Candysaurus Rex

Gobbler of candy corn, the Candysaurus Rex is here for some Halloween fun! Dress him up for trick or treating with a matching treat bag and mask or leave him as-is for the perfect year-round toy.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 10” tall

Gauge: 22 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Sc

Materials

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Wool; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): Bamboo Heather (MC, 1 ball), Coal (CC1, 1 ball), Semolina (CC2, 1 ball)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, black plastic craft eyes (12 mm), polyester fiberfill

Pattern Notes

The dinosaur is made in separate pieces and then sewn together.

Each piece is worked in the round.

Pattern

Head

With MC, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (30 sc)

Rnds 6-12: Sc into each st.

Rnd 13: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts. (32 sts)

Rnd 14: Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts. (34 sts)

Rnd 15: Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts. (36 sts)

Rnd 16: Sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts. (38 sts)

Rnds 17-24: Sc in each st.

Rnd 25: Sc in next 17 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 17 sts. (36 sts)

Rnd 26: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * 12 times. (24 sts)

Rnd 27: Sc2tog 12 times. (12 sts)

Note: Stuff the Head now and add the safety eyes in Rnd 15.

Rnd 28: Sc2tog 6 times. (6 sts)

Fasten off.

Body

With MC, ch 25, sl st to first ch to join and work in the rnd. (24 ch)

Rnds 1-7: Sc in each st.

Rnd 8: Sc into next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 10 sts. (26 sc)

Rnd 9: Sc in each st.

Rnd 10: Sc into next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 10 sts. (28 sc)

Rnd 11: Sc in each st.

Rnd 12: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts. (30 sc)

Rnd 13: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts. (32 sc)

Rnd 14: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts. (34 sc)

Rnd 15: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts. (36 sc)

Rnd 16: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc into next 14 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts. (38 sc)

Rnds 17-23: Sc in each st.

Rnd 24: Sc in next 10 sts, sc2tog 9 times, sc in next 10 sts. (29 sc)

Rnd 25: Sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog 9 times, sc in next 6 sts. (20 sc)

Rnd 26: Sc2tog 10 times. (10 sc)

Fasten off.

Arms (make 2)

With MC, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc in adjustable ring at the end of this rnd)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)

Rnds 3-10: Sc in each st.

Fasten off.

Legs (make 2)

With MC, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc in adjustable ring at the end of this rnd)

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sc)

Rnds 5-9: Sc in each st.

Rnd 10: *Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sc)

Rnd 11: *Sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * 5 more times. (12 sc)

Rnds 12-16: Sc in each st.

Note: Stuff Leg.

Rnd 17: Sc2tog 6 times. (6 sc)

Fasten off.

Tail

With MC, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into adjustable ring. Do not sl st to join. (6 sc in adjustable ring at the end of this rnd)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st.

Rnd 3: Work 2 sc in each st. (12 sc)

Rnd 4: Sc in each st.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (18 sc)

Rnds 6-7: Sc in each st.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 5 more times. (24 sc)

Rnds 9-11: Sc in each st.

Rnd 12: Sc2tog, sc in next 22 sts. (23 sc)

Rnd 13: Sc2tog, sc in next 21 sts. (22 sc)

Rnd 14: Sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts. (21 sc)

Fasten off.

Treat Bag

With CC1, ch 25, sl st to first ch to join and work in the rnd. (24 ch)

Rnds 1-9: Sc in each st.

Treat Bag should be a tube. Use tapestry needle to sew shut the bottom of the bag.

Attach yarn to one side at the top of Bag, ch 15, sl st to opposite side of the top of Bag and tie off to form shoulder strap

Make Candy

With CC2, work an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: Sc 6 times into adjustable ring. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 times into each st. (12 sc)

Ch 3, dc 3 times into same st to form triangle shape on side of candy.

Cut yarn and rep on opposite side of candy circle.

Mask

With CC1, ch 13, sl st to first ch to make the first eyehole loop.

Ch 20, sl st to 13th ch to form a second eyehole loop.

Note: You should now have 2 loops with a short middle section connecting them, looking like the middle of a pair of glasses. Turn and begin working around the first loop.

Rnd 1: Sc 2 times in each ch around first loop, sc 1 time in each ch across middle section, sc 2 times in each sc around second loop. You should be back at the middle section but now on the other side of it. Sc 1 time in each ch across the middle section, but now along the opposite side of your first sts. (2 26-st loops and 1 7-st straight middle section)

Rnd 2: Sc 1 time in each st all the way around Mask.

To make the strap, try the Mask on the Dinosaur’s face. Attach yarn at one side and ch a strap around the head to the desired size, then attach to the other side of the mask. In the pictured Mask, there were 14 chs

Finishing

Stuff Body through the neck and sew onto Head with pot belly facing forward.

Lightly stuff Arms and sew to the sides of Body at shoulders.

Sew Legs to sides of Body at hips. The skinny part at the bottom of the leg is the foot, make sure it is at the bottom, facing forward at an angle.

Stuff Tail and sew to rump.

Sew Candy onto Treat Bag.

Weave in any ends.

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