Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DJ the Dino, as named by Oliver

So, one day my son (7) comes up to me and asks me if I am done making a crocheted bag I was working on. I told him almost, why? He then proceeded to say, well I want a long neck Dino and I want half of it to be orange and half to be green. I say uh, ok, well I will have to see what I can find.

I finish the bag (which was really cute btw) and started working on some other orders. Oliver (my son) comes up to me and says mom, you were supposed to make my dinosaur.

I told him I didn't forget, but I actually did....LOL

So I went searching for a long neck dinosaur crochet pattern. I checked Etsy, Ravelry, and just plain ol Google. I found this one - Apatosaurus Dinosaur on Ravelry.
Here is her picture. Isn't he cute???

We went yarn shopping together and Oliver picked out a light green for the bulky yarn, and a orange for the worsted weight. This Dino is crocheted using two strands of yarn at the same time (one super bulky, and one medium).

Slowly over the next couple of days I worked on DJ. Oliver had already named him before I even started making him. :)
Here is my finished DJ -

The pattern was fun and easy to do. I am now working on a purple and white one for my daughter. I hope to have her finished soon!