Dinosaur Amigurumi

Dinosaur Amigurumi

by Justyna Kacprzak

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Geared toward practitioners of amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed dolls, this is the only how-to book dedicated to dinosaur patterns. Learn how to crochet fourteen adorable prehistoric creatures to cuddle, from familiar species such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus to Mosasaurus, Edmontosaurus, and other lesser-known but equally lovable varieties.
Each project features complete, well-illustrated instructions, plus full-color photos of the finished model. The patterns are easy to follow and are suitable for crocheters at all skill levels, from novices to experienced hands.

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ISBN-13: 9780486805726
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 05/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Polish crochet designer Justyna Kacprzak publishes patterns on her website, www.cuteandkaboodle.com. Her self-published book is 12 Months in Amiland.

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Dinosaur Amigurumi


By Justyna Kacprzak

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 2015 Justyna Kacprzak
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-80572-6



CHAPTER 1

Dimetrodon


Materials:

Yarn

Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell for Bernat, 70g balls, each approx. 282yd/258m

• 1 skein in Jade Jersey


Hook

Size C (2.75mm)


Other

4.5mm safety eyes


TIP

The sail can be easily done in stripes with a contrasting color of your choice, as it's worked flat, from side to side.


Head, body and tail:

Starting at the head

Ch2

Rnd 1 6sc in 2nd ch from the hook (6sts)

Rnd 2 inc six times (12sts)

Rnd 3 (2sc, inc) four times (16sts)

Rnd 4 1sc, inc, (3sc, inc) three times, 2sc (20sts)

Rnd 5–Rnd 7 20sc (20sts)

Rnd 8 7sc, inc, 1sc, 3in1, 1sc, inc, 8sc (24sts)

Rnd 9 8sc, (inc, 1sc) four times, 8sc (28sts)

Rnd 10–Rnd 13 28sc (28sts)

Insert safety eyes between rounds 7 and 8. Start stuffing and continue adding more as you go.

Rnd 14 (5sc, dec) four times (24sts)

Rnd 15 2sc, dec, (4sc, dec) three times, 2sc (20sts)

Rnd 16 4sc, dec, (3sc, dec) twice, 4sc (17 sts)

Rnd 17 17sc (17 sts)

Rnd 18 (4sc, inc) three times, 2sc (20 sts)

Rnd 19 (inc, 3sc) five times (25 sts)

Rnd 20 (4sc, inc) five times (30 sts)

Rnd 21 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) five times, 2sc (36 sts)

Rnd 22–Rnd 23 36sc (36 sts)

Rnd 24 11sc, 3in1, 17sc, 3in1, 6sc (40 sts)

Rnd 25–Rnd 40 40sc (40 sts)

Rnd 41 21sc, dec, 5sc, dec, 10sc (38 sts)

Rnd 42 38sc (38 sts)

Rnd 43 18sc, dec, 9sc, dec, 7sc (36 sts)

Rnd 44 36sc (36 sts)

Rnd 45 (10sc, dec) three times (33 sts)

Rnd 46 4sc, dec, (9sc, dec) twice, 5sc (30 sts)

Rnd 47 30sc (30 sts)

Rnd 48 15sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 5sc, dec (27 sts)

Rnd 49 15sc, (dec, 3sc) twice, dec (24 sts)

Rnd 50 (2sc, dec) six times (18 sts)

Rnd 51–Rnd 52 18sc (18 sts)

Rnd 53 (4sc, dec) three times (15 sts)

Rnd 54 15sc (15 sts)

Rnd 55 (3sc, dec ) three times (12 sts)

Rnd 56 12sc (12 sts)

Rnd 57 (2sc, dec) three times (9 sts)

Rnd 58 9sc (9 sts)

Rnd 59 (1sc, dec) three times (6 sts)

Rnd 60 6sc (6 sts)

Rnd 61 dec three times (3 sts)

Fasten off leaving a piece of yarn for sewing. Sew the opening closed.


Sail:

Ch2

Row 1 3in1, ch1, turn (3 sts)

Row 2 in FLO: 1sc, 3in1, 1sc, ch1, turn (5 sts)

Row 3 2sc, 3in1, 2sc, ch1, turn (7 sts)

Row 4 in FLO: 2sc, inc, 3in1, inc, 2sc, ch1, turn (11 sts)

Row 5 4sc, inc, 3in1, inc, 4sc, ch1, turn (15 sts)

Row 6 in FLO: 7sc, 3in1, 7sc, ch1, turn (17 sts)

Row 7 7sc, inc, 3in1, inc, 7sc, ch1, turn (21 sts)

Row 8 in FLO: 10sc, 3in1, 10sc, ch1, turn (23 sts)

Row 9 10sc, inc, 3in1, inc, 10sc, ch1, turn (27 sts)

Row 10 in FLO: 13sc, 3in1, 13sc, ch1, turn (29 sts)

Row 11 14sc, 3in1, 14sc, ch1, turn (31 sts)

Row 12 in FLO: 31sc, ch1, turn (31 sts)

Row 13 31sc, ch1, turn (31 sts)

Row 14–Row 19 repeat rows 12–13

Row 20 in FLO: 14sc, sc3tog, 14sc, ch1, turn (29 sts)

Row 21 13sc, sc3tog, 13sc, ch1, turn (27 sts)

Row 22 in FLO: 10sc, dec, sc3tog, dec, 10sc, ch1, turn (23 sts)

Row 23 10sc, sc3tog, 10sc, ch1, turn (21 sts)

Row 24 in FLO: 7sc, dec, sc3tog, dec, 7sc, ch1, turn (17 sts)

Row 25 7sc, sc3tog, 7sc, ch1, turn (15 sts)

Row 26 in FLO: 4sc, dec, sc3tog, dec, 4sc, ch1, turn (11 sts)

Row 27 2sc, dec, sc3tog, dec, 2sc (7 sts)

Row 28 in FLO: 2sc, sc3tog, 2sc (5 sts)

Row 29 1sc, sc3tog, 1sc (3 sts)

The sail does not require stuffing. Fasten off, leaving a piece of yarn for sewing.


Leg (make 4):

Starting at the foot

Ch2

Rnd 1 6sc in the second ch from the hook (6 sts)

Rnd 2 inc six times (12 sts)

Rnd 3 3sc, in FLO: [1sc, 1dc, ch2, 1sl st] in each of the the next 3sc, 6sc (9sc + 3 claws)

Rnd 4 3sc, sk claw stitches, work 1sc in each of the back loops left while making the claws, 6sc (12 sts)

Rnd 5Rnd 6 12sc (12 sts)

Rnd 7 (1sc, dec) three times, 3sc (9 sts)

Stuff the foot and add more as you go.

Rnd 8Rnd 10 9sc (9 sts)

Rnd 11 (dec, 1sc) three times (6 sts)

Fasten off leaving a piece of yarn for sewing. Sew the opening closed.


Assembling:

Sew the sail on dinosaur's back, starting at round 20 (to approx. round 47).

Attach the legs on both sides of the body approx. between rounds 23 & 24 and 42 & 43. If you want the legs to be movable, make sure that the yarn end is pulled out on the side of the leg, 1–2 rounds below the opening. Next, insert the needle in the body and through to the other side. Be careful to go between the stitches rather than through them. Take the other limb and run the needle through it. Then, insert the needle into the body exactly in the same place where it came from. Repeat with the yarn end from the other leg.

CHAPTER 2

Ankylosaurus


Materials:

Yarn

Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell for Bernat, 70g balls, each approx. 282yd/258m

• 1 skein in Lemon Twill


Hook

Size C (2.75mm)


Other

2 4.5mm safety eyes


TIP

You can make more or fewer horns and attach them in different places to make your dino special and unique.

Head, body and tail:

Starting at the head

Rnd 1 6sc in 2nd ch from the hook (6 sts)

Rnd 2 inc six times (12 sts)

Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) six times (18 sts)

Rnd 4 18sc (18 sts)

Rnd 5 (5sc, inc) x 3 (21 sts)

Rnd 6 21sc (21 sts)

Rnd 7 3sc, inc, (6sc, inc) twice, 3sc (24 sts)

Rnd 8 24sc (24 sts)

Rnd 9 7sc, (inc, 2sc) five times, inc, 1sc (30 sts)

Rnd 10 13sc, (inc, 3sc) three times, 5sc (33 sts)

Rnd 11–Rnd 14 33sc (33 sts)

Rnd 15 10sc, bb, 9sc, bb, 9sc, bb, 2sc (33 sts)

Rnd 16 4sc, dec, (2sc, dec) three times, 5sc, (dec, 2sc) twice, 2sc (27 sts) Insert safety eyes between rounds 8 & 9, about 8 sts apart. Start stuffing and continue adding more as you go.

Rnd 17 13sc, (dec, bb sts) twice, dec, 6sc (24 sts)

Rnd 18 (2sc, dec) twice, 1sc, bb, 1sc, dec, 2sc, bb, 2sc, dec, 1sc, bb, dec (19 sts)

Rnd 19 12sc, sk1, 6sc (18 sts)

Rnd 20 3sc, 3in1, 5sc, bb, 2sc, 3in1, 2sc, bb, 2sc (22 sts)

Rnd 21 3sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 16sc (24 sts)

Rnd 22 1sc, inc, 7sc, inc, 1sc, (bb, 3sc) three times, bb (26 sts)

Rnd 23 6sc, inc, 7sc, inc, (4sc, inc) twice, 1sc (30 sts)

Rnd 24 (4sc, inc) three times, (2sc, bb, 1sc, inc) three times (36 sts)

Rnd 25 4sc, ch3, sk3, 2sc, ch3, sk3, 11sc, bb, 5sc, bb, 6sc (30 + 2 chsp sts)

Rnd 26 4sc, 1sc in each ch, 2sc, 1sc in each ch, 8sc, (bb, 3sc) four times (36 sts)

Rnd 27 19sc, bb, 3sc, bb, 1sc, bb, 3in1, bb, 1sc, bb, 3sc, bb, 2sc (38 sts)

Rnd 28 21sc, bb, 1sc, inc, bb, 1sc, dec, bb, inc, bb, 1sc, inc, bb, 4sc (40 sts)

Rnd 29 3sc, inc, 9sc, inc, 5sc, (bb, 3sc) twice, bb, 3in1, (bb, 3sc) twice, bb, 2sc (44 sts)

Rnd 30 23sc, (bb, 3sc) five times, 1sc (44 sts)

Rnd 31 21sc, (bb, 3sc) five times, bb, 2sc (44 sts)

Rnd 32 Repeat round 30

Rnd 33 dec, 18sc, inc, (bb, 3sc) five times (42 sts)

Rnd 34 Repeat round 30

Rnd 35 Repeat round 31

Rnd 36 Repeat round 30

Rnd 37 Repeat round 31

Rnd 38 Repeat round 30

Rnd 39 Repeat round 32

Rnd 40 Repeat round 30

Rnd 41 Repeat round 31

Rnd 42 Repeat round 30

Rnd 43 Repeat round 32

Rnd 44 Repeat round 30

Rnd 45 5sc, ch3, sk3, 4sc, ch3, sk3, 5sc, dec, (bb, 3sc) five times, dec (36 sc + 2 ch3 sp sts)

Rnd 46 2sc, dec, 1sc, 1sc in each ch, 4sc, 1sc in each ch, 3sc, dec, 4sc, (bb, 3sc) four times, bb, 1sc (40 sts)

Rnd 47 19sc, dec (bb, 3sc) four times, bb, dec, (38 sts)

Rnd 48 (4sc, dec) three times, 3sc, (bb, 1sc, dec) three times, bb, dec (30 sts)

Rnd 49 (2sc, dec) four times, (2sc, bb sts) four times, 2sc (26 sts)

Rnd 50 (dec, 1sc) five times, (bb, 2sc) three times, dec (20 sts)

Rnd 51 1sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 12sc (18 sts)

Rnd 52 10sc, bb, 2sc, bb, 4sc (18 sts)

Rnd 53 18sc (18 sts)

Rnd 54 1sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 3sc, bb, dec, 3sc (15 sts)

Rnd 55–Rnd 57 15sc (15 sts)

Rnd 58 (3sc, dec) three times (12 sts)

Rnd 59 12sc (12 sts)

Rnd 60. (2sc, dec) three times (9 sts)

Rnd 61 9sc (9 sts)

Rnd 62 1sc, 3in1, 3sc, 3in1, 3sc (13 sts)

Rnd 63 2sc, 3in1, 5sc, 3in1, 4sc (17 sts)

Rnd 64 17sc (17 sts)

Rnd 68 2sc, sc3tog, 2sc, dec, 2sc, sc3tog, 3sc (12 sts)

Rnd 69 (1sc, dec) four times (8 sts)

Rnd 70 dec four times (4 sts)

Fasten off, sew the opening closed.


Horns

You can stuff the horns lightly.


Bigger horn (make 2):

Ch2

Rnd 1 4sc in 2nd ch from the hook (4 sts)

Rnd 2 (inc, 1sc) twice (6 sts)

Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) three times (9 sts)

Rnd 4 inc twice, 7sc (11 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a piece of yarn for sewing.


Smaller horn (make 2):

Ch2

Rnd 1 4sc in 2nd ch from the hook (4 sts)

Rnd 2 (inc, 1sc) twice (6 sts)

Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) three times (9 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a piece of yarn for sewing.


Legs:

We will now work in each chsp hole to make legs.

Join yarn to the first sc skipped in round 25, ch 1.

Rnd 1 1sc in each sc (3), inc in the side of sc (2), 1sc in each ch (3), inc in the side of sc (2) (10 sts)

Rnd 2–Rnd 4 10sc (10 sts)

Rnd 5 inc three times, 3sc, inc, 3sc (14 sts)

Rnd 6 (inc, 1sc) four times, 6sc (18 sts)

Rnd 7 18sc (18 sts)

Rnd 8 (1sc, dec) six times (12 sts)

Stuff the leg.

Rnd 9 dec six times (6sts)

Fasten off, sew the opening closed. Repeat for every hole (rounds 25 and 45).

Assembling:

Sew the horns symmetrically on both sides of the head, approx. between rounds 13 & 15.

CHAPTER 3

Pachycephalosaurus


Materials:

Yarn

Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell for Bernat, 70g balls, each approx. 282yd/258m

• 1 skein in Lemon Twill

• 1 skein in Cotton Harvest


Hook

Size C (2.75mm)


Other

6mm safety eyes


TIP

You can try joining rounds 1–8 with a sl so that the spikes are distributed more evenly.

Head:

Starting at the top

Ch2

Rnd 1 6sc in 2nd ch from the hook (6sts)

Rnd 2 inc six times (12sts)

Rnd 3 (1sc, inc) six times (18sts)

Rnd 4 (2sc, inc) six times (24sts)

Rnd 5 1sc, (inc, 3sc) five times, inc, 2sc (30sts)

Rnd 6–Rnd 7 30sc (30sts)

Rnd 8 1sc, *change to CC, [1sc, ch2, 1sl in the 2nd ch, 1sc where the last sc was made] in the next st, change to MC, 2sc*, rep from * to * 8 times, change to CC, [1sc, ch2, 1sl in the 2nd ch, 1sc where the last sc was made], 1sc (30sc plus spikes)

Rnd 9 2sc, (sk spike, 3sc) four times, sk spike, inc, 3in1, inc, (sk spike, 3sc) four times, sk spike, 1sc (34sts)

Rnd 10 15sc, inc, 1sc, 3in1, 1sc, inc, 14sc (38sts)

Rnd 11 3sc, *change to CC [1sc, ch3, 1sc in 2nd and 3rd ch, 1 sc where the last sc was made], in the next st, change to MC*, 2sc, repeat once more, 8sc, inc, *change to CC [1sc, ch1, 1sl where the last sc was made], in the next st, change to MC*, 2sc, 3in1, 2sc, change to CC [1sc, ch1, 1sl where the last sc was made], in the next st, change to MC, inc, 8sc, *change to CC [1sc, ch3, 1 sc in the 2nd and 3rd ch, 1sc where the lawas made], in the next st, change to MC, 2 sc*, repeat once more (41sc plus horns).

Rnd 12 4sc, sk spike, 3sc, sk spike, 10sc, sk spike, 2sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 2sc, sk spike, 11sc, sk spike, 3sc, sk spike, 2sc (42sts)

Rnd 13 – Rnd 16 42sc (42sts)

Insert safety eyes between rounds 11 & 12, on both sides of the muzzle. Start stuffing and continue adding more as you go.

Rnd 17 15sc, dec, 4sc, dec twice, 4sc, dec, 11sc (38sts)

Rnd 18 12sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 2sc, dec, 4sc, dec, 8sc (34sts)

Rnd 19 1sc, dec, 11sc, (dec, 2sc) three times, 8sc (30sts)

Rnd 20 (3sc, dec) six times (24sts)

Rnd 21 8sc, (sc3tog, 1sc) three times, 4sc (18sts)

Rnd 22–Rnd 23 18sc (18sts)

Rnd 24 10sc, inc, 7sc (19sts)

Rnd 25 9sc, inc, 2sc, inc, 6sc (21sts)

Rnd 26 (6sc, inc) three times (24sts)

Rnd 27–Rnd 28 24sc (24sts)

Rnd 29 9sc, ch3, sk3, 5sc, ch3, sk3, 4sc (18 + 2 ch-3sps)

Rnd 30 9sc, 1sc in each ch, 2sc, inc, 2sc, 1sc in each ch, 4sc (25sts)

Rnd 31 (4sc, inc) five times (30sts)

You may want to move to making the arms now, as it'll be easier to stuff them and secure the ends at this point. This can, however, be done at the very end as well.

Rnd 32 30sc (30sts)

Rnd 33 2sc, inc, (5sc, inc) four times, 3sc (35sts)

Rnd 24–Rnd 35 35sc (35sts)

Rnd 36 (6sc, inc) five times (40sts)

Rnd 37 40sc (40sts)

Rnd 38 5sc, 3in1, 34sc (42sts)

Rnd 39 6sc, 3in1, 16sc, dec, 5sc, dec, 10sc (42sts)

Rnd 40 4sc, inc, 5sc, inc, 10sc, dec, 11sc, dec, 6sc (42sts)

Rnd 41–Rnd 42 42sc (42sts)

Rnd 43 4sc, dec, ch5, sk5, dec, (5sc, dec) four times, 1sc (36 plus ch5sp)

Rnd 44 5sc, 1sc in each ch, 8sc, (dec, 4sc) three times (33sts)

Rnd 45 15sc, (dec, 3sc) three times, 3sc (30sts)

Rnd 46 3sc, dec, (2sc, dec) twice, 4sc, dec, (3sc, dec) twice, 1sc (24sts)

You may want to move to making the tail now, as it'll be easier to stuff it and secure the ends at this point. This can, however, be done after the body is finished.

Rnd 47 (dec, 2sc) six times (18sts)

Rnd 48 (1sc, dec) six times (12sts)

Rnd 49 dec six times (6sts)

Fasten off, sew the opening closed.


Arms

If you're making the arms after finishing round 31, stuff them when you're done sewing the opening closed. If you make them at the end, stuff them at round 6 and add a bit more stuffing later, if needed.


Right arm:

Join yarn to the first sc skipped in round 29, ch1 (in the first hole – to make the right arm).

Rnd 1 1sc in each sc (3), 1sc in the side of sc (1), 1sc in each ch (3), 1sc in the side of sc (1) (8sts)

Rnd 2–Rnd 4 8sc (8sts)

Rnd 5 dec, 2sc, 3in1, 1sc, dec (8sts)

Rnd 6 (inc, 3sc) twice (10sts)

Rnd 7 10sc (10sts)

Rnd 8 dec five times (5sts)

Fasten off, sew the opening closed.


Left arm:

Join yarn to the first sc skipped in round 29, ch1 (in the second hole–to make the left arm sts).

Rnd 1 1sc in each sc (3), 1sc in the side of sc (1), 1sc in each ch (3), 1sc in the side of sc (1) (8sts)

Rnd 2–Rnd 4 8sc (8sts)

Rnd 5 3in1, 1sc, dec twice, 2sc (8sts)

Rnd 6 1sc, inc, 3sc, inc, 2sc (10sts)

Rnd 7 10sc (10sts)

Rnd 8 dec five times (5sts)

Fasten off, sew the opening closed.


Tail:

If you're making the tail after finishing round 46, stuff it when you're done sewing the opening closed. If you make it at the end, stuff it at round 8, adding a bit more stuffing as you go.

Join yarn to the first sc skipped in round 43, ch 1.

Rnd 1 1sc in each of the first 2sc, inc in next sc, 1sc in each of the next 2sc (6), 1sc in the side of sc (1), 1sc in each of the first 2ch, inc in next ch, 1sc in each of the next 2ch (6), 1sc in the side of sc (1) (14sts)

Rnd 2–Rnd 6 14sc (14sts)

Rnd 7 (dec, 5sc) twice (12sts)

Rnd 8 12sc (12sts)

Rnd 9 (2sc, dec) three times (9sts)

Rnd 10 9sc (9sts)

Rnd 11 (1sc, dec) three times (6sts)

Fasten off, sew the opening closed.

Leg (make 2):


Starting at the foot

Ch5

Rnd 1 1sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 2sc, 4in1, 2sc, inc (11sts)

Rnd 2 inc, 2sc, inc four times, 2sc, inc twice (18sts)

Rnd 3 inc, 3sc, (inc, 1sc) four times, 2sc, (inc, 1sc) twice (25sts)

Rnd 4–Rnd 6 25sc (25sts)

Rnd 7 4sc, (dec, 1sc) five times, 6sc (20sts)

Rnd 8 dec, 3sc, sc3tog three times, 3sc, dec, 1sc (12sts)

Rnd 9–Rnd 13 12sc (12sts)

Stuff the leg and continue adding more as you go.

Rnd 14 6sc, 3in1, 5sc (14sts)

Rnd 15 (inc, 6sc) twice (16sts)

Rnd 16–Rnd 18 16sc (16sts)

Rnd 19 (dec, 2sc) four times (12sts)

Rnd 20 dec six times (6sts)

Fasten off, leaving a piece of yarn for sewing.


Assembling:

Attach the legs on both sides of the body approx. between rounds 44 & 45. If you want the legs to be movable, make sure that the yarn end is pulled out on the side of the leg, 1–2 rounds below the opening. Next, insert the needle in the body and through to the other side. Be careful to go between the stitches rather than through them. Take the other limb and run the needle through it. Then, insert the needle into the body exactly in the same place where it came from.

Repeat with the yarn end from the other leg.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Dimetrodon,
Ankylosaurus,
Pachycephalosaurus,
Stegosaurus,
Mosasaurus,
Corythosaurus,
Apatosaurus,
Tyrannosaurus rex,
Tropeognathus,
Edmontosaurus,
Triceratops,
Elasmosaurus,
Pterodactyl,
Parasaurolophus,

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Dinosaur Amigurumi 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Absolutely adorable amigurumi! A nice variety of dinosaurs, and the directions look to be easy to follow and offer different options for a few of the designs. I am really looking forward to trying these out--especially the cutie on the cover!
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Amigurumi is, apparently, the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed dolls and this one is filled with instructions to make fourteen different dinosaur-type creatures. The patterns are clear, the photographic images of the finished dinosaurs brilliant and the whole book is amazing! I don’t think it is designed for the absolute beginner but will be welcomed by anyone who is used to following crocheting instructions - it may even tempt me to try a different form of needlecraft! I have friends who will love this book and look forward to seeing some of them creating their own versions of these delightful dinosaurs! Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.