row: Cast off 3 sts. P2 (including st left on needle after cast off ). M1. P4. M1. P3. M1. Purl to end of row. 29 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: Cast off 2 sts. P4 (including st left on needle after cast off ). M1. P6. M1. Purl to end of row. 29 sts.
Next row: Knit.
Next row: Cast off 2 sts. P3 (including st left on needle after cast off ). M1. P3. M1. P4. M1. Purl to end of row. 30 sts.
Work 11 rows even, ending with WS facing for next row.
Cast on 2 sts beg next and following alt row. 34 sts.
Next row: (RS). Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row. 32 sts.
Next row: Cast on 3 sts. Purl to end of row. 35 sts.
Cast off 6 sts beg next and every alt row until 5 sts rem.
Purl 1 row, ending with RS facing. Cast off.

TAIL
With MC, cast on 3 sts. With A, cast on 4 sts. With MC, cast on 3 sts. 10 sts.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K3. With A, K4. With MC, K3.
2nd row: With MC, P3. With A, P4. With MC, P3.
Rep last 2 rows twice more.
7th row: With MC, K2. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K2. M1. K1. With MC, K1. M1. K2. 14 sts.
Keeping colors correct, cont in stocking st for 5 rows more.
13th row: (RS). With MC, K3. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K4. M1. K1. With MC, K1. M1. K3. 18 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
17th row: With MC, K5. With A (K2tog) 4 times. With MC, K5. 14 sts.
Work 1 row even.
19th row: With MC, K4. M1. K1. With A, inc 1 st in next st. M1. Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. M1. Inc 1 st in next st. With MC, K1. M1. K4. 22 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
23rd row: With MC, K5. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K8. M1. K1. With MC, K1. M1. K5. 26 sts.
Work 1 row even.
25th row: With MC, K7. With A, (K2tog) 6 times. With MC, K7. 20 sts.
Work 1 row even.
27th row: With MC, K6. M1. K1. With A, inc 1 st in next st. M1. Inc 1 st in each of next 4 sts. M1. Inc 1 st in next st. With MC, K1. M1. K6. 30 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
31st row: With MC, K7. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K12. M1. K1. With MC, K1. M1. K7. 34 sts.
Work 1 row even.
33rd row: With MC, K9. With A, (K2tog) 8 times. With MC, K9. 26 sts.
Work 1 row even.
35th row: With MC, K8. M1. K1. With A, inc 1 st in first st. M1. Inc 1 st in each of next 6 sts. M1. Inc 1 st in next st. With MC, K1. M1. K8. 38 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
39th row: With MC, K9. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K16. M1. K1. With MC, K1. M1. K9. 42 sts.
Work 1 row even.
41st row: With MC, K11. With A, (K2tog) 10 times. With MC, K11. 32 sts.
Work 1 row even.
43rd row: With MC, K10. M1. K1. With A, inc 1 st in first st. M1. Inc 1 st in each of next 8 sts. M1. Inc 1 st in next st. With MC, K1. M1. K10. 46 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
47th row: With MC, K11. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K20. M1. K1. With MC, K1. M1. K11. 50 sts.
Work 1 row even.
49th row: With MC, K13. With A, (K2tog) 12 times. With MC, K13. 38 sts.
Work 1 row even.
51st row: With MC, K12. M1. K1. With A, inc 1 st in first st. M1. Inc 1 st in each of next 10 sts. M1. Inc 1 st in next st. With MC, K1. M1. K12. 54 sts.
Work 1 row even.
53rd row: With MC, K13. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K24. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K13. 58 sts.
Work 1 row even.
55th row: With MC, K14. M1. K1. With A, K1. M1. K26. M1. K1. With MC, K1. M1. K14. 62 sts. Work 1 row even.
57th row: With MC, *K8. Place a marker for Chart I between last 2 sts. K7.* M1. K1. With A, (K2tog) 15 times. With MC, K1. M1. Rep from * to * once more. 49 sts.
Work 1 row even.
59th row: With MC, K16. M1. K1. With A, (inc 1 st in next st. M1) twice. Inc 1 st in next 11 sts. (M1. Inc 1 st in next st) twice. With MC, K1. M1. K16. 70 sts.
Work 3 rows even, ending with RS facing for next row.
Keeping colors correct, cast off 6 sts beg next 10 rows. Cast off rem 10 sts.

GUSSET
With A, cast on 26 sts.
Beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st for 2 rows.
Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of next 9 rows, then on following alt row. 6 sts.
Work 3 rows even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row. Work 1 row even. Inc 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, then on following alt rows 4 times. 26 sts.
Work 1 row even, thus ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at each end of last row.
Inc 1 st at each end of next and following alt rows twice, then on following 4th row. 34 sts.
Work 3 rows even, ending with RS facing. Leave sts on a spare needle.
Sew Gusset to front of Thighs, matching top edges and matching markers on Gusset to markers on Legs.
Sew rem of Gusset to cast off sts of Legs.

UPPER BODY
With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 37 sts across top of shaped edge of left Thigh, with A, pick up and knit 34 sts across top of Gusset, then with MC, pick up and knit 37 sts up shaped edge of right Thigh to top. 108 sts.
Next row: With MC, P30. With A, P48. With MC, P30.
Keeping colors correct, work 4 rows stocking st, ending with RS facing for next row.
1st row: With MC, K28. K2tog. With A, Sl1K. K1. psso. K44. K2tog. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K28. 104 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Keeping colors correct, purl.
3rd row: With MC, K29. With A, K1. (K2tog. K1) 15 times. With MC, K29. 89 sts.
5th row: With MC, K27. K2tog. With A, K3. (Inc 1 st in next st. K1) 13 times. K2. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K27. 100 sts.
7th row: With MC, K28. With A, K44. With MC, K28.
9th row:With MC, K26. K2tog. With A, Sl1K. K1. psso. K40. K2tog. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K26. 96 sts.
11th row: With MC, K27. With A, Sl1K. K1. psso. (K2tog. K1) 12 times. (K2tog) twice. With MC, K27. 81 sts.
13th row: With MC, K25. K2tog. With A, K1. (Inc 1 st in next st. K1) 13 times. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K25. 92 sts.
15th row: With MC, K26. With A, K40. With MC, K26.
17th row: With MC, K24. K2tog. With A, Sl1K. K1. psso. K36. K2tog. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K24. 88 sts.
19th row: With MC, K25. With A, K1. (K2tog. K1. K2tog) 7 times. K2. With MC, K25. 74 sts.
21st row: With MC, K12. Place a marker between last 2 sts for Chart I. K11. K2tog. With A, K3. *Inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. K1.* Rep from * to * 5 times more. K3. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K11. Place a marker between last 2 sts for Chart I. K12. 84 sts.
23rd row: With MC, K24. With A, K36. With MC, K24.
25th row: With MC, K22. K2tog. With A, Sl1K. K1. psso. K32. K2tog. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K22. 80 sts.
27th row:With MC, K10. K2tog. K9. K2tog. With A, (K2tog) 17 times. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K9. Sl1K. K1. psso. K10. 59 sts.
29th row: With MC, K8. K2tog. K9. K2tog. With A, K2. (Inc 1 st in next st) 13 times. K2. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K9. Sl1K. K1. psso. K8. 68 sts.
31st row: With MC, K8. K2tog. K7. K2tog. With A, K30. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K7. Sl1K. K1. psso. K8. 64 sts.
33rd row: With MC, K8. K2tog. K5. K2tog. With A, K30. With MC, Sl1K. K1. psso. K5. Sl1K. K1. psso. K8. 60 sts.
35th row: With MC, K15. With A, (K2tog) 15 times. With MC, K15. 45 sts.
37th row: With MC, K15. With A, K2. (Inc 1 st in next st) 11 times. K2. With MC, K15. 56 sts.
39th and 41st rows: With MC, K15. With A, K26. With MC, K15.
43rd row: With MC, K15. With A, (K2tog) 13 times. With MC, K15. 43 sts.
45th row: With MC, K15. With A, (Inc 1 st in next st) 13 times. With MC, K15. 56 sts.
Work 5 rows even, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape neck: Next row: Keeping colors correct, K28. Turn and work this side first. Cast off 4 sts beg next row, then cast off 3 sts beg of every following alt row until 15 sts rem.
Next row: (RS). K9. Place a marker between last 2 sts for Chart I. K6. Place a marker in last st for Head.
Work 5 rows even, ending with RS facing for next row.
Dec 1 st at end of next and every alt row until 9 sts rem, then at same edge on next 3 rows, ending with RS facing. 6 sts. Cast off.
With RS facing, rejoin A to rem sts.
Cast off 4 sts. Keeping colors correct, knit to end of row. 24 sts.
Work 1 row even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next and every following alt row, until 15 sts rem.
Work 1 row even, thus ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: K1. Place a marker in last st for Head. K7. Place a marker between last 2 sts for Chart I. K7.
Work 5 rows even, ending with RS facing for next row.
Dec 1 st beg next and every alt row until 9 sts rem, then at same edge on next 3 rows, thus ending with RS facing. 6 sts. Cast off.
Fold Neck in half to form a tube. Sew back neck seam tog for 1¼ ins [3 cm] from top where sts were cast off.

HEAD
With RS of work facing and MC, pick up and knit 20 sts up right side of head from second marker and across cast off sts to back neck seam, then 20 sts across cast off sts and down left side of head to first marker. 40 sts.
Next row: (WS). Purl.
Beg with a knit row, cont in stocking st, casting on 3 sts beg next 6 rows, then casting on 4 sts beg following 2 rows. 66 sts.
Work 1 row even.
Next row: (WS). P21. Place a marker in last st for Chart IV. P25. Place a marker in last st for Chart V. P20.
Shape eyes: Next row: K27. *(Knit into front, back and front of next st) 4 times. K4. Rep from * once more. K23. 82 sts.
Next row: P26. Place a marker in last st for Chart II. P31. Place a marker in last st for Chart III. P25.
Work 5 rows even.
Next row: P27. *(P3tog) 4 times. P4. Rep from * once more. P23. 66 sts.
Work 8 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K2. *K2tog. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2tog. 52 sts.
Work 9 rows even.
Next row: K12. K2tog. (K3tog) 8 times. K2tog. K12. 34 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: (K3tog) 4 times. K2tog. K6. K2tog. (K3tog) 4 times. 16 sts.
Next row: Purl. Cast off.

ARMS (make 2)
With B, cast on 7 sts and purl 1 row.
Next row: (RS). Knit, inc 1 st in each st to end of row. 14 sts.
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st for 3 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Break B.
Join MC and cont in stocking st for 5 rows.
Next row: (WS). P8. Place a marker between last 2 sts. P6.
Work 4 rows even. Inc 1 st at each end of next and every following 4th row until there are 22 sts. Work 3 rows even.
Shape top: Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 6 sts.

FINISHING
With C, work Chart I in duplicate st on each side of Neck, Body and Tail, below markers.
With B and C, using markers for eyes on head as a guide, duplicate st eyes from Charts II and III.
With B, using markers for teeth on head as a guide, duplicate st teeth from Charts IV and V.
With C, duplicate st on either side of nose for nostrils as illustrated.
Secure a ball of stuffing into each eye with small stitches, to make them protrude.
Join under seam of head, then sew cast on sts of head to cast off sts of neck.
Place center of cast off edge of nose to head seam and join seam at end of nose.
With C, embroider mouth in outline st as illustrated.
Join back seam of each leg. Sew soles of feet to base of legs, matching top part of soles to toes of legs.
Join tail seam. Sew tail in place all around tail opening.
Join neck and back seam, leaving an opening at base for stuffing. Stuff toy and close opening.
Raised Spots (make 12)
With C, cast on 7 sts and proceed in garter st, dec 1 st at each end of 3rd and 4th rows. Cast off rem 3 sts.
Sew cast on edge of Spots to back of Toy, first to come 2 ins [5 cm] from end of Tail and rem spaced evenly between. Sew arm seams. Sew cast on edges of arms, matching seam to center of cast on edge. Stuff arms lightly. Sew a tight running st through both thicknesses of arm from center of cast on edge to marker, forming 2 fingers.
Sew arms to each side of body as illustrated. With C, embroider tops of thighs with outline st as illustrated.