Yoshi

3mm

Double knitting yarn (US light worsted weight: Australia, 8 ply)
25g Main colour Green, Pink or Blue
10g White
10g Yellow
10g Orange
10g Lilac (blue dinosaur only)
10g Red
Stitch marker (scrap of yarn)
Toy Stuffing
3.00mm crochet hook
Darning needle
Scissors
Ruler
Fabric glue
Black and white felt, for the eyes
Sewing needle and black and white thread (if you are sewing the eyes on)
Pen
Paper
Thin card

Each piece is worked in continuous rounds (spirals) unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
Place a stitch marker at the end of the round (move the stitch marker up after each round)

cm = centimetre MC= main colour Rnd = round
sl-st = slip stitch ch= chain
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together
( ) = number of stitches at the end of the round or row [ ] = instructions to be repeatedAbbreviations

Rnd 1: using MC, make a magic circle with 6dc (6) Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around (12) Rnd 3: [1dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (18) Rnd 4: 1dc in each dc around (18) Rnd 5: [1dc in the next 2dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (24) Rnd 6: 1dc in each dc around (24) Rnd 7: [1dc in the next 3dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (30) Rnd 8: 1dc in each dc around (30) Rnd 9: [1dc in the next 4dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (36) Rnd 10-14: 1dc in each dc around (36) Rnd 15: [1dc in the next 4dc, dc2tog] x6 (30) Rnd 16: [1dc in the next 3dc, dc2tog] x6 (24) Rnd 17: [1dc in the next 2dc, dc2tog] x6 (18) Stuff the head. Rnd 18: [1dc in the next dc, dc2tog] x6 (12) Fasten off leaving a tail, add more stuffing if needed. Flatten the head by placing it on to a hard surface and firmly pressing down with your hand.

Rnd 1: using MC, make a magic circle with 6dc (6) Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around (12)
Rnd 3: [1dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (18) Rnd 4: [1dc in the next 2dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (24) Rnd 5: [1dc in the next 3dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (30) Rnd 6: [1dc in the next 4dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (36) Rnd 7-9: 1dc in each dc around (36)
Rnd 10: [1dc in the next 4dc, dc2tog] x6 (30)
Rnd 11: 1dc in each dc around (30)
Rnd 12: [1dc in the next 3dc, dc2tog] x6 (24)
Rnd 13: 1dc in each dc around (24)
Rnd 14: [1dc in the next 2dc, dc2tog] x6 (18)
Fasten off leaving a tail, stuff the nose.

Rnd 1: using white, make a magic circle with 6dc (6) Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around (12)
Rnd 3: [1dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (18) Rnd 4: [1dc in the next 2dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (24) Sl-st the next 2dc, fasten off leaving a tail.

Rnd 1: using orange, make a magic circle with 6dc (6) Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around (12)
Rnd 3-5: 1dc in each dc around (12)
Fasten off leaving a tail, lightly stuff.

Rnd 1: Using MC, make a magic circle with 6dc (6) Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around (12)
©2015 Beverley Arnold
Rnd 3: [1dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (18) Rnd 4: [1dc in the next 2dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (24) Rnd 5: [1dc in the next 3dc, 2dc in the next dc] x6 (30) Rnd 6-10: 1dc in each dc around (30)
Rnd 11: [1dc in the next 3dc, dc2tog] x6 (24) Rnd 12: 1dc in each dc around (24)
Rnd 13: [1dc in the next 2dc, dc2tog] x6 (18) Rnd 14: 1dc in each dc around (18)
Stuff the body.
Rnd 15: [1dc in the next dc, dc2tog] x6 (12) Add more stuffing if needed.
Rnd 16: [dc2tog] x6 (6)
Fasten off.

Rnd 1: using MC, make a magic circle with 6dc (6)
Rnd 2: 2dc in each de around (12)
Rnd 3-8: 1dc in each de around (12)
Fasten off leaving a tail, don’t stuff.
Flatten the arm, sew the open edges together.

Rnd 1: using MC, make a magic circle Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around (10)
Rnd 3-7: 1dc in each dc around (10) Fasten off leaving a tail, stuff each leg.

Rnd 1: using yellow, make a magic circle with 6dc (6) Rnd 2: 2dc in each dc around (12) Rnd 3: [2dc in the next 3dc, 1dc in the next 3dc] x2 (18) Rnd 4: 1dc in each dc around (18) Rnd 5: change to orange (lilac), 1dc in each dc around (18) Rnd 6: [dc2tog x3, 1dc in the next 3dc] x2(12) Lightly stuff. Rnd 7: [dc2tog] x6 (6) Fasten off leaving a tail, sew up the hole.

Begin at the tail end

Row 1: using white, ch4, start in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in the next 3ch (3)
Row 2: ch1, turn, 1dc in the next 3dc (3)
Row 3: ch1, turn, 2dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc (5)
Row 4: ch1, turn, 2dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 3dc, 2dc in the next dc (7)
Row 5: ch1, turn, 2dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next 5dc, 2dc in the next dc (9)
Row 6-20: ch1, turn, 1dc in each dc across (9)
Row 21: ch1, turn, dc2tog, 1dc in the next 5dc, dc2tog (7)
Row 22: ch1, turn, dc2tog, 1dc in the next 3dc, dc2tog (5)
Row 23: ch1, turn, dc2tog, 1dc in the next dc, dc2tog (3)
Fasten off leaving a tail.

Begin at the tail end

Row 1: using white, ch4, start in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in the next 3ch (3)
Row 2: ch1, turn, 1dc in the next 3dc (3)
Row 3: ch1, turn, 2dc in the next dc, 1dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc (5)

1: measure the width of 8 stitches across the head and the height of 9 rounds. Then draw a rectangle onto a piece of paper using these measurements.

2: mark the centre of the rectangle length ways.

3: draw half of a heart shape in one of the halves.

4: cut the rectangle out and fold in half length ways down the centre.

5: cut out the half of heart that you drew on one side, you should now have a heart shape.

6: cut off the point of the heart, you don’t need it.

 

1: measure the width of 2 stitches across the head and the height of 4 rounds.
2: draw a rectangle using these measurements.
3: round off each corner.
4: cut out the pupil.
5: glue both templates onto the thin card.
6: cut out the templates when the glue has dried.

1: using the eye template, place onto the white felt and draw around it.
2: cut out the eyes.
3: (make 2) using the pupil template place it onto the black felt and draw around it.
4: cut out the pupils.
5: glue or sew the pupils onto the white of the eyes.

Nose: pin the nose onto the centre of the head 2 rounds up from the open end of the head. (Don’t sew on yet)
Cheeks: pin the cheeks onto the head either side of the nose with the bottom of the cheeks level with the bottom of the nose.
Remove the nose, sew around 3 quarters of the cheek then push some stuffing under it to raise the cheek, finish off sewing the cheek on.

Nose: pin the nose back onto the head, 2 rounds up from the open end of the head, covering 7 rounds of the head and just touching each cheek, sew in place. Spikes: flatten each spike, pin the first spike onto the back of the head in the centre and 3 rounds down from the magic circle of the head and covering 5 rounds of the head, pin the second and third spikes on directly behind each other.

All three should fit onto the back of the head ( you may have to move them closer to the magic circle on the head if your spikes have turned out a bit bigger)

Tail: sew the tail onto the body 3 rounds up from the magic circle on the body and covering 5 rounds of the body.

Tummy patch: pin the tail end of the tummy patch onto the underneath of the tail and up to the open end of the body, sew in place.

Arms: sew the edge of the arms onto either side of the body, 3 rounds down from the open end of the body and covering 4 rounds of the body, the tip of the arm should overlap onto the tummy patch.

Legs and feet: sew the open end of the leg onto the orange (lilac) side of the foot, with the leg level with the bottom of the foot.

Eyes: glue or sew the eyes onto the head with the straight edge touching the nose.

Attaching legs: using a length of MC yarn, sew the legs onto either side of the tummy patch and in line with the arms.

Head: sew the open end of the head over the open end of the body.
Shell: pin the shell onto the back of the body in between the tail and the last head spike, attach the shell onto the body by sewing around the colour change of the shell.

Eyes: glue or sew the eyes onto the head with the straight edge touching the nose.