Sherman the Square Dancing Stegosaurus
This pattern just came out on 6/21/12. It is on sale for $4 for the first month, make sure to grab it now! It will be back to it’s regular $6 price on 7/21. Discount will be taken at check out.
What do you call a Stegosaurus with carrots in his ears? Anything you want, he can’t hear you!
Now you can knit your very own stegosaurus (with or without carrots in his ears)! I know, a stegosaurus is like the coolest thing to knit ever, right? I have continued with my knitter mind reading, haven’t I? This pattern rounds out my prehistoric party of three dino patterns, the last picture here is with Basil the Brontosaurus and Terence the T-Rex for a full dino-rama.
This knitting pattern from Danger Crafts will show you how to knit Sherman the Square Dancing Stegosaurus out of your choice of yarn. Since it doesn’t take much yarn to knit this guy, this is a great stash busting project for all those times you’ve bought one ball of yarn because it was pretty, or on sale, or both. Or, if you have little bits of leftovers that need using up. This pattern is very fun and once you knit one stegosaurus, you will find you want to knit a whole menagerie!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills used: Basic knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, basic sock knitting skills, and basic sewing skills. This pattern is written using double pointed needles. See my Frequent Questions page for more info on dpn’s vs Magic Loop: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html
Amount of Time To Complete Project: About 10-15 hours depending on skill level
Pattern Format: Adobe .pdf file
Yarn: 125-175 yards of yarn in your main color and 25-50 yards of yarn in each of three contrast colors.
Gauge: You pick! Simply knit with your choice of yarn on needles 2-3 sizes smaller than called for to get a tight knit fabric your stuffing wont show through,
Needles: You pick! A set of 4-5 dpn’s in your chosen size. See the pattern for more info
Notions: safety eyes or scrap yarn, tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers, stuffing, straight pins, row counter.
This page pattern is very clearly written and I have a whole series of in-depth tutorials on the techniques used in it on my blog: www.rebeccadanger.typepad.com. Plus you unlimited email help from me in case you get stumped. I also have a Frequent Questions page for instant pattern help: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-questions.html. Plus, there is lots of fun stuff in the pattern, like a little bio about Sherman and tons of great finished steggie pictures.