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TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Dino Gnome
Finished
no date set
August 23, 2018
Project info
TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Dino Gnome
Weaving
reference; fun
6" x 5" x 3"
SoftiesOther
Tools and equipment
Original TURTLE Loom™ Hexagon Pin Loom
TinyTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
TexaTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
BabyTURTLE™ Hexagon Pin Loom
Yarn
52 yards = 0.27 skeins
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers
0.16 skeins = 31.0 yards (28.3 meters)
Green
Yarnivore in San Antonio, Texas
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers
0.03 skeins = 6.0 yards (5.5 meters)
Green
Yarnivore in San Antonio, Texas
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers
0.07 skeins = 13.0 yards (11.9 meters)
Purple
Yarnivore in San Antonio, Texas
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers
0.01 skeins = 2.0 yards (1.8 meters)
Red
Yarnivore in San Antonio, Texas
Notes

For our “gnome of the month“ in August we decided to do something less ordinary and make a dinosaur gnome. For insiders, this has something to do with our first trunk show at the Yarnivore store in San Antonio, TX, whose mascot is the Yarnivorus Rex!

Note: The snout and the tail add a little extra challenge. If you have not made a gnome before, try making any of the other gnomes first, then revisit the TURTLEsaurus Rex.

Weave

  • (1) 6” green hexagon for the body
  • (1) 6” purple hexagon for the hat
  • (2) 4” green hexagons for the head and the tail
  • (2) 2” green hexagons for the snout
  • (1) 2” red hexagon for the snout
  • (2) 2” light green hexagons for the feet
  • (2) 1” light green hexagons for the scales

Assembly

  • To form the body, weave a piece of yarn all around the body hexagon and pull it close a little bit. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 1.5” and secure.
  • To form the head, weave a yarn end all around the head hexagon and pull it in. Stuff. Pull tight the opening to about 1.5” and secure.
  • Sew head to body.
  • To form the snout sew one green 2” hexagon half way onto the red hexagon, then weave half of the other green 2” hexagon onto the other half of the red hexagon. Stuff lightly so that the red hexagon still forms an open mouth.
  • Sew one green hexagon flap to the head, the other one to the body as shown in the picture.
  • For each foot, weave a yarn end all around a foot hexagon and pull it in. Stuff. Pull tight to close the opening. Sew feet to body.
  • For the tail, fold a green 4” hexagon in half and sew the sides as shown in the photo. Stuff.
  • There are three open hexagon sides. Sew the center side straight to the bottom of the body. Sew the other sides, slightly held in, up along the sides of the body up to about the middle of the body height. Use photos to guide you.
  • For the scales fold each hexagon in half and sew the sides together. Sew the scales along the seam of the tail as pictured.
  • For the hat, fold the hat hexagon in half as shown. Pull in the top fold to form a tip, then sew along the length of one hexagon side to form the hat. Very lightly stuff the hat, then position it onto the gnome’s head and body as pictured and secure with a few stitches (start in the back of the head for even distribution).

Options:

  • Make the TURTLEsaurus Rex without a hat and embroider eyes to make a cute baby or toddler pal.
  • Add a row of pearl beads along the mouth as teeth.
  • Make a woolen version using Plymouth Galway.
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About this yarn
by Plymouth Yarn
Worsted
75% Acrylic, 25% Wool
200 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: August 23, 2018
  • Updated: August 23, 2018