Tony the Triceratops by Cara Engwerda

Tony the Triceratops

January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
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Tony the Triceratops is a great size for little cuddles. My kids don’t leave the house without a Tony in hand! The best part – Tony looks great in any colour.

Difficulty: Easy, US terminology

 3.00mm hook/D-3 (US)/ 10 (UK)
 8ply yarns/DK or Light Worsted
 70g yarn in GREEN
 Less than 50g yarn in CREAM
 9mm safety eyes
 Scissors
 Tapestry needle
 Polyester toy stuffing
 Stitch marker (optional)

 ch = chain
 sc = single crochet
 inc = single crochet increase (2 sc in one stitch)
 dec = decrease (sc 2 together)
 MR = magic ring
 BLO = back loop only
 sl st = slip stitch
 (..) = repeat the space in brackets the given number of times
.. = total number of stitches
 BLO = back loops only

 A yarn with no stretch is best for amigurumi, I ordinarily use cotton.
 When changing colour, pull through new colour on the last stitch of the row prior.
 Amigurumi is usually stitched in the round (unless it says otherwise)
 For this pattern, the following yarns were used:
o CREAM = Scheepjes Stonewashed in col. 801 Moon Stone
o GREEN = Scheepjes Stonewashed in col. 819 New Jade
 I crochet loosely and use a 3.00mm hook with 8ply yarn but everyone differs. Generally, the hook you use for amigurumi will be a smaller than for other crochet as you want the stitches tight to keep stuffing from showing and for any attachments (ie safety eyes) to stay in place.
 The yarn thickness and hook size used will affect the size of the finished item. My Tony is approximately 24cm tall (9 ½ inches).
 I have used plastic safety eyes but you may also embroider. Please ensure that there are no loose fittings.