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Nautical Pete

Today my roommate's grandson celebrated his first birthday and had an uber mega-tastic bash. Of course I was invited, but sadly I had to take a rain check 'coz it's on the same weekend my nephew will celebrate his third birthday. Sigh! Life can have a messed up schedule sometimes. Unfortunate as it was, there was someone who was more than happy to take my place at the party... Say a sweet, dino sailor? ^^

For this project I reused Nicki Sandoval's dinosaur pattern as base. Remember my green yarn problem? That was how my sweet, cute Kaimon was born. Aaw! good times. ^^ So I tweaked it a little bit to have that maritime look, standing by the theme of the party: nautical slash under the sea. I named it Pete since it reminds me of the old Disney movie Pete's Dragon. I know the dragon's name is really Elliot and is not a dinosaur, but Pete sounds really cute and what's the difference? Both are over-sized lizards... Yah, that probably doesn't make sense, but I'm stubbornly sticking with Pete. XD

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Monaco Yarn Shade #50 - Parakeet (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #54 - Lettuce (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #10 - Chiffon (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #49 - Peacock (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #21 - Rose (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #31 - Flamingo (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Raven (1 skein) 
Crochet Hook - H8 (5 mm)
Black beads #16
Fiberfill stuffing


Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7-11: sc around (30)
Rnd 12: 15sc, 5inc, 10sc (35)
Rnd 13-18: sc around (35)
Rnd 19: [4sc-dec] 5x, 5sc (30)
Rnd 20: sc around (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Glue black beads to the head for the eyes
*Use Flamingo to embroider the blush and Raven for the smile


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: 5sc-inc (42)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (48)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (54)
Rnd 10-22: sc around (54)
Rnd 23: 7sc-dec (48)
Rnd 24: sc around (48)
Rnd 25: sc around (48)
Rnd 26: 6sc-dec (42)
Rnd 27-28: sc around (42)
Rnd 29: sc around(42)
Rnd 30: 5sc-dec (36)
Rnd 31-32: sc around (36)
Rnd33: sc around(36)
Rnd 34: 4sc-dec (30)
FO, weave in ends

ARMS (2x)

Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4-6: sc around (18)
Rnd 7-8: sc around (18)
Rnd 9-10: sc around (18)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (2x)

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 6-12: sc around (30)
FO, leave tail for sewing


Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: inc around (12)
Rnd 4-6: sc around (12)
Rnd 7: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 8-9: sc around (18)
Rnd 10: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 11-12: sc around (24)
Rnd 13: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 14-15: sc around (30)
Rnd 16: 4sc-inc (36)
Rnd 17: sc around (36)
Rnd 18: 5sc-inc (42)
FO, leave tail for sewing


Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (9)
Rnd 3: sc around (9)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (12)
Rnd 5: sc around (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing

For the bow tie I used a pattern I found in a Spanish website. My background to that language is zero to nothing so I have no idea who wrote it.

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But apparently I have enough to translate the pattern in English so yah, you're welcome. ^^

Row 1: sc on 2nd ch from hook, inc, ch1-turn (3)
Row 2: 2sc, inc, ch1-turn (4)
Row 3: inc, 3sc, ch1-turn (5)
Row 4-5: sc across, ch1-turn (5)
Row 6: skip 1st, 2sc, dec, ch1-turn (3)
Row 7: 1sc, dec, ch1-turn (2)
Row 8: inc, 1sc, ch1-turn (3)
Row  9: 1sc, 2inc, ch1-turn (5)
Row 10-12: sc across, ch1-turn (5)
Row 13: skip 1st, 2sc, dec, ch1-turn (3)
Row 14: 1sc, dec (2)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch two ends together
*Use the excess yarn to go around and shape the bow
*Attach to the body, right below the head

Originally, I wanted Pete to have the cute Smee look with the striped shirt and red hat. The adorable first mate. ^^ So I did the striped shirt alright, but at the last minute I decided against the hat and went with the bow tie instead. For some reason it didn't feel right... I have no idea why. Crocheter's instinct maybe? I don't know. I could be wrong, but as I see it, Nautical Pete is without a doubt the cutest sailor I've ever seen. Hahaha! I just hope the little boy I gave this to will think the same. ^^ 

Copyright: Nautical Pete is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Nicki Sandoval's Dinosaur pattern. 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 images are not mine and can be searched online


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