Sumikko Gurashi Dinosaur
In Japanese, this little creature is named as とかげ (tokage), which means lizard. You may wonder: why do you write it as Dinosaur? There is a story behind it. It is actually an aquatic dinosaur but it usually poses as a lizard because it is afraid of being captured. He was separated from his mother and travel along to the corner. His favorite food is fish which made him friend with Neko. Sometimes he will catch fresh fish for Neko as well. What a friendly sumikko 🙂
How to crochet Sumikko Gurashi Dinosaur
Pale Blue(for body, hand and spikes)
White (for tummy)
Safety eyes (2mm)
I used 4/0 here but any hook that fit your yarn would do
for sewing the parts together
Abbreviations (US terms):
- sl st - slip stitch
- ch(s) - chain(s)
- sc - single crochet
- st - stitch
- sc inc - 2 single crochet in 1 stitch
- sc dec - 1 single crochet in 2 stitch
- dc - double crochet
Dinosaur Body Crochet Pattern:
In Pale Blue yarn, make a Magic Circle with 8sc. Close the circle with sl st. (8st)
In the following rows, start with a sl st and close the round with sl st.
1 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 3 times. (12st)
1 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (18st)
2 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (24st)
1sc in each st. (24st)
3 sc, 1sc inc in next st. Repeat 5 times. (30st)
1sc in each st. (30st)
16 sc in Pale Blue. Attach White Yarn and 4 sc. Change back to Pale Blue for the rest of the round. (30st)
15 sc in Pale Blue. 6 sc in White. Change back to Pale Blue for the rest of the round. (30st)
1 sc, 1sc dec in next st. 3 sc, 1sc dec in next st. Repeat 1 time. 3 sc. Change to White. 1sc dec in next st. 3 sc. Change back to Pale Blue. 1 sc dec, 3 sc, 1sc dec, 2sc.(24st)
1sc dec in next st. Repeat 5 times. Chang to White. 1sc dec in next st. Repeat 1 time. Change back to Pale Blue. 1sc dec in next st. Repeat 4 times. Start stuffing.(12st)
1sc dec in next st. Repeat 5 times. Stuff and fasten off. (6st)
The body of Sumikko Gurashi Dinosuar is formed.
- Change to White Yarn for stitch with Pale Blue Circle.
Dinosaur Hands Crochet Pattern:
In Pale Blue yarn, make a Magic Circle. 2 ch, 1dc, 2ch. Close the circle with sl st.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the body.
Crochet tips and tricks: Sewing hands onto the body
Here is the tip to sew the little hands well onto the body (From left to right, top to bottom):
- When you close the circle, do not completely close it. Gently pull the yarn and leave it open with the width of the stitches in the round.
- Sew it diagonally on the position.
- Sew it right on top of the white belly.
- Both hands should be facing diagonally down.
Dinosaur Spikes Crochet Pattern:
In Pale Blue yarn, make 8 chains as row 1
Row 2: ch2, in the first chain of the row, *1dc, ch2 and sl st in the same st. Sl st, ch 2 in the next st.* Repeat * for twice. Then in the next st, 1dc, ch2 and sl st in the same st again. Sl st on the last st on the row.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the back of the Sumikko Dinosaur.
Sewing spikes onto the back of dinosaur
Dinosaur Face Details:
Add some glue on the tip of the safety eyes, and insert at around 7-8 rows.
In black thread, embroidery the shape of mouth on 1 row below the eyes.
Yay! It's done~
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