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The first mini tier pattern of 2024 is Trixie the dinosaur from Toy Story.
Trixie is one of those projects with minimal opportunities for mixed media as the customisation is very simple. Fortunately, in true Chantelle style I managed to squeeze in some polymer clay embellishments. I used polymer clay to create the eyes, tusks, and nails. You can use a different medium to customise Trixie especially if you plan on making her for a small child. One of the twins is obsessed with dinosaurs, she got her hands on Trixie and the first thing she did was bite one of the tusks in half! Fortunately, I was able to superglue it back on and give her a different child friendly amigurumi to play with.
As some of you may be aware I have been on a mission recently to start using up my yarn stash rather than continuously buying more. The problem with this is that I have been frequently starting projects and then realising that I do not have enough yarn. I then end up finding another similar colour to finish it off. It is a bit annoying but the amigurumis I make are not for sale and will end up in my personal collection, so it does not pose a huge problem in the long run. The same was the case with Trixie, the body, tail and one leg is one shade of blue and the rest of Trixie is another shade of blue. If you overlook the colour difference Trixie still looks great and was a fairly straightforward character to create.
Trixie measures approximately 4.5 inches / 11.5cm tall, 4 inches / 10cm wide and 9.5 inches / 24cm long.
- DK yarn in blue (You can use Hayfield Bonus DK in 610 – Cornflower)
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Fire retardant Fibrefill
- White polymer clay
- Black sharpie
- Felt glue
- Stitch marker
A full list of the abbreviations that I use in my patterns:
- MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
- SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
- HDC – half double crochet (half treble English)
- DC – double crochet (treble English)
- TC – treble crochet (double treble English)
- INC – single crochet increase
- #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
- #DCin1 – the specified number of DC in the same stitch (i.e. 3DCin1)
- #HDCin1 – the specified number of HDC in the same stitch (i.e. 3HDCin1)
- hdcINC – half double crochet increase
- dcINC – double crochet increase
- trINC – treble crochet increase
- DEC – invisible decrease (if it is a DEC in BLO I tend to use the 2TOG decrease method)
- 2TOG – two stitches together decrease (non-invisible) method
- *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
- FLO – front loop only
- BLO – back loop only
- CH – chain stitches
- CC – colour change
- CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
- SS – slip stitch
- ST/STS – stitch/stitches
- OFFSET – a term I use when adding or taking away additional stitches in order to line up or get the right placement
- = # ROWS – repeat the stitch sequence for the row the specified number of times e.g. 32SC (32) = 5 ROWS
- FO – fasten off
You are now complete!
How did you find the patterns? What media did you use to customise your Trixie?
Next month’s mini tier pattern is Peas in a Pod from Toy Story.
Until the next post, happy crocheting!