For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about ROARtastic Dinosaur Crafts that you and the little ones in your life are sure to love.
Dinosaurs, although we know so little about them, are fascinating creatures. It’s such a fantastic thing that that kind of animals walked this earth a million years ago.
That said, I’m relieved they aren’t alive today! Imagine a 90 ft long diplodocus plodding by the house!
No thank you! I prefer my dinosaurs as a beautiful handmade plushy, or a cute cross stitch wall hanging.
But before that, a little chapter from my current crafting journey.
On My Needles
My Ridged Shawl is coming along, and I have enjoyed seeing the colors change.
As the repeating lace pattern is easy, I am finding that my knitting is getting a little quicker.
I am a little concerned about when the pattern asks for me to pick up stitches for the edge that doesn’t have the increases.
I have not done this before!
If any of you can share an excellent knitting tutorial for picking up stitches, please place the links in the comments below.
I would appreciate any help 🙂
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Talking about knitting up quickly, I’ve read articles from knitting experts that as a beginner knitter, choosing bulky yarns is the go.
Knit Picks Mighty Stitch which comes in Bulky and Super Bulky would be a good choice.
What attracted me to this yarn was that it is machine washable and you can even tumble dry it on low.
This Week’s Top 10 in Craft – Dinosaur Crafts
The times I have been knitting lately made me think of the quote –
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” – Hermann Hesse
I’ve shared articles on the health benefits of knitting and how some people find knitting is their meditation.
I can get to a place of stillness and sanctuary in my mind when I knit.
It’s a beautiful space.
How about you? Do you find knitting is your quiet time?
Here is the crafty goodness for this week… Enjoy!
A Knitted Pillow Design That Goes Roar!!
What an adorable knitted pillow by Whitney Webster.
Her Ravelry pattern is suited to intermediate knitters and is available to buy in her store.
The dino fans in your life would love a pillow like this 🙂
Dudly is an easy amigurumi pattern and is available as a free pattern Ravelry download by Marleen Hartog.
Thanks, Marleen, Dudly, the Dinosaur, is so cute.
A perfect idea for a crocheted softie gift.
Crafty Pets With A Difference
Douglas Diplodocus and Sunshine Stegosaurus could become your new pets!
Follow Kate’s sewing tutorial on how to create these dino softies.
The downloadable pattern is available on the Craft Train.
Dinosaur Jnr: Stegasaurus
Katie Boyette Designs has created a knitted softie pattern.
It is easy to knit up, and the free pattern, with the materials required and instructions, is available on her website.
Easy DIY Bag Tutorial
Do you know a little one who is super keen on dinosaurs?
They’d love this dino bag.
Follow Havalah’s sewing tutorial on Sister What for the instructions and materials needed.
An Embroidery Pattern For A Nursery Or Kid’s Room
A template for a demure dinosaur to embroider.
It would make a lovely decoration in a bedroom or nursery.
Download Mollie’s free template from her site Wild Olive.
A Fun Way With Felt
What an easy way to jazz up a plain t-shirt for a child.
Dinosaur enthusiasts would be happy to wear it 🙂
Follow Zoe’s sewing tutorial on The Handmade Adventures of Captain Crafty.
Origami Pop Up Invitations
This is an excellent idea for a party invitation.
Using origami techniques, make a pop-up dinosaur invite.
Follow Lisa Tilse’s tutorial with step by step instructions and photos to guide you.
Gigantic Stuffed Dinosaur Pattern Review by Lisa at Cucicucicoo
Lisa from Cucicucicoo knew that her son would love this huge stuffed dinosaur pattern, that she found on Pinterest.
Lisa shares what went well and what didn’t go so well in her sewing experience of this pattern.
There is some extra guidance, which is helpful.
One For The Kids
A perfect activity for some craft time with your young Dinosaur fans.
An easy craft to do for kids and creating the green tissue paper balls is calming and looks so effective.
Follow Jeanette’s tutorial on Mom Unleashed.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration.
Some of these Dinosaur crafts are so sweet!
Please share any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂