Come join our creative community crochet along event and create a Dexter. Make friends and create a darling dinosaur of your own!
It is time for another community Crochet Along, and Dexter was the most requested to be next! It is no wonder, what a delightful dinosaur he is! February is going to be one dino-mite of an event!
What is a crochet along?
A crochet along (CAL for short) is so much fun! At the surface, it is an event where a bunch of people get together and work through the same pattern at the same time! Looking deeper however, it can be whole lot more! A CAL can be an incredible experience, one that enables you to see many different versions of the same design. It also gives the opportunity for real time peer-to-peer assistance as you create, and that is some amazing interactive fun!
Have a problem? Stuck on a section? Simply ask in the crochet along chat and others are able to easily assist as all will be working on the same design! This is a great time and place to step outside your typical comfort zone and challenge your skill a little, while making friends and becoming part of a community of creative minds.
Dexter CAL Event Details!
The Dexter CAL will kick off in our community Discord on February 4th and run through February 28th! Make sure to head on over, even if you will be sitting out the Dexter event, as you are so very welcome to join in and become a part of our creative crew! It is amazing to watch all the different versions of the same amigurumi shown off with their unique spin!
You will need the Dexter the Dilophosaurus Crochet pattern!
If you prefer to follow written patterns, you can purchase a copy at Etsy, Ravelry, Lovecrafts & Ko-fi ! Dexter is an intermediate level pattern, with a couple trickier parts. With hands on help during the event he should be much easier to master.
Special CAL Deal
If you decide to join in and wish to grab the written PDF version to create from, save 50% off the individual PDF. Or grab the entire Legacy Cheerful Chameleon crochet pattern bundle! On sale through 2/14/22. Available on Etsy, Ravelry & Kofi * bundle & pattern sale not available in my lovecrafts shop
Dexter uses worsted weight (4) yarn, in 3-4 colors.
You are going to want to choose a main color yarn for his body, and a color for his claws (typically black or a darker hue). After that you will choose 1-2 colors for his head fan center! We will be using a weight 4 hook to create Dexter with this yarn weight.
As always, with any crochet pattern, the freedom of choosing yarns is part of the process. These are just what the pattern is created with in regards to yarn weighs to have it create as closely as intended. You can change up at will, just know that he may stand out from the crowd!
If you are using the recommended yarn weights, Dexter uses 18mm Cat pupil safety eyes. The eyes I have used are from Suncatcher Craft Eyes and you can shop the many choices here. Her dragon eye style is absolutely perfect for this darling dinosaur but I am sure he will look great in all!
If you have changed the yarn and hooks used, you will want to change to an eye size that will span across 4 rounds of stitches.
You will also need Stuffing & Stitch markers!
A special end of event bonus!
At the end of the event, every completed Dexter will count as an entry into a random drawing for one lucky name to win a $25 gift card of their choice of Etsy or Suncatcher Craft Eyes! In addition, up to 5 more names will be randomly drawn (based on amount of participants) . These names will win a free entry into the next community CAL event or a free Critteriffic Crochet Pattern of choice within 2022!
Our last CAL was so much fun, and I know this one will be just as exciting! Please stop by the Discord, and feel free to ask any questions you may have, or to see the full list of the info about this event!