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Once again I joined the amigurumi-making contest in Amigurumi-Challenge and this time, the challenge was to make a dinosaur. Either with your own pattern or adopting someone else's.

Well, if it's a dinosaur... I've already made one: Kaimon, my kawaii solution to the excessive green yarn problem. Hehehe! Remember the cutie? ^^

If it was allowed, I would've had him for my entry. He'd be a sure win! Bwahahaha! But rules are rules... I can only submit an amigurumi that's made within the contest month, which in this case was March. Oh well... C'est la vie! If life gives you lemons... You squeeze them back into life's eyes. Now that's a twist. Gumball's mom is so hardcore. ^^

Initially I didn't want to join since I've got tons of projects lined up. With my niece's birthday coming up and her mom's challenging gift request... Yah! There's a lot on my plate. Plus, I got no inspiration to make up a dino pattern. I was currently in a state of creative block. So instead of rainbows, unicorns, and chocolate waterfalls, there was a buzzing static in my head. Groan. -_- 

It all happened when I did my yarn inventory after buying sets of skeins for my upcoming projects (For some reason, doing yarn inventory is just as good as wearing a thinking hat. Imagine that. O_o). So I separated all the ones I'm going to use from the ones I'm putting in storage. When the PamplemousseParakeet, and Lettuce skeins got together in a pile I thought, "Huh! That's a cute combination... It reminds me of bubble gum. How about I crochet it into a small dinosaur? One with dark and light green stripes, and pink spikes... Yeah! A bubblegum dinosaur!!!" Then the crowd hoisted me on their shoulders and we did a parade, everyone cheered and applauded- Yah... That sounded less awkward in my head. Hahaha! OvO

Monaco Yarn Shade #50 - Parakeet (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #54 - Lettuce (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Pamplemousse (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Felt cloth:
           - Green
           - White
White thread
Fiberfill stuffing

Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 7-8: sc around (36)
Rnd 9-10: sc around (36)
Rnd 11: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 12: sc around (42)
Rnd 13-14: sc around (42)
Rnd 15-16: sc around (42)
Rnd 17: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 18: sc around (48)
Rnd 19-20: sc around (48)
Rnd 21: 6sc-dec (42)
Rnd 22: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 23: 4sc-dec (30)
Rnd 24: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 25: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 26: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 27: 1sc-dec (9)
FO, weave in ends
*Cut out green and white felt for the eyes
*Stitch mouth with white thread

Rnd 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, inc around (12)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 4: 2hdc, 1sc, inc, [3sc-inc] 4x, 2sc, 2hdc, sl
Leave tail for sewing

LEGS (2x)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: sc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: sc around (20)
Rnd 6-7: sc around (20)
FO, leave tail for sewing

ARMS (2x)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: inc around (8)
Rnd 3-4: sc around (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing

Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (10)
Rnd 5: 4sc-inc (12)
Rnd 6: 5sc-inc (14)
Rnd 7: 6sc-inc (16)
Rnd 8: 7sc-inc (18)
Rnd 9: 8sc-inc (20)
Rnd 10: 9sc-inc (22)
Rnd 11: 10sc-inc (24)
FO, leave tail for sewing

Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing

I just love his big, green, innocent eyes... I could "Aww!" the whole day. So cute I could melt.
Well that did it... I've turned into a big puddle. Hahaha!

Thank you yarn inventory for such an adorable inspiration. ^^

===> So the winners were just announced this morning (Apr. 2)... Guess what? I won! Woo-hoo! Well, not exactly first place and just a random selection but at least, a win is a win. I'm so happy! Hehehe -^.^- Read the details here in DeviantArt.

Copyright: Kaichi is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 

Disclaimer: Some of the photos I used are not mine and can be searched online


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