Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Ta-dah! Plod the Triceratops!

Hi everyone!

I'm zipping through the new Heidi Bears patterns at the moment - managed to get Plod the Triceratops done over the weekend!


He is so small - he can comfortably stand on my hand. A friend on instagram dubbed him the Tricera-tot! I might need to go up a hook size for the next one, as clearly my tension is getting out of hand...


But look at that tail! So cute!! 


The only thing I would change is to make the face in the african flower pieces and the frill in the plain colour (instead of the other way around), and possibly make the horns a little wider at the base. 


But I still can't get enough of this little guy, he is just adorable :D Plod is visiting my parents in the country at the moment, both for the fresh air and his acupuncture treatment (also known as planning out a candy colour scheme for this design). 

IN OTHER NEWS...

Anne and I are working on a super secret project with a big yarn company at the moment - there will be a giveaway soon, so watch this space!! 

16 comments :

  1. Wow, look at this cutie! Can't help but love him! xx

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  2. It looks lovely! I have to try out those pattern myself, I love those little African-Flower Animals that you make!

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    1. Thanks Emma! The patterns are so beautifully written and straightforward - I cannot recommend Heidi Bears enough :)

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  3. He is incredibly cute isn't he!!! Looking forward to hearing more about your secret project! xx

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  4. Oh, that Plod is a darling! You can tell that he is a happy sort of Triceratops.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. He really is! I almost want to embroider a little smile on his cute little face!

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  5. He's amazing! I love the colours and he is v v cute!

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  6. Wow! Your secret project sounds very exciting! Obviously a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes and between your two worlds ;-)
    How do you do it?
    Your little triceratops is gorgeous and your crochet, as always, is exquisite with your attention to detail. Have fun with the candy. :-)

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    1. Thanks Jodie! Secret project is revealed today :D :D :D

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  7. Hi please can you tell me what weight yarn you used and what size hook. I have made a large plod but I am really struggling with the horns. have you got any tips thank you

    Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! I used a fine 4 ply yarn and a 1.5mm hook. The horns... I don't really have any tips, they're hard going. You could try working them in the opposite direction; that is, start with a magic circle at the tip of each horn and follow the pattern in reverse! I've done this with the unicorn horn and it worked much better.

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  8. These animals are beautiful, I just wish someone would do a tutorial on You Tube to show how to assemble them - Will it be you????

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    1. It will not be me! The pattern is designed by the extremely talented HeidiBears and I have no right to make videos of anyone else’s design. Heidi does have a video tutorial of the JAYG method which might help you: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EeeNhy5jQ7Q

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